On Monday, the Baltimore Ravens announced the unfortunate news that multiple members of their organization had tested positive for COVID-19 following their Week 11 loss to the Tennessee Titans. While every team has had to deal with the ongoing pandemic in one way or another, this is a concerning situation since the Ravens are set to compete in an important divisional matchup against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers three days from now. As confirmed by coach Jon Harbaugh, Ravens running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins have tested positive for the coronavirus, and will be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. This means that they miss this week's matchup against the Steelers. It's clearly a big blow to the top rushing offense in the league, but all is not lost in Baltimore's backfield just yet. The Ravens have two capable backs who still figure to play this Thanksgiving, so head coach John Harbaugh won't have to change up the game plan too much.
Gus Edwards figures to step in as Lamar Jackson's partner in the backfield, and he has proven over the past few seasons that he's worth a shot on your fantasy football squad if you're looking for a replacement. In 10 games this season, he has rushed for 376 yards and three touchdowns on 85 carries. While Ingram and Dobbins may be more notable names, it's actually Edwards who has received the most carries this season behind Jackson. He's tied for the team lead in rushing touchdowns, is third in rushing yards and is averaging 4.4 yards per carry -- which ranks second among Ravens running backs.