Donta Foreman

Carolina Panthers
Running Back #27
Carolina Panthers
Running Back #27
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Bounces back against Denver

Foreman rushed the ball 24 times for 113 yards in Sunday's 23-10 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Foreman split work with Chuba Hubbard fairly evenly -- particularly early in the game -- but the duo combined for 41 rushing attempts in a run-heavy attack for Carolina. Foreman was also efficient, ripping off three double-digit gains to top 100 rushing yards for the fourth time this season and for as many times in the team's last six games. The Panthers are heading into a Week 13 bye, but Foreman will likely continue to shoulder a heavy workload for the rest of the season.

Nov 27, 2022 4:45 PM EST


Shut down in Week 11 loss

Foreman rushed 11 times for 24 yards and failed to bring in his only target in the Panthers' 13-3 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.

Analysis: Foreman's chances of another breakout effort were slim coming in considering the Ravens' elite run defense, and an unproductive afternoon did indeed come to pass for the veteran back. Despite the quiet afternoon, Foreman still served in the clear lead role over backfield mate Chuba Hubbard, but both players will have another difficult matchup against a tough Broncos defense in a Week 12 home matchup.

Nov 20, 2022 2:20 PM EST



Another 100-yard effort in win

Foreman rushed 31 times for 130 yards and a touchdown and failed to bring in his only target during the Panthers' 25-15 win over the Falcons on Thursday night.

Analysis: Foreman remained in a workhorse role despite the return of Chuba Hubbard from his ankle injury. The veteran's carry and yardage tallies were career highs, and he made his fourth visit to the end zone with a 12-yard rush late in the third quarter. Given his ample success with expanded opportunities this season -- Foreman has 100-yard efforts in all three games during which he's logged double-digit carries -- he should remain the unquestioned leader of the backfield during a Week 11 home matchup against the Ravens a week from Sunday.

Nov 10, 2022 8:27 PM EST


Scripted out of production

Foreman recorded seven rushes for 23 yards in Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Bengals. He added two receptions for -2 yards.

Analysis: Foreman had little chance to impact the game, as the Panthers couldn't maintain any type of offensive production and also fell behind by 35 points by halftime. As a result, even in the absence of Chuba Hubbard (ankle), Foreman was a non-factor. He could be in a position to bounce back in Thursday's Week 10 matchup against the Falcons -- particularly if Hubbard remains sidelined.

Nov 6, 2022 8:08 PM EST


Set to start again Sunday

Foreman is in line to lead the Panthers backfield Sunday at Cincinnati with Chuba Hubbard (ankle) missing a second game in a row.

Analysis: With Christian McCaffrey out of the picture the last two contests, Foreman has helped pick up the slack on the ground, which has been aided by Hubbard missing a good portion of Week 7 and all of Week 8. During that stretch, Foreman has racked up 41 carries for 236 yards and three touchdowns to go with two catches (on three targets) for 27 yards. While he'll continue to get the bulk of the RB touches this weekend, Foreman may yield the occasional rep to Raheem Blackshear and potentially practice squad member Spencer Brown.

Nov 4, 2022 1:29 PM EST



Runs in three TDs in OT loss

Foreman rushed 26 times for 118 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to Atlanta. He didn't catch his only target and ran in a two-point conversion.

Analysis: Foreman was the focal point of Carolina's offense with fellow running back Chuba Hubbard (ankle) ruled out. With the PJ Walker-led passing game struggling in the first half, a two-yard Foreman touchdown gave the Panthers a 10-7 lead in the second quarter, and he went into halftime with 73 rushing yards on 13 carries. Foreman kept it going in the second half, producing a one-yard touchdown followed by a two-point conversion to tie the game at 21 early in the fourth quarter before tying the game at 28 by finding the end zone from 12 yards out. Even if Hubbard's cleared to play in Week 9 against the Bengals, Foreman has likely earned himself the lead role moving forward.

Oct 30, 2022 1:57 PM EST


Set to lead backfield sans Hubbard

Foreman figures to lead the Carolina backfield Sunday against Atlanta with teammate Chuba Hubbard (ankle) ruled out, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: The Panthers haven't done much on offense this year, but Foreman and Hubbard combined for 218 total yards last week in a 21-3 win over the Buccaneers in Carolina's first game after the Christian McCaffrey trade. While that type of cumulative production won't happen most weeks, Foreman does have a nice opportunity ahead with Hubbard unavailable against a struggling Atlanta defense. Raheem Blackshear is the only other healthy tailback on the active roster, though Panthers coach Steve Wilks said he still wants to use a committee and might call up Spencer Brown from the practice squad before Sunday. Regardless, Foreman is a clear favorite to start and lead the team in carries.

Oct 28, 2022 9:11 AM EST


Eclipses century mark in upset win

Foreman rushed 15 times for 118 yards and secured both targets for 27 yards in the Panthers' 21-3 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Although pregame reports indicated Foreman would open the post-Christian McCaffrey era playing second fiddle to Chuba Hubbard in Carolina's backfield, it was the former who led the way in rush attempts and yardage. A significant chunk of Foreman's yardage came on a 60-yard run, but the one-time third-round pick of the Texans still gained a respectable 58 yards on his other 14 carries and also made solid contributions in the passing game. Hubbard was impressive in his own right with 63 yards and a score on nine carries -- along with a pair of catches in his own right -- so the two may continue operating in a fairly close timeshare arrangement during a Week 8 divisional clash against the Falcons.

Oct 23, 2022 3:42 PM EST


Won't start in place of McCaffrey

Foreman will serve as the Panthers' No. 2 running back Sunday against the Buccaneers with Chuba Hubbard listed as the starter, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: In the wake of the Christian McCaffrey trade to the 49ers, there was a belief Foreman could be the primary early down option out of Carolina's backfield, but Hubbard instead will get the first chance to serve as McCaffrey's replacement. Foreman should mix into the offense in some capacity, but he's managed just 3.1 YPC on his 12 rushes this season and has only been targeted 22 times in 32 career contests, so he may be limited to situational work moving forward.

Oct 23, 2022 8:54 AM EST


Could lead post-CMC committee

Interim coach Steve Wilks said Friday that Foreman and Chuba Hubbard will form a running back committee following the trade that sent Christian McCaffrey to the 49ers, though Carolina plans to ride the hot hand, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Ellis Williams of the Charlotte Observer expects Foreman to get most of the work on early downs.

Analysis: Foreman and Hubbard were both used sparingly while McCaffrey was on the team, but Foreman had the slight edge in playing time between the backups. Considering Foreman had three 100-yard rushing performances for the Titans after Derrick Henry got hurt last season, he could provide decent production if he's able to hold off Hubbard for touches.

Oct 21, 2022 10:12 AM EST


In line for increased carries

Foreman will likely split carries with Chub Hubbard for the Panthers after Christian McCaffrey was traded Thursday.

Analysis: McCaffrey dominated the work out of Carolina's backfield through six games this season, so there will be a significant number of touches available after he was traded to the 49ers. It's unclear whether Foreman or Chuba Hubbard will lead the running backs corps moving forward, as Foreman has seen 37 carries to Hubbard's 34. A fairly even split could continue, which would limit the fantasy potential of both backs -- particularly considering the poor state of the Panthers' offense.

Oct 20, 2022 8:51 PM EST


Garners five carries

Foreman rushed five times for 19 yards in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Foreman's 10 offensive snaps topped fellow backup Chuba Hubbard's four. Although that involvement yielded a season high in carries, Foreman's production remained limited overall. With the Panthers seeing another quarterback injured Sunday, they could rely more on the ground game in Week 7 versus the Bucs, but Foreman's stock is nonetheless capped by Christian McCaffrey's dynamic presence above him.

Oct 17, 2022 4:20 PM EST


Gets two carries

Foreman rushed twice for two yards in Sunday's 37-15 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Foreman played just three offensive snaps behind star Christian McCaffrey. Although it's encouraging that Foreman at least got the ball while teammate Chuba Hubbard didn't on any of his 11 offensive plays, both running backs possess minimal value as long as McCaffrey is available.

Oct 10, 2022 5:38 PM EST


Only one touch

Foreman rushed once for two yards in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: Foreman and fellow backup Chuba Hubbard combined for just seven offensive snaps Sunday, leaving little value behind Christian McCaffrey despite the star tailback nursing a thigh injury in the buildup to Week 4.

Oct 4, 2022 6:33 AM EST


Plays four offensive snaps in win

Foreman failed to record a single rush in Sunday's 22-14 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Foreman was clearly not a part of the game plan Sunday, as he played just four of the Panthers' 61 offensive snaps. As usual, Christian McCaffrey played the majority of snaps at running back, with Chuba Hubbard recording only three rushing attempts in the contest on only seven snaps. It's possible that the 26-year-old may have lost his place as McCaffrey's top backup, but both his and Hubbard's snap shares were too similar to jump to any definitive conclusions. With that said, neither Foreman nor Hubbard retain much fantasy value barring an injury to McCaffrey. The Panthers are set to host the Cardinals in Week 4, and Foreman remains far off the fantasy radar.

Sep 27, 2022 9:27 PM EST


Gets two carries

Foreman rushed twice for nine yards in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Foreman carried on two of his three offensive snaps, playing a tiny role behind star tailback Christian McCaffrey. With teammate Chuba Hubbard fumbling the opening kickoff, however, Foreman's place as McCaffrey's top backup should remain intact heading into Week 3 versus the Saints.

Sep 20, 2022 7:18 AM EST


Barely features Sunday

Foreman rushed two times for five yards in Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Foreman barely saw the field in his first game as a Panther, featuring for seven snaps. On the bright side, he played more than teammate Chuba Hubbard, who logged three plays. Based on Sunday, though, both players seem destined for small roles as long as star Christian McCaffrey is healthy.

Sep 12, 2022 7:04 AM EST


Three goal-line touches

Foreman carried the ball three times for six yards in Friday's preseason win over the Bills. He also added two receptions for 10 yards and a touchdown.

Analysis: Foreman followed Chuba Hubbard into the game, but two of his three carries came at the goal line. Foreman also punched in one of the team's two touchdowns with a two-yard reception midway through the first quarter. The battle between Hubbard and Foreman for the backup running job in Carolina is worth monitoring early in the season -- particularly given Christian McCaffrey's recent injury history.

Aug 26, 2022 9:15 PM EST


Gets start Friday

Foreman carried the ball seven times for 16 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Patriots.

Analysis: The offseason signing got the start ahead of Chuba Hubbard in this one with Christian McCaffrey once again held out, but neither Foreman nor Hubbard impressed with roughly equal workloads, and no Carolina back managed a run of longer than seven yards on an ineffective night overall for the offense. It seems as though the battle for the Panthers' No. 2 RB spot will continue into next week's preseason finale against the Bills.

Aug 19, 2022 8:09 PM EST


Works behind Hubbard

Foreman rushed three times for five yards in Saturday's 23-21 preseason win over the Commanders.

Analysis: Foreman entered the game behind Chuba Hubbard, who started at tailback with Christian McCaffrey sitting out. Although Hubbard only carried four times for 11 yards, his competition with Foreman to serve as McCaffrey's primary backup should be worth monitoring during the preseason.

Aug 14, 2022 2:20 PM EST


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