Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the RB position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Despite running behind a terrible offensive line and receiving little support from a feeble passing attack as usual, Chicago’s workhorse back is coming off his fifth straight season with 1,400-plus total yards and a top-16 finish in the fantasy running back rankings. However, it looks like the best fantasy numbers of Forte’s career are yet to come in new head coach Marc Trestman’s pass-happy West Coast offense. A small uptick in Forte’s rushing stats is likely, but a huge spike in the dual-threat runner’s receiving numbers is guaranteed in a scheme that will rely heavily on using short, quick throws to get the ball out of the quarterbacks’ hands. The sixth-year pro should easily top his career-highs of 57 catches and 547 receiving yards. Forte, who turns 28 in December, runs with solid power and good-but-not great speed. Since his 2008 rookie season, Forte never has played in an offense that finished better than 24th, but he still averaged 20 total touches and 102 total yards per contest. However, Forte never has scored double-digit total touchdowns in a season, and he is a below-average short-yardage runner. Overall, Forte is low-end fantasy RB1 material with upside in PPR leagues.