Saturday, January 20, 8:44 PM
Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards rushed 10 times for 40 yards in the team's 34-10 victory over the Houston Texans in the Divisional Round. Although the Ravens established an early lead in the second half and maintained control, it was teammate Justice Hill who led the backfield in touches, not Edwards. Both running backs averaged at least four yards per carry, showcasing an unstoppable rushing attack in the second half while the Texans struggled to halt them. The Ravens are set to host the AFC Championship in the next game against either the Chiefs or Bills, both of whom rank below league average in DVOA against the run. Both potential opponents limited points to running backs this year, and the evaluation of the Ravens' backfield remains challenging due to the committee approach along with a quarterback who serves as the primary threat in the rushing attack.
Sunday, January 21, 9:12 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Rachaad White made the most of his chances during Sunday's playoff matchup against the Detroit Lions. White didn't see his normal workload with the Bucs going pass-heavy in this game. He rushed nine times for 55 yards, while hauling in four of his five targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in the loss. White established himself as the workhorse RB1 in this offense. However, White managed only 3.6 yards per carry while seeing the second most rushing attempts in the league. It wouldn't be shocking to see the Bucs bring in some competition for White this offseason. Barring any blockbuster moves, White should still be able to provide at least RB2 value heading into next season.
Still trying to decide between Edwards and White? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Gus Edwards is projected to score 3.3 points this week while Rachaad White is projected to score 14.4 points.