J.K. Dobbins Tears ACL: How It Impacts Fantasy, Gus Edwards & Ravens Offense
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Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins suffered a knee injury during the team’s third and final preseason game Saturday against Washington. The second-year back was carted off the field and subsequently ruled out for the remainder of the contest.
On Sunday, an MRI confirmed Dobbins suffered a torn ACL, ending his season before it officially began.
Dobbins, a second-round pick out of Ohio State, was integral for Baltimore all year long as a rookie in 2020.
He scored his first two touchdowns in Week 1 against the Browns and finished red-hot, notching double-digit carries and a score in his final six regular-season contests.
Dobbins was also useful in the passing game, posting a 75% catch rate for quarterback Lamar Jackson.
The Ravens are currently +1400 to win the Super Bowl at DraftKings, the third-shortest odds among AFC clubs.
Here’s what our fantasy expert think of the Dobbins’ situation, prior the official word for a Torn ACL:
Sean Koerner Instant Reaction
I’m ranking Gus Edwards RB29 right now (I’m factoring in a ~50/50 chance Dobbins is done for the season).
He would become the lead back, but his ceiling is limited because I don’t expect Gus to be too involved in the passing game. Justice Hill would pick up most of the receiving work and be the team’s No. 2 back; Ty’Son Williams would likely be the No. 3 back.
We still don’t know the extent of Dobbins’ injury. He’s probably worth a flier if he falls in the RB45 range. There’s a chance he escaped with a sprain, but we are all guessing at this point.
He’s not worth the risk any time before RB40.