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Forsett not getting much love in fantasy football


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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What you need to know from the Ravens' 27-14 win over the Broncos


What you need to know from the Ravens' 27-14 win over the Broncos

The Ravens got a 27-14 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 3.

It was an interesting game for many reasons including Broncos star rookie running back, Phillip Lindsay, getting ejected in the first half for throwing a punch.

Here's what you need to know from Sunday's win:

— Rookie linebacker Kenny Young stepped in for injured C.J. Mosley and showed he will be a starter. Young had a critical sack on Broncos quarterback Case Keenum on a third down in the second and finished the day with 10 tackles. The Ravens defense as a whole was impressive. While they gave up a lot of short third downs, they stopped their fair share as well. Most importantly was the late fourth quarter interception from Patrick Onwuasor, while the Broncos were threatening in Ravens territory. 

— The Ravens are continuing to work on the run game, as something offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg emphasized after the team was averaging just 3.3-yards-per-carry heading into Week 3. Against the Broncos, the team averaged just 2.8 yard-per-carry, but put up two rushing touchdowns from Buck Allen and Alex Collins.

— It was a strange day for the Ravens' special teams when the Broncos blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown on the first drive of the game. The day became even stranger when safety Justin Simmons, (illegally) leaped over long snapper Morgan Cox to block a field goal and the penalty went uncalled. Kicker Justin Tucker made up for it by hitting not one, but two 52-yard field goals, his eighth straight from beyond 50. 

Joe Flacco finished the day 25 of 40 for 277 yards and one touchdown, while helping improve the team to 12-12 in the red zone. The QBs most impressive play came late in the fourth on a third down hitting the gas pedal, to not only get the first down but stayed in-bounds to keep the clock running and sealing the team's victory. His connection with John Brown continues to be strong after finding the receiver for a 44-yard gain, too.

The Ravens are now 2-1 and head to Pittsburgh for a Sunday night matchup in Week 4. 


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Ravens vs. Broncos Week 3 inactives: C.J. Mosley not in action

Ravens vs. Broncos Week 3 inactives: C.J. Mosley not in action

The Ravens will have to battle with the Broncos in Week 3 without the services of linebacker C.J. Mosely, who was ruled out of action prior to the game.

Mosley exited the Ravens' Week 2 matchup vs. the Bengals in the first quarter and was later diagnosed with a bone bruise. With 10 days of rest, the three-time Pro Bowler was limited in Thursday's practice but did not practice Friday.

Also ruled out for Sunday's game is cornerback Anthony Averett (hamstring), defensive tackle Willie Henry (abdomen), tight end Hayden Hurst (foot), 


— CB Anthony Averett
— QB Robert Griffin III
— DT Willie Henry
— TE Hayden Hurst
— WR Jordan Lasley
— LB C.J. Mosley
— DT Michael Pierce

— QB Kevin Hogan
— LB Alexander Johnson
— CB Adam Jones
— G Sam Jones
— S Dymonte Thomas
— DE Demarcus Walker
— T Elijah Wilkinson