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Matt Forte Faceoff

Chris Feery and Dan Hindery offer differing views of Matt Forte

The staff members at Footballguys are full of opinions. In a Faceoff, we allow two members to voice their opinions on a specific player. One picked the high side, and the other took the low side.

High Side by Chris Feery

The New York Jets free agent signing of Matt Forte wasn't met with much fanfare by the fantasy community, and that has carried over into early drafts. He's currently hovering around the level of running back14 and going off the board in the late third to early fourth-round range. The reasons for the collective shrugs are fairly simple.

He's a 30-year-old back that the Bears decided to move on from. His average yards per carry have been underwhelming for the past two seasons, and certainly nowhere near the level it was in his terrific 2013 season. He's switching teams and preparing to fit into a new offense. That team has a sneaky pass catching threat out of the backfield named Bilal Powell, as well as a potential short yardage threat in the form of Khiry Robinson.


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