Matt Forte 22 | Running Back

Chicago Bears

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Mon. Oct 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Forte recorded 109 total yards and posted a touchdown running and receiving Sunday against Miami. Impact: Forte is certainly putting up first-round fantasy pick numbers.(STATS, 11:04am)
Oct 19, 2014
News: Forte had 12 carries for 49 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as six catches on seven targets for 60 receiving yards and another score Sunday against the Dolphins. Impact: Forte continues to be the Bears' best offensive weapon, as he leads the team in carries, rushing yards and receptions. He has now scored four touchdowns in the last two games and he'll be heavily relied upon in Week 8 at New England, as the Bears face off against a Patriots defense ranked second in fewest-passing yards allowed per game, but 24th against the run.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Forte was not listed on the Bears' injury report Thursday. Impact: As was the case last week, Forte got the day off Wednesday before returning to a full practice Thursday. He should be at full strength for Sunday's tilt with Miami.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Oct 15, 2014
News: Forte (non-injury) didn't partake in Wednesday's practice, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports. Impact: As he did a week ago, Forte was held out of Wednesday's drills in order to receive a day off. The strategy is employed throughout the league as a means of limiting the the reps of workhorses between games (see: Marshawn Lynch). Forte himself experienced his most rigorous work of the season in Weeks 5 and 6, when he combined for 34 carries and 22 receptions (on 25 targets). Thus, rest is certainly an acceptable excuse to miss practice.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 13, 2014
News: Forte turned up the fantasy heat with a huge effort Sunday. Impact: Forte carried 17 times for 80 yards and two TDs and really hooked up his owners with 10 receptions for 77 yards. He has 22 receptions over consecutive games and is proving to be an elite RB1 option for owners.(STATS, 2:47pm)
Oct 12, 2014
News: Forte had 17 carries for 80 yards with two touchdowns and 10 receptions on 13 targets for 77 yards in Sunday's win at Atlanta. Impact: No matter the scoring system, Forte turned in his best fantasy performance to date Sunday. He's been a stud in PPR formats the last two weeks, catching a whopping 22 passes for 182 yards. There's no reason to think he can't carry this momentum into next week, when he'll face Miami at home.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 9, 2014
News: Forte wasn't listed on the Bears' injury report Thursday. Impact: With averages of 16.4 rushes and 7.2 receptions per game, Forte is a prime bet to profit from a Falcons defense that has given up an NFL-worst nine rushing touchdowns to running backs this season.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Oct 8, 2014
News: Forte (coach's decision) didn't practice Wednesday, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports. Impact: Forte received a season-high 29 touches in Week 5 -- 17 carries and 12 receptions -- intimating that the day off was merely for rest purposes. Expect him to return to practice in some capacity before the end of the week.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 6, 2014
News: Forte tallied 166 total yards from scrimmage on Sunday against the Panthers, including 105 yards receiving. Impact: Forte has strung together back-to-back solid fantasy outings after struggling the previous two weeks.(STATS, 06:53am)
Oct 5, 2014
News: Forte had 17 carries for 61 rushing yards and 12 catches on 12 targets for 105 receiving yards and a touchdown, but lost a costly fumble late in a 31-24 loss to the Panthers on Sunday. Impact: Forte's touchdown was his first of the season, and while the fumble hurt, he has now accumulated over 160 yards in each of the last two games. Backup Ka'Deem Carey had only two carries, further cementing Forte's status as the workhorse in Chicago. Up next is a Falcons defense that is ranked 30th in the NFL against the pass and allowed 124 rushing yards and a touchdown to the Giants in Week 5.(RotoWire, )
Matt Forte
2014 Season
CAR
111
YDS
448
AVG
4.0
TDS
3
Bio
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 218  Age: 28
Born: 12/10/1985, Lake Charles, Louisiana
College: Tulane
NFL Experience: 7th season
Drafted: 2008 - Rd 2
(44th overall by the Bears)
Salary: $5,950,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury