Mark Ingram Injury Update Boosts J.K. Dobbins & Gus Edwards Fantasy Outlook
By Max Staley
Mark Ingram's fantasy managers have had a rough go of things this season, but things only got worse in Week 6. The Baltimore Ravens' running back left the game against the Philadelphia Eagles with an ankle injury, and the team has already announced he will not return.
If he's looking at any extended absence, J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards would be looking at a pretty sizable boost to their fantasy outlooks.
J.K. Dobbins Fantasy Outlook
Dobbins hasn't been used as often as most thought he would be this season. Prior to this week, he had handled just 16 carries on the season. Things had been trending the wrong way for him as well, as Dobbins had seen 2 or fewer carries in three of his last four games.
But with Ingram banged up in Week 6, Dobbins was clearly getting much more involved. As of the writing of this article, Dobbins has handled a season-high 9 carries for 28 yards. If Ingram is out, there will be better days ahead for Dobbins.
Ingram's injury update will be important to monitor going forward because Dobbins would become arguably the top waiver wire pickup of the week if Ingram misses time. We should note that Baltimore is on bye in Week 7, however, making it likely that Ingram could return in Week 8 without actually missing any additional time.
Gus Edwards Fantasy Outlook
Edwards' fantasy outlook would also get a big boost if Ingram was out. He has handled 9 carries as well, but he's been similarly stymied by Philadelphia, gaining just 16 rushing yards (and 1 TD).
Edwards and Dobbins would be locked into a timeshare without Ingram, but Dobbins would be the more valuable of the two. Dobbins offers more in the passing game than Edwards, but Edwards could offer value as a TD-dependent back, particularly in standard-scoring leagues.
As with Dobbins, though, there's a chance Ingram returns before missing any time.
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