Forte misses practice, sends tremors in fantasyland

These organized team activities are going to kill fantasy football owners.

Eagles RB Brian Westbrook will have ankle surgery Friday, and his fantasy value is plummeting as a result. Now the Chicago Tribune is reporting that Bears RB Matt Forte observed team practice after undergoing an MRI on Thursday. That’s just wonderful fantasy news — in Opposite Land. (Does that sound like something Keith Olbermann would say?)

There’s no reason to get too worked up because Forte doesn’t have the injury baggage that Westbrook is carrying. But Forte tops my fantasy draft board because he should have a huge season running and catching the ball from new QB Jay Cutler, giving him an advantage over Vikings RB Adrian Peterson.

So excuse any anxiety until we receive official word on Forte’s status. And no, Forte updating his Twitter account doesn’t count.

UPDATE: The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that there is “no concern that Forte’s hamstring injury is serious.” Yeah, still not helping. The Bears need to treat Forte like a comic-book geek would treat a rare Jawa action figure with authentic loose vinyl cape. (Don’t act like you don’t know what that is.)

UPDATE 2: The Bears are following my advice, the Tribune is reporting that the Bears will keep Forte out until at least late next week.

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