Matt Forte, RB, Jets: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Matt Forte, RB, Jets

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #13 48.67 NYJ Active 8 years 30 6'2 218 @MattForte22
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2016 Outlook: Bust (overvalued)

Last updated on Aug-12-2016 by Shawn Childs


Update (7/28): If Geno Smith was starting, defenses would undoubtedly crack down and key on Forte. Due to the re-signing of Ryan Fitzpatrick though, this whole offense gets a boost. With defenders now focused on Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, the middle of the field opens up for Forte. Give him a slight bump up in your rankings.

2015 was a bad season to draft Forte. He played in only 13 games, which led to a career low in rushing yards (898). The change in coaching staff on the Bears hurt his opportunity in the passing game as well. After catching 102 passes for 808 yards and four TDs on 130 targets in 2014, Matt finished with only 44 catches for 389 yards and three TDs on 58 targets in 2015. Overall, Chicago completed 71 passes for 681 yards and five TDs on 106 to the RB position last year. His season was cut short due to a right knee injury. Before the injury, Forte averaged 24 touches per game with only one game with 100+ yards in six starts. Over his last six games of the season, Matt had 93 touches (15.5 per game). In his eight seasons in the NFL, he's missed eight games with five seasons with 1000 yards or more rushing. Forte struggles to score TDs (64 in 120 career games) while offering high value in the passing game (487 catches in his career – 4.1 per game). In 2015, the Jets threw 124 passes to the RB position leading to 95 catches for 724 yards and three TDs. Matt will start the season at 29 with a long resume of success. Health was clearly the reason for his decline over the second half of last year. New York will throw to the RB, and Forte will see plenty of action in the running game. I expect between 275 and 300 touches leading to 1300+ yards and mid-level TDs. He has a backend top 10 RB opportunity in PPR leagues while being in the twilight part of his career. Having said all that, there is extreme BUST factor here as well as with any back at this age.

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2016 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #1
June 12th, 2016
4.07 Corey Parson 
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #2
June 27th, 2016
3.10 Scout Fantasy - Armando Marsal - Age is concerning, but was still a top 10 PPR running back last season despite missing twelve games. I’m expecting him to be involved in the Jets passing game.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #3
August 10th, 2016
4.02 Fantasy Insiders - Davis Mattek - As the primary pass catching back and projecting for around 200 carries, Forte feels like very easy value as the 2nd running back in a 12 team league.
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