27-Year-Old Running Back – Jacksonville Jaguars
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
For better or worse, the 6-foot, 231-pound Gerhart has finally escaped Adrian Peterson's shadow, though he had to leave Minnesota and sign with a Jacksonville team in search of an offensive identity t...
Toby Gerhart Contract Information:
Signed a three-year deal with the Jaguars in March 2014 worth $10.5 million with $4.5 million guaranteed.
Gerhart rushed for 32 yards on 10 carries Friday against Detroit.
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Toby Gerhart: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Gerhart missed time recently with a hip flexor injury, but said he plans to make his preseason debut Thursday. Coach Gus Bradley echoed the same message, but indicated Gerhart's workload would be very light. "We're going to get him some reps," Bradley said. "It may be like four or five carries or something like that to get him going." Since Gerhart only returned to practice Tuesday, it makes sense that the Jaguars will start him off with only a few carries. His workload figures to increase as the preseason progresses, however, as he prepares for a role as the Jags' featured back.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Gerhart, who missed the Jags' first preseason game this past Friday, hasn't been ruled out for Thursday's game against Chicago, but we suspect that his chances of seeing work in the contest hinge on a Tuesday return to the practice field.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Since sustaining a hip flexor injury last weekend, Gerhart has been held out of all team activities, including Friday's win versus the Buccaneers. His optimism is an encouraging sign, but the Jaguars will ultimately have the final call on his next dose of contact.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Gerhart has been sidelined with a hip flexor injury recently, so playing in Friday's preseason contest wouldn't be conducive to his health. With the Jaguars expected to lean heavily on Gerhart this season, the team will exercise every precaution with him during the preseason. At the moment, it's unclear when Gerhart can be expected back on the field, but his hip ailment is not considered serious.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Gerhart has sat out Jacksonville's past couple practices due to tightness in his hip, but apparently the ailment isn't something that will hold him out for long. That comes as good news for Gerhart, who is widely expected to be the Jaguars' workhorse running back this season. Considering such a role, it's certainly understandable that the team will exercise caution with him in the early portion of the preseason.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Adrian Peterson appeared to be bionic last year, but he's coming off a career-high-388 touches and fast approaching 2,000-career touches, so Gerhart should not be forgotten as a quality backup. When Peterson was hurt late in 2011 the former runner-up for the Heisman showcased his strength and overall athleticism, posting five consecutive games with either 100 yards from scrimmage or a touchdown. At 6-0, 231, Gerhart has plenty of size for short-yardage work and is also a good receiver out of the backfield.
Stepping in for an injured Adrian Peterson last season, Gerhart proved plenty capable, totaling 479 yards with three touchdowns over the final five games, finishing with a 4.9 YPC mark on the year. He suffered a sprained MCL in the season finale, but the injury didn’t require surgery, and he’s expected to enter 2012 fully healthy. Gerhart’s fantasy value is 100 percent tied to Peterson, who’s coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL, but might be ready to return in Week 1. In any event, it’s pretty clear that were Peterson to suffer a setback, Gerhart’s his undisputed backup, and a capable one at that.
Gerhart wasn’t asked to do much during his rookie season playing behind Adrian Peterson, something unlikely to change barring injury. Gerhart looked adequate when used, gaining 4.0 YPC and showing some skills as a receiver. He’d presumptively be Minnesota’s lead ballcarrier should Peterson go down, but it’s hardly the ideal situation it was a couple of years back, as the Vikings’ offensive line has taken a major step backward, and a new quarterback (Donovan McNabb) in town.
Gerhart rushed for 1,871 yards and scored 27 touchdowns during his senior year at Stanford. He ran a 4.53 40 at the NFL Combine, which ended any speculation of him moving to fullback and also prompted the Vikings to trade up to draft him in the second round. Gerhart proved to be injury prone in college, including suffering a torn ACL, and while it was nice to see him capable of carrying the ball 343 times last year, that’s a heavy workload. Consequently, his ability to stay healthy at the NFL level with his running style needs to be questioned. Consider him Adrian Peterson insurance, but it would take an injury for Gerhart to have any value.