• Matt Forte (RB) #22

    Matt Forte
    Team:NY Jets
    Ht / Wt:6'1" / 218 lb.
    Born:December 10, 1985
    Drafted:2008 / Rd. 2 (44)
    Draft Team:CHI

    2016 Season Stats

    Ru Att Ru Yds Ru TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD
    218 813 7 30 263 1

    ADP Value & Outlook

    Last updated: March 24, 2017

    Matt Forte's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football drafts. In recent drafts, Forte's current ADP is 7.03, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 3rd pick of the 7th round, and 75th selection overall.

    He was drafted 443 times in the latest ADP data, with a high of 43rd and a low of 96th.

    Below is his trend in average draft position:

    Data from fantasy football 12-team standard scoring average draft position data, based off of the latest fantasy football mock drafts.

    Recent drafts with Matt Forte:

    Draft #DateFormatForte's Draft Pick
    4033573 3/24/2017 Standard 82nd
    4033572 3/24/2017 Standard 72nd
    4033542 3/24/2017 Standard 72nd
    4033537 3/24/2017 Standard 83rd
    4033507 3/24/2017 Standard 76th
    4033478 3/24/2017 Standard 78th
    4033471 3/24/2017 Standard 82nd

    Players drafted after Matt Forte:

    Golden Tate WR DET 7.04
    Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 7.05
    Dion Lewis RB NE 7.07
    Hunter Henry TE SD 7.07
    Kyle Rudolph TE MIN 7.07
    Ameer Abdullah RB DET 7.09
    CJ Prosise RB SEA 7.11
    Rishard Matthews WR TEN 7.11
    Paul Perkins RB NYG 7.12
    Kirk Cousins QB WAS 7.12
    Randall Cobb WR GB 8.02
    Rob Kelley RB WAS 8.03
    Jamison Crowder WR WAS 8.03
    Giovani Bernard RB CIN 8.04
    DeSean Jackson WR TB 8.09

    Injury History and Status

    Official reported injury data for Matt Forte.

    NFL Season NFL Week Injury Status
    2016 3 Hamstring Probable
    2016 4 Hamstring Probable
    2016 4 Leg Questionable
    2016 14 Knee Questionable
    2016 16 Shoulder Out
    2016 17 Shoulder Out

    Matt Forte Biography

    Last updated: February 10, 2017

    Childhood and High School

    Mathew Garrett Forte was born on December 10, 1985 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He grew up in Slidell, Louisiana where he played football and track. During his high school career, he rushed two thousand four hundred thirty two yards and caught forty eight passes for six hundred eighteen yards. Other highlights include being named the St. Tammany Parish Player of the Year and District 5-5A Offensive MVP, as well as receiving All-Metro selection accolades in his senior year.


    Forte played football at Tulane University. After sustaining a knee injury his junior year, hereturned his senior year to break school records. He rushed two thousand one hundredtwenty seven yards and scored twenty three touchdowns. He was one of three players nationwide to be named to the Maxwell and Doak Walker Awards and the Walter Camp Player of the Year at the same time. He also earned the Overall MVP Award at the Senior Bowl in 2008.

    NFL Draft

    During the NFL Combine, Forte was noted for his size, especially when it came to breakingarm tackles. He was above average in catching. While he wasaggressive, he also knew when to wait to make just the right play. But while he was quick, he lacked the ability to explode when needed. He had a vertical jump of thirty three inches.

    2008 NFL Season

    He signed a contract with the Chicago Bears for the 2008 season. As a rookie, he had one ofthe most eventful first games of his career against the indianapolis Colts. He carried twenty three times for one hundred twenty three yards, which set the team record for the most yardage gained in a running back's debut game. He also scored his first touchdown in the NFL. He was awarded Monday Night Football’s Horse Trailer Player of the Game award. By the end of the season, he became the first rookie Bear running back to rush for over a thousand yards since 2001. He was named Diet Pepsi's NFL Rookie of the Week.

    2009 NFL Season

    Forte's noteworthy highlights happened in the first four games of the season. During these games, he totaled two hundred seventy one yards, including one hundred seventy one yards in game four alone. He also scored his first touchdown of the season in that same game.

    2010 NFL Season

    In the first game of the season, Forte scored two touchdowns, one of them being the gamewinning one. He was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. In Week 5, he had a career long touchdown run of sixty eight yards. That day, he rusHe was nhed one hundred sixty six yards. He was named FedEx Ground Player of the Week. In Week 11, he scored the only touchdown in the game.

    2011 NFL Season

    He became the only player in NFL history to have over nine hundred yards rushing and fourhundred yards receiving. Despite an injury suffered a few weeks prior, he was the first Bears running back named to the Pro Bowl since 1991.

    2012 NFL Season

    Instead of signing a franchise tag with the Bears, he signed a four year contract with a thirty two million dollar salary. But he suffered an ankle injury in game two, so he was sidelined until he began practice on September 26. His season ended on a low note with only forty four receptions for three hundred forty yards.

    2013 NFL Season

    He became the first Bears running back to record fifty or more yards in two consecutive games since 1997. He followed up by becoming third in the leading rusher list with five thousand seven hundred two career yards. He became the first player in the team's history and the eighteenth player in the NFL to record one thousand yards from scrimmage in each of his first sixth seasons. He finished runner-up for the FedEx Ground Player of the Year Award.

    2014 NFL Season

    With one hundred two receptions, he broke the record for the most a Bears running back made in a single season.

    2015 NFL Season

    Forte was named as one of the top one hundred players in the NFL for the 2015-2016 season. The Bears did not renew his contract for the following year.

    2016 NFL Season

    Forte signed a contract with the New York Jets. Towards the end of the season, he was placed on the injured list. This contributed to a career low eight hundred thirteen rushing yards with seven touchdowns and thirty receptions for two hundred sixty three yards and one touchdown.

    Personal Life

    He was the runner up in the 2008 Rookie Madden Bowl. He enjoys playing video games, and he is a devout Christian. Follow him on Twitter.


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