Minnesota Vikings

Position
RB
 
Jersey
21
Name  Toby Gerhart
Born  3/28/1987
Height  6-0
Weight  231
College  Stanford
8/14/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart ran six times for 19 yards and caught one ball for eight yards in his first preseason work.
Insight: Gerhart is guaranteed to get roughly 300 touches if he stays healthy and his 231-pound frame gives him a good chance to hold up to the pounding. He'll be fine between the tackles, but we are concerned about trying him on the outside. That could be where he losses carries to Jordan Todman or Storm Johnson.
 
8/12/2014 5:30:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart returned to practice Tuesday, according to Mark Long of the Associated Press.
Insight: Gerhart is guaranteed to get roughly 300 touches if he stays healthy and his 231-pound frame gives him a good chance to hold up to the pounding. He missed the first preseason game but is hoping to play in the second.
 
8/6/2014 3:20:00 PM
Description: According to jaguars.com, Running back Toby Gerhart will sit out the preseason opener with hip flexor tightness.
Insight: Gerhart is guaranteed to get roughly 300 touches if he stays healthy and his 231-pound frame gives him a good chance to hold up to the pounding. Holding him out of the first preseason game is likely a precautionary move.
 
8/4/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN.com, Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart is dealing with hip flexor tightness.
Insight: Gerhart sat out practice Friday, a scrimmage on Saturday and practice Monday. He says he plans to play in Friday's preseason opener. Gerhart is guaranteed to get roughly 300 touches if he stays healthy.
 
3/12/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: According to the Florida Times Union, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley talked about Toby Gerhart as a back that could regularly see between 15-20 touches a game in 2014.
Insight: Jacksonville signed Gerhart to a three-year contract on Tuesday. Gerhart spent four seasons as Adrian Peterson's backup in Minnesota and rushed for 1,305 yards on 276 carries (4.7 ypc). He'll have RB2 value in 2014 due to his workload.
 
3/11/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, running back Toby Gerhart has agreed to a three-year, $10.5 million contract with Jacksonville.
Insight: Four and a half million of that is guaranteed. We've always been curious what Gerhart could do with a full workload. After four years of backing up Adrian Peterson in Minnesota, we're finally ready to find out. Obviously, the Jaguars will not be re-signing Maurice Jones-Drew.
 
12/27/2013 1:55:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Toby Gerhart (hamstring) will miss Week 17, according to Mark Craig of the Star Tribune.
Insight: Gerhart missed Week 15 and had zero carries in Week 16 despite being active. The 26-year-old's injury cost him a valuable opportunity to prove he can be a starting running back in the NFL while Adrian Peterson was down with a foot sprain. Instead, Matt Asiata received 30 carries and had three TDs in Week 15 and will start in Week 17. Gerhart will be a free agent after the season.
 
12/15/2013 11:37:00 AM
Description: Vikings running back Toby Gerhart (hamstring) is inactive.
Insight: Gerhart took over after Adrian Peterson suffered a foot injury Sunday at Baltimore and had 89 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries Sunday. However, he also pulled his hamstring near the end of the game. With both players out, Matt Asiata will be the team's No. 1 running back.
 
12/15/2013 11:10:00 AM
Description: Vikings running back Toby Gerhart (hamstring) is not expected to be available for Sunday's game against the Eagles, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Gerhart took over after Adrian Peterson suffered a foot injury Sunday at Baltimore and had 89 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries Sunday. However, he also pulled his hamstring near the end of the game. With both players out, Matt Asiata will be the team's No. 1 running back.
 
12/13/2013 2:07:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Toby Gerhart (hamstring) jogged a little on Friday, but will probably be a game-time decision.
Insight: Gerhart took over after Adrian Peterson suffered a foot injury Sunday at Baltimore and had 89 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries Sunday. However, he also pulled his hamstring near the end of the game. The Vikings backfield situation in up in the air with both runners a game-time decision.
 
12/11/2013 2:05:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Toby Gerhart (hamstring) will attempt to practice Friday, according to Ben Goessling of espn.com.
Insight: Gerhart took over after Adrian Peterson suffered a foot injury Sunday at Baltimore and had 89 carries and a touchdown on 15 carries Sunday. However, he also pulled his hamstring near the end of the game and is questionable for Sunday, as is Peterson. If both players have to miss Week 15 against the Eagles, Matt Asiata would have to step in.
 
12/9/2013 2:18:00 PM
Description: Minnesota backup running back Toby Gerhart apparently tweaked a hamstring late in Sunday's game, according to a Star-Tribune report.
Insight: Fantasy owners are ready to jump on the Gerhart bandwagon depending on the news to starter Adrian Peterson, but this injury could put a damper on those plans.
 
Hot11/24/2013 6:41:00 PM
Description: Toby Gerhart is playing some of the best football of his career right now. Over his last two games, the Vikings backup running back has logged 158 yards on just 15 carries.
Insight: If Gerhart got any goal line work, he might be worth starting in fantasy leagues. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be happening as evidenced by his one touchdown in 11 games. The 91 yards Gerhart rushed for on Sunday were his most since Week 16 of the 2011 season when he racked up 109 yards in a win over Washington.
 
9/4/2012 10:53:00 AM
Description: Vikings running back Toby Gerhart should be the primary running back in the Minnesota offense in Week 1, whether Adrian Peterson is in uniform or not.
Insight: Talking about Peterson, coach Frazier recently used the term "limited exposure." On a team with little chance of the playoffs, there is really no reasoin to rush AP back into the lineup with a full workload. Start Gerhart in Week 1 and sit Peterson.
 
7/23/2012 11:15:00 AM
Description: Vikings running back Toby Gerhart indicated that he expects to be the Opening Day starter even as he also believes that Adrian Peterson will play in Week 1.
Insight: That's a tough one to figure out. Gerhart starting and Peterson coming off the bench in a limited role will confuse fantasy owners and experts alike. It remains to be seen how this will unfold, but by the end of the season "AP" figures to be the starter. Peterson is currently being selected in the second round (ADP 17.2) while Gerhart is at 98.5.
 
12/22/2010 12:04:00 PM
Description: Even if Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is active against the Eagles Sunday night, rookie RB Toby Gerhart could see a significant number of touches. SOURCE: MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE
Insight: Leslie Frazier said "Toby did a great job of stepping up in Adrian's role and was really proud of the way he carried that football." Gerhart has done an admirable job filling in for Peterson this year, but it's hard to count on him as a fantasy option if Peterson is active. However, Gerhart has shown he is a must-have handcuff going into 2011.
 
11/28/2010 5:23:00 PM
Description: Vikings RB Toby Gerhart rushed 22 times for 76 yards with a touchdown and added two receptions for five yards in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Redskins.
Insight: Peterson was injured just before halftime and did not return. Gerhart wasn't great but was definitely serviceable and we now see exactly why the Vikings drafted him. He's a tough runner who loves to get physical. He's a rookie so mistakes are going to be evident, but you have to like what you saw today.
 
7/30/2010 4:35:00 PM
Description: The Vikings have signed second-round rookie RB Toby Gerhart to a four-year, $3.767 million contract. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: Gerhart flirted with first-round status, but the Vikings scored a solid pickup when he slid to the late second. The team didn't have much behind Adrian Peterson after Chester Taylor signed with the Bears. Gerhart won't see much time behind Peterson, but he is a must-have handcuff for all AD owners.
 

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