Matt Forte's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 7

Kenny DeJohnAnalyst IIIOctober 20, 2013

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 20:  Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Washington Redskins during an NFL game at FedExField on October 20, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has had himself quite a day in Week 7 action against the Washington Redskins.

In total, Forte totaled a career-high three touchdowns on 16 carries for 91 yards. He punched it in from two yards in the first quarter and from six yards in the fourth, but his longest run of the day came in the third quarter when he ripped off a 50-yard touchdown.

His three touchdowns mark the first time in his career he's crossed the goal line that many times.

Fantasy owners should be overjoyed with his production on Sunday. He doubled his season touchdown total in 60 minutes of play, and the fact that he was near the century mark is a great sign for owners.

Prior to Sunday's action, Forte had totaled just 442 yards on 100 attempts in six games. In the passing game, though, he had 33 receptions for 244 yards. Owners in PPR leagues benefit from his receptions, though owners in non-PPR leagues simply benefit from the yardage and scores.  

If Sunday's workload is any indication of future weeks, then owners need to have Forte active. With both goal-line carries and carries in the middle of the field, he's simply too valuable to sit and is a clear RB1 the rest of the way.

In addition, if Jay Cutler's injury turns out to cost him time, the Bears will need Forte even more than usual.