Toby Gerhart | RB | Jacksonville Jaguars
Posted: 2/20/2015 4:47pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart will likely be back with the team in 2015, according to head coach Gus Bradley. 'Toby's done a nice job for us,' Bradley said Thursday, Feb. 19. 'I know people may consider him a third down-type back or a short-yardage, situational back but we saw him do enough good things on first and second downs that he'll have a place with us. He is a different style of back, and we're putting tougher an offense that best utilizes his strength.'
Huddle Up: Gerhart had the second-most carries (101) of his career last season but only produced 326 yards and two scores. And while it wouldn't be a surprise to see Gerhart get another year in J'ville, it also wouldn't be surprising to see the team bring in a veteran free agent or select a RB in the draft.
Posted: 12/26/2014 7:12pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: For those desperate at RB, Gerhart is in line to play Sunday against the Texans.
Posted: 12/25/2014 9:30pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ribs) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Gerhart has been limited all week, and see what he does in practice Friday if you're considering using him in Week 17.
Posted: 12/24/2014 1:41pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: Good early-week sign but wait to see more before you commit to using Gerhart on Sunday.
Posted: 12/18/2014 11:58pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart left the team's game against the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Dec. 18 with a second-half rib contusion but later returned. He finished with 12 carries for 53 yards and a TD and one catch for 7 yards.
Huddle Up: Gerhart had his best fantasy outing of the season, but, naturally, while he was out, Jordan Todman ripped off an 62-yard scoring run and finished as the Jags' leading rusher with five carries for 71 yards. Gerhart, though, will have a couple of extra days to recover and should be the Jags' starting RB in Week 17 vs. the Texans should you need him.
Posted: 12/12/2014 5:50pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Gerhart will play Sunday and should get the most work among the Jags' RBs with Denard Robinson now done for the season, but outside of a mid-season stretch by Robinson, no J'ville RB has much success this season. On top of everything else, it's a rugged matchup against the Ravens so tread with much caution.
Posted: 10/23/2014 6:37pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson will start at running back in Week 8 even if RB Toby Gerhart (foot) is active, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Gerhart will receive some playing time if he plays.
Huddle Up: As expected, Robinson has earned the start following his career-high 127-yard effort last week, but don't expect him to approach 22 carries again.
Posted: 10/23/2014 2:36pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) appears ready to return in Week 8, in the opinion of beat writer Hays Carlyon. The team contends they will mix and match running backs.
Huddle Up: Gerhart has missed the last 2 games after struggling through a 48-123-1 showing in the first 5 games and likely will come back and play a supporting role to Denard Robinson, who is fresh off his surprising 127-yard effort in Week 7.
Posted: 10/17/2014 3:45pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) has been ruled out for the second straight week in Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns. 'He's really improved, but I think it's at the point now where if we give him these extra couple days we're hoping that it won't be every week that it's something that we're dealing with,' head coach Gus Bradley said. Gerhart didn't practice all week and is still having minor problems with his foot. However, he thinks he can return against the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 26.
Huddle Up: The deeply disappointing 2014 season continues for Gerhart, who will miss a second straight game. In the 5 games he has played, he's only rushed for 123 yards and a TD on 48 carries. Rookie Storm Johnson is expected to get the bulk of work again Sunday in Gerhart's absence.
Posted: 10/15/2014 6:24pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 15 and may get another week off to further rest his injured foot, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Bradley said Gerhart's foot would be evaluated Thursday.
Huddle Up: Good news for Storm Johnson's fantasy owners as the rookie looks to be in line for another start. Johnson ran for only 21 yards on 10 carries in Week 6 but saved some fantasy face with a TD run.
Posted: 10/10/2014 6:30pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: The Jags' ground game has been non-existent this season, but this will an opportunity for rookie Storm Johnson to show what he can do and possibly seize a lead role going forward.
Posted: 10/9/2014 8:11pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 9, and he'll be monitored as the week progresses.
Huddle Up: This was a clear setback after Gerhart practiced in full, and it's starting to look like the Jags will be counting on rookie Storm Johnson more than expected Sunday in Tennessee. See if Gerhart can get on the field Friday.
Posted: 10/6/2014 10:36am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ankle) left the Week 5 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He finished with just nine rushing yards on four carries, and he added one reception for 20 yards.
Huddle Up: It's been a lost season for Gerhart, and playing on a bum wheel behind a struggling offense doesn't bode well for his prospects going forward.
Posted: 10/1/2014 8:01am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson will continue to be involved in a rotation at running back with RB Toby Gerhart, and head coach Gus Bradley said the team strongly believes in Gerhart but will continue to search for the right mix at the position.
Huddle Up: Expect this to evolve into a committee approach, with Gerhart as the between the tackles guy and Robinson as the change of pace guy--at least until Robinson becomes more comfortable with a position he's only been playing for a couple seasons.
Posted: 9/29/2014 10:24am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RBs Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson appeared to play in a rotation Sunday, Sept. 28. Gerhart rushed 10 times for 32 yards and Robinson had nine carries for 25 yards.
Huddle Up: Gerhart got the goal line shots, but aside from that this looks like a straight-up job share. And the 57 yards on 19 carries suggest that neither is particularly effective.
Posted: 9/25/2014 10:31am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart is seeing an emerging RB Denard Robinson eat into his playing time. Head coach Gus Bradley said this week that Robinson has earned more reps and will continue to get them going forward.
Huddle Up: Gerhart has been nicked up, but he's also been ineffective and limited by the Jaguars playing from behind most of the time. Heading into the season Gerhart projected to be a decent fantasy RB2 option, but that opportunity appears to be dwindling.
Posted: 9/18/2014 7:07pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Gerhart at least made progress Thursday after sitting out Wednesday, but it's certainly been a struggle (25 carries-50 yards) so far for the veteran back, and you should be seriously exploring other starting options until he can show some signs of life.
Posted: 9/12/2014 5:06pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Gerhart is a low-end RB2/flex candidate going against the Washington D if you need him.
Posted: 9/11/2014 5:56pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ankle) is progressing and expects to play in Week 2 against the Washington Redskins. He was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Solid progression for Gerhart, who didn't take the field Wednesday.
Posted: 9/10/2014 5:02pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: It's the first practice of the week so it might be a precautionary measure. Check back Thursday, though, and see if he's able to get back on the field.
Posted: 9/8/2014 3:30pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ankle) will be limited during practice early this week because of his ankle injury.
Huddle Up: Gerhart has a history of ankle problems, so he's far from a lock to star this week. If he can't go, Dernard Robinson and Jordan Todman will split carries against Washington.
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.