News: 7 days agoForeman is a healthy scratch Week 2 against Tampa Bay.
Spin: Foreman seemingly started the season as the No. 2 back behind Khalil Herbert, but the Bears gave rookie Roschon Johnson an extended look in the second half of Week 1's blowout loss to the Packers and apparently liked what it saw. Chicago will now enter the second week of the season with just three active backs -- Herbert, Johnson and Travis Homer, who is largely a special-teams asset. The latest development essentially extinguishes Foreman's fantasy upside for the immediate future.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Foreman signed with the Bears after showing well in relief of Derrick Henry (injured) in Tennessee in 2021 and Christian McCaffrey (traded) in Carolina in 2022. During that span, Foreman faced an average of 7.22 box defenders per carry (highest among 25 RBs with 400-plus carries) and still posted a healthy 4.40 YPC. Foreman isn't an option in the pass game (23 career catches in 43 games), but he'll provide value to Chicago as an effective, 236-pound early-down/short-yardage option. Foreman figures to defer a decent share of touches to some combination of Khalil Herbert, Travis Homer and Roschon Johnson, so the 27-year-old is a long shot for consistent flex production.