Justin Forsett RB BAL 3 months ago

Forsett and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh both suggested that the 29-year-old running back's role in the passing game will expand under new offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, Ravens' official website reports.

Forsett's versatility is arguably his greatest strength, as he makes up for his lack of size and elusiveness with a combination of quickness, vision, receiving skills and strong pass-blocking. He only caught 44 passes last season, but he has the ability to do much more, and Matt Forte set an NFL running back record with 102 receptions while playing for OC Marc Trestman last season. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Baltimore running backs will be more involved in the passing game this year, but rookie fourth-round draft pick Javorius Allen is a strong receiver who could steal some targets from Forsett. It still seems quite likely that Forsett will improve upon last season's modest receiving numbers.

Justin Forsett RB BAL 4 months ago

The Ravens drafted Javorius Allen in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft to compete for a backup role behind Forsett, the Ravens' official website reports.

Coming off a breakout season, with a new three-year contract in hand, Forsett figures to lead the Baltimore backfield in 2015. There was some concern that the team might use an early draft pick on a running back, and while Javorius Allen is a threat to steal some touches, the rookie already admitted that he expects to start off as a backup. It is somewhat concerning for Forsett owners that Allen has strong receiving skills, as Forsett was previously the Ravens' only pass-catching threat out of the backfield. The other guy in the mix for touches is 2014 fourth-round selection Lorenzo Taliaferro, who is more of a one-dimensional bruiser. Allen is the bigger threat to Forsett's value, especially in dynasty formats.

Justin Forsett RB BAL 6 months ago1 Comment

Forsett has agreed to a three-year contract to remain with the Ravens, the team's official site reports.

The 29-year-old Forsett provided the Ravens' ground game with an unexpected boost last season, as he racked up 1,266 rushing yards (on 235 carries) to go along with eight touchdowns. Retaining Forsett, who also caught 44 passes for 263 yards in 2014, helps the Baltimore ground game maintain valuable continuity, while the team's passing attack has bid adieu to the likes of Torrey Smith, Owen Daniels and Jacoby Jones.

Justin Forsett RB BAL 8 months ago

Forsett had 24 carries for 129 yards in addition to two catches for 17 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 35-31 playoff loss to the Patriots.

Forsett was outstanding in this game, demonstrating remarkable patience and vision on a number of runs to help Baltimore sustain four touchdown drives. He is now set to hit unrestricted free agency, where it will be interesting to see how teams assess his outstanding 2014 campaign in light of his age (29) and lackluster career numbers.

Justin Forsett RB BAL 8 months ago

Forsett ran 16 times for 26 yards and caught one pass for seven yards in Saturday's playoff victory over the Steelers. He also lost a fumble in the game for the first time all season.

Forsett saw ample touches Saturday, but he had a disappointing night from a fantasy standpoint in all formats. He will get a chance to get back on track next week against New England, but scoring a touchdown will be a stretch: he has scored just once since Week 12, and the Patriots has allowed just one rushing touchdown since their Week 10 bye.

Justin Forsett RB BAL 8 months ago

Forsett had 17 carries for 119 yards, adding two receptions for 17 yards on four targets, in Sunday's 20-10 win over the Steelers.

Forsett slowed down over the last few games of the season while dealing with a minor knee injury. A matchup with the NFL's 32nd-ranked run defense proved to be just what the doctor ordered, allowing Forsett to hit the 100-yard plateau for the first time since Week 13. He now gets a decent matchup in Pittsburgh for the first round of the playoffs, so he'll have at least one more chance to build up his value for free agency. The Ravens are presumably interested in retaining Forsett's services, but the team always has a tight cap situation, and is unlikely to break the bank for a 29-year-old journeyman running back. Forsett finished the year with 235 carries for 1,266 yards (5.4 YPC) and eight touchdowns, adding 44 receptions for 263 yards.

Justin Forsett RB BAL 8 months ago3 Comments

Forsett gained 19 yards on 10 carries, adding four yards on 13 receptions, in Sunday's 25-13 loss to the Texans.

Forsett had a massively disappointing game for the second straight week, and while the breakout running back isn't entirely absolved of blame, his previously excellent offensive line is suddenly looking like a weakness. Adding to the problem, Baltimore lost both of its starting tackles to injury during the second half of Sunday's game. Forsett gets an excellent Week 17 matchup with the Browns, but his stock has taken a hit the last couple of weeks. Also worth noting: Forsett briefly exited Sunday's game with an ankle injury.

Justin Forsett RB BAL 9 months ago7 Comments

Forsett gained 48 yards on 16 carries, and lost one yard on one reception, in Sunday's 20-12 win over the Jaguars.

The Baltimore offensive line turned in arguably its worst effort of the season from a run-blocking perspective, as Forsett rarely had anywhere to go. Bernard Pierce did manage 37 yards on six carries, but with 28 of those coming on a long run toward the end of the game. The Ravens have consistently cleared out holes for Forsett throughout the season, so it's fair to expect a better outing in Week 16 against the Texans.

Justin Forsett RB BAL 9 months ago

Forsett (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

As long as his knee holds up on Sunday, Forsett will take aim at a Miami defense that struggled to contain the Jets' ground game this past Monday, as well as the Broncos' rushing attack in Week 12. Overall, the Dolphins are allowing an average of 118.6 yards per game on the ground to date.

Justin Forsett RB BAL 9 months ago

Forsett (knee, questionable) is expected to play Sunday against the Dolphins, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

It's a notion echoed by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, though we'll await final confirmation of Forsett's Week 14 status once the Ravens' inactives are released in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.