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Matt Forte

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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.

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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

Bears | Matt Forte finally shows up

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:30:41 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte carried 23 times for a season-high 122 yards and no touchdowns in the Week 4 game against the Green Bay Packers, and he added 49 yards on five receptions. Forte went over 10,000 career total yards from scrimmage in the loss.

Fantasy Tip: Forte still failed to find the end zone, but the 100-yard rushing game was his first of the season, and his 49 receiving yards were the most since Week 1. He has managed at least five receptions in each of his four games. He remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues despite his slow start and lack of scores.

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Bears | Matt Forte still a receiving threat

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:53:28 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte recently voiced his displeasure with the Bears' running game. Though Forte has struggled running the ball this year, he still leads all running backs in receptions (19) and is third among running backs in receiving yards (145).

Fantasy Tip: Forte has still provided consistency in the passing game despite his lack of production in the running game. He'll look for a bounce-back outing against a Green Bay Packers defense that has allowed five total touchdowns to running backs through three games.

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Bears | Matt Forte headed for big week?

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:04:49 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte has struggled this season, posting just 136 rushing yards on 42 carries through three games, for a career-worst 3.2 yards per carry, and he has yet to visit the end zone on the ground or through the air. However, that could change in Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers, a team which ranks 30th in the NFL against the rush, allowing 156.3 yards per game. In two games against the Packers last season, Forte had at least 110 rushing yards in each game, and he averaged 5.1 yards per carry while posting 235 rushing yards and three touchdowns while also hauling in a touchdown reception.

Fantasy Tip: Forte's weekly fantasy owners have to be losing patience, and hope this is the week. FantasyScore owners might want to take a leap of faith at $8300 (or 16.6 percent of the salary cap) on Forte this weekend given the favorable matchup.

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Bears | Matt Forte frustrated with ground game

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:17:34 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte is frustrated his performance early this season. He currently has a 3.2 yards per carry average and has 54 rushing yards on 25 carries in the last two weeks. "It is frustrating, especially during the game because it's not because we are not calling runs," Forte said. "We are calling runs."

Fantasy Tip: To be fair, the Bears' offensive line isn't at top strength, and Chicago has faced some formidable run-stopping defensive fronts in the last two weeks. Against the Green Bay Packers this week, Forte should have much more real estate to work with on the ground. He's a smart buy at FantasyScore for $8,300 (16.6% of cap).

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

Bears | Matt Forte very optimistic about offense

Sun, 08 Jun 2014 17:36:32 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte said he believes the team could have the top offense in the NFL this upcoming season. "If we keep working hard we're going to take this offense, hopefully, to the top of the league," Forte said. "There's no ceiling. There's no limit that you can put on it."

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Bears | Matt Forte will receive more money

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:53:30 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte will receive $16,686 as part of the NFL's performance-based pay distribution. Forte will receive the money in 2016.

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

Bears | Matt Forte OK with workhorse role

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:55:34 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte is OK with the workhorse role and said that is what he expects. "That's what I expect," Forte said. "It wasn't like I was worn out at the end of the season or anything. I only averaged 18 or 19 catches a game but with the catches you get more touches that way."

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Eagles | LeSean McCoy wins NFL rushing title

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:32:05 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy notched his third 100-yard rushing performance in the last four games (27 carries, 131 yards) and seventh of the season in his team's 24-22 win over the Dallas Cowboys. McCoy won the NFL rushing title going away, finishing with a franchise-record 1,607 yards, easily beating Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte, who finished with 1,339. It's the first time an Eagle has won the rushing title since Steve Van Buren in 1949.

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Bears | Matt Forte giant in season finale

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 19:16:40 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte fan for a pair of touchdowns in the Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers, and he added another touchdown reception.

Fantasy Tip: Forte wrapped up the season with 110 rushing yards and two scores with four catches for 47 yards and a touchdown.

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Bears | Two picked for Pro Bowl

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:13:27 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte and WR Brandon Marshall were named to the Pro Bowl roster announced Friday, Dec. 27.

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Bears | Starters leave game early

Sun, 22 Dec 2013 20:06:40 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte and WRs Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall each left the Week 16 game against the Philadelphia Eagles early due to the lopsided score on the board. Forte finished with 29 yards on nine carries, and he added four receptions for 25 yards. Jeffery hauled in six receptions for 76 yards, while Marshall ended up with four catches for 36 yards and a touchdown.

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Bears | Matt Forte leaves game

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:22:32 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (wrist) left the Week 14 game against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter Monday, Dec. 9. He entered the game with a wrist injury, but it is uncertain if he aggravated that injury or suffered a new ailment.

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Bears | Matt Forte active

Sun, 01 Dec 2013 08:48:26 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) is active for the team's Week 13 game.

Fantasy Tip: Forte is a solid starting option at running back for all fantasy owners.

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Bears | Matt Forte probable

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:13:03 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is listed as probable for Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Forte should be a No. 1 running back for most owners this week.

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Bears | Matt Forte limited

Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:24:08 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 28.

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Bears | Coach optimistic about Matt Forte's status

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:11:49 -0800

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said he is optimistic that RB Matt Forte (knee) will be able to play Week 13. Trestman said he believes Forte will be able to do some work during practice Thursday, Nov. 28.

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

Bears | Matt Forte misses practice

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:44:36 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Forte has a slight hyperextension of his knee, but it shouldn't keep him out in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings. If he's in there as expected, there's no reason to remove him from your starting lineup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Bears | Matt Forte dealing with injury

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:05:26 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) is dealing with a slightly hyperextended knee. It is not known if he will be able to practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to monitor Forte's practice participation during the week to get a better idea of his status for Week 13.

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

Bears | Matt Forte left game briefly

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:26:00 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) left the Week 12 game against the St. Louis Rams due to an apparent right leg or knee injury, but he was able to return to the game after getting checked out on the sidelines.

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

Bears | Matt Forte has worst game of season

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:36:13 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte was frustrated by a solid Detroit Lions defensive line that made it difficult for Forte to generate any offense. He ran the ball 17 times for 33 yards and caught four passes for 16 yards, his worst output of the season.

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Bears | Matt Forte approaching milestone

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 01:03:44 -0800

With 5,985 rushing yards to date, Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte needs 182 rushing yards to surpass RB Neal Anderson and go into second on the team's all-time rushing list.

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Bears | Matt Forte has big night

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:42:50 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte had 179 total yards from scrimmage in the team's Week 9 win over the Green Bay Packers Monday, Nov. 4.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

Bears | Matt Forte gets day off

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:50:21 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 6, after getting a planned day off.

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Bears | Matt Forte sitting

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 07:22:47 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte is sitting out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 6. It's likely a rest day.

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Bears | Matt Forte thinks he could get more receptions

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:53:23 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte said he believes he could be more involved in the passing game this season under head coach Marc Trestman. "I would expect (to be used more in 2013). Coach Trestman, I think he said he watched a lot of film on me and has seen me run different routes," Forte said. "So we'll get back to catching the ball out of the backfield like we did the prior years."

Fantasy Tip: Forte saw his reception total and receiving yards drop a bit last season but was a solid contributor in the passing game the first four years in the league. Forte probably would be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues if he is more involved in the passing game. Forte should be considered a solid No. 2 running back in all formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Michael C. Wright

Bears | Michael Bush fully healed

Fri, 05 Jul 2013 09:49:32 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Michael Bush (shoulder, rib) is fully healed from both rib and shoulder injuries he dealt with last season. His role in the team's offense is undefined this offseason under new offensive coordinator Marc Trestman.

Fantasy Tip: Bush's value last year rested on the laurels of goal-line touches and as the handcuff to Matt Forte. It's unclear if Bush will be the team's go-to goal-line back again, but he'll still be a handcuff option to Forte in deeper leagues.

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

Bears | Matt Forte misses practice

Tue, 21 May 2013 12:21:53 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte did not participate in practice Tuesday, May 21. Forte is taking part in a two-day USO tour and is visiting troops in Germany.

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Bears | Matt Forte preparing for bigger receiving role

Wed, 15 May 2013 07:19:44 -0700

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte is preparing for a bigger role in the passing game this season.

Fantasy Tip: Forte had career lows in catches and receiving yards last year, but that was due to the offensive struggles the team had. Forte will open things up downfield for Jay Cutler to throw to Brandon Marshall. But Forte has been fragile in the past. How will he hold up this time?

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Josh Alper

Bears | Matt Forte productive Week 17

Sun, 30 Dec 2012 13:47:12 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte rushed for 103 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries against the Detroit Lions in Week 17.

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Bears | Matt Forte probable

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:48:56 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is probable for Week 17.

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Bears | Matt Forte has tried extreme measures

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:47:30 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) said he has tried everything from a hyperbaric chamber to acupuncture to get his ankle right.

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Bears | Matt Forte limited

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:29:04 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.

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Bears | Matt Forte misses practice

Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:15:54 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.

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Bears | Matt Forte remains optimistic

Wed, 26 Dec 2012 10:21:32 -0800

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler said Wednesday, Dec. 26, RB Matt Forte (ankle) appears to be walking around the team's facility fine and is optimistic he will play in Week 17.

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Bears | Matt Forte expects to play

Mon, 24 Dec 2012 06:12:45 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) said he expects to play in the team's Week 17 game. Forte injured his right ankle for the third time this season in Week 16.

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Bears | Matt Forte expects to play in Week 17

Sun, 23 Dec 2012 21:18:38 -0800

Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) said Sunday, Dec. 23, that despite being in a walking boot after the Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals, he expects to play in the regular season finale against the Detroit Lions. "I can't see myself missing next week," Forte said.

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

Bears | Matt Forte in walking boot

Sun, 23 Dec 2012 16:36:49 -0800

Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) was wearing a walking boot after suffering a right ankle injury during the Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

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Bears | Matt Forte leaves with injury

Sun, 23 Dec 2012 16:18:16 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) left the Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals due to an ankle injury and he did not return. He finished with 12 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown, and added a seven-yard reception before departing.

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Bears | Kahlil Bell could be short-yardage back

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:51:51 -0800

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice said the team could use RB Kahlil Bell in short-yardage and goal-line situations in Week 16 in place of RB Matt Forte. RB Michael Bush (ribs) is out for the season.

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Bears | Matt Forte struggles in goal-to-go situations

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:09:06 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte has one touchdown on eight goal-to-go carries this season, giving him just 10 touchdowns on 94 such carries during his career.

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Bears | Matt Forte produces in run, pass game

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 13:50:38 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte rushed for 69 yards on 20 carries in Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers. He also caught five passes for 64 yards in the game.

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Bears | Matt Forte received majority of work at RB

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 05:22:09 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) received 48 snaps at running back compared to just 13 for RB Michael Bush in Week 13.

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Bears | Matt Forte makes it through OT loss

Sun, 02 Dec 2012 17:26:00 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) played in the Week 13 game against the Seattle Seahawks, finishing with 21 carries for 66 yards, and he added three receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: The receiving score was Forte's first of the season. The offense for the Bears has looked better when Forte has been more involved in the passing game. He remains a must-start fantasy option heading forward, and any added production in the passing game is a plus.

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

Bears | Matt Forte probable

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:54:48 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 30, and is probable for Week 13.

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Bears | Matt Forte says he'll play

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:59:33 -0800

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) said he plans on playing in Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks.

Fantasy Tip: Forte's ankle has tested out fine in practice so far this week, so it looks like he'll be set to go unless he suffers some kind of setback. Michael Bush could still be used more than usual against the Seahawks even if Forte suits up.

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

Bears | Matt Forte limited in practice

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:59:07 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Matt Forte (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 29.

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