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Dare Ogunbowale

#4 RB,


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RANK: 75





29 yrs


5'11'' / 205 lbs



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Serves as No. 2 back

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-23

Ogunbowale had two carries for seven yards and caught his lone target for 13 yards in Houston's 34-10 playoff loss to Baltimore last Saturday.

Ogunbowale finished the season as the No. 2 back behind Devin Singletary, surpassing Dameon Pierce, who struggled all season. Had Singletary gotten hurt, perhaps the rotation might have been different. Ogunbowale, who enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, has been a valuable depth piece and special-teams regular since joining the Texans ahead of the 2022 season. He even kicked a field goal as the emergency kicker in the Week 9 win over Tampa Bay. The organization will likely want him back for 2024.

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.

Gets two carries in blowout loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-13

Ogunbowale played 16 of 56 snaps on offense and carried twice for seven yards and hauled in one of his two targets for a four-yard reception in Sunday's 30-6 loss to the Jets.

Both of Ogunbowale's targets and carries came in Houston's final two offensive possessions, when the team was trailing by three touchdowns. In more competitive contests, Ogunbowale's playing time will likely be contained mostly to special teams while Devin Singletary and Dameon Pierce dominate the snaps at running back.

Serves as emergency kicker

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-06

Ogunbowale successfully converted a 29-yard field-goal attempt in Sunday's 39-37 win over Tampa Bay in Week 9.

Ogunbowale was pressed into duty as a kicker when Ka'imi Fairbairn was unable to play in the second half due to a hamstring injury. His 29-yarder gave Houston a 33-30 lead. Ogunbowale was not given an opportunity to kick an extra point but handled the kickoff duties. If Fairbairn's injury lingers, the Texans are likely to add a traditional placekicker over using Ogunbowale.

Inactive Week 4

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-02

Ogunbowale was inactive for Week 4 against Baltimore.

Ogunbowale watched in street clothes for a second consecutive week and third time in four weeks. Mike Boone has assumed the No. 3 back role for the Texans.

Won't suit up in Week 3

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-24

Ogunbowale (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Ogunbowale made his season debut with the Texans in Week 2 after Mike Boone was a healthy scratch. Those roles will be reversed in Week 3, with Boone likely to serve as the Texans' third back on the depth chart.

Active in Week 2

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Ogunbowale had two carries for four yards in Sunday's 31-20 loss to Indianapolis in Week 2.

Ogunbowale made his season debut after being inactive Week 1. He took the active spot that Mike Boone had last week and operated as the third back behind Dameon Pierce and Devin Singletary. One of Ogunbowale's carries came in the red zone.

Back at practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-13

Ogunbowale (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Wednesday.

Ogunbowale was unable to suit up for the team's season opener due to the injury; however, now that he's healthy, he'll have a chance to play Week 2 against the Colts. With Dameon Pierce, Devin Singletary and Mike Boone all ahead of him on the team's positional depth chart though, it's possible the Wisconsin product could be a healthy inactive.

Inactive for opener

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Ogunbowale (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against Baltimore.

Ogunbowale has been dealing with a hamstring injury that forced the running back to miss Houston's last two preseason games. This leaves Dameon Pierce, Devin Singletary and Mike Boone in the Texans' backfield ahead of Sunday's contest.

Questionable for Sunday opener

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-08

Ogunbowale (hamstring) is listed as questionable Friday for Sunday's game at Baltimore.

After being limited at practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Ogunbowale will officially enter Houston's game in Week 1 with a questionable designation. Devin Singletary and Mike Boone will be the Texans' only depth at running back behind Dameon Pierce if Ogunbowale is forced to miss time.

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