RB Justin Forsett - Baltimore Ravens
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He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Fri Oct 31): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.
General News (Thu Oct 30): partially participated in Thursday's practice. Forsett (ankle) said he will be fine for the team's Week 9 game after being hobbled in Week 8.
General News (Wed Oct 29): did not practice on Wednesday. He's dealing with an ankle issue and could be affected this week.
Week 9: at Pittsburgh Steelers
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Justin Forsett is the Ravens' lead back entering the second half of the season, but unfortunately he is pulled in red-zone/goal-line situations. Two weeks ago, Forsett rang up 23/95/0 rushing vs Atlanta, but Bernard Pierce (8/21/1 rushing) pushed in a one-yard score. Last weekend, Forsett gained 17/68/0 rushing and 3/17/0 receiving, but Lorenzo Taliaferro pushed in two scores, from 10 and eight yards out (7/27/2 rushing with 2/42/0 receiving). Forsett gets plenty of work but not much glory as the Ravens have set up their rushing attack this season. The last time these teams met (Week 2), Bernard Pierce was the lead back so a lot has changed since then. The Steelers' rush D allowed 10/63/1 to the Colts' runners last week, after surrendering 30/132/0 to Houston two games ago. To date, the Steelers are ranked 11th in the NFL averaging 107.8 yards rushing allowed per game, with seven rushing scores handed out this season. Forsett and company comprise a respectable rushing attack; the Steelers have an above-average rush D to bring to Heinz Field on Sunday Night Football. Advantage Pittsburgh.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
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.
2014 Week 8 vs CIN (17 / 68 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Justin Forsett played a solid game but never received a consistent stream of carries or got in a rhythm. Forsett was consistent in picking up 4 and 5 yard chunks but couldn't break free from the strong play of the Bengals defensive line. Forsett received a goal line carry from the 3 yard line and looked as if he could have scored but was a little too slow to hit the hole and was dropped at the 1.
Latest NewsRavens | Justin Forsett probable (Fri Oct 31, 03:50 PM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 31, and is probable for Week 9. Our View: Forsett's ankle interfered with his practice participation earlier this week, but this full practice should allow you to feel good using him as you normally would.
link to story Ravens | Justin Forsett limited (Thu Oct 30, 03:58 PM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 30. link to story Ravens | Justin Forsett says he will play (Thu Oct 30, 01:56 PM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett (ankle) said he will be fine for the team's Week 9 game after being hobbled in Week 8. Our View: Forsett has been a great producer this year and a consistent RB2, which we expect to be the case again this week.
link to story Ravens | Justin Forsett sits (Wed Oct 29, 04:49 PM) - Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. Forsett is dealing with an ankle injury. Our View: Forsett is the team's lead back, but he does get high-value (goal line) touches vultured by Lorenzo Taliaferro. If Forsett needs a reduced workload this week, then Taliaferro could outperform his RB4/flex projection in Week 9.
link to story Ravens | Justin Forsett missing practice (Wed Oct 29, 02:09 PM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. Our View: Forsett is the team's lead back, and this could just be a day of rest. Check back to see if he practices on Thursday or Friday.
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