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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 underwent arthroscopic knee surgery for his torn meniscus last Friday.
It's a minor operation. It's unclear if Forte will also require shoulder surgery. Now 31, Forte averaged 3.72 yards per carry in his first season as a Jet, his lowest mark since 2009. He's signed for $4 million in 2017. The Jets could seek an adjustment, but Forte will likely remain in New York. Jan 2 - 1:18 PM

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Jets placed Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) on injured reserve, ending his season.

He was already ruled out for Sunday's finale against Buffalo, so all this does is give the Jets an opportunity to switch Forte out for a healthy body. His roster spot will be absorbed by practice-squad CB Bryson Keeton. Forte rushed for 813 yards and seven touchdowns on 218 carries this season.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 04:22:00 PM

Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) is out for Week 17 against the Bills.

Bilal Powell drew the questionable tag and should be able to play as the lead back. Forte's first season with the Jets ends with career-lows across the board. He rushed for 813 yards and seven touchdowns, while averaging 3.7 YPC. Forte added 30 catches for 263 yards and an additional score.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 12:54:00 PM

Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) did not practice Thursday.

Forte looks highly unlikely to play and could land on injured reserve when the Jets add another back later in the week. With Bilal Powell (knee) also looking unlikely to play, the Jets may have to turn to undrafted rookies Brandon Wilds and Brandon Burks for the season finale.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:16:00 AM

Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

Forte sat out Week 16 and could do so again with nothing left to play for in 2016. With Bilal Powell also sidelined Wednesday, that leaves Brandon Wilds and Brandon Burks as the only healthy backs on the roster.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 03:48:00 PM

Matt Forte (shoulder, knee) did not practice Tuesday.

Forte has not played since Week 15 and is now dealing with a shoulder issue in addition to his torn meniscus. It would not be surprising if he landed on injured reserve later this week.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:58:00 PM

Jets declared RB Matt Forte, DT Brandin Bryant, OT Donald Hawkins, QB Christian Hackenberg, WR Jalin Marshall, LB Lorenzo Mauldin and DT Steve McLendon inactive for Week 16 against the Patriots.

It's Forte's first absence of the year. With two games left in the Jets' lost season, we wouldn't expect to see Forte next week either. Bilal Powell should see a monster workload with Forte sidelined. He'll be backed up by Khiry Robinson, who is active for the first time this year. Brandon Marshall (shoulder, back) and Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) will also be in uniform on Saturday.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Bilal Powell is excellent in the passing game, which he demonstrated last week when he caught 11-of-12 targets for 78 yards. With the Jets entering the game as 17-point underdogs, he’s an awesome option in full PPR formats. New England ranks 22nd against receiving running backs and they've allowed the second-most passes to the position (8.2), according to Football Outsiders.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 11:44:00 AM

Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) is doubtful for Week 16 against the Patriots.

Forte inexplicably suited up last week despite a torn meniscus. The Jets aren't going to make the same mistake this time around. That means Bilal Powell will handle the rock Saturday at Foxboro. Powell has averaged over 30 touches in his last two outings and should be in the RB1 mix. With nothing left to play for, it's doubtful we'll see Forte again this season.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 02:14:00 PM

Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Coach Todd Bowles said Forte could play this week even if he doesn't practice. There's no logical explanation for why the Jets would allow Forte, who is dealing with nerve damage in his shoulder and a torn meniscus, to play in a meaningless game against New England. Even if Forte does get the nod, he'll likely take a a backseat to Bilal Powell, who has averaged 170.5 yards from scrimmage over the last two weeks.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 01:09:00 PM

Matt Forte referred to his shoulder injury as a "nerve issue" and is not sure if he'll play in Week 16 against the Patriots.

Dealing with a torn meniscus in his knee and now possible nerve damage in his shoulder, Forte simply doesn't need to be out there in two meaningless games at age 31. Forte said Wednesday that he won't play "if I can't protect myself." We would be shocked if Forte played, although it was surprising he played in last week's loss to Miami. Either way, Bilal Powell will be featured.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 09:07:00 PM

Coach Todd Bowles said Matt Forte injured his shoulder in the Week 15 loss to the Dolphins and is uncertain for this week against the Patriots.

If Forte sits, Bilal Powell would be a locked-in RB2, even in a difficult run-game spot against the Patriots. He would also handle all pass-game work, significantly raising his floor. There's no reason for Forte to play Sunday.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 01:43:00 PM

Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

Forte played through his knee issue last Saturday night, but only carried the ball four times for 21 yards with one catch for seven yards. Forte isn't a fantasy option Week 16 against New England.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 01:30:00 PM

Matt Forte had four carries for 21 yards in Week 15 against Miami.

He added one catch for seven yards. Forte saw only 13 snaps. It's not clear why he was even active. Playing injured in a lost season, Forte's role is up in the air going forward.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 11:48:00 PM

Matt Forte (knee) is active for Saturday night's game against Miami.

Forte aggravated a torn meniscus he's been dealing with last week, but is going to play through it. Bilal Powell is expected to play a bigger role, putting his workload up in the air. Forte's presence makes Powell no more than a FLEX play. The Jets inactives are QB Christian Hackenberg, RB Khiry Robinson, WR Jalin Marshall, CB Buster Skrine, LB Mike Catapano, and DL Steve McLendon.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 06:58:00 PM

Matt Forte (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 15 against the Dolphins after participating in Friday's walkthrough on a "limited" basis.

The Jets are really going to take him down to a game-time decision. Forte couldn't play last week after three carries while experiencing "cracking and popping" in his torn-up knee. Forte's return would create doubt in Bilal Powell as an RB2/flex play, although we would still consider Powell the favorite to lead Gang Green in touches with Forte trying to come back on a short week.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 02:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Bryce Petty
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Christian Hackenberg
RB1Bilal Powell
2Brandon Wilds
3Brandon Burks
GLB1Bilal Powell
2Brandon Wilds
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Brandon Wilds
FB1Julian Howsare
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Robby Anderson
3Charone Peake
WR21Quincy Enunwa
2Jalin Marshall
3Devin Smith
WR31Robby Anderson
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Brandon Bostick
3Eric Tomlinson
LT1Brandon Shell
LG1James Carpenter
C1Wesley Johnson
RG1Craig Watts
2Dakota Dozier
RT1Brent Qvale
2Ben Ijalana
K1Nick Folk
2Ross Martin