Even though he finally scored a touchdown Week 4 at San Diego,
When the Jaguars get inside the 5-yard line, he's the back most likely to get the ball, but if the distribution of carries between him and Robinson over the last couple weeks says anything, he's not valuable enough in the middle of the field to provide anything apart from that.
And the Jaguars don't spend much time inside the 5-yard line.
With 26 combined carries over the last three weeks, Gerhart might still be overowned at 79 percent. He's looking like nothing more than a bye-week replacement going forward.
"Just trying to utilize everybody’s strengths," Bradley said. "You see the receivers move around, too. We’re trying to utilize their strengths. That’s been kind of our philosophy."
Robinson's offensive snaps were one less than Gerhart (21) and
Gerhart was limited to just 32 yards on 10 carries. Things did not start well for Gerhart. On his first carry of the contest, Gerhart ripped a 10 yard run, but fumbled at the end of the play. That would be his longest carry of the day. Gerhart would manage to sneak in a 1 yard touchdown, but that was about it. He also caught one pass for 8 yards.
Gerhart will take on the Steelers Week 5.
The Chargers have allowed just 61.3 yards per game on the ground against opposing running backs, and Gerhart seems unlikely to change that trend. Gerhart is averaging just 2.4 yards per carry and has only 82 yards rushing through three games heading into a game where the Jaguars are almost certain to be playing from behind.
Where Gerhart might have some room to succeed is in the passing game, if the Jaguars choose to use him in that way. He has topped out at just two receptions in each of the first three games, but could have more success in Week 4 against a Chargers defense that is allowing 9.3 receptions and 80 yards per game through the air to running backs.
At this point, Gerhart is starting to cede playing time in Jacksonville, so he needs to produce just to save his job. There is no guarantee he will do that in Week 4, but he might get the shot as the team tries to ease Blake Bortles in. Gerhart is obviously just a low-end Fantasy option for Week 4.
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|9||11/2/14||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
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|15||12/14/14||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
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