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.
Posted: 12/28/2012 6:29pm et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is probable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Bears and Forte fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief after Forte injured his ankle last week. The Bears must win and need help to get into the playoffs, and doing it without their top two running backs would have severely increased the difficulty. Even so, Forte has had trouble scoring touchdowns this season; he is not a great fantasy option.
Posted: 12/27/2012 10:56pm et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Thursday was a good step forward for Forte, who was unable to do anything at all in practice Wednesday. His fantasy owners need to see if the progression continues Friday.
Posted: 12/26/2012 4:09pm et
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler said Wednesday, Dec. 26, RB Matt Forte (ankle) appears to be walking around the team's facility fine and is optimistic he will play in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Forte has played through injury before, but not terribly effectively. Considering Khalil Bell was only brought back because of Michael Bush's injury, the Bears need all the help they can get in trying to reach the postseason. Whether or not Forte does anything for your fantasy team is a different matter, but the matchup isn't bad.
Posted: 12/24/2012 11:46am et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte said he expects to play in the team's Week 17 game. Forte injured his right ankle for the third time this season in Week 16.
Huddle Up: With Michael Bush on IR the Bears are down to a gimpy Forte and recently re-signed Kahlil Bell. It might not take much more than that to beat the Lions, but it's a situation worth keeping an eye on if you're banking on Forte's help in a meaningful Week 17 fantasy game.
Posted: 12/23/2012 8:31pm et
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) was wearing a walking boot after suffering a right ankle injury during the Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Forte came up gimpy in the third quarter on his right ankle that has given him trouble twice before this season. Before leaving and getting replaced by Kalil Bell, Forte rushed for 88 yards and a TD -- his best rushing performance since Week 9. Forte owners now know the drill: Monitoring practice reports all week leading up to the Week 17 finale vs. the Lions.
Posted: 12/19/2012 11:04pm et
Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice said the team could use newly re-signed RB Kahlil Bell in short-yardage and goal-line situations in Week 16 in place of RB Matt Forte. RB Michael Bush (ribs) is out for the season.
Huddle Up: As the goalline back, Bell obviously would see his fantasy value jump as Bush had 5 rushing scores in 13 games prior to his injury. Forte, meanwhile, was stymied at the goalline in Week 15 as he tried to punch in his first rushing TD since Week 9. Overall, Forte only has 3 rushing scores this season -- matching his 2011 total.