Who Assumes D'Onta Foreman's Role in the Houston Backfield?

Houston released D’Onta Foreman over the weekend, somewhat surprising after he was expected to push Lamar Miller for touches and potentially take his job. Behind Miller now are a handful of unproven youngsters, though a few notable free agents are still out there. Our experts look at who takes over for Foreman and how the move affects Miller’s value.

Who assumes D’Onta Foreman’s role in the Houston backfield?

STLCards: There is no chance we can make a reliable guess at anyone other than Lamar Miller at this point. He isn’t a sexy fantasy option in his own right, but this is shaping up to be another year where he thumbs his way into 200 boring touches. I won’t have many shares of anyone in this backfield.

Chris Gimino: You can only draft Miller. No matter who emerges, they have such a limited chance to be fantasy relevant on a team with a projected tough schedule that the answer does not matter. Karan Higdon and Damarea Crockett are competing for backup duties, and any hot takes on who is winning right now are grossly premature. Crockett is the gun to head pick from me at this moment, but I am able to make competitive best ball teams without dabbling in this situation.

JoshADHD: I don’t know if this player is on the roster yet. They lost usual suspect Alfred Blue to Jacksonville in free agency. My gut feeling is that they’ll monitor camp cuts for a couple players they like and sign one or both to compete with Miller.

JSURab: As of right now, the only person that I am giving a bump to is Miller. This locks down his role as the lead back seeing the majority of the running opportunities. Miller is not the most exciting fantasy option, but he does give you a safe option as the top ball carrier in a high-powered offense.

Beermakersfan: It is still way too murky of a situation to draft anyone else besides Miller at this point. I actually bumped Miller up a significant amount with this news and don’t see anyone challenging him for touches at the moment.

To find more Best Ball advice and analysis from our experts, check out the Expert Survey: Picks Edition, Expert Survey: Strategy Edition and the Expert Survey: Preseason News Edition.

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