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J.K. Dobbins Fantasy Outlook Rises as The Athletic's 2021 Ravens Breakout Pick

Isaiah De Los Santos
A possible breakout year for Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins could make his fantasy potential soar.
A possible breakout year for Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins could make his fantasy potential soar. / Bryan Bennett/Getty Images
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Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins showed his RB1 potential after taking over Mark Ingram's starting role midway through the 2020 season. The Ravens cutting Ingram this offseason clears the way for Dobbins to hit the ground running in Week 1.

Dobbins assuming starter-level work right out of the gate makes his fantasy outlook especially appealing as a potential breakout candidate.

J.K. Dobbins Fantasy Outlook

Dobbins turned it on for Baltimore in the second half of last season. He recorded 805 rushing yards and 9 TDs as a rookie in 2020, with 651 yards and 7 TDs coming in Week 8 and beyond. Dobbins also flashed some receiving potential with 18 receptions for 120 yards.

The second-year RB's role still has plenty of room to grow within the Ravens' offense. He did damage from Week 8 on despite seeing just 13.2 opportunities (12.1 rushes plus 1.1 targets) per game while splitting looks with Ingram and Gus Edwards.

While Edwards was re-signed this offseason, it's clear who Baltimore's RB1 will be heading into 2021. Dobbins could be a steal as the current RB16 (No. 28 overall), according to FantasyPros' Average Draft Position (ADP) data.


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