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Seahawks | Justin Forsett named starting running back

Seahawks | Justin Forsett named starting running backSeattle Seahawks RB Justin Forsett was named the Week 1 starter by head coach Pete Carroll, reports Greg Johns, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. However, Carroll said this decision only applied to the coming game, and he didn't guarantee that Forsett would see more carries than fellow backs Leon Washington and Julius Jones. "This is a competition that is still open. This is not set in stone," Carroll said. "Somebody has to go out first and I want Justin to go out first."

Fantasy Tip: Seattle faces the San Francisco 49ers in the opener; it isn't an enticing matchup for opposing backs. Those that have upcoming fantasy football drafts shouldn't bump Forsett up their boards too much; as Carroll said, this remains a competition. Forsett has the biggest upside of the group, though, and can post No. 2 running back numbers in point-per-reception formats. Drafting him as a middle-rounds, No. 3 option under that scoring system presents a better value. He isn't as reliable in non-PPR setups. Washington remains a late-round flier that's also more valuable in leagues that count catches. Consider Jones an uninspiring depth option until he shows more life.

2010-09-06 20:15:32 | Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Greg Johns

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