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New York Jets 2016 Stats Projection: Matt Forte

Matt Forte’s 2016 Projection

230 carries, 970 yards, five rushing touchdowns, 55 receptions, 425 yards, two receiving touchdowns

These numbers wouldn’t be career lows for Forte in any category, but I believe they’re on par with where he’s trending in his career. The Jets have made a three-year investment in Forte and they would be foolish to assume he can hold up under similar usage to his time in Chicago.

Powell will factor more into the offense this season and it’s also important to mention that New York’s offensive line could be a mess in 2016, as the Jets did next to nothing to improve the unit other than trading for the injury-plagued Ryan Clady.

This projection also leaves plenty of upside in the receiving department, as New York’s potentially porous offensive line could lead to more check downs in the passing game.

The Jets probably aren’t getting the Forte of old, but they should get a respectable season out of the aging halfback.

What do you think Matt Forte’s stats will be in 2016? Tweet your projections at us using @RealMattBarbato and @EliteSportsNY.

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