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Matt Forte | Running Back | #22

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
College: Tulane
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (44) / CHI
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Matt Forte slumped to just 13 yards on six carries while contributing two catches for 21 yards on three targets Sunday in the Jets’ Week 14 loss to the Broncos.
Even against the Broncos' depleted front seven, Forte wasn’t able to gain much traction on Sunday. It didn’t help that Denver dominated time of possession, holding onto the ball for almost 38 of 60 minutes. It was a day to forget for the Jets, who were held to 100 yards of total offense including 59 rushing yards on 23 carries. Forte worked behind Bilal Powell on Sunday, seeing just eight touches to Powell’s 13. Hopefully you have better running back options than Forte next week against the Saints. Dec 10 - 8:36 PM

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Matt Forte (knee) is active for Week 14 against the Broncos.

So is Robby Anderson (hamstring). Forte will lead the Jets' backfield committee while Anderson is likely to do battle with Aqib Talib, who is back after serving a one-game suspension last week. OLB Freddie Bishop, LB Bruce Carter, CB Jeremy Clark, QB Christian Hackenberg, OL Jonotthan Harrison, OL Ben Ijalana and CB Derrick Jones round out the Jets' inactives for Week 14.
Dec 10 - 2:48 PM

Matt Forte (knee) is expected to play Week 14 against the Broncos.

Forte had a very limited week of practice, but that has become the norm for the veteran. He should be good for his normal allotment of snaps on Sunday. Averaging 15 touches a game over his last three, Forte will be a FLEX option in Denver.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 10 - 8:51 AM

Matt Forte (knee) is questionable for Week 14 against the Broncos.

Forte is always listed questionable but is expected to suit up against Denver at Mile High. In this three-back committee, Forte remains an RB2/3.
Dec 8 - 12:53 PM

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

Forte sat out Wednesday's session but was just getting a breather. Coming off a season-high 15 carries in last week's win over Kansas City, Forte will be in the RB2/3 conversation Sunday at Denver.
Dec 7 - 1:57 PM

Matt Forte (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Forte routinely sits out on Wednesday to rest his balky knee. He should be back out there Thursday and/or Friday and be an RB2 against the Broncos.
Dec 6 - 3:41 PM

Matt Forte delivered 58 yards on 15 carries while contributing three catches for 33 yards and a touchdown on three targets Sunday in the Jets’ Week 13 win over the Chiefs.

Forte impressed in the passing game, first delivering a 21-yard gain on a first-quarter screen pass (former teammate Darrelle Revis missed a tackle on the play) before finding the end zone on an 11-yard catch-and-run just before halftime. It’s debatable whether he made it into the end zone, though the play held up on review. Forte has been in and out of the lineup with various injuries this year but looked about as healthy as we’ve seen him on Sunday. He still faces workload concerns working in a three-man committee with Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire, but has done enough to at least warrant RB3 consideration heading into next week’s game at Denver.
Dec 3 - 5:59 PM

Matt Forte (knee) is active for Week 13 against the Chiefs.

Forte is good to go after getting in two limited practices this week. Per usual, he'll split backfield work with Bilal Powell and rookie Elijah McGuire. LB Freddie Bishop, CB Juston Burris, QB Christian Hackenberg, OL Jonotthan Harrison, OL Ben Ijalana, LB Darron Lee and CB Robert Nelson round out the Jets' inactives for Week 13. Lee appears to be a healthy scratch after not being on the injury report this week.
Dec 3 - 11:36 AM

Matt Forte (knee) is questionable for Week 13 against the Chiefs.

Forte returned to practice Thursday and should be all set for Sunday. Still sharing work with Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire, Forte's fantasy appeal remains limited, even in a good matchup with KC. Think of him as an RB3/4.
Dec 1 - 12:36 PM

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

Forte was ineffective in his return from a knee injury last week (26 yards on 10 carries in a loss to Carolina) but didn't suffer any setbacks. He should be fine to play Sunday against Kansas City, though he remains in a frustrating committee with Bilal Powell and rookie Elijah McGuire. Consider him a last-gasp RB3/4.
Nov 30 - 1:54 PM

Matt Forte (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Forte just returned from his knee injury last week, turning 10 carries into 26 yards against the Panthers. The Jets should just shut him down.
Nov 29 - 1:48 PM

Matt Forte managed 26 yards on 10 carries and was targeted once without a catch Sunday in the Jets’ Week 12 loss to the Panthers.

Coming off a multi-week knee injury, Forte looked noticeably rusty on Sunday, managing a long gain of just six yards. He and backfield-mate Bilal Powell saw 10 touches each while change-of-pace back Elijah McGuire turned six touches into 34 yards from scrimmage. Forte has mostly been a non-factor this year aide from a fluke two-touchdown game against Buffalo in Week 9. At best, he’ll be a back-end RB3 next week against Kansas City.
Nov 26 - 5:50 PM

Matt Forte (knee) is active for Week 12 against the Panthers.

This will be Forte's first game action since Week 9. He'll resume his role as the Jets' lead ball-carrier, though Bilal Powell should also be heavily involved. LB Freddie Bishop, LB Obum Gwacham, QB Christian Hackenberg, OL Jonotthan Harrison, OL Ben Ijalana, CB Derrick Jones and CB Robert Nelson round out the Jets' inactives for Week 12.
Nov 26 - 11:36 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed Matt Forte (questionable, knee) will be a game-time decision Week 12 against the Panthers.

Forte sat out the first two days of practice this week before getting in a limited session on Friday. That gives him a shot at playing, though the Jets will wait to see how he fares in warmups before determining his status. Likely to split carries with Bilal Powell, Forte wouldn't be more than an RB3 if he suits up, particularly in a difficult matchup against Carolina's Luke Kuechly-led run defense.
Nov 26 - 8:46 AM

Matt Forte (knee) is questionable for Week 12 against the Panthers.

He got in a limited practice Friday, and coach Todd Bowles said Forte will be a game-time decision. If he's active, neither Forte nor Bilal Powell will be anything more than RB3 options in a tough spot against Carolina's defense.
Nov 24 - 1:06 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Josh McCown
2Bryce Petty
3Christian Hackenberg
RB1Bilal Powell
2Matt Forte
3Elijah McGuire
GLB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Matt Forte
WR11Robby Anderson
2Jeremy Kerley
3Chad Hansen
WR21Jermaine Kearse
2ArDarius Stewart
3JoJo Natson Jr.
WR31Jeremy Kerley
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Eric Tomlinson
3Neal Sterling
LT1Kelvin Beachum
2Ben Ijalana
LG1James Carpenter
2Dakota Dozier
C1Wesley Johnson
2Jonotthan Harrison
RG1Brian Winters
2Dakota Dozier
RT1Brandon Shell
2Brent Qvale
K1Chandler Catanzaro