Matt Forte
Matt Forte

Matt Forte

New York Jets
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Mon, Jul 18th 8:39am EDT
Even at 29 years old, Matt Forte averaged 13.1 fantasy points per game in 2015, which would have been good for over 200 fantasy points if he had been healthy all season. 200 is the milestone for an elite running back. Now, he is in a better offense and shouldn't be splitting carries with a dynamic young talent like last season.
Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 21st
My 2016 Fantasy Football Bust of the year. He will be overdrafted in all fantasy league formats this season. I see this as a Running Back by committee (RBBC) situation. Bilal Powell is going to more involved in the passing game and Kiry Robinson may vulture goal line carries. Add his current hamstring issue in the mix and It all adds up to bust for Matt Forte.
WalterFootball | Aug 19th
Forte looked good in 2015, and I could easily see him having another good fantasy year at 30 years old with his new team, the New York Jets. Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey had a great 2015, turning Ryan Fitzpatrick into a competent quarterback. Gailey's offense should easily incorporate Forte's skill set, which includes receiving ability. Last season, the Jets ranked 10th in the league with 125 targets for running backs, and that was with stone-hands Chris Ivory as the lead back. I expect Forte to put up good all-around numbers in 2016, but those will be hedged by Bilal Powell and Khiry Robinson. Forte's value is much higher in PPR leagues
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 10th
Powell will be more involved than he should be to open the season but the Jets will quickly learn they need to ride the superior Forte to compete for a playoff spot
The NY Times | Aug 10th
Splitting touches evenly with Powell at camp a strong indication of an RBBC in New York Green.
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 6th
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Breaking Football | Jul 28th
I still love Forte's speed and versatility, but a new team and role make him just a top 15 consideration for me
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jul 28th
Despite missing 3 games, Forte still had 1,287 yards from scrimmage and scored seven touchdowns. He will be a New York Jet, turns 30-years old and has over 2,000 career carries, but he has also been healthy most of his career. I am not crazy about his age and wear and tear and he is likely to be stuck in a RBBC.
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 21st
Seemingly landed in a nice spot as the head of the Jets backfield, but the team also loves backup Bilal Powell, and this could likely be a smaller platoon advantage for old man Forte than initially expected