Forsett carried seven times for 20 yards and caught six of seven targets for another 12 yards in Sunday's 19-17 win over the Jaguars. Forsett had a minimal impact Sunday, as he averaged 2.9 yards per carry and an unimpressive two yards per catch. The fact that he continues to see plenty of looks in the passing game is promising, but Terrance West continues to see double-digit carries on a weekly basis and has fared much better in terms of efficiency. The roles of the two backs will bear watching as the season moves on, but a similar distribution of touches should be expected in Week 4 versus the Raiders.
Forsett carried 14 times for 37 yards and added nine yards while grabbing three of five targets in Sunday's win over the Browns. Forsett led the Ravens in carries and targets out of the backfield, but he managed just 2.7 yards per touch versus a sub-par Browns defensive unit. The veteran has started each of the first two games, but he has ceded a large chunk of the workload to Terrance West, who out-gained him on three fewer carries Sunday. Forsett's struggles, combined with the current workload split, and even the eventual return of rookie Kenneth Dixon, have called into question his ability to be relied upon as a weekly fantasy producer heading into Week 3's matchup versus an improved Jaguars defensive unit.
Forsett turned 10 carries into a team-leading 41 rushing yards while catching all three of his targets to add 15 more in Sunday's 13-7 win over the Bills. Forsett saw a nearly even split with Terrance West (14 touches), but was considerably more effective on a per-play basis. His superior hands and elusiveness suggest Forsett is probably the running back to own in Baltimore, but this game added little clarity to the situation. Expect both backfield options to perform better against a porous Browns defense next week.
With Javorius Allen inactive Sunday, ESPN's Jamison Hensley indicates that Forsett should get most of the Ravens' snaps on third down Sunday against the Bills. Forsett -- who previously indicated that he is slated to start -- and Terrance West are thus the Ravens' only two active backs Sunday, which sets the stage for the duo to divvy up carries, with the team likely to roll with a hot hand approach.
Forsett re-signed with the Ravens on Monday, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports. As anticipated, Forsett re-signed with the Ravens on Monday, which allows him to avoid any missed time at practice. It's unclear if the move will free up cap room, as it's possible the Ravens and Forsett simply reached an agreement to provide the team with a couple more days to make difficult roster decisions. Either way, Forsett is expected to have a key role Week 1 against the Bills, and he's still the favorite to start at running back. However, the Ravens figure to deploy a committee, with Terrance West, Javorius Allen and eventually Kenneth Dixon (knee) also candidates to get significant run. Dixon may ultimately provide the biggest threat to Forsett's role, but the rookie will likely miss at least the first two games of the season.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/16||@New York Giants||2||11.00|
|7||10/23||@New York Jets||4||12.00|
|14||12/13||@New England Patriots||13||15.00|
|3 Year Avg||131||646||3||30||166||0||98|