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RB Matt Forte - New York Jets

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

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Summary

Forte says the Jets view him as an every-down running back, and we agree. Yes, he's 30 and yes, he missed time due to injury, but he continues to perform at a high level and his yards per carry was 4.1 last season, an uptick from the 3.9 he had in 2014. The Jets won't throw to him quite as much as he is used to but the Jets ran the ball 386 times last season (compared to 362 passes) so he's still getting plenty of work. Bilal Powell could creep into his targets and carries a little, but we see him as continuing his trend of being a borderline top-shelf fantasy back this year. (May 20)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 14, 7, 9, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 19, 21, 30
Overall Redraft - 33, 18, 18, 23, 26, 30, 33, 33, 35, 39, 42, 42, 42, 45, 49, 50
RB Redraft PPR - 14, 7, 9, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 18, 24
Overall Redraft PPR - 36, 18, 18, 28, 33, 33, 35, 36, 38, 38, 40, 42, 45, 48, 50, 54
RB Dynasty - 30, 28, 39

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2013 CHI 16 288 1341 9 95 75 592 3 2
2014 CHI 16 266 1038 6 130 102 808 4 2
2015 CHI 13 218 898 4 58 44 389 3 1
2016 PROJ-Dodds 15 210 * * 44 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 15 200 * * 46 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 195 * * 53 * * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 16 224 * * 40 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 37
RB: 16
Overall-PPR: 39
RB-PPR: 15

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Latest News

Jets | Matt Forte may play Saturday (Wed Aug 24, 04:32 PM) - New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) hopefully will be able to play in the preseason game against the New York Giants Saturday, Aug. 27, as long as he does not suffer any setbacks, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

Our View: Due to this hamstring injury, we may see Forte in a limited role. When Week 1 rolls around, we'll be watching to see how the rotation goes between Forte and Bilal Powell. The Jets offense has the makings of a bit of a RBBC, but the exact split is not yet known.
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Jets | Matt Forte practices more (Mon Aug 22, 07:44 PM) - New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) increased his practice workload Monday, Aug. 22, and may play Saturday, Aug. 27, against the New York Giants.

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Jets | NYJ wants to see Matt Forte in action (Sun Aug 21, 08:32 PM) - New York Jets RB Matt Forte could 'get a few snaps in' during next week's preseason game against the New York Giants if head coach Todd Bowles gets his wish, according to SNY reporter Ralph Vacchiano.

Our View: Forte is being given veteran deference by the Jets coaching staff. He has looked good in his return to practice and should be slated to start against Cincinnati in Week 1 whether he plays in the preseason or not.
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Jets | Matt Forte not ruled out (Wed Aug 17, 04:43 PM) - New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) has a slim chance to play in the preseason game against the Washington Redskins Friday, Aug. 19, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

Our View: Bah, Forte is a seasoned pro and doesn't need much work in the preseason. We think he'll be held out of the second game with an eye on getting him some playing time in the third preseason contest.
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Jets | Matt Forte practicing Wednesday (Wed Aug 17, 03:14 PM) - New York Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) is participating in team drills during practice Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Our View: A good sign that Forte is on the right track. The Jets should use him as their leading rusher this year, but he will split some touches with backup Bilal Powell. We view him as a high-end RB2 in PPR leagues. Forte has a current ADP of RB16 (4.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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