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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

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

Bears | Matt Forte downplays vacancy

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:29:37 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte didn't make a big deal out of his absence during the team's voluntary offseason program. Forte stressed the voluntary aspect of the workouts and said he'll be present when it counts.

Fantasy Tip: Time will tell if Forte simply isn't attending the workouts simply because they are voluntary, or if he is holding out because he is unhappy with his current contract or whatever else. Forte is a perennial RB1, especially in point-per-reception leagues, but stay tuned to this situation if he misses non-voluntary portions of the offseason program.

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

Bears | Matt Forte not at workouts

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:54:00 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte was not present for the start of the offseason workouts Monday, April 13, according to sources. Forte is entering the final year of his contract and is looking for a new contract.

Fantasy Tip: Forte is looking for a new deal, so skipping the offseason workouts probably is not a big deal at this point. Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if he will report to training camp on time. Forte likely will be selected in the first few rounds of drafts next season if he does not hold out.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs

Bears | Matt Forte breaks NFL record

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 12:54:07 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte caught his 102nd pass in 2014, passing former NFL FB Larry Centers for the most receptions in a season by a running back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Scott Hanson

Bears | Matt Forte wants more carries

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:21:16 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte tied a career-low with five carries in the team's Week 13 loss to the Detroit Lions, and he said the team can't afford to repeat the strategy going forward. "It's of the utmost importance, especially if we're playing outside, with the weather and stuff," Forte said. "You can't just sit back there and throw 50 passes a game and expect to win."

Fantasy Tip: Despite topping 20 carries just three times this year, Forte has remained a valuable fantasy back thanks to his 78 catches for 650 receiving yards. He has favorable matchups against Dallas and New Orleans in the coming weeks and should still be considered a solid option at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Andrew Seligman

Bears | Matt Forte sits

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:48:56 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8, due to a coaches decision.

Fantasy Tip: This is probably nothing more than a day off for rest, but check back on Thursday to make sure Forte is back on the practice field before committing to him in FantasyScore.

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

Bears | Offensive line hurts Matt Forte

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:49:09 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte averaged 3.6 yards per carry on 17 carries in Week 5, and head coach Marc Trestman said missed assignments and poor technique on the part of the offensive line led to Forte's inefficiency.

Fantasy Tip: While poor offensive line play is never good news for a running back's value, Forte did show his versatility in the game by catching 12 passes, including a touchdown, and finishing with 167 total yards. His ability to contribute in multiple ways makes him one of the safer plays at the position. With a juicy matchup against a terrible Atlanta defense on tap in Week 6, Forte could make a nice piece to build a lineup around at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ChicagoFootball.com - Kevin Fishbain

Bears | Big games ahead for Matt Forte?

Sat, 04 Oct 2014 20:06:41 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte managed just 136 rushing yards through the first three games of the season, but those three games came against teams with the league's top three run defenses heading into Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Forte looked back up to speed in Week 4 against the Packers so there is every reason to believe his slow start was a result of the competition and not the result of any type of decline on his part. He will take up 15.2% of the cap ($7,600) at FantasyScore in Week 5, and he could make a solid top back as the Bears face a Carolina defense that currently ranks 27th against the run.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Andrew Seligman

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