Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards suffered a suspected torn ACL during practice on Thursday afternoon, as reported by Adam Schefter:
Edwards had been rising in fantasy value recently due to the injuries suffered by the Ravens backfield. Edwards was slated to take the RB1 role in the prolific Ravens' rushing offense, and now it will likely be Ty'Son Williams or Le'Veon Bell taking a 1A/1B role for the Ravens.
Edwards' injury is significant because the Ravens have been the top rushing team in the NFL for three consecutive years. Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman has also guided the team to three consecutive years leading the league in rushing attempts, with top 3 finishes in rushing touchdowns as well.
Ty'Son Williams – a former practice squad player – looks to share time with veteran Le'Veon Bell, each of whom are the prime candidates to take snaps in the Ravens offense. Free agents could be considered as well, including Latavius Murray (recently released by the New Orleans Saints) and Todd Gurley. Whoever takes the lead RB role could be in for a huge fantasy season under Greg Roman's rush-heavy system.
Stay tuned to FTN for more information on the Ravens' backfield situation as it unfolds.