J.K. Dobbins may open camp as the third string running back

According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN, Baltimore Ravens rookie running back J.K. Dobbins is slated to open camp as the third string running back behind Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards.

Fantasy Impact: 

Despite being drafted as an RB3 redraft leagues, it is no sure thing that J.K. Dobbins even opens the season as Mark Ingram’s top backup. Gus Edwards, while more of an early down runner, has been an effective committee back to this point of his career (his 5.29 yards per carry over the past two seasons leads the NFL). Edwards will open camp as the top backup, and could be an early season impediment to Dobbins seeing consistent touches as a member of the Ravens backfield. The long term upside is tantalizing, but aside from managing to beat out Edwards, Dobbins also needs to siphon touches from Mark Ingram to earn standalone value. Coming from the run-pass-option heavy Ohio State, he is an ideal system fit, but Dobbins would need to become just the second rookie running back in 12 years to rush for more than 600 yards for John Harbaugh. The upside is undeniable, but there is significant opportunity cost and ADP based risk baked into acquiring him in redraft leagues.

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