D'Onta Foreman
D'Onta Foreman
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Houston Texans
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A third-round pick in last year's draft, Foreman looks like a prototypical power back at an imposing 6-foot-1 and 235 pounds, but his game is primarily based on his surprising speed and agility. Smooth footwork and good instincts allow him to weave through traffic with ease, and his burst and vision are good enough to exploit holes as they open. He doesn't run with as much physicality as he could given his size, but he can still gain yards after contact almost despite himself, and at least in college he was effective at the goal line and in short-yardage situations. That skill set is in jeopardy after he suffered a torn Achilles tendon in Week 11, just as it seemed as if he was establishing himself in at least a timeshare arrangement with Lamar Miller. While the Texans were optimistic Foreman would be ready to go by training camp, he progressed slower than anticipated and will instead open the campaign on the PUP list. That ensures that he'll miss at least the first six weeks of the season, with an eventual move to injured reserve a possibility if he's unable to get back on the practice field by mid-October. Any loss of lateral agility would have a big impact on his game, but if he does make it back to the Texans at some point in 2018, he could emerge as Houston's primary ballcarrier. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.26 million contract with the Texans in June of 2017.
Hopeful for 'positive return'
RBHouston Texans
February 28, 2019
General manager Brian Gaine said the Texans are "optimistic about a very positive return" for Foreman in 2019, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
After tearing his left Achilles on Nov. 19, 2017, Foreman wasn't cleared for game action until Week 16 of the past campaign. In what marked his sole appearance of the regular season, he didn't find much success on the ground (seven carries for minus-one yard) but hauled in both of his targets for 28 yards and a touchdown. With Alfred Blue set to be a free agent in March, Foreman is slated to move up the depth chart behind Lamar Miller, who was called a "three-down back" by Gaine in the same media session. Miller is preparing for his age-28 season and has dealt with the occasional injury in Houston, so Foreman should have a chance to make good on the investment made in him in the third round of the 2017 draft, as he continues to put the Achilles' issue in the rearview mirror.
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How do D'Onta Foreman's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
42.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
-800.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.1
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
9.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
29.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
18.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.58
 
% Team Air Yards
0.4%
 
% Team Targets
0.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do D'Onta Foreman's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, Vertical Jump, and Broad Jump metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
235 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.45 sec
 
Vertical Jump*
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump*
100 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
A powerfully built running back with surprising agility and athleticism, Foreman was drafted in the third round by the Texans after Lamar Miller couldn't hold up under a full workload in 2016. Foreman has the size and strength to run between the tackles at 6-1, 233, but in college he showed a tendency to dance around contact rather than using his bulk to power through tacklers. That tendency didn't stop him from rushing for over 2,000 yards and 15 TDs in his final year at Texas, though, and if he can add a physical edge to his speed and elusiveness, he could prove to be a handful for any defense. Miller's presence will restrict his usage as a rookie, and Alfred Blue is still around, but that could give Foreman a chance to develop his skill set further before being asked to handle a large workload.
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Active for playoff loss
RBHouston Texans
January 6, 2019
Foreman had one carry for three yards and was targeted once in Saturday's 21-7 wild-card round loss to the Colts.
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Inactive Sunday
RBHouston Texans
Coach's Decision
December 30, 2018
Foreman is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
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Scores in 2018 debut
RBHouston Texans
December 23, 2018
Foreman rushed seven times for a loss of one yard but caught both of his targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 32-30 loss to the Eagles.
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Active for first time in 2018
RBHouston Texans
December 23, 2018
Foreman is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles with Lamar Miller (ankle) sidelined, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Could have role Week 16
RBHouston Texans
Coach's Decision
December 17, 2018
Coach Bill O'Brien said Foreman may be active for Week 16 in Philadelphia, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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