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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em Week 16: RB Matt Forte

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 15: Running back Matt Forte #22 of the New York Jets runs the ball against the New England Patriots during the second half of their game at MetLife Stadium on October 15, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 15: Running back Matt Forte #22 of the New York Jets runs the ball against the New England Patriots during the second half of their game at MetLife Stadium on October 15, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 16 fantasy football, make sure to sit running back Matt Forte of the New York Jets since he will once again put up a subpar performance.

Running back Matt Forte is, unfortunately, heading into Sunday’s matchup between the New York Jets and Los Angeles Chargers still dealing with an injury. For the past few weeks, Forte has been dealing with a knee injury that has not only kept him out of practice but will once again limit anything he can do on the gridiron which will undoubtedly affect his fantasy football value.

For the most part, fantasy owners know that at the end of the day, Forte is entering the final year or two of his playing career. This could very well be Forte’s final season in the NFL since he will once again have another subpar season due to Father Time and injuries catching up to him.

Considering this is championship week for those that are lucky to have made it this far in the fantasy season, trust me when I say it’s not the time to make any bold moves or take any huge risks. Forte won’t do much of anything since even last week, he was a non-factor against the New Orleans Saints.

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In that Week 15 matchup, Forte totaled just 24 rushing yards on seven attempts. Not only didn’t Forte score a touchdown but it’s been four weeks since he scored one on the ground. While he did score a touchdown as a receiving option two weeks ago, he’s just not a viable fantasy football option this week.

It’s best to sit Forte this week and not look back. He’s more than likely going to get limited reps yet again this week since if anything, Bilal Powell will once again get the nod to start and receive the bulk of plays at running back.

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Overall, with just two games left in the season, Forte will more than likely continue dealing with this injury that will, unfortunately, make this season one of the worse in his entire career.

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