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D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

Date of Birth:  04/24/1996
Age:  26
Height  6'0"
Weight:   233
College:  Texas Tech
Drafted:  2017 | Round 3 | Pick 89
Depth Chart:  2nd string

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB


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D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

The Panthers are signing D'Onta Foreman, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Foreman—who played very well in place of Derrick Henry last season—will get a chance to compete with Chuba Hubbard for carries behind Christian McCaffrey. Also, it's notable that Foreman began his career in Houston with Deshaun Watson as Carolina continues to be in the trade market for the quarterback. Foreman will be a decent handcuff from a fantasy perspective.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

The Titans officially signed D'Onta Foreman to the practice squad.

The Titans are trying to somehow help make up for the loss of Derrick Henry (foot), and Foreman will look to work his way to the active roster as a powerful ball-carrier. He's someone to watch in deeper leagues for now.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

The Falcons cut D'Onta Foreman.

As a relatively late arrival this summer, Foreman was unable to crack the initial 53-man roster for the Falcons. However, Foreman profiles as someone that could land back with Atlanta on the practice squad.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

The Falcons signed D'Onta Foreman.

The former third-round pick of the Texans spent time with first-year Falcons head coach Arthur Smith with the Titans, so there's a relationship here. It's an interesting addition for Atlanta, which has plenty of backfield depth including versatile receiver/returner/runner Cordarrelle Patterson. The Falcons running back situation is an interesting one heading into 2021.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

The Colts placed D'Onta Foreman on injured reserve.

Foreman has had a tough beginning of his NFL career, as he struggled with the torn Achilles suffered during his rookie season and took a while to recover into last year, and now his third season could be over. Perhaps Foreman will be a designated-to-return player (which is probably unlikely) or will come to an injury settlement with the Colts, but he's way off the redraft fantasy radar at the moment.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

The Colts claimed D'Onta Foreman, according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson.

After surprisingly getting waived by the Texans yesterday, Foreman lands with an AFC South rival. Indianapolis has a crowded running back room that includes Marlon Mack, Nyheim Hines, and Jordan Wilkins, but Foreman certainly has the talent to beat out Wilkins for a spot on the depth chart as the primary early-down backup to Mack. Coming back from the 2017 Achilles injury remains an obstacle for Foreman, but he's an intriguing dynasty-league hold.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

The Texans have waived D'Onta Foreman.

This is a bit of a shocker considering the optimism the team has expressed with the third-year running back entering 2019. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle says the Texans "weren't happy with [Foreman's] work habits." Foreman was selected in the third round of the 2017 draft, but he struggled after tearing his Achilles during his rookie season, and Houston apparently wasn't happy with how he's attacked this summer at full health. The Texas product is a talented runner and shouldn't have much trouble finding a new team; we expect one of the other 31 teams will claim him off waivers. From a fantasy perspective, this gives Lamar Miller an obvious boost, as he'll potentially be a near-workhorse running back for the Texans—unless this move opens the door for the team to make a trade for Chargers star Melvin Gordon.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman gets one carry in Texans' playoff loss.

Foreman gained three yards on his lone attempt against the Colts. The second-year running back took nearly the entire season to work his way back from his bad torn Achilles suffered in 2017, but the good news is he's fully healthy heading into the offseason. With Alfred Blue set to hit free agency, Foreman could be at least the No. 2 runner in Houston's backfield, and he might be able to push Lamar Miller for touches atop the depth chart if things go well through the spring and summer for him.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman scores in his first game of 2018.

Foreman, who was active for the first time this season after working his way back from a bad Achilles injury suffered last year, carried seven times for -1 yard and caught two passes for 28 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles. The score was a 20-yarder where he made himself available down the field on a Deshaun Watson scramble. While the second-year running back didn't get much going on the ground, it was good to see him back on the field for the first time since last season. Foreman remains more of a dynasty-league hold than redraft option heading into Week 17.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

The Texans have activated D’Onta Foreman off the PUP list.

After a long rehab process while working his way back from a very bad torn Achilles suffered in November 2017, Foreman is set to return to the field for Houston. He'll likely immediately be the third running back behind Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue considering the running game is clicking, but he'll look to work his way into the league role in 2019. For fantasy purposes, the second-year running back doesn't need to be owned outside of dynasty leagues.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) will practice today.

Foreman has had a very tough rehab process from a bad Achilles tear suffered last November, but he said he feels "really good" and is now going to practice today. This opens a 21-day window where Foreman can practice with the team, and the team must decide in three weeks whether they will activate the second-year running back to the 53-man roster or place him on injured reserve. Foreman isn't a highly-recommended pickup considering he's been off the field for so long while Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue have been playing.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien says D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) is "on track" to return in a few weeks.

Foreman is still recovery from a very severe torn Achilles suffered last November, and he's currently on the PUP list, meaning he is eligible to return after six weeks. It sounds like Foreman has a chance to return in Week 7 for a big matchup against the Jaguars, but we'll get more clarity on his status in the coming weeks. Foreman is not on the fantasy radar in standard leagues at the moment, as he's missed so much time and Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue are likely to lead the backfield the rest of this season.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

The Texans placed D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) on the PUP list.

The second-year running back is now going to miss the first six games of the regular season. This isn't a surprise considering Foreman's Achilles injury is seen as a particularly bad one. Alfred Blue is locked in as the clear main backup behind Lamar Miller to open the year, and Miller could get a heavy workload this season. Foreman is no lock to be ready when he comes off the PUP, but hopefully his recovery progresses to the point that he can play this season.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

Texans GM Brian Gaine says "time will tell" if D'Onta Foreman is ready for the season.

Coming off a torn Achilles, the second-year running back is on the PUP list to start Texans training camp. It's thought to be a relatively bad Achilles injury for Foreman, who suffered the injury in November and was thought to have a chance to be ready for the start of camp. Lamar Miller, Alfred Blue, and Tyler Ervin will handle most of the backfield work for as long as Foreman remains off the field.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D’Onta Foreman (Achilles) is not expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Foreman tore his Achilles and had surgery in November, but the team thought he might be ready for camp. Now, it doesn’t sound like that will be the case, which shouldn’t come as a huge surprise for such a serious injury. In the mean time, Lamar Miller will likely get most of the first-team reps with Alfred Blue and Tyler Ervin also mixing in. Fantasy owners drafting early might be wise to not take Foreman’s Week 1 availability as a given.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

The Texans placed running back D'Onta Foreman on Injured Reserve.

Foreman's season is done with a torn Achilles. The third-round rookie had a very good rookie season, rushing 78 times for 327 yards and two touchdowns while adding six receptions for 83 yards. The big and powerful running back showed that he's extremely versatile and can be a weapon out of the backfield, and he'll be someone that can carry the load for the Texans if needed. Houston still has Lamar Miller under contract for two more seasons, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Foreman get a lot of work in the backfield in 2018.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman is believed to have a torn Achilles, according to Ian Rapoport.

Foreman scored twice against the Cardinals, including the score that basically clinched the game—which is when Foreman got hurt, according to Rapoport. This would obviously be the end of the season for Foreman, and it would put him in some jeopardy for the start of 2018. Foreman had ten carries for 65 yards and two touchdowns along with three receptions for 15 yards in today's win, so it was probably the best game of his rookie season. We should get confirmation in the coming days if Foreman is indeed out for the season with a torn Achilles.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman gets seven carries against the Rams.

The rookie running back couldn't find much room to run, as he gained only 18 yards on his seven carries. Foreman is an excellent dynasty league stash, but he doesn't need to be owned in standard leagues right now, as he's basically just a handcuff to Lamar Miller.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman leads team in carries as Texans fall to 3-5.

Foreman rushed 11 times for 37 yards, but he wasn't a factor as a receiver. The rookie was out-gained 57 to 37 on the ground by Lamar Miller, but Miller surprisingly received just 10 carries in the loss. Foreman's rest-of-season outlook probably improves the more Houston loses, and he might be worth a look as a FLEX option in a great matchup next week against the Los Angeles Rams.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman leads team in rushing on Sunday.

Foreman rushed 12 times for 59 yards, including a long of 39 yards. The rookie saw fewer carries than Lamar Miller, as much of his work came with the game out of reach for Cleveland, but he out-gained him and looked good doing it. Foreman is worth rostering in all leagues as a high-end handcuff that could push for more standalone value. Houston takes on the Seahawks in Week 7.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman handles five touches in Week 5 loss to the Chiefs.

Foreman rushed four times for 34 yards, with the highlight being a 25-yard rush where he carried defenders and ran over Marcus Peters. He also caught a three-yard pass and lost a fumble. Lamar Miller is the clear lead back for the Texans, but Foreman is worth holding onto as a talented handcuff that could eat into carries for the starter. He might get some extended run if Houston can handle the Browns in Week 6.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman carries 13 times in Week 4.

The rookie running back picked up 45 yards on his 13 carries, but Lamar Miller had 11 more total touches than him. The Texans had 42 rushing attempts in their blowout win over the Titans, so we'll have to see how much work Foreman gets in closer games. Foreman is one of the best handcuffs in fantasy right now, and he could have standalone value this year.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien says he sees rookie D'Onta Foreman as a three-down back.

This isn't really anything surprising, but it's worth noting. The talented former University of Texas star has been making the most of his touches as a rookie, and his role seems like it's going to increase as the season moves forward. Lamar Miller owners should probably be a little worried, but Miller can still do a good amount of damage on less touches. Those that have Miller on their fantasy team should probably try to make room on their bench for Foreman. And if you're just looking for someone in general to add to your bench, Foreman might be your guy.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman makes two big catches in Week 3.

The rookie running back carries eight times for 25 yards, but he also added two receptions for 65 yards. The receptions were both over 30 yards—a 31-yarder and a 34-yarder—as he showcased his great ability as a pass-catcher. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talked during the week about how Foreman was a very good receiver that can make explosive plays in the passing game despite his size, and the rookie showed it. Lamar Miller owners should probably try to get Foreman on their bench.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman gets 12 carries in Week 2.

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said he wanted to get his rookie running back more work, and he did. Foreman ran pretty well, despite picking up only 40 yards on his 12 carries. It was good for fantasy owners to see Foreman play throughout the entire game, as he entered early and mixed in even at the end when the Texans were trying to run out the clock. Foreman could be looking at 10+ carries per week moving forward, and he's worth an add in standard leagues.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman sees one touch in NFL debut.

It was a four-yard rush, as the rookie was behind both Lamar Miller and Tyler Ervin in the pecking order. We don't expect that to be the case for long though, and Foreman is worth a roster spot at the end of your bench. He should get more than one carry on a short week against Cincinnati this Thursday night.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman is not with the Texans this week.

He and several other players are stuck in Houston because of the terrible flooding due to Hurricane Harvey. Foreman missed Saturday's preseason game against the Saints because of a leg injury, and now he won't suit up for the final preseason game. Missing a couple weeks of practice time might prevent the rookie running back from opening the season as the primary backup behind Lamar Miller. We should still see him active in Week 1 versus the Jaguars.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman shows off receiving skills in second preseason game.

The big rookie running back from Texas had seven carries for 17 yards and a touchdown, but he mostly impressed with his receiving. Foreman had two receptions for 66 yards, including a 63-yard reception where he caught a slant in traffic and broke a few tackles as he sped through the defense. Foreman's identical twin brother, Armanti, is a receiver at the University of Texas, so it's not surprising Foreman is flashing his own ability out there. The impressive rookie is someone you should try to get on your roster if you are in a dynasty league.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman breaks long run in preseason game against Carolina.

The rookie from Texas had nine carries for 76 yards including a 41-yard run late in the game. He also added two receptions for six yards. Foreman appears to be a clear top-three option with Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue in the Texans backfield, and he should get some work this season.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

D'Onta Foreman passed his voluntary drug test.

After the incident over the weekend with one of Foreman's friends in possession of marijuana, Foreman volunteered to take a urinalysis to show he did not smoke any. He passed the test and this entire situation should be put behind him now. The rookie back will look to be the primary backup behind starter Lamar Miller this season.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

Statement on behalf of recently arrested running back D'Onta Foreman has been released.

According to the statement, Foreman was at the University of Texas to visit friends and the police approached him as he was leaving. Foreman told the police he has a registered handgun legally secured in his vehicle. The statement also says the a passenger in the vehicle had marijuana, but that Foreman did not use any and will submit to a urinalysis to confirm this. The good news is Foreman handled the situation well and fully cooperated with the police offers. If the urinalysis shows he did not use any marijuana, this issue should be put to bed quickly. Foreman probably needs to let his friends and/or associates know they can't be using around him anymore, though.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman was arrested this morning.

According to HookEm.com, the former Texas Longhorn was charged with marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a fire arm. Six others were also cited for marijuana possession. This is not a good start to Foreman's NFL career, and it's not something Texans head coach Bill O'Brien is going to tolerate. Foreman needs to be smarter. This could lead to a suspension for the rookie back.

D’Onta Foreman | Panthers RB

The Texans select state-kid, running back D'Onta Foreman, with the 89th pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Foreman is from Texas, went to college at Texas, and will now play professionally for the Texans. What a story. Foreman has not had everything work out perfectly, however. During last season, Foreman lost his infant son, D'Onta Jr., who was born prematurely and passed away from an intestinal infection. Foreman is someone that everyone should be rooting for, and he has another baby on the way this fall. In his final season at Texas, Foreman led the FBS with 184.4 yards per game (2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns) and has great running ability. Foreman will start his career behind Lamar Miller, but he should be able to contribute right away in a backup role.