J.K. Dobbins Injury Update Means He Should Stay on Your Bench in Week 2

Larry Rupp
J.K. Dobbins' injury update means he should stay on your bench in Week 2.
J.K. Dobbins' injury update means he should stay on your bench in Week 2. / AP Photos/Nick Wass

The Baltimore Ravens averaged the third-most rushing yards in the NFL last season (145.8) and many fantasy managers drafted J.K. Dobbins this fall to grab a piece of that offense.

The only problem is that the Ravens running back did not play in Week 1 and it's not looking like he'll suit up in Week 2, either.

J.K. Dobbins Injury Update

Dobbins is making his way back from a brutal knee injury and practiced in full throughout the past week. While that is a great sign, it doesn't automatically mean he is ready to go. Dobbins is set to be a game-time decision and Adam Schefter is already reporting that he will not suit up.

Rushing Dobbins back onto the field is the last thing the Ravens want to do. Seeing him re-injure himself would push back his recovery on a team that is already without running back Gus Edwards. Another week of veterans Kenyan Drake and Mike Davis patrolling the backfield seems to be on tap.

Whether he is active or not, Dobbins is best kept on your bench in Week 2. The 23-year-old would certainly not be handling a full workload against the Miami Dolphins, which limits his upside in fantasy football. He is facing a defense that gave up only 3.5 yards per carry in Week 1 as well (No. 10 in NFL).

Baltimore successfully relied on quarterback Lamar Jackson's arm to get the job done in a 24-9 win in Week 1, so seeing a similar game plan be put into use in Week 2 wouldn't be shocking. Even if he was fully healthy, Dobbins ranked as the No. 31 RB in The Duel's Week 2 PPR fantasy football rankings. With the added injury issues, he's a firm "sit" this week.

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