Texans RB D'Onta Foreman is inactive for today's game against the Jaguars. Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue will handle backfield duties.
Texans RB D’Onta Foreman (Achilles) is active for today’s game against the Eagles. It’ll be his first game action since last year’s torn Achilles. Foreman figures to see just a handful of touches behind lead back Alfred Blue.
Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Eagles. That leaves Alfred Blue as Houston's lead back. D'Onta Foreman might also be ready to make his 2018 debut after last year's torn Achilles. Blue is the better fantasy play, though, and has some RB2 upside vs. a Philly defense that's allowed 5.4 yards per carry to RBs over the past 5 weeks.
Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) is listed as questionable after a limited week of practice. HC Bill O’Brien said Friday that Miller “has a chance” to play against the Eagles on Sunday. We’ll get his official status by noon ET. If Miller suits up, he’ll be a risk/reward RB2 at less than 100%. If not, Alfred Blue figures to serve as Houston’s lead back. RB D’Onta Foreman (Achilles) could also make his 2018 debut.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the ankle injury Texans RB Lamar Miller suffered in Saturday's win over the Jets is "not serious." Rapoport adds that there's "a chance" Miller is able to play next week. RB Alfred Blue mustered just 6 yards on 9 carries in relief of Miller vs. the Jets. It's possible we see some RB D'Onta Foreman against the Eagles next week if Miller can't go next week. We'll keep an eye on the situation this coming week.
Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) is inactive for today's game against the Colts. He was activated this week but evidently isn't ready to contribute yet. Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue will continue to serve as Houston's top 2 RBs.
The Texans on Tuesday activated RB D'Onta Foreman from the PUP list. He had been on it since summer, while working back from last November's torn Achilles' tendon. It's hard to envision Foreman playing a big role in fantasy lineups over the final 3 weeks of most seasons, but he's at least worth an add as a handcuff to Lamar Miller. Houston would have little reason to bring Foreman back to the active roster at all unless it planned to give him a decent role.
Texans RB D'Onta Foreman still isn't ready to return from last year's Achilles injury. "Better, not all the way back yet," HC Bill O'Brien said of Foreman on Tuesday. "I think he feels good. We've got a little more time on that decision." With RB Lamar Miller rolling, Houston has no reason to rush Foreman back. You're better off stashing a handcuff like Malcolm Brown, Spencer Ware or Rod Smith than Foreman.
The Texans have activated RB D'Onta Foreman from the PUP list. He's 5 days from being a full year removed from that torn Achilles. Houston now has 21 days to either activate Foreman to the roster or stick him on IR. We'll keep an eye on him, but we'd guess Week 12 is the earliest he'd play. And it'd be at least another week before he'd possibly be a fantasy option. Foreman is only worth stashing in deep leagues.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Texans expect RB D'Onta Foreman to return to practice next week. Foreman has been on the PUP list all season, coming off the Achilles' tear that cut his 2017 short. He'll have 3 weeks to get activated or placed on IR. We'll see how the 2nd-year RB progresses. Houston starter Lamar Miller has surged over the past 2 weeks, though, and doesn't look quite as susceptible to the potential Foreman challenge as he did a few weeks ago.
Texans HC Bill O'Brien said Monday that he doesn't expect RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) to be activated from the PUP list this week. "I don't think he's quite ready," O'Brien said. The coach said 10 days ago that Foreman was on track to return in "a few weeks," so we're still expecting to see him sooner than later. He remains worth stashing on benches in most fantasy leagues.
Texans HC Bill O'Brien said Monday that RB Lamar Miller (chest) is expected back for this weekend's game against the Bills. Miller was active as an emergency option only last night and didn't end up playing. He might return to a committee backfield with Alfred Blue -- and will also need to contend with D'Onta Foreman's eventual return.
Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) is on track to return in "a few weeks," HC Bill O'Brien said Friday. Foreman is on the PUP list and first eligible to play Week 7. It sounds like he has a shot to be ready then. A healthy Foreman has a shot to carve out a significant role in this backfield -- and maybe even emerge as Houston's lead dog. RB Lamar Miller is averaging just 3.9 yards per carry this season.
The Texans have placed RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) on the reserve/PUP list. That knocks him out for at least the first 6 games of the season as he continues to work back from last November's torn Achilles. Foreman obviously isn't worth a roster spot in redraft leagues right now, although he'll be a potential in-season waiver wire target. Lamar Miller will open the season as Houston's feature back and will be a strong fantasy play.
Texans RB Lamar Miller dropped weight over the offseason and now checks in around 217 pounds. That's a loss of 8 pounds, per team insider Aaron Wilson. “This past offseason, I tried to change my diet," Miller said. "I cut back on eating red meat. I started focusing more on just eating fish and chicken and eating more vegetables, just trying to get right. I know my last two years at the Dolphins, I was around like 218, 217. So, I figured if I get back to my weight, I would feel much better. Right now, I’ve been feeling good.” Miller, of course, showed much greater big-play ability in Miami. He's largely looked sluggish in Houston, posting YPC totals of 3.7 and 4.0. While his O-line is concerning, a leaner Miller should return RB2 totals -- especially with D'Onta Foreman iffy for Week 1.
Texans GM Brian Gaine admitted that RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) is iffy for the start of the regular season. "Work in progress right now, recovering from this injury," Gaine said. "We need a little bit more time to determine if he's going to be ready for the season. We're not there at that stage. We think he's getting better. He's improving, but time will tell whether he's available to us when we kick off." Foreman was placed on the active/PUP list to open training camp, making him eligible for the reserve/PUP. That'd cost him the first 6 games of the regular season. At this point, Foreman seems like a long shot to be an early-season fantasy asset. RB Lamar Miller should open the season in a workhorse role. Check out our updated projections for the Texans backfield.
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