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Sports Fantasy football waiver wire: Gus Edwards takes over as Ravens' lead back

01:51  25 november  2020
01:51  25 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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The 2020 Baltimore Ravens have made for a tricky situation for fantasy football owners. They have a three-headed running back group, with Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins. And on Sunday, he led the team with 15 carries. He’s among this week’s waiver wire targets.

Fantasy Football Week 12 Early Waiver Wire . Gus Edwards , RB, Ravens . Alex Collins seemed ticketed for a big day early in the Ravens ’ 24-21 win over the Bengals, running for a 7-yard Winston will likely take back over as the starter when the Buccaneers host the 49ers in Week 12.

With just two weeks remaining in most fantasy football leagues' regular seasons, teams still in contention for the playoffs should be thankful for a full slate of games in Week 12. With no byes to worry about (until next week), we can stuff our rosters with players from every team on the menu.

a group of football players on the field: Ravens running back Gus Edwards rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown against the Steelers in Week 8. © Mitchell Layton, USA TODAY Sports Ravens running back Gus Edwards rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown against the Steelers in Week 8.

First of all, a quick look back to Week 11, when the No. 1 topic in fantasy football was Taysom Hill getting the nod as the Saints’ starting quarterback – while also being eligible in some leagues (ESPN in particular) as a tight end.

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Ravens RB Alex Collins was benched in favor of Gus Edwards in Baltimore’s victory over Cincinnati. That puts Blount firmly back on the fantasy radar. He’d be the primary back for the Lions if Winston will likely take back over as the starter when the Buccaneers host the 49ers in Week 12.

The Ravens ' Gus Edwards should be the lead running back this week after teammates Mark Just in time for Thanksgiving, the byes decided to take some time off (Heads up, they're back to Send your fantasy football waiver wire questions on Twitter @MarcasG or Instagram at MarcasG.

Congratulations to fantasy managers who were able to take advantage as Hill outscored all other tight ends in standard scoring (and all except Travis Kelce in PPR).

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Unfortunately, the gravy train is over. ESPN has rescinded Hill's eligibility there.

However, it's also worth noting that after passing for 233 yards, rushing for 51 and scoring two touchdowns, Hill was the No. 3 fantasy quarterback in Week 11. And he projects to be a QB1 again this week at Denver. That's 2020 for ya.

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Gus Edwards may have just found himself a starting job in the NFL, as he clearly played ahead of Alex Collins in a Week 11 victory. If he takes that job, he probably won't be a star, but he can be valuable to your fantasy football team. And the Ravens quarterback in that game, Lamar Jackson

Get the latest fantasy news, stats, and injury updates for Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards Edwards carried 14 times for 26 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 30-28 win over the With Mark Ingram exiting due to an ankle injury, Edwards led the team in carries and found the

Now, turning to this week's waiver wire, it just might be time to reacquire some former starters who had previously fallen out of favor.

Previously, we recommended bids based on a free agent acquisition budget (FAAB) of $100 for the season. But at this late stage of the season, if you have any funds left, use them any way you can to strengthen your roster!

BEST BETS

RB Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens. With both Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins out on Thanksgiving night after testing positive for COVID-19, Edwards takes over as the Ravens' primary back. Before dismissing him because the game is at Pittsburgh, remember Edwards had his best game of the season in Week 8 against the Steelers. In deep leagues, backup Justice Hill could even be worth adding in case Ingram and/or Dobbins are out for multiple weeks.

WR Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers. The Packers’ No. 2 wide receiver to start the season, Lazard returned from core muscle surgery on Sunday with a pair of catches. He’ll have a much larger role in the offense going forward.

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Get a head start on the race to the fantasy waiver wire with our watch list ahead of Week 5 games. Justice Hill, Ravens (10) | Gus Edwards , Ravens (8). The Ravens let both Hill and Edwards figure more heavily into playing time of Week 4 If that happens, Wilkins takes over the early-down work.

Fantasy Football Week 12 Waiver Wire : Taysom Hill and other priority adds for the playoff push. Gus Edwards , Baltimore Ravens (28%). J.K. Dobbins appeared to seize control of the Ravens ’ backfield Which players should you be targeting on your fantasy football waiver wire in Week 12?

RB James White, New England Patriots. White took over the receiving role on Sunday after Rex Burkhead exited with what turned out to be a season-ending knee injury. White was targeted nine times, catching six, for 64 yards. Sony Michel (quad) will likely to return to action for the first time since Week 3, but he could split touches with Damien Harris. White has the best path to fantasy success.

WR Damiere Byrd, New England Patriots. The Pats receiving corps is becoming almost as unpredictable as the backfield. For a couple weeks, Jakobi Meyers looked like the primary wideout. But it was Byrd’s turn at Houston in Week 11. He caught six passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. That kind of production is intriguing.

RB Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks. Carson should be active on Sunday for the first time since suffering a foot injury five weeks ago. However, Carlos Hyde was solid last Thursday after his own three-week absence – rushing for 79 yards and a touchdown. Grab either one, if available. If both are still out there, target Hyde If you need immediate help; go with Carson if you’re looking for a potential playoff starter.

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REPLACEMENTS

TE Jordan Reed, San Francisco 49ers. With the Niners on bye last week, Reed may be available in many leagues. He had a season-high 62 receiving yards in his last game ... and George Kittle isn't walking through that door anytime soon. If you need a dart throw at tight end (to replace Taysom Hill, perhaps?), Reed has a decent schedule the next several weeks.

RB Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions. The Lions don't expect to have D'Andre Swift (concussion) active for their traditional Thanksgiving Day opener, and veteran Adrian Peterson doesn't seem to have anything left in the tank. Johnson has shown some flashes before and, unlike Peterson, he can be a weapon in the passing game.

WR Breshad Perriman, New York Jets. Perriman has missed four games due to injuries, but when he has played he actually has been pretty good. He had another long touchdown last week and QB Joe Flacco seems content to air things out on a regular basis these days.

For additional players who could still be available in your league, check out last week's waiver wire picks. And follow Gardner on Twitter @SteveAGardner.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fantasy football waiver wire: Gus Edwards takes over as Ravens' lead back

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