Does D’Onta Foreman deserve more carries?

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I’m not so sure that Houston Texans’ rookie running back D’Onta Foreman deserves more touches.

Prior to the start of the regular season, Houston Texans’ rookie running back D’Onta Foreman had to first deal with the fact that he was arrested in July for possession of a weapon and marijuana. He’s currently scheduled to appear in court. But as of right now, it looks like Foreman will escape any charges.

Then Foreman went down with a groin injury during the preseason that sidelined him for a short period of time.

The good news is that Foreman has come into the regular season as the Texans’ undisputed second-string back with Alfred Blue out with a high ankle sprain.

Even when Blue returns, he will not be reinserted as Lamar Miller’s back up. It’s Foreman’s job unless he goes down with an injury himself.

When it comes to Foreman, he has a burst to the outside that Miller lacks. This has led to the Texans’ fan base wondering why he’s not getting more carries.

The problem is that while Foreman looks better than Miller, looks can be deceiving. He’s only averaging 3.3 yards per carry. While Miller is averaging 3.7 yards per carry.

Another reason Foreman shouldn’t get more snaps than Miller is the fact that most rookie running backs struggle in pass protection.

The reality is that both Miller and Foreman aren’t looking great because the Texans’ offensive line isn’t getting the job done as run blockers.

As of right now, all the Texans can do is give both Miller and Foreman a fair share of carries each and every game. I believe 6-8 carries a game should be good for Foreman going forward.

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