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RB Justin Forsett - Baltimore Ravens

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

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Week 8: at Cincinnati Bengals

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Justin Forsett had a solid game against the weak defensive front of the Falcons (23/95/0 rushing with zero receptions), but the scoring play went to Bernard Pierce (8/21/1 rushing) after the replay officials robbed Torrey Smith of a long TD and placed the ball at the 1/2 yard line. All in all, the Ravens did what good teams do - they beat the team they should have beat, and did it with 36/123/1 rushing on the day. The Bengals' defense has been shattered by a rash of linebacker injuries (starting MLB Rey Maualuga (hamstring injury, out for a few more weeks); backup MLB J.K. Schaffer is already on IR; starting OLBs Emmanuel Lamur (shoulder injury) and Vontaze Burfict (neck/cervical strain) are both banged up and Sean Porter is on IR). They coughed up 34/171/1 to the Colts' backs last week and made Trent Richardson look good; Carolina hung 34/147/2 on this unit two games back. Forsett and Pierce have another outstanding matchup this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

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4 vs CAR 14 66 1 4 3 31 0 0
5 at IND 6 42 1 8 7 55 0 0
6 at TB 14 111 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 vs ATL 23 95 0 1 0 0 0 0
8 at CIN PROJ-Dodds 13 * * 1 * * *
8 at CIN PROJ-Tremblay 12 * * 3 * * *
8 at CIN PROJ-Bloom 19 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs IND (6 / 42 / 1 rush, 8 / 7 / 55 / 0 rec)

Justin Forsett could find little running room to start the game. The Colts defensive line was dominating the line of scrimmage the entire first quarter. Forsett found success as a receiver. The Ravens like to give Forsett screen passes that get him in space against defensive backs. Forsett picked up 11 on one such play early in the game. His biggest reception came on 3rd and 6 after releasing from pass protection into the flat. He caught the pass and sprinted up field behind Marlon Brown's block for a gain of 26. The Ravens capitalized on Werner trying to exploit Hurst, calling a draw right at him as he sprinted in the backfield. Forsett ran right by him and defenders for a gain of 29. Forsett followed a bulldozing Osemele through a massive hole for an easy touchdown.

2014 Week 6 vs TB (14 / 111 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Justin Forsett ran through a gaping hole up the middle on his first carry and went untouched for 50 yards. With backup lineman Urschel and Hurst easily moving their men out of the way on the long run, concerns about a detrimental performance were put to rest. The offensive line played very well overall. Forsett was consistent throughout the whole game hitting the hole hard and driving his legs for extra yardage. He was less involved in the pass game than usual with Pierce and Taliaferro running more routes. Forsett remains the focal point of a very consistent and persistent running game as a home run threat and pass catcher.

2014 Week 7 vs ATL (23 / 95 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Justin Forsett played an excellent game against the Falcons. He faced far more backfield penetration than he did at any other point in the season. James Hurst missed 2 blocks on the opening drive leading to short gains. However, consistently running the ball and Marshal breed good results. Forsett caught a pass but had the short catch was negated by penalty. Forsett's first big run came behind Hurst as he pushed the defensive end outside and Forsett sprinted through a gaping hole up the sideline for 21 yards. There were also good blocks from both Smiths downfield. Forsett showed on multiple occasions he is more powerful and stronger than he appears and runs with constant effort. Forsett got to the second level with frequency but the Falcons didn't let him break free outside of his 21 yard scamper.

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Latest News

Ravens | Will continue to mix RBs (Thu Oct 16, 09:45 AM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett has thrust himself into the lead running back role for the team. He is fourth in the NFL with 408 rushing yards and leads the league with 6.4 yards per carry. The team still wants to use RB Bernard Pierce as an important part of their running game.

Our View: Forsett is still going to be the bigger part of the gameplan than Pierce is and we see him as a solid RB2 this week, while Pierce remains a streaky RB4.
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Ravens | Justin Forsett breaks long run (Sun Oct 12, 01:11 PM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett rushed for 52 yards on a play during the first quarter of the team's Week 6 game.

Our View: Forsett has quietly been having a terrific year with a gaudy yards per carry that can rival any back in the league. He remains a solid RB2 in PPR leagues and flex in nonPPR in the resurgent Ravens offense.
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Schedule

8@ Cincinnati Bengals
9@ Pittsburgh Steelers
10vs Tennessee Titans
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ New Orleans Saints
13vs San Diego Chargers
14@ Miami Dolphins
15vs Jacksonville Jaguars
16@ Houston Texans
17vs Cleveland Browns