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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 seven times for 18 yards in the Texans' Week 10 loss to the Rams.
Foreman actually got the start and seemed to rotate fairly evenly with Lamar Miller early, but Miller was much more effective. Both ended up losing snaps to Alfred Blue late in the game. Once a high-upside handcuff in a great offense, Foreman can be left on the wire in most redraft leagues. Nov 12 - 7:52 PM

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D'Onta Foreman rushed 11 times for 37 yards in the Texans' Week 9 loss to the Colts.

Foreman bounced back to his regular usage after he was mysteriously mothballed in last week's loss to the Seahawks. Lamar Miller out-snapped, out-touched and out-gained Foreman as the Texans adjusted to life without Deshaun Watson, but Foreman should continue to see 10-12 weekly touches as the Texans do their best to hide Tom Savage.
Nov 5 - 5:16 PM

D'Onta Foreman hopes to resume his role as the No. 2 back this week.

Freeman took a backseat to Alfred Blue in the fallout of the Bob McNair controversy. He rebounded with a strong week of practice, and could retake his role behind Lamar Miller. Foreman was effective before his benching, averaging 4.1 YPC with double-digit touches in 4-of-6 games. In a Tom Savage led offense, the Texans are going to need to lean on the run in the second half.
Nov 3 - 7:21 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said D'Onta Foreman's demotion was not because he skipped practice Friday.

Foreman skipped practice along with DeAndre Hopkins on Friday after team owner Bob McNair's "inmates" comment came to light. Hopkins went on to have a career day in Seattle, but Foreman was limited to just one snap and took a clear backseat to Alfred Blue in the backup job. O'Brien said the demotion was because Blue had been practicing better, and Foreman also said the lack of playing time had nothing to do with him skipping Friday. If the coach is telling the truth, Foreman can be safely dropped in redraft leagues.
Oct 30 - 10:28 AM

D'Onta Foreman did not touch the ball in the Texans' Week 8 loss to the Seahawks.

Foreman did not see a snap until midway through the third quarter – it may have been his only snap of the game – and he was clearly behind Alfred Blue in the pecking order. It is not clear if this was a one-game demotion based on him skipping practice Friday or a sign of things to come. Regardless, Lamar Miller is locked in as the No. 1 back.
Oct 29 - 8:06 PM

D'Onta Foreman carried 12 times for 59 yards in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Browns.

Foreman ripped off a long 39-yard jaunt late in the second quarter that set up the Texans' third touchdown of the game before the half. The rookie has now carried 50 times for 207 yards on the campaign. He remains nothing more than a handcuff and/or bench stash in fantasy.
Oct 15 - 5:38 PM

D'Onta Foreman (hip) wasn't listed on the Texans' final injury report for Week 6 against the Browns.

Foreman was limited with a hip injury earlier this week but returned to full practice on Friday. He could see a decent workload this week if the Texans, who are huge favorites against the Browns, look to burn clock in the second half.
Oct 13 - 3:19 PM

D'Onta Foreman (hip) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Reverting to clear No. 2 status behind Lamar Miller, Foreman won't see enough work to be a viable RB4 this weekend.
Oct 12 - 7:32 PM

D’Onta Foreman (hip) was limited at Wedneday's practice.

This could explain why Foreman saw just four touches last week. The limited practice suggests he should play through his hip issue.
Oct 11 - 4:43 PM

D’Onta Foreman had four carries for 34 yards in Week 5 against Kansas City.

Foreman got off to a rough start, fumbling on his second snap of the game. He bounced back with a 25-yard run on his next carry, but fell out of the gameplan with the Texans playing from behind. Foreman ended his three-week streak of double-digit touches. He's trending down going into Week 6, but Forman could have some standalone value in a matchup with Cleveland.
Oct 9 - 12:39 AM

D'Onta Foreman rushed 13 times for 45 yards in the Texans' Week 4 win over the Titans.

Lamar Miller (23) resumed clear lead-back duties in this one, but Foreman remained heavily involved as an inside-the-tackles banger off the bench. Foreman now has double-digit touches in three straight games. In a suddenly explosive Texans offense, Foreman needs to be rostered in all 12- and 14-team leagues.
Oct 1 - 4:31 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien views D'Onta Foreman as an every-down back.

Foreman is trending up with double-digit touches the last two weeks. He’s looked better than expected in the pass game and would have a workhorse role if Lamar Miller went down. Foreman doesn’t have a ton of standalone value, but remains one of the top handcuffs.
Sep 30 - 5:31 PM

D'Onta Foreman rushed eight times for 25 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 65 yards in the Texans' Week 3 loss to the Patriots.

Foreman continues to see a big workload behind starter Lamar Miller, and he now has seen double-digit touches in back-to-back games. He could not get much going on the ground in this one, but he gained 65 yards on two dump offs. The rookie is not going to have much standalone value behind Miller, but he is worth having on the roster in deeper leagues.
Sep 24 - 5:55 PM

D'Onta Foreman rushed 12 times for 40 yards in the Texans' Week 2 win.

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Savage
2Josh Johnson
3T.J. Yates
RB1Lamar Miller
2D'Onta Foreman
3Alfred Blue
4Jordan Todman
GLB1Lamar Miller
2D'Onta Foreman
3RB1Lamar Miller
2D'Onta Foreman
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Bruce Ellington
3Chris Thompson
WR21Will Fuller
2Braxton Miller
WR31Bruce Ellington
TE1C.J. Fiedorowicz
2Stephen Anderson
LT1Chris Clark
2Kendall Lamm
3Julie'n Davenport
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
C1Nick Martin
2Greg Mancz
3Kyle Fuller
RG1Jeff Allen
RT1Breno Giacomini
K1Ka'imi Fairbairn