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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:53:27 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders, and he added two receptions for 12 yards. Foster has back-to-back 100-yard rushing games to open the season.
Fantasy Tip: There was concern for fantasy owners on Draft Day with Foster coming back from back surgery, but so far and so good. He has re-emerged as a top-notch fantasy option, but injuries will always be a concern. In handcuff news, Alfred Blue appears to have leapfrogged Jonathan Grimes behind Foster on the depth chart.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:12:12 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (ribs) is active for the team's Week 2 game.
Fantasy Tip: Foster should not be limited during the game and is a solid starting option in all leagues.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:27:09 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 2.
Fantasy Tip: Foster should be able to play this week and receive most of the work at the position. Foster has a good matchup against the Oakland Raiders but will be an expensive addition to a team on FantasyScore at $8,500.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:59:15 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (ribs) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 11.
Fantasy Tip: Foster has a great matchup against the Oakland Raiders this week and is a great option at $8,500 on FantasyScore.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:08:26 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster will "get the bulk of the playing time" in Week 1, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Jonathan Grimes, Alfred Blue and Ronnie Brown will be mixed in for certain situations. It'll be Foster's first game action -- regulation or exhibition -- since his season-ending back injury in 2013.
Fantasy Tip: There really isn't much of a FantasyScore discount with his $7,800 price (15.6% of your cap), but it's a decent matchup, so it's not a terrible play. How he holds up after this game may dictate his workload over the next few weeks.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:17:18 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) and LB Brian Cushing (undisclosed) were all active for practice Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:08:40 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) and WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) will not play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.
Fantasy Tip: There's no cause for concern here as both have resumed practicing.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:25:18 -0700
The Houston Texans have not decided if RB Arian Foster (hamstring) will play in the second preseason game, but he is close to fully participating in practice, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Foster participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 14, for the second straight day.
Fantasy Tip: The team could be cautious with Foster and keep him out of the game. Foster appears to be the clear favorite for the starting job but dealt with injuries last season and has been slowed by a hamstring injury during camp. Foster probably will be a starting running back or flex option in most leagues.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:08:53 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Fantasy Tip: Barring a setback, Foster has plenty of time to prepare for the season. He's a solid RB1.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:28:10 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) did not practice again Tuesday, Aug. 12. Head coach Bill O'Brien hoped Foster would return to practice at some point this week.
Fantasy Tip: Foster needs this time before the regular season to rest. When healthy, he's an RB1 in all scoring formats with added value in PPR scoring leagues.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:19:38 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 11, but did work on a side field. Head coach Bill O'Brien said he hopes Foster will be able to play in the second preseason game.
Fantasy Tip: Foster is making progress and could see some playing time at some point this preseason. Foster is still considered the team's top running back and should get most of the carries. Foster likely will be selected in the early rounds of draft and probably will be a starter in most leagues.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:47:25 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) could play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.
Fantasy Tip: Foster's status shouldn't be affected unless he's unable to play by the third or fourth preseason game.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:22:06 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) has been ruled out of the team's first preseason game by head coach Bill O'Brien
Fantasy Tip: The team continues to be cautious with Foster. Sitting out his first preseason game should not affect his status on draft day.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:22:09 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: This certainly isn't good news for Foster's future. If Foster were to retire at some point this season, Andre Brown, Dennis Johnson and Alfred Blue would obviously see added value.
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 21:59:15 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 3.
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 06:32:26 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 2.
Fantasy Tip: This is the second straight day of no practice for Foster. While it is likely the team is just taking it slow with him, it is something worth monitoring over the next few days.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:13:15 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster is not practicing Friday, Aug. 1.
Fantasy Tip: Foster could be taking a maintenance day after returning from a hamstring injury a couple of days ago. He's a solid RB1 in fantasy.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:11:30 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, July 30.
Fantasy Tip: The team may take things slowly with Foster because it is a hamstring injury, but it appears like Foster should be ready for the start of the season. Foster probably will be selected in one of the first few rounds and should be started in all leagues.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:31:30 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) did not practice Monday, July 28. Foster had his hamstring stretched during practice Sunday, July 27.
Fantasy Tip: This was just a precaution. Foster is too valuable to risk getting injured in training camp and he'll probably see limited action in the preseason. It is best to keep an eye on him, however. As long as he's healthy, he's an RB1 candidate in all scoring formats.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:39:03 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (undisclosed) left practice early Sunday, July 27, but the injury does not appear to be serious.
Fantasy Tip: Foster has dealt with injuries in the past, but there is enough time for him to get healthy before the start of the season. If healthy, Foster should be a starting running back in all fantasy leagues.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:34:30 -0700
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said RB Arian Foster would fill the roles that RBs Kevin Faulk and Danny Woodhead did with the New England Patriots.
Fantasy Tip: On the surface, that doesn't seem like an encouraging tidbit because those two didn't run the ball as much as a lead back does. However, if they feed him the ball and feature him in those receiving roles, he could return to elite fantasy status.
Thu, 22 May 2014 05:32:06 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster expects to be utilized a lot in 2014. "Coach (Bill) O'Brien has expressed many times how he wants to use me a lot out of the backfield," Foster said. "That's one of my strengths as a running back. So I'm excited about it."
Fantasy Tip: Foster is apparently 100 percent recovered from offseason back surgery and is ready to roll. While his usage won't be as high as it was when he was a consensus top-three fantasy football selection, he still could be quite productive. His fall outside the first round is more indicative of his true value.
Wed, 21 May 2014 19:19:39 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) said Wednesday, May 21, that he is healthy and raring to go for the 2014 season after recovering from back surgery.
Wed, 07 May 2014 09:39:26 -0700
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said RB Arian Foster (back) has been cleared for football activities and looked fine during the team's workout Tuesday, May 6.
Fantasy Tip: Foster likely will receive most of the carries for the team this upcoming season. Even though there is an injury risk with Foster, he should be seen as a starting running back in all fantasy leagues in 2014 but is no longer a top-five pick.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:36:21 -0700
The Houston Texans may consider selecting a running back during the middle rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft that could become RB Arian Foster's backup in the future.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:06:34 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) said he will be able to participate once offseason workouts begin.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:16:05 -0700
The Houston Texans have agreed to terms with free-agent RB Andre Brown (Giants). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Fantasy Tip: Brown likely will back up Arian Foster this upcoming season. Most fantasy owners should consider Brown as a possible handcuff to Foster during draft or as a flex option.
Sun, 16 Mar 2014 09:18:53 -0700
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.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:21:35 -0800
Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith said RB Arian Foster (back) is doing well in his recovery from back surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Foster probably will need to take part on some of the team's offseason workouts to get comfortable with the offense Bill O'Brien is bringing with him. Foster likely will still be a starting fantasy back next season but may be a low-end No. 1, depending on the quarterback.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:57:02 -0800
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster is being sued by a pregnant woman that claims he "constantly harassed her to get an abortion." The woman also claims he used family members to try to convince her to have an abortion. The woman has obtained a DNA test showing there's a 99.9 percent chance Foster is the father.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:46:10 -0800
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday, Nov. 13, that RB Arian Foster (back) will have surgery Thursday, Nov. 14, in California.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:56:40 -0800
The Houston Texans placed RB Arian Foster (back) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:47:07 -0800
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.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:10:04 -0800
The Houston Texans have declared OT Andrew Gardner, RB Arian Foster, OG Cody White, LB Mike Mohamed, RB Ray Graham, QB T.J. Yates, DL Tim Jamison inactive for Week 10.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 09:37:19 -0800
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) is scheduled to undergo back surgery in Los Angeles Thursday, Nov. 14.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 06:40:23 -0800
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) visited back specialists both in Houston and out of state. Foster received injections in hopes of playing, but they did not help.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 06:35:15 -0800
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate may be playing for a contract the rest of the 2013 season. The Texans may not be able to afford both RB Arian Foster and Tate, whose contract expires after this season.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 06:09:54 -0800
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) is out for the year and will be placed on Injured Reserve Monday, Nov. 11. Foster will need season-ending back surgery.
Fantasy Tip: It appears safe to drop Foster. Get Ben Tate into your lineups as he will now carry the load for the Texans. Dennis Johnson may also be worth a look in deeper leagues, especially if Tate continues to have issues with a rib injury.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:33:24 -0800
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.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:56:37 -0800
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back, hamstring) is reportedly dealing with a disc problem in his back. He'll receive treatment from a specialist in hopes of avoiding season-ending surgery.
Fantasy Tip: This isn't what you want to hear if you're a Foster owner. He dealt with a disc problem this preseason, but was able to recover from it. This time around, it appears to be more serious. Cover your bases with RB depth if you own him. Ben Tate and some combination of Dennis Johnson and Deji Karim will fill in in the meantime.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:19:26 -0800
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. 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.
Fantasy Tip: Tate should be in your lineup if you own him. Consider him an RB2 or flex. Johnson looked solid in tandem with Tate last week but should only be used as a flex in cavernous formats.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:46:27 -0800
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.
Fantasy Tip: Not a good sign for Foster to play in Week 10, as he continues to try to get to the bottom of a back issue. Have another plan in place if you are a Foster owner.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:22:37 -0800
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.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to wait for the diagnosis to come out and monitor his practice participation during the week before getting a better idea about Foster's status for Week 10. This doesn't look good, however. He's been beat up since training camp and will probably be limited if he does suit up against the Arizona Cardinals. Ben Tate, who is nursing cracked ribs, should receive the bulk of the carries, and Dennis Johnson could also see valuable touches if Foster doesn't play.
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:35:03 -0800
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.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners who started Foster last week were left with a big, fat zero since Foster left on the opening drive of the first quarter. There will be plenty of trepidation for fantasy owners, and rightly so, when going to plug Foster into their lineups.
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:05:35 -0800
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) said he was in a pretty good amount of pain after the team's Week 9 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, but he still plans on playing against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10. Tate said it's "hard to breathe and laugh."
Fantasy Tip: Tate's value in Week 10 obviously depends on whether Arian Foster (hamstring) will suit up. Even if Foster plays, expect him to be limited somewhat, making Tate at least a decent flex play.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:28:23 -0800
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back, hamstring) left the Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts due to a back injury, and he is done for the night.
Fantasy Tip: Foster was a game-time decision due to his hamstring issue, and now he has a new ailment. It has been a disappointment time for fantasy owners of Foster, who thought they might be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel when he was active tonight. No dice.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 15:05:43 -0800
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (rib) is expected to be active for the Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts, but RB Arian Foster (hamstring) will also apparently be active, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Tate was looking like a solid fantasy option until the news that Foster would likely be available. Foster and Tate are expected to split carries, since they've both been banged up. Consider both an RB2 or flex fantasy option.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:57:56 -0800
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) is expected to be active for the Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: If you were holding out hope that Foster would play, you're in luck. If you're a Ben Tate fantasy owner, you're probably saying bad words. Look for a split in totes for Foster and Tate, as both have been nicked up and are unlikely to should the entire load themselves.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:46:33 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 1, but is questionable for Week 9.
Fantasy Tip: Foster practiced in full for the second straight day, which is a good sign that he should be able to play in Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts. However, he'll reportedly be a game-time decision. Chances are he'll play, but you'll leave yourself in a bind if he doesn't go since he's got the late game Sunday evening.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:16:18 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: The good news is that Foster has practiced late this week. The bad news: The Texans play on Sunday night, so leaving him in you're roster is a big risk if he winds up inactive. If we had to guess, we'd say he plays, but it might not be worth the risk unless you have options going on Monday night.