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Edwards signed with the Chargers this offseason, and he's expected to open the year as the No. 1 running back in Los Angeles. Edwards is worth drafting as a high-end No. 3 Fantasy running back as early as Round 7 in the majority of leagues, with his value higher in non-PPR formats. He'll compete with J.K. Dobbins and rookie Kimani Vidal for touches, but Edwards should lead the team in carries, rushing yards and touchdowns if he stays healthy. And this is a favorable situation to play for Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who was with Edwards in Baltimore as well. Edwards, 29, set career highs in 2023 with the Ravens in carries (198), rushing yards (810), rushing touchdowns (13), receptions (12) and receiving yards (180). He's unlikely to become a threat in the passing game, but Edwards could have another big season on the ground. He has the potential to be a top-24 running back in all leagues.

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2023 810 4.09 13 2 12 180 1659.7
2022 433 4.98 3 1 556.1
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  • Chargers' Gus Edwards: Injured, should be ready for camp

    Coach Jim Harbaugh said Thursday that Edwards (undisclosed) worked to the side with trainers during mandatory minicamp and that there's a "high possibility" he will be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp, Kris Rhim of ESPN.com reports. Edwards' injury details remain undisclosed, and while it doesn't currently appear that the Chargers are seriously worried about his status, fantasy managers would certainly prefer for the 29-year-old not to be nicked up at this stage of the offseason. Harbaugh also revealed that Edwards wasn't present for voluntary OTAs. Following the departure of Austin Ekeler, Edwards appears to have a clear path to the No. 1 backfield gig to begin the 2024 season, health permitting. J.K. Dobbins, rookie sixth-rounder Kimani Vidal, and 2022 fourth-rounder Isaiah Spiller are all also options to compete for work. If Edwards ends up missing significant time this offseason, leaving first-team reps up for grabs, that could pave the way to a true backfield committee forming.
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  • Chargers' Gus Edwards: Projected lead back

    Following the recent NFL Draft, Edwards profiles as the Chargers' lead back as the 2024 season approaches, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. In the wake of the offseason departure of prior lead back Austin Ekeler, the Chargers backfield has undergone an overhaul, with Edwards and J.K. Dobbins -- both former Ravens -- arriving via free agency and Kimani Vidal through this year's draft, joining returnee Isaiah Spiller, a 2022 fourth-rounder. In that context, Popper suggests that Edwards, who GM Joe Hortiz described as a "bell cow" back in March, is in line to get the bulk of the team's work out of the gate this season as Dobbins bounces back from his Achilles' injury and Vidal and Spiller make their cases to carve out complementary roles in the Los Angeles offense.
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  • Chargers' Gus Edwards: Headed west to L.A.

    Edwards has agreed to a two-year deal with the Chargers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The pending deal is set to reunite Edwards with former Ravens and current Chargers assistant Greg Roman. In 17 regular-season games with Baltimore in 2023, Edwards carried 198 times for 810 yards and 13 TDs to go along with 12 catches for 180 yards. With Los Angeles, the Rutgers product -- who turns 29 next month -- seems destined to carve out a significant early-down role, though the composition of the Chargers backfield at this stage is TBD, given that Austin Ekeler is slated to become an unrestricted free agent.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Discussing deal with Ravens

    GM Eric DeCosta said Tuesday that the Ravens and Edwards are already discussing a new contract, Clifton Brown and Ryan Mink of the team's official website report. Edwards can become a free agent but might end up re-signing before that happens. If so, it wouldn't necessarily prevent the Ravens from signing one of the big-name RBs available in free agency, though it would at least marginally decrease the odds of that happening. The team also has Justice Hill and Keaton Mitchell (torn ACL) under contract for 2024, though the former mostly played special teams before last season and the latter might not be ready for Week 1. DeCosta also suggested that he'd still have interest in re-signing J.K. Dobbins, who is rehabbing an Achilles' tear after playing only nine games combined the past three seasons.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Role slips in postseason

    Edwards rushed the ball 10 times for 40 yards in Saturday's 34-10 win over the Texans. He added one reception on two targets for minus-1 yard. Edwards was out-touched and gained by Justice Hill in the blowout win. He still maintained his role near the goal line, though he was stuffed on an attempt from the two-yard line early in the second quarter, only to have Lamar Jackson throw for a score one play later. Much like the regular season, Edwards' fantasy value will come down to his ability to find the end zone, particularly as it now appears that Hill has an upper hand for work outside the red zone.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Poor fantasy output Saturday

    Edwards rushed 10 times for 48 yards with a lost fumble and was not targeted as a receiver in Sunday's 17-10 loss to Pittsburgh. Edwards performed well on a per-carry basis, but his fantasy line suffered from a lack of touchdowns coupled with a fumble in the fourth quarter of Saturday's loss. Backup Melvin Gordon also coughed up the rock earlier in the contest, giving both teams two turnovers on eight combined loose balls in slick conditions at M&T Bank Stadium. Edwards' 10 carries finished ahead of the aforementioned Gordon (seven) and Justice Hill (zero), putting the veteran Edwards on track to lead the Ravens' backfield committee in the AFC divisional round.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Solid numbers in Week 17 win

    Edwards rushed 16 times for 68 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' 56-19 win over the Dolphins on Sunday. Edwards led the Ravens in rushing yards, and although he wasn't involved at all in the passing game, he made up for it with his 13th touchdown of the campaign on a one-yard run just after the halfway point of the second quarter. Justice Hill provided the explosive plays for Baltimore's ground game Sunday, but Edwards played his usual role of early-down grinder with aplomb. Both players could be rested altogether in Week 18 against the Steelers, however, considering the Ravens clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC with Sunday's rout.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Keeps finding end zone

    Edwards rushed the ball nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 33-19 win over the 49ers. He also recorded one reception (on one target) for 39 yards. Edwards took a back seat to Justice Hill in overall opportunities in the absence of Keaton Mitchell (knee), but he still managed one of his more productive games from a yardage perspective. He delivered in his typical goal-line role by plunging into the end zone from one yard away early in the second quarter. Uncharacteristically, Edwards also delivered as a pass catcher on a 39-yard catch-and-run just after halftime, though he was denied the end zone from five yards away one play later. It appears that Edwards has moved into a timeshare in the backfield with Hill, though he's almost certain to hold on to goal-line opportunities, maintaining his fantasy appeal.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Sleeper RBs

    We'll see if the 49ers get Arik Armstead (ankle) and Javon Hargrave (hamstring) back for Week 16 against the Ravens, but both were missed in Week 15 against Arizona. James Conner, Emari Demercado and Michael Carter combined for 21 carries for 177 yards and two touchdowns against San Francisco, and the Ravens could look to lean on Edwards in this matchup on the road. He'll be the main running back with Keaton Mitchell (ACL) out for the season, and Edwards has scored a touchdown in six of his past eight games, with 10 touchdowns over that span. I don't mind Edwards as a flex option in Week 16, especially if Armstead and Hargrave remain out for the 49ers.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Sleepers (Start/Sit)

    We'll see if the 49ers get Arik Armstead (ankle) and Javon Hargrave (hamstring) back for Week 16 against the Ravens, but both were missed in Week 15 against Arizona. James Conner, Emari Demercado and Michael Carter combined for 21 carries for 177 yards and two touchdowns against San Francisco, and the Ravens could look to lean on Edwards in this matchup on the road. He'll be the main running back with Keaton Mitchell (ACL) out for the season, and Edwards has scored a touchdown in six of his past eight games, with 10 touchdowns over that span. I don't mind Edwards as a flex option in Week 16, especially if Armstead and Hargrave remain out for the 49ers.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Gets 11th TD as Mitchell goes down

    Edwards rushed 16 times for 58 yards and a touchdown while catching his only target for 11 yards in Sunday's 23-7 win over the Jaguars. Edwards came just short of scoring his 11th touchdown of the season on a second-quarter carry by the goal line. He was brought down just outside the end zone, and a post-play personal foul moved Baltimore's offensive back 15 yards, setting the stage for a 16-yard touchdown pass from Lamar Jackson to Isaiah Likely on the next play. Edwards made no mistake with his next goal-line opportunity in the fourth quarter, powering in a one-yard touchdown run to extend Baltimore's lead to 17-7. After scoring nine touchdowns in a five-game span, Edwards rushed just 14 times for 41 yards without a touchdown over the next two games, but he bounced back while handling his heaviest workload since Week 8. Edwards could continue to see elevated usage against the 49ers in Week 16, as fellow running back Keaton Mitchell (knee) exited in the fourth quarter of Sunday's win with what looked like a serious injury.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Held to 15 yards

    Edwards rushed the ball six times for 15 yards in Sunday's 37-31 win over the Rams. Edwards continued to see his role slip relative to Keaton Mitchell, as his six carries were his lowest mark since Week 9 and his 15 yards were his fewest from scrimmage this season. Edwards will likely maintain the goal-line role, though Lamar Jackson threw for three long touchdowns in Sunday's victory, so touches near the goal line were very limited. Given the emergence of Mitchell, it will be difficult to trust Edwards down the stretch of the campaign.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: RBs to Sit

    Edwards remains in a three-headed committee for the Ravens with Keaton Mitchell and Justice Hill, and Week 12 at the Chargers was a reminder of the pitfalls in trusting Edwards based on his lack of consistent work. He had eight carries for 26 yards and no touchdowns against the Chargers, which snapped his five-game streak of scoring a touchdown (he had 10 touchdowns over that span), and one catch for 11 yards on one target. He could always fall into the end zone again in Week 14 against the Rams, but Los Angeles is No. 7 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs. The Rams also have not allowed a rushing touchdown in three games in a row, and only five running backs have scored against them this season.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Loses ground in backfield split

    Edwards rushed the ball eight times for 26 yards in Sunday's 20-10 win over the Chargers. He added one catch on one reception for 11 yards. Edwards was limited to single-digit carries for only the third time this season, as Lamar Jackson and Keaton Mitchell both outpaced him. The loss of work to Mitchell is particularly concerning, as the rookie has generally been a more efficient runner than Edwards, and he could become more incorporated into the offense down the stretch. Even if that's the case, Edwards should retain his goal-line role, giving him a decent chance to find the end zone on a weekly basis. In fact, Edwards has scored at least one touchdown in five straight games prior to being shut out of the end zone Sunday.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Two more touchdowns in win

    Edwards rushed 12 times for 62 yards and two touchdowns and brought in both targets for eight yards in the Ravens' 34-20 win over the Bengals on Thursday night. Edwards remained the Ravens' top back in the big divisional win, although rookie Keaton Mitchell appears to have clearly moved into the No. 2 role after logging eight carries to Justice Hill's one. Edwards' touchdown barrage shows no sign of abating, as he crossed the goal line on three-yard scoring runs in the first and fourth quarter to push his season total to a career-high 10. Edwards has eight of those scores in the last four games alone, keeping his fantasy stock robust despite what is typically a minimal passing game role heading into a Week 12 road matchup against the Chargers on Sunday night, Nov. 26.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Sleepers (Start/Sit)

    While Keaton Mitchell is definitely the flashy new toy, and hopefully he continues to get more work moving forward, don't forget about the Gus Bus. Edwards remains the lead running back for the Ravens, and he has seven rushing touchdowns in his past four games, including three outings over that span with at least 17.2 PPR points. He already had a solid game against the Bengals in Week 2 with 10 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown, and Cincinnati has allowed a running back to score at least 12.7 PPR points in five of its past six games, including five rushing touchdowns over that span. Edwards is worth starting as a No. 2 running back in all leagues, and Mitchell is a flex option. He's turned 14 total touches over the past two games against Seattle and Cleveland into 34 PPR points, which is amazing.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Remains lead back

    Edwards rushed the ball 11 times for 24 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-31 loss to the Browns. He added one catch for four yards. Though Keaton Mitchell has proven to be the more explosive player, Edwards remained the lead back in Baltimore and out-touched Mitchell by a 12-4 margin. Edwards was largely unremarkable with the opportunity, though he did manage to fall into the end zone from one yard away early in the fourth quarter. He now has at least one touchdown in four consecutive games, and though his grip on the lead-back role may be tenuous, Edwards will likely remain the short-yardage option at a minimum.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Bust Alert (Start/Sit)

    Edwards has been awesome the past three weeks against Detroit, Arizona and Seattle with at least 17.2 PPR points in each of those games. He has six touchdowns over that span, and he'll likely need to score this week against the Browns to help his Fantasy production. Edwards already faced Cleveland in Week 4 and had 15 carries for 48 yards and two catches for 1 yard on three targets. The Browns are No. 4 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs, with just two rushing touchdowns allowed to the position, and this is a tough matchup to trust Edwards. Along with that, we could see Edwards sharing touches with Keaton Mitchell and Justice Hill after Mitchell's breakout game in Week 9 against Seattle. This could get messy, and Edwards is just a flex option at best in Week 10.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: RBs to Sit (Start/Sit)

    Edwards has been awesome the past three weeks against Detroit, Arizona and Seattle with at least 17.2 PPR points in each of those games. He has six touchdowns over that span, and he'll likely need to score this week against the Browns to help his Fantasy production. Edwards already faced Cleveland in Week 4 and had 15 carries for 48 yards and two catches for 1 yard on three targets. The Browns are No. 4 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs, with just two rushing touchdowns allowed to the position, and this is a tough matchup to trust Edwards. Along with that, we could see Edwards sharing touches with Keaton Mitchell and Justice Hill after Mitchell's breakout game in Week 9 against Seattle. This could get messy, and Edwards is just a flex option at best in Week 10.
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  • Ravens' Gus Edwards: Another multi-touchdown week

    Edwards rushed the ball five times for 52 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 37-3 win over Seattle. Edwards saw four of his five touches in the first half, splitting carries evenly with Justice Hill and Keaton Mitchell. He saw only one rush attempt in the final two quarters, though it was unclear whether that was due to Baltimore's significant lead, or if he is losing ground in the running-back competition. Even with the limited workload, Edwards found the end zone twice to tally his second consecutive multi-touchdown game. Even if his volume fluctuates, it appears his role at the goal line remains secure.
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