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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 - 7, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 12
Overall Redraft - 13, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 19, 23
RB Redraft PPR - 5, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10
Overall Redraft PPR - 11, 2, 5, 7, 7, 8, 11, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13, 13, 13, 15, 16, 16, 16, 17, 23
RB Dynasty - 10, 7, 9, 10, 13, 13, 13, 16
Overall Dynasty - 36, 26, 35, 42, 44, 48

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 15 250 * * 65 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 275 * * 45 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 250 * * 50 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 244 * * 94 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 12
RB: 7
Overall-PPR: 12
RB-PPR: 6

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Latest News

Bears | Matt Forte adds muscle (Thu Jul 16, 12:15 PM) - Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte has bulked up this offseason in order to prepare for a heavy workload this season. Forte received a lot of work in the running and passing game last season.

Our View: Forte is unlikely to catch as many passes as he did last year, but he's still going to be a cornerstone for the franchise. Under offensive coordinator Adam Gase, we should see Forte get plenty of work on the ground. He's currently coming off the board near the end of the first round in fantasy drafts.
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