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Sunday, August 21, 2016, 7:09pm
Jets RB Matt Forte did team periods Sunday for the second consecutive practice (also last Wednesday). He moved around well Sunday.
Forte sat out the Jets' first two preseason games. Will he play Saturday against the Giants? If he doesn't, he'd go into Week 1 with zero preseason game snaps. The Jets have three more practices before they face the Giants.
The story said HC Todd Bowles said Forte will play in that game "if he gets better during the week. We'll try to anticipate it in warm-ups. I'd like to get him a few snaps, if I could." If Forte doesn't play in the preseason it may be a stretch for him to see a bulk of the workload in Week 1, esp. with Bilal Powell in the picture who also excels in the passing game. It's a situation to monitor over the next few days.
Posted by Chris Kucharski
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 9:12pm
Matt Forte prepares to play in a different uniform for the first time in his eight-year NFL career. His resume is very good and the Jets think he still one of the better overall running backs in the NFL. He might not get 20 carries per game, but he will see the football more than anyone on the team. Forte's receiving skills are well-documented and the fact he has rushed for over 1,000 yards three of the last four seasons (he missed three game last season and ended up with 898 rushing yards) shows he still has been putting up rushing numbers. He has averaged 60 catches per season throughout his career and it's safe to say OC Chan Gailey will take advantage of his versatility.
Forte is 30 years old and although he has still been effective in recent years, an aging running back is always a concern. And even though Forte will be the No. 1 running back on the depth chart, he most likely will average between 10 and 15 carries a game as the Jets will distribute some of those carries to Bilal Powell and Khiry Robinson.
2016 Bottom Line
Forte has not shown signs of slowing down yet despite missing three games last season with an injury. He will not be a running back who gets all of the carries but he will get a lot of touches which makes him more valuable in PPR leagues. Forte has been going in the 3rd round and that's a very good spot in a PPR league. In a standard league, you should wait until the 4th round as the rushing numbers will not be as good as some backs who are going behind him.
2016 Strength of Schedule - NYJ
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2015 Game Stats
|Per game||16.77||69.08||0.31||0.08||4.12||3.38||29.92||0.23||4.46||8.84||46.38/68.15||67.62% |