Matt Forte Fantasy Recap: Fumbles Spoil Excellent Outing

Matt Forte wasted little time making an impact for Chicago in Monday's win over the Eaglescarrying the ball six times for 52 yards on the Bears' opening touchdown drive. He kept it up the whole game, finishing with 24 carries for 133 yards.

Unfortunately, Forte also put the ball on the carpet twice -- his first two fumbles of the season -- with his first being returned for a Philadelphia touchdown. After his second fumble, he was briefly removed from the game in favor of Marion Barber, who finished the game with nine carries for 31 yards and a short two-yard score. 

The only problem with Forte's 2011 season has been his almost complete lack of scoring. Despite 805 yards rushing and 436 receiving yards, the Bears running back has scored just two touchdowns, although both of them have come in the previous four weeks.

Despite that lack of scoring, SB Nation still pegged Forte as the fourth best option this week. To be sure, there were plenty of reasons to think that better days are ahead for the 25-year-old, especially coming off his 145-yard, one-touchdown performance in Week 8.

For more Forte news and analysis, be sure to check out Bears blog Windy City Gridiron.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.