J.K. Dobbins

Los Angeles Chargers
Running Back #27
Los Angeles Chargers
Running Back #27
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J.K. Dobbins Says He's 100 Percent Healthy

Los Angeles Chargers running back J.K. Dobbins (Achilles), who suffered a season-ending torn Achilles in 2023 while with the Baltimore Ravens, said he's "100 percent now." Dobbins had 805 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 134 carries for the Ravens in his rookie year. But since then, he suffered a season-ending knee injury in 2021, played in just eight games in 2022 with another knee injury and missed all of last year with his Achilles tear. He'll be joining former Ravens RB Gus Edwards and offensive coordinator Greg Roman in LA in 2024. The familiarity with Roman is definitely good for Dobbins as he attempts to return from yet another devastating injury, but the presence of Edwards and Dobbins' extensive injury history will make him a pretty big fantasy risk with the Bolts. At best, the 25-year-old will probably be a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex for fantasy managers.

Apr 30, 2024 2:02 PM EST


J.K. Dobbins "Should Be" Ready For Training Camp

Los Angeles Chargers general manager Joe Hortiz said that recently signed running back J.K. Dobbins (Achilles), who is coming back from a torn Achilles, "should be" ready for training camp at the end of July. Hortiz also said the Dobbins signing is not likely to change the team's draft approach at running back. "You don't want to turn away from a good player because you've signed someone," Hortiz said. The Bolts lost do-it-all back Austin Ekeler to free agency this offseason, but they also picked up Gus Edwards in free agency, and he should fit new offensive coordinator Greg Roman's and head coach Jim Harbaugh's offensive system extremely well. The 25-year-old Dobbins has played in just nine regular-season games the last two seasons combined due to devastating lower-body injuries, so it's fair to wonder how much he has left moving forward.

Apr 18, 2024 9:46 PM EST



J.K. Dobbins Planning To Sign With Chargers

Free-agent running back J.K. Dobbins (Achilles) plans to sign a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers according to his agent. Dobbins appeared in just one game in 2023 before he tore his Achilles and missed the remainder of the campaign. The veteran runner will be reunited with offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who called plays for the Baltimore Ravens during a portion of Dobbins' stint there. Signs indicate that new head coach Jim Harbaugh wants to operate a run-heavy offensive approach with the Chargers, which would be good news for Dobbins, provided he's healthy. Consider this a good landing spot for Dobbins, who will look to prove his health in hopes of landing a long-term deal next offseason.

Apr 17, 2024 7:53 PM EST


J.K. Dobbins Meeting With Chiefs

Free-agent running back J.K. Dobbins (Achilles) is visiting with the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The former Baltimore Raven met with the Los Angeles Chargers last week, but he left L.A. without a contract. Dobbins was recently cleared for football activities following an Achilles tear that he suffered in Week 1 of the 2023 campaign. The 25-year-old has been great when healthy, averaging 5.8 yards per carry in his career. That ranks second all-time among running backs with at least 200 carries. However, it's tough to ignore the injury woes, as he has played in just 23 of his 67 possible games since being drafted by Baltimore in 2020. If he ends up signing with Kansas City, he's likely to be a part-time breather back behind Isiah Pacheco. If his recovery from a torn Achilles goes better than expected, he could have a smidge of fantasy football value in 2024.

Apr 2, 2024 9:42 AM EST


J.K. Dobbins Visiting With Chargers On Thursday

Free-agent running back J.K. Dobbins (Achilles) is scheduled to visit with the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The former Baltimore Raven suffered a torn Achilles early in the 2023 campaign, but he was cleared for football activities this week, so he will likely start drawing more interest on the free-agent market. Originally a second-round pick by Baltimore in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, Dobbins posted 805 rushing yards and nine scores on just 134 attempts (6.0 YPC) as a rookie, but he missed the entire 2021 campaign with a torn ACL. He averaged 5.7 yards per carry in 2022 and saw his 2023 season end after just eight rushing attempts with an Achilles injury. Given his injury woes early in his career, it's fair to be concerned about his future production. Regardless of his landing spot, he's likely to be eased into action, meaning his fantasy upside is capped early in 2024.

Mar 28, 2024 10:57 AM EST



J.K. Dobbins Cleared For Football Activities

Free-agent running back J.K. Dobbins (Achilles) has been cleared for football activities, according to Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Dobbins tore his Achilles tendon early in the 2023 season but reportedly looks "outstanding" as he continues his rehab efforts. The veteran running back is expected to be making visits to NFL teams soon as he looks to latch on with another team after the Baltimore Ravens let him leave as a free-agent. Dobbins' days as a lead back might be over but he could still form part of a backfield committee moving forward.

Mar 26, 2024 8:48 PM EST


J.K. Dobbins Resumes Running

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (Achilles) posted videos on social media on Thursday of him running on a field and on a treadmill five and a half months after suffering a torn Achilles in Week 1 of last season. The 25-year-old will be hoping to get a new contract from the Ravens this offseason, but Baltimore could also bring back Gus Edwards, and they've been connected to some big-name impending free-agent RBs as well. Justice Hill and Keaton Mitchell (knee) are still under contract with the Ravens. Even if Dobbins fully recovers from his injury and sticks in Baltimore, his extensive injury history -- he's played in only nine games the last three years -- and the fact that the Ravens will likely have plenty of competition in the backfield, doesn't inspire a ton of confidence in his 2024 fantasy value.

Feb 29, 2024 6:21 PM EST


J.K. Dobbins Expected To Have Surgery Friday

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (Achilles) is expected to undergo surgery on Friday for his torn Achilles, according to a source. Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers recovered in less than six months from a torn Achilles two years ago, and Dobbins is aiming for a similar timeline with his recovery. In any event, fantasy managers in redraft leagues can safely drop Dobbins after just one week of the 2023 season. The 24-year-old will enter free agency next March, but he'll have to prove his health before any other teams take a chance on the injury-prone running back. With Dobbins now out of the picture, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill will share Baltimore's backfield, with veteran Melvin Gordon III expected to join the roster from the practice squad.

Sep 11, 2023 4:49 PM EST


J.K. Dobbins' Torn Achilles Confirmed

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (ankle) officially tore his Achilles during Week 1, an MRI confirmed. Head coach John Harbaugh announced the unfortunate news postgame. Dobbins exited in the second half and was unable to return. This injury is season-ending, meaning Dobbins will have played in just eight games from 2021 through 2023. Gus Edwards and Justice Hill will lead the backfield going forward.

Sep 10, 2023 4:44 PM EST


J.K. Dobbins Feared To Have Torn Achilles

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (foot) is feared to have suffered a torn Achilles during Sunday's season opener against the Houston Texans. It's a crushing blow for the Ravens and their 24-year-old running back given the fact that he has missed 26 games over the last two seasons. Baltimore will proceed with Gus Edwards and Justice Hill in its backfield, though they'll surely explore the free-agent market if Dobbins' prognosis is confirmed.

Sep 10, 2023 3:30 PM EST


J.K. Dobbins Questionable To Return Sunday

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (ankle) is questionable to return in Week 1 versus the Houston Texans. He exited in the second half after totaling 37 scrimmage yards and one touchdown. Gus Edwards and Justice Hill will handle more snaps out of the backfield until Dobbins is able to return.

Sep 10, 2023 3:09 PM EST


J.K. Dobbins A Strong RB2 In Week 1

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins is starting the season off of the injury report and against the weakest defense against the run last year. The Texans ranked dead last against the run as they gave up a total of 2894 yards on 573 attempts and 25 touchdowns. The new offense may be more pass-oriented than it ever has been before, but the Ravens don't seem ready to fully go away from the run game that they've established. Dobbins is a high-end RB2 heading into this matchup with potential to get into RB1 territory especially if the game becomes lopsided early on.

Sep 8, 2023 10:26 PM EST


J.K. Dobbins Won't Play In Final Preseason Game

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins will not suit up for his team's final preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday. Dobbins missed the early portion of training camp and will not play in any of the Ravens' preseason games but is in line to lead the Baltimore backfield once the regular season opens. Dobbins is telling reporters that he "feels amazing" heading into the final year of his rookie deal. He sets up as a low-end RB2 who could finish even higher if he's able to stay healthy in 2023.

Aug 23, 2023 9:21 PM EST


J.K. Dobbins Participating In Team Drills

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins participated in team drills during Friday's practice. He was recently activated from the PUP list and began practicing on Monday. However, he was limited to individual work until Friday's practice session. The Ravens still have roughly three weeks to get Dobbins prepared for the regular season opener. That should be enough time to get the 24-year-old back up to full speed. When healthy, Dobbins has RB2 upside, but keeping him on the field has been an issue early in his career.

Aug 18, 2023 4:14 PM EST


No timetable for return

Coach John Harbaugh spoke with Dobbins (undisclosed/PUP) Tuesday night, but at this point there's no timetable for the running back's return to practice, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Aug 2, 2023 1:44 PM EST


Watching practice from sideline

Dobbins (undisclosed) is an observer at Friday's practice, Brian Wacker of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Jul 28, 2023 12:36 PM EST


No update on injury

Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters Wednesday that they'd have to ask Dobbins (undisclosed) if they want to know about his status, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Jul 26, 2023 1:34 PM EST


Placed on active/PUP list

The Ravens placed Dobbins (undisclosed/knee) on the active/PUP list Friday, Ryan Mink of the team's official site reports.

Jul 21, 2023 1:10 PM EST


Frustrated with contract

Dobbins (undisclosed) declined to comment on reports he missed June minicamp due to a soft tissue injury and suggested Thursday that he's frustrated with his contract situation, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports. "The business side is very hard. It's very different," Dobbins told WJZ-TV on Thursday. "You saw with Lamar [Jackson]. It's never just roses and daisies."

Jun 16, 2023 8:06 AM EST


Held out of minicamp

Dobbins was held out of June minicamp with a soft tissue injury, Kevin Eck of the Ravens' official website reports.

Jun 15, 2023 9:57 AM EST