RB - BAL - IR
Week 4 Outlook
Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins is expected to have surgery on Friday for his torn Achilles.
Dobbins underwent testing after Sunday’s game that confirmed he suffered a torn Achilles against Houston. Dobbins is set to be a free agent in 2024 and is coming off consecutive season ending injuries, so his path to securing a long-term contract has become increasingly more difficult. The 26-year-old is reportedly targeting a six month recovery timeline, similar to Cam Akers two seasons ago. Fantasy managers should expect the Ravens to add a veteran running back in the coming days.
J.K. Dobbins tore his Achilles in the Ravens season opener against Houston. The running back went down early on in the second half and did not return.
It’s a brutal blow for Dobbins, who was trying to secure a contract extension before the start of the season. The talented back has had an injury-riddled career and his road to a meaningful contract has gotten much more difficult if not completely evaporated. Baltimore will likely add a veteran free-agent running back in the coming days.
Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins is feared to have suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday's game against the Houston Texans, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Dobbins is having an MRI to confirm.
Dobbins returned from a devastating knee injury in 2022, did not look like his old self initially, but then finished the season strong. The Ravens did not invest any significant resources to the RB position this offseason, leading many to believe Dobbins was fully healthy and ready for a bounce-back season in Todd Monken's new-look offense in Baltimore. Now, it looks like Dobbins will be rehabbing another severe injury -- one many players struggle to ever fully recover from -- while simultaneously becoming a free agent. With Dobbins out, the Ravens are likely to lean on RBs Gus Edwards and Justice Hill but could look outside the organization for a RB such as Kareem Hunt, Leonard Fournette, or even Colts RB Jonathan Taylor.
Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins is questionable to return after suffering an ankle injury.
Dobbins limped off the field after being tackled in the open field and had to be helped to the locker room. The Ravens should release more information on the injury soon. Fantasy managers should expect Gus Edwards and Justice Hill to see more work out of the Ravens’ backfield.
J.K. Dobbins will have no limitations for the Baltimore Ravens in the team’s Week 1 contest against the Houston Texans Sunday.
Dobbins will look to capitalize on an extremely favorable Week 1 matchup a full year recovered from ACL surgery. The running back will likely receive a majority of the backfield touches for head coach John Harbaugh, offering RB1 upside to invested fantasy owners.