2010 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics
Pros: Even as a change-of-pace back, Forsett emerged as a serviceable PPR threat last season, snagging 41 passes out of an up-for-grabs Seahawks backfield last season. With an increased workload, Forsett finished the season relatively strong, topping 70 rushing yards four times and 100 ground yards twice after Week 9. His explosiveness shone through at 5.4 yards per tote. Julius Jones? Uninspiring, meaning Forsett should become the lead back in camp. He's compact and sturdy enough to handle increased between-the-tackles work. Seattle's offense won't change much under Jeremy Bates. Seattle's offensive line has made improvements, including drafting left tackle Russell Okung, and they hired O-line guru Alex Gibbs to install a zone-blocking scheme.
Cons: Jones has enjoyed a strong offseason and remains in the running for the starting gig. Forsett hasn't carried a full load often and will have to earn that honor. The newly acquired Leon Washington (leg) can do many of the same things the pint-sized Forsett can, which could limit the latter's impact. Despite his recent legal issues, Quinton Ganther is lurking, as well. Seattle might look elsewhere for more backfield help.
Fantasy tip: Forsett is going around the 10th round, mostly, which isn't bad value and profit potential. Since his reps will probably be limited to sustain his explosiveness, though, Forsett could be a No. 3 fantasy back that'll be more useful in PPR setups. Avoid making him your No. 2 given PT concerns.
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