Even though he rushed for 95 yards,
But even more encouraging than his actual production in Week 7 is the fact that he carried the ball 23 times, nearly three times as often as any other
With this performance, Forsett only deserves more of your trust going forward, not less. Keep him active for what's actually a favorable matchup Week 8 at Cincinnati.
Pierce picked up his second rushing touchdown on a 1-yard carry with 2:38 left in the second quarter. He has five career rushing touchdowns, and one more rushing touchdown this season will give him a career high.
The Ravens are back in action Week 8 at Cincinnati.
And Pierce may not have had so many touches if the Ravens didn't put the game away with four touchdowns in the first quarter. Of Pierce's 15 carries, nine came in the second half. Of Forsett's 14, only four did.
Though Pierce found the end zone on a 4-yard run in the third quarter, he ran for just 32 yards in all and is now averaging 3.7 yards per carry this season compared to Forsett's 6.4.
Clearly, Forsett is must-own in Fantasy, but other than having Pierce as a handcuff option, I'm running out of reasons to stash either of the Ravens' other two running backs.
Pierce gained just 32 yards on 15 carries. He was not targeted in the passing game. Despite his struggles, Pierce did manage to pick up a late score. In the third quarter, he managed to plunge in a touchdown from 4 yards out. Justin Forsett and Pierce split time, but Forsett had the much better game on the ground.
Pierce will look for more Week 7 against the Falcons.
And it just so happened to be Forsett.
But that's not even the main way he stood out. He was the only one of three to factor in the passing game, and by factor, I mean he led the team with seven catches. Predictably, then, he spent the most time on the field of the three, playing 72 percent of the Ravens' snaps to Taliaferro's 15 percent and Pierce's 10 percent.
So even though it didn't show up in the carries, Forsett was clearly the preferred back in Week 5, making him the one to start Week 6 at Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers have allowed the 10th-most Fantasy points per game to running backs this season in part because running backs have hurt them through the air. The Saints' Pierre Thomas had eight catches for 77 yards and a touchdown against them last week.
Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Forsett among their top 24 running backs this week, making him a start in standard 12-team leagues.
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