Texans GM Brian Gaine spoke about D’Onta Foreman’s recovery from his Achilles injury on Thursday and said this about his running back: “Work in progress right now, recovering from this injury,” Gaine said. “He’s improving, but time will tell whether he’s available to us when we kick off.” With Foreman currently on the PUP list for the foreseeable future, Lamar Miller looks like the locked-in RB1 in Houston.
If Foreman sits through training camp (which is likely) and is placed on the reserved/PUP list, he would be forced to sit out the first six games. As of right now, Miller’s ADP is hovering around 53 overall, which seems about right (we have him at 50 overall). If you’re able to snag Miller as your RB2, you can pair him with Foreman, whose ADP is at 127 overall (we have him at 113). We fully expect a healthy Foreman to eventually overtake the blah talent that is Lamar Miller, so it would be key to use a late-round pick on the former Longhorn. The Wolf touched on this very situation back in May and found a nugget: With Deshaun Watson as his starting QB, Miller scored the 8th most RB points during those six games. For a very cheap price, you can handcuff these two backs together and receive RB1 numbers in return.