Matt Forte, RB Chicago Bears

Rankings

Notes: Forte has finished in the top 4 in both PPR and standard formats in the last two years, but his usage (especially in the passing game) was up under former OC Marc Trestman. He’s likely to see a drop in targets, but should still be good for 50-60 catches under new OC Adam Gase. Provided that the holdout doesn’t continue into the summer, Forte should deliver on his mid- to late-1st round ADP.
CHI Depth Chart
2015 Strength of Schedule - CHI
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
17
GB
1
ARI
3
@SEA
28
OAK
16
@KC
11
@DET
BYE27
MIN
13
@SD
5
@STL
7
DEN
17
@GB
15
SF
9
WAS
27
@MIN
22
@TB
11
DET

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCSnaps%
1BUF1782004.828870910.8870/7495%
2SF1221001.75515083.0059/59100%
3NYJ1333002.54643077.1765/6698%
4GB23122005.30549069.8060/7877%
5CAR1761013.59121051128.7558/6491%
6ATL1780204.7110770137.7066/7390%
7MIA1249104.086601710.0053/53100%
8NE19114006.00654189.0056/6981%
9BYE------------
10GB1754003.18327079.0060/7086%
11MIN26117004.50658069.6775/7797%
12TB2389203.87523064.6051/5789%
13DET56001.20652098.6754/6484%
14DAL1326112.00874099.2569/69100%
15NO1678004.882210510.5054/6090%
16DET1955002.89640166.6764/64100%
17MIN1751003.008230122.8861/61100%
Totals2661038623.9010280841307.92975/105892%

Most Recent News

Bears WR Eddie Royal in a 'great position' to contribute immediately

Monday, June 15, 2015, 1:40pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

ESPN's Mike Sando:

Eddie Royal's resurgence over the past two seasons and his early grasp of the Bears' new offense has him in great position to play a prominent role right away. The staff seemed excited about him when I visited Bears camp earlier in the offseason. Royal has 10 red zone touchdowns over the past two seasons, tied for ninth in the league among wide receivers.

Fantasy Impact:

Royal could continue to be a headache for fantasy owners. He's production tends to be spotty and comes in bunches, which makes it difficult to know when to use him. There's also the possibility that he draws targets away from Alshon Jeffery, Kevin White, Martellus Bennett and/or Matt Forte.

Scouting Report

Matt Forte - Week 17 vs. Minnesota

Matt Forte isn't having a career year in rushing, but he's having one of the best receiving seasons by a back in NFL history. In fact, he's just eight receptions short of the NFL single-season record for receptions by a running back (101). He's also just 13 rushing yards shy of 1,000 and could join an exclusive club. If he gets 1,000 rushing yards and 100 catches he'll be the second player in NFL history (LaDainian Tomlinson is the first) to reach those milestones in a single season.

In short, Forte is a baller. He'll have a good chance at reaching those milestones this week against the Minnesota Vikings. The last time he played Minnesota he finished with 175 total yards. The Vikings have been very favorable to backs this season.

Forte is a must-start option.

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