Bernard Pierce Fantasy News

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce (calf, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 12.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm

Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce (calf) did not practice Wednesday.

Allen Hurns, T.J. Yeldon ACTIVE for TNF

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:05pm

John Oehser, Twitter - [Full Article]

Jaguars Inactives

RB Joe Banyard
RB Bernard Pierce
CB Nick Marshall
TE Nic Jacobs
DT Michael Bennett
DE Chris Smith
OL Luke Bowanko

Related players: Allen Hurns, T.J. Yeldon are active, as expected.

Fantasy Impact:

Hurns can be dialed up as a WR2, while Yeldon's probable workload makes him a worthwhile RB2.

TNF Injury Report: Titans vs. Jaguars

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 5:53pm

NFL Communications - [Full Article]

Tennessee Titans

DT Al Woods (ankle), CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (hamstring), WR Kendall Wright (knee)

LB Derrick Morgan (shoulder)

CB Perrish Cox (hamstring), DT Sammie Lee Hill (knee), G Chance Warmack (ankle)

Jacksonville Jaguars

DT Sen'Derrick Marks (elbow), S James Sample (shoulder)

TE Nic Jacobs (hamstring), RB Bernard Pierce (calf)

DT Michael Bennett (hamstring), LB Dan Skuta (groin), WR Bryan Walters (concussion), RB T.J. Yeldon (foot)

DE Chris Clemons (not injury related), RB Toby Gerhart (groin), WR Allen Hurns (foot, thigh), WR Marqise Lee (hamstring), DT Roy Miller (knee), TE Julius Thomas (abdomen)

Fantasy Impact:

Kendall Wright is out again, as expected. T.J. Yeldon is listed as questionable, but expects to play. Allen Hurns was told that his sports hernia surgery could wait until the offseason, so it appears that he'll play through it as long as he can. He's a solid start against the Titans.

Friday, October 16, 2015, 6:15pm

Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce (concussion, hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 6.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:18pm

Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce (concussion, hamstring) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6:20pm

Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce (concussion, hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 8:57am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

It appeared that Jaguars running back Bernard Pierce had simply done something bone-headed. But there may have been extenuating circumstances, namely a head injury.

During a Buccaneers punt return last week, Pierce got turned around and, instead of trying to tackle the returner, ended up blocking a Bucs player instead. It made the rounds of the Internet, and everyone pointed and laughed at those silly Jaguars, caught in another zany mishap.

Except, it stopped being funny when Pierce was diagnosed with a concussion after the game.

T.J. Yeldon on top of Jags RB depth chart

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 12:24pm - [Full Article]

T.J. Yeldon is the Jaguars’ starting running back.

That doesn’t qualify as a huge surprise, but it was perhaps the most notable “news” when the team released its Week 1 unofficial depth chart on Tuesday.

Yeldon, a rookie second-round selection from the University of Alabama, is listed as the starter ahead of veteran Denard Robinson, veteran Toby Gerhart, veteran Bernard Pierce and rookie Corey Grant.

Fantasy Impact:

Yeldon, Robinson and Gerhart are all expected to play on offense in a heavy rotation, with Gerhart the short-yardage back, the story said. Yeldon and Robinson had been listed as co-starters throughout the preseason. We think Yeldon has some potential, but he may not see a lot of scoring chances if the Jags fall out of games. His success could also be tied to QB Blake Bortles improving over last year. If all goes right, we think he has top-20 potential this year.

Bernard Pierce making push in Jags backfield

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 12:53pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

T.J. Yeldon, Denard Robinson and Toby Gerhart are the top three backs, but Bernard Pierce is making a pretty strong push to not only earn playing time but be a main piece of the running back rotation.

"His toughness and his work ethic and mentality I think has been great," HC Gus Bradley said. "It's been great for that running back room. He's been a great teammate on offense and in that room, and his leadership [has been good].

"I didn't know much about him [when the Jaguars claimed him in March]. I heard good things but it's been even better."

Fantasy Impact:

Pierce has had a good camp and then followed it with a strong performance in the Jaguars' 23-21 victory over Pittsburgh last Friday. He ran five times for 15 yards and caught three passes for 22 yards. He had one drop but he also had one of the highlights of the night when he hurdled potential tackler B.W. Webb. The story added Pierce can be used as an every down back or a third down back, giving the Jags some flexibility. Yeldon is expected to be a big piece to the running game.

Justin Forsett 'still hungry' to prove he belongs

Saturday, August 8, 2015, 12:55pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

A year ago, Justin Forsett was a journeyman looking for a job at the Baltimore Ravens training camp. Now, one Pro Bowl appearance and a 1,529 yards later, Forsett is seeking an encore to the finest of his seven NFL seasons. "I'm still hungry, still ready to go out and fight," the 29-year-old running back said. "Nothing is given to me."

Forsett was third on the depth chart last summer behind Bernard Pierce and Lorenzo Taliaferro. All three running backs were prepared to take one step back after incumbent Ray Rice returned from a two-game suspension for domestic violence. All that changed when a video surfaced in September showing Rice striking his then-fiancee in an elevator. The Ravens immediately released him, and Forsett ultimately proved to be far more adept at running the ball than anyone on the Baltimore roster.

He rushed for a career-high 1,266 yards — more than his previous five seasons combined. Forsett also caught 44 passes for 263 yards and provided solid protection in the pocket for quarterback Joe Flacco. That earned the 5-foot-8, 195-pound Forsett a three-year, $9 million contract with $3 million guaranteed. He intends to earn every penny of it.

Fantasy Impact:

Forsett is a potential fantasy stud RB who can possibly be had later in the second round of 12-team leagues or even the early third round in 10-team leagues. With Marc Trestman as the OC, Forsett has a chance to increase his receptions and be a valuable PPR back. Trestman has already said the Ravens will continue to commit to the run making Forsett's potential even higher.

Sunday, April 5, 2015, 9:11am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jaguars beat writer Mike DiRocco answered a question about RB Storm Johnson and getting more of a role in 2015.

DiRocco: Only if he improves his issues with pass protection. It's not a physical problem. He is willing to block and can do it. He just struggles knowing what his responsibilities are in certain protections and audibles. If he's able to figure that out then he will have more opportunities.

Fantasy Impact:

Blocking responsibilities are a big reason young RBs can't get on the field. The emergence of Denard Robinson last season could also limit Johnson's snaps. And don't forget about Toby Gerhart - DiRocco added that he thinks the starting spot will come down to Robinson or Gerhart in 2015. The team also signed Bernard Pierce this offseason.

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 10:09pm

Aaron Wilson, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bernard Pierce claimed by Jaguars, according to league source.

Ravens release RB Bernard Pierce after DUI

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 3:38pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

The Ravens released backup running back Bernard Pierce following his arrest early Wednesday morning on driving under the influence charges.

Fantasy Impact:

After a pretty strong rookie season (4.9 YPC on 108 carries), Pierce has rushed for just 802 yards on 245 carries for a 3.27 YPC. He was a cut candidate even before the DUI, but his run-in with the law made him even more expendable. The Ravens currently have Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro atop the depth chart at running back.

Ravens RB Benard Pierce arrested for DUI

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 10:23am

Aaron Wilson, Twitter - [Full Article]

Ravens running back Bernard Pierce arrested for driving under the influence early Wednesday morning, according to Baltimore County police.

Fantasy Impact:

This is a situation to monitor as the offseason wears on.

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