Toby Gerhart | RB | Jacksonville Jaguars
Posted: 8/15/2014 10:06am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart ran for 19 yards in his first preseason action since missing time due to a hip flexor injury.
Huddle Up: Good to see Gerhart back on the field, as the Jags will be counting on him to be their backfield workhorse this season.
Posted: 8/12/2014 2:53pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (hip) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 12, and said he's looking forward to playing in the preseason game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Aug. 14. He hadn't practiced since July 31 and missed the team's scrimmage and first preseason game. 'I've been running four or five days straight now, and each day coming in and taking stock of how it's feeling,' Gerhart said. 'It's been feeling good, so I don't expect it to feel any worse tomorrow.'
Huddle Up: With Gerhart's ADP ranking 22nd among RBs this summer, nervous fantasy GMs would certainly like to get a glimpse of him in his new role this preseason.
Posted: 8/9/2014 2:56pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (hip) said he hopes to be able to play in the second preseason game. He said he has been taking part in a running program and has not had any issues.
Huddle Up: Gerhart could be held out one more preseason game but it's not a major issue. Gerhart is scheduled for a big workload in Jacksonville this season assuming he can stay healthy.
Posted: 8/6/2014 3:49pm et
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (hip) will miss the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 8, but head coach Gus Bradley said it's because the team is being cautious with Gerhart's hip-flexor injury.
Huddle Up: Definitely no sense pushing the issue this early in the preseason with your No. 1 RB.
Posted: 8/5/2014 11:18am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (hip) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Huddle Up: Gerhart is dealing with a hip flexor injury. Given that he's expected to carry a heavy workload during the season, there's no issue with him not getting a ton of reps in August. However, it's a new team and he does need to get familiar with the offense. Missing a couple days now shouldn't be a big deal; if his absence extends into August, start sliding him down your cheat sheets.
Posted: 8/5/2014 12:42am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (hip) is day-to-day with a hip flexor injury.
Huddle Up: On one side, it's only the early preseason, but it also reinforces the concern that the unproven Gerhart just might not be able to handle a full-time starting RB gig.
Posted: 8/2/2014 11:06pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (leg) missed the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2, with leg tightness, according to head coach Gus Bradley.
Huddle Up: The injury is nothing to be concerned about going forward. Gerhart is expected to be a three-down back for the Jaguars this season and should dominate touches as long as he stays healthy. Gerhart is currently going off the board in the early fourth round on average.
Posted: 7/26/2014 1:08pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart can handle the workload of a starting running back due to his build and frame, according to general manager Dave Caldwell. The GM also took issue with the opinion Gerhart cannot be a home-run hitting back.
Huddle Up: Gerhart may have to create his own holes behind a rebuilt line in Jacksonville, so a little girth to his frame isn't a bad thing. It's easy to forget he was a Heisman finalist in college and is a more complete back than he's been given the opportunity to show as Adrian Peterson's caddy in Minnesota--though he may not have the blazing speed you associate with a home-run back.
Posted: 7/20/2014 8:01pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart will be the team's workhorse, according to offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.
Huddle Up: There's a bit of a conundrum when assessing Gerhart, who on the positive side only has accumulated 353 career touches in 4 pro seasons. Still, on the flip side, fantasy GMs are right to wonder if the RB will hold up shouldering the main load after never accumulating more than 109 rushes or 132 offensive touches in any one season so far.
Posted: 6/19/2014 2:11am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart is hoping to be the Jaguars' version of 'Beast Mode' this year. 'Toby is very light on his feet. ... He averaged 4.7 yards per carry (1,305 yards, 276 carries) his four years in Minnesota. He was playing behind one of the greatest backs in Adrian Peterson, so he wasn't going to lose a lot of tread off his tires,' general manager David Caldwell said. Gerhart plans to spend the next four weeks before training camp acclimating to the Florida humidity, and he hopes the improved offensive line will help him be successful in 2014.
Huddle Up: Right now the Jaguars roster is thin on playmakers, so Gerhart is as good a choice as any to carry the team offensively. He has the potential to be a significant fantasy value this season.
Posted: 4/28/2014 10:02pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart believes he is ready for his shot and can be dominant. Gerhart is entering his fifth NFL season but was a backup to Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson. Gerhart doesn't have the mileage of a typical fifth-year running back.
Huddle Up: It's easy to forget Gerhart was a multi-purpose Heisman finalist in college, and he was productive when spelling Peterson in Minnesota. The Jaguars don't have much else offensively, so through sheer volume he'll have an opportunity to be a productive fantasy contributor.
Posted: 4/28/2014 11:26am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart could receive 240-300 carries in 2014.
Huddle Up: Gerhart is low mileage after backing up Adrian Peterson in Minnesota. In Jacksonville, his backups are Denard Robinson and Jordan Todman, so expecting Gerhart to see 15-plus carries a game seems conservative.
Posted: 4/24/2014 1:08am et
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said RB Toby Gerhart is on top of the running back depth chart at this time.
Huddle Up: Right now there's no competition on the Jacksonville roster, so free agent acquisition Gerhart has the gig by default. That could change during the upcoming NFL draft, but Gerhart was solid in limited relief appearances for Adrian Peterson in Minnesota so he could surprise if given a legit opportunity at 20 touches per game.
Posted: 3/24/2014 12:34pm et
The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking to use RB Toby Gerhart as their featured running back.
Huddle Up: There's fantasy value to be had here, if for no other reason than sheer quantity of touches. Don't overlook Adrian Peterson's former backup on fantasy draft day.
Posted: 3/11/2014 10:50pm et
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed free-agent RB Toby Gerhart (Vikings) to a 3-year deal worth $10.5 million Tuesday, March 11. The deal calls for $4.5 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: If the Jags part ways with Maurice Jones-Drew as expected, Gerhart could get his long-awaited chance to be a No. 1 RB. He has logged only 276 carries in 4 NFL seasons playing in the sizable shadow of Adrian Peterson.
Posted: 3/9/2014 3:48pm et
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Toby Gerhart might be a possible fit for the San Francisco 49ers, if he hits the open market Tuesday, March 11. Gerhart played for 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh at Stanford.
Huddle Up: Gerhart wants out from behind Adrian Peterson's large shadow in Minnesota, and the Niners could fill that bill with their run-first attack and the advancing age -- he'll be 31 in May -- of starter Frank Gore.
Posted: 3/2/2014 5:14pm et
It is expected that Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart will leave via free agency rather than be signed by the squad. Gerhart is looking for a bigger role than just RB Adrian Peterson's backup.
Huddle Up: Gerhart, who turns 27 later this month, is in his prime and it's now or never for the RB, who has 276 career rushing attempts in 4 seasons, including only 86 over the last two campaigns.
Posted: 2/10/2014 1:45pm et
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Toby Gerhart said he is looking forward to seeing how many teams will be interested in him in free agency. He said he would like to be become a starting running back but understands longevity is more important.
Huddle Up: Gerhart had decent success filling in for Adrian Peterson in Minnesota. He's also a complete back, with power, speed, and pass-catching ability that would make him a tempting free agent option for any back-needy team.
Posted: 12/24/2013 12:06am et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Toby Gerhart aggravated his hamstring injury during the team's Week 16 game. He would seem unlikely to play in the team's season finale Sunday.
Huddle Up: Just in case you were eyeing Gerhart given Adrian Peterson's uncertain Week 17 status with his foot and groin issues.
Posted: 12/16/2013 2:41pm et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he believes RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) will be able to play Week 16.
Huddle Up: Again, don't bother with Matt Asiata.
Posted: 12/15/2013 10:33pm et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Sunday, Dec. 15, he thought RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) would play in Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles, but the team was concerned about the chance of Gerhart injuring the hamstring if he tried to accelerate.
Huddle Up: Matt Asiata had a huge game, but Gerhart could be back next week.