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Toby Gerhart | Running Back

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/28/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 231
College: Stanford
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The Jaguars believe Toby Gerhart will get more yards after contact than Maurice Jones-Drew did.
Gerhart had just 36 carries last season, but according to PFF he did average a very impressive 3.8 yards after contact (YCo) per attempt. In 2012, his YCo was way down at 1.9 on 50 attempts. Jones-Drew was at 2.2 last season and 2.3 in 2012. The Jags see the 231-pound Gerhart as someone that can punish defenders on all three downs for four quarters, running through contact instead of trying to avoid it. He'll have volume appeal in fantasy circles. Apr 7 - 8:43 AM

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Speaking Tuesday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley reiterated that Toby Gerhart will likely see a starter's workload.

"He has the ability to play all three downs," Bradley said. "If he’s a guy that is carrying it 15-16 times and with third down reps, 18 times. That’s feasible. A strong possibility." From his contract ($4.5 million guaranteed) to his coach's comments, it's clear Gerhart will enter Week 1 atop the depth chart. Despite his grinding nature as a runner, Gerhart will have RB2 upside for fantasy purposes.
Mar 25 - 5:04 PM

Coach Gus Bradley said newly signed Toby Gerhart could regularly see 15-20 touches per game.

This is exactly what we expected after the Jags handed Gerhart a three-deal worth $10.5 million and $4.5 million guaranteed. Jordan Todman and Denard Robinson will have to battle for supporting roles. Gerhart will likely end up as a RB2 in fantasy circles thanks to 300-plus touches, but he won't have much week-to-week upside as a grinding runner playing in a low-scoring offense.
Mar 12 - 4:26 PM

Jaguars signed RB Toby Gerhart to a three-year, $10.5 million contract.

The shockingly hefty deal includes $4.5 million guaranteed, ensuring that Gerhart will run ahead of incumbent Jordan Todman as the Jags 2014 starter. Free agent Maurice Jones-Drew is a goner. It's putting a ton of faith in Gerhart, a four-year backup that excels in pass protection but has very little wiggle or burst to his game. And with Chad Henne at quarterback, there aren't going to be very many short-yardage touchdown opportunities. Fantasy owners and the Jags project to be disappointed by Gerhart as a feature back.

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports the 49ers, Jaguars and Browns are interested in free agent RB Toby Gerhart.

It's unknown if Gerhart has scheduled any visits. He'd be reuniting with college coach Jim Harbaugh in San Francisco, though the 49ers' stable is already full at running back. Gerhart is coming off a nice year backing up Adrian Peterson, but has never shown anything to suggest he could be a lead NFL back.
Mar 11 - 8:56 PM

Vikings FB Jerome Felton confirmed that the team's chances of keeping free agent Toby Gerhart are "pretty low."

"Having played behind Adrian Peterson, I assume he wants to go somewhere where he can get more touches," Felton said. "I think there's going to be a lot of interest in him." Gerhart, 26, is doubtful to generate much free agent interest, but remains unlikely to be back with the Vikings.
Mar 8 - 6:33 PM

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune does not anticipate free agent Toby Gerhart returning to the Vikings.

"It's hard to see Gerhart back in Minnesota," writes beat reporter Master Tesfatsion. Tesfatsion believes Gerhart has the "talent to be a lead back in the NFL," though we don't agree. Still, investing in a long-term backup for Adrian Peterson wouldn't be a savvy move by Vikings GM Rick Spielman. Expect Zach Line, Matt Asiata, and perhaps a late-round draft pick to vie for the job.
Feb 12 - 11:30 AM

ESPN Vikings blogger Ben Goessling suggests San Francisco as a possible landing spot for free agent RB Toby Gerhart.

On the surface, it makes sense as Gerhart played for Jim Harbaugh at Stanford and Frank Gore is slowing down approaching age 31. But Kendall Hunter has far more upside than Gerhart, and the Niners seem optimistic on Marcus Lattimore. With tons of the Niners' young core players in need of contract extensions, giving Gerhart market value wouldn't make much sense. He's more valuable to the Vikings right now as a reliable caddy to Adrian Peterson.
Feb 5 - 8:52 AM

Toby Gerhart (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 17.

Gerhart misses an opportunity to close out his contract year on a high note. We don't expect Gerhart to draw interest as a starter on the 2014 market.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 01:44:00 PM

Toby Gerhart (hamstring) remained out of Vikings practice Thursday.

Gerhart isn't expected to suit up for Sunday's finale. An impending free agent, it's quite possible Gerhart has already played his final down for the Vikings.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 03:05:00 PM

Toby Gerhart (hamstring) is considered doubtful for Sunday's finale against the Lions.

Gerhart is supposed to be Adrian Peterson's reliable backup. But as Peterson struggled with injuries late in the year, Gerhart was unavailable due to his hamstring pull. After a Week 16 aggravation, it looks like his 2013 season is over. Joe Banyard is the next man up.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 12:41:00 PM

Coach Leslie Frazier is "holding out hope" that Toby Gerhart (hamstring) will be able to play in Sunday's finale against the Lions.

It's a story worth monitoring for owners playing into Week 17. Adrian Peterson (foot, groin) appears likely to sit, so Gerhart could be in for a big workload. The concern is that his hamstring won't be able to hold up in a game. Gerhart aggravated the pull on the third play of the Week 16 loss to the Bengals and never returned, leaving Joe Banyard to carry the mail.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 09:37:00 AM

Toby Gerhart aggravated his hamstring injury on the third play of Sunday's Week 16 loss at Cincy.

Gerhart was trying to chase down Reggie Nelson after Matt Cassel's fumble and pulled up lame. It left Joe Banyard to play a feature back role after Adrian Peterson (foot, groin) was yanked.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 11:12:00 AM

Toby Gerhart is active for Week 16 at Cincinnati.

Adrian Peterson will start. Matt Asiata (hamstring) is inactive.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 11:35:00 AM

Toby Gerhart (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Despite the limited sessions, Gerhart is expected to serve as Adrian Peterson's backup against the Bengals. With AD ready to go, Gerhart is well off the fantasy radar.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 06:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Chad Henne
2Ricky Stanzi
3Matt Scott
RB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
3Denard Robinson
4Delone Carter
GLB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
3RB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
FB1Will Ta'ufo'ou
2Bradie Ewing
3Shaun Chapas
WR11Cecil Shorts
2Ace Sanders
3Stephen Burton
4Jeremy Ebert
5Chad Bumphis
WR21Justin Blackmon
2Mike Brown
3Tandon Doss
4Kerry Taylor
5Lamaar Thomas
WR31Ace Sanders
TE1Marcedes Lewis
2Danny Noble
3Brandon Barden
K1Josh Scobee