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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


Att Yds TD
248 1094 5

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
Bears RB Matt Forté has disappointed fantasy owners in the past, but he is worth a start in all formats against the Bills.

Bears’ running backs have chance to break loose vs. Bills

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
If Mike Martz has any interest in appeasing his critics by getting RBs Matt Forté and Chester Taylor more involved — and there's a good chance that he does not — this would be the week to do it.

Flashback: Bears' recent Week Eight performances

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week Eight contests each of the last five seasons.

Bears’ Martz considering options with RBs Forté, Taylor

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
The Bears have moved to a pass-heavy offense this season under coordinator Mike Martz, but it sounds like Martz is at least mulling some changes as Chicago takes its bye week.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Owners shouldn't count on a second-consecutive huge rushing day from him, but Bears RB Matt Forté is worth a start in fantasy leagues again this week.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
This week, PFW publisher and Bears expert Hub Arkush cautions against getting optimistic about the team's running game and says TE Desmond Clark is being underutilized by Mike Martz.

Seahawks-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Getting the running game going will be a difficult task for the Bears on Sunday.

Bears’ Martz should be more consistent in utilization of running game

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
Mike Martz needs to make sure his goal is to strike a better balance between the running game and passing game when Jay Cutler returns.

Week Five Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Bears RB Matt Forté, Bears DE Israel Idonije and Lions RS-WR Stefan Logan as its Players of the Week.

Bears players of the week

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Matt Forté, Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije starred in the Bears' Week Five win.

Bears win big despite Collins' four picks

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Matt Forte rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns, Julius Peppers led a ferocious defense and the Bears overcame four interceptions by backup quarterback Todd Collins to beat the winless Panthers 23-6 on Sunday.

Bears-Panthers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Some in Chicago have been clamoring for the Bears to commit to the running game recently, and with Todd Collins under center, this might be the week they do it.

Bears RB Taylor expects ground game to pick up

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 9:26 p.m. ET
The Bears' ground game, which was expected to be more potent this year with a 1-2 punch of Matt Forté and offseason acquisition Chester Taylor, has lagged behind the passing attack thus far.

Forté will be major factor in Bears’ passing attack

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Somewhat of an afterthought with pass-happy coordinator Mike Martz coming to Chicago to call the plays, RB Matt Forté stole the show in Sunday's win over the Lions.

Bears escape opener with controversial 19-14 win over the Lions

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler had 372 yards passing and threw a late 28-yard touchdown pass to Matt Forte, and the Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions 19-14 in the season opener after Calvin Johnson's apparent touchdown catch was ruled an incompletion.

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted Aug. 11, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
What effect would the presence or absence of Brett Favre have on other Vikings skill-position players, such as WR Percy Harvin? Pat Fitzmaurice offers his insights into this and other fantasy draft-related issues.

Forté poised for fantasy rebound

Posted July 22, 2010 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
After putting together what turned out to be a mediocre, injury-plagued second season, Bears RB Matt Forté appears ready to make amends for fantasy owners.


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.