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By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Wed, Aug 20th 4:52am EDT

Foster practiced with the first team offense on Tuesday in the first joint session between the Texans and Broncos. Tuesday’s practice was non-contact. He was apparently limited but “practiced more than [he] had” before. Texans writer Brian T. Smith commented that when Foster ran with the first team he “displayed his normal acceleration”. O’Brien fully expects Foster to start the first regular season game against Washington. (Source: Houston Chronicle)

Fantasy Impact: Foster’s continued participation in practice is a very positive sign, especially if he participates in Wednesday’s full-contact practice. Though O’Brien did not speculate on whether or not Foster would participate in Saturday’s game, it seems likely that we will not see him in a game this preseason. But, the team seems to be content to see what Jonathan Grimes and Alfred Blue can do while letting Foster get the normal veteran treatment. Despite Foster’s medical clearance and positive practice reports, his ADP is still trending into the middle of the third round in both standard and PPR formats, which is a significant value considering his upside. He is currently the 11th ranked running back on FantasyPros.

By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Thu, Aug 14th 12:40am EDT

On Wednesday, the Texans held the first of two joint practices with the Atlanta Falcons and Arian Foster returned to the field. When asked whether Foster will play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Falcons, head coach Bill O’Brien said “we haven’t ruled on that one yet”. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Any news where Foster is actively on a football field is good news. Though, he was limited and did not participate in 11-on-11 drills.

By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 2:44am EDT

In a recent interview with ESPN’s Hannah Storm, Foster revealed he contemplated ‘retiring’ after his 2013 back injury. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Foster was already causing anxiety among some fantasy owners by missing most of training camp with an undisclosed injury and after these remarks his ADP dropped to the end of the second round. However, it is unclear how much cause for alarm there is. Veterans are often held out of preseason and the team clearly expects Foster to be on the field in week one. Though Foster comes with a fair amount of risk, grabbing him at his current ADP could prove a significant value.

By Christopher Pryor, Texans Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 3:06pm EDT

After spending the last couple of days on the sideline, Arian Foster returned to action on the fifth day of training camp. During his absence, O'Brien had said that the Texans were simply being cautious with Foster, so it is good to see him back on the field in a timely manner (Source: Houston Chronicle)

Fantasy Impact: Prospective owners can breathe a sigh of relief, as the Texans featured back seems to be over the hamstring/back issues that ailed him Sunday. However, they are not out of the woods yet, as Foster still must demonstrate that he is fully removed from the chronic problems that necessitated season-ending surgery last season. It would be wise to continually monitor his status as camp progresses.

By Christopher Pryor, Texans Correspondent, Sun, Jul 27th 6:11pm EDT

During a group session on Sunday, Arian Foster began favoring his left hamstring and back. After stepping to the side and receiving some attention from a trainer, he tried one more rep on the field before calling it quits. He was given a cart ride back to NRG stadium. Head coach Bill O'Brien said afterwards "as far as I know he's OK." (Source: CBS Houston)

Fantasy Impact: Although much too early to sound the alarm, this news is certainly disconcerting for those looking to draft the six-year veteran. Foster is expected to be leaned upon heavily in all aspects of the offense, so the fact that he couldn't make it through two days of training camp without injury is cause for concern. Granted, several players experienced cramps today as their bodies continue to adjust to Houston's heat and humidity, but Foster should be monitored to make sure that this does not become a trend or cause him to miss substantial time.

Breaking Football | Aug 21st
Foster was a downer in 2013 but he's a prime bounce back candidate. With Ryan Fitzpatrick under center, Houston will have to be run heavy to compete.
The New York Times | Aug 21st
Recent hamstring issue a reminder he struggled with injuries last summer/season.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 21st
When you draft Foster you draft for his incredible upside. He is 28 and coming off back surgery, and he also considered retirement so it's hard to recommend him as a target to draft in 2014.
The Football Girl | Aug 21st
Outstanding when healthy, but his fragility scares me to death.
Legion Report | Aug 21st
Injuries are a major concern for the talented RB with an ADP in Round 2. It's unlikely he'll stay on the field for all 17 games this season. Draft at your own risk. Foster’s 2013 Season was cut short by injury as he only netted 8 Games, however it is evident that he can still produce as he averaged 4.5 YPC. At age 27, Foster still has the capabilities to produce at an alarming rate and he will most certainly slip through the cracks come fantasy draft day. If drafting Foster, you will want to surround him with other quality RBs as his health is such a continuous question mark. Andre Brown is also a handcuff must. We like Foster and think he will have every opportunity to turn out monster numbers, but his durability is why we have slid him back in our rankings.
The Fake Football | Aug 20th
What to do with Foster? We know his upside. There's no doubting it. Of course we also know he's been having injury issues and he's hard to trust. It will be tough to pass on his upside if he falls to the late second round in any of your drafts though.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 20th
Coming off of back surgery, it's hard to predict what kind of player Foster will be in 2014. His high volume of work in recent seasons gives you concern but if you can get him as the 15th back off the board or close, I wouldn't hesitate.
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 19th
Solid 4.5 YPC in injury-plagued '13, but HOU off. limited TD opps - still a concern, as is health
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 19th
Foster is someone that I will not own this year. He has too big of a name to last long enough in drafts for me to take a flyer on him. He's coming off a disappointing season that was cut short by a back injury and he already has missed time in training camp with a hamstring injury. I have no faith he can stay healthy in 2014. I view him as a low end flex value at this point in his career.
Fantasy Sports LR | Aug 17th
Another hammy issue in camp is troubling for Foster, who can't seem to stay healthy. Nevertheless, if he gives owners 16 games he is a bargain at the end of round one.
EDSFootball | Aug 13th
Both of the top offensive weapons — running back Arian Foster and wide receiver Andre Johnson — for the Houston Texans have been sidelined for the past couple of weeks, but they both returned to the practice field today. Arian Foster no longer dressed. Day is over. Didn't participate in 11's. Easing him back. Andre still dressed— James Palmer (@JPalmerCSN) August 13, 2014 Joh...
Beast Dome | Aug 12th
FANTASY FOOTBALL: ARIAN THE BARBARIAN (PART III)   By Muntradamus   BEAST DOME NATION. Arian Foster.  A player who is losing more value in his stock than any 1st...
ESPN | Aug 11th
After an injury-shortened 2013, will Arian Foster return to elite status this season?
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 9th
Will push for top five by draft day
Breaking Football | Aug 8th
Continuing on with our Fantasy Versus series, this time we’re matching up Arian Foster and Montee Ball. An aging workhorse coming off an injury riddled season and a disappointing sophomore thrust into arguable the most ideal position in all of football. Trust me, this one will be good. As always, we’ll discuss the case for and against each player which will ultimately lead to a final v...
Beast Dome | Aug 5th
The Fantasy Fix | Aug 1st
Houston Texans Texans star RB Arian Foster was back on the injury report this week. He was forced to miss practice time with a tweaked hamstring. Foster returned to action today in full pads. The 28-year-old back spent most of last season on the injury report. He dealt with a plethora of injuries and eventually […]
ESPN | Jul 28th
Ken Daube explains why Arian Foster is still worth the risk as a potential first-round running back.
ESPN | Jul 23rd
Christopher Harris and Eric Karabell go head-to-head on whether Arian Foster is a first-round pick in 2014.
Rotoprofessor | Jul 22nd
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) After being limited to just 8 games in 2013 due to a back injury, there is at least a shadow of doubt hanging over Arian Foster. However, that only adds to the potential draft day appeal. We all know
FantasySharks | Jul 17th
We are going to focus on two players at the same position that might be on the draft board when your pick rolls around. This breakdown will make your decision just a little bit easier on draft day. Let’s check out Arian Foster and DeMarco Murray.