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D'Onta Foreman | Running Back | #27

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/24/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 235
College: Texas
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 3 (89) / HOU
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D'Onta Foreman rushed 12 times for 40 yards in the Texans' Week 2 win over the Bengals.
Coach Bill O'Brien committed to getting Foreman more involved following his one-carry opener, and that he did. Foreman received two totes on Houston's third drive, and was more or less in an even rotation with Lamar Miller on early downs thereafter. Miller out-touched Foreman 21-12, but Foreman looked like the more explosive back, getting to the edge more often and actually creating a little yardage of his own. There's still little indication Foreman is about to steal Miller's job. Both backs will be involved as the Texans use the running game to try to hide their quarterbacks. Foreman is an end-of-bench player in 12-team leagues. Sep 14 - 11:54 PM

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Texans coach Bill O'Brien said third-round RB D'Onta Foreman will be more involved moving forward.

While Lamar Miller saw 19 touches including 17 carries, Foreman touched the ball just once in the team's opening day loss to the Jaguars. That should change Thursday night with the Texans certainly looking to ride the run in Deshaun Watson's first start, but Foreman is not a serious threat to Miller's workload or a realistic fantasy option.
Sep 14 - 9:45 AM

D'Onta Foreman rushed once for four yards in the Texans' Week 1 loss to the Jaguars.

His role was very disappointing behind Lamar Miller and Tyler Ervin. Miller dominated the workload with 19 touches, and Ervin was second in line with three carries and five targets. With Alfred Blue (ankle) due back at some point soon, Foreman doesn't look fully bench-stash worthy at this early stage of the year.
Sep 10 - 5:24 PM

D'Onta Foreman (thigh) is practicing in full for Week 1 against Jacksonville.

Foreman missed the final two weeks of the preseason. This puts him on track to return for the season opener. With Alfred Blue (high ankle sprain) sidelined, Foreman will start the year as Lamar Miller's backup.
Sep 6 - 5:49 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien said Monday that D'Onta Foreman (groin) "has a chance" to play in Week 1 against the Jaguars.

The Texans wound up keeping five tailbacks on their 53-man roster because Foreman and Alfred Blue (high ankle sprain) both got hurt late in training camp. It remains unclear whether Foreman passed Blue on the depth chart before their respective injuries. Only Lamar Miller will be a fantasy option in Week 1.
Sep 4 - 4:32 PM

Speaking Monday after the Texans' second preseason game, coach Bill O'Brien said third-round RB D'Onta Foreman is "a long way off."

Foreman totaled 83 yards and a touchdown on Saturday night, but he didn't play until the second half, running behind Lamar Miller, Tyler Ervin, and Alfred Blue. "That's the second preseason game," O'Brien contextualized. "I know we've got him getting measured for a bust in Canton, but I would say that he's got a long way to go. He's got a lot of talent, but I think he's got a long way to go."
Aug 21 - 4:17 PM

D'Onta Foreman rushed seven times for 17 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 66 yards in the Texans' second preseason game.

Foreman didn't do much passing-game work at the University of Texas, but he turned a reception into a big play on Saturday night, getting all the way down the Patriots' four-yard line before Deshaun Watson's rushing score. Foreman played behind Lamar Miller, Tyler Ervin, and Alfred Blue, however, and only with the backup group. He's still in the process of climbing the depth chart.
Aug 19 - 10:24 PM

D'Onta Foreman rushed nine times for 76 yards in the Texans' preseason opener, adding two catches for six yards.

Foreman worked as the third-team back behind Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue, sharing second-half snaps with Akeem Hunt. The rookie’s inexperience showed up when Foreman bounced a third-and-one run to the outside in the second quarter, but his big-play potential was highlighted on a 41-yard sideline sprint in the second half. Foreman also broke an off-tackle run for 14 yards and hurdled a Panthers defender on his very next carry. Foreman did not look like a natural in the passing game, where he rarely played at Texas. Still a work in progress, Foreman's early-season role is unclear.
Aug 9 - 11:19 PM

Texans rookie RB D'Onta Foreman tested negative for marijuana.

Foreman was arrested for marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon in Austin last Sunday. His attorney has been trying to clear his name since, though this doesn't change much in his legal situation. Foreman has been trending in the wrong direction after reporting to rookie camp out of shape. He'll enter training camp behind Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue.
Jul 21 - 4:52 PM

The attorney for D'Onta Foreman released a statement regarding Foreman's arrest on Sunday afternoon disputing charges of an unlawful firearm and stating Foreman did not possess marijuana.

The attorney, Chip Lewis, claims Foreman broke no laws. "This legal handgun was recently purchased by D'Onta and registered in his name," Lewis' statement reads. "The handgun was properly secured inside his vehicle as required by Texas law. A passenger in D'Onta's vehicle was in possession of marijuana. D'Onta did not use or possess the marijuana." Lewis also said Foreman will take a urine test to prove that he wasn't smoking weed.
Jul 16 - 3:36 PM

Texans third-round RB D'Onta Foreman was arrested for marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon in Austin early Sunday morning.

A call was placed to University of Texas Police at 12:24 AM and Foreman was booked into Travis County Jail at 3 AM. Six other male suspects were cited and released on charges of marijuana possession, while Foreman is still being held on $4,500 bail. Foreman won last year's Doak Walker Award, given annually to college football's top running back. Particularly after Foreman reported to the team out of shape, his chances of making a 2017 impact are fast diminishing.
Jul 16 - 1:17 PM

Texans third-round RB D'Onta Foreman said he would like to lose some weight before training camp.

Wouldn't we all? "That's one of the things I want to do is try to tighten up a little bit more," Foreman said. "Every day we were off, I was in there running and getting extra conditioning in. I think it's going good." Foreman's focus on conditioning is smart considering he was called out for it by coach Bill O'Brien at the start of the offseason program. Foreman is the clear favorite to back up Lamar Miller.
Jun 19 - 12:02 PM

Texans signed third-round RB D'Onta Foreman to a four-year contract.

He's the last of Houston's picks to sign. Foreman reported to OTAs out of shape and needs to get his weight down before training camp. He's competing to be Lamar Miller's handcuff.
Jun 17 - 5:45 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien named D'Onta Foreman as a rookie who reported to the team out of shape, and Foreman rode an exercise bike during the Texans' rookie minicamp practice on Saturday.

This is actually quite common for rookies, who spent the last several months flying around the country to meet with teams, then celebrating for two weeks after they were drafted. Still, it's notable that Foreman is out of shape enough that he isn't even allowed to practice yet. Foreman weighed 233 pounds at the Combine, but was listed at 249 at the University of Texas. Weight management is something he'll have to take seriously in the NFL.
May 14 - 8:23 PM

The Houston Chronicle expects D'Onta Foreman to cut into Lamar Miller's workload.

The Texans want to reduce Miller's carries after nagging injuries cut into his efficiency last season. Foreman doesn't project for much standalone fantasy value, but should be an upgrade on Alfred Blue as Houston’s No. 2 back.
May 6 - 8:07 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Savage
2Deshaun Watson
RB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3D'Onta Foreman
4Tyler Ervin
5Jordan Todman
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Alfred Blue
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Bruce Ellington
3Andy Jones
WR21Braxton Miller
2Will Fuller
WR31Braxton Miller
TE1C.J. Fiedorowicz
2Ryan Griffin
3Stephen Anderson
LT1Kendall Lamm
2Julie'n Davenport
3Jah Reid
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
C1Nick Martin
2Greg Mancz
3Kyle Fuller
RG1Jeff Allen
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Chris Clark
K1Ka'imi Fairbairn