Ravens RB Justin Forsett is leading the NFL in yards per carry

ESPN - [Full Article]

Running back Justin Forsett first caught the attention of Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh during an offseason workout in the spring.

"When you first saw him come out here, it’s like, 'Whoa, he’s good.' He’s better than his reputation," Harbaugh said. "He’s underrated. You could see that right away. [He] had such a great feel for the offense. But I don’t know if I really could have guessed that he’d break tackles like he does. He’s really doing a great job in yards after the hit. That has been a strength, and you wouldn’t assume that just looking at him."

Forsett not only is an unexpected starter for the 3-1 Ravens but also is leading all qualified NFL running backs in yards per carry (5.8). Last season, the Ravens' top two running backs, Ray Rice (3.1) and Bernard Pierce (2.9), ranked in the bottom four in the league in rushing average.

Fantasy Impact: 

Forsett is currently our #21 RB in standard formats, so we're expecting a solid week of production in a good matchup against the Colts. One thing working against him is the murkiness of the Ravens' backfield, but it sounds like he has carved out a nice niche for himself.

Filed Under: 2014, W5

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