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Matt Forte

Chicago Bears
Running Back

Ht: 6.2 | Wt: 218

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YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2008CHI1631512313.9180644847.564037917151
2009CHI162589293.6040574718.260131514003
2010CHI1623710694.51605154710.733128816162
2011CHI122039974.9130524909.421025514872
2012CHI1524810944.4150443407.731029214341
2013CHI1628913394.6391755927.893036419312
Average:25811104605748792031615972
Total:155066594351343292491221893958311

Jets | Brandon Marshall not focused?

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:22:50 -0700

New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall "didn't hold himself accountable" at times last year as a member of the Chicago Bears, according to RB Matt Forte, and Forte added that Marshall's frequent in-season trips to film a program for Showtime were a source of friction for the team.

Fantasy Tip: The quarterback situation for the Jets isn't ideal, but Marshall should be worth selecting as a low-end WR2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jeff Dickerson

Bears | Matt Forte doesn't expect as many catches

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:50:02 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte said he does not expect to catch as many passes this season as he did in 2014.

Fantasy Tip: Forte caught 102 passes last year, so a substantial drop in receptions isn't out of the question. He has also carried a heavy load over the past three years with 803 rushing attempts and 220 receptions. Entering his age-30 season and with the past workload, there are reasons to be concerned about Forte's fantasy stock. Still, he doesn't have significant competition in the backfield corps and will have a huge role in offensive coordinator Adam Gase's offense. Gase knows how to find creative ways to utilize his best weapons, and Forte is still the most important option in the offense. He is a low-end No. 1 back in standard formats with more value in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Sun-Times - Adam L. Jahns

Bears | Matt Forte adds muscle

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:15:00 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte has bulked up this offseason in order to prepare for a heavy workload this season. Forte received a lot of work in the running and passing game last season.

Fantasy Tip: Forte should continue to have a big role in the offense this season and will be valuable in all fantasy leagues. He should be selected in one of the first few rounds of drafts and likely will be an every-week starter.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Sun-Times - Blair Sheade

Bears | Matt Forte carried ball less

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:32:48 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte tallied four games with 13 or fewer carries last season. He only had three games of 20 carries or more.

Fantasy Tip: Among other things, new head coach John Fox is known for running the football, which bodes well for Forte, at least on paper. Forte could be past his prime at 30 years old, and Fox may want to use him more sparingly than he has been used in previous seasons. Whether he sees more carries, fewer carries or the same amount of carries, Forte should still be drafted as a top-10 fantasy running back, with more value in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: chicagonow.com - Jake Perper

Bears | Matt Forte took step back running

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:13:16 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte averaged 3.9 yards per rush in 2014, which is the lowest figure since 2009.

Fantasy Tip: Forte turns 30 late in the '15 season, and he presents some risk. He broke an NFL record for running backs with 102 receptions last year and had more than 1,800 total yards and 10 touchdowns. Can he come close to repeating that with Jay Cutler's regression and Brandon Marshall gone? He's still a top-five lock, but these are factors to weigh on draft day.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

Bears | Matt Forte will attend training camp

Thu, 28 May 2015 06:05:46 -0700

Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte will attend training camp despite his desire for a contract extension that Chicago has declined to offer. Forte is attending organized team activities.

Fantasy Tip: Forte probably has one last year of being a dominant fantasy player left in the tank at age 29. Chicago's regime change will alter his fantasy value to a degree, though, and the addition of RB Jacquizz Rodgers this offseason could further cut into his pass-catching duties. Forte is a weaker RB1 than he has been in recent years.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jeff Dickerson

Bears | Matt Forte reports for workouts

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:35:27 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte was present for the start of organized team activities Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Forte is looking for a new contract but is not considering a holdout at this time. Forte should continue to see most of the work at running back in 2015 and could be selected in one of the first few rounds of drafts this upcoming season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Sun-Times - Adam L. Jahns

Bears | Matt Forte in last year of contract

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:15:43 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte is entering the final year of his current contract, according to Spotrac.com. Forte turns 30 years old Dec. 10 and could struggle to find a full-time role in 2016 if he is unwilling to take a drastic pay cut from his current $7.05 million salary and $9.2 million cap hit. Forte's receiving skills will endear him to a team, but he may be required to share carries.

Fantasy Tip: Forte's hands will keep him in the conversation of starting fantasy running backs in 2016, regardless of where he lands. His 2015 outlook is sound. Expect 102 receptions to be way out of reason, given the change at offensive coordinator, Chicago's addition of RB Jacquizz Rodgers, and the sheer loftiness of last year's ridiculous figure. Forte, entering an age-30 season, is a borderline No. 1 fantasy back. Expect owners to overvalue him based on what he has accomplished rather than what is likely ahead.

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Bears | No extension for Matt Forte now

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:32:12 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte said he has talked with general manager Ryan Pace about a contract extension but will not be receiving a new deal at this point. Forte would prefer a new deal but is willing to play under his current contract and is not planning to hold out.

Fantasy Tip: Forte will still be the team's starting running back if he does not receive an extension and should be a big part of the offense in 2015. Forte likely will be selected in one of the early rounds of drafts next season and should be a starting option most weeks.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: WSCR670 - Zach Zaidman

Bears | Matt Forte still absent

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:05:04 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte was not present for the team's commencement of their voluntary minicamp Tuesday, April 28. Forte was also absent for the beginning of the offseason program, and could be hinting at a holdout as he pursues an extension before the final year of his contract.

Fantasy Tip: We're still not in the critical stages of the offseason yet, so it's not time to start overreacting yet, especially taking into account that the minicamp is voluntary. Assuming Forte eventually shows up and stays healthy, he's a No. 1 RB candidate, especially in point-per-reception leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Dan Wiederer

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