His Week 15 opponent, the Browns, have been about league average against running backs, but are coming off a game in which they allowed 218 receiving yards to Patriots backs, including 153 to Shane Vereen.
No other backs have come close to Vereen's totals, but four have gained at least 40 receiving yards against the Browns this year. So while Forte may not reach 100 rushing yards -- no running back has against the Browns this season -- he's still a good bet to gather plenty of total yards and possibly score.
A top-level talent at the position, Matt Forte should be started in most Fantasy formats.
It was Forte's second straight 100-yard rushing game, third this season. He surpassed 1,000 yards rushing for the fourth time in his six-year career.
Matching his season high in receiving yards, Forte tallied his ninth score on a 4-yard catch in the third quarter. He tied for the team lead with nine targets.
Forte will try to keep rolling Week 15 at Cleveland.
Coming off his second 100-yard rushing game,
Dallas did a nice job stopping the run on Thanksgiving vs. the Raiders. But the Cowboys were embarrassed the four previous games, allowing 717 rushing yards and eight touchdowns (two receiving) to running backs.
Forte has gone over 100 yards from scrimmage in three straight games. The No. 4 Fantasy running back, he has 58 catches and eight total touchdowns. Look for Forte to run wild Monday night and hurt Dallas as a receiver too.
All three CBSSports.com Fantasy experts rank Forte among the top four running backs this week.
It took 11 tries, but
Forte needed overtime Sunday to record his 17th game with at least 100 rushing yards and second this season. Forte only rushed for 44 yards on 10 carries in the first half, but he made a big impact midway through the third quarter when he posted a 41-yard carry. Forte had a nice run, as he broke one tackle and evaded a few more before being brought down at the Minnesota 42-yard line.
Both of Forte's 100-yard games this season have come in the last five weeks. However, Forte finished without a rushing touchdown in a fourth straight game and failed to record a touchdown for a second straight game Sunday.
The Bears are back in action Week 14 vs. Dallas.
Forte was able to practice in full Friday after sitting out Wednesday and being limited Thursday.
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