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Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Date of Birth:  04/13/1995
Age:  27
Height  6'1"
Weight:   238
College:  Rutgers
Drafted:  2018 | Undrafted
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB


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Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Gus Edwards confirmed to tear ACL.

Edwards' season is over, making him the third Ravens running back in just the past couple of weeks to suffer a season-ending injury. 2020 undrafted runner Ty'Son Williams will now lead the Baltimore backfield in Week 1 against the Raiders, and former All-Pro Le'Veon Bell looms as a potential difference-maker. This is a tough break for Edwards, who was poised to be in the lead role. The only good news is that Edwards at least signed a nice contract extension earlier this year. Edwards should be 100% for the start of the 2022 season.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Gus Edwards suffered a potentially significant knee injury at practice, according to NFL Network.

Edwards and cornerback Marcus Peters were reportedly injured on back-to-back plays, and the team then stopped practice—leaving players "stunned." This would be the third major injury to Baltimore's running back room (J.K. Dobbins and Justice Hill are already done for the season), and fantasy owners need to rush to the waiver wire if Ty'Son Williams or Le'Veon Bell are still available. According to ESPN, the fear is a torn ACL, but it might be worth waiting to see if the injury is confirmed before dropping the bruising runner in redraft leagues.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

The Ravens signed Gus Edwards to a two-year extension.

Edwards is getting $10 million over the two years of the extension, so this is a very nice payday for the former undrafted free agent—and it indicates that Baltimore intends to use the bruising runner quite a bit over the next few seasons. This keeps Edwards with the Ravens through the 2023 season.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

The Ravens have tendered Gus Edwards at the second-round level.

Baltimore had a somewhat easy decision to bring back their bruising runner as a complement to J.K. Dobbins in 2021, and the rushing attack should be set with Justice Hill also potentially seeing an increased role with Mark Ingram gone. Especially if the Ravens are able to get a top wideout to open things up, Edwards will likely be an underrated FLEX in fantasy drafts this summer.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Gus Edwards rushed eight times for 23 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

Edwards didn't really get a chance to wear down Los Angeles in a game that Baltimore trailed throughout, as Lamar Jackson was forced to throw it 29 times. Teams will obviously have the next several months to better understand the Ravens' ground-and-pound attack, but Edwards showed enough this season that he should at least be drafted as a FLEX option in standard leagues over the summer.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Gus Edwards rushed 12 times for 76 yards in Sunday's win over Cleveland.

Baltimore continued their ground-and-pound attack to extend their season, as Edwards, Kenneth Dixon, and Lamar Jackson combined for 283 yards and two touchdowns on 44 attempts. The undrafted rookie didn't really see the field until Lamar Jackson took over as the starter, but he ended up breaking out with 137 carries for 718 yards (5.2 YPC) and two touchdowns in 11 games. Edwards should operate as the hammer for the Ravens next week against the Chargers.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Gus Edwards handles 15 touches in Week 16 win.

Edwards rushed 14 times for 92 yards, also adding a 13-yard reception. The undrafted rookie ripped off a couple big runs on Saturday night, as the Chargers were focused on not letting Lamar Jackson beat them with his legs. Edwards will be a quality RB2 option for the season finale against a vulnerable Cleveland run defense.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Gus Edwards scores in Ravens' Week 15 win.

Edwards carried 19 times for 104 yards and a touchdown in the home win against the Buccaneers. The touchdown came up the gut on a play Edwards has constantly been picking up positive yardage on, with the help of Lamar Jackson's speed stressing the defense on potential quarterback keepers. Edwards now has over 100 yards in three of his last five games, and he'll be a strong option in fantasy championship weeks this Saturday night against the Chargers.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Gus Edwards gets 16 carries against the Chiefs.

Edwards gained 67 yards on his 16 attempts in the Ravens' Week 14 loss. It felt like Edwards had more yardage than he did, but the Chiefs did a nice job of limiting him and not allowing any huge gains (his longest run was of 11 yards). Meanwhile, Kenneth Dixon had 59 yards and a touchdown on half as many carries, so there's a chance he takes a bigger role moving forward. Edwards will likely be the preferred fantasy option for the second week of the fantasy playoffs, though.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Gus Edwards gets 21 carries against the Falcons.

Edwards gained 82 yards on his 21 attempts versus Atlanta, as he continued to work as a strong inside runner that picked up positive yardage by getting up the field. The undrafted rookie running back didn't appear limited by the ankle injury he had coming into the game, and he now has 61 carries in the last three games. He'll be a stronger fantasy option with Lamar Jackson under-center, but Edwards should be in the RB2 mix next week against the Chiefs.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Gus Edwards (ankle) is officially active for the Ravens.

Edwards was officially listed as questionable entering the weekend, but there wasn’t much doubt he’d be out there today against the Falcons. Deion Jones returning to the lineup makes the Falcons more imposing, but you can safely insert Edwards into Week 13 fantasy lineups as an RB1/RB2 option after he ran for 115+ yards in each of the last two games.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Gus Edwards (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Week 13.

If the NFL still offered "probable" injury designations, Edwards would probably be listed as that. The undrafted rookie running back is fully expected to play against the Falcons, but check back in for his official game status on Sunday morning. The actives and inactives from the early games will be released at 11:30 AM ET.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Gus Edwards goes over 1oo yards for the second game in a row.

Drawing the start for Alex Collins (foot), Edwards rushed 23 times for 118 yards, as Baltimore again went to a ground-and-pound attack with Lamar Jackson under center. The rookie probably won't look back from holding onto the job, so Edwards should remain a low-end RB2/FLEX option the rest of the way, including next week in Atlanta.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Gus Edwards goes for 115 yards and a score in win over the Bengals.

In an out-of-nowhere performance, Edwards carried the ball 17 times for 115 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown, as he and fellow rookie Lamar Jackson combined for 44 carries and over 200 yards to get Baltimore to 5-5. The Ravens probably feel most comfortable with Edwards running up the middle on options and designed keepers for Jackson, so he becomes an immediate waiver priority heading into a matchup with the Raiders. We should keep in mind that it was only one game—because he carries definite risk—but Edwards could suddenly be a low-end RB2/FLEX option.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Gus Edwards handles one carry in Week 9 loss.

It went for ten yards. Edwards will probably be Baltimore's No. 4 runner after the bye week with Ty Montgomery expected to make his team debut.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Gus Edwards rushed twice for 12 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

He also added a seven-yard reception. Edwards isn't a recommended fantasy option behind Alex Collins and Javorius Allen heading into a huge game against the Steelers.

Gus Edwards | Ravens RB

Gus Edwards run well in NFL debut.

Edwards got a chance on the 53-man roster after De'Lance Turner was placed on injured reserve, and the undrafted rookie took advantage with ten carries for 42 yards. Meanwhile Alex Collins had 19 carries for 54 yards and two touchdowns and Javorius Allen had one carry for one yard (and three receptions for 18 yards). Edwards isn't a highly-recommended pickup yet, but he's certainly someone to keep an eye on moving forward.