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What to do with J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards in Week 16 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards ahead of the Ravens Week 16 matchup against the Giants.

Running back J.K. Dobbins #27 of the Baltimore Ravens carries the ball in for a touchdown during the second quarter of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at M&T Bank Stadium on December 20, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images

Game day update: After the Miami Dolphins won in a stunning last-minute upset on Saturday night, the Ravens will need to deploy their very best game against the Giants to prevent elimination from playoff contention. That will mean having JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards at the top of their game. Each are better plays in daily formats, but as long as Lamar Jackson is under center, they carry immense upside. Dobbins and Edwards are projected at 12.4 and 7.3 fantasy points, respectively.

Going up against a solid New York Giants run defense, J.K Dobbins and Gus Edwards pose a bit of a challenge in Week 16 for fantasy owners.

Fantasy Football analysis: Ravens RBs J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards

Dobbins has given fantasy owners a reliable FLEX option in each of his last four games played, averaging 15.00 points and scoring on the ground once per-game in the span. He’s scored all four of those touchdowns from within the five yard-line, becoming a reliable option for the Ravens out of the backfield in goal-to-go situations. Though he’s averaged 4.94 yards-per-carry in his last four games, Dobbins hasn’t rushed for more than 71 yards in a game since Week 8. Even against a Giants defense that hasn’t allowed more than 78 total rushing yards to teams in the last two weeks, the ground game is crucial in the Ravens’ offense.

Edwards has averaged 12.73 points in his last three games, which is impressive since he hasn’t had double-digit carries in the span. It’s also been a weird stretch, as he rushed for over 100 yards in Week 13 but didn’t score at all. In Week 14, Edwards scored from 11 and 19 yards out, salvaging an 18.30-point performance on just 49 total yards rushing. Last week, Edwards had just 42 rushing yards but had a season-high 36 receiving yards on two receptions. The inconsistency from Edwards, while Dobbins has been a steady fantasy stream, should keep him on the bench this week.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start J.K. Dobbins as a low-end RB2 or FLEX. Sit Gus Edwards.