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Gerhart's weakness is his speed but it doesn't make him a bad Fantasy option. Playing in the pros is all about having athletic talent and the mental capacity to handle what comes with it and what's asked of you. Making it big in Fantasy is having the opportunity to put up numbers. There's a difference -- and through two preseason games there's no reason to believe Gerhart's workload is in any danger of slipping because no one else in J-ville has the talent to match up to Gerhart's total package.
I still like Gerhart a lot as a pick between 30th and 40th overall in every single draft.
On the opening play of the game, Gerhart took a handoff for a gain of 6 yards. He then ripped an 18-yard run up the middle on the second play of the second drive. He was limited to two series with the first-team offense and finished with six carries for 19 yards, averaging 3.2 yards per attempt. He also caught the only pass thrown his way for a gain of 8 yards.
"I'd like to see Toby run the ball a little bit," Fisch said. "Something in the range of five or six."
Fisch added he envisions Gerhart as the "lead dog" but three other backs have a chance to get significant carries.
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