Ravens get Mark Ingram at $5M per season, which is significantly less than what Le'Veon Bell got ($13.1M). For a team with many needs and less than $30M in cap space, Baltimore wasn't going to make that type of investment at running back.
Clearly bad news for the other Baltimore running backs (namely Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon), this is a great landing spot for Ingram, who will play for a decidedly run-heavy offensive coordinator in Greg Roman. Ingram is still on the right side of 30 and hasn't averaged less than 4.6 YPC in the last four seasons. He's also a very capable receiver (3.1 receptions per game since 2015) so he's able to play on all three downs. He should flirt with fantasy RB1 value this year.
BAL RB Gus Edwards - Week 18 Fantasy Football Outlook
Wildcard Round vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Gus Edwards had only 12 carries for 76 yards last week against the Browns, but he averaged 6.3 yards per carry, helping him to a 5.2-yard season average, fifth in the league among qualified rushers. Edwards’ production has helped him maintain a steady workload through the second half of the season, and he should continue to get plenty of two-down work in the Ravens’ rushing attack throughout the playoffs.
This week, Edwards faces a Chargers defense that has allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. Edwards ran for 92 yards and caught a 13-yard pass – only his second reception of the season – when these two teams faced off two weeks ago, and his production this week should be similar. Edwards is a solid RB2 option with a high floor and a low ceiling this week.