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Justice Hill misses ruled OUT ahead of Week 3 vs. Colts

We break down the news that Justice Hill will miss Week 3 with a toe injury. What it means for the Ravens as they take on the Colts.

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Game status update — Hill has been ruled OUT for Sunday’s game. This doesn’t come as a surprise since he didn’t practice all week. Gus Edwards should be the lead back, with Melvin Gordon and/or Kenyan Drake likely being activated from the practice squad.

Update, Sept. 22 — Justice Hill will likely be listed as out for Week 3 after he didn’t practice all week with a toe injury. Expect Gus Edwards to take the lead role against the Colts.

Update, Sept. 21 — Justice Hill was one of several Ravens players to be held out of practice on Thursday. This increases the likelihood of him not suiting up against the Colts this Sunday.

Update, Sept. 20 — Justice Hill is dealing with a toe injury that could keep him out this week against the Colts, per Jeremy Fowler. If he can’t go, Gus Edwards would move into the lead back position.

Baltimore Ravens running back Justice Hill missed practice on Wednesday ahead of Week 3. The Ravens take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3. The nature of Hill’s absence is not yet disclosed. He had two touchdowns in Week 1 and led the backfield in Week 2.

Fantasy football implications for Week 3

Gus Edwards will continue to get plenty of touches, and if Hill is absent, Edwards would be an excellent fantasy target this week. The Ravens signed Kenyan Drake to the practice squad this week, and Drake may see some field time and touches if Hill is out. Melvin Gordon is also on the practice squad and could see some time as well. However, Edwards is probably the only reliable fantasy target of that potential backfield lineup this week.

It is unclear as of now whether Hill will be back in time to play this weekend. With Lamar Jackson using his legs plenty, the Ravens running backs have to split time with their QB as well.