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By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 12:59pm EDT

Arian Foster has been deactivated for today's game against the Giants. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Foster has been officially ruled out against the Giants and rookie Alfred Blue will get the start.

By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 9:10am EDT

Ian Rapoport on Twitter reports the sources close to the Texans call Foster's chance to play today a "long-shot". (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: O'Brien's reticence about injury news rears its head. Foster (hamstring) is officially a game-time decision but you should probably be making other plans. Alfred Blue appears to be in line for carries if Foster is ruled out.

By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Sat, Sep 20th 5:25pm EDT reports that Foster (hamstring) was limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable this weekend. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Forster has amassed over 40 touches in his first two games this season, and hasn't shown any signs of slowing down. The fact that he practiced at all on Friday is encouraging, though you will want to check his status before kickoff against the Giants this weekend.

By Aaron Hemenway, Texans Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 9:02pm EDT

Arian Foster carried the rock with explosiveness today, rushing 28 times for 138 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 2 win over the Raiders. He also added two catches for 12 yards. Foster's score came on a five yard carry as he found a gap in the defense, allowing him to burst into the end zone with little resistance. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Foster's heavy workload has paid off for fantasy owners as he has already totaled 55 carries in just two weeks. Expect Coach O'Brien to put the rock in Foster's hands just as much in Week 3 against the 0-2 Giants. As long as he remains healthy, Foster is unquestionably an elite RB1 and every-down back.

By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 1:30pm EDT

Foster finished with 103 rushing yards on 27 carries and added 17 more yards on 2 catches in Sunday's win over Washington. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Foster silenced the discussion about his usage with over 80% of the team rushing volume (29 total touches). It is clear that the Texans' offense will flow directly through Foster this year, and he looked very much like the Arian Foster of old. He is a must-start in Week 2 against a Raiders team which surrendered 170 total yards on the ground to Jets running backs in Week 1.

By Aaron Hemenway, Texans Correspondent, Tue, Sep 2nd 4:21pm EDT

In a recent interview, Arian Foster said he is "wonderful, physically" and "can't wait to play football." The Texans will host the Washington Redskins in Week 1. It will be Foster's first game since November 3rd of last season. (Source: Houston Texans)

Fantasy Impact: Before his 2013 season came to an abrupt halt, Foster finished the previous three seasons with 1,200 or more rushing yards and averaged 50 receptions for 479 yards. His pass catching ability is a nice complement to his running, which boosts his fantasy value. Despite health concerns, Foster is a borderline RB1.

By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Fri, Aug 22nd 2:11am EDT

Texans writer Drew Dougherty reports Foster has looked impressive in contact practices. Coach O'Brien praised his route running and hinted at a large share in the passing game. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Foster is healthy and practicing, so the question is, what will his role in Bill O'Brien's offense be? It seems unlikely that O'Brien will attempt to grind 300 carries out of him if the combo of Jonathon Grimes and Alfred Blue proves effective, Foster could play multiple roles this year.

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.

Rotoworld | Sep 21st
Arian Foster (hamstring) is officially inactive for Week 3 against the Giants.
Rotoworld | Sep 21st
Appearing on GameDay First, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Arian Foster (hamstring) is a "long shot" to play against the Giants on Sunday.
ESPN | Sep 19th
Christopher Harris and Field Yates face off on which running back to sell high on, Arian Foster or DeMarco Murray.
ESPN | Sep 3rd
Christopher Harris analyzes Arian Foster's value for Week 1.
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
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ESPN | Aug 11th
After an injury-shortened 2013, will Arian Foster return to elite status this season?
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.