Matt Forte

#22 RB / Chicago Bears / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 218 lb Age: 29 College: Tulane Bye 7

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    Bears' Matt Forte: Rushes for 44 yards while sharing workload

    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.

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    Bears' Matt Forte: Active for Thursday's game

    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.

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    Bears' Matt Forte: Questionable for Thursday

    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.

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    Bears' Matt Forte: Will return Thursday

    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.

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    Bears' Matt Forte: Limited at practice again

    Forte (knee) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice,'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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    Bears' Matt Forte: Listed as limited Monday

    Forte (knee) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's injury report, the Bears' official site reports. Forte took part in an "extensive" workout before Sunday's game against the Broncos, which puts him on track to return Thursday at Green Bay, according to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago. To kick off Week 12 prep, Forte's limited showing doesn't exactly back up Dickerson's sentiment, but two practices remain to prove that he can play on his previously sprained right knee. If he is available, Forte could be subject to a timeshare with Jeremy Langford off the bat.

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    Bears' Matt Forte: On track for Thanksgiving return

    Forte (knee) appears to be on track for a Thanksgiving return against the Packers, after taking part in an extensive pregame warmup before Sunday's loss to the Broncos,'s Jeff Dickerson reports. It's unclear whether the Bears actually considered allowing Forte to play in Sunday's contest, but regardless, he seemingly has a good shot to end his string of absences at three games. If he does indeed return for Thursday's game, there's no assurance he'll have his usual every-down role, as Jeremy Langford mostly played well in Forte's absence.

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    Bears' Matt Forte: Out Sunday

    Forte (knee) is inactive Sunday against the Broncos, according to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times. Forte was limited in practice Wednesday and Friday, while being held out completely Thursday, and he just wasn't able to do enough to get clearance for Sunday's game. On the plus side, he indicated earlier this week that he could return soon, though Jeremy Langford will continue to start while Forte sits.

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    Bears' Matt Forte: Not expected back Sunday

    Forte (knee) is not expected to play Sunday against the Broncos, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Forte is officially listed as questionable after putting in limited practices Wednesday and Friday (he was held out Thursday), so while he is progressing in his recovery, it'll take another week out before he's healthy enough to play. Jeremy Langford will get another start for Forte, though he's got a tall task ahead of him against one of the league's best defenses against the run.

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    Bears RB Matt Forte listed as questionable

    Forte (knee) was limited at Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, NFL Network's James Palmer reports. Forte missed Thursday's practice but was limited Wednesday and Friday. He said that he should be back "soon", though he didn't specify if he actually expects to be available for Sunday. Even if he does return, Forte presumably wouldn't handle his usual every-down role right away, as his knee probably isn't quite at full strength and Jeremy Langford has been very effective. In fact, Langford has been so good that he may cut into Forte's workload even after the injury is removed from the equation. It's also worth noting that the Bears play the Packers on Thanksgiving, which could lead to a more cautious approach for Sunday's inter-conference matchup with the Broncos.

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