PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
2 days ago

Forte is day-to-day with a "tweaked" hamstring, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury is not considered serious as the Jets are likely being cautious with the centerpiece of their new-look backfield. For fantasy purposes, the sooner Forte takes the field, the sooner we will know how the Jets may plan to utilize him in OC Chan Gailey's scheme. Though Forte projects to be the workhorse, Bilal Powell offers similar passing game chops and Khiry Robinson (lower leg) may be the best-suited back for goal-line duties out of the Jets' RB stable.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
2 months ago

Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey recently suggested he will adjust his system as necessary to suit Forte's strengths, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Asked how Forte will fit in his scheme, Gailey simply replied, "That's not the question. The question is, how do we adjust the system to fit Matt Forte?" Fortunately for all parties, Forte is one of the better pass-catching backs in NFL history, which should make him a natural fit in Gailey's spread attack. Bilal Powell will likely have a role and Khiry Robinson could also be in the mix, but the Jets seemingly intend for Forte to join Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker as centerpieces of the offense. The team has an unimpressive group of tight ends, along with shaky depth behind its top duo at wideout.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
5 months ago

Forte said Monday that he is expecting to be an every-down back for the Jets, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Jets brought back Bilal Powell, who greatly increased his role in the passing game last season, and signed Khiry Robinson this offseason, and while Forte is fully expected to be the starter, he will certainly miss some snaps to at least Powell. That being said, if quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick does not re-sign, the Jets could rely more on the running game in 2016 than they did last year.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
5 months ago

Forte will reportedly sign with the Jets, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Chris Ivory headed to the Jaguars and both Bilal Powell and Stevan Ridley set to become free agents, the move makes perfect sense for the Jets, who need to re-stock their backfield. In Forte, the team lands an experienced all-around back, who is capable of leading the team's rushing attack in 2016.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
6 months ago

Forte was informed by the Bears' front office this week that they won't attempt to re-sign the unrestricted free agent.

EDGE Analysis

Forte had already expressed what he expected to occur in the offseason, which has seemingly come to fruition. While he'll join the likes of Doug Martin and Lamar Miller on the free-agent market, Forte's versatility could help him serve as one of the final pieces of a playoff-worthy organization. In eight seasons with the Bears, Forte surpassed 1,000 rushing yards on five occasions, reeled in at least 44 catches in each campaign, and reached the end zone 64 times in 120 games.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
6 months ago4 Comments

Forte, an impending free agent, does not expect to remain with the Bears, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Forte said in late December that he wants to return but doesn't think it will happen. WR Alshon Jeffery will likely be the Bears' top priority in free agency, as Jeremy Langford showed signs that he may be ready to replace Forte as the lead back. The 30-year-old Forte has aged well for his position, so he shouldn't have much trouble finding a starting job in free agency. However, he probably won't match the gargantuan workloads that he handled for much of his time in Chicago, where he had three seasons (2008, 2013, 2014) with 350+ touches.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
7 months ago

Forte rushed for 76 yards on 17 carries and added 34 yards and a touchdown with three receptions in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Forte got the major bulk of the touches in what may have been his final game as a Bear, besting rookie Jeremy Langford 20 to five. Since returning to the lineup in Week 12, Forte received more touches than Langford in four of six games, but also turned 30 years old during that span. With Langford emerging as a cheaper, younger replacement, the Bears may be tempted to bring Forte back only on a discount. Even if he were to stay in Chicago, he is no longer the ball hog that fantasy owners have enjoyed in past years.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
7 months ago

Forte (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

The back issue limited Forte during practice all week, but there wasn't much concern over him missing the contest, which could mark his final game in a Bears uniform. With Jay Cutler without his top four receiving targets Sunday in Alshon Jeffery (), Eddie Royal (illness), Martellus Bennett (ribs), and Zach Miller (toe), expect the Bears to adopt a run-heavy approach that heavily involves Forte and backfield mate Jeremy Langford.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
7 months ago

Forte (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions after practicing in a limited fashion all week.

EDGE Analysis

The Bears kick off at 1:00 ET on Sunday, so those considering Forte in fantasy lineups will have his Week 17 status confirmed before the first wave of kickoffs this weekend. Slated to become a free agent this offseason, Sunday could mark Forte's last game with the Bears, with Jeremy Langford presumably in line to serve as the team's featured back in 2016.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
7 months ago

Forte (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

The Bears haven't released Forte's practice status for Friday, but he he was limited both Wednesday and Thursday. With the Bears consistently providing minimal information on injuries, it's unclear if Forte is expected to play in what could be his final game for the organization. If he ends up sitting out, Jeremy Langford would be the clear lead back, with Ka'Deem Carey serving as the top backup.