Justin Forsett Fantasy News
Bucs plan to use a 'one-two punch' in backfield
Friday, January 17, 2014, 12:00pm
Unlike former head coach Greg Schiano, who preferred to give the bulk of the carries to a single back such as Doug Martin, new OC Jeff Tedford plans to use a two- and maybe even three-back scheme that constantly forces defenses to adjust to his personnel.
“When I was at (the University of California) we were always very fortunate to have two very good backs, whether it was J.J. Arrington and Marshawn Lynch or Lynch and Justin Forsett, or Lynch and Jahvid Best or Jahvid Best and Shane Vereen,’’ Tedford said Wednesday.
“We really had a good one-two punch in the backfield there and I think that’s what you need. For one guy to carry the load the whole time, especially as physical as this level is, is a lot. So (we’re looking) to have two and probably three backs that can provide different things for you.’’
We don't have to read between the lines to see that Martin may not get the workhorse-type touches that he received in his first season. Still, he'll very likely be the lead back and hold 2nd/3rd round value heading into 2014 fantasy drafts.
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Thursday, December 5, 2013, 7:28pm
Monday, November 25, 2013, 10:50am
Jags RB Justin Forsett has a non-displaced fracture. Out 4-6 weeks.
After not playing the past two weeks, Forsett caught a nine-yard pass to convert a third-and-8 but limped to the sideline and did not return because of a right ankle/foot injury. Could be a stretch for him to see the field again this season.
Monday, August 26, 2013, 12:28pm
Forsett was supposed to be MJD's backup but Todman has looked good and it's possible he jumps ahead on the depth chart. The handcuff to MJD can be a valuable roster spot...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 10:01am
Jones-Drew was present for a portion of the offseason workouts, but has yet to practice.
HC Gus Bradley hasn't finalized a preseason plan for Jones-Drew, but don’t expect him to get much work.
Jones-Drew currently ranked 16th on our RB list with an ADP of the early third round. That could be a bargain with the potential for him to finish in the top-ten when all is said and done. Justin Forsett and rookie "offensive weapon" Denard Robinson provide nice depth behind MJD. QB Blaine Gabbert will continue to keep MJD's value in check unless there is improvement in the passing game.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 12:11pm
The most pressing issue for RB Maurice Jones-Drew is his rehabilitation and conditioning after Lisfranc surgery.
Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell said last week the plan is for Jones-Drew to be 100-percent when camp opens July 26. Jones-Drew said he is optimistic about his progress.
MJD said his foot is now healed and that the focus is now on strengthening the ankle. The foot being healed, he said, is important because now he can run. That, in turn, means he can condition at a level that will allow the weight he added following surgery to come off in time for training camp.
We rank MJD 14th among our running backs with the thought he could crack the top-10. Justin Forsett is his backup but would be limited in value if MJD misses time again.
Packers "not desperate" at RB
Friday, March 15, 2013, 12:26pm
Thompson can't be certain that Harris, Alex Green and James Starks are the answer to an improved running attack, but there's enough there that he's not desperate. There are a couple of other options for bettering the talent.
In free agency, there are a number of backs who have had success in the NFL but come with injury and consistency issues. The good news for Thompson is that he can wait most of them out and sign one for a very reasonable price if he wants.
Among those available are Ahmad Bradshaw, Beanie Wells, Peyton Hillis, Justin Forsett and Turner. Bradshaw is the most talented of the group, but he was released from the Giants in part because he has been injury prone and had off-season foot surgery.