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Jets | Matt Forte removed from injury report

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:17:03 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) was removed from the injury report after fully practicing Friday, Sept. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Forte saw an uptick in touches last week but remains part of what will be a weekly headache as a trident backfield -- one that figures to struggle more often than not, mind you. Avoid him in all situations where a clearer path to stable point production is available.

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Jets | Week 3 status report for NYJ

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:10:19 -0700

New York Jets TE Will Tye (illness) and DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) are questionable for Week 3. Wilkerson and FS Rontez Miles (eye) were limited participants in practice Friday, Sept. 22. Miles is listed as doubtful. OG Brian Winters (abdomen), TE Eric Tomlinson (elbow) did not practice and are out, while TE Jordan Leggett (knee) also did not practice but is doubtful. DE Leonard Williams (wrist), TE Neal Sterling (knee), DL Steve McLendon (hamstring), OL Jonotthan Harrison (concussion), RB Matt Forte (knee), LB Bruce Carter (ankle), OG James Carpenter (shoulder), OT Kelvin Beachum (knee) and WR Robby Anderson (knee) all practiced in full and are not on the injury report.

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Jets | Full practice for Matt Forte

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:14:31 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Forte will be part of a committee at running back this week, but he did receive most of the touches among the backs in Week 2. He will be facing a solid Miami Dolphins defense but could be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues since he could have a role in the passing game.

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Jets | NYJ will use three running backs

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:16:42 -0700

New York Jets RBs Bilal Powell, Matt Forte and Elijah McGuire will all receive playing time against the Miami Dolphins in Week 3, according to offensive coordinator John Morton.

Fantasy Tip: Powell entered the season as the starting running back, but Forte leads the team in rushing yards with 69 yards. Powell and Forte can still be flex options in point-per-reception leagues because of their pass-catching abilities. Owners can avoid McGuire for the time being.

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Jets | Matt Forte full go in practice

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:36:32 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Forte and the Jets' running attack have been nearly non-existent over the season's first two games. We anticipated the Jets falling behind and having to throw a lot this season, though. Forte should remain on fantasy benches for now even when he's healthy.

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Jets | Matt Forte a bright spot

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:10:19 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte finished with nine carries for 53 yards and four catches for 38 yards in a 45-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Forte has remained involved as both a runner and receiver so far this year, and if he can stay healthy, he looks like a potential RB3.

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Jets | Matt Forte on track to play

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:45:58 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (abdomen, knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Forte probably will see a similar workload this week but is facing a solid Oakland Raiders defense. Owners in all leagues should keep Forte on the bench.

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Jets | Matt Forte practices in full

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:44:31 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (abdomen, knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Forte will remain the No. 2 running back as long as Bilal Powell is healthy. He should receive a handful of touches in Week 2 but can be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

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Jets | Matt Forte takes part in practice

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:01:24 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (abdomen, knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Forte should be ready to play in Week 2 unless he suffers a setback during the week. He was limited to 30 total yards on nine touches and probably will see a similar amount of work this week. Owners should be able to find better options to use in their lineups and can avoid Forte.

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Jets | Rushing game limited in Week 1

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 15:55:14 -0700

New York Jets RB Bilal Powell and RB Matt Forte combined for just 38 yards Sunday, Sept. 10, in a 21-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Tip: Buffalo was near the bottom with its run defense last year, averaging over 133 yards given up on the ground. The fact the Bills did this to New York is not a good sign for either back. Forte may still be a flex option for deeper leagues, but the Jets' QB issues means the running game may not get the respect.

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Jets | Full practice for Matt Forte

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:25:45 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Forte should be in uniform in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills and will share work with Bilal Powell. Forte could be a decent flex option for owners in deeper leagues because he will see a decent amount of touches.

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Jets | Full practice for Matt Forte

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:00:07 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 7.

Fantasy Tip: It will be interesting to see how involved Forte is this week. Bilal Powell is New York's No. 1 running back now, but Forte still has some gas in the tank. There is hesitation in deeming him a flex starter for Week 1, but you can do worse.

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Jets | Matt Forte takes part in full practice

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:35:20 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) was able to take part in a full practice session on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Fantasy Tip: That's the good news. The bad news is that Bilal Powell (ribs) was also a full participant, and he is expected to be the bigger contributor in the Gang Green backfield. Forte has devolved into an RB3 or flex option in most fantasy formats after years being a first-round selection in Chicago.

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Jets | Matt Forte does not expect trade

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:51:44 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte said general manager Mike Maccagnan has assured him that he will not be traded.

Fantasy Tip: Forte will share playing time with Bilal Powell if he stays with the Jets but should see a decent amount of touches each game. Owners could consider him a No. 3 running back or a flex option in most leagues.

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Jets | Matt Forte on the bubble?

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:44:36 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte is believed to be on the final roster bubble, in the opinion of ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini. Cimini cites Forte's age and the presence of RB Bilal Powell and rookie RB Elijah McGuire as the main reasons for Forte's potential departure.

Fantasy Tip: It was recently reported that Forte was being shopped, so the fact that he may be cut shouldn't come as a huge surprise. This is Powell's backfield and McGuire has already shown he can be a promising backup. For now, view Forte as no more than a flex. He could still be picked up by another team if released.

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Jets | Matt Forte on the block?

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:10:44 -0700

The New York Jets have reportedly "gauged" the trade market for RB Matt Forte, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: It's not a surprise considering the fire sale the Jets have been running the better part of the offseason, and partially explains why he saw so much time ahead of Bilal Powell in the team's dress rehearsal game last weekend against the New York Giants. Moving him will be difficult considering is $4 million guaranteed salary, so it is more likely he'll be spending the season working in tandem with Powell. He's a low-end, low-upside RB4 at best at the moment.

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Jets | Matt Forte carries 10 times

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 19:47:41 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte carried a team-high 10 times for 43 yards and caught two passes for one yard in a 32-31 preseason loss to the New York Giants Saturday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Bilal Powell is going to eat into his workload, especially on passing downs, but don't write off Forte completely. He is currently healthy and could see a lot of work on early downs. Forte could be a solid value as a RB4.

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Jets | Matt Forte looking to play Saturday

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:38:38 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) said he hopes to play in the preseason game against the New York Giants Saturday, Aug. 26, but is not sure if he will be allowed to play. Forte is confident that he will be ready for Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Forte would see limited touches if he plays against the Giants and should be on the field for Week 1 unless he suffers a setback. He may not be the starter but should see a solid amount of touches this season. Owners can consider Forte a No. 3 running back or flex option.

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Jets | Matt Forte works with team Tuesday

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:29:41 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) participated in team drills Tuesday, Aug. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Forte has been battling a nagging hamstring ailment for a few weeks now. It's not a good start to the season, but he could still be ready for the opener. That being said, Bilal Powell is the back to own on the Jets as an RB2 candidate. Forte merely has flex appeal.

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Jets | Matt Forte in question for Week 1?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:22:13 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) is not guaranteed to be healthy enough to play by Week 1, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

Fantasy Tip: Forte is starting this season off on the wrong foot. He will have handed the backfield baton off to Bilal Powell even if healthy, but the longer Forte remains absent, the better for Powell. Powell is a legitimate PPR RB2 with Forte more suitable as a flex.

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Jets | Matt Forte won't play Saturday

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:03:08 -0700

New York Jets WRB Matt Forte (hamstring) will not practice Thursday, Aug. 17, and will not be playing in the Jets' second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 19.

Fantasy Tip: The nagging hamstring injury is becoming somewhat of a concern for the 31-year-old running back. It doesn't seem to be serious enough for him to miss regular season time, but it should be monitored. Bilal Powell is the running back to own on the Jets anyway. Forte is no more than a flex consideration at this point in his career.

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Jets | Matt Forte remains limited

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:58:50 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) was limited to individual drills during practice Wednesday, Aug. 16, and is not expected to play in the preseason game against the Detroit Lions Saturday, Aug. 19.

Fantasy Tip: The Jets likely are taking things slow with Forte, and it appears he has a chance to be ready for the start of the regular season. He is expected to share snaps with Bilal Powell this season but may serve as the No. 2 running back for the Jets. Owners can consider Forte a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in most leagues.

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Jets | Bilal Powell, Matt Forte limited

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:30:08 -0700

New York Jets RBs Bilal Powell (neck) and RB Matt Forte (hamstring) were limited to positional drills during practice Monday, Aug. 14.

Fantasy Tip: It appears that Powell and Forte are making progress but they probably will miss the second preseason game. Both have a good chance to be ready for the start of the regular season, but owners will need to monitor the situation. Powell could receive more of the snaps at running back this season, but Forte will also be involved in the offense. Powell can be a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 running back, while Forte is more of a No. 3 back.

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Jets | Bilal Powell, Matt Forte unlikely to play

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:57:17 -0700

New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (neck) and RB Matt Forte (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 9, and are not expected to play in the preseason game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Powell and Forte continue to be sidelined by their injuries, so their status for the second preseason game is uncertain. They are expected to share work at running back this season, but Powell may see more touches in the offense. Powell can be a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 running back in most standard leagues, while Forte could be a low-end No. 3 back.

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Jets | Matt Forte, Bilal Powell still out

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 18:07:10 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) and RB Bilal Powell (neck) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Forte and Powell have both missed several practices, but the team probably will not bring them back until they are 100 percent since they will have big roles in the offense. Both are expected to receive a solid amount of playing time, but Powell may receive more of the snaps during the season. Powell can be considered a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 running back in leagues, while Forte could be a low-end No. 3 back.

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Jets | Matt Forte limited Monday

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:28:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) did some light work during practice Monday, Aug. 7, but sat out team drills.

Fantasy Tip: Forte is slowly working his way back from his hamstring injury and may be limited for a few more days. He will be sharing snaps with Bilal Powell this season, which probably will hurt his value. Owners should consider him a No. 3 running back in most leagues.

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Jets | Matt Forte back practicing

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:35:44 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Don't be surprised to see the Jets take it easy with their veteran runner going forward. Bilal Powell essentially supplanted Forte last season as the Jets' most fantasy relevant running back. Powell and Forte are RB2 and RB3 PPR options, respectively.

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Jets | Matt Forte remains sidelined

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:06:45 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Forte probably will not return until he is completely recovered from his hamstring injury. Forte is expected to share snaps with Bilal Powell this season but probably will receive a majority of the carries during the season. He probably can be considered a No. 3 running back in most fantasy leagues.

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Jets | Matt Forte considered day-to-day

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:21:35 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) is day-to-day with a hamstring injury, according to head coach Todd Bowles. The Jets will take it easy with their 31-year-old running back, especially since camp has just begun.

Fantasy Tip: As stated earlier, Forte figures to hand the proverbial baton to Bilal Powell this year. Forte should not be forgotten, however. He's worth a look as a flex and provides a top-end handcuff for Powell owners.

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Jets | Matt Forte resting hamstring

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:19:28 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 1. He is resting the hamstring he injured Monday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: The injury doesn't appear to be serious, but it's worth monitoring. Bilal Powell is the Jets' running back to own this year, but Forte isn't a pushover. He's still a mid-round consideration at 31 years old.

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Jets | Matt Forte hurt hamstring

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:46:58 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring at training camp Monday, July 31, according to head coach Todd Bowles. He was subsequently held out of team drills.

Fantasy Tip: Forte may be given some time off or not practice as much in an effort to avoid aggravating the tweak. Forte has stayed relatively healthy throughout his nine-year NFL career, but 2017 could very well be the year Bilal Powell takes the reins from the veteran back. Forte is a decent flex option and a viable "handcuff" for those who draft Powell.

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Jets | Matt Forte to be workhorse?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:38:46 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte will be the offensive workhorse this season, in the opinion of NJ Advance Media's Connor Hughes.

Fantasy Tip: Forte will be 32 late in the season, and the signs of age have been showing for a couple of years now. Bilal Powell is also waiting in the wings, which doesn't lend to conventional wisdom to use Forte as the workhorse. Forte is still a useful PPR back, but it's only as an RB3.

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Jets | Matt Forte likely to stay

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:21:37 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte is likely to remain with the team because he is guaranteed $4 million this season, in the opinion of beat writer Rich Cimini.

Fantasy Tip: Forte turns 32 in December and is oft-injured. His seven rushing touchdowns last season were the most he has had since 2013, but his 3.7 yards per carry was the second-lowest average of his career. He's still a serviceable RB3 in PPR leagues, but the upside is minimal.

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Jets | Backfield committee to be used by Jets

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:31:16 -0700

New York Jets RBs Matt Forte and Bilal Powell will serve as a two-man backfield committee this season, according to offensive coordinator John Morton. Morton added that the offensive gameplan will vary from week to week, but a timeshare is expected.

Fantasy Tip: This isn't positive news for Powell, who was expected by many to take over New York's backfield. He still could, but Forte won't be pushed aside easily. Powell remains the more valuable back from a fantasy perspective and should be viewed as a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 with added profit in PPR leagues. Forte is more of a flex consideration, although he could see more goal-line carries.

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Jets | Matt Forte more productive on the road

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:46:43 -0800

New York Jets RB Matt Forte rushed for 419 yards and six touchdowns on the road this season while rushing for 394 yards and one touchdown at home.

Fantasy Tip: Forte lost some of his touches during the season half of the season and finished the season on the Reserve/Injured list because of a knee injury. He probably would be part of a committee if he stays with the Jets but could still be a No. 3 running back for owners depending on his role.

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Jets | Matt Forte undergoes knee surgery

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 10:46:13 -0800

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) underwent surgery for a torn meniscus Friday, Dec. 30, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

Fantasy Tip: Forte should have no issues returning in time for spring workouts, but his role for 2017 is unclear. Bilal Powell finished the season strong even as the Jets' offense feel apart around him and has earned the right to a 50-50 split of the workload in New York, if not the starting job. It will be surprising if Forte is much more than a flex option in 2017.

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Jets | Matt Forte placed on IR

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:24:57 -0800

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Dec. 30. The team also promoted practice squad CB Bryson Keeton to their active roster.

Fantasy Tip: Bilal Powell likely will serve as the starting running back in Week 17 and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues. Forte probably will share work with Powell if both are back with the team next season and should be considered as depth at running back for fantasy teams.

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Jets | Matt Forte will not play in season finale

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:10:47 -0800

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Tip: Forte wraps up his first season in New York with career lows almost across the board, including carries (218), rushing yards (813), receptions (30) and receiving yards (263). Bilal Powell is listed as questionable, but he is expected to start barring a setback.

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Jets | Matt Forte out of practice

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:15:09 -0800

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is out of practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Bilal Powell (knee) is also sitting out, which could thrust Brandon Wilds or Brandon Burks in position to see action in Week 17. Both would be really speculative flex options against the Buffalo Bills.

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Jets | Matt Forte does not practice

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:26:08 -0800

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Forte was not able to play in Week 16 and it is not looking good for his Week 17 availability. Owners should check on his status later in the week but may want to avoid him even if he plays because he probably would receive limited touches.

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Jets | Matt Forte a no-go Tuesday

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 10:42:10 -0800

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (shoulder, knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Dec. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Forte is highly unlikely to play in Week 17 versus the Buffalo Bills and could land on the Reserve/Injured list later this week. The veteran runner has played with a torn meniscus for most of the season and reportedly has nerve damage in his shoulder as well. Bilal Powell should see another heavy workload this weekend.

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Jets | Matt Forte won't play in Week 16

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 08:48:10 -0800

The New York Jets have declared RB Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) inactive for Week 16's game against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: Forte did not practice at all during the week, so this news shouldn't come as a major surprise. Bilal Powell will serve as the Jets' lead back this afternoon and should be viewed as a solid RB2 option in all formats. Khiry Robinson is also active for the game but is unlikely to see enough touches to make a major fantasy impact.

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Jets | Week 16 inactives for NYJ

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 08:40:42 -0800

The New York Jets have declared DL Brandin Bryant, QB Christian Hackenberg, OT Donald Hawkins, WR Jalin Marshall, LB Lorenzo Mauldin, RB Matt Forte, DL Steve McLendon inactive for Week 16.

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Jets | Matt Forte unlikely to play

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 07:33:09 -0800

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) is not expected to play in Week 16's game against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: Bilal Powell appears likely to receive the bulk of the carries against New England this week. He has 229 rushing yards, 112 receiving yards and two touchdowns over the last two games and should be viewed as a serviceable RB2 in all fantasy formats.

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Jets | Matt Forte doubtful for Week 16

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:45:24 -0800

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 23, and is listed as doubtful for Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Forte probably will not play against New England Patriots and would see limited work if he is active, so owners should keep him on the bench and look for other option. Bilal Powell likely would receive most of the work at running back and can be a No. 2 running back in most leagues.

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Jets | Matt Forte may be game-time decision

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:41:38 -0800

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (shoulder) is expected to be a game-time decision for Week 16 because of his shoulder injury, according to head coach Todd Bowles. Forte did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if Forte plays, but there is a chance that Forte could be limited if he plays. Owners could consider Forte as a low-end No. 2 back or a flex option if he plays. Bilal Powell would see most of the work at running back is Forte sits out and would be a fine No. 2 back for owners.

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Jets | Matt Forte battling nerve issue

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:01:22 -0800

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (shoulder) said Wednesday, Dec. 21, that he is dealing with a "nerve issue" in his shoulder, and he is uncertain if he'll be ready to play in Week 16 against the New England Patriots. He also said he will not play if he cannot protect himself.

Fantasy Tip: If Forte is unable to suit up Saturday it would be Bilal Powell handling the lion's share of the backfield chores. If Powell is still available off the waiver wire after his big performance in Week 15, grab him immediately.

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Jets | Matt Forte misses practice

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:46:26 -0800

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should know more about Forte's status later in the week. Forte can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option if he plays but will be a risky option. Bilal Powell could be an attractive player for fantasy owners if Forte is ruled out.

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Jets | Limited snaps for Matt Forte

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 20:40:45 -0800

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) had four carries for 21 yards and one catch for seven yards in a 34-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins Saturday, Dec. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Forte is dealing with a torn meniscus, and the Jets took it easy on the veteran. Don't be surprised if the trend continues for the remainder of the season.

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Jets | Matt Forte active for Week 15

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 16:02:47 -0800

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is active and will play in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins.

Fantasy Tip: It's a bummer for Bilal Powell owners, although it is entirely possible Forte plays a cameo role in a plus-matchup. Given that possibility, it would be difficult to start Forte in fantasy. As for Powell, owners now have reason to bench him if they were torn between multiple options. The odds are strong, however, Powell sees the bulk of the workload and performs like a RB2.

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