3 Rookies in Great Situations for Fantasy Success

RB J.K. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens (Rd.2 Pk.23)

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I must commend the Ravens for their selection of Dobbins, they have no complacency. From the outside it seems like a waste, why get another runner when you were #1 in rushing last year? Well, because it’s not everyday you find a 2,000 yard, 20 touchdown running back in the 2nd round. The Ravens did and the league should be on notice right away. According to pro-football-reference.com, the 2019 Ravens ran the ball 98 more times and for nearly 1,000 more yards than the 2nd ranked team in the league (49ers). Of course Lamar Jackson having a legendary season was the main component for Baltimore’s ground attack, but with success comes attention, and with all that attention going towards Jackson, I predict Dobbins will reap the rewards. Ahead of Dobbins on the depth chart is 30 year old Mark Ingram. Ingram has had a successful pro career, thriving in his role as backup to Alvin Kamara. A role I think the Ravens will implement him into with Dobbins on the team. Spotrac.com notes that the Ravens will have the option of releasing Ingram after this season with little dead money. Aside from Ingram, the Ravens have last year’s 4th rounder Justice Hill and former un-drafted free agent Gus Edwards, who I figure will mainly be used as spell backs.

All of that being said, I like Dobbins to get roughly 800 yards and 6 tds in his rookie year, with extraordinary dynasty value for years to come.

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