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By Daniel Clark, Texans Correspondent, Tue, Nov 18th 4:32pm EST

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.

By Chris Zolli, Texans Correspondent, Sat, Nov 15th 5:29pm EST

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.

By Matt Giraldi, Texans Correspondent, Fri, Nov 14th 1:47pm EST

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.

By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 10:04am EDT

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:

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.

By Matthew Hahn, Texans Correspondent, Tue, Oct 21st 12:11pm EDT

Arian Foster had 20 carries for 102 yards, and 4 receptions for 13 yards and a touchdown. (Source: Espn)

Fantasy Impact: Once again Foster is solid for his fantasy owners in spite of the Texan's low production offense. Owners should continue to feel confident in playing Foster regardless of matchup.

By Matthew Hahn, Texans Correspondent, Fri, Oct 10th 7:39pm EDT

Arian Foster had 20 carries for 109 yards and 2 touchdowns. Foster also added 32 yards on 3 receptions.

Fantasy Impact: Foster looked great Thursday night against the Colts. The good news for fantasy owners is that Alfred Blue only stole 3 carries from Foster this week.

By Aaron Hemenway, Texans Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 12:14pm EDT

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.

By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 7:29pm EDT

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:

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.

By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 7:24pm EDT

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:

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.

By Matthew Hahn, Texans Correspondent, Wed, Oct 1st 9:06pm EDT

Foster was sidelined during Wednesday practice with a nagging hamstring injury. (Source: Jack Choros, SB Nation Fantasy Sports)

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.

By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 2:02pm EDT

Foster only managed 6 yards on 8 carries but added 7 catches for 55 yards in Sunday's win over the Bills. (Source:

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.

By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 11:05am EDT

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.

By Matthew Hahn, Texans Correspondent, Sat, Sep 27th 9:45am EDT

Arian Foster hasn't practiced all week and is a legitimate game time decision. (Source: Marty Gitlin, CBS Sports)

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.

By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Wed, Sep 24th 1:41pm EDT

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.

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 , 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 , 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.

FFLockerRoom | Nov 21st
Foster is still banged up but if he's active, he's a must start.
Sports Injury Alert | Nov 21st
Running back for the Houston Texans, Arian Foster, missed last week's game and appears iffy to play against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, and will likely be a true "game-time" decision.#458508596 / gettyimages.comFoster was out last week with a lingering groin injury, but was able to return to practice yesterday in limited fashion. Foster missed practice completely yesterday, but despite trend...
Punch Drunk Wonderland | Nov 21st
Foster is going to be a game-time decision for Week 12. If he can't go, then Alfred Blue again becomes a good play.
ProFootballTalk | Nov 21st
Texans running back Arian Foster was able to practice in a limited fashion on Wednesday, raising hope that he’d be back in the lineup this weekend after missing the team’s Week 11 victory against the Browns with a groin injury. Foster wasn’t able to practice on Thursday, however, and that led to questions for coach…
Fantasy Football Maniax | Nov 21st
Foster should be active this week against a Bengals D that allows 23 fantasy points per game to running backs. Foster should be a solid RB1 if healthy this week.
Rotoworld | Nov 20th
Arian Foster (groin) will be a game-time decision for Week 12.
Rotoworld | Nov 19th
Arian Foster (groin) returned to practice Wednesday.
The Fantasy Fix | Nov 18th
The following values are my recommended running back plays for Week 7 at DraftKings – the best daily fantasy sports site on the Internet. Here are the scoring settings for running backs, and if you have any more questions about DraftKings or fantasy football in general ask us on Twitter@TheFantasyFix or @44AMiller. Expensive Arian Foster – $8,600 vs. Cinci...
ESPN | Nov 14th
Christopher Harris has his value-based drafting (VBD) rankings so far in 2014, and how it can help you make trade decisions at the upcoming deadline.
Breaking Football | Nov 9th
We’ve finally hit the home stretch. We’re double-digit weeks into the fantasy football season. We’re now at the point where every game is of the utmost importance. The difference between a win and a loss can mean the difference between 1st and 4th place, or between making the playoffs and missing them completely.  To make sure that you’re in the best shape to make a se...
FantasyPros | Nov 3rd
Week 9 brought little news for waiver wire hopefuls as the league decided to host a party for staying healthy (sans Nick Foles and Arian Foster) and players played to mostly their norms. That however, doesn’t mean there weren’t any ... read more »
EDSFootball | Oct 26th
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster continues to deliver huge dividends for fantasy owners. Against the Titans today, Foster carried the ball 20 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns and added four catches for 22 yards and another score. While he missed one game and had modest production in another (61 yards from scrimmage vs. Bills), Foster has now exceeded 100 rushing yards in six games ...
Beast Dome | Oct 21st
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EDSFootball | Oct 10th
The Houston Texans got down to a 24-0 first-quarter deficit, but they nearly overcame that deficit and never abandoned the run. Running back Arian Foster had 20 carries for 109 yards and two touchdowns and added three catches for 32 yards. Foster now has 513 rushing yards — 4.84 yards per carry — and five touchdowns plus 16 catches for 131 yards on the season. Although Foster misse...
Breaking Football | Oct 5th
As always, we have your weekly injury report update heading into Sunday and Monday games right here. After a rough few weeks of injuries to star players, big names are starting to return to the field where we all need them to be. Make sure to check this list a couple hours before game time to make sure your lineups are properly set. Fantasy football is tough enough, don’t let starting an inj...
Breaking Football | Oct 5th
Arian Foster fought through a questionable tag in week four and rewarded faithful fantasy football owners with just over six fantasy points. You just about hated the man. Not in PPR leagues, though. There he somewhat salvaged a real dumpster diving day with seven catches. In full PPR, that gave him a respectable 13+ points. For those he wronged, though, hopefully he can totally redeem himself this...
ESPN | Sep 29th
Christopher Harris analyzes Arian Foster for Week 5.
Breaking Football | Sep 28th
Week 4 is when roster decisions get complicated. In addition to the myriad of injuries that occur every season, week 4 is when bye weeks start, creating even more spots to fill in your weekly roster. We’re here to help ensure you have the best chance of winning your matchup every week by getting you the most up to date information on the injury front. Here’s the latest heading into tod...
ESPN | Sep 26th
Christopher Harris analyzes Arian Foster's value for Week 4.
Breaking Football | Sep 25th
After being limited in practice all of last week with a hamstring injury, the trend will continue for Houston Texans starting running back Arian Foster. As we reported yesterday, it is important to note that this hamstring is the same one that he had an issue with during the preseason, so this may be a bit more serious than advertised. Foster remains day to day for now and will be a game time deci...
Breaking Football | Sep 23rd
Coming into the season, Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster was definitely one of the biggest fantasy football “boom-or-bust” draft picks. People are seeing first hand exactly why that is. So far this year, he has played both the boom and the bust role. We know about Foster’s talent, but we also know about his injury history. Constantly finding paydirt, while constantly...