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Matt Forte

New York Jets
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 | Matt Forte's early workload not a concern

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:32:23 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte is on pace for 472 touches this season, but head coach Todd Bowles is not among those worried about his 30-year-old holding up for the entire season. "I don't worry about who plays a lot and who doesn't play a lot. Whoever's got the hot hand plays. If we can ride somebody, we'll ride him, whether it be a receiver, quarterback or running back. It really doesn't matter," Bowles said.

Fantasy Tip: The Jets played last Thursday, affording Forte a few more days of rest than he would typically have following a 30-carry effort in Week 2. It should go without saying that Forte will not continue logging carries at this pace, but his contributions in the passing game should keep him in the RB1 discussion anyway. His owners should use this time to buy low on his handcuff, Bilal Powell.

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Jets | Matt Forte takes part in practice

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:07:25 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Forte will continue to receive significant playing time and should see a lot of touches against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is a must-start option in all leagues as long as he can stay healthy.

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Jets | Matt Forte practices in full Thursday

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:43:03 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) practiced in full Thursday, September 22.

Fantasy Tip: This is an upgrade over his showing on Wednesday, when he was just a limited participant. Owners have to be pleased with his usage in the Jets offense thus far, as he's received 52 carries, as well as seven receptions in the passing game, en route to scoring three touchdowns and registering 264 total yards. With his status looking positive for Sunday, Forte should continue to be a RB1 option.

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Jets | OC not worried about Matt Forte's workload

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:21:23 -0700

New York Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey said it is too early in the season for the team to start monitoring RB Matt Forte's touches.

Fantasy Tip: Forte has rushed the ball 52 times in the first two games and has caught seven passes during that span. He will continue to receive a majority of the work at running back and is a must-start option for owners.

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Jets | Matt Forte limited in practice

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:27:38 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21, but there is no concern about his availability for the Week 3 game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Sept. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Forte has handled 52 of 57 rushing attempts out of the backfield through the first two games, and he's coming off a three-touchdown showing in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills. However, with 2,087 career carries, the 31-year-old back will need to share the workload more going forward, or he'll risk breaking down. Forte is a potential sell-high candidate if you have the luxury of a deep running back corps.

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Jets | Matt Forte still thriving

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:20:07 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte has shown no sign of old age or wear and tear yet in 2016. He is third in the NFL in rush attempts (52), second in rushing yards (196) and tied for first in rushing touchdowns (3). It was suspected that RB Bilal Powell would take away a good chunk of Forte's touches this season, but that has not been close to the case so far.

Fantasy Tip: Forte is a weekly RB1 in standard and PPR formats at this point. As for Powell, don't give up on him just yet, especially if you own both Forte and Powell. If anything were to happen to Forte then Powell would be the heir apparent in New York's backfield. Plus, the Jets may start considering that they're using Forte too much.

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Jets | Matt Forte not taking it easy

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 18:05:31 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte had 32 touches in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills, and he is currently on pace for 472 touches this season.

Fantasy Tip: Forte isn't going to maintain his current usage rate, but it's clear the Jets want to have him heavily involved in the offense. He should be a strong RB2 in all formats as long as he is healthy.

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Jets | Three scores for Matt Forte

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:11:34 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte finished with 30 carries 100 yards and three touchdowns and two catches for nine yards in a 37-31 win over the Buffalo Bills Thursday, Sept. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Forte is clearly the workhorse for the Jets, and if he can stay healthy, he looks like a high-end RB2.

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Jets | Matt Forte sees the bulk of time

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:50:31 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte was in for 54 of the 71 offensive snaps in Week 1 while RB Bilal Powell was in on 17 plays.

Fantasy Tip: Forte rushed 22 times for 96 yards and caught five balls for 59 yards. It looked like a clear case of a team wanting to try out its new toy. Don't expect that kind of disparity moving forward. Forte is a solid RB2 in PPR leagues, and Powell should be handcuffed to him as an RB3 with upside should Forte go down.

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Jets | NYJ expecting more balanced backfield?

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 09:14:10 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte will be the clear No. 1 back and offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has already noted he will not be a snap count, but he may be primarily a first- and second-down back while RB Bilal Powell handles the third-down snaps, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.

Fantasy Tip: If Cimini proves to be correct, Forte could have trouble being much more than a low-end RB2. Realistically, however, the Jets wouldn't have pursued Forte in free agency had they not anticipated using him as a receiver, so this may be much ado about nothing. New York running backs combined for 94 catches a season ago, so there will be plenty of opportunity for both players in the passing game. Expect Forte to be a steady RB2, while Powell should be a high-end RB3/flex as well as a valuable handcuff.

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