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RB Matt Forte - New York Jets

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

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Summary

Matt Forte was supposed to be an upgrade over Chris Ivory, but instead he ran for less yards (813 compared to Ivory's 1070), barely topped him in receiving yards (263 compared to 217) and played one less game. In fact, it was his worst year of production for his career in nearly every statistical category. So things, clearly didn't go the way the Jets or Forte had hoped they would. Will that change this year? It's hard to see room for improvement, as Bilal Powell looked good enough to take on a larger share of the lead role. Powell had a higher yards per carry average, ran for more yards, was targeted on more passes and had more receptions than Forte did, which was not expected. All this points to the fact that Forte's best days are clearly in the past, and that makes him unreliable on a week to week basis. He also hasn't played a complete season since 2014, which will only make it harder for him to produce consistently. (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 31, 20, 24, 25, 25, 26, 27, 27, 28, 28, 28, 30, 33, 34, 34, 34, 37, 38, 40, 41, 50, 51
Overall Redraft - 88, 48, 58
RB Redraft PPR - 32, 20, 25, 25, 27, 27, 27, 28, 29, 29, 29, 29, 30, 31, 31, 34, 37, 38, 40, 41, 41, 50, 58
Overall Redraft PPR - 103, 58
RB Dynasty - 56, 44, 51, 61, 61, 64

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 CHI 16 266 1038 6 130 102 808 4 2
2015 CHI 13 218 898 4 58 44 389 3 1
2016 NYJ 14 218 813 7 43 30 263 1 1
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 171 * * 33 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 14 150 * * 35 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 180 * * 40 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 157 * * 33 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 101
RB: 37
Overall-PPR: 113
RB-PPR: 41

New York Jets Team Links

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Latest News

Jets | Matt Forte to be workhorse? (Fri Jun 23, 10:38 AM) - New York Jets RB Matt Forte will be the offensive workhorse this season, in the opinion of NJ Advance Media's Connor Hughes.

Our View: This is a conflicting report as to what most expected with the rebuilding Jets in 2017. Bilal Powell was thought to be the primary back with Forte playing the complementary role. Forte has a current ADP of RB43 (9.08) while Powell is at RB27 (6.03) in 12-team PPR leagues. Watch this battle closely in training camp to see how it unfolds.
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2017 Schedule

1@ Buffalo Bills
2@ Oakland Raiders
3vs Miami Dolphins
4vs Jacksonville Jaguars
5@ Cleveland Browns
6vs New England Patriots
7@ Miami Dolphins
8vs Atlanta Falcons
9vs Buffalo Bills
10@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12vs Carolina Panthers
13vs Kansas City Chiefs
14@ Denver Broncos
15@ New Orleans Saints
16vs Los Angeles Chargers
17@ New England Patriots