Justin Forsett RB BAL 1 Hr

Forsett had a season-high 23 carries for 95 yards in Sunday's 29-7 win over the Falcons.

Forsett further confirmed his leading role in the Baltimore running game, but Bernard Pierce scored a short touchdown for the second straight week. It's been a bit unclear how the Ravens plan to handle goal-line work, as the team has mostly scored touchdowns from more than five yards out this season. It appears Pierce will at least get some, possibly even most, of those carries, but Forsett remains the top option for any non-short yardage situations.

Justin Forsett RB BAL 8 Days6 Comments

Forsett gained 111 yards on 14 carries in Sunday's 48-17 win over the Buccaneers.

Forsett once again got the start, and he quickly rewarded the Ravens by picking up 52 yards on the game's second offensive play. He comfortably led the team in ground yardage, but Bernard Pierce had a 15-32-1 rushing line, with nine of those carries coming in the second half of a blowout. Forsett, on the other hand, took 10 of his 14 carries before the break. Meanwhile, Lorenzo Taliaferro had just two carries for 29 yards but surprisingly accounted for both of the running back trio's receptions. Forsett is still the clear top option for passing downs, and he's also getting a good chunk of the carries. The Ravens don't seem to have a clear favorite for the goal-line offense, which remains relatively untested due to the team's plethora of mid and long-range touchdowns.

Justin Forsett RB BAL 15 Days7 Comments

Forsett had 42 yards and a touchdown on six carries and 55 yards on seven receptions in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Colts.

The carries were divided between Forsett (six), Bernard Pierce (four) and Lorenzo Taliaferro (five), but Forsett started the game and accounted for all eight of the team's running back targets. Though Taliaferro seem to be preferred for short-yardage and goal-line carries, Forsett scored the Ravens' lone touchdown from 11 yards out. Forsett is the unquestioned top back for passing downs, and will likely continue to split the early-down work with Pierce and/or Taliaferro.

Justin Forsett RB BAL 22 Days8 Comments

Forsett had 14 carries for 66 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as three catches on four targets for 31 receiving yards during Sunday's 38-10 rout of the Panthers.

Despite Bernard Pierce (thigh) being active after missing Week 3, Forsett got the start and dominated the early touches, including an 11-yard touchdown in the second quarter that put the Ravens up for good. Forsett eventually finished with one fewer carry that backup Lorenzo Taliaferro, though most of the latter's touches came with the Ravens well ahead. Of note is that Pierce didn't get a single carry, giving Forsett the current lead for touches out of the Ravens' backfield.

Justin Forsett RB BAL 29 Days4 Comments

Forsett had 63 yards on 11 carries and two yards on four receptions in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Browns.

Fosett started in place of Bernard Pierce (thigh), but rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro got more touches, finishing the day with 91 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. Pierce could be back as soon as next week, and the Ravens still seem likely go with a committee approach in the backfield this season. Forsett is the clear top option for passing downs, but early-down work could be harder to come by.

Justin Forsett RB BAL 29 Days4 Comments

Forsett will start Sunday's game against the Browns in place of Bernard Pierce, who is inactive due to a thigh injury, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Forsett has been solid this season, rushing for 70 yards in Week 1 and then 56 yards and a touchdown in Week 2. Sunday's matchup is a solid one, as the Browns are 26th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed through two games, including 174 yards to the New Orleans Saints in Week 2.

Justin Forsett RB BAL 1 Month3 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.

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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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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.