Matt Forte
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By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 12:20am EDT

In the third preseason game against Seattle, Matt Forte only had 3 carries and was only on the field for two drives. The RB didn't have a target but did rush for 17 yards on his limited carries.

Fantasy Impact: Nothing to worry about. As with most top RBs, the Bears thought it it was better to rest Forte than expose him to any unnecessary pounding. Also with the No.2 job in Chicago unsettled, the Bears decided to give rookie Ka'Deem Carey more carries with the first team offense. Forte is an elite RB and worth at least a top 4 pick in standard leagues and top 3 in PPR.

By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Thu, Aug 14th 9:25pm EDT

On the ground, Forte couldn't find any room taking 4 carries for -2 yards. On the plus side, the RB did bring in 3 catches on 3 targets for 22 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Forte showed off why he is a consensus top 5 overall pick in 2014. Even on a night where he didn't produce on the ground, the Tulane product added some nice yards in the air. After finishing #3 in total yards in 2013, expect Forte to do more of the same this year and be a great choice at his current #4 ADP.

Yahoo! Sports | Aug 28th
Trestman's system amped up his aerial #'s (75 rec), afforded him plenty of running room (4.6 ypc)
The New York Times | Aug 28th
2013's career year proves that Forte is the perfect RB for Trestman's offense.
Breaking Football | Aug 27th
Forte is a freak in Marc Trestman's system and he doesn't have much competition behind him. He also has pretty much zero competition.
The Football Girl | Aug 27th
Should continue to catch a ton of passes in Marc Trestman's offense.
The Fake Football | Aug 26th
Forte ended the 2013 season as the third best fantasy running back in non-PPR leagues so he's not just useful for his many receptions. He gets it all done. This second tier is still good enough for me to take him in non-PPR/3 WR leagues over the WRs.
ESPN | Aug 26th
Nate Ravitz and Matthew Berry discuss if Matt Forte should be in consideration for the number 1 pick, if Matthew Stafford is a top 5 QB, can Randall C...
Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 25th
Finished 2nd in rushing yards with 1,339. Only 5 fantasy points in week 16, but 33 points in week 17. Prior to 2013, Forte averaged 71 passing targets, but last season he had 95 targets. Goal line vulture, Michael Bush, was released during the off season which should benefit Forte.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 25th
Incredible 2014 season with Michael Bush left on sidelines last year. Forte is extremely dependable and extremely tough. Solid target in 2014 drafts. The new coaching staff will be more committed to the run in 2014.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 25th
Forte exceeded my expectations this year. He does not turn 29 years old until December and has only 1,533 career carries. With the Bears offense on the upswing, I think Forte is destined to finish in the Top 5 again in 2014.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 25th
Forte is still under appreciated in my eyes. He's a fantasy stud, especially in PPR leagues and showed everyone in 2013 that he was perfect for head coach Trestman's offense.
Legion Report | Aug 25th
Forte ranked 2nd in RB’s (Behind LeSean McCoy) in total touches last year at 363 total all purpose touches. Forte caught 75 passes, which is more receptions than Victor Cruz, Keenan Allen, Wes Welker and Torrey Smith to name a few. Forte will rack up Fantasy Points in Marc Trestman’s powerful offense and will remain a Top 3 PPR Monster. The Chicago Bears look to capitalize off of their 4 PrimeTime Games, a Thanksgiving Game and their favorable strength of schedule in 2014.
Fantasy Football Starters | Aug 23rd
We worry about him breaking down, but not enough to bump him out of the top 5-7 range (in all formats, especially PPR).
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 23rd
Matt Forte now has a competent backup in feature back of the future Ka’Deem Carey but will still have enough touches for a top tive fantasy finish. Forte is ranked ahead of Lacy due to the extra yardage he will gain through the air.
The Fantasy Fix | Aug 20th
There’s been so much discussion around early round draft strategies this season, perhaps more so than ever. Due to the ever increasing running back by committee approach and the lack of production from running backs that were perceived to be elite last season, wide receivers are all the rage. With the way officials are calling […]
Fantasy Couch | Aug 19th
very well-rounded RB
Breaking Football | Aug 11th
The first three players off the board in almost all fantasy football drafts this year will will be, in no particular order, Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, and Jamaal Charles. But you have the fourth pick. Who do you take? You could go quarterback. Peyton Manning vs. Aaron Rodgers is a reasonable debate to have. You could go wide receiver where you’d face the question: Calvin Johnson or Demar...
Breaking Football | Jul 24th
There is a lot of hype for the upcoming season surrounding the Chicago Bears. After a disappointing 8-8 campaign last year, the Bears showed hope and promise under their rookie head coach Marc Trestman and the brightest spot had to be how running back Matt Forte flourished in this offense. Forte is a very versatile and dynamic player. I wouldn’t say he’s “great” at any aspe...