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JK Dobbins removed from injury report for Week 5 vs. Bengals

We break down the news that JK Dobbins has a chest injury. What it means for Week 5 and beyond.

Running back J.K. Dobbins #27 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after scoring a first half touchdown against the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Friday update: Dobbins has been removed from the injury report and will start in Week 5. Justice Hill is out, which could buoy Dobbins’ time on the field.

Thursday update: Dobbins was back on the practice field on Thursday, per Kyle Barber. There doesn’t appear to be much concern over his chest injury. Expect him to play on Sunday night.

Wednesday update: Dobbins officially didn’t practice on Wednesday with a chest injury. Last week he was limited with this chest injury on Wednesday and then was full the next two days. We’ll see iff this week follows a similar pattern or if he truly is questionable to play.

Week 5 of the NFL season will feature an AFC North battle as the Baltimore Ravens take on the Cincinnati Bengals for the first time this season. The Ravens have been led by quarterback Lamar Jackson who is on a war path to prove he is worth a big payday. Baltimore finally got RB JK Dobbins back from injury, but he is back on the injury report, this time with a chest injury. He was not seen practicing on Wednesday, per Jeff Zrebiec.

Fantasy football implications

Dobbins showed how valuable he is to his team last week against the Buffalo Bills. He had 13 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown on the ground and added four receptions for an additional 22 yards and another touchdown through the air. He is a solid dual-threat running back, and when he is active, he should be in your fantasy football lineups.

If Dobbins is downgraded throughout the week and ends up missing this Sunday’s game against the Bengals, you will have some options. Justice Hill has shown solid flashes and could be trusted with a starting spot given a higher workload, but he’s dealing with a hamstring injury. Gus Edwards is rumored to be close to coming back so see if he gets activated in time for Sunday’s game. They’d likely need to go back to Mike Davis if Hill and Dobbins both couldn’t go.