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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 5.04

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 MIA 2 16 47 2.9 0 5 3 62 20.7 0 10.9 5.5
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
RB1RB2 Jay Ajayi
RB2RB3 Kenyan Drake
RB3RB1 Arian Foster
RB4RB4 Damien Williams
RB5RB5 Isaiah Pead
Dolphins Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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.


Jay Ajayi out Wk 1, didn't make trip to Seattle
Upset after losing starting RB job to Foster
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 9, 3:30 pm

Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi was left in Miami and will not play in Sunday’s season opener against the Seattle Seahawks. The decision was made by first-year head coach Adam Gase, who is getting set to make his NFL coaching debut. A Dolphins player said earlier this week that Ajayi, who lost the No. 1 running back job to Arian Foster, was upset over demotion. “If you let it get the best of you, it shows,” the player said. “Let’s see what you’re made of.” (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Ajayi fantasy prospects have taken a nosedive ever since Foster was signed this off-season. It' likely he'll right the ship at some point and resume his role as the No.2 running back on the depth chart but for now he's a deep stash on your bench. Foster has a difficult matchup in what likely will be a bad game script but is worth RB2 consideration.


Injury Arian Foster claims running back job
Easily beat out Jay Ajayi despite signing in mid-July
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 5, 7:30 pm

Miami Dolphins
The same goes for Arian Foster, who beat out Jay Ajayi for the starting running back job. The Dolphins telegraphed their thinking on this matter a month ago, when coaches were hopeful Foster would emerge as the top option. (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Ajayi got the starts in the preseason, but there was no suspense to be found here. The bigger mystery is whether or not the 30-year-old Foster can turn back the clock and give his new team more than half a season, especially considering the fact he is coming off an Achilles' injury. He should be considered a low-end RB2 given his three-down role, but a low-upside one at that. Few players are bigger injury risks and Miami's offensive line doesn't look any better than it has in recent years.


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.



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

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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