Will D’Onta Foreman overtake Lamar Miller as Texans’ starting running back?

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D’Onta Foreman has looked pretty good for the Houston Texans, but I wouldn’t expect Lamar Miller to lose carries.

Houston Texans’ starting running back Lamar Miller hasn’t looked great this season. He’s only averaging 3.7 yards per carry, but is ranked 9th in the NFL with 126 total yards through the first two weeks of the season.

While Miller’s average isn’t very good, the reason he’s 9th in the NFL in total rushing yards is the fact that he’s received 35 carries in two games, which ranks him 4th in the league.

I wonder if Texans’ rookie running back D’Onta Foreman will start to get more carries.

Foreman has looked good at times. Especially when breaking runs to the outside. But like Miller, he’s averaging under four yards a carry. Foreman is averaging 3.4 yards per carry to be exact.

This tells me that Miller isn’t the problem when it comes to the Texans’ lackluster running game.

The biggest problem is that the Texans’ offensive line is the weakest part of their team. Not to mention that opposing defenses will continue stack the box week in and week out in order to dare rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson to beat them deep.

So right now I would expect Miller to continue to get the bulk of the carries. Of course unless he suffers an injury.

Foreman can likely expect to see 5-7 carries a game in order to keep Miller fresh and limit the punishment on his body.

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