Justin Forsett signs with the Lions

Justin Forsett wasn’t out of work long. The veteran running back was released by the Baltimore Ravens prior to Week 5 but has been signed heading into Week 6 to add depth to an ailing Detroit Lions’ backfield. Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick and Dwayne Washington all are struggling with injuries behind a porous offensive line.

Running back needy fantasy owners should kick the tires on a speculative add considering his ability as a receiver out of the backfield. The Lions and Matthew Stafford utilize their running backs heavily in the passing game and the Lions tend to pass a lot in Jim Bob Cooter’s offense. Temper expectations. Forsett is more of a 14 team add but depending on the length of your bench he could be worth a roster spot in 12 team leagues.