Justin Forsett RB BAL 8 Days3 Comments
Forsett carried eight times for 56 yards and caught four passes for 16 yards in Thursday's 26-6 win over the Steelers.
While Bernard Pierce's second-quarter fumble in Week 1 led to Forsett seeing added carries in the Ravens' opener, Pierce retained his starting assignment Thursday, recording 22 carries for 96 yards in the process. While Pierce figures to continue to head the Ravens' backfield in the coming weeks, Forsett, who just missed capping a 41-yard run on Thursday with a TD, appears to have cemented a complementary role in the team's offense that affords him some utility in deeper formats.
Justin Forsett RB BAL 10 Days21 Comments
Coach John Harbaugh declined to name a starting running back for Thursday's game against the Steelers, ESPN.com reports. When asked who would start the contest Harbaugh noted, "Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett -- they'll both play a lot. Lorenzo Taliaferro will be a big part of it, too."
After gaining 70 yards on 11 carries in Sunday's season opener, it wouldn't be surprising to see Forsett get a chance to build off the solid effort, but his added Week 1 opportunities came as a result of Pierce's second quarter fumble. Given that it was the first fumble of his career, Pierce figures to get a chance to bounce back in Week 2, with some form of time-share -- where the Ravens turn to the hot hand -- likely to result.
Justin Forsett RB BAL 11 Days
Forsett's teammate, Ray Rice, has been released by the Ravens.
Forsett rushed 11 times for 70 yards with a TD and caught five passes for 14 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals, with his Week 1 role expanded after presumed starter Bernard Piece was benched following a second-quarter fumble. While the team's Week 2 running back pecking order has yet to be clarified, given that Pierce is already owned in most formats, Forsett is worth adding in order to see if the Ravens continue to roll with him Thursday against the Steelers, following his productive effort Sunday.
Justin Forsett RB BAL 12 Days
Forsett carried 11 times for 70 yards with a TD and caught five passes for 14 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Bengals.
Meanwhile, Bernard Piece carried six times for 14 yards, with a second-quarter fumble that led to his benching Sunday. With Ray Rice out another week, Forsett could hold some value in Week 2 against the Steelers, though it's unclear if he'll carry the bulk of the load Thursday, or if Pierce will have a chance to re-enter the equation. In any case, Forsett is worth a pickup for those with both a roster spot and a short-term need at running back, though his prospects once Rice returns to action are unclear.
Justin Forsett RB BAL 21 Days
Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro will likely split touches if Bernard Pierce (concussion) is unable to play in Week 1 against the Bengals, ESPN.com reports.
Forsett was held out of Thursday's preseason finale, indicating that he'd likely get the start over Taliaferro, who ran for 88 yards on 25 carries. Of course, with Bernard Pierce's concussion considered mild, the more likely scenario has Forsett and Taliaferro splitting backup duties, with the former a bigger factor in the third-down work, and the latter a better bet to vulture a touchdown.
Justin Forsett RB BAL 27 Days
Forsett had 30 yards on seven carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Redskins.
With Ray Rice suspended for the first two regular-season games, and Bernard Pierce exiting Saturday's exhibition contest due to a potential concussion, there's some chance that Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro will have to carry the load in Week 1. More likely than not, Pierce will be ready by Week 1, but that would still leave Forsett and Taliaferro to handle the backup duties. While Taliaferro has generally been more impressive this preseason, both players have done a nice job for the Ravens.
Justin Forsett RB BAL 1 Month1 Comment
Forsett gained 10 yards on two carries and 24 yards on two receptions in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys. He also fumbled for the second week in a row.
Forsett was once again outplayed by rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro, his primary competition to back-up Bernard Pierce for the first two weeks of the season while Ray Rice is suspended. Forsett offers little in the way of upside, but he could see third-down work early in the season.
Justin Forsett RB BAL 1 Month
Forsett gained 29 yards on seven carries and 13 yards on one reception in Thursday's preseason opener against the 49ers.
Working as the No. 3 running back, Forsett turned in a solid performance, as did his position mates. With Ray Rice suspended for the first two weeks of the regular season, Forsett and fourth-round rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro are competing for touches behind presumed fill-in starter Bernard Pierce. Taliaferro was more impressive than Forsett on Thursday, as the rookie gained a well-earned 71 yards on 13 carries. While both Forsett and Taliaferro have a shot to open the year as the No. 2 running back, touches may be hard to come by once Rice returns. That said, with Rice and Pierce trying to bounce back from lousy 2013s, there may be some opportunity for another back to break through.
Justin Forsett RB BAL 2 Months
The Baltimore Sun expects Justin Forsett to "provide value as a third-down back" during Ray Rice's suspension.
With Rice expected to get a multi-game ban to open the season, Bernard Pierce is the favorite for early-down and short-yardage work with veteran Forsett mixing in on passing downs and handling blitz pick-up duties. Forsett knows new OC Gary Kubiak's offense from their time together in Houston. Rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro will also be in the mix for backfield work. It's a camp battle to watch.
Justin Forsett RB BAL 3 Months2 Comments
Justin Forsett is running ahead of Lorenzo Taliaferro at OTAs.
Throughout offseason work, the pecking order for Ravens running backs has gone Ray Rice, Forsett, Taliaferro. Bernard Pierce (shoulder surgery) has been sidelined. Forsett could very well open the season as Pierce's passing-down complement once Rice's suspension is handed down.