|Foster believes injuries behind him -- Mon Aug 26 4:40 pm --|
Dealt wth calf, back woes in offseason
|Arian Foster returned to the practice field last week after spending three months recovering from a strained calf and sore back, and the Houston Texans running back said the time off will make him better this season.
"My body feels great," Foster told TheMMQB.com's Peter King. "I actually think all this time (off) might help."
Foster received injections to relieve the pain in his back. He told TheMMQB.com that he now is pain-free, and his doctors believe the issue is in the past. The Texans were "pleased" with Foster's condition over the weekend. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Foster has carried the ball 956 times over the past three seasons, which has many owners predicting the end of his run as a top-five fantasy back. ESPN's Chris Mortensen predicted Monday that Foster would open the season in a timeshare with Ben Tate. While that possibility - as well as another injury - is likely, Foster will almost certainly resume a heavy workload a few weeks into the season and perform like a mid-level RB1 for as long as he can stay healthy.