D'Onta Foreman

Overall Rank
RB51
2023
Height
6' 0"
Weight
233 lbs
BMI
31.6
(82nd)
Draft Pick
3.25
(2017)
College
Texas
Age
28.1
Best Comparable Player
Jonathan Stewart
Workout Metrics
4.51
75th
112.6
94th
116.1
37th
11.47
43rd
18
35th
40-Yard Dash
Speed Score
Burst Score
Agility Score
Bench Press
36.5%
(86th)
College Dominator
6.3
(80th)
College YPC
3.1%
(13th)
College Target Share

D'Onta Foreman Bio

D’Onta Foreman is an Unrestricted Free Agent running back who played in 2021 for the Tennessee Titans. At Texas City High School, Foreman rushed for 4.382 career yards and 61 touchdowns in his career as a Stingaree, posting 2,102 yards and 31 scores at 10.4 yards per carry as a senior. Playing his college ball at the University of Texas at Austin, a quiet freshman season hid what was to come. As a sophomore, Foreman ran second string but outshone the starter with 7.1 yards per carry. In 2016, it was the D’Onta show, with Foreman toting the rock an amazing 323 times for 2,028 yards and 15 scores.

D'Onta Foreman is a massive running back with an 85th-percentile BMI. His 4.51 40 time, while solid for any running back, earned a size-adjusted 95th-percentile speed score. With his great college stats and an outstanding SPARQ-x score, the Houston Texans selected Foreman in the third round of the 2017 draft.

Seeing a significant snap share and double-digit carries as soon as Week 2 in his rookie season, he acquitted himself rather well, posting 327 yards at 4.2 yards per carry as a 21-year old in his first 11 NFL games. He was non-existent as a receiver, though, posting a 2.7-percent target share. Disaster struck for Foreman in Week 11, when, while scoring his second touchdown of the day, he tore his achilles tendon, went on Injured Reserve, and was lost for the year. He also lost most of 2018, posting a single carry late in the season.

During 2019 training camp, the Texans cut Foreman. Indianapolis claimed him the next day. Two weeks later, a torn biceps put him back on Injured Reserve. The Colts released him a week after that. Before the 2020 season, Foreman tried out with Tennessee, earning a position on their practice squad. Behind Derrick Henry, Foreman saw little action but found his way back onto an NFL field, scoring his first regular season touchdown in two years.

Before 2021, the Titans released Foreman. In August, he signed with the Falcons – twice – and they released him twice. When the Titans lost Henry in November, they re-signed Foreman to a contract for the remainder of the season. Without Henry, Foreman became the Titans bell cow, posting as much as a 73.7-percent snap share in Week 17. In his 4th game of the year, Foreman rushed for 109 yards. Two weeks later, it was 108. Two weeks after that, 132. While none of his performance metrics were extraordinary and he failed to play any role in the passing game, the role of lead back on the league’s most run-heavy team made Foreman a viable fantasy running back in 2021. He finished the season with the No. 33 fantasy ranking at 10.4 points per game and with Next Gen Stats’ No. 27 Efficiency Ranking – not bad at all for a player that had entered the season with an ADP outside the top 100 running backs.