Gus Edwards
Gus Edwards
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Baltimore Ravens
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $660,000 contract with the Ravens in March of 2020.
Puts pen to paper on tender
RBBaltimore Ravens
July 28, 2020
Edwards signed his exclusive rights tender with the Ravens on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Edwards has impressed with his reps through two seasons, averaging 25.5 offensive snaps per game en route to consecutive 700-yard campaigns on the ground. Overall, he's averaged 5.3 YPC and earned 29 red-zone carries in 27 contests. The Ravens nonetheless nabbed J.K. Dobbins in the second round of April's draft, creating a three-headed monster with Justice Hill in the backfield behind starter Mark Ingram. Edwards' experience and production could help him remain in the RB rotation, but he may be hard-pressed to match his pro workload (10 carries per game) to date.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Gus Edwards' 2019 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 %
16.5%
 
Positive Run %
88.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
57.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.1
 
Rushing TD %
1.5%
 
Touches Per Game
8.8
 
% Snaps w/Touch
34.8%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.01
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
1.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.0
 
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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.
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Affected by Dobbins pick
RBBaltimore Ravens
April 27, 2020
Edwards' role with the team could take a hit after the Ravens drafted Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins in the second round, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Retained for 2020
RBBaltimore Ravens
March 16, 2020
Edwards will remain with the Ravens after the team placed a contract tender on the exclusive rights free agent.
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Underutilized in shocking loss
RBBaltimore Ravens
January 14, 2020
Edwards saw three carries for 20 yards in the divisional-round loss to the Titans.
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Could see bigger role Saturday
RBBaltimore Ravens
January 9, 2020
Edwards could be leaned on out of the Ravens' backfield Saturday against the Titans if Mark Ingram (calf) is limited or sidelined, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Piles up 132 scrimmage yards
RBBaltimore Ravens
December 29, 2019
Edwards carried 21 times for 130 yards and caught one of two targets for two additional yards during Sunday's 28-10 win over the Steelers.
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