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Matt Forte | Running Back | #22

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
College: Tulane
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (44) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Forte rushed 30 times for 101 yards and a touchdown and caught 4-of-4 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 7 win over the Ravens.
Forte was widely written off during a month-long slump, but he resumed workhorse usage with Bilal Powell (4 touches) taking a clear backseat. Although Forte's yards-per-carry average was diminished by a number of short-yardage failures near the goal line, he gashed the normally run-tough Ravens defense between the twenties and looked spry, even with C Nick Mangold (ankle) hurting. Forte will be a borderline RB1 play when the Jets visit Cleveland next. Oct 23 - 4:01 PM

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Matt Forte (knee) returned to a full practice on Thursday.

It puts him on track to play Sunday against Baltimore, not that there was ever much doubt. Coming off a season-low nine carries in Week 6, Forte has slipped to the back end of the RB2 spectrum.
Oct 20 - 6:46 PM

Matt Forte (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

The Jets are just limiting the veteran's practice reps. Forte got off to a booming start this year but has slumped over his last few games while losing work to Bilal Powell. He's quickly falling off the RB2 radar.
Oct 19 - 5:48 PM

Matt Forte played 21-of-54 snaps (39%) Week 6 against the Cardinals.

Bilal Powell saw 39 snaps (72%) in a game the Jets were losing much of the night. Powell has now out-snapped Forte two of the last three games, and he has 27 targets the last four games to just 12 for Forte. Forte is still the back to own with the game scripts likely to improve in the next several weeks, but Powell has established himself as the passing-down back.
Oct 18 - 10:10 AM

Matt Forte rushed nine times for 19 yards in the Jets' Week 6 loss to the Cardinals.

He caught just 1-of-3 targets for three yards. Forte has been dragging along ever since scoring three touchdowns on 30-plus carries in Week 2. It's possible the early-year workload wore him out, though the matchups haven't been easy, either. He's also losing a ton of pass-game and catch-up mode work to Bilal Powell. And with the Jets getting destroyed on a weekly basis, Forte has rarely played in the fourth quarters. He'll be an RB2/flex Week 7 vs. Baltimore.
Oct 17 - 11:41 PM

Matt Forte (knee) is practicing in full for Week 6.

Forte is ahead of where he was last week. With his passing-game involvement continuing to shrink, Forte is settling in as a low-end RB2 for New York's out-of-sync offense.
Oct 13 - 5:11 PM

Matt Forte rushed 12 times for 53 yards in the Jets' Week 5 loss to the Steelers, adding two receptions for seven additional yards.

For the third straight week, Forte caught two passes as Bilal Powell nabbed six. Forte's scaled back passing role has dramatically lowered both his floor and ceiling. He has 167 total yards in three games since rolling up 264 between Weeks 1 and 2. All three of Forte's scores came back in Week 2. He's settling in as a mid-range RB2 as the leader of New York's committee. He has a poor Week 6 matchup as the Jets head on the road to Arizona.
Oct 9 - 4:59 PM

Matt Forte (knee, ribs) was upgraded to "full" Thursday.

Forte is banged up, but not injured. He'll be an RB2 against the Steelers. Despite what the coaches have said, New York will have to cut back on his workload at some point if they want their aging veteran to last the season. Given that and the anticipated game flow against the Steelers – the Jets are 7.5-point road dogs expected to throw a lot while playing catch-up -- Bilal Powell may be the sleeper of the week. There hasn’t been too much buzz surrounding Forte’s backup, but he leads all running backs in red zone targets with 6 and is ninth in the entire NFL. He’s had exactly six receptions and at least 70 total yards in each of the last two games and actually out-snapped Forte last week 37 to 34. Pittsburgh has allowed 8.7 catches and 73.6 yards per game to opposing running backs. Powell is a high risk/high reward play with touchdown upside that very few people will be on this week.
Oct 6 - 5:34 PM

Matt Forte underwent X-rays on his ribs following Sunday's loss, but they came back negative.

Forte has been getting in limited practices, but he should be ready to go against the Steelers. Playing through knee and rib issues as his passing-game involvement dips, Forte is a mere low-end RB2 for the time being.
Oct 6 - 2:09 PM

Matt Forte (knee/ribs) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Forte was carted off at the end of last week's game. He's been dealing with the knee injury for the last two weeks, but the rib issue is new. The limited practice puts Forte on track for Week 5. He'll be an RB2 against the Steelers.
Oct 5 - 4:20 PM

Matt Forte rushed 14 times for just 27 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 16 yards in the Jets' Week 4 loss to the Seahawks.

Forte reportedly was on a cart headed for the Jets' X-rays room after the game, but nothing else is known at this point. After a monster Week 2 that saw Forte carry the ball 30 times for 100 yards and three scores, Forte has been sluggish the past two games. He has just 92 yards on his past 29 carries and isn't being involved much in the pass game. Bilal Powell ran circles around Forte on Sunday, totaling 80 yards on 10 touches. This may become even more of a timeshare next week when the Jets travel to Pittsburgh. Forte will remain an RB2.
Oct 2 - 5:40 PM

Matt Forte is not on the Jets' Week 4 injury report.

He practiced fully Thursday and Friday and will start versus Seattle.
Sep 30 - 4:27 PM

Matt Forte (knee) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

The Jets were just managing Forte's reps on Wednesday. He'll be good to go as an RB2 against the Seahawks' typically elite defense.
Sep 29 - 6:25 PM

Matt Forte (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Forte simply needs some R&R. He'll be ready for Sunday against Seattle.
Sep 28 - 3:29 PM

Matt Forte rushed 15 times for 65 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for -1 yard Week 3 against the Chiefs.

Forte again looked good, getting everything that was blocked and creating yards on his own with great moves in the backfield. Unfortunately, the offense struggled to get anything going all game, and OC Chan Gailey apparently forgot Forte existed when the team was in the red zone. Gailey did, on the other hand, allow Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw three end-zone interceptions. Things will not get any easier against the Seahawks next week, but Forte’s workload keeps him in the RB1 conversation.
Sep 25 - 7:39 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Bryce Petty
4Christian Hackenberg
RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3Troymaine Pope
GLB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Matt Forte
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Robby Anderson
3Charone Peake
WR21Quincy Enunwa
2Jalin Marshall
3Devin Smith
WR31Robby Anderson
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Kellen Davis
3Brandon Bostick
4Braedon Bowman
LT1Ryan Clady
2Brandon Shell
LG1James Carpenter
C1Nick Mangold
2Wesley Johnson
RG1Brian Winters
2Dakota Dozier
RT1Brent Qvale
2Ben Ijalana
3Breno Giacomini
K1Nick Folk