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RB Matt Forte - Chicago Bears

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

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Summary

Forte put up some ridiculous numbers in 2014, playing 92 percent of the offensive snaps while breaking records. He caught a personal best 102 passes last season for an offense that played close to the line of scrimmage. When the quarterback feels pressure, Forte is the go-to. At a time when a pass-friendly offense is all the rage, the Bears are one team that will be scaling back on throwing the football. New head coach John Fox wants to run the ball, and that's what Forte is paid to do. Jay Cutler is going to be asked to do less. Gone are the games when Forte runs the ball only eight times. His rushing attempt totals will be closer to 28 than eight. And he'll be running behind an improved offensive line. Free-agent signing Will Montgomery is now at center and left guard Matt Slauson is back healthy after missing the majority of the 2014 season due to injury. There is going to be plenty of opportunity for Forte. It's a safe bet to think he will continue to be one of the most productive dual-threat backs in the league (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 6, 2, 2, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10
Overall Redraft - 12, 3, 8, 10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 15, 15, 16, 17, 18, 25
RB Redraft PPR - 4, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8
Overall Redraft PPR - 10, 2, 5, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13, 15, 15, 15, 25
RB Dynasty - 9, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 13
Overall Dynasty - 32, 23, 26, 31, 32, 41, 46

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2012 CHI 15 248 1094 5 60 44 340 1
2013 CHI 16 288 1341 9 95 75 592 3 2
2014 CHI 16 266 1038 6 130 102 808 4 2
2015 PROJ-Dodds 16 250 * * 73 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 285 * * 48 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 250 * * 60 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 264 * * 98 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 10
RB: 5
Overall-PPR: 10
RB-PPR: 4

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Latest News

Bears | Matt Forte in last year of contract (Wed May 20, 12:15 PM) - Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte is entering the final year of his current contract, according to Spotrac.com. Forte turns 30 years old Dec. 10 and could struggle to find a full-time role in 2016 if he is unwilling to take a drastic pay cut from his current $9.2 million salary. Forte's receiving skills will endear him to a team, but he may be required to share carries.

Our View: Forte is going to once again have a large role for the Bears as their lead back. The Bears have improved their offensive line this offseason, and new head coach John Fox loves to run the ball. Forte is RB5 (1.07) in 12-team PPR leagues that are drafting now, and his ADP should stay the same as we get closer to the regular season.
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