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NFL Week 7 Fantasy Football Recap: Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns

Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards (35) reacts after scoring a second quarter touchdown against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Gus Edwards: 16 carries, 66 yards, 2 touchdowns

Nick Chubb: 16 carries, 91 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 receptions, 16 receiving yards

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The return of Gus Edwards: Edwards returned to the Ravens’ starting lineup after missing nearly a year and a half of football, and he put together a two-touchdown performance.

    • The Ravens used a ridiculous three-man rotation at running back. Edwards, Kenyan Drake and Justice Hill all received significant snaps on early downs and third downs, and each handed at least one goal-line snap.
    • Drake was ahead of Hill on the depth chart for most of the game, but Baltimore used Hill significantly in the fourth quarter.
    • The Ravens have one of the easiest remaining schedules, so they could continue a three-man rotation while still getting one or two backs double-digit carries.
    • None of the running backs caught a pass.
    • Edwards can be a fantasy starter going forward, and there is a chance Drake can remain fantasy-relevant if the matchup is right.
    • J.K. Dobbins landed on injured reserve before this week and will miss at least the next three games.

Buy low on Mark Andrews: Andrews was dealing with a knee injury all week. He played but didn’t catch a pass.

    • He missed the first two practices of the week and was limited Friday.
    • His playing time was very similar to what it had been in previous games, only with a slight decline.
    • The fact that he played at all is a good sign he will be able to recover sooner rather than later.
    • Any time an elite player has zero yards, it’s at least worth sending out a trade offer in case the fantasy manager is worried.

Monitor the David Njoku injury: Njoku suffered an ankle injury and was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game.

    • He returned to playing his usual role of every-down tight end in the first half, handling 28 of 30 snaps. He had seen a decrease in snaps last week.
    • He caught seven passes for 71 yards prior to the injury and was the clear leader on the team in both receptions and receiving yards.
    • Third-string tight end Pharaoh Brown also suffered a neck injury on the same play Njoku was hurt.
    • Harrison Bryant took over as the primary tight end over the rest of the game. He was the only tight end remaining, but he most likely would have taken every snap even if Brown didn’t get hurt.
    • Bryant showed some promise as a receiver last season. His PFF grade and efficiency numbers don’t look great this season, largely because of three dropped passes.
    • It’s unlikely that Bryant will play as well as Njoku had been, but he could be worth a waiver wire target if the Njoku injury is serious. He should see the playing time and at least some of the volume.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.


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