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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
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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

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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

Jets coach Todd Bowles said he is not concerned about Matt Forte's early-season workload.

Forte is on pace for 472 touches, but neither OC Chan Gailey nor Bowles seems to care. "I like to see us successful," Bowles said. "If we can ride somebody, we’ll ride him, whether it be a receiver, quarterback or running back. It really doesn’t matter." Bilal Powell has been an afterthought this season, but he is a hold with the Jets seemingly intent on running the 30-year-old Forte into the ground.
Sep 24 - 11:06 AM

Jets OC Chan Gailey believes it's too early to start monitoring Matt Forte's workload.

Forte has gotten the ball 59 times through two games, but Gailey evidently hasn't seen any sign of early-season wear and tear. It's inevitable that Forte's workloads will be curtailed, especially with a competent backup in Bilal Powell, but Week 3 won't be it. Forte is playing on 10 days' rest after getting the ball 32 times against the Bills in Week 2. Forte is locked in as a high-end RB1 while he dominates touches.
Sep 22 - 1:13 PM

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

Forte balled out last Thursday night with 109 total yards and three touchdowns on a whopping 32 touches, so he's likely just getting some veteran rest during practice. He's a locked-in RB1 this week against the Chiefs.
Sep 21 - 3:29 PM

Matt Forte is on pace for 472 touches this season, and coach Todd Bowles called him a "workhorse."

Through two games, Forte has 59 touches and is coming off a three-touchdown night in Thursday's win over the Bills. "I’m going out there to play," Forte said. "As long as we keep winning, I don’t care if I have a 1,000 touches." In his age-31 season, we didn't expect Forte to come out and be this much of "the guy" after signing a three-year, $12 million deal. Bilal Powell figured to have a role, but he's been stuck on the bench, playing just 34-of-148 snaps through two games. If -- big "if" -- Forte can stay healthy, he's a lock to finish as an RB1 at this rate.
Sep 16 - 9:41 AM

Matt Forte rushed 30 times for 100 yards and three touchdowns in New York's 37-31, Week 2 win over the Bills.

He caught 2-of-3 targets for nine additional yards. Forte ran much better than his 3.3 YPC suggests, making slick cuts and looking as smooth as ever at age 30. He got off to a slow start, but was soon wearing down a vastly-underperforming defense. Forte has a truly absurd 59 touches through his first two games as a Jet, usage that is likely to keep up for Week 3 since he'll be on 10 days rest against the Chiefs. Forte has quickly established himself as an every-week RB1 in his new home, and laid waste to committee concerns with Bilal Powell.
Sep 15 - 11:40 PM

Matt Forte played 54-of-71 snaps Week 1 against the Bengals.

Bilal Powell, who was supposedly going to form a timeshare with Forte, played just 17 snaps and was out-touched 27-to-6. Forte is the clear No. 1 in New York, and he will be a borderline RB1 as long as he stays healthy. That might not be long if he continues to see 27 touches a game, but he is still a great play Thursday against the Bills.
Sep 12 - 9:11 AM

Matt Forte piled up 96 yards on 22 carries and caught 5-of-7 targets for 59 yards in the Jets' Week 1 loss to the Bengals.

Beat writers pushed the narrative that the Jets would use a timeshare in the backfield all offseason, but Bilal Powell finished this game with only six touches and mixed in sparingly on third downs. Forte was utilized as a true workhorse, staying busy in both the passing and running games. Unfortunately for his Week 1 fantasy owners, Forte was stuffed on his lone goal-line carry. Still, it was good to see him get that carry ahead of Powell. On these kinds of workloads, Forte will be an every-week RB1 in fantasy football. The Jets visit the Bills on Thursday Night Football next.
Sep 11 - 4:33 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes the backfield touches will be "more balanced" than last season.

Chris Ivory averaged 16 attempts per game with Bilal Powell getting six last season. Cimini expects the workload to be split more evenly this year, with newcomer Matt Forte getting closer to 14 carries and Powell adding a couple extra per game. Cimini also thinks Powell will handle the third-down duties, which would cut into Forte's PPR appeal.
Source: ESPN
Sep 10 - 10:57 AM

Matt Forte rushed 10 times for 28 yards in Saturday's preseason game, catching 2-of-3 targets for nine yards.

Making his preseason debut (and finale), Forte got the ball five times on Gang Green's opening drive. He dominated the first quarter snaps, though Bilal Powell notched seven touches of his own by halftime. The biggest takeaway is that Forte looked 100 percent healthy, and was heavily involved as a pass catcher. Powell is going to cut into Forte's third down work, but the longtime Bear is a strong RB2.
Aug 27 - 9:05 PM

ESPN New York reports the Jets want Matt Forte to be a "major factor" in the passing game.

Catching the ball is one of Forte's best skills, but it's also the primary reason the Jets re-signed Bilal Powell to a three-year, $11.25 million contract. Forte caught 102 passes in the Bears' warped 2014 offense, but saw that number plummet to 44 last season. 50 seems like a reasonable over/under for his receptions.
Aug 25 - 5:58 PM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Matt Forte (hamstring) will make his debut Saturday against the Giants.

Bowles said over the weekend he hoped to get Forte "a few snaps" against the Giants, and it looks like that is still the plan. "I hope so, if he doesn’t have any setbacks," Bowles said. "I want him to get hit before our first game. I don’t want that to be the first time." Forte missed a large chunk of training camp with a hamstring injury, but he has reportedly looked sharp since returning.
Aug 25 - 9:45 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Bryce Petty
4Christian Hackenberg
RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3Troymaine Pope
GLB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Charone Peake
4Jeremy Ross
5Devin Smith
WR21Eric Decker
2Robby Anderson
3Jalin Marshall
4Myles White
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Kellen Davis
3Brandon Bostick
LT1Ryan Clady
2Brandon Shell
LG1James Carpenter
C1Nick Mangold
2Wesley Johnson
RG1Brian Winters
2Dakota Dozier
RT1Ben Ijalana
2Brent Qvale
3Breno Giacomini
K1Nick Folk