Gus Bradley: Eighteen carries per game “feasible” for Toby Gerhart

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Nothing warms the hearts of fantasy football owners as much as a nice sense of certainty about a skill position player’s role in an offense. (The player would seem like that quite a bit, too, we suspect.)

Anyways, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley went into some detail Tuesday about how much work newly signed running back Toby Gerhart could receive in 2014. And from the sound of it, Gerhart could get a good deal of the reps.

“He has the ability to play all three downs,” Bradley said Tuesday, according to a transcript from the Pro Football Writers of America. “How many carries he gets — we would like to run the ball over 40 percent of the time. There might be 28-30 carries in a game and there aren’t more running backs that carry more than 20 times a game.

“If he’s a guy that is carrying it 15-16 times and with third-down reps, 18 times. That’s feasible. A strong possibility.”

Adjust your draft boards as needed. Also, file this away: second-year running back Denard Robinson is up to 212 pounds, Bradley said.

“He has taken a different approach,” Bradley said of Robinson, according to the PFWA transcript. “He’s coming in to get ready and he understands he’s a running back.”

Robinson could be a late-round flier pick in more than a few fantasy drafts owing to the running skill he showed as a University of Michigan quarterback. However, it appears Gerhart will get first run at the lion’s share of work.