Jaguars Fantasy: Drop Toby Gerhart


It’s time to face the sad truth for those of us who were rooting for Toby Gerhart to be an effective fantasy workhorse running back. He simply isn’t going to do enough for your team. It’s time to drop him (if you haven’t already).

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While Gerhart leads the Jaguars in rushing, his less than three yards per carry pretty much guarantees that he won’t be giving you much for your fantasy team. He isn’t a threat to break it open on any given play. The Jaguars’ offensive line is so porous the defense is often in the backfield right when Gerhart is given the ball.

Gerhart has shown some (small) signs of progress. He eclipses three yards per carry in each of the past two weeks. He only accumulated 64 yards in those two weeks, but it’s progress nonetheless. He also got into the end zone in week four, marking the first rushing touchdown of the season for the Jaguars. It’s simply not enough to justify him remaining on your roster, however.

The odds are pretty strong that even with Blake Bortles leading the offense, Gerhart won’t be in position to punch it in. He hasn’t displayed the ability to score from more than three yards out (season long of 13 yards) and he’s not explosive enough for the Jaguars to continue feeding it to him in the hope that maybe, just maybe he can get past that three yard barrier and get 20-30 yards.

There are better options available. Justin Forsett (owned in 41% of leagues) is a good option if you desperately need a running back. Jerrick McKinnon also seems like a good option (owned in just 16% of leagues) with Adrian Peterson out. If you really want a Jaguar back, you may want to turn to Denard Robinson, who continues to show that he is at least Gerhart’s equal in ability to move the ball in the Jags’ anemic offense.

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