Today’s must-read non-RotoViz article comes from Rich Hribar, wherein he adds more fuel to the “Trestman Will Do Wonders For the Bears Offense” fire.
Earlier this summer, I wrote that Matt Forte could have an excellent season under Trestman, scoring up to 17.5 points/game in PPR formats. I also highlighted Forte’s excellent receiving skills here.
As a Matt Forte apologist myself, I latched on to this part of his article:
In seven of the eight seasons with Trestman as OC, he had a back top 90 receiving points. Five times they topped 100 points and in 2002, Charlie Garner topped 200 receiving points…He’s [Matt Forte] the only running back along with Sproles and Rice to post four seasons of 100+ receiving points in the past five years.
Remember, that’s just points/game from receiving; it doesn’t include rushing totals. At the high end, these receiving points/game almost match RotoViz’s TOTAL projection for Forte. Hint: try our RB Sim App to see for yourself.
In recent drafts, Forte is going off the board at the top of the second round, as RB 12. He certainly seems worthy of a selection there, as he’s primed to put up RB1 numbers.
Finally, make sure to check out Rich’s excellent article for the full explanation of their new metric, Fantasy Points Per Route Run (FPPRR). I’m looking forward to the next installment.