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Fantasy Football Running Backs in the News: (August 4, 2019)

Donta Foreman Houstan Texans

Donta Foreman RB (HOU)

Donta Foreman Let go by Texans: The Texans placed Foreman on waivers Sunday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Fantasy impact: Foreman's release comes as a bit of a surprise after he was reportedly a standout performer during OTAs and minicamp and seemingly impressed coaches with his conditioning and explosiveness. The Texans didn't bring in another running back through the 2019 NFL Draft or free agency this offseason, which seemingly spoke to their confidence in Foreman to be the No. 2 option behind Lamar Miller. McClain reports that the team let the 23-year-old go because they "weren't happy with his work habits." With Foreman out of the picture, that leaves veterans Buddy Howell, Josh Ferguson and Taiwan Jones as well as undrafted rookies Karan Higdon and Damarea Crockett to fight for the backup job in Houston.

It's possible to track the change in Donta Foreman's fantasy value over time by looking at where he's drafted. According to the latest PPR average draft position data, he's being drafted in at the 10.02 spot.

Keep an eye out on his value going forward.

Donta Foreman Average Draft Position PPR

Dare Ogunbowale RB (TB)

Dare Ogunbowale Impressing new boss: Ogunbowale has impressed head coach Bruce Arians with his vision and blitz recognition, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

What it means: Ogunbowale was active in Weeks 11 and 12 last season, playing 45 of his 48 total snaps on special teams. That led to 137 return yards for the Wisconsin product, but Ogunbowale is making a push for more offensive opportunity early in camp. He's looked good on inside runs, and the fact he's also a key contributor on kickoff coverage certainly helps his chances of sticking around. Ogunbowale is battling the likes of journeyman Andre Ellington and undrafted rookie Bruce Anderson for positioning in the latter portion of the running back depth chart.

Ogunbowale isn't currently being drafted in fantasy drafts right now.

Spencer Ware RB (IND)

Spencer Ware Out at least a month: Ware (ankle) is expected to be out five to six weeks as he recovers from ankle surgery, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Our take: The Colts placed Ware on the PUP-R list Friday, but the veteran running back made it known his season would not be over suggesting he wasn't happy with the designation. Rapoport hinted an injury settlement could be on the way so it's entirely possible, and perhaps even likely, Ware could join another team at some point over the next couple of weeks, but he'll likely miss at least the first portion of the regular season as he recovers from ankle surgery.

Ware isn't currently being drafted in fantasy drafts right now.

Jordan Wilkins RB (IND)

Jordan Wilkins Practices Saturday: Wilkins (hamstring) participated in practice Saturday, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Fantasy impact: Wilkins missed two practices earlier in the week with a hamstring injury, but was able to take the field and participate with the team Saturday. Spencer Ware's (ankle) release should allow the second-year back to comfortably hold the No. 3 running back spot with just Jonathan Williams and Keith Ford below Wilkins on the depth chart.

Wilkins isn't currently being drafted in fantasy drafts right now.

Kareem Hunt RB (CLE)

Kareem Hunt Sheds groin injury: Hunt (groin, suspension) will practice Saturday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Our take: Hunt missed the start of training camp with a groin injury and was eventually placed on the NFI list, but the suspended running back appears to be fully healthy. Hunt will be able to practice and participate in the team's preseason games, but will not be eligible to play in the regular season until Week 10 against the Bills.

It's possible to track the change in Kareem Hunt's fantasy value over time by looking at where he's drafted. According to the latest PPR average draft position data, he's being drafted in at the 8.05 spot.

Watch out to see if Hunt's value changes in light of this update.

Kareem Hunt Average Draft Position PPR

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