Is Matt Forte the safest fantasy football pick?
Last season, Forte had 1,339 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns to go with 74 receptions for 594 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. He will be in his second year with Marc Trestman and all 11 starters from the NFL’s second-highest scoring offense are back.
ESPN’s Matthew Berry has Matt Forte ranked No. 4 overall after Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and LeSean McCoy.
In the Fantasy Sports Trade Association’s Draft, featuring top sports writers, Matt Forte was taken with the first overall pick.
- RB Matt Forte — Jeff Mans/Ted Schuster, Fantasy Alarm
- RB LeSean McCoy — Chris Liss, Rotowire
- RB Jamaal Charles — Bob Harris, Football Die Hards
- RB Adrian Peterson — Charlie Wiegert, CDM Sports
- RB Eddie Lacy — Keith Lipscomb, ESPN
- WR Calvin Johnson — Greg Ambrosius/Tom Kessenich, Stats Inc., NFFC