Is D’Onta Foreman Playing Today? Latest Injury Updates, Fantasy Analysis, and More (November 19, 2023)

Chicago Bears RB D'Onta Foreman is dealing with an ankle strain that has left fantasy managers sweating over his status for today. Will Foreman play this week?

Chicago Bears running back D’Onta Foreman is leaving managers with a selection headache heading into today due to his ankle injury. With his official status currently listed as questionable, can fantasy managers trust putting Foreman in their lineups?

Foreman has been a reliable selection in recent weeks for fantasy managers. And, with several running backs on bye and many more injured or questionable, this injury has come as a bad time for Foreman fantasy managers.

Will Foreman play today? And, if he does, what is the latest injury update with his current ankle injury? Also, what is Foreman’s potential fantasy football outlook should he play today? Let’s look into Foreman’s status in more detail.

Is D’Onta Foreman Going To Play in Week 11?

Foreman suffered an ankle injury during the Bears 16-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Week 10. As a result of this injury, Foreman has been limited in practice on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week.

However, ESPN reporter Courtney Cronin gave a detailed update on Thursday on X after having an exclusive interview with Foreman. She posted about his injury, “It’s progressing in the right way.” She also went on to say that “He’s going to take it ‘all the way up to Sunday’ but sounded optimistic RE: his outlook vs. Detroit.”

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On Saturday, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that “Foreman is expected to play Sunday vs. the Lions.” That is good news barring any kind of setback on Sunday morning.

Therefore, it appears that barring any late setback, it is expected that Foreman will play today versus the Lions. However, what is his fantasy outlook for today?

What Is Foreman’s Potential Fantasy Outlook for Today?

Foreman comes into Week 11 as the RB33 in fantasy football. However, since taking over the starting running back role for the Bears due to injuries to Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson, Foreman is the RB7, averaging 15 fantasy points per game.

However, this week, he is playing the Lions. And the Lions are currently allowing the 5th fewest fantasy points to running backs entering week 11. They are conceding just 14.6 fantasy points per game, with only the Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons, and New Orleans Saints allowing fewer so far this season.

However, one person who could impact Foreman today is Khalil Herbert, who has been activated off IR and will be playing in Week 11. As a result, it appears that Foreman’s time as the lead back could be coming to an end in Chicago.

Foreman is currently ranked as the RB32 in our PFN Consensus Rankings. Herbert is ranked as the RB29 currently. While it is expected that Foreman will start and that Herbert will be on some sort of pitch count, it is expected that Herbert will eat into Foreman’s workload.

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There is also the matter of the return of quarterback Justin Fields to the starting lineup this week. Fields will also be taking away carries from Foreman and Herbert due to having designed runs, as well as scrambling with his own athletic ability and natural game.

The Lions come into today’s game as 8-point favorites over the Bears, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. This will likely spoil the amount of rushing attempts the Bears are likely to have. And with Fields eating into that smaller margin and Herbert back, the outlook is not great for Foreman today.

Foreman should be viewed as a desperation play or a low-value Flex option at best this week in all fantasy formats. However, in PPR, it will be even harder for fantasy managers to start Foreman in lineups this week.

Therefore, fantasy managers should be considering other options this week, such as Jaylen Warren or James Conner. Devin Singletary will also be a much better fantasy option for fantasy managers this week than Foreman.

Sit Foreman if you can this week. He is unlikely to return the numbers he has done in recent weeks. Unfortunately, the upside bubble has burst for Foreman — at least in the short term.

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