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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em Week 13: RB Matt Forte

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 29: Running back Matt Forte #22 of the New York Jets runs the ball against defensive end Adrian Clayborn #99 of the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on October 29, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Atlanta Falcons won 25-20. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 29: Running back Matt Forte #22 of the New York Jets runs the ball against defensive end Adrian Clayborn #99 of the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on October 29, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Atlanta Falcons won 25-20. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 13 fantasy football, make sure to sit running back Matt Forte of the New York Jets as he faces the defense of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Unfortunately for running back Matt Forte of the New York Jets, his usual late-season decline is once again happening like it was in 2016. Forte is currently dealing with a severe knee injury which has limited his ability to even practice with the Jets this past week. Should fantasy football owners dare take a risk on Forte heading into his Week 13 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs?

In the grand scheme of things, it’s best to sit Forte this week since just as I predicted last week against the Carolina Panthers, he didn’t do much of anything from a fantasy football standpoint. In that loss to the Panthers, Forte totaled just 26 rushing yards on 10 attempts.

Forte didn’t score a touchdown and had an average of 2.6 yards per attempt, needless to say, it’ll be much the same this time around. He’s not worth starting at all, especially since other running backs in Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire are expected to get the majority of starting reps.

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As per the Media Relations Department of the Jets, Forte is currently listed as questionable for Sunday’s matchup with a knee injury. When it comes to fantasy football, it’s always best to sit any running back that’s dealing with a lingering injury, especially if it’s their knee or ankle/foot.

It’s just not worth it since he’s either going to see limited action or might not even play at all. With the fantasy football playoffs right around the corner, this isn’t the time to take such a risk when there could be some last-minute running backs that are healthy and entering a more favorable matchup worth starting over Forte.

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Sit Forte and don’t even think twice about it. Not only is Forte going to be ineffective against the Chiefs but will more than likely sit this one out due to his subpar performance last week.

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