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Experts' Pick
 
 
Gus Edwards
RB - BAL
Gus Edwards
Gus Edwards
RB - BAL
at PIT, Tue 8pm EST
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Nov 28th, 2020
96%
Recommended by
142 of 148 experts
4%
Recommended by
6 of 148 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 20# 28-
Best Rank# 11# 20-
Worst Rank# 26# 36-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at PIT vs. NO-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PITThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs NO-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att18.317.1
Rush Yds79.557.2
Rush TD0.40.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total57.895.0-
Avg Game5.810.6-
Avg Projection11.39.3-
Week 110.618.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather49 F, Clear38 F, Clear-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Gus Edwards
RB - BAL
Gus Edwards
Gus Edwards
RB - BAL
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CLE
4 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
15 rush, 78 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at HOU
10 rush, 73 yds, 0 td
at PIT
19 rush, 70 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 1 td
Week 3 vs. KC
4 rush, 39 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
8 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 4 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at WAS
9 rush, 38 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
23 rush, 107 yds, 2 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. CIN
7 rush, 25 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 at PHI
14 rush, 26 yds, 1 td
at NE
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. KC
17 rush, 68 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. PIT
16 rush, 87 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
8 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at IND
11 rush, 23 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
at ATL
6 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at NE
7 rush, 42 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
at LV
11 rush, 46 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. TEN
3 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
15 rush, 84 yds, 2 td
Week 12 at PIT vs. NO
Week 13 vs. DAL at KC
Week 14 at CLE at CAR
Week 15 vs. JAC vs. BUF
Week 16 vs. NYG at LAC
Week 17 at CIN vs. LV
Player Projections Comparison
 
Gus Edwards
RB - BAL
Gus Edwards
Gus Edwards
RB - BAL
at PIT, Tue 8pm EST
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts15.913.6
Rush Yards74.050.6
Rush TDs0.60.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions0.92.2
Rec Yards6.115.2
Rec TDs0.00.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points11.39.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Gus Edwards
RB - BAL
Gus Edwards
Gus Edwards
RB - BAL
2020 Points 
Week 11.712.6
Week 27.314.4
Week 33.93.8
Week 43.823.8
Week 52.5
Week 68.6
Week 710.0
Week 814.74.7
Week 97.42.7
Week 107.34.6
Week 110.618.4
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total57.895.0
Average5.810.6
Player Targets Comparison
 
Gus Edwards
RB - BAL
Gus Edwards
Gus Edwards
RB - BAL
2020 Targets 
Week 103
Week 203
Week 306
Week 403
Week 53
Week 60
Week 74
Week 817
Week 921
Week 1012
Week 1100
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Gus Edwards
RB - BAL
Gus Edwards
Gus Edwards
RB - BAL
at PIT, Tue 8pm EST
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It happened. The Ravens have finally moved to JK Dobbins as their primary ball carrier. He played a season-high 64 percent of the snaps and touched the ball a career-high 17 times against the Titans. Prior to that game, Dobbins hadn't touched the ball more than seven times with all three running backs in the lineup (for the full game). Unfortunately, that doesn't matter, as he was hit with COVID and is out for this week, as is Mark Ingram. That leaves us Edwards and Hill. The matchup... isn't great. Not only are the Steelers limiting opposing skill-position players to a league-low 62.1 PPR points per game but running backs have accounted for just 28.0 percent of that production, the fifth-lowest percentage in the league. The 173.9 PPR points they've allowed to running backs is just 0.1 more points than the Saints have allowed, making them the second-toughest matchup in the league. The lack of production through the air is what drags that number down, as they have allowed 4.14 yards per carry, which isn't deadly. It's also why we watched Dobbins have some success against them back in Week 8 when he totaled a career-high 113 yards on 15 carries. The Ravens hardly throw to their running backs, which fits what's happened against the Steelers, as they've only seen a running back target on 14.8 percent of pass attempts this year (second-lowest number in NFL). We're expecting a big touch-share for Edwards this week and we're going to need it with running backs averaging just 23.3 touches per game against the Steelers, which is the lowest mark in the league. Ingram was out the last time these two teams played, and Edwards totaled 87 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries despite Dobbins getting some work. Knowing Edwards is the workhorse here, he should be in the mid-to-low-end RB2 range in what is a tough matchup, but one that he's ready for. Hill is likely going to get 5-8 touches in this tough matchup, so he's not a recommended play.After what seemed like an eternity, the Broncos running backs had some success in Week 11, combining for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries against the Dolphins, as they led throughout the game. Neither of them were targeted in the passing game, which could be a real problem this week. The Saints are one of just five teams who've allowed fewer than 3.50 yards per carry on the season. It's not just that, either, as they've allowed a rushing touchdown once every 63.7 carries, which is the least often. On the ground, they've allowed just 8.4 fantasy points per game to running backs, which is the lowest in the league, and it doesn't bode well for someone like Lindsay, who isn't involved in the passing game. It's not great through the air, either, as running backs have averaged just 4.50 yards per target against the Saints, which ranks as the fourth-lowest mark in the NFL. So, the yardage is bad on the ground and through the air. What about the touchdowns? Nope, they've allowed a league-low five touchdowns to running backs this year. Of the fantasy production the Saints allow to skill-position players, running backs account for just 25.4 percent of it, which is the lowest mark in the league. That's led to them scoring just 17.4 PPR points per game against the Saints, which is the lowest number in the league. When you see the Saints have faced just 24.0 running back touches per game, and been so efficient against them (94.8 total yards per game), it's tough to say Gordon is anything more than a middling RB3 this week and not someone you should feel it necessary to play.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The game being moved to Sunday may allow J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram II to be cleared to play. Edwards is a low-upside flex option even if they don't play, the Steelers allow the 2nd fewest points to fantasy running backs.The Saints have the best fantasy running back defense in the NFL, Gordon III is a low-upside flex option at home this week.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
After seeing the "changing of the guard" in week 11 in Baltimore, the Ravens are the latest team to be struck by COVID this season. JK Dobbins and Mark Ingram will miss this game, which means that Gus Edwards will step in as the primary back. While it's a tough matchup on paper, Edwards absolutely belongs in your starting lineup due to the offensive philosophy. The Ravens are going to try to run the ball down Pittsburgh's throat and Edwards has shown that he can succeed in an expanded role before. He can be started as a mid-range RB2 this week.Gordon came out of nowhere last week to put together a dominant fantasy performance. After finishing as the RB33, the RB52, and the RB39 the previous three games, Gordon was the RB5 against Miami last week. Gordon's fantasy outlook seems to be dependent upon game-script, which isn't exactly a comfortable spot for fantasy managers to be in. Against New Orleans, it's highly unlikely that Denver plays with a lead for much of this game, which means that Gordon's unlikely to see anywhere close to the 15 carries he had last week. He's back to being a risky high-end RB3 play.