Backfield Breakdown: Is There Any Baltimore Running Back Worth Owning?


We all knew Baltimore’s backfield was going to be a confusing mess, but there was hope that someone would be worth using. Unfortunately in Week 10, with everyone healthy, no one got enough touches to have value. That doesn’t mean that no one stood out, so first let’s take a look at the numbers:

Gus Edwards7426.02131
J.K. Dobbins5132.6211
Mark Ingram551.02224
Justice Hill000.0113

It was Ingram’s first game since October 18, and while he adds confusion to the backfield it’s not like he’s dominated the carries at any time in 2020 (he hasn’t had more than 11 carries in any game). We also have the presence of Lamar Jackson, who actually led the team in carries in Week 10 (11 carries for 55 yards), and has 40 carries over the past three weeks, just further complicating the situation.

Obviously Edwards was the most impressive runner in this game, but it was just one week ago that he averaged 2.1 YPC (11 carries for 23 yards). While he had scored a TD in three straight games heading into Week 10, does anyone believe that he’s going to continue to get enough touches and find the end zone regularly?

It’s Dobbins, who the team spent a second round pick on, that everyone hoped would emerge as the team’s best option. However he hasn’t scored since Week 1, and in games that Ingram has played in has never topped 9 carries. Over the past four weeks he’s posted a YPC of 3.1 or lower in three of the four games. At this point, why would anyone believe that he’s going to suddenly emerge as the team’s best option?

The moral of the story? No one is really worth owning at this point, and at best is nothing more than a depth player to stash in hopes of something changing.

Backfield Guidance:

  • Mark Ingram – Ditch ‘Em
  • Gus Edwards – Bench Depth In Deeper Formats
  • J.K. Dobbins – Stash ‘Em In All Formats, but nothing more than a bench option

Sources –, ESPN


  1. What’s up Professor? Just trying to shore up the bottom of the roster. Questions are PPR. Can you please rank the following ROS?
    -CeeDee Lamb, Jalen Reagor, Allen Lazard and Michael Pittman Jr.
    -Damien Harris, Zack Moss and Myles Gaskin
    -Wentz, Tagovailoa, Lock, Dalton and Winston?
    Thanks man


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