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Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 2: RB Matt Forte

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 13: Matt Forte #22 of the New York Jets runs the ball in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium on November 13, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 13: Matt Forte #22 of the New York Jets runs the ball in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium on November 13, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 2 fantasy football action, running back Matt Forte is easily a player you should sit as he prepares to go up against the Oakland Raiders.

Leave it to the New York Jets to once again drop the ball when it comes to having a successful game plan to actually win a football game. Last week in their Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Jets completely abandoned the ground game and tried to air it out. Obviously, it didn’t work as running back Matt Forte didn’t do much of anything in his Week 1 efforts. Should fantasy football owners even waste their time starting him in Week 2?

Absolutely not. The Jets hit the road to face the Oakland Raiders in what could very well be a massacre thanks to how great they are from top to bottom. Their run defense is very good and well, it would be a waste of a slot to even consider starting Forte.

Unfortunately, Forte is getting up there in age and even last week, dropped some pretty easy passes that a few years ago he would have caught and run for daylight. Last week, Forte totaled just 16 yards on six rushing attempts.

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Forte wasn’t much of a factor at all and it’ll be the same situation this week. If anything, fantasy football owners, if they truly need a running back this week, are better off with Bilal Powell over Forte.

Powell is younger, faster, and even though was limited last week due to a horrendous game plan, should see more action against the Raiders. Stay away from Forte this week since, for all we know, the Jets might give most reps to Powell to try and get some consistency on offense against a tough Raiders team.

Sit Forte this week and don’t even think twice about it. It’s best to use other alternatives from the waiver wire.

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