Sunday night saw an interesting shift occur in the Ravens backfield. Rookie RB Keaton Mitchell led the team with 64 rushing yards on 9 carries in Week 12 vs. the Chargers. Mitchell also roped in 2 catches for 25 yards as a pass-catcher. His teammate Gus Edwards wasn t too far behind in the box score (8 carries, 26 yards), but the veteran appeared on 26.7% of Baltimore s offensive snaps. By contrast, Mitchell saw a season-high 46.4% snap rate and played on 59.5% of the Ravens early downs. Has Mitchell become the Ravens RB1? It s tough to say as of now, and they are set to go on bye in Week 13. Still, this ll be a situation worth monitoring approaching the fantasy playoffs.
Kyle Dvorchak breaks down his fantasy football starts and sits for Week 12 of the 2023 NFL season.
Ravens RB Gus Edwards led the team with 11 carries in Sunday's loss to the Browns. He managed just 24 yards -- his lowest total all season -- but scored for the fourth straight game. That last stat has been key to Edwards' fantasy value (and his risk). The biggest positive from Sunday was Edwards reclaiming the backfield rush lead after resting through the second half of blowout win in Week 9. His 11 attempts vs. Cleveland more than doubled the combined total (5) of Keaton Mitchell and Justice Hill. The schedule looks merely decent the next weeks, before a Week 13 bye. And Baltimore has no strongly positive rushing matchups the rest of the way. That could give Edwards some sell potential, but don't be afraid to just hold him for the TD upside if you can't get a good return.