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Matt Forte

New York Jets
Running Back

Ht: 6.2 | Wt: 218

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Week By Week

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 could have significant role

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 09:40:31 -0700

New York Jets RB Matt Forte said he hasn't talked about specifics of his role on the team this year, but he expects to have a substantial role in the offense. "They see me as an every-down back," Forte said in his first interview since signing a three-year, $12 million contract.

Fantasy Tip: Matters were complicated when the Jets signed both Bilal Powell and Khiry Robinson, so it could be a three-headed monster in New York with Forte leading the way. Despite the tread on Forte's tires, he could have upside as an RB2 in PPR leagues in this offense if Ryan Fitzpatrick returns. But it's safer to value him as an RB3 with Powell and Robinson in the picture.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Jets | Matt Forte terms

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 08:02:00 -0800

New York Jets RB Matt Forte received a three-year, $12 million deal with $8 million guaranteed and $4 million in escalators.

Fantasy Tip: We need to know if or who Forte will share the work with in New York, but he figures to be an RB2 in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

Jets | Matt Forte heading to the Jets

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 12:08:38 -0800

Free-agent RB Matt Forte (Bears) is signing with the New York Jets Wednesday, March 9, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: The Jets lost Chris Ivory and could see Bilal Powell depart, too, which puts Forte in a position for a heavy workload in New York. However, Forte has plenty of wear on his tires and could be spelled often. If Ryan Fitzpatrick comes back, though, this could be a positive environment for Forte, and he could be an RB2 in PPR formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

NFL | Two more teams like Matt Forte

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 10:11:30 -0800

The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins are also considering free-agent RB Matt Forte (Bears). Forte's market will begin to heat up once the other running backs on the market sign.

Fantasy Tip: This makes sense, since the Jets are losing Chris Ivory and the Dolphins Lamar Miller in free agency. Forte could be a nice fit with either club, and despite his advanced age and heavy mileage, could be a nice RB3 in point-per-reception formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Packers | Green Bay interested in Matt Forte

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:36:00 -0800

The Green Bay Packers are showing interest in free-agent RB Matt Forte (Bears), according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Forte has a wide range of possibilities for landing spots in free agency, but Green Bay might be one of the more intriguing. It's uncertain how his role would shake out with Eddie Lacy in the mix, but Forte would likely have a role as a pass-catching back in at least third-down situations. That could make him an RB3 in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Packers | Matt Forte being recruited to Packers

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 06:23:55 -0800

Chicago Bears impending free-agent RB Matt Forte is being recruited to the Green Bay Packers by LB Julius Peppers.

Fantasy Tip: Forte will be an RB3 at worst when he finds his new team. He could thrive in Green Bay's passing game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Patriots | New England fixed on upgrading backfield

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 13:21:31 -0800

Impending free-agent RBs Chris Ivory (Jets), Matt Forte (Bears), Alfred Morris (Redskins) and Joique Bell (Lions) are among the veterans on the radar of the New England Patriots, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: The Patriots would do well to upgrade from LeGarrette Blount and each of the aforementioned names - outside of Bell - would provide that. Ivory is perhaps the most intriguing option in that he is an early-down thumper that would be a great complement to dynamic passing-down back Dion Lewis. If Ivory joins New England, he could be a solid RB2 option in most leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Ben Volin

Ravens | Baltimore unlikely to pursue Matt Forte

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 15:17:13 -0800

Chicago Bears impending free-agent RB Matt Forte probably will not be an option for the Baltimore Ravens this offseason because he does not have a great relationship with offensive coordinator Marc Trestman.

Fantasy Tip: The Ravens likely will go with Justin Forsett as their main running back next season if he is able to recover from his injury. Forsett probably will be a middle-round option in most leagues. Forte should find a job this season but may not be a starter like he was in Chicago. Forte's value will be determined by his new team.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Colts | Indy may not pursue Matt Forte

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:18:31 -0800

Chicago Bears impending free-agent RB Matt Forte is not expected to be a serious consideration for the Indianapolis Colts this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: The Colts already have an older running back in Frank Gore, it's highly unlikely that they would pair an older running back with another older running back, even though Forte may offer more in the passing game. It would benefit the Colts more to draft and/or sign a younger running back that could even possibly take over for Gore when he's done.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Wells

Panthers | Carolina not expected to add Matt Forte

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:41:15 -0800

Chicago Bears impending free-agent RB Matt Forte likely will not be an option for the Carolina Panthers this offseason unless the team decides to release RB Jonathan Stewart.

Fantasy Tip: Stewart played well when he was healthy this past season and probably will return to the team, which means Forte will sign with another team. Stewart could be considered a No. 2 running back in some leagues next season, while Forte's value will depend on his new team.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Charlotte Observer - Jonathan Jones and Joseph Person

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