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RB Matt Forte - Chicago Bears

6-1, 217Born: 12-10-1985College: TulaneDrafted: Round 2

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Week 3: at New York Jets

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs BUF 17 82 0 9 8 87 0 0
2 at SF 12 21 0 8 5 15 0 0
3 at NYJ PROJ-Tremblay 20 * * 6 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs BUF (17 / 82 / 0 rush, 9 / 8 / 87 / 0 rec)

Forte arguably was the best played on the field for the Bears. He carried the ball 17 times for 82 yards and caught eight passes on nine targets for 87 yards -- for a total of 169 yards. Last season, Forte found the most success rushing behind the left side. Against the Bills, though, Forte was finding more light on the right side, so the offense adjusted. And it worked. Forte's role in the passing game worked, too, as he received nine targets on 42 routes ran (1 out of every 4). That mentality will garner you a boatload of points in a PPR league. Head coach Marc Trestman still plans to use Forte in just about any and every situation; we saw that Sunday. Of the Bears' 74 offensive snaps, Forte was on the field for 70 of them, leaving four to Ka'Deem Carey. Trestman is going to put Forte in positions to succeed, so he should be a must-start running back every week as long as he's still motoring. Forte's ability to be productive on all four downs is what makes him one of the best backs in the league. While he wasn't able to find his way into the end zone, don't worry, he'll get there.

2014 Week 2 vs SF (12 / 21 / 0 rush, 8 / 5 / 15 / 0 rec)

One way to describe Forte's performance on Sunday night is "ugly." It was ugly from the start. The Bears' bell cow back couldn't move the ball to save his life, it seemed. Forte accrued eight yards on eight carries in the first half, but the Bears needed more given the health of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. It wasn't that Forte suddenly had lost a step; the lack of production had to do with the 49ers' decision to sit on the run game, because Marshall and Jeffery both were battling lower-half injuries. The Bears eventually scraped the run in the second half, with Forte only carrying the ball four times for 11 yards, which obviously is an improvement, albeit a very, very small one. Despite having a very forgettable night on the ground, Forte still was a formidable target in the passing game, with five receptions for 15 yards on eight targets. You should forget about Forte's lackluster performance against the 49ers, because once the Bears' receivers are back healthy, the rusher won't be seeing eight-man fronts.


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