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Justin Forsett | Running Back

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 197
College: California
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Justin Forsett came off the bench behind Bernard Pierce in the Ravens' Week 2 win over the Steelers, rushing eight times for 56 yards while catching four passes for 16 yards.
Forsett was clearly behind Pierce, who touched the ball on seven of the Ravens' first nine plays. The good news is, Forsett provided a decent change of pace, flashing a little lightning alongside Pierce's slow thunder. Forsett's 41-yard run in the fourth quarter was the Ravens' longest play of the evening, though he was routinely stopped for 1-2 yards on his other carries. Forsett also got the Ravens' first goal-line look of the night, and had two totes inside the Steelers' three-yard line. Frustratingly, he failed to convert either for a score. Pierce was the Ravens' best option between the tackles, but Forsett should see 10-12 weekly touches as a COP. He's an RB3/4 with some big-play potential. Sep 11 - 11:50 PM

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ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley stated on SportsCenter Monday that Justin Forsett "looks to be the starter" in Baltimore's backfield entering Week 2 against the Steelers.

Ray Rice has been released and suspended indefinitely, while Bernard Pierce was benched in Sunday's loss to Cincinnati. The fact that the Ravens were so quick to bench Pierce for his first-career fumble suggests they have internal questions about his performance, unrelated to the loose ball. It's conceivable they'll give rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro a longer look in their second game. Forsett is a 29-year-old journeyman scatback. He'll be in the flex discussion against Pittsburgh, but clearly is not a long-term tailback solution.
Sep 8 - 4:07 PM

Bernard Pierce and Justin Forsett are now the Ravens' top-two running backs.

Ray Rice, previously suspended for just two games, has been released. Pierce started Sunday's game against the Ravens, but was benched after fumbling on his sixth carry (the first fumble of his NFL career). After that, Forsett came on as the feature back and was excellent, rushing 11 times for 70 yards with a touchdown and catching five passes for 14 yards. Still, this is a 29-year-old (in October) 5'8/197 scatback that has never earned more than 118 carries in a season. We'd expect Pierce and Forsett to form a hot-hand kind of committee, with Lorenzo Taliaferro mixing in if either one struggles.
Sep 8 - 2:37 PM

ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley believes Justin Forsett has "earned the right" to start Thursday night's Week 2 game against the Steelers.

Forsett piled up 84 yards and a TD on 16 touches against the Bengals after Bernard Pierce was benched for losing a fumble. He showed some burst and elusiveness and has a history with OC Gary Kubiak. With Ray Rice out for at least another week, Forsett appears to be in the driver's seat in the Baltimore backfield. He'll be in the FLEX discussion this week against Pittsburgh.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 8 - 10:45 AM

Justin Forsett rushed 11 times for 70 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 14 yards in the Ravens' Week 1 loss to Cincinnati.

After Bernard Pierce got benched for losing a fumble, Forsett took over as the Ravens' every-down back. Rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro played on one passing down, giving Forsett a breather, but did not handle an offensive touch. Forsett is suddenly in the flex discussion in fantasy leagues as the Ravens enter Week 2 against the Steelers. Forsett, 29 in October, is a journeyman scatback, but can play on all three downs and is comfortable in Gary Kubiak's offense. Forsett spent time with Kubiak in Houston.
Sep 7 - 4:49 PM

Justin Forsett had seven carries for 30 yards in Saturday night's preseason game.

Forsett took on an expanded role after Bernard Pierce left with a concussion, getting the majority of early down work with the first team. Lorenzo Taliaferro also got snaps with the starters and played in passing situations. Forsett would likely be used in a committee if Pierce isn't cleared for Week 1. Taliaferro is the preferred handcuff for Pierce owners.
Aug 23 - 11:32 PM

Justin Forsett mixed in with the second-team offense during Baltimore's preseason opener Thursday night.

He was the change-of-pace back for Bernard Pierce with the twos. Forsett is a good bet for a roster spot while Ray Rice is suspended, but hurt his longer-term roster chances by losing a fumble against the 49ers. The 28-year-old scatback finished with 29 yards on seven carries, and a reception for 13 yards.
Aug 7 - 10:00 PM

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.
Jul 18 - 9:03 AM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 12 - 10:52 AM

Justin Forsett (foot) says he's 100 percent healthy.

Forsett broke his foot in Week 12 and ended the season on injured reserve. He inked a one-year deal with the Ravens last week and will compete for No. 3 duties. Forsett has reliable hands and can hold up in pass protection.
Apr 8 - 10:11 AM

Ravens signed RB Justin Forsett, formerly of the Jaguars, to a one-year contract.

Forsett, 28, carried the ball just six times for 31 yards in nine games for Jacksonville last season and battled a foot injury for much of the year. He broke a bone in the foot in Week 12 but appears to be healthy now. Forsett, who owns a career 4.9 YPC average, will battle Cierre Wood and others for No. 3 duties.
Apr 4 - 12:09 PM

Jaguars released RB Justin Forsett.

Forsett, 28, inked a two-year deal last offseason but carried the ball just six times for 31 yards while battling injuries. Forsett landed on I.R. in December with a broken foot and is questionable for OTAs. The move saves the Jaguars $1.15 million. Jordan Todman and Denard Robinson now sit atop the depth chart.
Mar 11 - 8:47 AM

The Jaguars are expected to release RB Justin Forsett.

Forsett's first year in Jacksonville resulted in six carries for 31 yards and nine appearances. Battling a foot injury and due $1.1 million in 2014, there's no way he'll be back even though Maurice Jones-Drew is hitting the open market. For now, we'd guess the Jags roll with Jordan Todman and a draft pick in their backfield going forward.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 1 - 10:04 AM

Jaguars placed RB Justin Forsett (foot) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Forsett broke a bone in his foot during Week 12, losing out on a chance for real action as Maurice Jones-Drew battles a hamstring pull. Forsett's season ends with just six carries for 31 yards and 15 catches for 82 yards in nine games. Due $1.1 million in 2014 base salary, the Jags should be able to find better value for their money by drafting a running back.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 12:51:00 PM

Jaguars RB Justin Forsett has been diagnosed with a broken foot, and will be sidelined 4-6 weeks.

He'll likely be placed on injured reserve. The news leaves Jordan Todman as Maurice Jones-Drew's primary breather back, and cracks the door back open for Denard Robinson to receive carries. MJD is the only Jags back worth owning.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 03:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Joe Flacco
2Tyrod Taylor
RB1Bernard Pierce
2Justin Forsett
3Lorenzo Taliaferro
4Fitzgerald Toussaint
GLB1Bernard Pierce
2Lorenzo Taliaferro
3RB1Justin Forsett
2Bernard Pierce
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Torrey Smith
2Jacoby Jones
3Kamar Aiken
WR21Steve Smith
2Marlon Brown
3Michael Campanaro
WR31Jacoby Jones
TE1Dennis Pitta
2Owen Daniels
3Crockett Gillmore
K1Justin Tucker