Fantasy Football: Why Is Justin Forsett Sleepless In Seattle?

John MatheosContributor IIJuly 21, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 15:  Justin Forsett #20 of the Seattle Seahawks scores a touchdown in the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on November 15, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Have you experienced anxiety and sleepless nights?

If you answered yes, then you have something in common with a future star running back that is developing in Seattle.

If there was a pick of all picks for this years fantasy draft, I would have to go with Justin Forsett.

Justin Forsett has waited patiently behind the mediocre Julius Jones, who's numbers were next to average in 2009.

I was extremely disappointed with the time it took for Seattle management to allow Justin Forsett to play.

Maybe it was politics.

Better yet, maybe Seattle believed Julius Jones was the answer to their running woes.

Whatever the case was, it was an extreme error on part Seahawks.

This year brings new light in Seattle, one that seems everlasting.

Looking at Justin Forsett's last season, the 5'8" former California Golden Bear averaged 5.4 yards per carry. He had the ball 114 times and found his way to the end zone five times.

When it came to receiving yards, his numbers were off the chart. With an average of 8.5 yards per reception he dominated when he caught the ball, and eluded defenders with his attributes.

So all fantasy owners take note, I've come up with a calculation which gives you an idea of what to expect from Justin Forsett.

Last year: Julius Jones (177 attempts)

              Justin Forsett (114 attempts)

The difference in attempts is 63. If Justin Forsett averaged 5.4 yards a carry last year, that means he has a potential to get 340 more yards than his previous year. His rushing total for 2010 should be around 960 yards.

Justin Forsett had four rushing touchdowns to compliment his 2009 year. Adding this total of rushing yards to his game will allow Justin Forsett to get six to eight rushing touchdowns for 2010.

Expect Justin Forsett to play more in a receivers  position this coming season. He adapted well to the passing game, and his numbers proved it last year.

Forsett, who reminds me a lot of Brian Westbrook in his early days—will create a buzz around the NFL this season should he receive proper guidance from the Seahawks camp.