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Matt Forte | RB | Chicago Bears
Posted: 12/10/2013 1:01am et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte rushed 20 times for 102 yards and caught a game- high 7 passes for 73 yards Monday, Dec. 9 in a 45-28 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Forte continues to be fantasy gold as he notched his second-highest yards-from- scrimmage total of the season. With the Bears now possessing a plethora of pass- catching options to keep defenses from focusing on Forte, the RB certainly is taking advantage.

Posted: 11/29/2013 7:05pm et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is listed as probable for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Forte is all set to go on Sunday against the Vikings' weak rush defense. He's a Top 5 fantasy running back this week.

Posted: 11/28/2013 11:18am et
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said he is optimistic that RB Matt Forte (knee) will be able to play Week 13. Trestman said he believes Forte will be able to do some work during practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: The expectation all along is that Forte will play this week against the Vikings, and a little practice time towards the end of the week would go a long way towards easing fantasy owners' concerns. Michael Bush would be the backup plan if Forte can't go this week.

Posted: 11/27/2013 6:51pm et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: Forte is dealing with a hyperextended knee but he did some rehab work on Tuesday and the Bears expect him to play on Sunday. Forte has a great match-up this week against an awful Vikings' rush defense allowing 119 yards per game.

Posted: 11/25/2013 4:29pm et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) is dealing with a slightly hyperextended knee. It is not known if he will be able to practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: Hopefully this isn't too serious, but it's certainly something to monitor.

Posted: 8/6/2013 11:48pm et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 6, after getting a planned day off.
Huddle Up: After playing every game during his first 3 seasons, Forte has missed a combined 4 contests over the past 2 seasons, and with the RB creeping up in age -- he'll turn 28 in December -- the Bears are playing it wisely.

Posted: 7/17/2013 5:39pm et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte said he believes he could be more involved in the passing game this season under head coach Marc Trestman. "I would expect (to be used more in 2013). Coach Trestman, I think he said he watched a lot of film on me and has seen me run different routes," Forte said. "So we'll get back to catching the ball out of the backfield like we did the prior years."
Huddle Up: Trestman likes to throw and runs a West Coast offense, plus he has Forte, one of the best pass-catching backs in the league, at his disposal. Charlier Garner caught 91 passes out of the backfield for Trestman in 2002; that's the upside Forte is looking at this season.

Posted: 5/22/2013 12:46am et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte did not participate in OTAs Tuesday, May 21. Forte is taking part in a two-day USO tour and is visiting troops in Germany.
Huddle Up: No worries about Forte who could use the time away after recording at least 255 touches in each of his 5 NFL seasons.

Posted: 5/15/2013 1:03pm et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte is preparing for a bigger role in the passing game this season.
Huddle Up: Forte has always been a yardage hound; since entering the league only Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson, and Ray Rice have more yards from scrimmage. And Marc Trestman's WCO-based offense features plenty of throwing to the backs, which will play to Forte's... uh, forte. Just don't expect a bunch of touchdowns and you'll be fine.