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Mark Ingram II to be a part of 'four-headed monster' for Ravens

by Dave Kluge | Ravens Correspondent | Wed, Apr 29th 8:07pm EDT

Ravens' General Manager Eric DeCosta said that he expects the Ravens to use all four running backs next year, stating "we've got the four running backs and they all do different things well." (Baltimore Ravens)

Fantasy Impact:

Just months after setting the all-time rushing record for a team, the Ravens used their second round pick on J.K. Dobbins out of Ohio State. Even though Mark Ingram was the lead back last season, his 202 carries were only good for 20th in the league on a team that ran the ball more than anyone else. For comparison, quarterback Lamar Jackson's 176 carries landed him at 23rd overall while he also accumulated more yards. The Ravens ran the ball 98 more times than any other team in the league last year, and adding an explosive back like Dobbins just gives them the opportunity to keep the pace into 2020. Gus Edwards had 133 carries last season and Justice Hill had 58, so the Ravens aren't afraid to spread the ball among their committee. That being said, Ingram had 46 red zone touches compared to 37 combined between Edwards and Hill. Ingram's established role as the goal line back gives him more value than any other running back in Baltimore, but expect Dobbins to get a healthy dose of opportunity as a rookie as well. Dobbins is certainly an intriguing sleeper while Edwards and Hill should only be handcuffed for Ingram owners.

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