An X-ray on Forte's toe came back negative, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. Forte missed the closing stages of Sunday's 20-6 win over the Dolphins, finishing with eight carries for 25 yards as part of a three-headed backfield. Any absence would free up additional playing time and touches for Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire.
Forte (toe) had an X-ray after Sunday's 20-6 win over the Dolphins, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. Forte left in the second half and never returned to a blowout, finishing with eight carries for 25 yards (and zero targets). As of Monday afternoon, the Jets had yet to provide an update on the results of Sunday's X-ray. Should Forte end up missing time, the Jets' backfield committee will drop from three to two, with Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire standing to benefit from expanded roles.
Forte is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Dolphins after suffering a toe injury during the second half. Forte's toe injury doesn't appear to be a serious issue, but he was forced to the sideline while Bilal Powell figures to assume an expanded role at running back. The Jets may elect to play it safe with Forte as they lead 20-0 nearing the end of the third quarter, but his status for the remainder of Sunday's game is up in the air.
Forte gained 53 yards on nine carries and 38 yards on four receptions (four targets) in Sunday's 45-20 loss to the Raiders. Forte was far more productive than Bilal Powell, who had six carries for 13 yards and zero catches on two targets. Elijah McGuire also got involved with six carries for 29 yards and a catch for seven yards, getting most of his work while Oakland was only leading by one or two scores. It was actually Forte who thrived in garbage time, with 52 of his 91 yards coming on one fourth-quarter drive. The Jets figure to stick with a three-man backfield committee Week 3 against Miami.
Forte rushed six times for 16 yards and added three catches for 20 yards on five targets in Sunday's 21-12 Week 1 loss to Buffalo. Forte and Bilal Powell were similarly ineffective, as the former gained 36 yards on nine touches while the latter turned 12 touches into 39 yards. Both should continue to see plenty of looks given the lack of alternative weapons in this offense, but goal-line opportunities will likely be scarce. Until one running back emerges as a clearly superior option, both should continue to cut into each other's value.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/15||New England Patriots||31||27.00|
|10||11/12||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||15.00|
|13||12/03||Kansas City Chiefs||20||18.00|
|15||12/17||@New Orleans Saints||30||23.00|
|16||12/24||Los Angeles Chargers||14||16.00|
|17||12/31||@New England Patriots||31||27.00|
|3 Year Avg||234||916||6||59||487||3||193|