Arian Foster
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#17 at ATL Probable: Groin

Arian Foster rushed eight times for 10 yards, and caught 3-of-5 targets for 25 yards in his first taste of action in 2015.

Fantasy Impact: The Texans were absolutely obliterated against Devonta Freeman and the Falcons, losing by a score of 48-21. Foster looked healthy overall, getting the start and mixing in with Alfred Blue who accrued six touches compared to Foster's 11. It was nice to see the uber-talented Foster on the field, however, his second quarter fumble that occurred after he ran into his own offensive linemen, was picked up by Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant, who proceeded to take it to the house, and essentially put the game out of reach early with a 21-0 lead. With the game script out of control, the Texans let Chris Polk absorb most of the work, as there was no reason to risk a setback by giving Foster more touches in a meaningless situation. The good news is that Foster came out of this bloodbath healthy, and should continue to increase his workload as time goes on. The Texans welcome the Colts on Thursday Night Football in Week 5, in what will be the most important game to date for one of the many struggling teams in the AFC South. The Colts just gave up 105 rushing yards to T.J. Yeldon, and prior to Week 4 had given up the 3rd-most rushing touchdowns in the league. Foster is a top-10 RB1 anytime he's healthy and active.

Category: Game Recaps

Barring a pregame setback, Houston's RB Arian Foster is expected to make his season debut against Atlanta. This comes after he suffered groin injury during the Texans first full padded practice back on Aug. 3. He's now fully recovered. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Now, Foster appears to be healthy after the surgery he had on the groin tear on Aug. 7. For Houston, they need their star RB for this big matchup. They've managed to rank 12th in rushing yards per game (115) as Alfred Blue has led the way with 187 yards and a TD. However, this offense is much more dangerous with the 29-year-old Foster making plays. Look for him to play a lot if he's indeed active. Not his full dose of snaps, but most likely a split with Blue.

Category: Injury Updates

"I feel like I have a chance. So, it just depends how it feels Sunday" we're the words expressed by Arian Foster today in regards to his availability for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons. Foster also mentioned thoughts from the doctor who performed surgery on his groin, saying "the best rehab is actually getting out there and playing." (Source: Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle)

Fantasy Impact: It's obvious at this point that Foster is chomping at the bit to play. He's been officially "limited" in practice this week, but stated differently today, "I never really understood what limited meant. I understand when you’re first coming back, I guess, you don’t want to do all the drills, but I’m a full participant in all the practices." The Texans have a quick turn around after this week, going to Indianapolis for Thursday Night Football. That'll also be taken into consideration when evaluating Foster's game day status, as all four AFC South teams are currently 1-2. The Falcons currently give up the most fantasy point per game to the running back position this season, and Alfred Blue had 31 rushes for 139 yards and a touchdown last week against the Bucs. If Foster does suit up this week, fantasy owners have to play him, but Alfred Blue will surely receive a lot of looks, and would be the preferred DFS gamble if you're choosing a Texans running back. We'll all be waiting for the inactive list Sunday morning.

Category: Injury Updates

Fantasy Football Maniax | Oct 4th
Foster looks like he could return this week, although that is not definitive yet. I would say he is a high RB2 with RB1 upside until we see how he looks in a game and how many carries he can expect.
RotoBaller | Oct 4th
It was announced on Sunday that, for the first time since tearing his groin on Aug. 3 during practice, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster will actually get to see playing time, according to's Ian Rapoport. Foster told reporters on Friday that he was “a full participant in practice” despite being listed as limited.... Read More
Breaking Football | Oct 4th
could return and Falcons are league worst against RBs...
RotoBaller | Oct 4th
The time has finally arrived. Later today, Arian Foster is fully expected to make his 2015 debut for the Houston Texans and fantasy football owners. Those who drafted Foster, and have been patiently waiting, can now finally plug him into their Week 4 lineups. It's possible that Foster's work can be limited today, as the Texans... Read More
Athlon Sports | Oct 4th
As has been the case this season, the fantasy owners need to pay particular attention to the lengthy list of injured running backs. There’s some good news with the potential return of some key ball carriers, but there’s also those who are in danger of not taking the field today. Read the full story on Athlon Sports
Yahoo! Sports | Oct 2nd
Is 2015 the Year of the Quarterback Injury? Let’s take our first look around the Friday injury landscape. Are the Colts being coy or honest about Andrew Luck? He missed some of Friday’s practice and warning sirens were immediately sounded when the team added journeyman QB Josh Johnson to the roster. But head coach Chuck Pagano says he’s confident Luck will be under center Sunday ...
RotoBaller | Oct 1st
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster dropped in fantasy football drafts due to a groin injury that was expected to keep him out for several weeks. Initial reports even questioned if he'd be able to return at all this season. Well, his recovery has gone great and it sounds like he's ready to make all... Read More
RotoBaller | Sep 30th
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster will be a game-time decision on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. Whenever Foster does return, he'll likely be on a pitch count until he's able to prove he can handle the workload again. Alfred Blue struggled in Foster's absence during the first two weeks... Read More
Breaking Football | Sep 25th
Leading up to your fantasy football draft, the stock of Arian Foster was diminished due to a late groin injury that would reportedly keep him out…
Breaking Football | Sep 23rd
Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster is nearing a return to the field and is practicing, but per head coach Bill O’Brien, he won’t…
Breaking Football | Sep 14th
The Arian Foster return buzz was fun while it lasted. Despite reports suggesting the Houston Texans star running back could potentially make a rapid return…
Breaking Football | Sep 11th
The Houston Texans thought star running back Arian Foster was lost for the season when they found out about a tear in his groin. Just…
CBS Sports | Sep 7th
Arian Foster might have landed on Fantasy teams as a big-time bargain. Dave Richard checks into his pre-Week 1 trade value.
Breaking Football | Sep 4th
Oh, Arian Foster, why must you torment me?! After concluding two consecutive seasons where he was unable to play a full 16 game schedule Foster…
Rotoworld | Aug 25th
Jeff Brubach checks on the injury status of Arian Foster and other fantasy football news in the latest Daily Dose.
Dynasty League Football | Aug 9th
We examine the impact of the Arian Foster injury. The post The Dynasty Doctor: Arian Foster’s Surgery appeared first on Dynasty League Football.
Gridiron Experts | Aug 7th
We didn't have to speculate for long on how injuries could sideline Arian Foster. The 29-year back suffered a groin injury that will require surgery. Jack Delaney | Do the Texans have Arian Foster’s predecessor on Roster? - Gridiron Experts [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Razzball | Aug 6th
I hope you've done your research and have participated in at least one mock draft by now.  Keyword, of course, being mock.  After seeing what happened to Arian Foster on Tuesday, you don't want to draft until the last minute possible.  However, you want to go into your strategy with a plan, not blind.