Arian Foster | RB | Houston Texans
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.
Posted: 2/22/2014 8:54pm et
Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith said RB Arian Foster (back) is doing well in his recovery from back surgery.
Huddle Up: The good news is with new coach Bill O'Brien at the helm the Texans won't be anywhere close to as run-heavy as they've been in the past, so Foster's workload will be reduced. The bad news, of course, is that Foster is no longer a bankable fantasy workhorse, what with the high mileage, injury history and new regime.
Posted: 11/14/2013 12:23pm et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday, Nov. 13, that RB Arian Foster (back) will have surgery Thursday, Nov. 14, in California.
Huddle Up: Foster's 2013 season is over, so getting the surgery done as soon as possible will allow him more time to recover and rehab for 2014.
Posted: 11/12/2013 4:10pm et
The Houston Texans placed RB Arian Foster (back) on Injured Reserve on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: As expected, the season is over for one of fantasy's highest-drafted backs, who's expected to undergo back surgery. It's now up to Ben Tate and Dennis Johnson to shoulder a rushing-game load that isn't what it once was as the 2-7 Texans are playing from behind a lot more these days.
Posted: 11/12/2013 12:00am et
Houston Texans interim head coach Wade Phillips would not confirm nor deny that RB Arian Foster (back) will have surgery or is out for the season. Phillips said Monday, Nov. 11, that Foster has a disc issue, but does not know any more.
Huddle Up: Despite Phillips' silence, most all signs and reports point toward Foster's 2013 being done, and if his fantasy owners haven't already made alternate plans, it's definitely time.
Posted: 11/11/2013 12:31am et
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) is scheduled to undergo back surgery in Los Angeles Thursday, Nov. 14.
Huddle Up: If he still happens to be available, pick up Dennis Johnson. What a bummer of a year for Arian Foster.
Posted: 11/8/2013 7:58pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster's back injury is worse than the back injury he dealt with during training camp. Foster is currently dealing with a lumbar issue in his back.
Huddle Up: We've likely seen the last of Foster for 2013. He's currently meeting with doctors and may need surgery on his back. Ben Tate will the Texans' starter going forward with Dennis Johnson serving as Houston's No. 2 back for the time being.
Posted: 11/8/2013 3:06pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back, hamstring) missed his third straight practice Friday, Nov. 8, and has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. Interim head coach Wade Phillips said Foster has seen multiple specialists for his back injury, but there is no timetable for his recovery. The Houston Chronicle is reporting that season-ending surgery is a possibility. RB Ben Tate will start and is expected to see the bulk of the workload. RB Dennis Johnson is expected to spell Tate, and Houston is leaning toward using RB Deji Karim as the third running back.
Huddle Up: Houston is experiencing one of those seasons where the news seems to flow from bad to worse. In the meantime, with the Texans doing likewise, Foster's fantasy owners need to start readying their own backup plans for the remainder of the season.
Posted: 11/7/2013 6:48pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: That's 2 missed practices this week for Foster, and it's starting to look like his Week 10 participation is in serious doubt. If so, that'll mean the RB will have had all of 4 carries for 11 yards since Week 6.
Posted: 11/6/2013 3:10pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6, because of a back injury. Interim head coach Wade Phillips said Foster is meeting with doctors to have the injury diagnosed.
Huddle Up: It might be best to make alternate plans at running back this week.
Posted: 11/6/2013 12:16am et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back, hamstring) entered the Week 9 game with a hamstring issue, and left with a back injury. It's uncertain if the two are related, and whether he'll be forced to miss time as a result of the injury.
Huddle Up: Foster owners are in for another week of monitoring practice reports, but even if Foster is cleared to play Week 10, the Week 9 scenario could play itself out all over again with the RB leaving the action early.
Posted: 11/1/2013 3:19pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) practiced again Friday, Nov. 1, but will be a game-time decision in Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Foster's fantasy owners might be best served to go with another option now, given the Sunday night game time and the announcement that Ben Tate (ribs) will play in the game. Of course, that makes things rather simple if you own both Foster and Tate.
Posted: 10/31/2013 4:06pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) took all scheduled reps in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.
Huddle Up: That's 2 straight days of work now for Foster, but the official call on his Week 9 status is still upcoming.
Posted: 10/30/2013 6:00pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 30, but RB Ben Tate (ribs) practiced through four broken ribs.
Huddle Up: This could be problematic the longer Foster sits out. Keep an eye on him through Friday.
Posted: 10/30/2013 12:12pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) will be very limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30, and will be a game-time decision in Week 9.
Huddle Up: Initially the Texans weren't optimistic about Foster's availability this week, but Foster has said he'll be ready. Unless he gets in at least one full practice this week it would be tough to trust him with a fantasy start Sunday night against the Colts. Instead, expect some sort of committee approach between Foster, the equally banged-up Ben Tate, and recently signed Deji Karim.
Posted: 10/29/2013 10:12am et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) said Monday, Oct. 28, that he expects to practice this week. 'Opened up pretty good (Monday),' Foster said. 'So I expect to practice this week and push towards playing.' Head coach Gary Kubiak added that a decision on Foster is likely to come later in the week after far as playing Sunday, Nov. 3, against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: The Texans have a couple of banged-up backs, but the news on Foster sounds positive. The alternative to Foster and his bad hammy is Ben Tate and his broken ribs or newly signed Deji Karim. Hopefully we'll know more heading into the weekend, but given Kubiak's track record Foster's fantasy owners can expect this to be a game-time decision.
Posted: 10/28/2013 1:53pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 28. He said he expects the recovery from his hamstring injury to occur quickly and expects to practice this week.
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on him this week, but it sounds like Foster will be a go based on his thoughts on practice.
Posted: 10/21/2013 2:55pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) has what is being described as a minor hamstring pull. It will not be known if he misses any time until at least Wednesday or Thursday of this week.
Huddle Up: Nothing new here. Keep an eye through the next few days to see if he will miss any time.
Posted: 10/21/2013 12:37am et
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) said Sunday, Oct. 20, that he doesn't feel the hamstring injury he suffered in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs is serious. 'It's a hamstring,' Foster said. 'It doesn't seem too severe right now, so we will just play it out. I have a bye week coming. It's tough.'
Huddle Up: That's good to hear. Of course, the last injury Foster had was a calf injury that took a month to heal. Keep an eye on his situation.
Posted: 9/30/2013 6:19pm et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he was impressed with how RB Arian Foster looked during practice last week and was happy with how he played Week 4. Kubiak said Foster is starting to look like he did last season.
Huddle Up: It was especially impressive that it came against the Seahawks. After three weeks of mediocre results, it seems that Foster is indeed back to form. The buy-low window has closed.
Posted: 9/13/2013 8:55pm et
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate isn't happy being behind RB Arian Foster on the running back depth chart despite outplaying his counterpart in Week 1 versus the San Diego Chargers. 'I would be lying to you if I told you that I embraced the complement role to someone else,' Tate said. 'That's not why I wanted to be in the NFL. That's not my dream to complement someone else. That's not what my attitude or why I work out is to complement someone else.'
Huddle Up: It's not surprising Tate wants to be a lead back and he would be on a lot of other teams. Tate actually played better than Foster in the opener. He rushed for 55 yards on nine carries, compared to Foster's 57 yards on 18 carries. Tate could see a few more touches in Week 2 but he's still the second option in Houston. He remains nothing more than a dicey flex play unless something happens to Foster.
Posted: 9/11/2013 2:06pm et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he wants to limit RB Arian Foster's workload early in the season, but the team has every intention of keeping him as the lead running back this year.
Huddle Up: Foster did incur the bulk of the workload on Monday night, despite his overall ineffectiveness. He'll improve as the season goes along, but Ben Tate will retain some value here.
Posted: 9/10/2013 10:29pm et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said the team will continue to split carries between RBs Arian Foster and Ben Tate similarly to how they did in the Week 1 victory over the San Diego Chargers. 'I wish it would have come out a little more closer to even; I think I said that after the game,' Kubiak said of their split Monday night in San Diego. 'Obviously, it was Arian's first time out this year. He didn't play any in the preseason. I think Ben's had an excellent preseason. I want to keep it somewhat close right now and watch them working to (see) what's going on.' Foster had 18 carries for 57 yards and Tate had nine carries for 55 yards against the Chargers.
Huddle Up: Tate continues to be the most valuable handcuff back in fantasy, but this is unwelcome news for Foster's owners even though the decreased workload should benefit the RB over the long haul this season.
Posted: 9/10/2013 1:54am et
Houston Texans' RB Arian Foster carried 18 times for 57 yards and added 33 more yards on 6 catches Monday, Sept. 9, in the team's come-from-behind win over the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: Coach Gary Kubiak said No. 2 RB Ben Tate would get close to 50 percent of the workload after Foster sat out the entire preseason with calf and back issues, but Tate only had nine rushes and two catches for 62 total yards -- giving Foster more than two-thirds of the touches. That's about what to expect going forward, and now Foster owners can concern themselves with the RB's rare game without a TD as QB Matt Schaub threw three inside-the-10 TDs to tight ends Monday night.
Posted: 9/7/2013 7:54pm et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RBs Arian Foster and Ben Tate will share carries Week 1 because the team wants to keep Foster fresh during the game. 'We're going to rotate,' Kubiak said. 'First off, I think Arian's condition is excellent. His practice this week has been just excellent. He's a worker - that's why he plays well - and I've been impressed by how he's held up. But I think it's early in the season; I don't know how warm it's going to be up there. But I think we're smart to play them both and obviously we'll see how Arian holds up from that standpoint. But I don't think we're looking at the majority load that we maybe look at when he's rolling.'
Huddle Up: Foster has been dealing with injuries all summer, so this isn't surprising or anything that hasn't already been reported. Foster should still be started in all formats, he probably just won't get his usual 20-25 carry workload. Tate is in the mix as a flex play this week, depending on the size of your league and who else is on your roster.
Posted: 9/5/2013 8:53pm et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (calf) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 5.
Huddle Up: Foster will play in Week 1 but after missing the entire preseason he's expected to share the workload with No. 2 back Ben Tate in the nightcap of Monday night's doubleheader.
Posted: 8/30/2013 10:03pm et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Friday, Aug. 30, that RB Arian Foster (back, calf) won't be a '30-carry guy' in Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers because he didn't play during the preseason.
Huddle Up: Foster will rotate with Ben Tate while he gets back into football shape. After carrying the ball more than any running back in the NFL over the last three years and battling injuries all summer, the days of Foster getting 390 touches in a season are over.
Posted: 8/27/2013 10:31am et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster won't play in the final preseason game this week.
Huddle Up: Foster will miss the entire preseason due to calf and back issues, but he claims to be fresh and ready to go when the games matter. Meanwhile, his fantasy stock has slid towards the bottom of the first round and Ben Tate has become the most vital handcuff on the board.
Posted: 8/22/2013 12:01am et
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back, calf) said Wednesday, Aug. 21, that he will be ready for the regular season opener Monday, Sept. 9, against the San Diego Chargers. 'Yeah, I'll be ready,' Foster said.
Huddle Up: Foster has been dealing with calf and back injuries since May but he was activated off active/PUP Wednesday. He's been falling out of the first round in some fantasy drafts recently because of injury concerns. Foster has seen a huge workload over the last three years and he enters the season banged up. However, once a back with his talents and history of production slips to Round 2, owners have to roll the dice and pull the trigger on him.
Posted: 8/21/2013 1:20pm et
The Houston Texans will activate RB Arian Foster (back, calf) from the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: All those who already own Foster in their leagues can breathe a bit easier today. Granted, this doesn't mean he is free and clear to start in Week 1, but this is an excellent sign.