RB Justin Forsett - Baltimore Ravens
|5-8, 194||Born: 10-14-1985||College: California||Drafted: ---|
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Dec 15): Forsett has been playing through an ankle injury lately and briefly exited Sunday's game in the first half to be attended to by trainers. He'll be examined further on Monday.
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 15): Forsett didn't come through against the sometimes stout Jaguars run defense, but he is still the lead back in a good running game. That Ravens running game should get on track against a Houston team that will be starting who knows who at quarterback this week.
Week 16: at Houston Texans
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Neither Justin Forsett (16/48/0 rushing with 1/-1/0 receiving) or Bernard Pierce (6/37/0 rushing) were able to pierce the Jaguars' defensive front for a TD last weekend. Two weeks ago, Forsett posted 13/71/1 rushing with 2/7/0 receiving at Miami, followed by Pierce (3/50/0 rushing) on the way to 31/183/2 rushing for the Ravens down in Southern Florida (Joe Flacco added 7/16/1 to he rushing effor that day). Forsett remains the lead back in this attack, but he needs to crank up the volume on his carries/receptions during Week 16 if he's going to retain his lead on Pierce. The Texans' D averages 109.1 rushing yards allowed per game (14th in he NFL) but they are stubborn at the goal line with six allowed over 14 contests. However, this weekend either journeyman Case Keenum or third-stringer Thad Lewis will start for the Texans, which may force the defense to stay on the field for a lot longer than usual. Indianapolis was right on the usual pace last weekend with 28/110/0 rushing posted on the Ravens. Forsett has a good matchup for rushing yards, but finding pay dirt is more of a chore than usual against the Ravens. We give the Ravens' runners a slight edge in this game.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 13 vs SD (24 / 106 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Justin Forsett was struggling to find running room on his first few carries but found a rhythm and success as the passing game executed. He made a nice cutback up the middle evading Jarret Johnson and gaining 8. On an outside run he followed Juzczyk with great patience then he burst through the 3 defenders surrounding gaining 16 yards. Forsett did a nice job of waiting for his lineman on a screen pass and followed them for 15 yards. Forsett ripped off another 23 yards behind a nice block from Crocket Gilmore as he raced outside and up the sideline. Forsett and the Ravens run game struggled running inside for much of the game. The chargers defensive line was very disruptive with penetration and pursuit. Because of this the Ravens struggled to run the ball in the red zone. Eugene Monroe is too often overpowered by bigger lineman sabotaging run plays also.
2014 Week 14 vs MIA (13 / 71 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Justin Forsett wasn't 100 percent healthy but did what he could against a Dolphins front 7 that did well clogging the middle most of the game. Forsett had a couple runs in the first half that were a slipped tackle away from a big gain. But mostly Forsett was met in the hole or had to fight backfield penetration to gain yardage. Forsett got a goal line carry after Taliaferro and was able to plow in for a two yard touchdown. With 4 minutes left in the game Forsett finally broke through the Dolphins defense. He slipped through a crease behind Rick Wagner and exploded into the secondary past Reshad Jones who eventually chased him down after a 44 yard sprint.
2014 Week 15 vs JAX (16 / 48 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
Justin Forsett was the player whose production was most hurt by the odd game script. Forsett looked like his usual quick and elusive self but fewer possessions than expected, playing from behind, and penalties helped keep Forsett from having a stronger statistical performance. The Jaguars had an excellent game plan to stifle the Ravens running game. The Ravens managed only 3 first downs running the football all game. Red Bryant and Roy Miller were extremely disruptive and consistently bested the Ravens interior lineman. Jeremy Zuttah struggled with their strength and allowed a lot of backfield penetration. Forsett's long run of the game was only 6 yards. This run came from the 10 yard line and looked very similar to so many other times the Ravens line has bulldozed a path to the end zone for Forsett. But Telvin Smith made an excellent tackle keeping him from the goal line.
Latest NewsRavens | Justin Forsett practicing (Wed Dec 10, 02:20 PM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett (knee) is participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10. Our View: Forsett will get his normal workload, and that makes him a RB1 in Week 15. The Ravens have a sweet matchup against the Jaguars this week...make sure Forsett is in your lineup.
link to story Ravens | Justin Forsett will play (Sun Dec 7, 12:08 PM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett (knee) is active for the team's Week 14 game. link to story Ravens | Justin Forsett will play in Week 14 (Sun Dec 7, 07:21 AM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett (knee) will play in Week 14 against the Miami Dolphins, according to a team source. Our View: Forsett is a borderline RB1 against the Dolphins defense that couldn't stop the Jets rushing attack last week.
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