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Matt Forte, who has never finished a season with fewer than 200 carries, is a marvel of consistency.

July 19, 2016

The 30-year-old is a marvel of consistency. Because he is capable of providing so many dimensions to an offense, Forte is rarely thought of as a traditional bellcow back. His average workload of 333 touches over eight NFL seasons would beg to differ. Forte has never finished a season with fewer than 200 carries, including last season when he missed three games (218 attempts for 898 yards), nor with fewer than 44 receptions. His pass-catching is what has made him so irreplaceable as a three-down back—he has caught 487 of the 636 passes thrown his way, for a 76.5% completion rate. Forte is at his best in the flat, with room to shake. He is entirely capable of grinding out the tough yards, though.

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