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Arian Foster | Running Back | #29

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 227
College: Tennessee
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Arian Foster announced his retirement from the NFL after eight seasons.
"There comes a time in every athlete's career when their ambition and their body are no longer on the same page," Foster wrote in a statement. "My father always said, 'You'll know when it's time to walk away.' It has never been more clear than right now." Foster turned 30 back in August and has battled multiple injuries over the past two years, including hamstring and groin issues this season. Foster returned from a three-week absence in Week 6, but quickly tumbled to No. 3 on the depth chart behind new workhorse Jay Ajayi and No. 2 Damien Williams. Foster amassed 6,527 rushing yards and 2,346 as a receiver, scoring 88 total touchdowns. For a five-year stretch with the Texans from 2010-2014, Foster was one of the elite fantasy performers. He was undrafted in 2009. Oct 24 - 8:12 PM

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Arian Foster rushed three times for five yards and caught 1-of-3 targets for four yards in the Dolphins' Week 7 win over the Bills.

Foster has taken a back seat way behind Jay Ajayi in this Miami backfield. Ajayi has posted back-to-back 200-yard rushing games on 54 total carries. Foster's biggest contribution on Sunday was a horrible drop on third down over the middle. Foster may have even been passes by Damien Williams, as Williams was the second back in the game and score a touchdown for the second-straight week. Foster is quickly becoming a drop candidate in 10- and 12-team leagues with the Dolphins heading into their bye week before taking on the Jets.
Oct 23 - 5:43 PM

Arian Foster (hamstring) is active for Week 7 against the Bills.

Foster should be a lot healthier than he was last Sunday, but the Dolphins have announced Jay Ajayi as the starter at running back. Foster probably won't see more than 6-8 touches, making him a low-end RB3.
Oct 23 - 11:45 AM

Arian Foster (hamstring) is questionable for Week 7 against the Bills.

He's practiced fully this week and is obviously in no danger of sitting out Sunday's game against Buffalo. Foster is nearing 100 percent, but his role in the Dolphins' running game is still up in the air. Last week he was out-touched 26-5 by second-year back Jay Ajayi. Until Foster shows signs of life, he won't be worth using in fantasy.
Oct 21 - 3:27 PM

Arian Foster (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday.

It is Foster's first full practice since going down in Week 2. Foster played 37 fewer snaps and saw 19 fewer touches than Jay Ajayi against the Steelers, but his questionable health likely played a role in that gap. Clearly nearing 100 percent, Foster should take on a bigger workload moving forward, but the Dolphins will likely stick by Ajayi after he finally got the running game going last week. Even if his role expands, Foster will not be worth using this week against the Bills.
Oct 19 - 11:26 PM

Arian Foster (hamstring, groin) still isn't 100 percent.

Speaking Monday, Dolphins coach Adam Gase made it sound like the team activated Foster for Week 6 because of his leadership qualities. Foster handled five touches on 11 snaps as Jay Ajayi went bonkers for over 200 yards. Foster won't be a viable RB3 for Week 7.
Oct 17 - 2:06 PM

Arian Foster rushed three times for three yards in the Dolphins' Week 6 win over the Steelers.

He also caught both of his targets for 12 yards. Foster returned from a three-week hamstring pull and was expected to play a much bigger role. He didn't even get in the game until the second quarter and played far behind Jay Ajayi and Damien Williams, who combined to score three touchdowns. Foster won't be start-able next week at home against the Bills.
Oct 16 - 6:07 PM

Arian Foster (hamstring) is active for Week 6 against the Steelers.

As expected. Foster is back after missing the previous three games. He's a borderline RB2/flex in a tough matchup coming off a multi-week ailment. SS Reshad Jones (groin) is also active. Inactive for the Dolphins are S Walt Aikens, CB Bene Benwikere, CB Xavien Howard, OT Sam Young, DT Julius Warmsley, DE Terrence Fede, and TE Jordan Cameron (concussion).

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Pittsburgh’s defense ranks 8th in rush DVOA, according to Football Outsiders, and Miami’s offensive line has been poor all season. Foster will struggle to find running room, but he does have value in full PPR formats. Pittsburgh has a weaker pass defense, so Miami will attack through the air. Foster had three receptions for 62 yards against the tougher Seahawks D in Week 1.
Oct 16 - 11:39 AM

NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports Arian Foster (hamstring) will play in Sunday's Week 6 game against the Steelers.

Reshad Jones (groin) will also be active for the Dolphins. Foster is back after missing the last three games with a strained hamstring. He's averaged just 2.66 yards per carry since the start of last season but is still a useful pass-catcher out of the backfield. In a game where Miami figures to be playing from behind, Foster should see plenty of targets in Week 6. Foster's return significantly reduces Jay Ajayi's fantasy value (not that he had much to begin with).
Oct 16 - 10:46 AM

Arian Foster (hamstring) will test out his injured hamstring in pregame warmups before the Dolphins decide on his status for Sunday's Week 6 game against the Steelers.

In other words, he remains a game-time decision. Miami's backfield has been among the most inept in football this season and that's probably not going to change if Foster returns this week. Vegas is predicting a blowout but negative game-script doesn't actually hurt Foster, who often plays a big role in the passing game. Foster will be an RB3 if he suits up.
Oct 16 - 8:13 AM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Friday that Arian Foster (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Week 6.

Foster's availability is truly up in the air at this stage of the week, and looks likely to be decided based on how Foster looks in a pre-game warmup. The Dolphins' backfield is a situation to avoid in fantasy against Pittsburgh.
Oct 14 - 2:01 PM

Arian Foster (hamstring) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Foster is finally expected to return, but will be on the RB2/3 borderline against the Steelers' tough run defense. Jay Ajayi should also get at least five touches.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: He's looking like a good bet to suit up in Week 6, but with the Dolphins offense still in shambles, Foster is not going to be a viable target against a Steelers defense that has been much more vulnerable through the air. Opponents are running against the Steelers just 29.8% of the time, the lowest rate in the league, and the Dolphins offense has struggled mightily over the last few games. They've run 41 and 43 plays in the last two games, the lowest totals for any team in any game so far this year. Unless Ryan Tannehill and the offensive line figure things out, it'll be really tough to feel comfortable targeting the Miami running game.
Oct 13 - 3:39 PM

Arian Foster (groin, hamstring) is expected to play Week 6 against the Steelers.

Foster is practicing again Wednesday after being limited in practice all last week. The Dolphins' offense has been atrocious without Foster for the past three weeks. He should step right back in as the starter and form a tandem with Jay Ajayi. Foster will be nothing more than a low-end RB2 Sunday.
Oct 12 - 12:24 PM

Arian Foster (groin, hamstring) is out for Week 5 against the Titans.

As expected. Foster returned to practice this week but obviously didn't show enough to get the green light. He could return against the Steelers in Week 6. The Dolphins will continue to split work among Jay Ajayi, Kenyan Drake, Damien Williams and Isaiah Pead in one of the league's most uninspiring backfield committees. Look for Miami to funnel its offense through target monster Jarvis Landry.
Oct 9 - 10:56 AM

Arian Foster (groin/hamstring) is officially listed as doubtful for Week 5 against the Titans.

The bad news is Foster won't play on Sunday. The good news is he appeared to make noticeable progress in practice this week, with one beat reporter remarking Foster looked excellent in Friday's session. Expect Foster to return for Week 6 against the Steelers. Jay Ajayi, Kenyan Drake, Damien Williams, and Isaiah Pead are the Dolphins' running back options for Week 5.
Oct 7 - 3:55 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
RB1Jay Ajayi
2Damien Williams
3Kenyan Drake
GLB1Jay Ajayi
2Damien Williams
3RB1Jay Ajayi
2Damien Williams
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Leonte Carroo
3Jakeem Grant
WR21Kenny Stills
2DeVante Parker
WR31DeVante Parker
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Dion Sims
3MarQueis Gray
4Dominique Jones
LT1Branden Albert
LG1Laremy Tunsil
2Kraig Urbik
C1Mike Pouncey
2Anthony Steen
3Jake Brendel
RG1Jermon Bushrod
RT1Ja'Wuan James
2Sam Young
3Bryce Harris
K1Andrew Franks