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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