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21 Toby Gerhart RB

Jacksonville Jaguars

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
39%2%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
14362837.921

Player Updates

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Jaguars label Toby Gerhart as a 'workhorse'
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch referred to running back Toby Gerhart as "our workhouse" and should be their back for any situation they want to use him in. 

"Toby has the ability to do it all," Fisch said per the Florida Times-Union. "He can catch it well. He can pass protect well, and he's going to be in the game a lot -- third down, base downs, short-yardage, passing downs."

Gerhart has averaged 4.7 yards per carry in his career with 276 regular-season career carries. 

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GM confirms Gerhart will get 'bulk of the carries'
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Jaguars continue to sound committed to Toby Gerhart as their primary running back. General manager Dave Caldwell told USA Today about scouting Gerhart when he was coming into the NFL four years ago, and how coaches on his staff now were frustrated gameplanning against him in the NFC North. The message from the top of the organization on down is that Gerhart will try to emulate Marshawn Lynch's 'Beast Mode' style of running with the Jaguars. 

"Knowing he was going to have to pass protect, catch the ball out of the backfield and get tough yardage, he was a really good fit for us," Caldwell said of why they recruited him in free agency this offseason. "He'll get the bulk of the carries and he'll be a great asset."

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Jags like Toby Gerhart's tackle-breaking ability
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

New Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart averaged 3.8 yards after contact per carry last season with the Vikings, tied for fourth in the NFL. That was a big reason why Jacksonville signed him.

"He’s a horse," running backs coach Terry Richardson told the Florida Times-Union. "He’s a big guy, and I talked to one of his former [position] coaches, and he was saying Toby had the strongest legs he’s been around in terms of his leg drive and leg power. We’re excited about that."

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Hold off on the Storm Johnson excitement
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

New Jags running back Storm Johnson has talent and plenty of potential but doesn't have great speed and isn't a strong runner. He's a good fit for the Jaguars as a backup to Toby Gerhart. We wouldn't spend anything better than a late pick on Johnson in any long-term type of draft.

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Vikings could draft a running back
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Vikings could draft a running back in the NFL Draft to help take the load off Adrian Peterson, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The report says the team is looking for a replacement for the departed Toby Gerhart and give Peterson a rest from time to time.

"He's getting to the point where you don't have to give him the ball 50 times a game for 16 games," said general manager Rick Spielman. "Adrian's the face of our franchise, but Norv (Turner) has a history of having two backs to keep him fresh, because I think it's very important as you go through the season that they're still strong in Week 16 and they're still strong when you get into the playoffs."

Minnesota doesn't have a surefire No. 2 back on the roster. Matt Asiata filled in for the injured Peterson and Gerhart in two games last December and performed admirably with 166 yards on 44 carries (a 3.8 average). But Asiata, entering his third season, is still raw.

After that, Minnesota has just Joe Banyard and Bradley Randle on the roster. They've mostly been practice squad players.

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Schedule
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2010Minnesota Vikings151813224.0211113
2011Minnesota Vikings1651095314.9671324
2012Minnesota Vikings160501693.4221110
2013Minnesota Vikings140362837.9412413
TOTAL61627613054.7675960
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2010Minnesota Vikings151211678.0230206
2011Minnesota Vikings165231908.3423118
2012Minnesota Vikings160201557.8210109
2013Minnesota Vikings14013886.8130003
TOTAL616776007.84234126
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2010Minnesota Vikings1500---000
2011Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2012Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2013Minnesota Vikings14710615.12000
TOTAL61710615.12000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010Minnesota Vikings1522.000000.0000
2011Minnesota Vikings1622.000000.0000
2012Minnesota Vikings1611.000000.0000
2013Minnesota Vikings1411.000000.0000
TOTAL6166.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010Minnesota Vikings1533000000
2011Minnesota Vikings1610011020
2012Minnesota Vikings1622000000
2013Minnesota Vikings1411000000
TOTAL6176011020
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/231
Birthdate:
3/28/1987
Age:
27
Hometown:
Norco, CA, USA
School:
Stanford
NFL Experience:
5
Awards:
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