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RB Matt Forte - Chicago Bears

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

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Summary

Forte exceeded every expectation possible last season, including his own. No matter what the situation, Forte continued to push on, and proved that he's still one of the most under-rated backs in the league. A repeat of last season seems unlikely, yet the table seems set for Forte to go it again. The threat that Michael Bush would steal goal line carries is now gone, and rookie Ka'Deem Carey certainly won't steal a ton of carries. The offense is a year older and a year more experienced under Marc Trestman. Everyone seems poised to take a step forward, including Forte. With no real competition behind him, if Forte stays healthy, he's going to have a great chance for a top five finish. (June 5)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6
Overall Redraft - 5, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 17
RB Redraft PPR - 4, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6
Overall Redraft PPR - 4, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 17
RB Dynasty - 8, 4, 6, 9, 10, 13
Overall Dynasty - 31, 13, 17, 33, 62

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2011 CHI 12 203 997 3 75 52 490 1
2012 CHI 15 248 1094 5 60 44 340 1
2013 CHI 16 288 1341 9 95 75 592 3 2
2014 PROJ-Dodds 16 270 * * 59 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 270 * * 70 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 275 * * 65 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 274 * * 63 * * *

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Average Draft Position

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

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2014 Schedule

1vs Buffalo Bills
2@ San Francisco 49ers
3@ New York Jets
4vs Green Bay Packers
5@ Carolina Panthers
6@ Atlanta Falcons
7vs Miami Dolphins
8@ New England Patriots
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Green Bay Packers
11vs Minnesota Vikings
12vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13@ Detroit Lions
14vs Dallas Cowboys
15vs New Orleans Saints
16vs Detroit Lions
17@ Minnesota Vikings