J.K. Dobbins was injured in the first half of Saturday’s preseason game against the Washington Football Team, putting his return to play this season in doubt.
I’m no doctor, but these guys are, if you’d like to have some insight into possible timelines:
As everyone knows by now, the #Ravens J.K. Dobbins suffered a potentially serious knee injury earlier tonight. He's getting an MRI tmr.— Jesse Morse, MD (@DrJesseMorse) August 29, 2021
We at @TheFantasyDRS provided 2 different analyses of the injury:
(Sports Med) https://t.co/allEtRfqV5
If you’re unable to watch the whole video, the summary is that we know nothing. You’re hoping this is a Grade 1 injury to his PCL, a timeline of only a couple of weeks. But it could be a Grade 2 injury (around a month) or Grade 3 (6-8 weeks). It could also be the dreaded ACL (9-11 months)
Again, I’m no doctor. But the timeline here could be anywhere from two weeks to almost a year. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Gus Edwards gets a boost in fantasy football, but he’s already mostly just a power back, though he’s not as bad of a receiver as he’s made out to be on the Twitter airwaves. However, the Ravens also don’t throw to their backs much, and Edwards has never caught more than two balls in a game. I can’t go crazy pushing him up my own board. If Dobbins is expected to be out for an extended period of time, I fully expect Baltimore to bring in another running back to split the load.
As such, Edwards has to be viewed as a solid RB2 option, at the least. He’s Ronald Jones without “Playoff Lenny” and Gio Bernard, for example. But I’m not going crazy, and he’s landing as my RB23 this morning.
How far are you pushing up the Gus Bus in your rankings? And if you’re drafting today, he’ll likely go anywhere from Round 4 to Round 7, based on league size and the savviness of your leaguemates...