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Matt Forte | Running Back | #22

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
College: Tulane
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (44) / CHI
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Matt Forte played 44-of-76 offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
He played 58 percent of the Jets' snaps compared to only 33 percent for sixth-round rookie Elijah McGuire (25 snaps) and 11 percent for Travaris Cadet (eight snaps). McGuire saw 10 carries to Forte's nine, though Forte drew eight targets in the passing game while McGuire didn't see any. Obviously Forte wasn't limited at all in his return from turf toe, though his workload will obviously take a hit once Bilal Powell returns from a strained calf. Oct 16 - 9:09 AM

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Matt Forte rushed nine times for 22 yards while securing eight catches for 59 yards on eight targets Sunday in the Jets’ Week 6 loss to the Patriots.

Forte spent much of the afternoon running into brick walls in his return from turf toe, but was obviously very effective in the passing game. He out-touched rookie Elijah McGuire by a convincing 17-10 margin. Bilal Powell (calf) could return after the bye week, which would further muddy the waters in New York’s backfield by committee. It’s anyone’s guess how he’ll be used next week against Miami, though Forte should at least be the favorite for passing-down work.
Oct 15 - 6:01 PM

Matt Forte (toe) will play Week 6 against the Patriots.

Bilal Powell (calf) missed practice again Friday and is officially listed as questionable. We highly doubt he plays, meaning it'll likely be Forte and Elijah McGuire in a plus matchup against the Patriots' lackluster defense. McGuire looks like an upside play, and Forte an RB3.
Oct 13 - 12:46 PM

Matt Forte (toe) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

He looks on track to return, which is good news for a Jets backfield which will almost certainly be without Bilal Powell (calf) this week. Forte and Elijah McGuire should split the work against the Patriots.
Oct 12 - 11:39 AM

Matt Forte (toe) returned to practice Wednesday.

He was officially limited, but it's a step in the right direction. With Bilal Powell (calf) not practicing Wednesday, it could be Forte back in the lead role if he avoids setbacks. Elijah McGuire is also a fantasy asset for Week 6.
Oct 11 - 3:42 PM

Jets declared RB Matt Forte, QB Christian Hackenberg, CB Darryl Roberts, CB Justin Burris, LB Obum Gwacham and DE Kony Ealy inactive for Week 5 against the Browns.

Forte is still dealing with a turf toe injury that didn’t allow him to practice all week. This is good news for the prospects of Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire. five games in which Matt Forte has played fewer than 20 percent of the snaps or missed outright, Powell has averaged 25.6 touches for 148.4 yards from scrimmage while McGuire turned 12 touches into 131 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown last weekend. Powell should be treated as a fringe-RB1 option and McGuire a flex play.
Oct 8 - 11:43 AM

Matt Forte (toe) is out for Week 5 against the Browns.

Bilal Powell should handle upwards of 20 touches as the focal point of the offense, while rookie Elijah McGuire mixes in for 8-12 behind him. Powell is a locked-in RB2 based on volume, and McGuire is on the RB3/FLEX map.
Oct 6 - 12:41 PM

Matt Forte (toe) did not practice Thursday.

Barring a surprise, Forte is going to sit out this week. Bilal Powell will once again be in the RB2 mix while Elijah McGuire is an upside FLEX play against the Browns.
Oct 5 - 11:34 AM

Matt Forte (knee, toe) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

It's good news for Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire owners, as both should handle the load again in Cleveland with Forte out. The Browns have been great against the run, but both Powell and McGuire are RB2/3 plays, respectively.
Oct 4 - 1:22 PM

Matt Forte (toe) is out for Week 4 against the Jaguars.

Forte has turf toe and is week to week. Bilal Powell is expected to get the start, but both Elijah McGuire and Travaris Cadet could also see snaps.
Sep 29 - 12:38 PM

Matt Forte (toe) is not practicing Thursday.

Forte has yet to be ruled out, but it is highly unlikely he suits up this week. Bilal Powell should handle the majority of the work with Forte sidelined, but Elijah McGuire will have a role as well.
Sep 28 - 11:34 AM

Matt Forte is dealing with a case of turf toe.

The injury is to his left big toe. Forte said it's not as severe as the turf toe he suffered as a rookie in 2008, though he cautioned that it still "takes time" to recover. With Forte a long shot for Week 4, expect Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire to split up the rushing work Sunday against Jacksonville.
Sep 27 - 5:21 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Matt Forte (toe) is considered week to week and is expected to miss Week 4 against the Jaguars.

X-rays were negative on Forte's toe but he's likely dealing with a sprain. The Jets will roll with Bilal Powell, Elijah McGuire, and newcomer Travaris Cadet this week. Powell has some RB3 appeal, but the matchup is brutal and McGuire has been eating into this backfield.
Sep 27 - 10:41 AM

X-rays came back negative on Matt Forte's toe injury.

It doesn't mean he's out of the woods, but it does sound like a day-to-day injury. Forte never returned to Sunday's win over the Dolphins after rushing eight times for 25 yards. We'll have another update on him by Wednesday.
Sep 25 - 3:55 PM

Matt Forte rushed eight times for 25 yards against the Dolphins in Week 3.

He did not return to this game due to a toe injury in the second half. Forte was on the sidelines and seemed to be in good spirits, so perhaps he would've returned had the game been closer. When asked about the three-back committee this week, Forte mentioned it could help him stay fresh this season. Regardless, he'll be a very unreliable player to start in fantasy in this committee approach.
Sep 24 - 4:55 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Josh McCown
2Bryce Petty
3Christian Hackenberg
RB1Bilal Powell
2Matt Forte
3Elijah McGuire
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Matt Forte
WR11Robby Anderson
2Jeremy Kerley
3Chad Hansen
4Jalin Marshall
WR21Jermaine Kearse
2ArDarius Stewart
3Charone Peake
WR31Jeremy Kerley
TE1Eric Tomlinson
2Austin Seferian-Jenkins
3Jordan Leggett
LT1Kelvin Beachum
LG1James Carpenter
2Dakota Dozier
C1Wesley Johnson
2Jonotthan Harrison
RG1Brian Winters
2Brent Qvale
RT1Ben Ijalana
2Brandon Shell
K1Chandler Catanzaro