The Chicago Bears sicked D’Onta Foreman on the Las Vegas Raiders and came away with their most impressive win yet. Foreman went from being out of the rotation to one of our Players of the Week thanks to some gaudy numbers. D’Onta Foreman’s stats for this week alone should make him relevant moving forward, especially for an esoteric Bears offense.
D’Onta Foreman’s Stats for 2023
Foreman Muscles His Way to the Starting Job
Just a few weeks ago, Foreman found himself on the outside looking in. But injuries to Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson have pushed the third-string running back to the front. And he’s made the most of his opportunities. It’s not unlike his stay in Carolina where he became productive following Christian McCaffrey’s trade.
The 6’0” 235-pound back was unstoppable against a solid Raiders defense. D’Onta Foreman’s stats were one of the best for running backs on Sunday: 120 yards from scrimmage and three total touchdowns. He averaged 6.3 scrimmage yards per touch. And he led the Bears to a 30-12 whooping of Las Vegas as well as fantasy managers who were shrewd enough to start him.
Chicago was an underdog on the NFL betting lines with their starting quarterback, Justin Fields, and running backs on the sidelines. But Foreman was a powerhouse and proved to be a threat in both the running and passing game. This is a positive development for the beastly back as he looks to build on this production.
D’Onta Foreman’s Player Profile & Stats
Foreman is on his fourth NFL team since he was drafted in 2017. He was a Texas Longhorn in college and was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round. Despite being fourth on the depth chart, he managed to carve a nice role in the 10 games he played before he got injured. He then played for Tennessee and Carolina before signing with Chicago this offseason.
Foreman’s Current Stats
D’Onta Foreman’s stats were almost nonexistent heading to this past Sunday. He had played in just two games and rushed for 81 yards on 20 carries. He also had just three catches for 10 yards. His three touchdowns in a game are his first since Week 8 of last season.
- GP: 3
- GS: 2
- ATT: 36
- YDS: 170
- TD: 2
- Y/A: 4.7
- Y/G: 56.7
- LNG: 14
- TGT: 9
- REC: 6
- YDS: 41
- Y/R: 6.8
- TD: 1
- Y/G: 13.7
- CTCH%: 66.7%
Foreman Fighting For Spot in Crowded Chicago Backfield
Foreman may not be among the NFL leaders in any stat. But he’s a hardy back and a frisky underdog. Herbert and Johnson are not exactly world-beaters and have already missed time due to injuries. Chicago will look to continue with its run-heavy style of offense so Foreman will consistently have a role so long as he produces.
Fantasy players and bettors should continue checking NFL updates as they pertain to the Bears’ players. But if we were to bet on it, we’d say Foreman will be no worse than the RB2 on the Bears.