RB - BAL
Former Ohio State RB J.K. Dobbins, the No. 55 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, has signed his rookie deal with the Baltimore Ravens.
It’s official now, Dobbins is under contract with the Ravens for four years. He’ll undoubtedly get an opportunity to showcase his abilities on a high-powered offense, but will he be fully unleashed this season with Mark Ingram II still in town? Only time will tell, but fantasy owners should be jumping all over Dobbins in dynasty leagues. Temper expectations this season however, as the Ravens have shown a propensity to use multiple backs throughout the last few years.
Ravens GM Eric DeCosta views second-round pick RB J.K. Dobbins as an “extremely durable three-down back.”
The former Ohio State running back has landed in the perfect spot for his future fantasy value. Mark Ingram II should still begin the season as the “starter” in Baltimore, but the team has said they hope to utilize all of their running backs, including Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill. Dobbins is getting extremely high praise from the team recently, being called a “first-round talent” and now a “three-down back.” He’s ranked #34, compared to Ingram’s #21 in FantasyPros consensus RB rankings for this season, but Dobbins comes in at RB #16 in Dynasty rankings, with a chance to become an RB1 in future years with QB Lamar Jackson running the RPO in Baltimore.
Ravens GM Eric DeCosta says the team viewed Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins as a Round 1 talent in this year's draft.
Baltimore wound up selecting Dobbins with the 55th pick. DeCosta believes it would have been "irresponsible" not to make that selection since he was the top player on their board. The former Buckeye will likely be in a timeshare with Mark Ingram in 2020 but could have the backfield all to himself by year two.
The Baltimore Ravens have selected running back J.K. Dobbins with the No. 55 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
J.K. Dobbins is a fantastic addition for the Baltimore Ravens. Mark Ingram is likely to remain the lead back in 2020, but Dobbins should still see his fair share of touches. Gus Edwards saw 140 touches as the Ravens number two back this season, a role Dobbins should quickly be able to wrestle away. A complete back who ran for over 2,000 yards for Ohio State this past season, only Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a higher percentage of his carries go for 20 or more yards. An RB2/3 type in redraft leagues, Dobbins has RB1 dynasty upside in this offense. Justice Hill's dynasty value takes a major hit with the addition of Dobbins.
J.K. Dobbins (5'9/209) chose not to participate in on-field workouts or testing at the NFL Combine due to a lingering ankle injury.
J.K. Dobbins is one of the most talented backs in this class. While seeing him sit out the testing alongside the other top-tier backs was disappointing, there's no reason to doubt Dobbins' athleticism. Coming out of high school, Dobbins was recorded jumping 43" in the vertical jump, which is incredible. Dobbins should be able to participate in testing at Ohio State's Pro Day, which will give us an idea of the type of athlete he is and where he should be slotted in with guys like Jonathan Taylor and D'Andre Swift. Dobbins is a locked and loaded 1st round selection in your Dynasty rookie drafts.
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