The Baltimore Ravens have made a major decision regarding their running backs before tonight’s Monday Night Football game against the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Ravens found themselves dealing with the loss of J.K. Dobbins and Justice Hill to long-term injuries when Gus Edwards tore his ACL last week during practice, one of two players to do so. Baltimore had signed Le’Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman to its practice squad earlier in the week, but it was clear that they would need more options and more help in the running back corps. That’s why they signed former New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray earlier in the week.

That also meant that the team needed to make some big decisions about which running backs would be eligible for the season opener against the Las Vegas Raiders. According to NFL insider Field Yates, they’ve made that decision. Adjust your fantasy football roster accordingly.

Ty’Son Williams, who joined the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of BYU, is expected to be the featured running back for the Ravens, with Murray and Trenton Cannon available to pick up the slack as well.  Willams makes a lot of sense as the 5’11, 220-pound running back has a similar style to Edwards and can get downhill in a hurry.

Williams rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries during the preseason.

Based on the practice squad assignments, neither Le’Veon Bell nor Devonta Freeman will be eligible to play this evening, but that doesn’t mean they might not make an appearance down the road. It likely depends on how things go this evening for Baltimore.

[Field Yates]

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