Forte (knee) accumulated 44 yards on 15 carries and gained nine yards on his lone reception in Thursday's 17-13 win over the Packers. As anticipated, the Bears employed a fairly even timeshare at running back with Forte and Jeremy Langford, after the latter excelled during Forte's three-game hiatus. Forte ended up finishing with three more carries, but Langford averaged nearly a yard more per attempt and was also able to cash in on a goal-line touchdown shortly before halftime. Meanwhile, neither back was much of a factor in the passing game. So long as both Forte and Langford remain healthy, it sounds like coach John Fox plans to keep both backs quite involved, just as he did during his time in Carolina with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. For fantasy purposes, it's not an ideal development for either player.
Forte (knee) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Packers. Forte is back in action after missing three games with an MCL sprain, but how heavily he will be used in his return remains to be seen. With that in mind, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggested earlier Thursday that Forte "is expected to be the starter -- mainly because of his veteran status -- but I am told he will be the starter in name only." Rapoport adds that some version of "a two-headed monster, two rotated backs" figures to be in play Thursday, with fellow RB Jeremy Langford, who impressed in Forte's absence, expected to remain a factor in the Bears' Week 12 backfield.
Forte (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game in Green Bay. Forte is expected to be a part of the Bears' offense Thursday for the first time since Week 8, but head coach John Fox hasn't indicated how he'll be used. With Jeremy Langford faring well in his absence, Forte may have a situational role versus anything sustainable, making him a difficult fantasy option to trust in his return.
Forte (knee) will return from a three-game absence Thursday at Green Bay, the Chicago Tribune reports. Forte was limited in two of three practices last week, yet he still logged his third DNP in a row as a result of a sprained MCL in his right knee. He was then listed as limited following Monday's walkthrough, which he replicated in a full session Tuesday, but the Bears didn't need another practice to make the call on Forte. On Thursday, he'll contend with Jeremy Langford for touches, though the veteran may be contained to certain packages in order to avoid a setback in his first game action since Week 7.
Forte (knee) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice, ESPN.com's Jeff Dickerson reports. Forte was limited for a second straight day, after logging two limited practices and one absence last week. He is reportedly on track to return for Thursday's game against the Packers, but even if he's able to play, Forte probably won't handle his usual every-down role. Jeremy Langford has proven effective in his absence, showing a particular knack in the passing game, which is also Forte's strength. It's also worth noting that a loss would drop the Bears to 4-7, at which point it would probably make sense for both Forte and the team if Langford stayed involved moving forward. Forte is an impending free agent with little left to prove, and there's a decent chance the Bears will move forward with Langford as the lead back next season. Of course, if the team does manage to stay in the playoff hunt, such considerations can probably be ignored.
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