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Matt Forte rushed nine times for 29 yards in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Eagles.

He added four catches for 25 yards. Forte fell out of the gameplan with the Bears playing from behind and wasn't a factor out of the backfield, finishing with just five targets. He was forced to stay in and pass protect in a game where Jay Cutler was sacked seven times. Forte didn't have any goal-line carries, but was tackled for a safety on a run deep in his own end-zone in the third quarter. He'll need to get back on track in a NFC North showdown with the Packers in Week 17.

Matt Forte RB CHI 7 Months

Matt Forte rushed 24 times for 127 yards and caught one pass for four yards in Sunday's Week 15 win at Cleveland.

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Matt Forte rushed for 102 yards on 20 carries and caught seven passes for 73 yards and one touchdown in Monday night's Week 14 drubbing of the Cowboys.

Forte found a ton of space against Dallas' league-worst fantasy run defense. He also tied with Alshon Jeffery for the team lead in targets with nine. Forte had a ton of lengthy gains, but his biggest was a 34-yard catch-and-run up the right side on a play where the Cowboys defense seemed completely disinterested in tackling. Forte has now eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage in seven of his last eight games and remains an elite RB1 play. He's touched the ball at least 21 times in six consecutive games. Forte has a tough matchup against the Browns on the road next week, but he's locked in as a top fantasy back.

Matt Forte RB CHI 7 Months

Matt Forte is active for Week 13 against the Vikings.

Chicago's Week 13 inactives are SS Major Wright, QB Jay Cutler, LB Lance Briggs, S Anthony Walters, OL James Brown, OT Jonathan Scott, and DL Cornelius Washington.

Matt Forte RB CHI 7 Months

Matt Forte (knee) is listed as probable for Week 13.

Forte practiced again on Friday and will start Sunday against Minnesota.

Matt Forte RB CHI 7 Months

Matt Forte (knee) returned to Bears practice Thursday.

Forte will be listed as "limited," but he's fully on track to start Sunday's game against the Vikings. Forte played through his minor hyperextension against the Rams, and appeared to still be operating at 100 percent effectiveness. He's a top-five play for Week 13.

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Coach Marc Trestman is fully confident Matt Forte (knee) will play in Sunday's game against the Bears.

Forte slightly hyperextended his right knee against the Rams last week but was able to return to the game. It sounds like he sat out Wednesday's practice as a precaution. "I'm still optimistic that [Forte will play on Sunday]," Trestman said. "I feel pretty good that he'll start getting some work [Thursday]. We'll see where he is at, but I'm going in optimistic."

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Matt Forte (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Forte "slightly" hyperextended his knee against the Rams last Sunday. He did some rehab work Tuesday and plans to play this week against the Vikings. It's a tasty matchup for Forte, who will be a top-three fantasy running back play for Week 13. His status will be updated again no later than Thursday.

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Matt Forte "slightly" hyperextended his right knee in Sunday's loss, and the Bears plan to "see where he is at" on Wednesday.

Forte got rolled up in scary fashion, but returned to the game after getting stretched out on the sideline. He missed only a few plays, and looked no worse for the wear upon returning. Our best guess is that the Bears will ration Forte's practice reps, but that he's in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Vikings.

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The Ravens-Bears Week 11 game has been delayed due to lightning in the Chicago area.

This is the game that we were all keeping our eyes on weather-wise. The nasty stuff stayed away for kickoff but it reared its head in a hurry. There are tornadoes and dark clouds in the area. The Ravens lead the Bears 10-0 with 4:51 left in the first quarter. The game has been "temporarily suspended" and will not resume any earlier than 2:25 PM ET. So, we're staring at at least a 45-minute delay. This is actually welcome news to Brandon Marshall, Torrey Smith, etc. owners.