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Chicago Bears

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


Att Yds TD
248 1094 5

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 10:40 a.m. ET
TE Greg Olsen has only one catch in each of his past three games and none of the three grabs has resulted in a gain of more than nine yards, but he could be targeted more frequently against Minnesota.

Patriots-Bears prediction

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
The Bears' defense has carried the team for much of the season, and it will again in a win on Sunday, according to PFW's Dan Parr.

Bears have to hope Taylor saves his best for last

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
Chicago's offense could use more of a boost from Chester Taylor in the final quarter of the season, especially with the weather becoming more of a factor in games.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
One week after he averaged a season-high 8.4 yards per carry, feeding Matt Forté a steady diet of carries should be part of Mike Martz's game plan Sunday.

Flashback: Recent Week 13 Bears' performances

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 13 contests each of the last five seasons.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
RB Matt Forté should have another productive game against the Lions' 24th-ranked run defense in Week 13.

60-second rant: Bears need to feed Forté down the stretch

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 8:47 p.m. ET
After trying to make it as a pass-first offense earlier in the season, offensive coordinator Mike Martz has shown a greater commitment to handing RB Matt Forté the ball since the Bears' Week Eight bye.

Flashback: Recent Week 12 Bears' performances

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 12 contests each of the last five seasons.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
Owners with good depth at running back ought to at least consider not playing Matt Forté this week against the Eagles' eighth-ranked run defense.

Bears players of the week

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
Matt Forté and Julius Peppers were among those who stood out for the Bears in their Week 11 win over the Dolphins.

Flashback: Recent Week 10 Bears performances

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 10 contests each of the last five seasons.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
It's hard to imagine Bears RBs Matt Forté and Chester Taylor being very productive against Minnesota, which ranks sixth against the run.

Martz finds right balance against Bills

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
One of the encouraging developments from the Bears' win over Buffalo is that the running game struggled and Mike Martz didn't give up on it.

Forté a lost cause in Martz’s scheme

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
  Bears RB Matt Forté had a perfect opportunity to break out of his funk on Sunday, but for a number of reasons, he wasn't able to do so.  

Bears-Bills prediction

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
Associate editor Dan Parr says the Bears will end their losing streak in Toronto.


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.