Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 3: RB Matt Forte
Running back Matt Forte is set to get a plethora of runs for the New York Jets heading into Week 3 fantasy football against the Miami Dolphins. He’s a sleeper FLEX option that’s actually worth starting.
When it comes to winning in fantasy football, it’s all about starting the best possible team of the week depending on their previous production, expectations, and of course, their matchup. This week for running back Matt Forte and the New York Jets, he’s actually worth starting as a sleeper FLEX option in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins.
That’s right, Forte is worth starting for the simple fact that the offense of the Jets is starting to click. They haven’t found their identity just yet but on all accounts, are expected to heavily focus on their ground game against the Dolphins to get their first win of the season.
The Jets offense played well last week in their loss to the Oakland Raiders and Forte played better than in Week 1. He resembled his old style of play as a threat on the ground and through the air. Last week, Forte totaled 56 rushing yards on nine attempts and 38 receiving yards on three receptions.
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While Forte isn’t anywhere near being an RB1 or RB2 option, he’s worth starting if you want a sleeper FLEX that could deliver a touchdown or two. The Jets know that the defense of the Dolphins doesn’t do well against the run.
Expect to see the trio of running backs of the Jets get a nice workload in Week 3 action as it could very well be one of the biggest reasons why they can leave this game victorious in front of the home crowd. Forte will lead the pack and have his best game yet so far this season.
Start Forte as FLEX option and enjoy everything he brings to the table. He’s playing in what could be his last season with the Jets and will want to continue proving his worth as a veteran running back that can still get the job done.