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J.K. Dobbins

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College: Ohio State | 2 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 212 lbs
Birth Date: 12/17/1998
2022 Bye Week: 10

Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 197 RB

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2022 RTSports Outlook

Dobbins missed the entire season after tearing his ACL in the Ravens last preseason game. He will be healthy and ready to go for this coming year. Dobbins had 925 total yards and nine scores his rookie season. He should be the starter from day one and get plenty of work in an offense that likes to run often. He will lose out on some carries because the Ravens like to rotate backs, but should be the top ball carrier for the team. Dobbins is a strong back that does his best work between the tackles. He is tough to bring down because of his size and strength. He was second overall in yards per carry after contact his rookie year. Dobbins didn't get a ton of catches his rookie season but is a well-rounded back that can play three downs.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Don't forget about Dobbins after missing all of last year. He can be a top fantasy back. He isn't in that elite category but could be considered a low-end No. 1 or solid No. 2 back. He has good touchdown potential and should be very consistent in this run-heavy offense. Expect around 1,400 total yards, 40 receptions and double-digit touchdowns.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins exemplifies the team's culture of toughness and tenacity, which they build into their punishing run game. As a rookie in 2020, he finished as the RB22, with 134 carries for 805 yards and nine touchdowns, adding 18 receptions for 120 receiving yards. The 23-year-old was explosive, averaging six yards per attempt, and primed for a promising 2021 season with the opportunity to take on a more prominent role. Unfortunately, this promise was derailed by an ACL tear in pre-season, ending his chance to unlock his potential. While every individual is different, the timing of the injury provides him with a full year to recover and be ready for Week 1, which most injury experts believe is sufficient. This was further cemented by Ravens GM Eric DeCosta, who recently issued a statement expressing confidence the 2020 second-round pick will be healthy for week one. Despite losing Dobbins, Gus Edwards, andJustice Hillfor the season, along withLamar Jacksonfor part of the season, the Ravens continued to prioritize their running game, rushing the ball 30.4 times per game, ranking third in the NFL. Combine this with back-to-back league-leading seasons in 2019 and 2020, and it becomes clear the Ravens' game plan is to pound the rock. Health and ADP will be essential to monitor because Dobbins is currently ranked 23rd in Rotoballer's rankings with an ADP of 43 overall, which is too low for the lead back on the league's best rushing attack. Expect his ADP to increase, but once his health is confirmed, he warrants consideration as a top 15 back, drafted as one of the top 30 players overall.

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins exemplifies the team's culture of toughness and tenacity, which they build into their punishing run game. As a rookie in 2020, he finished as the RB22, with 134 carries for 805 yards and nine touchdowns, adding 18 receptions for 120 receiving yards. The 23-year-old was explosive, averaging six yards per attempt, and primed for a promising 2021 season with the opportunity to take on a more prominent role. Unfortunately, this promise was derailed by an ACL tear in pre-season, ending his chance to unlock his potential. While every individual is different, the timing of the injury provides him with a full year to recover and be ready for Week 1, which most injury experts believe is sufficient. This was further cemented by Ravens GM Eric DeCosta, who recently issued a statement expressing confidence the 2020 second-round pick will be healthy for week one. Despite losing Dobbins, Gus Edwards, andJustice Hillfor the season, along withLamar Jacksonfor part of the season, the Ravens continued to prioritize their running game, rushing the ball 30.4 times per game, ranking third in the NFL. Combine this with back-to-back league-leading seasons in 2019 and 2020, and it becomes clear the Ravens' game plan is to pound the rock. Health and ADP will be essential to monitor because Dobbins is currently ranked 23rd in Rotoballer's rankings with an ADP of 43 overall, which is too low for the lead back on the league's best rushing attack. Expect his ADP to increase, but once his health is confirmed, he warrants consideration as a top 15 back, drafted as one of the top 30 players overall.

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Player Notes
Aug 16 10:10am ET

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) returned to the practice field at training camp on Monday and looked more comfortable running and going through drills than he did for practices last week after he was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list. "He looked good," head coach John Harbaugh said. "He's kind of back on track, and I thought he looked a little better than he did before. So, he continues to improve, and we'll see where it goes." The Ravens are hopeful that Dobbins will be ready in time for the Sept. 11 regular season opener, but there are no guarantees. The 23-year-old isn't likely to play in the preseason, but the important thing is he still has a chance to be ready for Week 1. When healthy, Dobbins should be the leader of this backfield, although he's a risky RB2 given his current status.

From RotoBaller

Aug 13 6:40pm ET

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) is expected to return to practice on Monday, head coach John Harbaugh relayed to James Palmer of NFL Network. Dobbins was recently activated from the PUP list but has yet to take the field for an official practice session as the team continues to exercise caution. Dobbins missed all of 2021 with a torn ACL but, as of now, is expected to suit up come Week 1 of his age-23 season. The Ohio State product impressed as a rookie in 2020, totaling 805 rushing yards, 120 receiving yards, and nine touchdowns. He should be viewed as a mid-to-low RB2 option ahead of upcoming fantasy drafts.

From RotoBaller

Aug 13 12:50pm ET

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) has been held out of practice Saturday as the team continues to exercise caution in reinserting him to the mix. Head coach John Harbaugh recently admitted that Dobbins isn't a surefire option for the team out of the backfield in Week 1 as he makes his way back from a torn ACL that knocked him out for the entire 2021 campaign. The expectation is for Dobbins to rejoin practice Monday. Fellow running back Gus Edwards (knee) is also a question mark for Week 1, but Dobbins would be the bell cow of the Baltimore backfield if cleared. After compiling 805 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground as a rookie in '21, Dobbins would be a strong RB2 option in most fantasy formats, even coming off the injury. For now, Mike Davis, Nate McCrary and Justice Hill figure to all factor prominently into the Ravens' rushing game plans.

From RotoBaller

Aug 11 9:40pm ET

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) still isn't a lock for the regular season opener against the Jets. Head coach John Harbaugh recently shed some light on the topic during a SiriusXM interview, commenting the next two weeks will "tell the story" regarding Dobbins' Week 1 potential. The former Ohio State Buckeye will need to show progress surrounding his surgically repaired knee, specifically its range of motion, quickness, and how it extends during strides. With Dobbins and Gus Edwards (knee) uncertain to be active to start the year, Mike Davis, Tyler Badie, and Justice Hill could see more snaps versus New York and potentially beyond.

From RotoBaller

Aug 9 7:14pm ET

Dynasty | The Ravens activated running back J.K. Dobbins from the PUP list Dynasty Analysis: Dobbins was pushing to return and was granted the green light on Monday and it's said he's on track to be ready for week one. It's been a year since Dobbins tore his ACL and his timeline for return was expected to allow for full-health by week one. It's great news for Dobbins, the Ravens and his dynasty coaches who badly missed his presence in 2021. The bruising runner rushed for 805 yards and nine touchdowns in his rookie year on only 134 carries, good for an amazing 6.0 ypc. average. The question for Dobbins will surround his role within the teams committee rotation, including the impact of Lamar Jackson's rushing prowess. But as seen with his rookie year production, a healthy allotment of touches should provide for an even greater runway for increased 2022 production. Touchdown totals will be a concern inside the five yard line as fantasy coaches wait to see how the team will utilize Jackson's capable legs, perhaps at the expense of Dobbins. He's listed as DLF's RB14, showing that there's more than a little concern about Dobbins' injury when paired with Jackson under-center.

Aug 8 2:10pm ET

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list on Monday and is on track to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season against the New York Jets, according to sources. Dobbins has been saying all along that he was ready to practice in training camp, but the Ravens brought him along slowly after he missed all of last year with a torn ACL and other ligament damage in his knee. Gus Edwards (knee), who also missed all of 2021 with a torn ACL, remains behind Dobbins in his recovery. The 23-year-old Dobbins figures to be Baltimore's lead back in a run-heavy offensive attack if he's healthy this year, making him the most attractive RB in fantasy on this team. He'll continue to rise on draft boards as an RB2 if he doesn't suffer any setbacks between now and Week 1.

From RotoBaller

Aug 7 12:13pm ET

Dynasty | Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins is pushing to return to the field and may be re-evaluated on Monday Dynasty Analysis: Nearly a year removed from the ACL injury which ended his 2021 season, all indications are that Dobbins is healthy and on-target for a return for the season opener. That said, the Ravens are taking a very cautious approach and haven't ruled out the back starting the season on the PUP list, missing the first four games in the process. In the end, expectation remains that Dobbins will be activated soon and with the Ravens recommitting to their run-first roots, his return, whenever that may be, will be a huge boost. He's listed as DLF's RB14.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Aug 6 6:40pm ET

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins "is pushing" to get back on the field and will probably be the next player activated from the PUP list, head coach John Harbaugh told Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. The team is expected to re-evaluate his status on Monday. Dobbins is recovering from an ACL tear and other damage, but it appears that he is nearing a return to the field and should be ready for Week 1. As a rookie in 2020, he registered 805 rushing yards, 120 receiving yards, and nine touchdowns. He sports an ADP of 64 and should be viewed as a mid-range RB2 this coming season.

From RotoBaller

Jul 28 7:50pm ET

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) appeared on several occasions to be trying to convince team officials to green light him to return to practice at training camp on Wednesday. He was seen having animated conversations with general manager Eric DeCosta, team president Sashi Brown and outside linebacker Justin Houston. Head coach John Harbaugh said Dobbins has made it clear he thinks he's ready to practice, but "that's up to the doctors." The 23-year-old began camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list after missing all of last year. Although his knee injury was more serious than Gus Edwards', it looks like Dobbins is on track to return before his backfield mate. Both RBs are questionable for Week 1 at this point, but Dobbins is expected to be the primary back in Baltimore's run-first offense once he's healthy.

From RotoBaller

Jul 23 12:00am ET

The Baltimore Ravens placed running backs J.K. Dobbins (knee) and Gus Edwards (knee), left tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle), outside linebacker Tyus Bowser (Achilles), cornerback Marcus Peters (knee) and safety Ar'Darius Washington (foot) on the Physically Unable to Perform list to open training camp. Both Dobbins and Edwards suffered torn ACLs -- Dobbins also had LCL and meniscus damage -- and missed all of 2021. Dobbins has been adamant that he'll be ready for Week 1, but there's no guarantee that will happen, making him a risky low-end RB2/high-end RB3 for fantasy managers. The 23-year-old should be Baltimore's top backfield option when healthy in a run-first offense, but his health is a big question mark right now. The Ravens signed veteran Mike Davis for depth this offseason.

From RotoBaller

Jul 19 1:00am ET

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) hasn't had any setbacks, but his injury is a serious one, and he's not a lock to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. The Ravens also have no incentive to rush him back after they protected themselves with veteran Mike Davis in free agency. Dobbins suffered a torn ACL and damage to his meniscus and LCL in late August of last year and missed all of the 2021 season. Baltimore also drafted rookies Tyler Badie and Ricky Person and have Gus Edwards (knee), although he's also coming off a lost season due to a torn ACL. Dobbins should be heavily involved in the Ravens backfield once he does return, but he's shaping up as a risky low-end RB2 in fantasy drafts this fall.

From RotoBaller

Jul 19 1:00am ET

In a response to an earlier report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) isn't a sure thing to be ready for Week 1 this year, Dobbins responding by writing, "Okay I'm tired of being quiet come to me for your source @RapSheet because I might not even go on PUP because that's how good my rehab is going and I'm damn sure going to be ready for Week 1." Dobbins missed all of 2021 when he tore his ACL and also suffered meniscus and LCL damage last August. His status at the beginning of training camp at the end of July will tell us a lot. If healthy for Week 1, the 23-year-old should be the leader of Baltimore backfield, although he will have to share work with Gus Edwards, who is also returning from an ACL tear.

From RotoBaller

Jul 18 5:13pm ET

Dynasty | Shortly after Ian Rapoport reported that Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins may not be ready for week one of the regular season, Dobbins himself immediately responded that he feels great and may not start the season on the PUP list. Dynasty Analysis: Dobbins complete quote was: "Okay I'm tired of being quiet… come to me for your source@RapSheet because I might not even go on PUP because that's how good my rehab is going and I'm damn sure going to be ready for week 1." It certainly seems like Dobbins is confident he'll be starting week one but we'll all have to wait and see. He's unlikely to play a snap in the preseason and we'll likely know just prior to kickoff of the 2022 regular season. The 23-year-old is ranked as DLF's RB13 and presents an upside value opportunity as long as he remains healthy.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jul 2 12:00am ET

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (knee), who tore the ACL in his left knee in the final preseason game last fall, is highly unlikely to play in the preseason this year. There have been reports that Dobbins also sustained LCL damage to his knee, although the Ravens have only confirmed the torn ACL. The 23-year-old was mostly a bystander during organized team activities, although he did catch some balls from the Jugs machine. There has been outside pessimism about Dobbins' availability and effectiveness in 2022, but the Ravens say he's on track and expect him to be a factor. The most logical expectation is for him to start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Dobbins will be an extremely risky RB2/3 selection for fantasy managers coming off his serious knee injury.

From RotoBaller

Jun 17 4:00pm ET

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said it's too early to say whether running backs J.K. Dobbins (knee) and Gus Edwards (knee) and offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle) will be ready on Day 1 of training camp next month. Harbaugh said they all have "a chance," but he's more "hopeful" for Week 1 of the regular season. Edwards has an easier path to be ready on time, since Dobbins is recovering from an ACL tear and LCL damage to his knee. Assuming both are at full health, Dobbins is the more attractive fantasy option as a risk/reward, low-end RB2. Edwards probably won't be drafted in standard-sized leagues, while former Falcons running back Mike Davis will only be an option if neither Dobbins nor Edwards are ready to go for Week 1.

From RotoBaller

Jun 13 2:50pm ET

Baltimore Ravens running backs J.K. Dobbins (knee) and Gus Edwards (knee) are expected to be somewhat limited early in the season. Both players are coming off season-ending ACL injuries from last season. That being said, the Ravens are going to be cautious with both players, which means they'll likely keep more running backs on the roster. Tyler Badie could very well get some early season action with the Ravens limiting Dobbins and Edwards. He could be someone worth stashing on the bench while this situation gets sorted out. Fantasy managers should prepare for Dobbins and Edwards to have slow starts to the season as the team works them back into the flow.

From RotoBaller

Jun 6 10:50am ET

The Baltimore Ravens are optimistic that running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) will be a factor this season, whether it's in Week 1 or later. However, the Ravens will be prepared if Dobbins and Gus Edwards, who is also coming off a torn ACL, can't find their pre-injury form early in 2022. Fantasy managers should be concerned about whether Dobbins and Edwards will be effective after their knee injuries last year, but if either is fully healthy, you can expect the Ravens to run plenty. Given the uncertainty with those two players, the Ravens brought in Mike Davis in free agency and drafted rookie Tyler Badie for extra depth. Justice Hill could also have a great chance to make the final roster.

From RotoBaller

Apr 30 2:00pm ET

The Ravens bolstered its offensive line by taking tackle Daniel Faalele of Minnesota at pick No. 110 of the 2022 NFL Draft. Baltimore has been getting praise from all directions for the value it has secured in this draft. Selecting a tackle to go along with center Tyler Linderbaum certainly indicates a shift back to the Ravens' identity that made the team a contender before last year. Trading away wide receiver Marquise Brown and picking up two offensive linemen is undoubtedly a good sign for the Baltimore running game, particularly for lead back J.K. Dobbins.

From RotoBaller

Mar 28 12:20pm ET

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said that running backs J.K. Dobbins (knee) and Gus Edwards (knee) are making progress but will likely start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. The Ravens will play it safe with both players after they missed the entire 2021 season with torn ACLs. Baltimore didn't have any notable offseason additions to their backfield (at least not yet), signaling that the Ravens are optimistic that both Dobbins and Edwards should be ready for the start of the regular season. The Ravens relied on a lot of veterans Devonta Freeman and Latavius Murray in 2021, but Dobbins is expected to be the team's primary RB this year, with Edwards also mixing in.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 30-Aug-2021: BAL J.K. Dobbins - On IR - torn left ACL
  • 04-Dec-2020: BAL J.K. Dobbins - Reinstated
  • 23-Nov-2020: BAL J.K. Dobbins - Reserve, Non-Football Injury - COVID-19
  • 07-May-2020: BAL - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2023)
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