The Ravens backfield will be headlined by the returning JK Dobbins this fall. Not to be forgotten, however, is Gus Edwards – who like Dobbins suffered an ACL injury just prior to the start of last season. Fantasy football owners looking for backups at RB over the next few weeks should be wondering when will Gus Edwards return and be back for the Ravens. Below we will look at the projected timetable for Edwards’ return as well as Ravens lines.
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When will Gus Edwards return and be back for Baltimore?
So when will Gus Edwards return and be back on the field for the Ravens this season? Baltimore is taking a cautious approach with the former Rutgers star as it put him on the reserve/PUP list on Aug. 23. Edwards is eligible to come off the PUP list for Week 5 when the Ravens host the reigning AFC champion Bengals. It’s no guarantee that Edwards plays against Cincy, of course, as it will largely depend on the state of the Ravens RB corps at the time. Here is the timetable for when Edwards could start to see carries again for John Harbaugh’s squad.
- Week 5 Sunday, October 9: Bengals vs. Ravens
- Week 6 Sunday, October 16: Ravens vs. Giants
- Week 7 Sunday, October 23: Browns vs. Ravens
- Week 8 Thursday, October 27: Ravens vs. Buccaneers
It is quite possible that the Ravens hold Edwards out until their Thursday night game against the Buccaneers given that Dobbins may need a relative break at that point in the season. It’s important to remember that when a player is removed from the PUP list that he has up to 21 days to be placed on the 53-man roster. So if Edwards is removed from the reserve/PUP list on Oct. 8, he would have until Oct. 29 to return to the 53-man roster.
Also consider that the Ravens signed Kenyan Drake as insurance for Dobbins. Mike Davis and Justice Hill will also likely see significant playing time early in the season as Dobbins works his way back from his own injury. The Baltimore front office certainly learned its lesson in regards to RB depth from last season, so Edwards will be coming back as part of an already crowded backfield.
Check out Baltimore Ravens lines below. Lamar Jackson and company were +2000 to win the Super Bowl on Sept. 2 and were +140 to win the AFC North.
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