Matt Forte

Matt Forte

RB - NYJ
Height: 6' 2"Weight: 218 lbsAge: 32College: TulaneDrafted: #44 (2nd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
2nd easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #113
Best / Worst #64 / #186
ADP #115

Ownership

 
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44%
 
ESPN
100%
 
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Expert Note
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After posting terrific numbers as Forte's backup, Powell took over during Forte's injury and seems to have the job for himself at the moment. We all know not to count out Forte for stealing that job back however, so don't hesitate to draft him as a just in case.

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Matt Forte to be Jets' lead back?

New York Jets beat writer Connor Hughes believes running back Matt Forte will be the team's "offensive workhorse" in 2017.

Fantasy Impact

With the Jets heading into a rebuilding year in 2017 -- they moved on from a plethora of players over the age of 30 this offseason -- it comes to a surprise that Hughes believes Forte will lead their backfield. Throughout the offseason, most experts, including myself, think Bilal Powell will continue to lead the duo in touches and total yards as he had at the tail end of the 2016 campaign. From a fantasy football perspective, Powell has been the first Jets' rusher coming off the board in mock drafts, while Forte is going a handful of rounds later. However, even if Forte opens the upcoming season as the starter, I'd still expect Powell to supersede him sooner rather than later.

ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #40RB #25RB #5876
Dynasty ----
ConsensusESPNDWFantraxFFC
Overall#115#107#108#114#130
Running Backs#43#38#40#43#49
Projections
(2017)
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
149.66113.731.62581.41.7145.4
Statistics
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week21012.8
Last 3 Weeks1801.73.8
Season to Date58.10.53.111
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 15vs. MIA21012.8
Week 14@ SF8000.8
Week 13vs. IND25047.9
Week 12vs. NE27045
Strength of Schedule
(2017)
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OppSummary
Next Game@ BUF3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesOAK, MIA, JAC15th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)DEN, NO, LAC8th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--13th easiest remaining opponents