RB Gus Edwards - Baltimore Ravens
|6-1, 235||Born: 4-13-1995||College: Rutgers||Drafted: ---|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Gus Edwards's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 18 vs LAC (8 / 23 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards was a nonfactor in the game against the Chargers. The Chargers made it a point not to allow Edwards to find chunks of yardage up the middle as he had done so effectively for weeks. Edwards was often hit at or behind the line of scrimmage and rarely found room to run.
2018 Week 17 vs CLE (12 / 76 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards continues to play at a very high level. The Browns made special defensive adjustments to try and slow down Edwards up the middle with some success. Edwards still consistently gained positive yardage up the middle and was still able to create some big plays. Edwards knifed his way through a tiny hole at the line of scrimmage and showed great feet keeping his balance through contact to gain 24. Edwards found a crease up the middle behind Marshal Yanda and exploded for 18 yards. Edwards followed a nice block from Maxx Williams and shook off an arm tackle for 12 yards.
2018 Week 16 vs LAC (14 / 92 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards split work with Kenneth Dixon and played very well. Edwards continues to implement his no nonsense style with great success. Edwards should continue to dominate the early down and short yardage work. Edwards making a catch is promising and is hopefully a sign of how he will be used in the future. Edwards ran through a huge hole up the middle of the Chargers defense on the Ravens first offensive play for 44 yards. Edwards showed off his speed on his longest run of the season. Edwards caught a check down from Jackson and got up field for 13 yards.
2018 Week 15 vs TB (19 / 104 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards functioned as the Ravens bell cow against the Buccaneers. Edwards ran hard and got more effective as the game progressed. Edwards struggled to find room to run in the 1st quarter but had a huge 4th quarter to compensate. Edwards split work with Kenneth Dixon but remains the Ravens favorite early down back. Edwards continues to shine in short yardage situations as well. Edwards followed a nice block from Maxx Williams off right tackle on his way to a 10 yard touchdown. Gus Edwards totaled 53 yards on 6 carries on the Ravens final possession chewing up 7 minutes of game clock to help seal the victory. Edwards had a 26 yard run featuring a beautiful cut back at the line of scrimmage to reverse fields.
2018 Week 14 vs KC (16 / 67 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards led the Ravens backfield in touches but Edwards was out played by Kenneth Dixon. Expect Edwards to continue to shoulder the majority of the early down work but Dixon could become the more valuable fantasy asset. Edwards played well and ran hard. Edwards consistently gained positive yardage and won collisions at the second level. Edwards followed a nice block from a pulling James Hurst and burst up the middle for 10.
2018 Week 13 vs ATL (21 / 82 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards now finds himself as part of a 3 headed committee with the return of Kenneth Dixon and the emergence of Ty Montgomery. Edwards is rarely targeted a a receiver but expect him to continue to dominate the early down work. Edwards is not flashy but he is very physical, reliable, and consistent. Edwards is almost never dropped for a loss and gets stronger as the game progresses. Against the Falcons Edwards consistently picked up gains of 4 and 5 yards on early downs to keep the offense on track. Edwards was also excellent in short yardage situations showing good vision to find a hole with a cutback. On the Ravens first offensive play Edwards found 9 yards up the middle running behind Marshal Yanda who pancaked his man.
2018 Week 12 vs OAK (23 / 118 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards handled a full workload with Alex Collins sidelined with a foot injury. Edwards was very decisive and consistent on his carries. Edwards was rarely met at or behind the line of scrimmage and consistently gained 4 yards on his first down carries to keep the offense on track. Edwards followed a nice block at the second level from Matt Skura and slipped through two tackles on his way to a 19 yard gain. Edwards had 7 carries for 33 yards on the Ravens' opening possession of the second half. The Ravens noticed their game plan wasn't working and shifted their focus to Edwards and the run game. The Ravens gave Edwards a rest late in the game and allowed Ty Montgomery to close out the game in the 4 minute offense.
2018 Week 11 vs CIN (17 / 115 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards was the Ravens most effective and decisive runner against the Bengals and took over as the Ravens' lead back. Edwards split carries with Alex Collins early in the game but his strong play earned him additional snaps and touches. Edwards became the Ravens featured back in the second half. It is not entirely clear if the Ravens preferred using Edwards because of their gameplan, because of his chemistry with Lamar Jackson, or because of Collins' recent inefficiency. Edwards looked the part of a lead back and showed the ability to run through contact and to get up field in a hurry. Edwards made a man miss with a nice side step move and followed a block from Patrick Ricard for 12 yards. Edwards took a zone read handoff from Jackson and followed a beautiful block by Alex Lewis into the second level for 15 yards. Edwards followed a block from Marshal Yanda and showed impressive balance on a gain of 17. Edwards ran through an arm tackle and followed nice blocks at the second level on his way to an 11 yard touchdown. Edwards burst through a huge hole on 3rd and short for a gain of 15.
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