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Running Back, New York Jets

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Draft: 2008 Round 2 (13)
College: Tulane
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 218 DOB: 1985-12-10 Age: 31
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#44 7 11.04

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2008 CHI 16 315 1,231 3.9 8 77 64 484 7.6 4 243.5 15.2
2009 CHI 16 258 929 3.6 4 72 57 471 8.3 0 164.0 10.3
2010 CHI 16 237 1,069 4.5 6 70 51 547 10.7 3 215.6 13.5
2011 CHI 12 204 999 4.9 3 76 52 490 9.4 1 172.9 14.4
2012 CHI 15 248 1,094 4.4 5 60 44 340 7.7 1 179.4 12.0
2013 CHI 16 289 1,339 4.6 9 95 75 592 7.9 3 265.1 16.6
2014 CHI 16 266 1,038 3.9 6 130 102 808 7.9 4 244.6 15.3
2015 CHI 13 218 898 4.1 4 58 44 389 8.8 3 170.7 13.1
2016 NYJ 14 218 813 3.7 7 43 30 263 8.8 1 155.6 11.1
2017 NYJ 4 32 116 3.6 0 17 15 117 7.8 0 23.3 5.8
2017 (Projected) NYJ   139 556 4.0 3   25 195 7.8 2 105.1  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
It might surprise some fantasy owners to learn that Forte, a 31-year-old veteran tailback well into the twilight of his career, finished 2016 with the 20th-most points per game for running backs, ahead of more highly touted players like Isaiah Crowell, Todd Gurley, and Rob Kelley.

Forte's age, his 3.7 yards-per-carry average last season, the timeshare with Bilal Powell, and the fact that the Jets are clearly in a rebuilding mode make him an unattractive option for many heading into the 2017 season. Unfavorable game scripts, with the Jets likely behind early and often, forcing whoever ends up under center to throw the ball more to Powell in the receiving game, should also be red flags when considering drafting Forte.

Despite these numerous negative factors, Forte is a starting tailback that will likely receive more than 200 carries if healthy, including the goal line work for the Jets (assuming the offense can move the ball).

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Matt Forte
RB2RB3 Elijah McGuire
RB3RB2 Bilal Powell
RB4RB4 Travaris Cadet
RB5FB1 Julian Howsare
RB6RB5 Marcus Murphy
Jets Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Bilal Powell misses practice Wednesday
Calf injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 18, 1:45 pm

New York Jets
Did not practice: Wilkerson, Robby Anderson (ankle), Bilal Powell (calf) Limited: Ealy, Matt Forte #nyj (Brian Costello on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Powell missed Week 6 with a calf injury and is off to a bad start for Week 7. In his absence, Matt Forte handled 17 touches with Elijah McGuire accumulating 10. The Jets travel to Miami in Week 7.


Injury Powell absent Thursday, Forte limited
Powell dealing with calf injury
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Oct 12, 12:45 pm

New York Jets
Jets injuries: Mo Wilkerson and Bilal Powell missed practice for the second straight day. Matt Forte was limited. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like we're trending towards Powell being inactive and a shared backfield with Forte and rookie Elijah McGuire against the Patriots. McGuire would have some flex appeal in this scenario.


Injury Bilal Powell day-to-day
Calf strain
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 9, 5:05 pm

New York Jets
Bilal Powell has a calf strain. He is day-to-day. (New York Post - Brian Costello)

FFToday's Take: With the exception of his 190-total yard explosion in Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Powell has been a bitter disappointment for those owners who expected him to take over the Jets' backfield and benefit from excessive garbage time. Elijah McGuire may be forced to carry the load in Week 6 versus the New England Patriots should Powell and Matt Forte (toe) be unable to go.


Injury Forte not likely to play in Week 4
New York signs Travaris Cadet
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Sep 27, 11:46 am

New York Jets
The Jets may not have Matt Forte this week because of a toe injury, so they’ve added some reinforcements to their backfield by committee. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Jets have signed former Saints running back Travaris Cadet. (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: Matt Forte is being labeled as week-to-week and appears doubtful to play Week 4. Toe injuries have a way of lingering so don't anyone owning Forte may want to amend their roster accordingly. Bilal Powell becomes a stronger fantasy play as a result of the expected increase in workload not only this week but for the remainder of the season. If Forte were to miss extended time, Travaris Cadet could become an attractive add in deeper PPR formats as the bye weeks approach.


Injury Bilal Powell, Matt Forte missing practice
RBs dealing with neck and hamstring injuries, respectively
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 14, 7:30 pm

New York Jets
Jets top two RBs Bilal Powell and Matt Forte are not participating in team drills again. Rookie Elijah McGuire takes first-team reps. (New York Daily News)

FFToday's Take: Teams are not required to file practice reports during the preseason, but we do know Powell missed the exhibition opener and some practices last week. The Jets do not figure to be all that competitive this season, but it could mean Powell and Forte emerge as PPR stars given how barren and/or unproven the depth chart is at receiver. Powell is a RB3 in PPR, while Forte should be considered a back-end RB4.



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at BUF L 12-21 6 16 2.7 0 5 3 20 6.7 0 3.6
2 at OAK L 20-45 9 53 5.9 0 4 4 38 9.5 0 9.1
3 MIA W 20-6 8 25 3.1 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.5
6 NE L 17-24 9 22 2.4 0 8 8 59 7.4 0 8.1

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 CIN L 22-23 22 96 4.4 0 7 5 59 11.8 0 15.5
2 at BUF W 37-31 30 100 3.3 3 3 2 9 4.5 0 28.9
3 at KC L 3-24 15 65 4.3 0 4 2 -1 -0.5 0 6.4
4 SEA L 17-27 14 27 1.9 0 3 2 16 8.0 0 4.3
5 at PIT L 13-31 12 53 4.4 0 2 2 7 3.5 0 6.0
6 at ARI L 3-28 9 19 2.1 0 3 1 3 3.0 0 2.2
7 BAL W 24-16 30 100 3.3 1 4 4 54 13.5 1 27.4
8 at CLE W 31-28 25 82 3.3 2 3 2 16 8.0 0 21.8
9 at MIA L 23-27 12 92 7.7 1 2 1 5 5.0 0 15.7
10 LAR L 6-9 20 98 4.9 0 3 2 11 5.5 0 10.9
12 NE L 17-22 13 27 2.1 0 4 3 23 7.7 0 5.0
13 IND L 10-41 9 25 2.8 0 4 3 54 18.0 0 7.9
14 at SF W 23-17 3 8 2.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.8
15 MIA L 13-34 4 21 5.3 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 2.8

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 GB L 23-31 24 141 5.9 1 8 5 25 5.0 0 22.6
2 ARI L 23-48 15 61 4.1 0 5 4 44 11.0 0 10.5
3 at SEA L 0-26 20 74 3.7 0 3 0 0 - 0 7.4
4 OAK W 22-20 25 91 3.6 0 4 4 64 16.0 0 15.5
5 at KC W 18-17 18 71 3.9 0 7 5 38 7.6 1 16.9
6 at DET L 34-37 24 69 2.9 1 5 3 20 6.7 0 14.9
8 MIN L 20-23 10 41 4.1 0 4 4 28 7.0 0 6.9
12 at GB W 17-13 15 44 2.9 0 1 1 9 9.0 0 5.3
13 SF L 20-26 21 84 4.0 1 5 5 39 7.8 0 18.3
14 WAS L 21-24 10 45 4.5 1 2 1 8 8.0 0 11.3
15 at MIN L 17-38 8 47 5.9 0 7 6 57 9.5 1 16.4
16 at TB W 26-21 11 54 4.9 0 4 3 23 7.7 0 7.7
17 DET L 20-24 17 76 4.5 0 3 3 34 11.3 1 17.0

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