Matt Forte, RB, Bears
|RB - #3||20.18||CHI||Active||7 years||29||6'2||218||@MattForte22|
2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Jun-25-2015 by Shawn Childs
Forte set the NFL record for catches (102) by a running back in 2014. He is the third RB in NFL history to catch 100 passes or more. Matt was on the field for 1006 of 1092 (92.1 percent) RB plays, which was the best opportunity for success in the league. Forte finished with 374 touches (23.4 per game) for 1,846 combined yards and 10 TDs. Throughout his career, Matt has never tallied less than 1400 combined yards in a season. He has five 1000-yard rushing seasons and has missed only four games during his seven-year career. Forte's success in the passing game was created by defenses trying to take away Marshall and Jeffery and a poor offensive line. His volume of targets (130) doesn't seem repeatable, as he has never had more than 95 targets in any other season. In 107 games, Forte has scored 57 touchdowns. Last year he had three 100-yard rushing games and one game with more than 100 yards receiving. There's no doubt that the 29 year-old back will be a focal point of the offense again in 2015. This team isn't structured to play a wide-open style with Cutler taking plenty of sacks and throwing too many interceptions. There isn't one RB on the roster with a higher skill set in the passing game or in the running game. Forte has a 1500-yard opportunity as the minimum with high upside in catches. His TD production has never been elite in his career but Matt should be a top-five Fantasy RB in 2015.
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte
Bears first-round pick Kevin White was placed on the active/PUP list to start training camp. His head coach John Fox downplayed the injury and even refused to divulge exactly what the injury is. "He's day-to-day. It's not a long-term problem," Fox said. "Like any injury — a blister could become a long-term problem if you don't treat it right. We're just trying to do the proper treatment and do what's in his best interest, whatever his best interest is is our best interest … I could say exactly what it is, but I'm not. It's his shin. It's something that shouldn't be long-term but that we're going to monitor."Fantasy Analysis:
White is expected to replace Brandon Marshall in Chicago. However, it's important to remember, the odds of White, or any rookie for that matter, being as good as Brandon Marshall is very slim. He also has quite a few targets to contend with. It's not that farfetched that he could end up seeing less targets than Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennet and Matt Forte. Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson will also be in the mix. White is currently being drafted as the WR28, which is definitely at least s bit too high.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/30 - Bears WR Kevin White injury 'not a long-term problem'
7/30 - Bears RB Matt Forte looking forward to new run-heavy system
7/11 - Bears GM Ryan Pace believes WR Marquess Wilson 'can play all over'
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|1.04||Fantasy Taz - Forte is in a great situation and has every chance to finish as the #1 RB in 2014 under Trestman.|
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