Gus Edwards
Gus Edwards
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Baltimore Ravens
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Undrafted out of Rutgers last year, Edwards started his rookie campaign on the practice squad before eventually making his NFL debut Week 6. It wasn't until after the Ravens' bye week and Alex Collins' season-ending foot injury that Edwards moved into a significant role, exploding for 233 rushing yards and a touchdowns in his first two starts to seize the lead job for good down the stretch. His rise coincided with Lamar Jackson's, and Edwards' no-nonsense, bruising running style proved to be an important component in the team's improvisational, option-driven, run-heavy offense. But he doesn't offer much in the way of speed or elusiveness, and he showed almost nothing as a receiver, limiting him to early downs. Edwards' role is set to diminish with Mark Ingram arriving from the Saints and speedy fourth-round pick Justice Hill joining a backfield that also includes holdover Kenneth Dixon. Even so, Edwards should still get his chance to carve out some carries. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $570,000 contract with the Ravens in April of 2019.
Working with starters
RBBaltimore Ravens
June 7, 2019
Edwards said he still takes practice reps with the starters on offense, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Despite averaging 5.2 yards on 137 carries as an undrafted rookie, Edwards will need to fight for his work after the Ravens signed Mark Ingram and used a fourth-round pick on Justice Hill. The team also returns Kenneth Dixon, who averaged 5.6 yards on 60 carries last year and has shown some pass-catching utility in the past. Edwards said he reduced his body fat from nine percent to six percent in an effort to become more versatile for his second pro campaign, per Clifton Brown of the Ravens' official website. He was strictly an up-the-middle grinder in 2018, catching two passes in 11 games while leading all qualified rushers with 90.2 percent of his carries going between the tackles.
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How do Gus Edwards' 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
8.0%
 
Positive Run %
92.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
49.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.6
 
Rushing TD %
1.5%
 
Touches Per Game
12.6
 
% Snaps w/Touch
48.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.01
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
0.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.5
 
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Signs ERFA tender
RBBaltimore Ravens
April 15, 2019
Edwards has signed his tender with the Ravens, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Slides to backup role
RBBaltimore Ravens
March 14, 2019
The Ravens signed Mark Ingram to join Edwards and Kenneth Dixon in the backfield, ESPN.com reports.
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No. 1 back in Baltimore
RBBaltimore Ravens
February 27, 2019
Coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday that Edwards is the Ravens' No. 1 running back "right now," Ryan Mink of the team's official site reports.
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Struggles with efficiency in loss
RBBaltimore Ravens
January 6, 2019
Edwards rushed eight times for 23 yards in the Ravens' 23-17 wild-card loss to the Chargers on Sunday.
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Excels with moderate workload
RBBaltimore Ravens
December 30, 2018
Edwards carried the ball 12 times for 76 yards in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Browns.
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