Justin Forsett
RB DEN (11)
2 days ago

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak believes Forsett will have a role in the Denver offense Week 14 against the Titans, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per Kubiak, Forsett could "split" time with starter Devontae Booker -- a back who has been underwhelming of late and hasn't had a 100-yard rushing game this season. Kubiak went as far as to compare Forsett's role to that of Kapri Bibbs before his ankle injury. This is noteworthy because over the last three weeks, Bibbs had vultured 21 combined carries from Booker, and even caught a 69-yard touchdown back in Week 9. Only time will tell the exact workload of Forsett, though Booker fantasy owners may want to tempter their expectations in Week 14.

Justin Forsett
RB DEN (11)
5 days ago3 Comments

Forsett was claimed off waivers by the Broncos on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Forsett joins Denver after being released by the Lions on Saturday. Following Kapri Bibbs' high ankle sprain suffered over the weekend, rookie Devontae Booker was the lone healthy tailback left on the Broncos' roster, so adding the veteran Forsett certainly makes sense. Furthermore, after spending time with coach Gary Kubiak when he was the Ravens' offensive coordinator in 2014, Forsett may be able to offer the Broncos a more immediate impact than other options would've, further justifying his addition.

Justin Forsett
RB DEN (11)
1 week ago

Forsett was released by the Lions on Saturday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Forsett joined the Lions when the team was dealing with injuries to both Theo Riddick and Dwayne Washington in October. However, he was a healthy scratch in each of the past four games because he doesn't offer much, if any, value on special teams. There's a chance he could wind up on a contending roster in need of running back help before season's end, though.

Justin Forsett
RB DEN (11)
3 weeks ago

Forsett (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 11 tilt against the Jaguars, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran running back will take a seat with Theo Riddick (ankle) active, making it a third straight game that he won't be in uniform.

Justin Forsett
RB DEN (11)
1 month ago

Forsett is inactive for Sunday's game at Minnesota, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Theo Riddick (ankle) back in the lineup last Sunday, Forsett avoided the inactive list, unlike rookie Dwayne Washington, but the veteran running back didn't earn even one snap. In Week 9, Forsett and Washington have been swapped, which could be indicative of their roles moving forward.

Justin Forsett
RB DEN (11)
1 month ago

Forsett did not log a single snap during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Theo Riddick accounted for the near entirety of snaps at running back Sunday with Zach Zenner serving in a complementary role. Meanwhile, Dwayne Washington, though considered healthy, was inactive by coach's decision. However, this appears to be more due to the fact that Washington had recently returned from injury rather than that Forsett had leapfrogged the rookie on the depth chart.

Justin Forsett
RB DEN (11)
2 months ago

Forsett carried eight times for 33 yards and secured both of his targets for 15 yards Sunday against the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Forsett didn't lead the Lions in rush attempts (Zach Zenner received nine), but was the most effective tailback on a per-touch basis, especially as a receiver. It remains to be seen if Theo Riddick (ankle) will be available for next week's matchup with the Texans, but Dwayne Washington (ankle) appears likely to suit up after returning to practice this past week. In such an event, both Forsett as well Zenner would likely yield the backfield to the rookie out of Washington.

Justin Forsett
RB DEN (11)
2 months ago

Forsett carried five times for five yards Sunday against the Rams and was unable to secure his only target.

EDGE Analysis

It was uncertain whether Forsett or Zach Zenner would lead the Lions' ground attack Sunday, but the latter wound up out-touching the veteran 14-to-5. However, Forsett was the only running back to get a look through the air, suggesting he may retain a role on passing downs even if Dwayne Washington (ankle) is able to return by Week 7 and replace Zenner as the early-down back. If Theo Riddick (ankle) also returns, though, that notion goes directly out the window.

Justin Forsett
RB DEN (11)
2 months ago

Forsett is expected to split backfield touches with Zach Zenner on Sunday against the Rams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

EDGE Analysis

Signed earlier this week in light of the Lions' plethora of backfield injuries, Forsett reportedly picked up the offense quickly and was expected to get plenty of playing time with Theo Riddick (ankle) out and Dwayne Washington (ankle) doubtful. It seems likely that Zenner could get the goal-line touches, as he grabbed a few when the other backs were healthy, though the Lions getting that close is no guarantee.

Justin Forsett
RB DEN (11)
2 months ago

Forsett is a candidate to replace Theo Riddick as the Lions' starting running back for Sunday's matchup with the Rams, the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although rookie Dwayne Washington (ankle) is technically listed as questionable and therefore appears to have a chance of playing, he wasn't healthy enough to practice until Friday and may not be ready come kickoff. Meanwhile, Forsett seems to have picked up the Lions' offense swiftly. "It doesn't take long," said head coach Jim Caldwell regarding the ability of a running back to relate one offensive system to another. However, Riddick himself only received about 10 carries per game as the Lions' lead back with either Washington or Zach Zenner around to steal at least a few totes, not to mention Golden Tate, who recorded three carries of his own against the Eagles last week. Thus, regardless of who is active, no single Lions running back in particular appears in line for significant offensive production against a formidable Rams defensive front.