Mark Ingram’s departure and JK Dobbins scoring a TD in 7 straight games towards the end of the season might have some overvaluing him going into 2021.
Over those 7 games, Dobbins averaged only 12.3 carries and was a non-factor in the passing game.
Mark Ingram was almost an afterthought in the Ravens backfield, but snaps for him on the field meant snaps away for Dobbins. When Ingram was out for a few games, we thought Dobbins would be unlocked, but he wasn’t.
In Weeks 14-16 without Ingram, Dobbins only received 13 touches/game.
Gus Edwards returned on a 2 year/$10 mil deal despite the fact that he was a restricted free agent.
Dobbins can potentially be a league-winning RB if Edwards were to get hurt, because the talent isn’t a question. Dobbins was 6th in the league in yards after contact/attempt over the duration of his 7-game TD streak (min. 75 carries during span).
From Weeks 11 through the wild card game, Dobbins/Edwards inside-the-5 carries were split 8-4 in favor of Dobbins, while Dobbins remained the favorite for goal line looks as the season went on… however, Edwards was still involved in those situations.
As far as production, here was the breakdown between the two:
JK Dobbins: 134 carries for 805 yards. 6.0 YPC 3.4 YAC/Att
Gus Edwards: 144 carries for 723 yards, 5.0 YPC 3.28 YAC/Att
How high are you on Dobbins for 2021? With a potential split backfield, how high are you willing to take him?
Would you rather draft Gus Edwards as the RB42 (10th round or so) or Dobbins as the RB16 (3rd round)? Dobbins seems to be a bit overpriced, especially considering the WRs you have to pass up to draft him at that spot.