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Gus Edwards Fantasy Week 15 Streamer Option Against Pathetic Jaguars Run Defense

The Ravens and Browns put on quite the show on Monday night, but it wasn’t an aerial shootout like we’ve been accustomed to in 2020. Instead, each offense bullied the opposing defense on the ground, and the Ravens looked like the Ravens again. Lamar Jackson turned back the clock to 2019 and when he wasn’t stuck to the toilet, he was a nightmare for the Browns’ defense.

Most importantly, we got further clarity on the Ravens’ backfield: JK Dobbins is the team’s lead back, Gus Edwards is option B, and Mark Ingram is irrelevant.

The former Buckeye led the way with 13 carries on 61 percent of the offensive snaps, but the Gus Bus rumbled for 49 yards and two scores on seven carries and saw the field on 26 percent of the team’s snaps. Edwards has now scored in two of his last three games and has totaled 150 yards on the ground in his last two outings. With the pathetic Jaguars defense up next and the Ravens’ abandoning the passing game, Gus Edwards is a very solid fantasy Week 15 streamer option for RB-needy fantasy squads.

While most think of the Gus Bus as a plodder who steals carries from the more gifted Dobbins, he’s developed his game and is a solid fit in Greg Roman’s run-centric attack.

“Not to be outdone, Edwards’ offseason commitment to getting faster and more explosive was on full display Monday on the two touchdown runs with the way he was able to gain the edge,” wrote The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec. “He’s still a power back, but he has more speed and elusiveness to his game this year and that’s a credit to the work he’s put in to get leaner and quicker.”

What’s even more interesting, is Ingram played one measly snap against the Browns, a failed flea-flicker, and never saw the field again. Since Week 2, Ingram hasn’t played over 20 snaps and he has touched the ball five-plus times just once in the last five games.

Thus, it looks like Roman’s three-headed attack has decreased to a two-headed attack — plus Jackson, of course.

As noted, the Ravens will look to bully a Jaguars run defense that just got its shit kicked in by Derrick Henry and is one of only five defenses in the league that’s allowed at least 30 PPR points per game to opposing backfields.

Even though Edwards is technically the second-fiddle, he’s a solid streamer (38 percent owned) with high touchdown upside in fantasy Week 15.

The Gus Bus comes in at RB24 (+8 vs ECR) on The Wolf’s Week 15 Fantasy Rankings.

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