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Fantasy Football Info: Matt Forte’s Slow Start

Chicago Bears v Seattle Seahawks

Many fantasy football owners must have been surprised to have seen the box score last week as Matt Forte faced off against the Seahawks. For the game Forte managed just 66 yards rushing on 21 carries.

Just the week before Frank Gore torched Seattle’s defense for two 80-yard touchdowns and had a fabulous day. This matchup was supposed to jump start Forte’s slow beginning to the season as he finally played a weak run defense.

On Sunday Forte will have another strong opportunity for success as he will face off against the Lions. If Forte should struggle to produce a solid game this week, some fantasy football owners may panic about his abilities in his sophomore season.

How Banged Up is Forte?

On Wednesday Forte was limited in practice with a knee problem, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s limited all week.

Packers vs. Bears

Next week the Bears have a bye week and Forte will get plenty of rest in that time.

I will be interested to see if Forte can shrug off his aliment and have his first strong showing of the young season.

If he has another disappointing game than it will be two week’s in a row that he has failed to produce against an easy matchup.

Hopefully, the Bears running back will produce for fantasy owners, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he as another average game. Knee injuries take time to get right, and it’s obvious he’s not playing up to his capabilities right now.

Forte’s Fantasy Football Outlook from Here

I wouldn’t panic if Forte has another slow game this week. If he should have another slow game after the bye week when he plays the Falcons than it could be trouble.

Unless Forte’s ailments become sever than worst case he should still make for a good player on your fantasy football team.

With that said he may not be the fantasy stud that many fantasy players drafted him to be either.

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