Matt Forte to play Week 12; Alshon Jeffery hopeful

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Lock it in: Bears running back Matt Forte will be back in action Thursday night in Green Bay, returning after a three-game absence caused by a medial collateral ligament sprain in his right knee.

Alshon Jeffery? He’s also hopeful to face the Packers, but still not certain if he’ll be available Thanksgiving night as he continues working through groin and shoulder injuries.

“We’re going to see on Thursday,” Jeffery said.

Offensive coordinator Adam Gase is certainly eager to have a full complement of weapons available to him again. Gase and the Bears’ offense have only had their top three playmakers – Forte, Jeffery and quarterback Jay Cutler – together for three games this season, left to adapt and reinvent itself on a week by week basis.

Forte’s return , Gase said, will be an obvious bonus to a running attack that averaged just 3.4 yards per attempt in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: 

Sounds like Jeffery will be a game-time call, but Forte's presence puts a fantasy hit on Jeremy Langford's value. Before dumping Langford, owners may want to see how the workload is split first, at least for a week. Langford has earned more time but it remains to be seen just how much with Forte active.

Filed Under: 2015, W12

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