Jets insider Darryl Slater expects an "even carry split" between RBs Matt Forte and Bilal Powell this year, with a "slight edge" to Forte. That's a more extreme projection than the "timeshare system" we got from ESPN's Rich Cimini a couple of weeks ago. Powell certainly earned a bigger 2016 role with a strong performance last year. Forte, meanwhile, turns 31 in December and is already missing time with a hamstring injury. He's still our bet to lead this backfield in fantasy points, but Powell might be the better draft value. He's going in the 10th round on average, while Forte goes in the 4th.

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12:02pm EST 2/28/18

RB Matt Forte has announced his retirement. The 32-year-old has been running on fumes the past couple of seasons, averaging just 3.7 yards per carry. He was a fantasy stud in his heyday, ripping off 8 straight top-12 PPR finishes from 2008 to 2015. Forte's departure leaves the Jets with 29-year-old Bilal Powell and sophomore Elijah McGuire. We'll see if and what they add to the backfield in free agency and the draft.

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) will miss Sunday's finale against the Patriots after being placed on IR. The 32-year-old has struggled with knee issues for most of the season and mustered just 3.7 yards per carry. His days as a fantasy asset are over. Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire will handle backfield duties in New England. Powell had already taken over as New York's lead back, totaling 63 carries over the past 4 weeks. He's in the RB2 mix for Week 17.

11:12am EST 12/24/17

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is active for today's game against the Chargers. He didn't practice all week after totaling just 9 touches last Sunday. He’s not a recommended Week 16 fantasy play.

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chargers after missing practice all week. It’s the same boat he was in last week before playing just 36% of the offensive snaps and totaling 9 touches. Forte can’t be trusted in Week 16 fantasy lineups.

11:12am EST 12/17/17

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is active for today’s game against the Saints. He’s a risky fantasy play without much upside after missing practice all week.

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