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RB Justin Forsett - Denver Broncos

5-8, 194Born: 10-14-1985College: CaliforniaDrafted: ---

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General News (Fri Feb 3): Impending free-agent Justin Forsett said he is considering retirement and will make a final decision in about a month.

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17 vs OAK 42 22 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 8

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 17 vs OAK (22 / 90 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Forsett led the team with 22 carries for 90 yards, gaining most of the yardage when he ripped off a 64 yard run in the 2nd quarter-the longest by any Broncos running back this year. He was the first back on the field for Denver, though Booker quickly worked into the backfield rotation and was effective in the passing and run game. Forsett racked up several short carries that hurt his average as the Broncos attempted to run the clock out in the 4th quarter. Forsett could not secure his only target of the day.

2016 Week 16 vs KC (5 / 11 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Denver started the game with Forsett in the backfield, handing him the ball on 1st down and targeting him on a pass(incomplete) on 2nd. Forsett stayed in to pass protect on 3rd down, showcasing his complete skill set on the very first drive. Forsett punched a touchdown in from the half-yard line in the 1st quarter. Safety Simmons returned an interception to the KC 6 yard line, where Demaryius Thomas caught a quick slant route just short of the goal line, setting Forsett up for the easy plunge. Forsett was a non-factor for the 2nd half of the game other than pass-blocking. He finished the game with just 11 yards rushing on his 5 carries, and no receptions.

2016 Week 15 vs NE (10 / 37 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 16 / 0 rec)

Forsett shouldered a bigger load in the Denver backfield as he continues to split time with rookie Booker. Forsett led in carries (10 to 6) and targets (5 to 4) over Booker, but managed only 37 yards on the ground. He bounced his first carry of the day outside left tackle and took it up the sideline for a 13 yard gain, following the run with another nice gain of 6 on the next play. His per-carry average would only dwindle after those first two totes, as the Patriot shut the Denver run game and offense down. Forsett saw plenty of work on passing downs, catching his first target out of the backfield for a gain of 8 in the 1st quarter. He hauled in a swing route for a gain of 5 yards later in the same drive. Siemian checked it down to Forsett early in the 2nd quarter for a gain of 7. Forsett finished the day with 4 catches on 5 targets for 16 yards. Forsett was solid in blitz pickups when asked to block.

2016 Week 14 vs TEN (6 / 17 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)

Forsett took his first carry as a Bronco up the middle for a nice gain, but he unfortunately coughed up the football and turned it over to the Titans. As he did with Booker in the same situation at the beginning of the year, Kubiak stuck with Forsett, giving him continued opportunities after the mistake. Forsett looked fairly spry carrying the ball, ripping off a 20+ yard run down the left sideline in the 3rd quarter that was called back for holding. Forsett got a carry from the Tennessee 6 yard line in the 3rd quarter, but managed only a couple of yards. The ground game was a nonfactor for Denver, as Forsett led the attack with 6 carries for 18 yards. Forsett caught a halfback screen in the 2nd quarter and picked up 10 yards after the catch. He gathered another short dumpoff from Siemian in the 3rd quarter for a minimal gain. Forsett caught his final pass from the backfield late in the 4th quarter, helping to move the Broncos out of their own end zone after a punt was downed on the 1 yard line by the Titans. Forsett was slightly outsnapped by Booker, but logged more carries and targets. His role could increase as he grows more comfortable with his new teammates.

2016 Week 7 vs WAS (8 / 33 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Forsett did not start but pretty much split carries with Zenner as it looked like the Lions didn't alter anything they did on offense to tailor Forsett. Forsett started hot taking his first carry for four yards and then he caught a wheel route that went for seven yards and a first-down. He then had back-to-back carries that went for nine yards, the first coming on a misdirection to the left and the second coming on a delayed draw up the middle. Forsett caught another pass for seven yards when pressure flushed Stafford and Forsett was a safety valve. Forsett had four more carries; neither going for more than three yards, but realistically there was no room to run in the middle of the defense.

2016 Week 6 vs LA (5 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Forsett was signed mid-week and had a hard time getting going as a runner. However, it wasn't his fault as he realistically had nowhere to run on four of his carries which went for negative yardage. He had one run that went for positive yards and that went for nine, but he looked a little tentative running between the tackles. Forsett was mainly used to give Zenner a breather in this game as he only had five carries. Forsett also had one target out of the backfield, but he dropped the pass.

2016 Week 3 vs JAX (7 / 20 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 12 / 0 rec)

Justin Forsett looked ineffective against the Jaguars. Forsett's best play was a 12 yard gain on a screen pass that was negated by penalty. Terrence West is simpy better than Forsett. Forsett can not create his own yardage. Even on receptions out of the back field, Forsett looks unable to make defenders miss in space. Forsett looks slow and indecisive. Forsett also loses nearly every collision and is often falling or being driven backwards to finish his runs. In part his struggles are due to the offensive line. The Ravens have not been able to establish a run game and have almost forsaken running the ball between the tackles.

2016 Week 2 vs CLE (14 / 37 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 9 / 0 rec)

Justin Forsett again split carries and catches with Terrence West as the only two active running backs for the Ravens. The Ravens used the two backs interchangeably; trusting both catching the ball, in pass protection and in short yardage and goalline situations. The Ravens run game appears to lack confidence. The Ravens continue to use Forsett on pitch plays to the outside that are highly ineffective instead of running between the tackles. Forsett started the game and saw significantly more touches than West in the first half but failed to impress.

2016 Week 1 vs BUF (10 / 41 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Justin Forsett was the Ravens starting running back but West and Forsett had nearly identical numbers in terms of touches and snaps. The two backs combined for 27 touches and nearly 100 total yards but it was a disappointing day for the Raven's ground game. Forsett made numerous nice runs to the outside but was unable to break into the open field. The Bills defense looked strong against the run and never allowed the run game to find its rhythm. Expect the Ravens to stay committed to the running the football and more efficiency from the backs.


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