RB - BAL - IR
Week 3 Outlook
J.K. Dobbins underwent a successful knee operation on Tuesday morning. The Ravens lead back will now have a long road to recovery as his torn ACL heals.
Dobbins was primed for a big year before the ACL injury ended his season before it even began. However, we have seen running backs come back from an ACL tear and still be very productive. So while he is an obvious drop in redraft leagues, there is still a good amount of value in Dobbins as a dynasty player.
Baltimore Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins (knee) has officially been placed on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR), per Adam Schefter.
Dobbins suffered a torn ACL after being tackled by two defenders during Saturday's win against the Washington Football Team. His absence in 2021 opens up the opportunity for Gus Edwards to be the Ravens' primary ball-carrier, while Lamar Jackson could also see an uptick in carries. If Edwards isn't as effective as the 5.0 YPC he averaged in 2020, offensive coordinator Greg Roman may emphasize short passes to tight end Mark Andrews and newly signed wideout Sammy Watkins as an extension of the running game.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins is out for the remainder of the 2021 season with a torn ACL.
With Dobbins now out for the season, the Ravens will turn to 4th-year runner Gus Edwards to maintain the workload. Last season, Edwards averaged 5.1 yards per carry as a top-40 fantasy option. He now is viewed as a surefire top-20 RB in fantasy formats.
NFL contributor Michael Lombardi is reporting that Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins is out for the season.
Dobbins was carted off the field after suffering a knee injury during Saturday's preseason game against the Washington Football team. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Dobbins suffered a season-ending knee injury. He will undergo an MRI on Sunday to confirm, but the Ravens fear Dobbins sustained an ACL tear, ending his 2021 season. This is a massive blow to the Ravens as Dobbins was set to have a vital role in the offense. Gus Edwards is expected to lead Baltimore’s rushing attack with Justice Hill and Ty’Son Williams also factoring into the mix. The Ravens could also add another running back for depth purposes. Stay tuned.
Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins (knee) had to be helped off the field by trainers after appearing to injure his knee being tackled on a screen pass.
An unfortunate situation for Dobbins and the Ravens in a relatively meaningless preseason Week 3. Dobbins had a hard time putting any weight on his leg as he exited the field with trainers. While we hope and pray for good news, Gus Edwards would be the primary beneficiary should Dobbins be forced to miss time in the regular season.