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Matt Forte 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Matt Forte Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #22
Position: Running Back
Career: 9 Years
Height: 6-2
Weight: 216
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Lake Charles, LA
High School: Slidell HS [Slidell, LA]
College: Tulane
Drafted: 2008 Chicago Bears (Round: 2 #44)

Running Back Rankings:
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Position Projections:
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  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Matt Forte 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
111.58 7.83 1 13.50 10.18 20 --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Rush Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
11 No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes
Matt Forte Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Jets1430263100813700142.4510.18
2015 Bears1344389300898400151.2511.63
2014 Bears161028084001038600204.2012.76
Matt Forte 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Matt Forte has been below his fantasy projection 5 out of 9 years, including the last 3. His best fantasy RB ranking was #3 in 2013, and he has had a total of 3 seasons with a top 10 ranking.
Fantasy Trends:
Forte's fantasy game average per year has been going down for 3 years, and has been trending down 5 out of the past 7 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 174th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Forte is entering his 10th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, RBs in their 10th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.06 from their 9th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Forte has averaged 6.10 fantasy pts per game more than the league RB average. The average fantasy pts per game by RBs in 2016 was 6.14.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (1.716) pts per game for Forte. At the Quarterback position: Ryan Fitzpatrick (2016 Avg: 13.18 Pts/Game) has left the team. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Connor Harris has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Brandon Marshall (2016 Avg: 3.82 Pts/Game) has left the team and Robby Anderson (2016 Avg: 3.50 Pts/Game) and Charone Peake (2016 Avg: .93 Pts/Game) have been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Brandon Bostick (2016 Avg: .53 Pts/Game) has left the team and Jordan Leggett has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Brent Qvale is no longer starting, Tanner Purdum has left the team and Kelvin Beachum and Brian Winters have been added to the starting lineup. At the Kicker position: Nicholas Folk (2016 Avg: 6.56 Pts/Game) has left the team.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Forte plays this year (101 - 92 - 0 0.523%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (101 - 106 - 3 0.488%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,698) compared to this season's teams (4,522) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Forte had a lower fantasy avg (8.86 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (11.49 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be an indication of less points.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Forte faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.31 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 20.25 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Forte has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (14.30 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (11.83 pts per game), 4th quarter (11.01 pts per game) and 3rd quarter (10.79 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 8 (16.67 pts per game), week 7 (15.83 pts per game) and week 1 (15.78 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 3 (8.73 pts per game), week 10 (8.86 pts per game) and week 14 (9.13 pts per game).
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