Arian Foster rushed for 99 yards against Indianapolis Sunday and accounted for 18 more yards through the air. In week 16, Foster and the Texans host the Baltimore Ravens. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Arian Foster has impressed thus far, but will face a major test this upcoming week. The Baltimore Ravens have the 3rd best run defense in the NFL despite the absence of Haloti Ngata the past two games. Only Ahmad Bradshaw has rushed for more than 60 yards against the Ravens this season. You should never bench studs, but this Ravens defense should cause major concern championship weekend.
Just another day at the office for Arian Foster against Jacksonville. Foster rushed 24 times for 127 yards and added 21 yards receiving on two catches. (Source: Yahoo!)
Fantasy Impact: Arian Foster continues to serve as one of the best value running backs in 2014. Foster, who's ADP was in the late 2nd round prior to the season, eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing on the season and is 6th in the NFL in rushing yards. Next up for the Texans is the Indianapolis Colts, a team Foster gashed for 109 yards and two touchdowns in week six.
In the six games Arian Foster has played against Jacksonville in his career, he is averaging 102 rushing yards and a touchdown per game.
Fantasy Impact: Jacksonville enters the week 14 matchup giving up an average of 147.3 rushing yards in the last three games. Additionally, the Jaguars have given up at least one rushing touchdown in the past four games. Arian Foster remains a top-5 weekly play and should have success all day against the Jaguars.
Arian Foster, returning from a groin injury, led the Houston Texans run game with 79 yards on the ground. Foster also caught five passes for 26 yards and a touchdown. (Source: Yahoo!)
Fantasy Impact: Arian Foster picked up where he left off and emerged as a top ten running back in PPR leagues Week 13. Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was the story of the game with six passing touchdowns, but Foster produced when called upon. Jacksonville is next on the calendar and has given up the 5th most points to opposing running backs.
Arian Foster is listed as "probable" on the final injury report for tomorrow's game against the Tennessee Titans. (Source: Houston Texans)
Fantasy Impact: Barring a Reggie Bush snowgate injury, Foster is a green light for fantasy lineups tomorrow. Foster absolutely dominated the Titans Week 8 in Tennessee. At home this time, Foster should project as the number one running back in fantasy Sunday. The Titans have allowed opposing starting running backs to rush for over 110 yards and a touchdown in four straight games.
Bill O'Brien said that Foster has looked good, and says there is a good chance he plays Sunday. (Source: CBSsports.com)
Fantasy Impact: If you own Foster the good news is he looks like he has a good shot at playing Sunday. The better news is that Fitzpatrick will be the quarterback this sunday, which should result in a big workload for the Texan's backfield.
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien stated running back Arian Foster is still "day-to-day" with a groin injury. Foster will be a game time decision against the Cincinnati Bengals. (Source: Patrick Creighton)
Fantasy Impact: The Cincinnati Bengals give up 136 yards per game on the ground to opposing offenses (5th worst in NFL). Additionally, the Bengals are allowing the 3rd most points to opposing running backs this season. Ironically however, only Stevan Ridley in Week 5 ran for more than 100 yards against the Bengals. Be sure to have a contingency plan in the event Foster is unable to go on Sunday
Texan's head coach Bill O'Brien tells ESPN Reporter Bob Holtzman that he would expect Arian Foster to play in week 12. (Source: Bob Holtzman )
Fantasy Impact: The Cincinnati Bengals have the 5th worst rushing defense averaging about 136 yds per game. If Arian Foster can stay healthy, there is potential for him to have a very strong performance.
The second leading rusher in the NFL, Foster, will miss his second game of the season with a groin injury. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Foster is a top-3 option every week, but fantasy owners were scrambling anyway to fill the gap for Foster, who was a game-time decision this week. Alfred Blue will get his second start this season against the Browns; after struggling a bit against the Giants, the rookie Blue will face the 28th ranked rush defense of Cleveland. When combined with the first Texans start for Ryan Mallett, Cleveland's defense may be a good play this week; be mindful that even if the Browns have a good game defensively, Blue will get a ton of carries against a weak rushing defense that may yield a 100 yards for the Texans backup. If you can add Blue for the week, do so as a flex player.
Arian Foster has missed practice all week following the Houston Texans' bye week due to a groin injury suffered against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 9. (Source: John McClain)
Fantasy Impact: Following an impressive campaign thus far that has seen Arian Foster average 131 yards from scrimmage per game (5th in NFL), the injury bug has struck again. Alert fantasy owners must prepare as if Foster will not play Sunday. The next four opponents of the Texans, including Cleveland on Sunday, rank as the 26th, 31st, 28th, and 29th worst rush defenses respectively. If Alfred Blue is available on the waiver-wire, it might be a good opportunity to secure Foster's handcuff.
Foster had 24 touches for 173 total yards and 3 touchdowns. Foster has only failed to reach 20 carries an 100 yards rushing in one game this season and has scored 9 total touchdowns. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: So much for O'Brien 'limiting' Foster's carries this season. He is second in the NFL in rushing through 8 games and has an excellent Week 9 match-up against an Eagles defense which is allowing 116 yards/game on the ground.
Arian Foster bounced back from injury in a major way, rushing 23 times for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns in Sunday's 17-20 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He also added two catches on 5 targets for 15 yards. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Foster had his biggest fantasy day of the season so far, putting to rest any concerns about his injury as he looked 100 percent healthy. Aside from a quiet Week 4, he's proven to be an elite running back and a danger to defenses when on the field. Despite only having four days to prepare for Week 6, Foster should be locked in as an easy RB1 in Thursday's matchup with the Colts.
Foster (hamstring) is listed as 'Probable' for this weekend's game against Dallas. He has been limited this week, but participated in Friday's practice. (Source: houstontexans.com)
Fantasy Impact: Foster's status is much clearer this week than it was before last weekend's game, but the nagging hamstring injury may cap his upside for the near future. The Dallas rush-defense has been generous this season, but given Foster's performance last weekend, you may want to temper your expectations.
Foster (hamstring) is listed as 'Probable' for Sunday's game in Dallas. He has been limited in practice all week, but did participate in Friday's practice. (Source: houstontexans.com)
Fantasy Impact: A Friday practice is a positive sign, and Foster's status is much clearer this week than it was before last weekend. The Dallas rush-defense has been generous this season but given Foster's performance last weekend, you should probably temper your expectations.
Fantasy Impact: Foster was not one hundred percent last week, and it showed in his production. However, the Cowboys are giving up 4.5ypc to opposing running backs. So if Foster is active Sunday he is a must play regardless.
Foster only managed 6 yards on 8 carries but added 7 catches for 55 yards in Sunday's win over the Bills. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Well, its certainly not fun when Ryan Fitzpatrick out-rushes Arian Foster, but at least in PPR leagues the bold owners who rolled out Foster got something in return. Owners are going to want to keep an eye on Foster's injury status through the week as Houston travels to Dallas in Week 5 to take on an inconsistent Cowboys defense ranked 18th against the rush.
John McClain on Twitter reports that Arian Foster is expected to play against the Bills today. McClain claims that, if Foster wasn't 100% and expected to get his normal workload, he wouldn't be active. (Source: John McClain on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: If Foster is active and expected to reclaim his 20+ carry workload, you've got to roll him out there and hope for the best.
Fantasy Impact: If you own Arian Foster, my advice is get Alfred Blue if you don't already have him. He's probably owned at this point though, so you will probably have to trade for him. But remember Blue's value is totally dependent on Foster so don't trade much for him.
After leading the league with 55 carries in 2 games, Foster (hamstring) told ESPN that he is "day-to-day" and that he is unsure whether or not he will play in Week 4 against the Bills. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: The offense looked stagnant without him, and even though Alfred Blue played well, Foster is the key to the offense's success. He dealt with a similar hamstring issue in the preseason and it could be related to his off-season back-surgery. If so, he could miss more than just this weekend.
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.
Houstontexans.com reports that Foster (hamstring) was limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable this weekend. (Source: houstontexans.com)
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.
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: HoustonTexans.com)
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.
Foster finished with 103 rushing yards on 27 carries and added 17 more yards on 2 catches in Sunday's win over Washington. (Source: NFL.com)
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.
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.
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: HoustonTexans.com)
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.
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.
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: houstontexans.com)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Foster turns 29-years old this year. The good news is that he had 1,573 yards from scrimmage and scored 13 touchdowns. The bad news is that he missed 3 games last year and played at less than 100% in several others. Just like last year, I question his ability to stay healthy for 16 games.