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Thursday, November 26, 2015, 10:49am
Ian Rapoport says that Matt Forte will be the starter in name only, since the Bears see Jeremy Langford "as more explosive."
Langford is only averaging 3.2 YPC compared to Forte's 4.0, but the rookie has made some big plays in the passing game. Forte should still be startable, but is not the bankable RB1 that he once was.
Posted by Jordan Heck
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 10:39am
Week 12 vs. Green Bay
Matt Forte is officially playing Thursday against the Packers, but how much? We expect him to be the lead back, but rookie Jeremy Langford has earned a role in this offense with the way he's played the last three weeks in Forte's absence. Plus, it's Forte's first game back so they may not want to overwork him.
On top of all that, Forte gets a tough matchup against the Packers. In the last three games, Green Bay has allowed an average of 54 yards to backs, with just one touchdown. Typically, Forte is a top-10 back, but not this week. He should be viewed more as a low RB2 or even a flex option.
2015 Strength of Schedule - CHI
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2015 Game Stats
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