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Running Back, Free Agent

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College: Tennessee
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 229 DOB: 1986-08-24 Age: 30
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#27 4 5.04

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 FA 4 22 55 2.5 0 10 6 78 13.0 0 13.3 3.3
2016 (Projected) FA   170 715 4.2 5   35 267 7.6 1 134.2  

2016 Outlook
So what are the Dolphins getting with Foster? On paper, theyíre 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 ďgame readyĒ. The fact Miami signed him so quickly tells me one of two things. First, Foster either looked tremendous physically (heís 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 havenít been impressed by what theyíve seen from Jay Ajayi and their current backs on the roster. Conversely, I donít 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 Fosterís 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 heís 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 doesnít 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 Iím 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). Letís hope Foster breaks the mold and gives it one more go as a top five RB.


News From The Past 90 Days
Arian Foster announces retirement
Ends final season with 22 carries for 58 yards
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 24, 9:30 pm

Miami Dolphins
Rendered a non-factor in Miami's offense amid Jay Ajayi's emergence as a burgeoning superstar, veteran running back Arian Foster announced his retirement Monday. Foster made his Dolphins debut as the Week 1 starter, but was waylaid by the latest in a long line of soft-tissue injuries early in the Week 2 loss to the Patriots. He will finish his brief Miami career with 55 rushing yards on 22 attempts. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: For about a five-year stretch, Foster was a dominant fantasy force who was an ideal fit for Gary Kubiak's zone running scheme in Houston before persistent soft-tissue injuries dogged him at the end. This news should lock in Jay Ajayi as the clear lead back in Miami for the foreseeable future, something he had already started to do over the last two weeks.


Injury Arian Foster expected to play
Groin injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 16, 10:30 am

Miami Dolphins
Here in Miami, the #Dolphins get a boost. Told both Arian Foster, S Reshad Jones to play. Secondary needs all help it can get vs #Steelers (Aditi Kinkhabwala on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Foster was limited in practice this week with a groin injury. Given his fragileness and mediocre matchup, he's only a recommended fantasy play for desperate owners. His value comes in PPR leagues.


Injury Arian Foster a gametime decision
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 14, 1:00 pm

Miami Dolphins
Gase said Reshad Jones and Arian Foster will be game time decisions. (Barry Jackson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Foster has been nursing a hamstring injury the last few weeks and was able to practice on a limited basis this week. Even if he plays, Foster will be a Flex option only against the Steelers.


Injury Arian Foster has "groin strain"
Dolphins RB will likely miss 1-2 games
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 20, 12:48 pm

Miami Dolphins
NFL writer Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) on Twitter: "Early word on #Dolphins RB Arian Foster is it's just a groin strain. Iffy for Sunday but probably won't miss more than 1-2 games." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Foster's status for Sunday is questionable, but would probably be considered doubtful if that designation was still available. He shouldn't miss more than a game or two and will see his carries consumed by a committee of Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake. Ajayi would likely draw the start if Foster has to sit out against the Browns.



2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at SEA L 10-12 13 38 2.9 0 5 3 62 20.7 0 10.0
2 at NE L 24-31 3 9 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.9
6 PIT W 30-15 3 3 1.0 0 2 2 12 6.0 0 1.5
7 BUF W 28-25 3 5 1.7 0 3 1 4 4.0 0 0.9

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

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