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Fantasy Update

Sep 14, 2017
numberFire
New York Jets running back Matt Forte believes the team's offensive and running game issues are 'fixable' and is 'not at all' panicking about 2017 being a miserable year. What It Means: Forte and the Jets offense managed just 38 yards rushing in Week 1 and hope to bring balance to their offensive attack in Week 2. The Jets passed 39 times while running only 13 designed run plays against the Buffalo Bills in the season opener. Forte ended up with 9 touches for 36 yards. Our models project Forte for only 53.9 total yards and 0.2 touchdowns for 7.3 FanDuel points in Week...
numberFire Sep 14, 2017

Matt Forte considers Jets' offensive woes 'fixable'

New York Jets running back Matt Forte believes the team's offensive and running game issues are 'fixable' and is 'not at all' panicking about 2017 being a miserable year. What It Means: Forte and the Jets offense managed just 38 yards rushing in Week 1 and hope to bring balance to their offensive attack in Week 2. The Jets passed 39 times while running only 13 designed run plays against the Buffalo Bills in the season opener. Forte ended up with 9 touches for 36 yards. Our models project Forte for only 53.9 total yards and 0.2 touchdowns for 7.3 FanDuel points in Week...
numberFire Sep 14, 2017

Bilal Powell projected to be Jets' top fantasy back in Week 2

New York Jets running back Bilal Powell is projected to finish with more fantasy points than Matt Forte versus the Oakland Raiders in Week 2. What It Means: Powell was out snapped by Forte in Week 1 (35 to 30) but received more carries (7 to 6). numberFire's models project the duo to each receive 11 touches each in Week 2, with Powell getting 8.7 carries compared to 9.5 for Forte. Powell ranks in our top-25 for running backs with 9.5 projected FanDuel points versus the Raiders, compared to 7.3 for Forte. Source: numberFire
Newark Star-Ledger Sep 14, 2017
Why Jets' Matt Forte thinks John Morton was in 'tough spot' during lackluster debut

Why Jets' Matt Forte thinks John Morton was in 'tough spot' during lackluster debut

John Morton made his debut Sunday as the Jets' offensive coordinator.
Buffalo Rumblings Sep 12, 2017
Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets: run defense makes the difference

Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets: run defense makes the difference

This stat was defining. This week’s edition of the one stat recap focuses on Sean McDermott’s Buffalo Bills defense and their ability to stifle the New York Jets rushing attack. What one stat explains the #GoBills win over the #Jets on Sunday? Watch below to see what we chose. What would you pick? pic.twitter.com/WuH22TaNCL— Buffalo Rumblings (@BuffRumblings) September 12, 2017 Thirty-Eight The Bills held the Jets to just thirty-eight rushing yards on Sunday at New Era Field. Bilal Powell and Matt Forte, both legitimate running backs in the league, manged only 22 and 16 yards,...
Buffalo Rumblings Sep 11, 2017
Buffalo Bills defense ground Jets’ rushing attack

Buffalo Bills defense ground Jets’ rushing attack

Buffalo holds Forte and Powell to 38 yards in season-opening win If Sunday’s season-opening win over the New York Jets is any indicator, the Buffalo Bills defense is back to its run-stuffing ways. The Bills' starting defense, which dominated opponents during the preseason, allowing only nine points over 16 possessions, continued that momentum during a 21-12 win at New Era Field. Facing the two-headed monster of Matt Forte and Bilal Powell, Buffalo’s stout defense limited the Jets to 38 rushing yards on 15 carries, an average of 2.53 yards per carry. “We wanted to control the line of...
Newark Star-Ledger Sep 10, 2017

Studs and duds from Bills 21, Jets 12, including Matt Forte

The New York Jets and Buffalo Bills opened their 2017 NFL regular seasons on Sunday. Here is a look at the studs and duds from the game.
New York Post Sep 9, 2017
Jets plan to let this pair mask inexperience receiving corps

Jets plan to let this pair mask inexperience receiving corps

ORCHARD PARK — Jets opponents should expect to see plenty of Matt Forte and Bilal Powell this season. The two running backs look like they will be key cogs in John Morton’s offense. The Jets have an inexperienced wide receiving corps, are thin at tight end and have journeyman Josh McCown at quarterback. That leaves...
Newsday Sep 9, 2017

Matt Forte is confident in QB Josh McCown as leader of offense

Matt Forte can vouch for new Jets quarterback Josh McCown's leadership abilities. The two were teammates with the Bears and reunited in New York.
numberFire Sep 7, 2017

Jets' Matt Forte (knee) practicing in full

New York Jets running back Matt Forte (knee) practiced in full on Wednesday. What It Means: Forte is still on the injury report, but it looks like he'll be full-go for Sunday's matchup with the Buffalo Bills. numberFire's models project Forte for 45.8 yards and 0.2 touchdowns on 9.6 carries as well as 11.6 yards on 1.5 receptions, making him our 28th-ranked fantasy running back in Week 1. Source: Brian Costello, NY Post
Rotoworld Sep 6, 2017

Matt Forte practices fully ahead of Week 1 - Matt Forte (RB) New York Jets

Matt Forte (knee) is practicing in full for Week 1 against Buffalo.
numberFire Sep 1, 2017

Jets' Matt Forte calls trade rumors "fake news"

New York Jets running back Matt Forte says that the trade rumors about him are "fake news." What It Means: A few days ago, reports surfaced regarding Forte's name being on the trade block. Yesterday, however, ESPN's Rich Cimini said that he thought Forte was on the roster bubble. That might mean that a release could be in the works, but it wouldn't make much sense for a thin running back corps. Unfortunately, it might be more probable than a trade given Forte's almost un-movable $4 million contract. It's not like the Jets are going to be winning games anytime soon...
New York Post Sep 1, 2017
Why Matt Forte knew the Jets weren’t going to trade him

Why Matt Forte knew the Jets weren’t going to trade him

Jets running back Matt Forte heard the report this week that he was on the trading block. He sought out general manager Mike Maccagnan to see if it was true. “I know it’s not true,” Forte said. “I checked with the man who makes the moves. He basically told me, ‘Don’t listen to the reports.’...
New York Daily News Aug 31, 2017
Matt Forte says rumors of Jets trading him are ‘fake news’

Matt Forte says rumors of Jets trading him are ‘fake news’

The Jets' roster purge during this rebuilding season evidently won't include Matt Forte.
numberFire Aug 31, 2017

Matt Forte believed to be on Jets' roster bubble

New York Jets running back Matt Forte is on the roster bubble, according to ESPN New York. What It Means: The Jets have been shopping Forte, but with his $4 million guaranteed salary for 2017, it may be hard to find a taker. With the club not projected to do well this season, they are looking to move on from -- and likely release -- the 31-year-old back as they give Bilal Powell the bulk of the carries and work in rookie Elijah McGuire Our models project Forte for 184.9 touches for 913.9 total yards and 4.3 touchdowns, but those numbers will obviously change if he is cut and...

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