Matt Forte
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Matt Forte generated 36 yards in Saturday night's win over the Colts. He rushed eight times for 24 yards and added one catch for 12 yards in his preseason debut.

Fantasy Impact: It was a slow start for Forte, but the 12-yard catch came on an out route that he looked faster than ever and he added an 11-yard run. Forte will play more in the third preseason game next week in Cincinnati. Just having him in live action is important for the Bears and fantasy owners. It's obvious, that Forte is still very solid entering his age 29 season.

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Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 29th
Matt Forte is a complete back and should prove to be reliable in 2015. Expectations are over 1,000 yards and double digit TD's.
WalterFootball | Aug 28th
He won't hit 100 receptions again in his career, but he will continue to be a good receiver and see plenty of work in John Fox's system. If he can stay healthy there's no reason he won't get 300+ touches this year, which only five other running backs did last season including Forte.
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 28th
100+ catches not likely repeated with Trestman gone, but hopefully pass game remains a major factor for Forte because his run numbers took a big dip in '14 (3.9 YPC)
Breaking Football | Aug 28th
I love Forte's talent, but Trestman's killer offense is gone and dude isn't getting any younger. He's just on the outside of my top-10 at the moment.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 28th
This is probably my last year ranking Forte as an elite option. He turns 30-years old this December and is at 1,817 career carries and 443 career receptions. I am a little concerned about him this year in a new offense, but I think he still has one more great fantasy season in the tank.
Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 28th
Matt Forte is now 29 years old, turns 30 in December, and is in his final year of his contract. Look for him to play with extra incentive this season as he has expressed a desire for a contract extension, but it's hard to get overly excited about a running back nearing age 30. His 3.9 yards per carry and 64.9 yards per game last season can be blamed on a poor offensive line. Forte has been good for 1000+ rushing yards the past 3 seasons, so there is still tread on the tires. New head coach John Fox likes to run the ball, so if you play in a PPR league format, I would downgrade Forte below C.J. Anderson. Forte has also verbally commented this pre-season that catching 100+ balls is not his goal as a running back this season. As a Running Back, Matt Forte's 102 receptions in 2014 ranks him ahead of all WIDE RECEIVERS except for 3. The Chicago Bears ran the football only 35.3% last season, ranking them 2nd to last in 2014. Matt Forte had a huge fantasy season due to his pass catching ability with 102 receptions, which ranked him 4th overall compared to wide receivers! The big blow to Forte in 2015 is that he loses offensive coordinator Marc Trestman and gains Adam Gase. In 2014, Gase was the offensive coordinator in Denver where he ran the ball 41.5%. His RBs combined for only 68 receptions which is 34 less than Forte's total of 102. In 2013, Gase ran the ball 39.9%. I am downgrading Matt Forte in PPR league formats, and am neutral on standard league formats as the Chicago Bears offensive line ranked 5th overall last season in run blocking. His fantasy playoff schedule includes a tough matchup versus Washington in week 14, a favorable matchup at Minnesota in week 15, and a neutral matchup at Tampa Bay in week 16.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 27th
YPC saw a serious dip last season and you know he won't sniff the 100+ catches he had last year too. That said, he is till a skilled runner in a system without any real competition.
The NY Times | Aug 27th
YPC decline (3.9), age 30 season, and the loss of Marc Trestman all major concerns.
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 25th
Contract year back may see less touches with the Bears opting to go vertical more often
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 16th
Offensive architect Marc Trestman switched hats this offseason going from Chicago to Baltimore. What affiliated running back will churn out more fantasy production: The former, Matt Forte (10.1 ADP), or the current, Justin Forsett (21.5)? Fanalysts Brad Evans and Liz Loza disagree completely. Read. Ponder. And insult the loser in the comments section below.  [Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Si...
RotoBaller | Aug 14th
Matt Forte has had a pretty incredible fantasy run in his career. Forte has had at least 1400 yards from scrimmage every season. In particular, the last two seasons under Marc Trestman’s offense have been great for Forte. He has had a top four fantasy finish in each of those seasons while averaging 1889 yards from... Read More