Gus Edwards

Gus Edwards

26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Baltimore Ravens
IR
Injury Knee - ACL
Est. Return 3/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
As part of the Ravens' relentless running game, Edwards has averaged 5.0 to 5.3 yards per carry every season while compiling 711 to 723 rushing yards. However, his overall production ticked up in 2020 thanks to career highs in rushing touchdowns and receiving yards (albeit on only nine catches). There's no subterfuge to Edwards' running style. He takes the ball, bursts through the first hole he sees and then keeps his legs churning through contact until he's finally dragged down. The 26-year-old was once again among the league leaders in percentage of his carries taken between the tackles (87.1 percent) in 2020, with only Latavius Murray, Wayne Gallman, Ronald Jones and Joshua Kelley bouncing plays outside at a lower rate. The Rutgers product was expected to remain a productive chain mover and even looked on track to get his shot under the spotlight after teammate J.K. Dobbins suffered an ACL tear during the preseason, but Edwards' own availability is suddenly in question. Edwards sustained what appeared to be a serious non-contact knee injury in a Sept. 9 practice, putting him at risk not only to miss Week 1, but perhaps the entire season. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $9 million contract with the Ravens in June of 2021.
Placed on IR
RBBaltimore Ravens
Knee - ACL
September 10, 2021
Edwards (knee) will be placed on injured reserve by the Ravens.
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After previously losing both J.K. Dobbins (knee) and Justice Hill (Achilles) to season-ending injuries, Edwards is the latest Baltimore back to hit IR. In the wake of the team's string of backfield injuries, Latavius Murray is poised to join the Ravens' active roster alongside Ty'Son Williams and Trenton Cannon, while Le'Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman are candidates to be elevated from the team's practice squad.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Edwards is perhaps the preeminent example of a back being the right fit for an offense. On another team, his lack of wiggle and bulldozer running style - not to mention his lack of receiving skills - might restrict him to a short-yardage role or even practice squad status. In Baltimore, Edwards offers an ideal complement to the threat posed by Lamar Jackson in the open field, and he's averaged more than five yards per carry as the guy who punches the defense in the face when it's expecting a dance. Edwards' success is also based on him knowing his limitations, and no back in the league bounced a lower percentage of their runs outside the tackles last season. That success won't save his spot on the depth chart, though. Mark Ingram remains the starter, and the surprise addition of J.K. Dobbins in the second round of this year's draft gives the Ravens a younger, more talented option for that smash-mouth role. Edwards should still thrive in offensive coordinator Greg Roman's scheme when he gets the ball, but it will be tough to reach triple-digit carries again.
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.
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Diagnosed with torn ACL
RBBaltimore Ravens
Knee - ACL
September 9, 2021
Edwards sustained a confirmed torn ACL during Thursday's practice, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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ACL tear feared
RBBaltimore Ravens
Knee
September 9, 2021
Both Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relay that the Ravens fear that Edwards suffered a torn ACL during Thursday's practice.
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Suffers knee injury
RBBaltimore Ravens
Knee
September 9, 2021
Edwards suffered a knee injury in practice Thursday that the team fears is season-ending, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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In line for expanded role
RBBaltimore Ravens
August 29, 2021
With the expectation that J.K. Dobbins is likely to miss the coming campaign with a knee injury, Edwards is poised to lead Baltimore's backfield heading into the 2021 regular season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Replaces injured Dobbins
RBBaltimore Ravens
August 28, 2021
Edwards took two carries for 27 yards in Saturday's preseason game against Washington, while teammate J.K. Dobbins left early with a knee/leg injury, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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