RB Gus Edwards - Baltimore Ravens
|6-1, 235||Born: 4-13-1995||College: Rutgers||Drafted: ---|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 2): Edwards is worth a stash in case Mark Ingram goes down
Week 14: at Buffalo Bills
FBG says: Good matchup. The Baltimore Ravens top the charts in virtually every rushing metric available through 12 games this season, leading the league in both measures of volume and efficiency, thanks to their diverse rushing attack. Lamar Jackson is perhaps the most prolific rushing quarterback of all time, and in the offense that offensive coordinator Greg Roman has designed, his rushing talents are maximized. Jackson has eclipsed 60 rushing yards in 10 out of 12 games this season, including at least 70 rushing yards in 8 straight games. In the backfield, Mark Ingram leads the way with about 13 carries per game while playing about 50-percent of the team's offensive snaps. Baltimore rotates personnel on and off of the field at all offensive skill positions, limiting Ingram's weekly production, but he is nearing in on a 1,000-yard season, as he averages nearly 70 rushing yards per game. The Ravens' offensive line is one of the best in the league, fostering an elite rushing environment for any and every player to carry the ball for the team. Buffalo's run defense has rarely been tested, defending the 8th-fewest rushing attempts in the NFL. However, their efficiency numbers are less-than-stellar, allowing 4.5 yards per carry, good for the 21st-best mark in the league, while allowing the 16th-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Since the Bills have played an exceptionally easy schedule and played with a lead for the majority of the season, opposing rushing attacks have seldom pushed the limits of Buffalo's run defense in 2019. The Bills' defensive personnel resembles merely an average run defense, aside from their pair of elite run-stopping safeties. Throughout the front-seven, Buffalo fields very few top-end run-defenders. Perhaps more important than the lack of elite talent is the lack of especially poor run-defenders throughout the front-seven, leaving no glaring weakness within the unit. Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer, Buffalo's starting safety duo, both have a nose for the football in run support. Hyde and Poyer grade as the team's top two run-stoppers, helping to prevent chunk plays on the ground throughout the first 12 games of the 2019 season. The Bills' defense will have its hands full in Week 14 against Baltimore's top-ranked run defense that has seemingly shredded every defense in their path thus far this season. Expect Baltimore to continue to move the ball down the field via their top-ranked rushing attack this weekend in a matchup between two likely playoff teams.
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
2019 Week 12 vs LAR (14 / 55 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards did not find as much success as Mark Ingram running the ball but played well. Edwards a pair of conversions in short yardage situations. Edwards followed a pulling Bradley Bozeman for a 10 yard gain off right tackle. Edwards ran through 3 tackles for an 11 yard gain up the middle. Edwards received almost as many carries as Ingram in part because a number of starters were pulled for the 4th quarter.
2019 Week 11 vs HOU (8 / 112 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards ended the game as the Ravens leading rusher thanks to two explosive plays. Edwards followed a great block from a pulling Nick Boyle and sprinted into the open field off left tackle for a 25 yard gain. Edwards showed off his impressive speed on the play. With the game well in hand Edwards went untouched for a 65 yard touchdown. Edwards got great blocks from Patrick Ricard and Miles Boykin. Edwards showed great vision and did a nice job of following his blocks. Edwards seems to have fresh legs and the Ravens may rely on their power back more as the season progresses.
2019 Week 9 vs NE (7 / 27 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards was effective as an inside runner and showed burst in the open field. Edwards pressed the hole inside before bouncing outside to beat two defenders on his way to a 13 yard touchdown. Edwards played second fiddle to Mark Ingram even after Ingram's fumble. Edwards ran hard and played well but may need an injury to see a larger role.
2019 Week 7 vs SEA (8 / 35 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards looked like the Ravens best running back against the Seahawks. Edwards got a nice block from Matt Skura at the second level allowing Edwards to get downhill and pick up 14 yards with a physical run. Edwards had a 9 yard carry negated by a holding penalty. Edwards got a nice block from Nick Boyle on the edge and gained 9 yards off left tackle. Edwards saw fewer carries than Ingram but the Ravens offense was most effective with Edwards in the game.
2019 Week 6 vs CIN (6 / 34 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards showed off his speed out racing two defenders to the edge and escaping down the sideline for 25 yards. Edwards is a handful to bring down when he gets a full head of steam. Edwards otherwise struggled to find room to run against the Bengals.
2019 Week 4 vs CLE (6 / 28 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards continues to look excellent on limited touches. With the Ravens passing game struggling in recent weeks the Ravens may rely even more heavily on their ground game. Edwards has been very efficient and if Ingram has another costly fumble it could lead to more touches for Edwards. If Ingram were to lose touches they would go to Edwards who has been playing very well in the same role as Ingram. Justice Hill would likely remain in his current role as a change of pace back.
2019 Week 3 vs KC (7 / 53 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards played his best game of the season against the Chiefs. Edwards had a 45 yard run negated by a questionable holding penalty. Edwards had back to back carries of 15 and 13 yards in the second half. Edwards looked big and powerful with surprising speed and agility for a man his size. Edwards rarely went down on first contact and always fell forward when he was brought down. Edwards also saw some involvement in the passing game which was encouraging.
2019 Week 1 vs MIA (17 / 56 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gus Edwards was frequently met at or near the line of scrimmage on a number of his carries. The Dolphins defense seemed to be keying on the fact that the Ravens are likely to call a running play when Edwards was in the game. Edwards gained 11 yards on his first carry following a block from Nick Boyle to the second level. Edwards got a carry from the two yard line but he was met at the line of scrimmage by Reshad Jones.
Latest NewsRavens | Gus Edwards runs for 55 yards (Mon Nov 25, 11:27 PM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards rushed 14 times for 55 yards in Week 12 against the Los Angeles Rams. link to story
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