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Forte had 26 carries for 117 rushing yards and six catches on six targets for 58 receiving yards Sunday against the Vikings.
Forte has rushed for over 115 yards in two of the last three games, with one receiving touchdown over that span. He continues to be the most-used offensive player for the Bears, and he'll look to keep his solid play going in Week 12 against the Buccaneers, who are ranked 18th in rushing yards allowed per game this season and 29th in passing yards allowed.
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Forte compiled 54 yards on 17 carries and 27 yards on three receptions while failing to find the end zone in Sunday's 55-14 loss to the Packers.
Going against a Packers defense that ranked last in the league against run heading into Sunday, Forte looked like he might be the top fantasy option at running back for the week. However, the huge day many were expecting never materialized, as the Bears were quickly forced to abandon the run after trailing by 14 points by the end of the first quarter and 42 at halftime. The Packers defense proved surprisingly stout on the few occasions the Bears did opt to run, as Forte's 3.2 yards per carry represent his worst average since Week 3 against the Jets. Despite his presence on a deeply disappointing offense, Forte still remains a top-tier fantasy commodity due to his high volume of touches as a runner and receiver. Prior to Sunday's contest, he had accumulated over 100 total yards or scored a touchdown in five consecutive games. There's good odds that he'll achieve either or both of those performance markers in the Bears' Week 11 tilt with the Vikings.
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Forte had 19 carries for 114 rushing yards and six catches on eight targets for 54 receiving yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Patriots.
Forte continues to be the dominant player on the Bears' offense, recording over 100 yards for the fifth straight game, while scoring six touchdowns in that span. Fantasy owners will have to wait a week to plug him back into their lineups, as the Bears are off in Week 9 before facing a Packers defense in Week 10 that is allowing the second-most rushing yards per game this season.
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Forte had 12 carries for 49 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as six catches on seven targets for 60 receiving yards and another score Sunday against the Dolphins.
Forte continues to be the Bears' best offensive weapon, as he leads the team in carries, rushing yards and receptions. He has now scored four touchdowns in the last two games and he'll be heavily relied upon in Week 8 at New England, as the Bears face off against a Patriots defense ranked second in fewest-passing yards allowed per game but 24th against the run.
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Forte was not listed on the Bears' injury report Thursday.
As was the case last week, Forte got the day off Wednesday before returning to a full practice Thursday. He should be at full strength for Sunday's tilt with Miami.
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Forte (non-injury) didn't partake in Wednesday's practice, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.
As he did a week ago, Forte was held out of Wednesday's drills in order to receive a day off. The strategy is employed throughout the league as a means of limiting the the reps of workhorses around the league (see: Marshawn Lynch). Forte experienced his most rigorous work of the season in Week 5 and 6, when he combined for 34 carries and 22 receptions (on 25 targets). Thus, rest is certainly an acceptable excuse to miss practice.
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Forte had a monster game in Sunday's win at Atlanta, racking up 157 yards from scrimmage while scoring two touchdowns. He finished with 17 carries for 80 yards and 10 receptions for 77 yards.
No matter the scoring system, Forte produced for fantasy owners Sunday. He's been a stud in PPR formats the last two weeks, catching a whopping 22 passes for 182 yards. There's no reason to think he can't carry this momentum into next week, as he'll face Miami at home.
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Forte wasn't listed on the Bears' injury report Thursday.
With averages of 16.4 rushes and 7.2 receptions per game, Forte is a prime bet to profit from a Falcons defense that has given up an NFL-worst nine rushing touchdowns to running backs this season.
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Forte (coach's decision) didn't practice Wednesday, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports.
Forte received a season-high 29 touches in Week 5 -- 17 carries and 12 receptions -- intimating that the day off was merely for rest purposes. Expect him to return to practice in some capacity before the end of the week.
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Forte had 17 carries for 61 rushing yards and 12 catches on 12 targets for 105 receiving yards and a touchdown, but lost a costly fumble late in a 31-24 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.
Forte's touchdown was his first of the season, and while the fumble hurt, he has now accumulated over 160 yards in both of the past two games. Backup Ka'Deem Carey had only two carries, further cementing Forte's status as the workhorse in Chicago. Up next is a Falcons' defense that is ranked 30th in the NFL against the pass and allowed 124 rushing yards and a touchdown to the Giants in Week 5.