D'Onta Foreman Being Cut By Texans Means Good Things for Lamar Miller's 2019 Fantasy Football Value

Dan Israeli
Wild Card Round - Oakland Raiders v Houston Texans
Wild Card Round - Oakland Raiders v Houston Texans / Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Houston Texans waived running back D'Onta Foreman just four days before their first preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.

Foreman, a 2017 third-round pick out of Texas, was released due to his "work habits," according to a report from the Houston Chronicle. The move leaves the Texans depth chart shockingly thin at running back behind starter Lamar Miller, which could mean big things for the veteran in 2019 fantasy football.

Foreman was becoming a buzzy sleeper running back pick in fantasy drafts, as initial camp reports claimed he was progressing well and returning to form, compared to last year. Foreman was limited to 10 games during his rookie season after suffering an Achilles' tear and played in just one game last season.

While Foreman may pop up another team's roster before camp is over, his departure is great news for Miller. Coming off a solid 2018 season, in which he totaled 1,136 yards from scrimmage and six total touchdowns, Miller should have the backfield all to himself in 2019. Unless, of course, the Texans add a veteran free agent like Jay Ajayi, Chris Ivory or Alex Collins.

While Miller ran well from an efficiency standpoint last season (4.6 yards per carry), as RB31, according to average draft position (ADP), and pick 71 overall, he has great value with potential RB2 upside in 2019 fantasy drafts. If the Texans' lead back falls to you in the mid rounds, he could end up being a steal.

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