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J.K. Dobbins Fantasy Football Value Carries Huge Upside in 2020 Season With Ravens

Max Staley
J.K. Dobbins landed in a great situation with the Baltimore Ravens.
J.K. Dobbins landed in a great situation with the Baltimore Ravens. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens surprisingly used their second-round pick on a running back, taking Ohio State's J.K. Dobbins at No. 55 overall. While Dobbins will almost certainly be playing behind incumbent starter Mark Ingram, he's got big-time upside in the 2020 season.

J.K. Dobbins Fantasy Football Value

Dobbins is coming off a remarkable 2019 campaign that saw him tally 2,003 rushing yards on 6.7 yards per carry, adding 21 touchdowns. He contributed as a pass-catcher as well, racking up 23 receptions for 247 yards and another 2 touchdowns.

Now playing on the NFL's most run-heavy team (with 98 more carries than the second-place San Francisco 49ers), Dobbins could see plenty of chances as a rookie. Despite that run-heavy attack, Ingram only had 202 carries last season (No. 20 in the NFL). He still finished as fantasy's RB11.

Meanwhile, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill racked up a combined 191 carries, and a lot of those could be going to Dobbins next year. Additionally, Lamar Jackson had 176 rushing attempts last season, and Baltimore might want to limit that number to ensure he stays healthy. That could also create even more opportunity for Dobbins going forward.

Running behind an offensive line that graded out as the league's third-best run blocking unit last season, according to Pro Football Focus, Dobbins could be really efficient next year. He should be a solid contributor, and if Ingram were to miss any time, Dobbins would have RB1 upside.

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