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Running Back, Miami Dolphins

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College: Tennessee
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 229 DOB: 1986-08-24 Age: 30
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#27 4 5.07

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2009 HOU 6 54 257 4.8 3 9 8 93 11.6 0 53.0 8.8
2010 HOU 16 326 1,614 5.0 16 84 66 604 9.2 2 329.8 20.6
2011 HOU 13 278 1,224 4.4 10 72 53 617 11.6 2 256.1 19.7
2012 HOU 16 351 1,424 4.1 15 58 40 217 5.4 2 266.1 16.6
2013 HOU 8 121 542 4.5 1 35 22 183 8.3 1 84.5 10.6
2014 HOU 13 260 1,246 4.8 8 59 38 327 8.6 5 235.3 18.1
2015 HOU 4 63 163 2.6 1 28 22 227 10.3 2 57.0 14.3
2016 (Projected) MIA   170 715 4.2 5   35 267 7.6 1 134.2  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
So what are the Dolphins getting with Foster? On paper, they’re getting a snake bitten 30-year-old (August) running back with tremendous wear on his tires, with a history of on-field success. His rehab from the torn Achilles has gone well, and he refused to work out for teams until he was “game ready”. The fact Miami signed him so quickly tells me one of two things. First, Foster either looked tremendous physically (he’s one of the hardest workers in the NFL) and the Dolphins had no choice but to sign him, or the more likely scenario, the Dolphins haven’t been impressed by what they’ve seen from Jay Ajayi and their current backs on the roster. Conversely, I don’t believe Foster would have signed without some playing time assurances. The one-year deal is incentive laden, and probably designed to be reachable if Foster can maintain health.

My best guess is that Foster’s fantasy impact turns out to be more of a drain on Ajayi than a boon for himself. The Dolphins can pair Foster with their first and second year backs, ride him when he’s hot, and protect him when necessary. Ten to twelve carries, and another three to four catches a game sounds about his weekly ceiling, but the 2.6 yards per carry he had last year before the injury doesn’t bode well for his upside. This is a full blown committee and their usage will depend greatly on game flow and down and distance. Foster, the reliable veteran, will be the preferred red zone back giving him the scoring advantage over Ajayi. As a result the Miami backfield has gone from one I hoped to avoid, to one I’m not touching.

Teams usually sign aging veterans and claim they will mix them in and take it easy on them. Then, two things happen. The player demonstrates they are utterly out of gas and ineffective (Andre Johnson), or they look good, and the team, under the pressure to win, overuses them, and the vet ends up hurt again (Steve Smith). Let’s hope Foster breaks the mold and gives it one more go as a top five RB.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Arian Foster
RB2RB2 Jay Ajayi
RB3RB3 Damien Williams
RB4RB4 Kenyan Drake
RB5RB5 Daniel Thomas
RB6RB6 Isaiah Pead
Dolphins Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Arian Foster expected to start
HC: "He is going to be rolling with the ones"
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 1, 11:45 pm

Miami Dolphins
Miami RB Arian Foster also got some first team work and “he is going to be working with the ones the whole training camp,” HC Gase said. “His resume speaks for itself. I don’t think there’s any question why we brought him in here. He’s playing this year. Whether he’s the guy that will be the first snap of the game, time will tell. He is going to be rolling with the ones.” (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Jay Ajayi suffered a bone bruise on his left knee over the weekend, but Gase has apparently decided to hitch his wagon to the oft-injured Foster, who is more than nine full months removed from tearing his Achilles. Most owners are probably going to flock to Foster in hopes he can overcome the odds, but this news presents a pretty good buy-low window to acquire/draft Ajayi in the likely event the ex-Texan cannot make it through the season.


Arian Foster expected to sign with Miami
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Jul 18, 4:14 pm

Miami Dolphins
RB Arian Foster is signing with the Dolphins, source said. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Foster worked out for the Dolphins on Monday and reportedly had a visit with the Lions set up later in the week. The Dolphins apparently liked enough of what they saw from the veteran who will turn 30 in August and is coming off a serious Achilles injury. Jay Ajayi's fantasy value and ADP will take a hit but given Foster's injury, Ajayi is a worthwhile investment in the middle rounds.


Foster to workout for Dolphins and Lions
Achilles injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Jul 17, 7:20 pm

Miami Dolphins
Former Texans RB Arian Foster is scheduled to work out for Dolphins on Monday and Lions later this week, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Foster has been rehabbing an Achilles injury suffered in Week 8 (late October) last season. He's been linked previously this off-season with the Dolphins but wanted to wait until his foot improved before working out. Achilles injuries typically have a lengthy timetable so even if he does sign with a team, its difficult to predict how effective he'll be in 2016.


Injury Arian Foster hungry to regain 2012 form
At least three teams reportedly have interest
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jun 20, 3:50 pm

NFL
Arian Foster expects to be healthy for training camp and is "hungry" to regain his 2012 form, according to a source. At least three teams have recently inquired about Foster, who tore his Achilles in late October. The Texans released the tailback in March. But Foster, 29, is inching closer to a return and is evaluating potential fits, including teams with dual-threat running back capabilities. Foster visited the Miami Dolphins this offseason but has otherwise kept a low profile. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Foster is coming up on eight months since suffering his most recent injury. Considering his injury history, track record for slow healing, age (turns 30 in August) and the usual recovery time for Achilles' injuries, it is highly unlikely the ex-Texan will ever find his "form" again, much less in 2016. No matter where he ends up, he should be considered nothing more than a very high-risk RB3 - and even that might be a stretch.



2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
4 at ATL L 21-48 8 10 1.3 0 5 3 25 8.3 0 3.5
5 IND L 20-27 19 41 2.2 0 10 9 77 8.6 0 11.8
6 at JAC W 31-20 18 53 2.9 0 6 5 59 11.8 1 17.2
7 at MIA L 26-44 18 59 3.3 1 7 5 66 13.2 1 24.5

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 WAS W 17-6 27 103 3.8 0 2 2 17 8.5 0 12.0
2 at OAK W 30-14 28 138 4.9 1 3 2 12 6.0 0 21.0
4 BUF W 23-17 8 6 0.8 0 10 7 55 7.9 0 6.1
5 at DAL L 17-20 23 157 6.8 2 5 2 15 7.5 0 29.2
6 IND L 28-33 20 109 5.5 2 4 3 32 10.7 0 26.1
7 at PIT L 23-30 20 102 5.1 0 6 4 13 3.3 1 17.5
8 at TEN W 30-16 20 151 7.6 2 6 4 22 5.5 1 35.3
9 PHI L 21-31 15 56 3.7 0 3 2 63 31.5 1 17.9
13 TEN W 45-21 19 79 4.2 0 7 5 26 5.2 1 16.5
14 at JAC W 27-13 24 127 5.3 1 4 2 21 10.5 0 20.8
15 at IND L 10-17 26 99 3.8 0 4 3 18 6.0 0 11.7
16 BAL W 25-13 25 96 3.8 0 4 1 23 23.0 0 11.9
17 JAC W 23-17 5 23 4.6 0 1 1 10 10.0 1 9.3

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at SD W 31-28 18 57 3.2 0 8 6 33 5.5 0 9.0
2 TEN W 30-24 19 79 4.2 1 4 1 6 6.0 0 14.5
3 at BAL L 9-30 12 54 4.5 0 2 1 -2 -2.0 0 5.2
4 SEA L 20-23 27 102 3.8 0 8 6 69 11.5 1 23.1
5 at SF L 3-34 21 98 4.7 0 5 4 20 5.0 0 11.8
6 STL L 13-38 20 141 7.1 0 7 4 57 14.3 0 19.8
7 at KC L 16-17 4 11 2.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.1
9 IND L 24-27 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.0

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