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Running Back, Houston Texans

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College: Tennessee
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 229 DOB: 1986-08-24 Age: 29

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2009 HOU 6 1 54 257 4.8 3 9 8 93 11.6 0 53.0 8.8
2010 HOU 16 13 326 1,614 5.0 16 84 66 604 9.2 2 329.8 20.6
2011 HOU 13 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
2015 (Projected) HOU     148 667 4.5 5   19 155 8.2 1 118.2  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
It’s all about health with Arian Foster – nothing new here. Last season, the gamblers who took a chance on him hit the jackpot with a player that had logged six 100-yard rushing games by Week 8. The team’s floundering quarterback shuffle in the second half of 2014 cost him consistency as he failed to maintain his torrid pace. By the time the dust settled last season, Foster had reclaimed a spot in fantasy’s top five running backs. Where other fantasy runners may lose a few touchdowns when their team lines up from inside the 10-yard line, Foster continues to be an above-average goal-line option for Houston. Staying on the field helps Foster pad his stats through the passing game but also leads to plenty of weekly injury concerns during the season. He’s on the right side of 30, turning only 29 years old later this month. Consequently, he returned to being a first-round selection in just about every format early in draft season, but a groin injury during the first week of camp torpedoed his fantasy value will sideline him for the early part of the season and possibly until Week 10. As a result, he’s more of a RB4 in your draft in hopes he can see the field late in the year and help your fantasy playoff push.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Alfred Blue
RB2RB2 Jonathan Grimes
RB3RB3 Chris Polk
RB4RB4 Jay Prosch
RB5RB5 Arian Foster
RB6RB6 Akeem Hunt
Texans Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Texans to employ committee approach at RB
Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes and Chris Polk will share workload
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 27, 9:25 am

Houston Texans
Without Arian Foster, the Texans’ running game has absorbed a major hit and will employ a committee approach of Alfred Blue, Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes to try to assume some of Foster’s versatility and production. (Houston Chronicle)

FFToday's Take: When Foster was sidelined previously after undergoing groin surgery, Blue was the starter and had one big game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he flashed some vision and power. “We’ve got to come together as a unit and have a good practice and come together for the Tennessee game,” Blue said. “It’s frustrating. We’re better than this.” Blue is the Texans’ leading rusher with 234 yards and a touchdown on 60 carries and has averaged 3.9 yards per carry. He's the best bet to assume the majority of carries, but both Grimes and Polk will get work in the passing game and in teh red zone.

Injury Foster done for season with torn Achilles
Texans likely to move forward with combination of Blue, Polk
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 26, 4:10 pm

Houston Texans
Arian Foster suffered a torn Achilles and will miss the remainder of the season, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of his injury. Foster was carted off the field with a non-contact leg injury late in the fourth quarter of Houston's 44-26 embarrassing loss to Miami. Foster left the game with 18 carries for 59 yards on the ground, five catches for 66 yards through the air and two touchdowns. (

FFToday's Take: This marks another setback for Foster, who has rarely been fully healthy throughout his career and missed three games earlier this season with a groin injury. It's also quite possible he has played his final down with the Texans as well. Foster will turn 30 before the start of next season and will be owed $7 million in 2016 salary and bonuses. Expect Houston to invest a high draft pick at the position regardless of whether or not they sign a free agent their current stable of backs (Alfred Blue, Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes).

Injury HC: Foster nearing full-strength
RB continues to make strides following groin surgery
By: John Canario | Fri Oct 16, 5:30 pm

Houston Texans
Texans Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster has been involved in an accelerated build-up mode ever since making his season debut against the Atlanta Falcons. Foster’s surgeon, Dr. William Meyers, advised Foster that his groin would improve through play. “Yeah, I knew what he meant because it’s hard to trust it,” Foster said. “You can sprint as fast as you think you want to go in practice or in training or whatever, but there’s nothing like replicating a game feel. It’s just about getting out there and trusting it and trusting your rehab process.” The Texans have rushed for 96.2 yards per game, ranking 20th in the league. “We have not been efficient,” Foster said. “I know things can change.” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Foster has displayed signs of progress. “He’s had a good week,” O’Brien said. “It looks like he’s getting back to full strength.” (Houston Chronicle)

FFToday's Take: Once a weekly must-start, Foster presents some interesting decisions for those with other options at RB. While he has been a factor in the Texans' passing game, he hasn't yet shown the same elusiveness running the ball as we've come to expect from the 29-year-old. He gets a favorable matchup against a Jaguars' defense this weekend.

Injury Arian Foster expected to play, barring setback
Texans RB has missed first three games with groin injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 4, 7:34 am

Houston Texans
Barring pregame setback, Texans RB Arian Foster is expected to play today vs. Atlanta, per league source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Foster has missed the first three games after having groin surgery in early August. He's been practicing this week but may be limited today against Atlanta according to media reports. Foster owners should expect no better than RB2 value if he plays.

Injury Arian Foster will be a game-time decision
Groin injury
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Sep 30, 2:43 pm

Houston Texans
Arian Foster Watch has begun in earnest this week. Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday the running back practiced and will be a game-time decision Sunday when his team faces the Atlanta Falcons. "The night before, or 90 minutes before," O'Brien said of when he'd know Foster's status. (

FFToday's Take: The Texans have been adamant about waiting until Foster is completely past his groin injury. After being limited in practice for a couple of weeks, fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate getting Foster into the lineup if he is given the green light Sunday. Nothing is certain however, so Alfred Blue could also be given another shot to lead the running attack. Whoever gets the starting nod will be worth plugging into fantasy lineups for Week 4 playing against a Falcons defense that has given up six rushing touchdowns in three weeks.

Injury Arian Foster ruled out for week 3
Jonathan Grimes may sit as well
By: John Canario | Fri Sep 25, 6:55 pm

Houston Texans
Arian Foster will have to wait at least one more week before he returns to the football field. The All-Pro was ruled out for Sunday’s game by head coach Bill O’Brien, but is progressing well in his recovery from an Aug. 3 groin injury. “He won’t play this week, but he’s doing well,” O’Brien said Friday. Running backs may be down one more if Jonathan Grimes can't play Sunday. Grimes, now in his third season with the Texans, will be a game-time decision. He practiced on Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday with a knee issue. (

FFToday's Take: Alfred Blue and Chris Polk will carry the load this weekend against Tampa Bay, and though neither have been especially productive thus far, they could post some decent numbers Sunday. The Buccaneers have allowed an average of 114 yards on the ground per game this season, and have surrendered three rushing touchdowns.

Injury Arian Foster ruled out Sunday
Texans' RB practicing but HOU not ready to deploy star RB in a game
By: John Canario | Fri Sep 18, 4:15 pm

Houston Texans
Ryan Mallett will take over as the Texans' starting quarterback on Sunday, but he'll do so without the services of running back Arian Foster. Foster (groin) made some progress this week and returned to a fairly active role in Texans practice. Head coach Bill O'Brien cautioned interested parties that this would be a slow integration. The team is hoping to have Foster for the long haul. While he would have been a nice safety net for Mallett as he tries to take hold of the starting job, Houston is wise to push the breaks on Foster. In the past, he's been dominant enough to win games on his own and they may need it down the stretch. Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes and Chris Polk each caught a pass in the opener but with the Texans facing a Panthers defense likely without Luke Kuechly they could try and exploit some short opportunities over the middle like Jacksonville did a week ago. (

FFToday's Take: This should come as no surprise, as Foster had groin surgery on August 7th - just six weeks ago. But those who scooped him up in their drafts still got great value, as the former top-fantasy RB was initially predicted to be out for half the season. It now seems virtually certain that we will see Foster by week four, and possibly as early as week three. In the meantime, none of the Texans' backfield options are especially start-worthy.

Injury Foster returns to limited practice Thursday
Has yet to be ruled out for Week 2
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 17, 5:35 pm

Houston Texans
Texans RB Arian Foster returned to practice Thursday, taking part in drills as he continues to make speedy progress after undergoing groin surgery in August. HC Bill O’Brien has previously said Foster won’t play this week against the Carolina Panthers. O’Brien said Thursday that Foster is still unlikely to play, but was noncommittal on whether he will play. “We are slowly incorporating him back into practice,” O’Brien said. “I wouldn’t expect him this week, but you never know.” Foster has been running for weeks and has reached the point where he’s gaining more and more confidence in his health. (Houston Chronicle)

FFToday's Take: The smart money is that Foster will be ruled out in the next 24-48 hours. However, it is looking more and more likely that he'll get a shot to face Tampa Bay at home in Week 3 and, at worst, make his season debut in Week 4 at Atlanta. Houston will probably hand Foster a full workload upon his return and his owners should be thrilled; the Texans have one of the least challenging run-defense schedules this season.

Injury Foster not likely to return in Week 2
On track for Week 3 barring late setback
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 14, 3:40 pm

Houston Texans
Texans star RB Arian Foster remains well ahead of schedule following his groin surgery in training camp. Foster has continued to tell teammates and friends that a return for Week 2 is quite possible. Worst case scenario, barring any unforeseen setback, would be playing in Week 3, a huge boost for a team with playoff aspirations in its second season under coach Bill O'Brien. (CBS Sports)

FFToday's Take: HC Bill O'Brien stated in a post-game interview that he does not expect his star running back to suit up against Carolina. However, Foster was expected to miss nearly half the season initially after undergoing groin surgery in early August, so his owners should be thrilled about this turn of events. A Week 3 return would mean Foster opens his season against the likely poor run defenses of the Bucs, Falcons, Colts and Jaguars in succession.

Injury Foster "ahead of schedule"
Tells reporters he feels "wonderful"
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 10, 6:00 pm

Houston Texans
Arian Foster isn't feeling great. Arian Foster is in a much better place. "I'm feeling wonderful," the Pro Bowl running back told the Houston media on Thursday morning. Foster suffered a groin injury in early August, and missed the rest of training camp, as well as all four preseason games. He had surgery, has been through rehab, and said he's making progress "day by day". He wouldn't give a timeline on when he'd return, but said "we're ahead of schedule". (

FFToday's Take: The Texans haven't provided much information in terms of a timeline, but it is widely assumed Foster will be back on the field sometime early in October - perhaps Week 4. If that is the case, a number of owners that rolled the dice on him post-injury in the fourth and fifth round of their fantasy draft could have a high-end RB1 on their hands, especially given the Texans' relatively soft run schedule. Alfred Blue is expected to see the most carries in his absence.

Injury Foster to be back "sooner than later"
Schefter: Could return in four, may be sidelined for six or more weeks
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 7, 7:10 pm

Houston Texans
When Arian Foster went in for groin surgery, there were reports that he could miss the first half of the regular season while he recovered. The Texans haven’t used their IR-return spot on Foster yet, however, and it doesn’t sound like they think they’ll need to avail themselves of that option. “Arian is doing well, relative to the injury he has and the prognosis early on,” HC Bill O’Brien said, via the team. “He’s ahead of that. Again, like I always say to people, I reserve the right to change my mind. ... I think he’ll be back sooner rather than later based on the early prognosis.” (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: O'Brien non-update "update" doesn't help fantasy owners, while Adam Schefter's tweet essentially backs up the timeline most owners have been expecting. At this point, it would probably be wise for all parties involved to expect a return around Week 6. In the interim, Alfred Blue should serve as the lead back against a highly-favorable run schedule. Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes also figure to see a handful of touches in relief of Blue.

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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