So far this year, Matt Forte has amassed more than 100 total yards of offense in four of six games, but he did so quietly until last week in the win over Atlanta. How could we consider that quiet? Because it took until last week for him to register his first rushing touchdown.
But Marc Trestman has done a great job of utilizing Forte in both the rushing and passing game, and three times this season Forte has had more receiving yards than rushing.
Of course, in the red zone, Cutler is looking to his big-bodied wide receivers (and tight end), which does reduce Forte's chances of finding the end zone, but before last week, Forte hadn't been able to capitalize when he has had the chance.
Forte stated this week that his goal is to end up in the Hall of Fame, and from a stats perspective he is in the best position he could possibly be. He's got a talented offensive line, a head coach that knows how to rack up the yards, and some skill positions on the field with him that require a lot of attention. It's the perfect storm for Forte to continue to cut away at some of the Chicago Bears rushing records.
Of course, as is with the passing game, can Forte be consistent and turn out another productive game this week? The yards look great on paper, but crossing the goal line is what matters.
He'll have his chances against the Miami Dolphins, but can he make it happen? Stay tuned...
Let us know if you have Forte starting in your Fantasy lineups today, and check out SB Nation's start/sit advice for the Bears game HERE.