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5 hours ago, egofailure said:

It would take some stones, but I could see owners winning their playoff matchup this week with both Edwards and Dobbins in their starting lineup. 

I know. I have both. I have Chubb who is no doubt. Then I have Drake. Tougher matchup, guaranteed touches. Hard to leave him out as he gets goal line plunges. Kyler can steal but not as much as Lamar. Balt can have 5 TD’s on the ground though. 

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2 hours ago, Dawg Pound 69 said:

So frustrating that Lamar never looks to the flats to see if RB is open. He only looks at middle of field, and if nothing is open then he takes off for a QB run. Does Lamar not get any coaching ?

I think it would actually open their offense up quite a bit if he would do this more, and if they would call (a lot) more screens and flares and such. 

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3 hours ago, Dawg Pound 69 said:

So frustrating that Lamar never looks to the flats to see if RB is open. He only looks at middle of field, and if nothing is open then he takes off for a QB run. Does Lamar not get any coaching ?

In an improvised play it's probably better for Lamar to just keep it in the open field and pick up what he can.  He is likely a better runner with the ball than who he is dumping it off too.  The risk is injury to Lamar and I am sure the coaching staff would prefer to lower that risk wherever possible.  

 

Now calling more screens and planned short passes in the flat is probably something that would benefit the team as a whole and open up some things if they can run them properly. 

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13 minutes ago, barackdhouse said:

I think it would actually open their offense up quite a bit if he would do this more, and if they would call (a lot) more screens and flares and such. 

I agree especially as defenses start to/continue to crowd the middle of the field. Dobbins flaring out wide could create issues for that defensive setup. However you also have teams playing a lot of zone to keep eyes on Lamar so maybe the corner is staying in the flat. I’ve mentioned this before, I’m not sure the screen game works. You have a LB or 2 already keeping eyes on Lamar and a lot of zone being played as well keeping eyes in the backfield. 

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Have to decide between Dobbins, Jacobs and Wilson and don’t trust any of them. I need upside so likely going with Dobbins in the hope he breaks off a couple big runs for TD. Jacobs on a short week coming off injury and not performing for several weeks feels like a big MEH so I’m hoping this is JK’s week. 

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BRANDON AIYUK A WR1 WITH UPSIDE VS. DALLAS

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Start of the Week: J.K. Dobbins vs. Jaguars -- The Ravens have reduced their three-man RBBC to a two-man one, featuring Dobbins and Gus Edwards. Mark Ingram played one snap and didn’t touch the ball in Week 14. Dobbins was in on 62% of the snaps and handled double-digit carries for the third straight game and has scored in three straight contests. Edwards has maintained his 33% role and remains a weekly TD threat after scoring twice in the Monday night thriller against the Browns. Neither is a pass-game factor. With the Jaguars on deck, Dobbins has RB1 upside while Edwards is a passable FLEX. The Jaguars are 30th in fantasy points allowed to running backs, 24th in run-defense DVOA, and fresh off getting creamed for 26-215-2 by Derrick Henry in Week 14. Baltimore runs the ball at the NFL’s highest clip, and this sets up as an extremely run-friendly script with the Ravens as 13-point favorites.

 

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J.K. Dobbins rushed 14 times for 64 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' Week 15 win against the Jaguars, adding a catch for 17 yards. 

With Mark Ingram a healthy scratch, Dobbins was once again the primary ball carrier. He walked in for a first half touchdown on one of the many Baltimore scoring drives against a lackluster Jacksonville defense. Gus Edwards had nine rushes against the Jags. Dobbins looks unlikely to see a 20-plus carry workload in the season's waning weeks, making him more of a floor play than a high ceiling option. Dobbins will be a safe RB2 option in Week 16 against the Giants. 

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They had some very encouraging designed runs for him today. Handing it to him while he was in motion at full speed rather than plugging him up the middle like they do with Edwards. Nice to see the are figuring ways to take advantage of his strengths. 4-5 more touches a game and he enters RB1 land. 

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2 minutes ago, popeye said:

925 total yards with 9 TDs.  6.0 yards per carry.

Hope you have him on your Dynasty/Keeper teams.  

He’s making my decision tougher....can you keep him for a 4th if you only get one and the other option is James Robinson for an 8th? Can’t keep him can I?

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J.K. Dobbins has 13 rushes for 160 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens' Week 17 win over the Bengals. 

Dobbins went off against a Bengals defense that didn't look all that interested in tackling in Week 17. He blew by defenders on a 72-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, after Lamar Jackson had been pulled in the blowout victory. Dobbins, who had one more carry than Gus Edwards against the Bengals, remains the No. 1 running back in the Baltimore backfield, and clearly the most explosive. The rookie will be heavily involved in the Ravens offense if they can manage to keep game script on their side.

- Rotoworld

 

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Dobbins had 805 yards on 134 rushes  (6 yards per carry)  24 receptions for 120 yards

Robinson has 1,070 yards on 240 rushes (4.5 yards per carry)  60 receptions for 344 yards  - with one game to go

 

Robinson for an 8th is better value - but I expect Dobbins to have better numbers than Robinson next season.

 

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Just now, popeye said:

Dobbins had 805 yards on 134 rushes  (6 yards per carry)  24 receptions for 120 yards

Robinson has 1,070 yards on 240 rushes (4.5 yards per carry)  60 receptions for 344 yards  - with one game to go

 

Robinson for an 8th is better value - but I expect Dobbins to have better numbers than Robinson next season.

 

I love me some Dobbins too, great points but does Lawrence open up that offense significantly as well you have to consider while Lamar took a step back this year. 

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5 minutes ago, GoBirds said:

He’s making my decision tougher....can you keep him for a 4th if you only get one and the other option is James Robinson for an 8th? Can’t keep him can I?

Hopefully you don't have to make the decision anytime soon.  

I've been sky high on Dobbins and got him in 2/3 Dynasty leagues and my 1 keeper league.  I think he'll fly up draft boards as the Baltimore backfield clears up.  He's been hyper efficient and has to be in line for a substantially larger workload next season.  I think he'll be an RB1.  

Robinson had a helluva season, but I'm concerned they'll have some help next season.  

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1 minute ago, jm192 said:

Hopefully you don't have to make the decision anytime soon.  

I've been sky high on Dobbins and got him in 2/3 Dynasty leagues and my 1 keeper league.  I think he'll fly up draft boards as the Baltimore backfield clears up.  He's been hyper efficient and has to be in line for a substantially larger workload next season.  I think he'll be an RB1.  

Robinson had a helluva season, but I'm concerned they'll have some help next season.  

Great points, no decision anytime soon. I agree I think Dobbins blows up with Ingram gone and being the lead back. 

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J.K. Dobbins rushed nine times for 43 yards and a touchdown, adding a reception for -6 yards in the Ravens' Wild Card win over the Titans.

He still split the running work evenly with Gus Edwards, who saw eight carries. On top of that, FB Patrick Ricard was targeted four times. Dobbins has made a living on efficiency and touchdown volume when successful this year. If he doesn't find the end zone, his share of the running back carries and lack of usage as a receiver is often not enough for him to post a notable fantasy game. With just eight teams remaining next week, he'll be a popular upside option in DFS.

- Rotoworld

 

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J.K. Dobbins rushed 10 times for 42 yards and caught 3-of-5 passes for 51 yards in the Ravens' Division Round loss to the Bills.

Dobbins was never able to break out of the Ravens' running back by committee despite averaging 6.0 yards per carry. He reached 100 rushing yards just twice and only averaged 12.1 carries in the nine games after the bye. The Ravens are likely to part ways with Mark Ingram this offseason, so Dobbins' 2021 box scores should be improved even if Gus Edwards hangs around as a restricted free agent. Lamar Jackson's lack of history targeting running backs and Dobbins' questionable hands [two drops in the game] (18 receptions) leave his fantasy ceiling tied to rushing production (805-9 on 134 carries). That's fine in standard scoring; less than ideal in PPR. Dobbins will project for 1,000 or more yards in 2021 as the Ravens' 1A in a potential two-back committee.

- Rotoworld

 

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