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Justin Forsett | Running Back

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 195
College: California
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Justin Forsett rushed 27 times for 150 yards in the Ravens' Week 4 win over the Steelers.
Forsett was held without a catch on one target in the passing game. With the effort, Forsett more than doubled his season total for rushing yards, and upped his YPC from 3.2 to 4.2. With the Ravens' passing game stuck in neutral, Forsett helped keep the chains moving all night. He was occasionally pulled for Lorenzo Taliaferro or Buck Allen, but out-snapped his younger teammates 63-17 (per Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke). Vultures will remain a concern going forward, but Forsett will be on the RB1 radar against the Browns' league-worst run defense in Week 5. Oct 2 - 12:18 AM

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Justin Forsett rushed 10 times for 13 yards and caught four of seven targets for 16 yards in the Ravens' Week 3 loss to the Bengals.

The Ravens threw 49 passes compared to 18 rushing attempts, so this one was kind of doomed from the start. Forsett was a diamond in the rough for the Ravens last season but so far in 2015, he's mostly run into brick walls. The veteran does have 12 catches, so at least he hasn't been a total bust. He'll try to score his first touchdown of the year Thursday against Pittsburgh.
Sep 27 - 5:39 PM

Justin Forsett rushed 15 times for 68 yards and caught 4-of-4 targets for 12 yards in the Ravens' Week 2 loss to the Raiders.

The flow of Sunday's game didn't quite work in Forsett's favor, as Baltimore trailed for most of the first half. Forsett remained efficient on the ground, but lost 12 combined touches to Lorenzo Taliaferro and Buck Allen. Taliaferro operated as the Ravens' primary red-zone back, vulturing a seven-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. For as long as Forsett is getting pulled in scoring position, he'll be a poor bet to hit pay dirt week in and week out. Forsett is an RB2 entering a Week 3 date with the Bengals.
Sep 20 - 7:58 PM

Justin Forsett is active for Week 2 against the Raiders.

As are Lorenzo Taliaferro and Buck Allen. Baltimore's Week 2 inactives are WR Breshad Perriman, RB Terrence Magee, CB Rashaan Melvin, OLB Jason Babin, T Eugene Monroe, DT Christo Bilukidi, and DE Kapron Lewis-Moore.
Sep 20 - 2:35 PM

Justin Forsett (shoulder) is probable for Week 2 against the Raiders.

Lorenzo Taliaferro (knee) is also listed as probable. Forsett disappointed last week, but is a low-end RB1 against a Raiders defense that allowed two touchdowns to Jeremy Hill.
Sep 18 - 6:10 PM

Justin Forsett (shoulder) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

Forsett is ready to go for Sunday's appealing matchup with the Raiders. He'll be on the RB1 borderline.
Sep 17 - 7:54 PM

Justin Forsett (shoulder) was limited in Ravens practice Wednesday.

Forsett is not known to have suffered any injury in last Sunday's loss to Denver. On Wednesday, Lorenzo Taliaferro (knee) returned to a full practice, indicating he should play in Week 2 at Oakland. The extent of Forsett's injury is unknown, but there's no reason to believe it's serious. It's still a situation to monitor ahead of a cake matchup against a leaky run defense.
Sep 16 - 8:36 PM

Justin Forsett rushed 14 times for 43 yards in Baltimore's Week 1 loss to the Broncos, adding four receptions for 13 additional yards.

With the Ravens' lack of a passing game inviting Denver to tee off on the box, Forsett had little room to operate. Rookie backup Buck Allen was similarly ineffective, managing 34 yards on 10 touches. Stacked boxes are going to be an issue for the remainder of Breshad Perriman's (knee) absence, but heavy workloads should continue to await Forsett. He'll be a mid-range RB2 against the Raiders in Week 2.
Sep 13 - 8:14 PM

Justin Forsett rushed eight times for 19 yards in the Ravens' third preseason game.

Forsett had one run where he busted through the line for eight yards, but he struggled to find running room most of the night. Forsett now has 51 yards on 15 carries this preseason. He is a high-end RB2.
Aug 29 - 9:39 PM

Ravens OC Marc Trestman promised Baltimore's offense will remain rooted in the running game.

Replacing balanced-to-run-heavy OC Gary Kubiak, Trestman has a pass-happy background but is insistent on keeping Kubiak's scheme based on the personnel in place. "Ravens football starts with the running game, and that doesn't mean you're not going to throw the ball," Trestman said. "But the emphasis here is we want to be a great running football team, and we have the players to do that. So, that's where we start." The Ravens have a top-five offensive line and will keep Kubiak's zone-running scheme, in which Justin Forsett flourished last season, ranking fifth in the NFL in rushing yards.
Aug 1 - 10:07 PM

The Baltimore Sun agrees that Justin Forsett's catch total "could potentially double" under new OC Marc Trestman.

ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley wrote almost the exact same thing in June. As the Sun notes, Trestman's running backs have averaged 72 catches for roughly 600 yards per season. Forsett finished his breakout 2014 with 44 grabs.
Jul 28 - 7:59 PM

ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley suggests Justin Forsett's reception total "could possibly double" this season.

Forsett caught "only" 44 balls in outgoing coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense. A proficient pass-game weapon throughout his career and former third-down back by trade, Forsett's catch total should improve significantly in new OC Marc Trestman's scheme, which funnels targets to his tailbacks. As noted by Hensley, seven times in Trestman's history his running back has caught 69 or more passes, including Derek Loville, Charlie Garner, Matt Forte (twice), Michael Pittman, and Larry Centers. "That will be a part of what we're doing," Ravens head coach John Harbaugh confirmed. "It'll be a big part of it."
Jun 3 - 9:53 PM

Based on watching post-draft practices, ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley expects Baltimore to keep the zone-blocking scheme in place.

The Ravens will "borrow" outgoing OC Gary Kubiak's zone scheme under new OC Marc Trestman, who may dial up more pass attempts but won't tweak the system. It'll remain a West Coast offense that maintains inside- and outside-zone concepts on running plays. The Ravens ranked No. 8 in the NFL in rushing offense last season, and return all five starters on the offensive line.
May 31 - 2:41 PM

Speaking Thursday, Joe Flacco said Justin Forsett is "going to be a huge checkdown guy for us."

As our own Evan Silva guesstimates, Forsett could be in for 80-plus grabs in new OC Marc Trestman's system. Matt Forte caught a ridiculous 176 passes across Trestman's two years in Chicago, including 102 last season. A good receiver in his own right, Forsett made 44 grabs for 263 yards in 2014.
May 28 - 3:56 PM

Justin Forsett's grip on the starting job got stronger following the draft.

The Ravens waited until round four to take a running back, settling for USC's Buck Allen. He profiles as a strict backup on early downs and a pass-protection/third-down specialist. Draft weekend couldn't have gone much better for owners of Forsett stock, as he'll project for 16-19 touches per game once again.
May 5 - 9:40 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Joe Flacco
2Matt Schaub
RB1Justin Forsett
2Lorenzo Taliaferro
3Buck Allen
GLB1Lorenzo Taliaferro
2Justin Forsett
3RB1Justin Forsett
2Buck Allen
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Steve Smith Sr.
2Marlon Brown
3Chris Givens
WR21Kamar Aiken
2Breshad Perriman
3Darren Waller
WR31Marlon Brown
TE1Crockett Gillmore
2Maxx Williams
3Nick Boyle
4Dennis Pitta
LT1Eugene Monroe
2James Hurst
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2John Urschel
C1Jeremy Zuttah
2Ryan Jensen
RG1Marshal Yanda
RT1Rick Wagner
K1Justin Tucker