Arian Foster | RB | Houston Texans
Posted: 2/20/2015 4:47pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster will have his carries managed in game more often in 2015, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien also said that running back is a position the team will look at in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Foster still averaged almost 23 touches (298 in 13 games) per contest, but health issues are starting to take their toll on the RB, who's missed 11 combined games over the last two seasons. Look for Foster to remain the No. 1 back in Houston, but also expect a TBD No. 2 back to share in the workload.
Posted: 12/26/2014 7:32pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Foster is on track to play Sunday. Expect the Texans to lean on him heavily against the suspect Jacksonville rush defense.
Posted: 12/8/2014 10:34am et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster had 24 carries for 127 yards Sunday, Dec. 7. He broke RB Priest Holmes' record for the most 100-yard games by an undrafted player with his 32nd 100-yard rushing game.
Huddle Up: It's been an impressive run for Foster, who has shaken off a handful of injuries the past few seasons and remains an elite fantasy back when healthy.
Posted: 12/5/2014 6:43pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 5, and is probable for Week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: There are still 2 days to go, but this looks like it could actually be a stress-free Sunday morning for Foster's fantasy owners.
Posted: 12/3/2014 6:19pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Huddle Up: Likely just a maintenance day for Foster who had a full Week 13 workload (24 touches) following a two-game absence.
Posted: 11/28/2014 3:00pm et
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is expected to play in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien has been pleased with the way Foster has looked in practice this week.
Huddle Up: If Foster's playing, you're starting him as he's going against the Titans' second-worst fantasy run defense in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing RBs.
Posted: 11/27/2014 7:34pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 27. Coach Bill O'Brien, though, told ESPN he expects Foster to play Week 13 against the Titans.
Huddle Up: Foster has missed the last two games and there's even a possibility his status might not boil down to a game-time decision.
Posted: 11/26/2014 4:05pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) has an excellent chance to return in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans after missing the last two games.
Huddle Up: Alfred Blue should still get some work as well, but Foster is a must-start if he's active going against the Titans, who give up the second-most fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Posted: 11/22/2014 5:59pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is highly unlikely to suit up Sunday, Nov. 23, for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Alfred Blue would make his second straight start against the Bengals if Foster is inactive. Blue will be a RB2 and should see 20+ touches.
Posted: 11/21/2014 6:27pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is questionable for Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Foster would be worked out prior to the game Sunday, Nov. 23, to see if he can play.
Huddle Up: It's an all-too familiar situation for Foster owners after the RB missed the last two days of practice following limited participation Wednesday. Ideally, you also have Alfred Blue ready to swap in, but, if not, get a Plan B lined up.
Posted: 11/20/2014 6:29pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20, after being limited the previous day.
Huddle Up: It's never usually good when a player's status trends the wrong direction during a week, but see if Foster can get back on the field Friday.
Posted: 11/20/2014 10:07am et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is likely share carries with RB Alfred Blue if he plays in Week 12.
Huddle Up: Seems like the Texans have said this before, and the result was a full workload from Foster. If Foster can play, expect him to have close to his usual duties; otherwise, the team's MO has been to sit Foster if he's not at full capacity, in which case Blue will be the primary ballcarrier.
Posted: 11/16/2014 10:12pm et
Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue carried a franchise-record 36 times for 156 yards in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns in place of the injured RB Arian Foster (groin). His 156 yards tied a rookie franchise record previously set by RB Steve Slaton back in 2008.
Huddle Up: Blue now has 234 yards rushing in two starts this year. Foster said he'll be back for Week 12's game against Cincinnati but if he can't go, Foster will be a strong RB2.
Posted: 11/15/2014 1:57pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) has been ruled out for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Alfred Blue will start in Foster's place. Blue is a RB2 this week against a struggling Browns rush defense.
Posted: 11/14/2014 6:10pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns, but he's unlikely to play Sunday, Nov. 16 according to the Houston Chroncile. 'He did some things (Friday), but I think at the end of the day, he and I will talk,' head coach Bill O'Brien said. 'We'll do what's best for Arian Foster No. 1, and we'll do what's best for our team No. 2.' Foster was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 14.
Huddle Up: Hopefully Foster owners have Alfred Blue/Plan B at the ready as it looks like last week's bye isn't going to be quite enough to get Foster on field.
Posted: 11/13/2014 4:30pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) will be a game-time decision for Week 11, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Foster was expected to be fine coming off the Texans' bye week but hasn't practiced yet this week. Get another option lined up now.
Posted: 11/12/2014 6:40pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: Not a promising start to the practice week for Foster with the Texans coming off the bye last week. Check back Thursday and see if the news is any brighter.
Posted: 11/11/2014 4:20pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is expected to play in Week 11 on Sunday, Nov. 16.
Huddle Up: There is certainly optimism with Foster and the Texans coming off a bye week, but what the RB is -- or isn't -- able to do in practice this week will be a more telling indicator.
Posted: 11/10/2014 7:48pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is day-to-day with a groin injury, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Foster had an extra week of rest courtesy of the team's well-timed bye so see what he can do in practice this week.
Posted: 11/6/2014 12:21am et
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) said Wednesday, Nov. 5, that he plans to play in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns after the team's bye.
Huddle Up: Foster appears on track to play after Houston's bye. However, Alfred Blue should be added as insurance in case Foster's groin keeps him out.
Posted: 11/4/2014 10:29am et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is unlikely to miss time after the bye week in Week 10 due to the groin injury he suffered in Week 9.
Huddle Up: There was certainly cause for concern when Foster hobbled off the field in Week 9 and slammed his helmet to the ground. He may miss some practice time this week, and Foster owners should make sure they have Alfred Blue rostered just in case, but right now it seems to be merely a blip on the radar for Foster's fantasy prospects.
Posted: 11/3/2014 4:36pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is day-to-day with a groin injury, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: O'Brien didn't give much of an update. The Texans are on a bye week. Foster should be considered questionable for Week 11 and Alfred Blue needs to be owned in all formats.
Posted: 11/3/2014 12:06am et
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) suffered a groin injury in the Week 9 game against the Philadelphia Eagles midway through the third quarter. He slammed his helmet down in disgust upon leaving the field. He will have an MRI to offer more details on how significant his injury is.
Huddle Up: The Texans have a bye this week but Foster's availability could be in doubt for Week 11. If Foster can't play, Alfred Blue would get the start. Blue should be owned in all leagues right now.
Posted: 10/8/2014 1:55pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) is good to go for the Week 6 game Thursday, Oct. 9, according to Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Foster was limited in practice this week but his 25 touches and season-high 172 yards and 2 TDs this past Sunday says all you need to know about Foster's health entering Thursday night's AFC South showdown against Indy.
Posted: 10/7/2014 7:08pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 7.
Huddle Up: Foster not only played a full game and didn't appear to aggravate his hammy Sunday, but he delivered his best fantasy game (172 total yards, 2 TDs) in quite some time and will be ready for the early AFC South showdown against the Colts on Thursday night.
Posted: 10/2/2014 2:28pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) could be a game-time decision in Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys. "I;m just going to go out there every day and see how it feels," Foster said. "If it feels good enough to play, I'll suit up." Foster continues to be day-to-day after being held out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs definitely must proceed with caution here with Foster. The RB did play in Week 4, but clearly wasn't at full health, gaining only 6 yards on 8 rushes.
Posted: 10/1/2014 6:01pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Huddle Up: Foster played in Week 4 but clearly wasn't 100 percent, rushing for only 6 yards on 8 carries. Fantasy owners may be looking at the same scenario this Sunday so weigh your fantasy options carefully.
Posted: 9/29/2014 2:32pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) said he was less than 100 percent during the team's Week 4 game but tried to help out the team. 'I just wasn't 100 percent healthy out there (Sunday),' Foster said. 'I didn't feel 100 percent myself, so I got some third downs in at the end of the game, just to try to help out. I'm glad I could make my play when my number was called.' Foster rushed for six yards on eight carries in Week 4 but did catch seven passes for 55 yards.
Huddle Up: Foster didn't look healthy Sunday and hamstring injuries can linger. He has a solid matchup Sunday against Dallas but it remains to be seen how healthy Foster will be for the game. The injury could hinder Foster all season unless he gets some rest. The Texans bye isn't until Week 10.
Posted: 9/27/2014 8:17pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) remains a game-time decision, but he will probably play in Week 4, in the opinion of beat writer John McClain. Foster was close to playing last week.
Huddle Up: Foster is a still a game-time decision but the good news is the Texans play Buffalo at 1:00 ET, so at least owners will know either way. Alfred Blue will get the start if Foster is held out another week.
Posted: 9/26/2014 3:45pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Week 4, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: For the second straight week, Foster owners will need to be paying attention before kickoff Sunday morning.
Posted: 9/25/2014 7:57pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 25, for the second straight day.
Huddle Up: The going remains slow for the RB, who is expected to be a game-time decision again Sunday morning.
Posted: 9/24/2014 8:40pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) did some things in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24, but he remains 'day-to-day,' according to head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien said Foster will work out before the team's Week 4 game against the Buffalo Bills to determine if he can play. Foster was listed as limited in practice Wednesday.
Huddle Up: Foster is headed for another game-time decision this week. If he can't go against the Bills, Alfred Blue will get his second straight start. Blue played well against the Giants - rushing for 78 yards on 13 carries - but the Texans got down early and had to throw. Blue is a RB2 option this week if Foster is out.
Posted: 9/23/2014 4:02pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring), who is day-to-day with a hamstring injury, is unsure if he'll be able to return in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills. RB Alfred Blue replaced Foster in Week 3 and ran for 78 yards on 13 carries in the loss. Foster has 55 carries for 241 yards in two games this year.
Huddle Up: Foster owners are going to need some patience as this, in all likelihood, means another game-time decision Sunday morning.
Posted: 9/19/2014 5:54pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) was limited in practice again Friday, Sept. 19, and he is questionable for Week 3 against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: There's been nothing to suggest that Foster is any real danger of missing the game, but beware that his heavy workload -- a league-high 55 rushes through the first 2 games -- might already be taking a toll on the RB.
Posted: 8/13/2014 10:30am et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners still treating Foster as an RB1 are happy to see him back in action. Don't expect him to see too many carries, which means we'll have plenty of opportunity to evaluate the backup battle between Jonathan Grimes and Alfred Blue.
Posted: 8/10/2014 11:28pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) could play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Foster, coming off back surgery and dealing with tricky hammy, hasn't logged a rushing attempt since Week 7 last season against the Chiefs and fantasy GMs are more than eager to see how he looks in the Texans' new-look offense.
Posted: 8/4/2014 5:50pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster contemplated retirement after injuring his back last season. Foster said he's going to walk away when he wants to and doesn't want to risk his life for football.
Huddle Up: Foster turns 28 later this month and he's currently dealing with a hamstring injury. This news doesn't impact his fantasy value but it makes you wonder how much Foster has left in the tank after carrying the ball 1,077 times over the last four season (53 games). He currently has an ADP of Round 2.
Posted: 8/2/2014 11:31am et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: Foster has a history of minor injuries during the summer but will be ready when the season kicks off. He currently has an ADP in the middle of Round 2.
Posted: 8/1/2014 2:22pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster is not practicing Friday, Aug. 1.
Huddle Up: Foster has been in and out of practices all camp, but then again there's no sense in adding extra wear and tear for the RB, who's coming off back surgery.
Posted: 7/30/2014 2:32pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, July 30.
Huddle Up: A number of fantasy eyes are on Foster, who missed the past 2 days with a hammy "tweak." The RB missed half the season a year ago -- finishing with only 542 rushing yards and 1 ground TD -- and he currently owns an ADP of roughly 30 as the 12th RB going off the board on average.
Posted: 4/10/2014 11:11pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) said he will be able to participate once offseason workouts begin.
Huddle Up: So far, so good this offseason in Foster's recovery from back surgery which limited him to 542 rushing yards and 1 rushing TD in 8 games this past season.
Posted: 3/16/2014 3:54pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) said he has been medically cleared from the back surgery he underwent in November. It is not known if Foster has been cleared just to run or if he is able to participate in all football activities.
Huddle Up: There's sure to be much fantasy debate this summer over Foster, who had only 542 rushing yards and a single ground TD in 8 games this past season and now will be playing in new offense with the coaching switch in Houston.