Matt Forte, RB, Bears: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Matt Forte, RB, Bears

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #5 15.09 CHI Probable 7 years 29 6'2 218 @MattForte22

2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Nov-18-2015 by Shawn Childs


UPDATE (11/18): Forte has been sidelined the past two games with an MCL injury, but is once again an excellent Fantasy option. Every year we predict his demise and every year he makes us look silly. In seven games, he's racked up 767 yards from scrimmage, with 25 receptions and three touchdowns. Once he's healthy, he's a must-start.

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

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

11/26 - Bears RB Matt Forte expected to split snaps moving forward
11/26 - Bears RB Matt Forte is active Injury
11/25 - Bears RB Ka'Deem Carey ruled out for Thanksgiving Injury
11/25 - Bears RB Matt Forte officially questionable for Thanksgiving Injury
11/24 - Bears RB Matt Forte fully expects to play on Thanksgiving Injury
11/22 - Bears RB Matt Forte not expected to play Week 11 Injury
11/22 - Bears RB Jeremy Langford is expected to start today
11/22 - Bears RB Matt Forte inactive for Week 11 Injury
11/15 - Bears RB Jeremy Langford expected to start today
11/15 - Bears RB Matt Forte not expected to play today Injury

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
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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