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Running Back, Houston Texans

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Draft: 2014 Round 6 (5)
College: Louisiana State
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 222 DOB: 1991-04-27 Age: 24

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2014 HOU 16 - 169 528 3.1 2 18 15 113 7.5 1 82.1 5.1
2015 (Projected) HOU     165 645 3.9 3   14 111 7.9 1 99.6  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
Houston will look to Alfred Blue to help carry the load, especially now that Foster has gone down with a groin injury, and that means plenty of upside for fantasy owners. Blue still needs to hold off Jonathan Grimes and company in training camp to secure his status as “handcuff to Foster.” The second-year pro out of LSU didn’t blow anyone away as a rookie and had some trouble with pass blocking. However, his decision to work out with Adrian Peterson during the offseason should not be overlooked. The extra work should have Blue ready to improve on his uninspiring 3.1 yards per carry from a year ago. If he does, he’ll have plenty of value as a handcuff. That means any owner investing in Blue on draft day is effectively using a roster spot on nothing more than a lotto ticket on an unproven player. Blue will get first crack to prove he can fill Foster’s shoes but there’s no guarantee he can secure the job.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Alfred Blue
RB2RB1 Arian Foster
RB3RB3 Chris Polk
RB4RB4 Jonathan Grimes
RB5RB5 Kenny Hilliard
RB6RB6 Jay Prosch
Texans Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Foster could be back by end of September
Likely best-case scenario
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 24, 5:40 pm

Houston Texans
Best-case scenario for Arian Foster, if no setbacks in rehab from groin surgery, likely end of September, per sources. (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Foster hasn't proven to be the quickest healer and his lack of durability (even when he appears to be 100 percent) has been proven over and over again. For those reasons, Foster should really be treated as a extremely high-upside RB3. His ADP has slid into the sixth-round area recently, which sounds about right for an injury-prone player that is a good bet to miss at least the first 3-4 games of the season. Alfred Blue should carry the bulk of the load in his absence.

Injury Arian Foster undergoes successful surgery
RB expected to be out three months
By: John Canario | Fri Aug 7, 4:55 pm

Houston Texans
Texans running back Arian Foster underwent surgery Friday morning to repair a groin muscle that was torn off the bone, according to a source. Although a timetable for his return is unclear, there's hope that his recovery time will be shorter than three months, the source said. Foster will miss several regular-season games, and it's possible he will be placed on injured reserve with a designation to return. The earliest the Texans can make that move is Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. ET. The Texans have not yet added another running back to a roster that includes Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes, Kenny Hilliard and fullback Jay Prosch. "We didn't make a move immediately because we felt like we were OK," Texans general manager Rick Smith said. "Chris Polk is on the mend and so hopefully he'll be back soon. We'll just keep adjusting to whatever happens out here on the field." (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: There's not a lot to get excited about in the Texans' backfield this year. Alfred Blue looked very mediocre last year and Chris Polk has had only limited experience in two NFL seasons. While Blue probably has the upper hand on the starting job for now, Polk has higher upside.

Injury Foster to have groin surgery on Friday
Texans' RB a candidate for short-term injured reserve
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Aug 5, 3:45 pm

Houston Texans
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster will undergo groin surgery in Philadelphia on Friday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. He likely will miss the start of the regular season and could be placed on short-term injured reserve, which would allow the Texans to bring him back to practices after Week 6 and into a game after Week 8. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The Texans' bye is Week 9 meaning the earliest Foster might see game action is Week 10 if he is indeed placed on the short-term/IR. Unable to agree on a deal with free agent Pierre Thomas, the Texans might elect to stay in-house with their running back options. Alfred Blue and Chris Polk will get first crack to fill Foster's void. Both are mid-to-late-round fliers in re-draft leagues.

Texans, Pierre Thomas can't agree on contract
Unable to agree on terms
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Aug 5, 12:45 pm

Houston Texans
Apparently the Texans’ plan to sign former Saints running back Pierre Thomas has fallen through after his tryout Wednesday. Thomas’ agent, Lamont Smith, had the following tweet: Pierre Thomas had a great visit and work out with texans, unfortunately we were unable to agree on terms. (Houston Chronicle)

FFToday's Take: The Texans are looking for running back help in the free agent market after Arian Foster injured his groin during practice Monday night. Foster is expected to miss a portion of the regular season. If the Texans fail to sign a free agent, Alfred Blue, Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes are likely share time while Foster is out.

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 WAS W 17-6 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
2 at OAK W 30-14 11 40 3.6 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.0
3 at NYG L 17-30 13 78 6.0 0 1 1 10 10.0 0 8.8
4 BUF W 23-17 9 9 1.0 0 3 2 16 8.0 0 2.5
5 at DAL L 17-20 5 16 3.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.6
6 IND L 28-33 3 22 7.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.2
7 at PIT L 23-30 5 14 2.8 0 1 1 11 11.0 1 8.5
8 at TEN W 30-16 14 42 3.0 0 1 1 22 22.0 0 6.4
9 PHI L 21-31 7 13 1.9 0 2 1 -3 -3.0 0 1.0
11 at CLE W 23-7 36 156 4.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 15.6
12 CIN L 13-22 16 46 2.9 0 4 3 20 6.7 0 6.6
13 TEN W 45-21 7 6 0.9 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
14 at JAC W 27-13 9 15 1.7 1 0 0 0 - 0 7.5
15 at IND L 10-17 8 26 3.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.6
16 BAL W 25-13 8 6 0.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
17 JAC W 23-17 17 39 2.3 1 6 6 37 6.2 0 13.6

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