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Matt Forte

Matt Forte - #22 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 218 lbs.
Birthday 12/10/1985
Birthplace Lake Charles, LA
College Tulane
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 2nd round, 13th pick by Bears

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
248 1094 5

Fantasy RB Tips: Richardson, Green-Ellis are must-starts

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
In PFW's late-week fantasy RB tips, Trent Richardson and BenJarvus Green-Ellis are must starts, and Bryce Brown may get another chance.

Key matchup: Bears RBs Matt Forte and Michael Bush vs. 49ers defense

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
In today’s Key Matchup we examine one battle that will help decide the Bears-49ers game in Week 11.

Start or sit: Bear down

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
In this Week's "Start or Sit," PFW's Mike Wilkening has one obvious Bears player to start — and one sleeper to strongly consider, too.

Bears RB Forte active for Monday night

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
As expected, Bears RB Matt Forté will return to action on Monday night. Forté has not played since injuring his knee against the Packers in Week Two.

Week Three fantasy tips: RBs

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
In PFW's late-week fantasy RB tips, Trent Richardson is a must-start going against a questionable Bills run defense.

Forte reportedly has high ankle sprain

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
Matt Forté reportedly suffered a high right ankle sprain during the Bears' loss to Green Bay Thursday night.

Forte leaves game with ankle injury

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 10:53 p.m. ET
Bears RB Matt Forte left Thursday night's game against the Packers in the third quarter with an ankle injury.

Offense will have to carry Bears in 2012

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
If the Bears are going to fulfill huge expectations in 2012, they are likely to do so with a new formula: Riding the offense for a change.

Bears RB Bush playing role that suits him best

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
With Matt Forté finally signed, the Bears know they will get a look at their new 1-2 punch at running back next week when practices begin.

Bears sign RB Forte to four-year deal

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
The Bears have agreed to a four-year deal with RB Matt Forté, hours before the league’s deadline to sign franchised players to long-term contracts.

Report: Bears, Forte close to new deal

Posted July 14, 2012 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
An NFL Network report says that RB Matt Forte and the Bears are "extremely close" to agreeing on a long-term deal.

Holdouts would impact fantasy value for top backs

Posted July 12, 2012 @ 3 p.m. ET
Maurice Jones-Drew, Matt Forté and Ray Rice could see their fantasy draft positions impacted because of their unsettled contract situations.

Holdout possible, but Forte plans to play in '12

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
Bears RB Matt Forte told reporters on Friday that he will not miss the 2012 regular season.

Forte absent as Bears open minicamp

Posted June 12, 2012 @ 9:40 p.m. ET
The Bears opened minicamp, and one key piece was missing — Matt Forté. However, it wasn't unexpected, as he hasn't signed his franchise tender.

Fantasy spin: Michael Bush

Posted March 22, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Michael Bush has signed with the Bears but with Matt Forté and Kahlil Bell on board how does that affect his fantasy value? William Del Pilar breaks it down.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Despite battling an ankle injury, Forte rushed for 103 yards on 24 carries in the Bears' win over the Lions on Sunday.||||||| It was just his third 100-yard game of the season. He finished with 1,094 yards on the season. The Bears finished 10-6, but missed the playoffs.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012
Forte is active Sunday despite a right ankle problem.||||||| Forte is nine yards shy of reaching 1,000 for the third time.
Posted Dec. 24, 2012
Forte carried 12 times for 88 yards and a score in Sunday's 28-13 win at Arizona.||||||| Forte aggravated a right ankle injury and left early in the second half. It's not clear if he will play in Week 17 at Detroit.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Forte left Sunday's game against the Cardinals in the third quarter with an apparent ankle injury.||||||| He limped into the locker room in the third quarter and was replaced by Armando Allen. Forte also left the game against Minnesota last month with an ankle injury.
Posted Nov. 25, 2012
Forte suffered an ankle injury early on a run midway through the third quarter of Sunday's game against Minnesota.||||||| Forte appeared to be favoring his right leg as he slowly walked to the tunnel, and his return was questionable.

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