RB - FA
Week 3 Outlook
WGN's Larry Hawley is reporting that Matt Forte will sign a one-day contract to retire with the Chicago Bears.
Knowing that Forte's heart and soul of his career came while in Chicago, this comes as no surprise. An incredibly talented running back who racked up nearly 10,000 rushing yards and 5,000 receiving yards over his career, you have to wonder if Forte will one day enter the hall of fame. If availability factors into their decision, Forte played 146 of a possible 160 games during his NFL career, which is unheard of at the running back position. Fantasy footballers will miss his year-in, year-out reliability.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting New York Jets RB Matt Forte has announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.
Forte, 32, is retiring from the NFL after 10 seasons in the league. One of the best dual-threat running backs in the history of the game, Forte will walk away 33rd on the all-time rushing list with 9,796 yards. Since Forte wasn't expected to return to the Jets in 2018, this move isn't an impactful one for the team. With Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire remaining as New York's only reliable rushers, expect the Jets to address the running back position in free agency.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the New York Jets have paced RB Matt Forte (knee) on the injured reserve list.
Forte will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots as he was placed on IR with a knee injury. Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire will handle the RB duties in his absence.
New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) told the press he plans on playing in 2018.
Forte, who told the press he's been "playing on one leg" due to a knee injury since Week 10, is suggesting he will return for his 11th season in 2018. Currently under contract until 2018, expect Forte to be a part of the Jets' backfield in some capacity next season.
Matt Forte had a disappointing game on Sunday, as he rushed for just 19 yards on eight carries, with his longest run of the day going for nine yards. Forte also had one catch for seven yards, and also lost a fumble.
Forte was not a recommended start for fantasy championship weekend, so chances are that he was not in many lineups this week. Also, he should’ve been kept out of DFS lineups everywhere. If you happen to have a fantasy-relevant game in a Week 17, look elsewhere and do not play Forte in any format.