Alfred Blue still second on Texans' depth chart

Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue remains the top backup to Lamar Miller.

What It Means:

In Saturday's preseason game against the New England Patriots, Blue got the call to replace Miller on the Texans' second drive. He finished with a team-high 20 yards on 5 rush attempts, but most notable was that he saw snaps ahead of both Tyler Ervin and third-round rookie D'Onta Foreman, who has created plenty of hype this summer. If you're into the handcuff business, then Blue appears to be the best insurance for Lamar Miller, but Foreman's role figures to grow as the year goes on.

numberFire's models project Blue for 42.6 carries for 159.6 yards and 0.93 touchdowns, as well as 7.7 receptions for 53.9 yards and 0.13 touchdowns through the air this year. He is our 80th-ranked fantasy running back.