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|When Adrian Peterson suffered a torn ACL in Week 16 last season, it appeared that Gerhart, the Viking’s second round selection in the 2010 draft, would finally get an opportunity to strut his stuff, at least early in the 2012 season. Unfortunately for Gerhart, he suffered an MCL tear and off-season reports indicated that Peterson is ahead of schedule in his recovery and may be ready to play on opening day. Those factors combined relegate Gerhart to little more than Peterson’s handcuff – barring a setback in Peterson’s recovery. At best, Gerhart may be a useful flex option for the early part of the season until Peterson is fully recovered.
|Denard Robinson to draw Week 8 start -- Thu Oct 23 3:50 pm --|
Gerhart to draw some reps
|No surprise, Jaguars HC Gus Bradley says Denard Robinson will start at RB against the Dolphins. Toby Gerhart (foot) will get some reps though. (Mark Long on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: This hardly qualifies as a shock, although it needs to be noted that Robinson draws a pretty difficult matchup. Despite last week's 100-yard game, Robinson needs a strong showing this week to get a firm hold on the job because Gerhart was the hand-picked feature back of this regime and could be given another shot if Robinson falters now that he is nearing full health.
| Toby Gerhart still in mix for bulk of carries? -- Tue Oct 14 12:15 pm --|
With Storm Johnson on carry count, Gerhart could reclaim job
|Running back Storm Johnson carried 10 times in Sunday’s loss, his first career start and second game. That was exactly the amount of work Bradley planned for the rookie to handle.
“Our whole intent was to get Storm 10 carries and he got 10 carries,” Bradley said.
Johnson gained 21 yards and scored on a 1-yard touchdown run. His longest carry went for 7 yards. The seventh-round pick from Central Florida also caught a screen pass for a 4-yard loss.
“His toughness and things like that were there,” Bradley said. “But, there’s a couple of areas and just his overall reads and where we actually want the play to hit. He hit it more front side where he could bring it backside, so things like that.”
On the season, Johnson has carried 14 times for 48 yards.
Running back Toby Gerhart (foot) will also be evaluated Wednesday after missing Sunday’s game. (Florida Times-Union)|
FF Today's Take: It appears that Gerhart isn't quite dead in the water, but you'll have to suspend disbelief a bit to imagine him meeting even 80 percent of the preseason expectations heaped on him. It's a fluid situation, but the entire backfield is a mess.
| Toby Gerhart ruled out with foot injury -- Fri Oct 10 1:45 pm --|
Storm Johnson to get first crack at RB2 numbers
|Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart missed a second consecutive practice today and has been ruled out of Sunday’s game at Tennessee.
Gerhart injured his foot in Week 1 at Philadelphia and aggravated it last week against Pittsburgh. But he practiced Wednesday and suffered a setback.
(Florida Times Union)|
FF Today's Take: Denard Robinson, Jordan Todman and Storm Johnson will all get a chance to carry the ball this week for the Jaguars. Johnson will get the first crack at being the "hot hand" and therefore holds the most fantasy value of the trio. He'll be a RB3 or Flex consideration at best.