Toby Gerhart, RB, Jaguars
|RB - #24||56.96||JAX||Active||5 years||27||6'0||231|
2014 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Jul-08-2014 by Daniel Kalles
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR: Toby Gerhart signed a three-year contract worth $10.5 million and was anointed the starter. The Jags have been saying he will get anywhere from 15 to 20 touches per game and be an every-down back. Despite that, I wouldn't expect too much from Gerhart as the Jacksonville offense is pitiful and not much improved over last season when they were the second-worst rushing team in the NFL (rushed for only 1,260 yards). While Gerhart might help improve this, don't expect a major transformation. The former Stanford back is an adequate option, but would be best served putting up weak stats for another fantasy team. Gerhart is being drafted as RB24, but we prefer other players that are being drafted later -- namely Rashad Jennings, Pierre Thomas and Joique Bell.
It was reported Monday that Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had been diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain after Sunday's game against Baltimore. It's clear now that was obviously false as Bortles will start on a short week tonight versus the Titans. The rookie has thrown 17 interceptions and just 10 touchdowns in 11 starts.Fantasy Analysis:
I'm sure Bortles is injured, so perhaps this will make him think twice about running tonight. But a legit mid-foot sprain is a long-term injury.
Anyway, I'm not sure if Bortles' activation helps anyone in this game tonight. Perhaps Chad Henne would have raised the values of Cecil Shorts, Marqise Lee or Allen Hurns a little more, but let's not act as if Chad Henne is Tom Brady. Really, I'm kind of interested in Toby Gerhart against the Titans' atrocious run defense as a deeper flex play. And if you have Delanie Walker as your starting tight end, he's fine here as well. Otherwise, I want nothing to do with any of the offensive players on either team. No way, no how.
Each defense, however, is somewhat enticing if you are in a bind because of how weak these offenses are. With Bortles and Charlie Whitehurst slinging it, this has the better-than-even chance of being a comedy of errors. If you need a sleeper, I'd lean toward taking the Jags' D at home.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors12/18 - Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will start tonight
12/10 - Jaguars RB Denard Robinson out for the season due to mid-foot sprain
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|5.01||Scout PRO - Gets first chance in career to be the top back. Not sexy but should produce with volume|
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