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Forsett not getting much love in fantasy football

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Forsett not getting much love in fantasy football

Ravens running back Justin Forsett is focused on reality, not fantasy. However, some fantasy draft gurus are skeptical that Forsett can duplicate his 2014 season.

Listing his top 150 fantasy players for 2015, NFL.com fantasy analyst Michael Fabiano has Forsett ranked as just the 15th best running back, and the 32nd best player overall.

Running backs ranked ahead of Forsett are:

1. Adrian Peterson, Vikings

2. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers

3. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs

4. Arian Foster, Texans

5. Eddie Lacy, Packers

6. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks

7. Matt Forte, Bears

8. LeSean McCoy, Bills

9. C. J. Anderson, Broncos

10. Jeremy Hill, Bengals

11. DeMarco Murray, Eagles

12. Mark Ingram, Saints

13. Frank Gore, Colts

14. Melvin Gordon, Chargers

Of those 14 running backs, only four had more yards than Forsett (1,266) last season – Murray, Bell, McCoy, and Lynch. Only seven backs in the league had more touchdowns than Forsett (eight) last season.

Fantasy players smart enough to pick up Forsett last season got a gem. Yet, Forsett enters next season hearing that at age 29, he may be starting to slow down. Forsett spoke about his determination to prove otherwise at the recent NFL rookie symposium.

Forsett doesn’t need additional motivation. But even in fantasy football, Forsett probably figures he deserves more respect.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Michael Pierce responds to last week's dismissal from practice

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Michael Pierce responds to last week's dismissal from practice

Kick off your Monday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Last week, defensive tackle Michael Pierce was dismissed from practice after showing up in "less than ideal shape" according to The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec. Pierce joined WSNP-FM 105.5 Friday where he responded to being dismissed from practice. “Throughout the offseason, I tend to lift more than run,” Pierce said. “Being a nose guard, I want to be strong or what not. I, honestly, just mismanaged my running a little bit.”

2. On the other hand, tight end Mark Andrews looks "bigger, faster and stronger" Zrebiec said. Andrews had a standout year last season as a rookie with three touchdowns and 34 catches for 552 yards. Zrebiec said Andrews has not slowed down and will be an even bigger asset to the Ravens offense this season.


Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens and Rotoworld for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson has his best practice yet

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson has his best practice yet

Kick off your Friday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. The Ravens are hopeful Earl Thomas will be a leader for their new defense which Thomas called "very complex." "This defense is very complex compared to what we were doing in Seattle,” Thomas said to Ravens media. “We were just playing Cover-3 all the time. Now, we’re making calls on the fly. That’s the biggest adjustment for me.”

Additionally, Thomas told media members after practice that he's made "fast friends" with quarterback Lamar Jackson. "He's a very funny guy, I don't know if you all know that," Thomas said.

2. Speaking of Lamar Jackson, he reportedly had his best day of practice so far this offseason according to Ravens media. Jackson's throws looked much better and he was quick in the pocket.


Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens and Rotoworld for news points.

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