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Matt Forte Has Solid Performance in Week 1 Victory: Fantasy Implications

Sep 09, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. Chicago defeats Indianapolis 41-21. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Matt Forte had a solid day for the Chicago Bears in Week 1. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

Against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte averaged 5.0 yards per carry, helping to guide the Bears to a victory. Forte carried 16 times for 80 yards and touchdown. And as expected, Forte provided a receiving option out the backfield for Jay Cutler.

Fantasy Analysis: Matt Forte is one of top backs in the NFL today. The Bears will pride themselves on having a balanced attack going forward, with Forte leading this Chicago ground game. He is an all-purpose threat who racks up fantasy points from all over. Forte is a must-start week-in and week-out, despite the presence of Michael Bush who may be stealing red zone carries.

For more on the Chicago Bears, head over to Windy City Gridiron and SB Nation Chicago. For more fantasy info, visit SB Nation's Fantasy War Room 4-8pm Monday through Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Sunday. Also, be sure to check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football challenge, Pick 6!

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