2014 DRAFT GUIDE
 #22 Matt Forte
 Pos: Running Back
NFL Team: CHI
Injury: OK
 Experience: 7
College: Tulane
Height: 74
Weight: 218
Born: 12/10/1985
 Year  Tm  Gm  Rush  Yds  TDs  Fum  Catch  Yds  TDs  Tgt 
PROJCHI0132487057030
2013CHI1628913399274594394
2012CHI1524810945244340160
2011CHI122049993252490176
2010CHI1623710696251547370

Summary

Running Back Rank: #6All Players: #10
Forte had a career season, setting highs in rushing yards, receptions, receiving yards and tied for a career high in touchdowns. He was a great fit in the Bears new offense and got tons of touches as a rusher and a receiver. He also got more goal-line work, which was another positive. Forte finished with 12 touchdowns. Forte had five 100-yard rushing games and more than 100 total yards 12 of 16 games. He was as consistent as any back in the game. Forte has 1,000-yard rushing seasons four of six. He has more than 1,000 total yards every season in the NFL. He is 28 years old but has more than 300 carries just once during his career, so he doesn't have a ton of wear and tear just yet. Forte has good size and runs hard. He isn't a huge big-play back but will make some big plays. He'll churn out some tough yards and make a lot of plays out of the backfield as a receiver. Forte is a solid overall NFL back. He'll continue to get plenty of work in this offense.
FANTASY OUTLOOK
Forte is an elite fantasy back. He should be considered in that top group and is a top-five pick come draft day. He has huge yardage potential and is a good bet for double-digit scores once again. We would expect a little bit of a dip in yardage this season but not a whole lot. Expect around 1,800 total yards and 13 or so touchdowns.

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Notes

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte caught his 102nd pass in 2014, passing former NFL FB Larry Centers for the most receptions in a season by a running back.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte tied a career-low with five carries in the team's Week 13 loss to the Detroit Lions, and he said the team can't afford to repeat the strategy going forward. 'It's of the utmost importance, especially if we're playing outside, with the weather and stuff,' Forte said. 'You can't just sit back there and throw 50 passes a game and expect to win.'
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8, due to a coaches decision.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte averaged 3.6 yards per carry on 17 carries in Week 5, and head coach Marc Trestman said missed assignments and poor technique on the part of the offensive line led to Forte's inefficiency.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte managed just 136 rushing yards through the first three games of the season, but those three games came against teams with the league's top three run defenses heading into Week 5.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte carried 23 times for a season-high 122 yards and no touchdowns in the Week 4 game against the Green Bay, and he added 49 yards on five receptions. Forte went over 10,000 career total yards from scrimmage in the loss.
Fantasy Impact: Forte had a huge game, looking more like the back from last season, which is great news for fantasy teams.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte recently voiced his displeasure with the Bears' running game. Though Forte has struggled running the ball this year, he still leads all running backs in receptions (19) and is third among running backs in receiving yards (145).
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte has struggled this season, posting just 136 rushing yards on 42 carries through three games, for a career-worst 3.2 yards per carry, and he has yet to visit the end zone on the ground or through the air. However, that could change in Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers, a team which ranks 30th in the NFL against the rush, allowing 156.3 yards per game. In two games against the Packers last season, Forte had at least 110 rushing yards in each game, and he averaged 5.1 yards per carry while posting 235 rushing yards and three touchdowns while also hauling in a touchdown reception.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte is frustrated his performance early this season. He currently has a 3.2 yards per carry average and has 54 rushing yards on 25 carries in the last two weeks. 'It is frustrating, especially during the game because it's not because we are not calling runs,' Forte said. 'We are calling runs.'
Fantasy Impact: Forte will get going. We aren't too worried about him.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte said he believes the team could have the top offense in the NFL this upcoming season. 'If we keep working hard we're going to take this offense, hopefully, to the top of the league,' Forte said. 'There's no ceiling. There's no limit that you can put on it.'
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

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  #2  A. PetersonMIN10
  #3  Eddie LacyGNB9
  #4  C.J. AndersonDEN4
  #5  LeSean McCoyPHI7
  #6  Matt ForteCHI9
  #7  D. MurrayDAL11
Hot #8  Le'Veon BellPIT12
  #9  Alfred MorrisWAS10
  #10  J. ForsettBAL11
  #11  M. LynchSEA4
  #12  Doug MartinTAM7
  #13  Arian FosterHOU10
  #14  C.J. SpillerBUF9
  #15  Zac StacySTL4
  #16  Jeremy HillCIN4
  #17  Joique BellDET9
  #18  Ben TatePIT12
  #19  Chris JohnsonNYJ11
  #20  Toby GerhartJAC11
  #21  G. BernardCIN4
  #22  Ryan MathewsSDG10
  #23  R. JenningsNYG8
  #24  Reggie BushDET9
  #25  Fred JacksonBUF9
  #26  Frank GoreSFO8
  #27  Ray Rice---
  #28  Lamar MillerMIA5
  #29  Shane VereenNWE10
  #30  B. PierceBAL11
  #31  D. WoodheadSDG10
  #32  S. JacksonATL9
  #33  Mark IngramNOR6
  #34  K. MorenoMIA5
  #35  D. McFaddenOAK5
  #36  M. Jones-DrewOAK5
  #37  Pierre ThomasNOR6
  #38  Chris IvoryNYJ11
Injury Concern #39  J. StewartCAR12
  #40  D. SprolesPHI7
  #41  K. RobinsonNOR6
  #42  Carlos HydeSFO8
  #43  James StarksGNB9
  #44  Dan HerronIND10
  #45  Shonn GreeneTEN9
  #46  A. WilliamsNYG8
  #47  L. BlountNWE10
  #48  Terrance WestCLE4
  #49  Mike TolbertCAR12
  #50  D. FreemanATL9
  #51  D. WilliamsCAR12
  #52  J. RodgersATL9
  #53  Tre MasonSTL4
  #54  James WhiteNWE10
  #55  Bishop SankeyTEN9
  #56  Lance DunbarDAL11
  #57  Donald BrownSDG10
  #58  Jordan TodmanJAC11
  #59  B. CunninghamSTL4
  #60  Marcel ReeceOAK5
  #61  Knile DavisKAN6
  #62  D. McClusterTEN9
  #63  Roy HeluWAS10
  #64  S. TaylorARI4
  #65  Dri ArcherPIT12
  #66  R. HillmanDEN4
  #67  DuJuan HarrisGNB9
  #68  D. RobinsonJAC11
  #69  L. MurrayOAK5
  #70  Chris PolkPHI7
  #71  Shaun DraughnCLE4
  #72  Ka'Deem CareyCHI9
  #73  T. RichardsonIND10
  #74  Bryce BrownBUF9
  #75  Matt AsiataMIN10
  #76  Peyton HillisNYG8
  #77  Jackie BattleTEN9
  #78  Bilal PowellNYJ11
  #79  Robert TurbinSEA4
  #80  D. ThomasKAN6
  #81  C. MichaelSEA4
  #82  Mike JamesTAM7
  #83  Joseph RandleDAL11
  #84  C. OgbonnayaNYG8
  #85  J. McKinnonMIN10
  #86  B. BoldenNWE10
  #87  John KuhnGNB9
  #88  Theo RiddickDET9
  #89  Anthony DixonBUF9
  #90  B. OliverSDG10
  #91  L. WashingtonTEN9
  #92  Ryan WilliamsDAL11
  #93  Edwin BakerNOR6
  #94  Ronnie BrownSDG10
  #95  T. CadetNOR6
  #96  D. RichardsonNYJ11
  #97  Tommy BohanonNYJ11
Injury Concern #98  L. JamesMIA5
  #99  Antone SmithATL9
  #100  J. GrimesHOU10
  #101  K. WilliamsARI4
  #102  L. SeastrunkTEN9
Injury Concern #103  Charles SimsTAM7
  #104  Daniel ThomasMIA5
  #105  Marion GriceARI4
  #106  Storm JohnsonJAC11
  #107  Alfred BlueHOU10
  #108  Jonas GrayNWE10
  #109  Rex BurkheadCIN4
  #110  Joe McKnightKAN6
  #111  J. ThompsonDEN4
  #112  C. ThompsonWAS10
  #113  Joe BanyardMIN10
  #114  Alfonso SmithSFO8
  #115  Silas ReddWAS10
  #116  George WinnDET9
  #117  Cyrus GrayKAN6
  #118  Michael CoxNYG8
  #119  C. PeermanCIN4
  #120  Zurlon TiptonIND10
  #121  O. DarkwaNYG8
  #122  Bruce MillerSFO8
  #123  Kyle JuszczykBAL11
  #124  Montee BallDEN4
Injury Concern #125  Vick BallardIND10
  #126  A. BradshawIND10
  #127  J. DwyerARI4
  #128  A. EllingtonARI4
Injury Concern #129  K. HunterSFO8
Injury Concern #130  Isaiah PeadSTL4
  #131  Stevan RidleyNWE10
  #132  L. TaliaferroBAL11

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