Matt Forte Fantasy Football News 2017

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) missed practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Saints. It sounds like he’ll be a game-time decision. We’ll find out Forte’s status by noon ET on Sunday, but he’ll be a risky fantasy option if active. If not, RBs Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire figure to form a committee. McGuire is off the injury report after hurting his ankle last week.

11:12am EST 12/3/17

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is active for today’s game against the Chiefs. The banged-up soon-to-be 32-year-old is a shaky fantasy bet.

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. He got in a couple of limited practices this week after playing last weekend, but HC Todd Bowles suggested Friday that Forte is a game-time decision. We'll check on his status Sunday morning, but hopefully you're not counting on him.

11:11am EST 11/26/17

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is active for today’s game against the Panthers. That turns this into a 3-man committee with Forte, Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire. It’s completely unclear how the touches will be divvied. It’s a situation to avoid if at all possible.

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is listed as questionable this weekend’s game against the Panthers after returning to a limited practice on Friday. HC Todd Bowles labeled him a game-time decision. We’ll find out his status by noon ET on Sunday, but Forte can’t be trusted in Week 12 fantasy lineups. In fact, you should try to avoid this entire backfield vs. Carolina’s 4th-ranked RB defense — especially if Forte plays.

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Bucs. He's dealing with swelling in his knee and didn't practice all week. His absence leaves the backfield to Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire. With Forte out back in Week 4, Powell played 66% of the offensive snaps and handled 25 touches. McGuire posted a 27% snap rate and totaled 12 touches. Consider Powell a RB2 for Week 10 and McGuire a RB3 or flex.

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. It's possible that the team is just keeping him off that swollen knee to get him ready for this weekend's game against the Bucs. But fantasy owners need to have a backup plan lined up. We'll get another update on Forte tomorrow.

Jets RB Matt Forte was held out of Wednesday's practice with swelling in his knee, according to ESPN's Calvin Watkins. That puts his availability for this weekend's game against the Bucs up in the air. Forte's absence would leave Bilal Powell as the Jets' lead back.

Jets RB Matt Forte (toe) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. That gives him a shot to return for Sunday's game against the Patriots. It's especially noteworthy with RB Bilal Powell iffy with his calf injury. The Week 6 fantasy outlook for the Jets backfield is completely up in the air right now. We'll continue to monitor the situation.

Jets RB Matt Forte (toe) is out for Sunday’s game against the Browns. He didn’t practice all week and has no timetable for return. Bilal Powell gets another game as the lead back, making him a rock-solid RB2 in fantasy lineups. RB Elijah McGuire could be a bye-week spot-starter in deeper leagues after tallying 12 touches last week.

Jets RB Matt Forte (toe) did not practice on Wednesday. He's dealing with turf toe and has no timetable for return. With Forte sidelined last weekend, RB Bilal Powell played 66% of the offensive snaps and handled 25 touches.

Jets RB Matt Forte (toe) is out for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. He didn’t practice all week and might miss multiple games. Forte’s absence leaves Bilal Powell as New York’s clear lead back. He produced like a RB1 with significant workloads last year and is worth getting into Week 4 lineups as a borderline RB2.

Jets RB Matt Forte confirmed that he's dealing with turf toe on his left foot. That's been the thought since we learned x-rays ruled out a broken bone. Forte also revealed that he had the same issue as a rookie back in 2008. That injury didn't cost him any games. This one is expected to. Turf toe has a tendency to linger -- and it's a bigger concern for a 31-year-old RB whose body has already shown signs of breaking down.

Jets RB Matt Forte (toe) is "likely out" for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport labels Forte "week-to-week," so he might miss more than just 1 game. His absence will leave the backfield to Bilal Powell and Eliijah McGuire. Powell is the preferred fantasy play but isn't more than a RB3 or flex after averaging just 2.6 yards per carry over the first 3 weeks.

X-rays on Jets RB Matt Forte's injured toe came back negative, HC Todd Bowles said Monday. That's good news, but a sprain of ligaments (i.e. turf toe) could still cost Forte time. We'll need to keep an eye on his practice participation this week.

3:09pm EDT 9/24/17

Jets RB Matt Forte injured his toe in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against Miami and is questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one. Toe injuries tend to be extremely tricky for skill-position guys.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Jets have "gauged [the] trade market" for RB Matt Forte. It sure seemed like the Jets were showcasing him when they played him for the first 27 snaps of last weekend's preseason game. The problem, of course, is that Forte is a declining 31-year-old with a guaranteed $4 million 2017 salary. We doubt the Jets find a taker. We'll see if they opt to release him. That'd obviously be excellent news for RB Bilal Powell.

Jets RB Matt Forte put in a full practice Tuesday for the 1st time since suffering a Grade 1 hamstring injury back on July 31, according to NJ.com. Forte said he hopes to play in the team's Saturday night preseason clash with the Giants, though he conceded that will be up to HC Todd Bowles. The fact that it's a Grade 1 strain increases the likelihood that the team held Forte out this long in the name of playing it safe.

Jets HC Todd Bowles "wouldn't say definitively" that RB Matt Forte (hamstring) will be ready for Week 1, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini. Forte has missed the majority of training camp. We weren't sure whether that was due to veteran deference or a legit injury. It sounds like the latter. Forte turns 32 in December, has piled up over 2,200 NFL carries and missed 5 games over the past 2 seasons. The only thing saving his fantasy stock his cheap, 11th-round ADP. Bilal Powell remains the Jets RB to own in fantasy -- and is a nice value at his 7th-round price tag.

Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) didn't practice on Thursday and won't play in the team's 2nd preseason game, according to insider Manish Mehta. Forte missed a week with the hammy early in training camp, and it sounds like he's been on and off the field since. It's not a good look for a 31-year-old back who's missed 5 games over the past 2 seasons. Bilal Powell is the Jets RBs to target in fantasy drafts.

 
 
 

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