Matt Forte, RB New York Jets

General Info

  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 216 lbs
  • DOB: 12-10-1985
NYJ Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:53pm

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 10. With Forte out, Bilal Powell is a low-end RB1 (and chalk DFS) play. In the four games that Forte has missed over the last two seasons, Powell has averaged 18.3 touches for 108 yards and 0.50 touchdowns. Elijah McGuire is also worth a look as a RB3/flex who should see 8-12 touches as the change-of-pace back. Beat writer Rich Cimini intimated that this might be a multi-week absence for Forte.

Scouting Report

Week 10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Matt Forte has 18 touches in Week 9 for 96 total yards. He also played 48% of the snaps as the Jets are utilizing three running backs at this time. Forte is definitely in the game plan, but we don't feel he will double Bilal Powell's touches every week as these should balance out. Another factor is Forte is nursing a sore knee and has not practiced all week.

If Forte does play, it's a great matchup for Jets RBs, as Tampa ranks 26th in aFPA to running backs. Because of the injury and Powell's presence, Forte only ranks as a high-end RB3 or flex play for Week 10. Keep an eye on his injury status leading up to kickoff.

2017 Strength of Schedule - NYJ
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
31
@BUF
28
@OAK
17
MIA
23
JAX
16
@CLE
24
NE
17
@MIA
14
ATL
31
BUF
21
@TB
BYE3
CAR
9
KC
5
@DEN
12
@NO
25
LAC
24
@NE

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

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1@BUF616002.67320056.673.66.635/5860.3%
2@OAK953005.89438049.509.113.127/5648.2%
3MIA825003.120000-2.52.523/6336.5%
4JAX--------------
5@CLE--------------
6NE922002.44859087.388.116.144/7657.9%
7@MIA741005.86541058.208.213.228/5650.0%
8ATL47001.75645077.505.211.229/6147.5%
9BUF1477205.50419044.7521.625.632/6747.8%
10@TB--------------
11BYE--------------
Per game8.1434.430.2904.234.2931.7104.717.408.3312.6131.14/62.4349.75%
Totals57241204.23302220337.4058.388.3218/43749.75%
Previous Games vs. CAR
SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
20145@CAR1761013.59121051128.7520.632.658/6490.63%
Average17.0061.000.001.003.5912.00105.001.0012.008.7520.6032.6058.00/64.0090.63%

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