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RB Justin Forsett - Detroit Lions

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

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Recent Stats and Projections

6 vs LA 12 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.5
7 vs WAS 16 8 33 0 2 2 15 0 0 4.8
8 at HOU PROJ-Dodds * 3 * * 1 * * * *
8 at HOU PROJ-Tremblay * 4 * * 1 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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.


Latest News

Lions | Justin Forsett busier in second game (Sun Oct 23, 08:40 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Justin Forsett rushed eight times for 33 yards in the Week 7 game against the Washington Redskins, and he added two receptions for 15 yards in his second game with the team.

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Lions | Justin Forsett stuck in neutral (Sun Oct 16, 11:31 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Justin Forsett rushed five times for just five yards in the Week 6 game against the Los Angeles Rams in his team debut. He was targeted once but did not have any catches.

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Lions | Zenner, Forsett to split carries (Sun Oct 16, 01:28 AM) - Detroit Lions RBs Zach Zenner and Justin Forsett are set to split carries against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Oct. 16, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Lions | Justin Forsett could play in Week 6 (Sat Oct 15, 03:36 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Justin Forsett may receive some playing time in Week 6 even though he signed with the Lions earlier this week, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

Our View: Not only could Forsett play, but he might get the most carries (10 or so) this week for the Lions. Theo Riddick is out, and rookie Dwayne Washington is banged up.
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Lions | Justin Forsett proving to be a quick study (Sat Oct 15, 12:41 PM) - Detroit Lions RB Justin Forsett has done 'a good job picking things up', according to offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, after signing with the team earlier this week.

Our View: Forsett may be a quick steady, but the veteran RB is in an unstable situation. With Theo Riddick out, the Lions should use Forsett and a banged up rookie Dwayne Washington in a RBBC.
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