Forte (toe) rushed nine times for 22 yards and caught all eight of his targets for 59 more in Sunday's 24-17 loss to New England. Forte was handed the lead back job in his return from a turf toe injury with Bilal Powell (calf) out, but he failed to get much going on the ground with an average of 2.7 yards per carry. Elijah McGuire was equally ineffective as a rusher, gaining 22 yards on his 10 carries while both running backs registered a failed attempt from the one-yard line. Powell is also gifted as a receiver out of the backfield, but Forte will dominate over McGuire on passing downs as long as Powell sits.
Forte (toe) is slated to play Sunday against the Patriots after practicing fully Friday. Meanwhile, fellow RB Bilal Powell (calf) did not practice Friday and is considered a game-time decision for the contest. In the event that Powell is made inactive Sunday, Forte figures to reenter the Jets backfield mix in some form of timeshare with Elijah McGuire, a context that would give the veteran back modest fantasy upside in Week 6.
Forte (toe) practiced Thursday in a limited capacity, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. After putting in his second limited practice in as many days, Forte said that his sprained left toe feels "a lot better" compared to how he felt the past two weeks when he missed games, according to Vacchiano. Forte is hopeful that he'll suit up Sunday against the Patriots, and if he's able to practice on some level Friday, that seems like a good possibility. He'll likely share snaps out of the backfield with rookie Elijah McGuire, as Bilal Powell (calf) seems to be trending toward an inactive status after failing to practice yet this week.
Forte (toe) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports. With fellow running back Bilal Powell dealing with a strained calf and having missed practice Wednesday, Forte's potential Week 6 availability gains significance. If either of the Jets' veteran backs are out or limited Sunday against the Patriots, rookie Elijah McGuire would be in line for added snaps.
Forte (knee/toe) did not practice Thursday. At this stage, Forte looks pretty iffy for Sunday's game against the Browns. If he sits out the contest, Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire, who both ran well in Week 4, would head the Jets' rushing attack this weekend.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|10||11/12||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||17||17.40|
|13||12/03||Kansas City Chiefs||13||16.00|
|15||12/17||@New Orleans Saints||14||16.40|
|16||12/24||Los Angeles Chargers||22||18.67|
|17||12/31||@New England Patriots||30||21.33|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||234||916||6||59||487||3||193|