Gus Edwards

RB · Los Angeles Chargers

Height 6'1" Weight 238
DOB 1995-04-13 Age 29.0
College Rutgers

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 52 (Tier 7) · ADP (12-team PPR): 17.02, 194th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 7
50Kendre Miller, NO1121.814.03
51D'Onta Foreman, CHI1327.915.027.4
52Gus Edwards, BAL1329.017.026.6
53Chase Brown, CIN724.116.05
54Roschon Johnson, CHI1323.212.06
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Chargers Want To Have Strong Running Game

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    The Los Angeles Chargers have relied too heavily on the arm of quarterback Justin Herbert in recent seasons, and new head coach Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff plan to change that trend quickly in 2024. They plan to lean on their running backs to keep defenses puzzled and Herbert's life easier. It's the only kind of offense that new coordinator Greg Roman has operated in his career. Run-game coordinator and tight ends coach Andy Bischoff said the team will strive for a "balanced offense that brings out the greatest strengths in everyone on the unit." They'll be looking to be more physical up front with the offensive line. While this type of offense will mean less attempts for Herbert, it could make him more efficient when he does drop back to pass. RB Gus Edwards scored a career-high 13 TDs last year in Baltimore and should once again have plenty of fantasy appeal.

    Apr 10 · Source via Los Angeles Chargers Gus Edwards Justin Herbert
  • RB Gus Edwards Addresses Chargers Deal

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    Gus Edwards was one of several running backs who found a new home early in free agency. The former Ravens producer inked a two-year, $6.5MM deal with the Chargers, giving him the chance to operate as his new team's lead back. That agreement also gave the former UDFA the opportunity to reunite with Greg Roman, who is [...]

    Apr 8 · Pro Football Rumors Los Angeles Chargers Gus Edwards
  • Gus Edwards To Have Big Role In Chargers Offense

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    New Los Angeles Chargers running back Gus Edwards will have a big role in the offense in his first year with the team, according to The Athletic's Daniel Popper. Head coach Jim Harbaugh, general manager Joe Hortiz and offensive coordinator Greg Roman have all stated their goal of building a reliable running game to help quarterback Justin Herbert. Edwards brings the Bolts a downhill running style, physicality and proven production in Roman's scheme with the Baltimore Ravens. However, it feels like LA will add at least one more piece at RB this offseason, either in free agency or the upcoming NFL draft. The 28-year-old had 13 rushing touchdowns and 810 rushing yards on a career-high 198 attempts in 2023 in Baltimore, but he also had a career-low 4.1 yards per carry and is certainly going to regress in the TD department in his first year with the Chargers.

    Mar 20 · Source via Los Angeles Chargers Gus Edwards
  • Gus Edwards To Join Chargers

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    Veteran running back Gus Edwards is expected to join the Los Angeles Chargers on a two-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 28-year-old has rushed 699 times for 3,395 yards and 26 touchdowns since entering the league in 2018 with the Baltimore Ravens. Last year, he set career highs in attempts (198), rushing yards (810), and rushing touchdowns (13). He'll now be coached by another Harbaugh in Los Angeles, where Austin Ekeler is no longer on the roster as of Monday. The team could add another running back via free agency or the 2024 NFL Draft, but there's a chance Edwards will at least operate as the primary goal-line back in Justin Herbert's offense.

    Mar 11 · Source via Los Angeles Chargers Baltimore Ravens Gus Edwards
  • Colts Could Target Gus Edwards In Free Agency

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    The Indianapolis Star's Nate Atkins suggests that the Indianapolis Colts could target Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent running back Gus Edwards on the open market this offseason as insurance to lead back Jonathan Taylor. The Colts could re-sign Zack Moss, but he's going to look for a starting role after a breakout contract year in 2023. Edwards had a career-high 13 rushing touchdowns last season and is a bruising back that would help spell Taylor in the backfield. Edwards has also averaged 4.9 yards per carry in his career and could pair well with rushing quarterback Anthony Richardson. At 29 years old, he could prefer a more specialized role in order to prolong his career. In addition to Edwards, Atkins suggests receiver Josh Reynolds and veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor as other offensive free agents the Colts could look at this offseason.

    Mar 6 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Gus Edwards
  • Ravens Hoping To Bring Back Gus Edwards

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    Baltimore Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said that door has not been closed on free-agent running backs Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins (Achilles) returning in 2024. Edwards led Baltimore's backs in 2023 with a career-high 810 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns and has spent his entire five-year career with the team. Right now, the team has just two RBs under contract who played last year -- Justice Hill and Keaton Mitchell, who is recovering from a season-ending torn ACL. But with a deep free-agent class at the position that includes Derrick Henry, Saquon Barkley, Josh Jacobs, Austin Ekeler and Tony Pollard, it remains to be seen if Edwards or Dobbins will return. Edwards set a new career-high with his 13 TDs in 2023, but he also had a career-low 4.1 yards per carry, and his 2024 fantasy value will be clouded until we know where he'll end up in free agency.

    Feb 29 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Gus Edwards
  • Ravens To Target A Running Back In Free Agency?

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    Some NFL personnel people inside the league think that the Baltimore Ravens will target a running back with pedigree in free agency this offseason. The Ravens have a few tough salary cap decisions to make but should be able to keep most of its veteran base intact. A major decision looms on defensive tackle Justin Madubuike, who will be one of the most coveted free agents after his 13-sack season in 2023. Baltimore usually lets free agents test the market, but Madubuike would be gone very quickly unless he's given the franchise tag or extended on a long-term deal. In the backfield, both J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards, who have had their share of injuries, will both be eligible for free agency. Keaton Mitchell has a very high ceiling, but he'll also be coming off a torn ACL and a ruptured Achilles in the last three years.

    Feb 19 · Source via Baltimore Ravens J.K. Dobbins Gus Edwards Justin Madubuike Keaton Mitchell
  • Gus Edwards A Non-Factor Against Chiefs

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    Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards was essentially invisible against the Kansas City Chiefs in their 17-10 loss. The veteran back only saw four total touches in the AFC Championship game which was his lowest total all year. His next lowest was five in a Week 9 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Edwards finished the game with 20 yards on three carries and caught his lone target for 16 yards. His fifth season in the NFL was full of ups and downs, but he finished with career highs in carries, rushing yards, touchdowns, receptions, and receiving yards. He'll likely remain to Baltimore for at least one more year, but it's unclear if he'll be as fantasy-relevant with plenty of changes to come.

    Jan 29 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Gus Edwards
  • Gus Edwards A Risky Flex Play Against Chiefs

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    Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards has been a touchdown-dependent fantasy option all season long and the playoff matchups are no different. In their divisional game against the Houston Texans, Justice Hill received more work out of the backfield than Edwards. Hill received three more carries and caught one more pass. That gave him 38 more total yards than Edwards, and that has a good chance of happening again on Sunday against the Chiefs. Edwards will continue to receive red zone carries, but against the Texans, the Ravens scored with either Lamar Jackson on the ground or a play-action pass. One silver lining is that the Chiefs run defense is one of their weaknesses.

    Jan 27 · Source via Baltimore Ravens Gus Edwards
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2018BAL86.87.91128636.217.612.61377185.242222010.000
    2019BAL89.15.61640235.712.58.81337115.35287456.401
    2020BAL123.87.71634733.815.49.91447245.03614912914.301
    2022BAL59.36.6915921.912.29.9874334.983200-01
    2023BAL179.010.51747041.718.712.41988104.0913131218015.002

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1HOUW 25-93.2511523.412.588324.000000-00
    2@CINW 27-2412.2183242.713.31010626.201000-00
    3INDL 19-225.1423244.415.31111514.640000-00
    4@CLEW 28-35.9384069.031.01815483.2003210.500
    5@PITL 10-174.8343042.917.11212484.000000-00
    6@TENW 24-165.8344462.023.91716412.560111212.000
    7DETW 38-620.963050.025.01514644.571118080.000
    8@ARIW 31-2428.413452.332.32119804.21322147.000
    9SEAW 37-317.271418.46.6555210.402000-00
    10CLEL 31-339.3282851.922.21211242.1811144.000
    11CINW 34-2020.032537.921.21412625.1722284.000
    12@LACW 20-104.2491926.812.798263.250111111.000
    14LARW 37-311.5602027.88.366152.500000-00
    15@JACW 23-713.4172840.024.31716583.631111111.000
    16@SFW 33-1913.5192942.614.7109313.441113939.000
    17MIAW 56-1910.8243154.428.11616684.251000-01
    18PITL 10-172.8501933.317.51010484.800000-01
    DPHOUW 34-104.4-2333.817.61210404.00021-1-1.000
    CCKCL 10-174.1-1932.86.943206.670111616.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 2, 1, 7, 1, 4, 3, 1, 3, 3, 1, 1, 1

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    7CLEW 23-2018.682335.926.61716664.132100-00
    8@TBW 27-226.5401621.114.51111655.910000-00
    9@NOW 27-130.0---------------
    11CARW 13-30.0---------------
    12@JACL 27-289.2313650.023.61716523.251100-01
    13DENW 10-91.2661723.68.366122.000000-00
    14@PITW 16-146.6302134.421.31313665.080000-00
    15@CLEL 3-135.5441117.511.177557.860000-00
    16ATLW 17-99.9252140.421.21111999.000000-00
    17PITL 13-160.282917.35.83320.670000-00
    18@CINL 16-271.67156.45.144164.000000-00
    WC@CINL 17-245.7-2130.418.81312393.250111313.000

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 7, 1, 1

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1CLEW 38-61.7731525.46.844174.250000-00
    2@HOUW 33-167.3382030.815.41010737.300000-00
    3KCL 20-343.9511323.27.144399.750000-00
    4@WASW 31-173.8492238.615.899384.220000-00
    5CINW 27-32.5532539.715.9107253.570300-00
    6@PHIW 30-288.6243243.819.21414261.861000-00
    8PITL 24-2814.7122631.720.71716875.441100-00
    9@INDW 24-108.5252437.520.31311242.18122115.501
    10@NEL 17-237.8281522.713.697426.000213131.000
    11TENL 24-300.6661320.04.63362.000000-00
    12@PITL 14-197.0312851.916.799101.111000-00
    13DALW 34-1710.1241832.712.77710114.430000-00
    14@CLEW 47-4217.8121626.713.387497.0021144.000
    15JACW 40-148.8302740.916.7119424.670223618.000
    16NYGW 27-1313.2203450.025.01715855.670223718.500
    17@CINW 38-37.5411925.717.61312605.000111010.000
    WC@TENW 20-133.8-2944.612.388384.750000-00
    DP@BUFL 3-174.2-2430.812.81010424.200000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 7, 1, 1, 1, 11, 19

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