Ravens RB Justin Forsett 'absolutely' part of the team's 2016 plans

Baltimore Ravens - [Full Article]

The Ravens have “tough decisions” to make in the next two weeks to free up salary-cap space before free agency, but there are no plans for running back Justin Forsett to be among the cap casualties.

Some have speculated that Forsett could be released, but Head John Harbaugh dismissed that thought. When asked if he expects Forsett to be part of the team next year, Harbaugh quickly responded, “Absolutely.”

“The featured back will be the best back, and to me Justin Forsett certainly fits the bill,” Harbaugh said. “He’s proven that already.”

The injury to his arm is not expected to hold him back at all this year, and Harbaugh said the issue has already healed.

“His wrist is good,” Harbaugh said. “He has one of those injuries that is really predictable.”

“There’s not a better person, there’s not a better guy [than Forsett],” Harbaugh said. “He understands everything we’re doing inside and out. I love him. But we’re going to put the guy out there that is gaining the most yards.”

Related players: Javorius Allen

Fantasy Impact: 

Forsett's YPC (4.25) was better than Javorius Allen's (3.75), but the rookie showed good receiving chops, hauling in 45 catches for 353 yards and two touchdowns. Allen was the #6 RB in standard formats (#3 in PPR) from Week 11 to Week 17, while Forsett was sidelined with a wrist injury. Forsett was #17 in standard and #12 in PPR through the first 10 weeks. According to HC John Harbaugh, the two will compete for touches in 2016.

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