Matt Forte tweaks ankle, has lackluster fantasy outing in Bears Week 12 win

Dilip Vishwanat

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte had a less than stellar outing in Week 12. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte was almost forgotten about in his team's big win on Sunday. In a Week 12 divisional match versus the Vikings, Forte finished with only 14 carries for 42 yards and no touchdowns.

Meanwhile, first-year Bears runner Michael Bush had 21 carries and snaked both rushing touchdowns Chicago had on the day. In the 3rd quarter, Forte did injure his ankle, which forced him to go to the locker room, but not before Bush found the end zone.

Fantasy Analysis: Matt Forte should be a top-tier fantasy option. He has great vision and patience for a runner, and has done wonders in the Bears running game. However, he is losing significant carries to No. 2 back Michael Bush.

While most fantasy heads want to believe Forte is a worthwhile RB1, he is more like a top-end flex option. Forte should bounce back and deserves to stay in your lineup.

For more fantasy info, head over to the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8:30 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

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