You won’t find a more pro-D’Onta Foreman fantasy site out there than Roto Street Journal. No, seriously. Just look here, or here, or here, or here for proof. With Derrick Henry done and only Adrian Peterson and Jeremy McNichols battling Foreman for touches, it looks like the former Doak Walker award winner will once again get his chance to start in the NFL.
Now two games into the post-Henry era, Foreman looks like the best back of the bunch, and the coaching staff has noticed. After a 22.7 percent carry share in Week 9, Foreman received 47.8 percent of the team’s carries in Week 10. He also led the group in snaps (21), carries (11), and RB opportunities (13) last week.
Tennessee's percent of backfield rushes, Week 9 vs Week 10:
Adrian Peterson: 45.5%
Jeremy McNichols: 31.8%
D'Onta Foreman: 22.7%
D'Onta Foreman: 47.8%
Adrian Peterson: 34.8%
Jeremy McNichols: 17.4%
I miss Derrick Henry.
— JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) November 15, 2021
An Achilles injury derailed Foreman’s 2017 season and he was very slow to recover. But prior to that injury, he racked up 327 yards and two scores on 78 carries (4.2 yards per carry) through 10 games. Then in six games for the Titans last season, he carried the ball 22 times for 95 yards.
In this case, however, it’s the league’s top rushing attack that makes Foreman enticing. No one, not Foreman nor Peterson, could realistically expect to replicate Henry’s workload or fantasy output. But, whoever wins this job should get the touches to make a legitimate rest of season fantasy impact.
Through Week 8, Henry led the league in rushing attempts (219), rushing yards (937), rushing yards per game (117.1), and rushing touchdowns (10). Since then, the team has rushed the ball 55 times. Not bad volume.
Following Week 10, Foreman claimed to RB46 on The Wolf’s Rest of Season Big Board. Meanwhile, Peterson checked in at RB48 and McNichols at RB57. It’s gross, but we’re betting on Foreman to “win” this job.
Not to mention, Foreman gets a #revengegame this week against a Texans’ team that drafted Foreman and started Lamar Miller’s corpse ahead of him before eventually cutting him due to “poor work habits.”