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Dare Ogunbowale

#4 RB,


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RANK: 75





28 yrs


5'11'' / 205 lbs



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Leads backs in finale

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-09

Ogunbowale had 11 carries for 33 yards and caught five of six targets for five yards in Sunday's 32-31 win over the Colts in Week 18.

Ogunbowale led all running backs in yards in what was his most productive game since becoming a regular in the rotation Week 12. Houston finished out the season with Ogunbowale, Royce Freeman and Rex Burkhead in the backfield following the season-ending ankle injury to Dameon Pierce. There's zero chance any of the three will challenge a healthy Pierce for the top spot in 2023. Of the three, only Ogunbowale has a contact for next season. Adding to the dynamic, the Texans fired head coach Lovie Smith, so there should be many changes to an underwhelming offense come September.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 15 21.80.74141st70.03.852%
Home Retractable Dome 8 21.60.5434th50.02.519%
Away Outdoor 17 23.20.99125th100.13.743%
Away Dome 2 06.01.4976th80.05.047%
Away Retractable Dome 6 23.70.6097th130.03.145%

Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2017 23 undefined 2 0 0 166th0000.00%0000%000
2018 24 TB 2 0 0 164th0000.00%0000%000
2019 25 TB 16 0 75 58th111721.671%1003%352860
2020 26 JAC 14 2 30 93rd3214504.550%51010%10540
2021 27 JAC 17 2 50 79th4313713.248%10011%131141
2022 28 HOU 17 4 49 75th4212312.929%10011%201040
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Nine touches against Jags

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-02

Ogunbowale had seven carries for 21 yards and caught two of three targets for four yards in Sunday's 31-3 loss to Jacksonville.

Ogunbowale was on the injury report all week with a knee injury, but he was available to play 26 snaps in the loss. He and Royce Freeman (30 snaps) were co-leaders in the backfield and should be once again in Week 18 against Indianapolis.

Available Sunday

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-01

Ogunbowale (knee) is officially active for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars.

The 28-year-old is dealing with a knee injury and practiced as a limited participant Thursday and Friday, but he's been cleared to take the field for Sunday's divisional contest. Ogunbowale should again work as the top backup to Royce Freeman with Dameon Pierce (ankle) lost for the season.

Status in question for Week 17

Latest Headline: Published 2022-12-30

Ogunbowale (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Jaguars.

Ogunbowale showed up on the Texans' injury report Thursday as limited by a knee issue and maintained that activity level and listing to wrap up Week 17 prep. If he avoids inactive status Sunday, he'll continue to work behind Royce Freeman as the team's No. 2 running back with Dameon Pierce (ankle) out for the season, which so far has resulted in 16 carries for 42 yards and no targets over the last two games.

Limited by knee issue

Latest Headline: Published 2022-12-29

Ogunbowale was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice with a knee injury.

While Dameon Pierce (ankle) has been sidelined for the past two games with a season-ending injury, Ogunbowale has worked ahead of Rex Burkhead as the No. 2 option in the backfield behind Royce Freeman. Ogunbowale has logged eight carries and no targets in both of those contests, totaling a meager 42 yards on his 16 totes. The knee injury now threatens his ability to maintain the modest role he's held the past two weeks in Sunday's game against Jacksonville, though Ogunbowale can put to rest any concerns about his health by practicing in some capacity Friday.