Pete Carroll A Fan Of RB Justin Forsett

Los Angeles Times - [Full Article]

Seattle running back Justin Forsett, in his third season out of Cal, is everything LenDale White wasn't — undersized, dedicated, productive, and an instant Pete Carroll favorite.

The Seahawks had the league's 26th-ranked running game last season, but they might have been much more effective had they put the ball in Forsett's hands. The 5-foot-8, 194-pound back averaged 5.4 yards in 114 carries with four touchdowns, and caught 41 balls out of the backfield. He was far more explosive than Julius Jones, who was limited to fewer than 50 yards in more than half of his starts last season.

Fantasy Impact: 

The biggest worry with Forsett is whether he'll get the carries at the goal line given his size, but he's proven he can make plays and the odds are favorable Forsett will get the most work among Seattle's backs. We have him at 26 in our rankings and he's definitely a solid sleeper. If you are the type of owner who waits to take running backs and loads up at quarterback and wide receiver in the earlier rounds, Forsett could give you the starts you need at running back.

Filed Under: 2010, Preseason

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