Matt Forte

Matt Forte

Height: 6' 2"Weight: 218 lbsAge: 32College: TulaneDrafted: #44 (2nd Rd. by Chicago)

Week 7 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #35
Projection 5.2 pts


Matt Forte rushes for 22 yards, grabs eight catches in loss

Matt Forte was busy on Sunday during the Jets’ Week 6 home loss, as he had eight catches for 59 yards, including a long reception of 15 yards. Forte also rushed for 22 yards on nine carries, with a long run of seven yards.

Fantasy Impact

Forte looks to be healthy, as he kept busy and stayed on the field for most of the game with the Jets playing from behind. At this point, it’s musical chairs with this Jets backfield in any given week. Assuming all backs are healthy, the pecking order seems to be a 50/50 split between Forte and Bilal Powell, with Elijah McGuire spelling the two. So you’ll have to play the matchups and take a “wait and see” approach on a weekly basis. The Jets play a division game on the road against the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.

Ray Paltooram3 days ago
Matt Forte expected to play Week 6

Matt Forte is expected to return from a toe injury and play for the New York Jets in their matchup against the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

With Forte expected to return and Bilal Powell out with a calf injury, he and Elijah McGuire are expected to split time in the backfield. While the New England Patriots have struggled defensively this season, Forte is still a fairly risky play given his health and the inconsistency of New York's offense.

Mike Maher3 days ago
Matt Forte INACTIVE Week 5

Matt Forte is inactive for a second straight week for the New York Jets, as he has been ruled out for their Week 5 matchup with the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Impact

For a second straight week, Forte is out with turf toe and knee injuries, meaning Bilal Powell will be the lead back for the New York Jets. Powell played well last week and could retain a larger share of the workload even when Forte returns if he can continue to produce.

Mike Maher1 week ago
Matt Forte ruled OUT for Sunday with turf toe

Matt Forte was ruled out by the New York Jets Friday for Sunday's matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars due to turf toe, according to Rich Cimini on Twitter.

Fantasy Impact

Forte was unlikely to play heading into Week 4, and the Jets went ahead and made it official on Friday. He could return as soon as Week 5, but for now, Bilal Powell will take over as the lead back for the Jets.

Mike Maher3 weeks ago
Matt Forte in danger of missing Week 4

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting New York Jets running back Matt Forte (toe) is "week-to-week" with a toe injury.

Fantasy Impact

Although the x-rays on Forte's toe came back negative, he is in danger of missing time. Rapoport is reporting that because Forte is considered "week-to-week," he'll "likely" sit out Sunday's matchup against Jacksonville. Bilal Powell is expected to lead the Jets' backfield while Forte is sidelined.