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 7, 7:33 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. finished Sunday's loss to the Titans with 57 yards off 16 carries. He added five catches for 30 yards. The Jaguars didn't make the postseason. However, Etienne can't take much of the blame, considering he was a top fantasy back all year. The 24-year-old will finish the 2023-24 campaign with 12 touchdowns (11 rushing, one receiving). He also surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the second straight season. Etienne will draw plenty of interest from fantasy managers in drafts heading into next season, and he may even get taken in the first round in many of them.
Still trying to decide between Edwards and Etienne? 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 Travis Etienne is projected to score 17.4 points.