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What's Going to Happen in the Baltimore Backfield? - Footballguys

The Footballguys staff offers thoughts on the Baltimore running back situation

Baltimore has one of many backfields where the roles are not clearly defined. Since running back is one of the most important positions in fantasy football, it's wise to get as clear a picture as possible on every backfield.

The Ravens were a team many expected to add a running back in the 2018 NFL Draft. Then they didn't, which indicates the team is happy with their backfield. But how does it shake out? Is Alex Collins the unquestioned workhorse on first and second downs? Can Javorius Allen and/or Kenneth Dixon eat into Collins' touches? Who is the primary third-down back?

Daniel Simpkins: Few players who end up on a new team so late in the process can make the most of that change of scenery. Alex Collins certainly is one who converted on his opportunity and figures to be the starter. He is still being dramatically undervalued, and with the potential this team has to improve, I think that's a large oversight by fantasy players.

I still believe in the talent of Kenneth Dixon; I just don't know how the coaching staff feels about him at this point. Injuries and suspensions can put you in the doghouse with coaches, and Dixon has experienced both. He's clearly the number three option behind Alex Collins and Javorius Allen entering training camp. He'll have to earn back the number two role and hope Collins struggles to be fantasy relevant this year.

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