Arian Foster | RB | Houston Texans
Posted: 6/17/2013 11:40am et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster said he'll most likely be ready for training camp.
Huddle Up: Uh... "most likely"? That sound you here is Ben Tate creeping up fantasy draft boards as a must-handcuff. Still plenty of time before you need to hit the panic button, but given Foster's mileage, Tate's talent, and the Texans' fondness for running the football it's a situation that warrants your attention.
Posted: 5/29/2013 5:36pm et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Arian Foster will not participate until training camp begins. Foster is currently using crutches but should be fine.
Huddle Up: Foster is dealing with a calf strain. Nothing to worry about now; if he's still on crutches in August, sound the alarms and bump Ben Tate up your fantasy cheat sheet.
Posted: 5/29/2013 11:46am et
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster has been diagnosed with a strained calf.
Huddle Up: There's no reason for the Texans to push their workhorse in May. Ben Tate can get some reps with the first team in minicamp, and Foster can return to action when it matters this fall.
Posted: 5/28/2013 11:38pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (calf) left the team's practice Tuesday. May, 28 with a calf strain.
Huddle Up: Teammates have said the injury doesn't appear to be anything to be concerned about, but the team, naturally, is going to take every precaution with one of the game's most productive backs. In all, Foster has only missed 3 games -- all in 2011 -- since becoming the Texans' starter in 2010.
Posted: 2/1/2013 10:31am et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster is expected to undergo a minor heart procedure in about a month. He's considering a heart ablation to fix the problem that forced him to leave the game in Week 16 due to an irregular heartbeat.
Huddle Up: The ablation, in which the extra tissue that caused Foster's irregular heartbeat will be removed via a low-voltage current from an electrode, should take care of the issue long-term. And Foster will have plenty of time to rest and recover before the Texans begin offseason activities.
Posted: 1/27/2013 1:10pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster said players are going to step up at the Pro Bowl this year; however, he warns fans to not expect 100 percent effort. Foster said it's unrealistic to expect full effort from the NFL's top athletes when they're limited in the plays they're able to run. 'This isn't basketball - you can't go play a pickup game of football,' Foster said. The running back added if the NFL expects 100 percent effort from its stars and league officials are willing to cancel the game if they don't see that, then the game will likely be scrapped.
Huddle Up: Foster encapsulated the state of the NFL all-star game is one sound bite.
Posted: 1/15/2013 12:34pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster's 90 rushing yards in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game gave him 515 in his first four playoff games, tied for most in NFL history. Foster also had a rushing touchdown in his fourth consecutive playoff game.
Huddle Up: Including the postseason, Foster has 56 TDs in 55 games, and will once again be among the first few players off the board in fantasy drafts next summer.
Posted: 1/6/2013 11:13am et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster carried 32 times for 140 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, Jan. 5. He also had eight receptions for 34 yards. Foster is the first player in NFL history to run for 100 or more yards in each of his first three career playoff games. He is also the eighth player in history with at least 100 or more yards in three straight postseason contests.
Huddle Up: The yards continue to pile up for Foster and so do the TDs as the RB now has scored in 18 of his past 21 games, including the postseason.
Posted: 12/27/2012 11:07pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (heart) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Foster and his fantasy owners are looking for a big, bounce-back game after an irregular heartbeat and the Vikings' defense limited the RB to a season-low 15 yards on 10 carries in Week 16.
Posted: 12/26/2012 5:03pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (heart) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Foster has insisted he was fine after a heart episode forced him from the game last week, and it seems like he is on track to start against an Indianapolis defense he has torched throughout his career.
Posted: 12/26/2012 1:02pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster has averaged 164 rushing yards per game in four career games against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Foster had 165 rushing yards last time out against the Colts, who have the third-worst rush defense in the league. Foster was also forced from last week's game with an irregular heartbeat, however; he is reportedly healthy, but the Texans have also been reducing his workload after relying on him heavily earlier this season.
Posted: 12/24/2012 11:46am et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said the team is running some tests on RB Arian Foster just to make sure he is fine, but everything to this point has been positive. Foster is expected to play in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Foster left the Texans' Week 16 loss to Minnesota with an irregular heartbeat, but he was cleared for return later in the game and should be good to go health-wise this weekend. How much the Texans push him with viable backup options such as Ben Tate and Justin Forsett on the roster, however, remains to be seen.
Posted: 12/23/2012 8:43pm et
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Arian Foster was taken out of the game in the third quarter because of an irregular heartbeat but will be fine. Kubiak said the team doctors told him Foster could return to the game, but he decided to hold Foster out.
Huddle Up: Not your usual injury fare, but it definitely raised some alarm on the Houston sideline, nonetheless. You're not going to think about benching Foster because of this issue, but it could literally crop up again at any time.
Posted: 12/23/2012 4:19pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster left late in the third quarter of Sunday's Week 16 game because of an undisclosed illness and did not return.
Huddle Up: It was a total lost day for the Texans and Foster, who was held to a season-low 15 yards on 10 rushes and 14 yards on 2 catches. He also lost a fumble.
Posted: 12/12/2012 11:36am et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he wants to give RB Arian Foster 25-28 carries a game.
Huddle Up: The Texans haven't nailed down their playoff positioning just yet, so it would make sense to keep their most potent offensive player on the field. Foster's fantasy owners have to be thrilled he'll keep seeing the workload, though as he approaches the dreaded 370-carry mark--24 a game the rest of the way would get him there--the caution flags for 2013 will start waving.
Posted: 11/22/2012 5:25pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster rushed for 102 yards and a pair of TDs on 20 carries Thursday in a 34-31 Week 12 OT win over the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Foster had a 13-game TD streak halted in Week 11's win over the Jaguars, but rebounded in fine fantasy fashion Thursday. As an added bonus to those starting him in PPR leagues, he chipped in 5 catches for 15 yards.
Posted: 10/8/2012 11:51pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster ran for a season-high 152 yards and a TD on 29 carries and added 16 more on a reception to lead his 5-0 team to a 23-17 win over the host New York Jets on Monday night.
Huddle Up: With No. 2 back Ben Tate out with an injury, Foster had a season-high in attempts and averaged 5.2 yards per carry with a long run of 46. He also scored on a 13- yard run in the second quarter to reach the end zone for the 13th time in his past 14 games dating back to last season.
Posted: 10/4/2012 12:51pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster already has four 24-plus carry games matching his previous highs in the regular season for both 2010 and 2011. His yardage per carry has steadily decreased as well, from 4.9 in 2010 to 4.4 last season to 3.7 so far in 2012. Thanks in part to a transitioning offensive line, the yardage is much harder to come by. As a result, Foster is having to work harder than ever before for what he's getting. Head coach Gary Kubiak, however, feels Foster can handle the heavier workload. 'He can handle it, I know that,' Kubiak said. 'You never know how the season's gonna go, and what it's gonna take to win each week. We're giving Arian some breaks at practice during the course of the week, but he looks fine to me.'
Huddle Up: This definitely should have Foster's fantasy owners on alert. The wear and tear might not be showing as much now, but it very well could later in the season. That likely would mean fewer touches for Foster down the fantasy regular season stretch and playoffs and more for backup/vital handcuff Ben Tate.
Posted: 10/1/2012 6:32pm et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he is not worried that RB Arian Foster is on pace to carry the ball 412 times this season because he believes Foster can handle that big of a workload.
Huddle Up: Hate to be the bearer of bad news for coach Kubiak, but statistics have proven that many carries are detrimental to a running back's future. Here's hoping he shows some restraint going forward.
Posted: 9/8/2012 8:07pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (knee) insists that he will play in the team's Week 1 game and that his knee injury is minor, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Huddle Up: All those who drafted Foster with the No. 1 overall pick (his ADP on myfantasyleague.com) can come in off the ledge. This knee injury sounds like more rumor than reality, and he should be good to go against the Dolphins on Sunday.
Posted: 9/7/2012 4:14pm et
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak indicated he is optimistic that RB Arian Foster (knee) will be able to play Week 1 but may have to work him out before the game to determine his availability.
Huddle Up: This is more troublesome than just a sore knee. Even if Foster goes, will he be effective or on the field enough to score well? Anyone who owns Foster should have a contingency plan at this point.
Posted: 9/7/2012 2:41pm et
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (knee) said he is experiencing pain in the knee area, but not the knee itself. Foster said it was from an extremely hard workout.
Huddle Up: This is concerning going into Week 1. Given the Texans have Ben Tate and Justin Forsett, who they have been talking up, Foster could be in for a lighter workload to avoid aggravating an injury. Foster is still a must-start unless his knee worsens; keep an eye on him this weekend.
Posted: 8/22/2012 7:10pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster thinks the team can have one of the top offenses in the NFL, if they can stay healthy. 'It's all up to us though,' Foster said.
Huddle Up: Foster isn't just babbling. The Texans have ranked in the NFL's top third in points scored, rushing yards and yards per play in each of the past 2 seasons. What Houston needs to complement the league's second-best ground attack from 2011 is a healthy season out of QB Matt Schaub.