Lamar Miller remains the lead back for the Texans, but now he's not the only one. Last season he had 64.4 percent of all running back carries and finished the year with 299 touches. That got him 1,261 total yards and six scores, good but not great totals. Houston coach Bill O'Brien said he expects more from Miller, but also indicated he wanted to keep his touches monitored after Miller averaged 19 carries per game. That's why the Texans spent a third-round pick on D'Onta Foreman, a burly, physical running back whose role is likely to consist of taking anywhere from four to 10 carries per week away from Miller. He could also end up taking over at the goal line. This definitely dims the upside for Miller but he remains a high-volume running back who could dominate the passing game work. Consider him a Top 15 Fantasy running back worth targeting between the end of Round 2 and early Round 3 in all leagues. Foreman is a must-draft handcuff in Round 10.
2017 Outlook: Lamar Miller
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