Chicago Bears

Position
RB
 
Jersey
22
Name  Matt Forte
Born  12/10/1985
Height  6-2
Weight  218
College  Tulane
Hot10/26/2014 7:21:00 PM
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte had another productive day on Sunday.
Insight: He had 114 rushing yards on 19 carries, along with 54 receiving yards on six catches. Forte also caught a touchdown, and is clearly an RB1 for the rest of the season.
 
Hot10/19/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte scored two more touchdowns against the Dolphins on Sunday.
Insight: Forte had 18 touches for 109 yards. He had a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown. Forte is up there with DeMarco Murray as the best fantasy running back of the first half.
 
Hot10/13/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte did everything Sunday against Atlanta.
Insight: Forte rushed 17 times for 80 yards and two touchdowns and caught a team-high 10 balls for 77 yards. Forte has 775 yards from scrimmage in six games (129.6 ypg).
 
10/5/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte gained 166 yards of total offense and had one touchdown against the Panthers on Sunday.
Insight: Forte led the Bears in rushing and receiving. He had 17 carries for 61 yards and 12 receptions for 105 yards. His touchdown came through the air. He was likely considered a top-four running back along with LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, and Adrian Peterson. Among those guys, Forte has been the most consistent this season.
 
9/28/2014 5:09:00 PM
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte rushed 23 times for 122 yards and caught four passes for 34 yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers.
Insight: It was clear Chicago was trying to establish something on the ground as 19 of their first 33 plays were runs. Forte did fail to find the end zone again, so a quarter of the way through the year, Forte is still scoreless.
 
9/16/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte had a tough night against San Francisco's front seven, rushing for just 21 yards, on 12 carries.
Insight: Forte couldn't break loose receiving either, catching five balls for just 15 yards. We'll chalk this one up to a defensive game plan designed to stop the two healthiest threats - Forte and Martellus Bennett. Forte will face a tough Jets defense, ranked third in yards allowed, in Week 3, so be prepared for more of the same.
 
12/19/2013 8:19:00 PM
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte needs just 39 rushing yards over the final two games to set a career high.
Insight: Forte already has a career-high 66 catches and is 26 receiving yards away from setting a career high in that category as well. He also has nine total touchdowns, his most since 2010. It's been a fantastic season for Forte in his first year under offensive mastermind Marc Trestman.
 
11/30/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: The Bears have running back Matt Forte listed as probable on their Week 13 injury report. SOURCE: Rich Campbell, Chicago Tribune
Insight: Forte missed practice on Wednesday because of a knee injury but was back the next day. He'll see his usual workload in an important game Sunday against the Vikings.
 
11/28/2013 2:15:00 PM
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte (knee) practiced Thursday, according to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Forte suffered a slightly hyperextended knee in Week 12, but he is expected to play Sunday against the Vikings.
 
11/27/2013 3:31:00 PM
Description: Chicago halfback Matt Forte was unable to practice on Wednesday. SOURCE: Jeff Dickerson, ESPN Chicago
Insight: Forte is still recovering from a knee injury he suffered in last week's loss to St. Louis. We'd be surprised if he doesn't play Sunday against the Vikings.
 
11/26/2013 5:44:00 PM
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte suffered a slightly hyperextended knee Sunday against the Rams.
Insight: He'll be evaluated further on Wednesday, but he's expected to be ready to play in Week 13 against the Vikings, according to csnchicago.com.
 
9/15/2013 6:12:00 PM
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte has 53 touches through two games.
Insight: He had 19 carries for 90 yards and 11 receptions for 71 yards Sunday against the Vikings. Meanwhile, Michael Bush had two carries and no targets.
 
9/8/2013 5:01:00 PM
Description: Against a tough Bengals defensive front, Matt Forte was held to 50 yards on 19 carries but he scored a touchdown and caught four passes for 41 yards.
Insight: The Bears kept Forte in on the goal line for a one-yard touchdown and also gave it to him on a fourth-and-one and he converted. Michael Bush had six carries for 15 yards. New coach Marc Trestman should get a career year out of Forte.
 
8/24/2013 11:21:00 AM
Description: Chicago running back Matt Forte was in mid-season form, rushing six times for 76 yards and catching two balls for 33 yards and a score.
Insight: Temper your enthusiasm slightly - it was against the Oakland Raiders' defense. And Michael Bush scored twice from inside the 10-yard line. Still, he's healthy and running well.
 
7/28/2013 9:17:00 PM
Description: According to the Chicago Sun-Times, one of the reasons the Bears chose to fire Lovie Smith was his "underutilization" of running back Matt Forte.
Insight: New coach Marc Trestman's offense involved heavy usage of the running back in the passing game. "I’m just excited about getting back to getting out of the backfield and running routes and catching balls. Not just running the ball, but getting the ball out in space," Forte said. "It’s a different way of running the ball. After you catch it, you’ve got to run with it. So instead of handing it off, you get the ball out in space, and that gives you more opportunity to make big plays."
 
7/18/2013 6:17:00 PM
Description: According to the Chicago Sun-Times, in new Bears coach Marc Trestman's 10 NFL seasons as an offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach, his lead back averaged 65 catches per season.
Insight: "In this offense," Bears running back Matt Forte said, "the running back runs a lot of routes and is able to catch the ball a lot. I’m able to catch the ball; I’m willing to catch it. I expect a lot out of myself. I’m looking for a big year for our team as a whole, as well as an explosive offense." Forte had a career-low 44 catches last season. He should be back above 60 this year for the first time since his rookie year.
 
12/30/2012 4:18:00 PM
Description: Chicago halfback Matt Forte ran for 103 yards on 24 carries and picked up a short touchdown Sunday against the Lions.
Insight: With a win necessary to keep Chicago's playoff hopes alive, Forte played through a nagging ankle injury. He finishes the season with 1,094 rushing yards on 248 carries, 340 receiving yards on 44 catches and six total touchdowns. It's the third 1,000-yard season of his career.
 
12/30/2012 11:53:00 AM
Description: Chicago halfback Matt Forte will be in the lineup Sunday against Detroit despite an ankle injury.
Insight: This one's a must win for the Bears so there was never much doubt about Forte's availability for this game. Forte (991 yards) is on the cusp of his third career 1,000 yard rushing season. He totaled 96 yards on 22 carries the last time he faced the Lions back in Week 7.
 
12/28/2012 3:33:00 PM
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte (ankle) says that he will play Sunday against the Lions. SOURCE: ESPNChicago.com
Insight: Forte has only missed one game this year but he has exited with an injury to his ankle in three separate games. The running back has been getting treatment away from the Bears' practice facility this week and he will likely be well below 100 percent. However, with no viable backups on Chicago (Michael Bush is on I.R.), Forte should see a normal workload in a game the Bears need to win. He ran for 96 yards on 22 carries against Detroit in Week 7.
 
12/27/2012 5:16:00 PM
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte (ankle) practiced in a limited session Thursday. SOURCE: Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune
Insight: Forte has only missed one game this year but he has exited with an injury to his ankle in three separate games. Unlike the first two, Forte managed to put together a solid fantasy day before leaving Sunday's game, rushing for 88 yards on 12 carries and scoring once. Fantasy owners might want to look in another direction for Week 17 since the running back isn't 100 percent.
 

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