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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: 30
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#15 3 4.07

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 3 67 261 3.9 3 14 9 67 7.4 0 50.8 16.9
2016 (Projected) NYJ   218 917 4.2 5   49 377 7.7 2 171.4  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Jets replaced the steady hard-running Chris Ivory with the more versatile veteran Matt Forte this off-season. Forte should be a much better fit Chan Gailey’s offense than Ivory, but lacks the power and toughness that his predecessor brought to the table. Forte has consistently been one of the better receiving backs in the league, hitting a high-water mark of 102 receptions in 2014. He’s been remarkably consistent and durable through his eight seasons in the league but at 30 years of age and coming off of an injury marred season, it’s fair to ask what he has left in the tank. The offseason chatter has suggested Forte will get “plenty of rest”, and the team does have a solid stable of running backs behind the veteran. However, it’s hard to imagine Forte not being the main running back in any type of committee the team employs. He was still effective last season, averaging 4.1 yards per carry and catching 44 passes with seven total touchdowns in 13 games. Forte should thrive in an offensive system that fits his style where Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker will command the focus of the defense. He may lose some goaline carries to Khiry Robinson and some snaps to Bilal Powell, there’s no reason to think he can’t be a solid RB2 who will come at a cheaper price tag than many runners that have more perceived “upside” but will likely be less productive by season’s end.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Matt Forte
RB2RB2 Bilal Powell
RB3RB3 Julian Howsare
Jets Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Forte to play this weekend barring setback
Hamstring
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Aug 24, 4:30 pm

New York Jets
Bowles says he hopes Forte plays against #Giants, as long as there aren't any setbacks. (Dennis Waszak, Jr. via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The New York Jets' backfield looks like an inevitable RBBC with Matt Forte already showing signs of fragility. Forte's availability for Week 1 looks brighter, however, the uncertainty revolving his workload makes him a risky running back option to project this year. His floor is lower than other RB3s making him slightly over-valued as a top 20 rusher at his current ADP.


Injury Matt Forte expected to miss preseason opener
Hamstring strain
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 4, 4:40 pm

New York Jets
HC Todd Bowles says "it's safe to say" that Matt Forte (hamstring) will miss the first preseason game (against the Jaguars) next week. (Manish Mehta on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Every indication out of Jets' camp has this being a minor injury. Look for Forte to be rested throughout the preseason and to start Week 1, while Bilal Powell and Khiry Robinson work in tandem. Powell was reportedly splitting carries with Forte almost equally in camp before the injury, so owners need to prepare for the real possibility that Forte is being overdrafted in the fourth round. Meanwhile, Powell could be a steal in the 10th.


Forte to get "plenty of rest" in 2016
Expected to serve as lead back in three-man rotation
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jul 21, 7:35 pm

New York Jets
The Jets see Matt Forte as their lead back, replacing Chris Ivory, but he is going to get plenty of rest in a rotation that includes Bilal Powell and Khiry Robinson. The main question with Forte is how much tread he has left on the tire. Forte is now 30, which is seen by most as the point where running backs fall off the cliff. Forte is out to prove them wrong. Chan Gailey will come up with plenty of creative ways to get Forte the ball. Gailey loves to throw to running backs, and Forte is as good as it gets in that department. (New York Post)

FFToday's Take: Forte's ADP is at in the mid-to-late third round, so owners have already accounted for the likelihood Forte shows his age or shares too many touches. His ability to contribute in the passing game should allow him to remain very relevant, however, so owners should be able to expect RB2 numbers in PPR leagues barring injury. Powell should be considered Forte's handcuff and a player owners target in the middle-to-late rounds.


"Major touches" for Bilal Powell?
Jets went 1-4 without him last season
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jul 7, 6:15 pm

New York Jets
The Jets let Bilal Powell know how they felt about him by signing him to a three-year, $11.25 million contract in free agency. His ability to stick with the Jets through three general managers and four offensive coordinators shows how valued he is. It will be interesting to see how OC Chan Gailey divides up the carries between Powell and Matt Forte, as they have similar skill sets, so this could be a trickier division of labor for Gailey (than it was for a more physical runner like former teammate Chris Ivory). You can count on Powell getting major touches this season, though. Gailey will figure out a way. (New York Post)

FFToday's Take: Both backs signed for three years this offseason, with Forte inking a $12 M deal ($8 M guaranteed) and Powell signing for #11.25 M ($6 M), so the Jets appear to view the two players similarly at this point of their careers. Powell is unlikely to see "major touches" in the eyes of owners, but 100 is certainly a reasonable expectation. Between Powell stealing some catches and Khiry Robinson possibly taking the goal-line work, Forte owners might want to view him as a mid-RB2 at best.



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

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

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 BUF L 20-23 17 82 4.8 0 9 8 87 10.9 0 16.9
2 at SF W 28-20 12 21 1.8 0 8 5 15 3.0 0 3.6
3 at NYJ W 27-19 13 33 2.5 0 7 6 43 7.2 0 7.6
4 GB L 17-38 23 122 5.3 0 6 5 49 9.8 0 17.1
5 at CAR L 24-31 17 61 3.6 0 12 12 105 8.8 1 22.6
6 at ATL W 27-13 17 80 4.7 2 13 10 77 7.7 0 27.7
7 MIA L 14-27 12 49 4.1 1 7 6 60 10.0 1 22.9
8 at NE L 23-51 19 114 6.0 0 8 6 54 9.0 1 22.8
10 at GB L 14-55 17 54 3.2 0 7 3 27 9.0 0 8.1
11 MIN W 21-13 26 117 4.5 0 6 6 58 9.7 0 17.5
12 TB W 21-13 23 89 3.9 2 6 5 23 4.6 0 23.2
13 at DET L 17-34 5 6 1.2 0 9 6 52 8.7 0 5.8
14 DAL L 28-41 13 26 2.0 1 9 8 74 9.3 0 16.0
15 NO L 15-31 16 78 4.9 0 5 2 21 10.5 0 9.9
16 DET L 14-20 19 55 2.9 0 6 6 40 6.7 1 15.5
17 at MIN L 9-13 17 51 3.0 0 12 8 23 2.9 0 7.4

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