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Gus Edwards

#2 RB,


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RANK: 65



RANK: 66


28 yrs


6'1'' / 238 lbs



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Injured, should be ready for camp

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-06-13

Coach Jim Harbaugh said Thursday that Edwards (undisclosed) worked to the side with trainers during mandatory minicamp and that there's a "high possibility" he will be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp, Kris Rhim of reports.

Edwards' injury details remain undisclosed, and while it doesn't currently appear that the Chargers are seriously worried about his status, fantasy managers would certainly prefer for the 29-year-old not to be nicked up at this stage of the offseason. Harbaugh also revealed that Edwards wasn't present for voluntary OTAs. Following the departure of Austin Ekeler, Edwards appears to have a clear path to the No. 1 backfield gig to begin the 2024 season, health permitting. J.K. Dobbins, rookie sixth-rounder Kimani Vidal, and 2022 fourth-rounder Isaiah Spiller are all also options to compete for work. If Edwards ends up missing significant time this offseason, leaving first-team reps up for grabs, that could pave the way to a true backfield committee forming.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingRushing StatsReceiving Stats
7 CLE Outdoor 63° 18.6 4th 1.16-6.546.516664.1242%10000036%
8 @TB Outdoor 76° 6.5 20th 0.592.043.511655.9072%31000033%
12 @JAC Outdoor 77° 9.2 13th 0.57-3.045.516523.3146%10000046%
13 DEN Outdoor 63° 1.2 26th 0.20-8.538.56122.0042%00000021%
14 @PIT Outdoor 42° 6.6 14th 0.512.537.513665.1032%10000031%
15 @CLE Outdoor 34° 5.5 18th 0.793.038.57557.9042%21000025%
16 ATL Outdoor 17° 9.9 13th 0.90-6.535.511999.0037%41000032%
17 PIT Outdoor 44° 0.2 24th 0.07-1.535.5320.700%00000011%
18 @CIN Outdoor 38° 1.6 28th 0.4011.041.54164.000%10000015%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 12 57.30.8359th480.35.845%
Away Outdoor 11 47.60.7468th440.54.452%
Away Retractable Dome 2 18.40.7356th480.54.665%

Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2018 23 BAL 11 6 90 55th13771825.250%174025%2200
2019 24 BAL 16 1 93 52nd13371125.453%205122%7450
2020 25 BAL 16 6 128 37th14472365.054%168026%91290
2022 27 BAL 9 4 59 65th8743335.043%133017%000
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Projected lead back

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-04-29

Following the recent NFL draft, Edwards profiles as the Chargers' lead back as the 2024 season approaches, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

In the wake of the offseason departure of prior lead back Austin Ekeler, the Chargers' backfield has undergone an overhaul, with Edwards and J.K. Dobbins (Achilles) -- both former Baltimore Ravens -- arriving via free agency and Kimani Vidal through the 2024 draft, joining returnee Isaiah Spiller, a 2022 fourth-rounder. In that context, Popper suggests that Edwards, who GM Joe Hortiz described as a "bell cow" back in March, is in line to get the bulk of the team's work out of the gate this season, while Dobbins bounces back from his Achilles' injury and Vidal and Spiller make their cases to carve out complementary roles in the Los Angeles offense.

Headed west to L.A.

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-11

Edwards has agreed to a two-year deal with the Chargers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The pending deal is set to reunite Edwards with former Ravens and current Chargers assistant Greg Roman. 17 regular season games with Baltimore in 2023, Edwards carried 198 times for 810 yards and 13 TDs to go along with 12 catches for 180 yards. With Los Angeles, the Rutgers product -- who turns 29 next month -- seems destined to carve out a significant early-down role, though at this stage the composition of the Chargers' backfield is TBD, given that Austin Ekeler is slated to become an unrestricted free agent.

Discussing deal with Ravens

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-29

GM Eric DeCosta said Tuesday that the Ravens and Edwards are already discussing a new contract, Clifton Brown and Ryan Mink of the team's official website report.

Edwards can become a free agent but might end up re-signing before that happens. If so, it wouldn't necessarily prevent the Ravens from signing one of the big-name RBs available in free agency, though it would at least marginally decrease the odds of that happening. The team also has Justice Hill and Keaton Mitchell (torn ACL) under contract for 2024, though the former mostly played special teams before last season and the latter might not be ready for Week 1. DeCosta also suggested that he'd still have interest in re-signing J.K. Dobbins, who is rehabbing an Achilles' tear after playing only nine games combined the past three seasons.

Limited to four touches in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-28

Edwards rushed three times for 20 yards and secured his only target for 16 yards in the Ravens' 17-10 AFC Championship Game loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Edwards did plenty with his sparse opportunities, but the Ravens took an atypical pass-heavy approach, even before game script dictated as much. That left the veteran back with little to do on the afternoon, leading to his lowest touch count since Week 17 of the 2022 campaign. Edwards' lackluster season-closing performance notwithstanding, the Rutgers product enjoyed a highly successful regular season that saw him post a career-high 810 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns while adding new personal bests in receptions (12) and receiving yards (180) as well across 17 games.

Role slips in postseason

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-20

Edwards rushed the ball 10 times for 40 yards in Saturday's 34-10 win over the Texans. He added one reception on two targets for -1 yard.

Edwards was out-touched and gained by Justice Hill in the blowout win. He still maintained his role near the goal line, though he was stuffed on an attempt from the two-yard line early in the second quarter, only to have Lamar Jackson throw for a score one play later. Much like the regular season, Edwards' fantasy value will come down to his ability to find the end zone, particularly as it now appears that Hill has an upper hand for work outside the red zone.

Poor fantasy output Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-06

Edwards rushed 10 times for 48 yards with a lost fumble and was not targeted as a receiver in Sunday's 17-10 loss to Pittsburgh.

Edwards performed well on a per-carry basis, but his fantasy line suffered from a lack of touchdowns coupled with a fumble in the fourth quarter of Saturday's loss. Backup Melvin Gordon also coughed up the rock earlier in the contest, giving both teams two turnovers on eight combined loose balls in slick conditions at M&T Bank Stadium. Edwards' 10 carries finished ahead of the aforementioned Gordon (seven) and Justice Hill (zero), putting the veteran on track to lead the Ravens' backfield committee in the AFC divisional round.

Solid numbers in Week 17 win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Edwards rushed 16 times for 68 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' 56-19 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

Edwards led the Ravens in rushing yards, and although he wasn't involved at all in the passing game, he made up for it with his 13th touchdown of the campaign on a one-yard run just after the halfway point of the second quarter. Justice Hill provided the explosive plays for Baltimore's ground game Sunday, but Edwards played his usual role of early-down grinder with aplomb. Both players could well be rested altogether in Week 18 against the Steelers, however, considering the Ravens clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC with Sunday's rout.

Keeps finding end zone

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-25

Edwards rushed the ball nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 33-19 win over the 49ers. He also recorded one reception on one target for 39 yards.

Edwards took a back seat to Justice Hill in overall opportunities in the absence of Keaton Mitchell (knee), but he still managed one of his more productive games from a yardage perspective. He delivered in his typical goal-line role by plunging into the end zone from one yard away early in the second quarter. Uncharacteristically, he also delivered as a pass catcher on a 39-yard catch and run just after halftime, though he was denied the end zone from five yards away one play later. It appears that Edwards has moved into a timeshare in the backfield with Hill, though he's almost certain to maintain goal-line opportunities -- maintaining his fantasy appeal.

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