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RB Justin Forsett - Baltimore Ravens

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

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2015 Week 11 vs LA (4 / 26 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Justin Forsett was off to an explosive start before a season ending injury. Forsett paused in the backfield on his first carry and followed John Urschel and Eugene Monroe to the second level for an 8 yard gain. Forsett gained 18 on the following play bursting through the line of scrimmage behind Marshal Yanda. Forsett took his next carry for 27 yards on a 3rd and 1 pitch but the big gain was negated by a tripping penalty. On his last carry of the season Forsett was met by Aaron Donald in the backfield and suffered a broken arm. Buck Allen stepped into Forsett's role following the injury and compiled over 100 total yards.

2015 Week 10 vs JAX (14 / 53 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 11 / 0 rec)

Justin Forsett may suffer most from the loss of Steve Smith. The Jaguars brought Jonathan Cyprien into the box on almost every play, daring the Ravens to throw the ball against single coverage. Forsett couldn't shake free for a decent gain until the 3rd quarter. Forsett got the edge on a 3rd and 1 toss play gaining 16 yards. Forsett started to find a rhythm in the fourth quarter with gains of 7, 6, 8, and 6 as the Jaguars started to put less men in the box. The Ravens offensive inconsistency limited Forsett's rushing attempts. Flacco was forced to go pass heavy against a crowded box and this may become a blueprint to follow with limited weapons on the outside.

2015 Week 8 vs SD (17 / 69 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Justin Forsett again fell victim to game script in a favorable matchup. Flacco and Buck Allen received all of the rushing attempts inside the 5 yard line. Forsett was stuffed on numerous running plays in the first half while the Ravens went pass heavy. The injuries to Monroe, Zuttah, and Osemele hurt the run game. Hurst struggled and Osemele did not quite look like his typical road grading self. However Forsett was able to find more room as the game progressed and almost broke free into the 3rd level a few times. Forsett took a pitch outside on 3rd and 1 and ducked out of bounds for an 8 yard gain. Forsett plowed forward for 8 yards behind Marshal Yanda to get the Ravens out of the shadow of their own end zone. Forsett dodged penetration in the backfield and accelerated through a nice hole for 9 yards. Forsett nearly broke free on the Ravens final possession but was dragged down after an 11 yard gain.

2015 Week 7 vs ARI (12 / 36 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 8 / 0 rec)

The rushing attack was inconsistent for the Ravens. On his first carry Justin Forsett ran up the gut behind Kelechi Osemele slipped a tackle and fell forward for 11 yards. Forsett ran behind Marshal Yanda and got a block from Marlon Brown as he cut up field for a gain of 8. Calais Campbell was a force and Eugene Monroe struggled with mightily on the backside of zone runs. Campbell wreaked havoc all game chasing down Forsett and getting push into the backfield. Campbell just missed Forsett in the backfield before Forsett burst through the line and juked Tony Jefferson on his way to a 14 yard score. Campbell stuffed Forsett in the backfield on 3rd and 1 beating Eugene Monroe. Playing from behind cost Forsett carries and production. He was also asked to help in pass protection more often than usual because of the Cardinals frequent blitzes.

2015 Week 6 vs SF (17 / 62 / 0 rush, 8 / 7 / 39 / 0 rec)

Justin Forsett looked healthy against the 49ers and made it through the game without any setbacks to his ankle injury. The Ravens offensive line looked less dominant than the 2 previous outings and Forsett struggled to find day light. Forsett was more involved in the passing game than usual. Flacco seemed more content to dump it off to Forsett and settle for a short gain than in previous games. Forsett was taken down at the 49ers 3 yard line on one such reception. Then, he was stuffed on the following playing on a run up the middle. Forsett followed Eugene Monroe and Jeremy Zuttah as he zig zagged through the 49ers defense for 22 yards before being dragged down from behind. Forsett gained 11 off a flea flicker he tossed to Flacco before releasing up field. Forsett was again stuffed on a goaline carry from the 1 yard line, this time losing yardage.

2015 Week 5 vs CLE (21 / 121 / 1 rush, 5 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)

Justin Forsett had his best game of the season against the Browns. There were numerous plays Forsett was stuffed at the line of scrimmage or in the backfield. However, Marshal Yanda and Kelechi Osemele looked unstoppable at times and sprung Forsett into the second level untouched. Forsett's first chunk of yardage came off left tackle as he scampered down the sideline for 11 yards. Key Blocks from Nick Boyle and Osemele sprung Forsett for 15 more yards on the Ravens next possession. Forsett was initially covered on a pattern he ran to the right, but worked to get open, caught the pass and got up field for 10 yards. Forsett came within inches of a receiving score on a diving attempt before Flacco punched the ball in himself on a quarterback sneak. Trailing for the first time in the game, the Ravens turned to Forsett for offense. He again followed Osemele and Boyle, hitting the hole with speed and bursting through the Browns defense for 22 more yards. Forsett followed the gain with runs of 9 and 7 yards moving the Ravens into the red zone. After a short breather, Forsett returned and capped the drive with a 1 yard touchdown plunge. Forsett set up the game tying field goal with a 32 yard catch and run but injured his ankle on the play. Forsett did not return to the game but had his helmet on and ankle taped. Expect Taliaferro to step into Forsett's role if he is healthy.

2015 Week 4 vs PIT (27 / 150 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Justin Forsett rounded back into 2014 form against the Steelers. The Ravens offensive line looked cohesive and powerful on zone running plays. The running game and Forsett reaped the rewards exploiting cut back lanes and finding open field. The Ravens offense can only go as far as the run game can take them and it became apparent throughout the game. Early down pass plays rarely yielded yardage and left the Ravens unable to utilize their most effective weapon because of down and distances. On the Ravens second possession Forsett was featured and produced. Forsett gained 10, 11, and 11 on three consecutive carries before taking a breather. Besides the scoring drive, the run game was limited by turnovers and miscues in the pass game. Forsett gouged the Steelers up the middle behind Marshal Yanda going untouched for 33 yards. As the Steelers defense wore down in the 4th Forsett was able to spring into the open field with ease. He followed Zuttah and Yanda through the second level and sprinted down the sideline for 22 yards. Expect a steady diet of Forsett against the Browns next week.

2015 Week 3 vs CIN (10 / 13 / 0 rush, 7 / 4 / 16 / 0 rec)

Justin Forsett found no room to run against the Bengals front. Jeremy Zuttah and Kelechi Osemele struggled mightily against the interior of the Bengals defensive line. Geno Atkins had his way with Zuttah in the run game and they were unable to move Domata Peko at all. Forsett was unable to get past the second level all game. The Ravens run game does not appear to be using the same outside zone scheme that was so effective last year. Forsett is not finding the same cutback lanes and open field he did last year to maximize his speed and quickness. Instead he is being used more on interior runs as a battering ram. There is no reason to think Forsett will lose the starting role as he remains the best pass protector and pass catching option the Ravens have at tailback. One can hope that the return of a healthy Eugene Monroe will bode well for the run game.

2015 Week 2 vs OAK (15 / 68 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 12 / 0 rec)

Forsett took a 3rd-and-15 draw deep in his own territory for 16-yards and a first down. It was a nifty run and he showed off the quickness and foot speed that makes him so dangerous. It was a surprisingly quiet performance for Foresett as the Ravens just didn't run the ball much. With Steve Smith Sr., Kamar Aiken and Crockett Gilmore creating separation against the Raiders' poor defensive backs, the Ravens also didn't need to use their backs heavily in the passing game. Forsett played well and got his fair share of red zone snaps, so he should bounce back in future games when the Ravens WRs and TEs face tougher matchups.

2015 Week 1 vs DEN (14 / 43 / 0 rush, 7 / 4 / 13 / 0 rec)

Justin Forsett showed a willingness to run through traffic between the tackles, but found space hard to come by against a swarming Denver front seven. With defenders taking up residence in the backfield, Forsett couldn't get anything going on Sunday. With Flacco under constant pressure, Forsett was a frequent outlet for the Ravens, tying for the team lead with seven targets and four receptions. Unfortunately, most of those targets were desperation plays that went nowhere, amounting to just 13 yards. While the quality of defense explained a lot of his struggles, it was troubling that Forsett couldn't force a single broken tackle or make something happen for a team that was desperate for any kind of offensive spark.


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