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Arian Foster | Running Back

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 227
College: Tennessee
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Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday's practice.
The Texans listed Foster as "not injury related," but he missed practice time last week with a groin issue. Foster has a matchup with the Titans' No. 22 ranked run defense in Week 8. Oct 22 - 6:15 PM

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Arian Foster rushed for 102 yards on 20 carries in the Texans' 30-23, Week 7 loss to the Steelers on Monday night, adding four catches for 13 yards and one touchdown.

Foster got off to a blazing start, rushing for 59 yards on the Texans' 94-yard opening touchdown drive, but was vultured by Alfred Blue for the 11-yard touchdown catch to cap it off. The wheels then fell off the Texans later in the half, and they never recovered. Foster was part of the problem, as he lost a fumble at his own three-yard line, setting up Le'Veon Bell's easy TD. Foster gave fantasy owners a scare on the third series of the game when he appeared to twist his knee while getting bent backward on a tackle. He shook it off and remained in the game. His score came from one yard out late in the fourth quarter. A locked-in RB1 any week he plays, Foster gets a date with the Titans in Week 8.
Oct 20 - 11:47 PM

Arian Foster (groin) is probable for Monday night's game against the Steelers.

Foster was limited on Thursday, but practiced in full the last two days. He should have another heavy workload against a Steelers defense that's allowing 4.4 yards per carry to opposing running backs. Foster has four touchdowns over the last two weeks and at least 100 yards in four of five games this season.
Oct 18 - 3:48 PM

Arian Foster (groin) was upgraded to full in Friday's practice.

Foster suffered a groin injury in last Thursday's loss to the Colts, but his Week 7 status isn't in doubt. He should be fine for Monday night against the Steelers.
Oct 17 - 7:02 PM

Arian Foster was limited in Thursday's practice with a groin injury.

It's a new ailment for Foster, but it doesn't appear to be anything that's going to cast doubt on his status for Monday night's game against the Steelers. It's never wise to take Foster's health for granted, but fantasy owners can leave him locked in as their RB1.
Oct 16 - 5:19 PM

Arian Foster rushed 20 times for 109 yards and two touchdowns in Houston's Week 6 loss to the Colts, adding three catches for an additional 32 yards.

Foster's hamstring was a nonissue on the short week, as he sliced, diced and glided through the Colts' defense. The 100-yard effort was his fourth in four healthy games, and gives him 513 yards through the season's first six weeks despite missing one game and the majority of another. Foster has emphatically proven that he's still an elite talent, one worth building an offense around. He just has to stay on the field. Foster will be a top-three RB1 against the Steelers in Week 7.
Oct 10 - 12:09 AM

Arian Foster (hamstring) is probable for Thursday night's game against the Colts.

Foster was limited in practice after getting 25 touches in Sunday's loss. He's locked in as an RB1 for Week 6.
Oct 8 - 3:34 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien fully expects Arian Foster (hamstring) to start Thursday's game against the Colts.

"Oh yeah," was O'Brien's exact response when asked if Foster would be ready on a short week. The Texans are predictably limiting Foster's practice reps after he handled the ball 25 times against the Cowboys, but he escaped without setbacks. Foster is an elite RB1 whenever he's healthy enough for bell-cow duties.
Oct 7 - 3:50 PM

If the Texans practiced Monday, Arian Foster (hamstring) would have been listed as "did not participate."

We're watching Foster extra closely this week as he's still battling a recurring hamstring issue, had 25 touches on Sunday and has to play again Thursday. He should be fine, but it's far from ideal. Backup Alfred Blue (knee) would have also been listed as a non-participant Monday as well as Andre Johnson (ankle).
Source: CSN Houston
Oct 7 - 8:47 AM

Arian Foster rushed 23 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns in Houston's Week 5 loss to the Cowboys, adding two catches for an additional 15 yards.

Finally over his hamstring woes, Foster awoke against the Cowboys' undermanned run defense. Foster looked 100 percent healthy, cutting on dimes and willingly taking on contact. In a word, he looked smooth. The 100-yard day was his third through the season's first five weeks. If there's a touch of gray, it's that Foster has only four days to get ready for Thursday's matchup with the Colts, but barring a setback in practice, he'll be locked in as an RB1.
Oct 5 - 4:55 PM

Arian Foster (hamstring) is active for Week 5 against the Texans.

As is Andre Johnson (ankle). Foster was fully expected to suit up after being listed as "probable" on Friday's injury report, but it's very much a question how much work he can handle at less than 100 percent. If he doesn't look right early, the Texans could commit to a committee with Alfred Blue, leaving Foster as a high-reward, high-risk RB2. Inactive for the Texans are QB Tom Savage, CB Darryl Morris, S Eddie Pleasant, CB AJ Bouye, OLB Jadeveon Clowney, OT Jeff Adams and WR DeVier Posey.
Oct 5 - 11:30 AM

Arian Foster (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 5.

Per NFL injury report rules, a probable listing means the team considers that player "virtually certain to be available for his normal duties." As recently as Thursday, Foster himself didn't know whether he'd play at Dallas. The Texans apparently view him as a lock. Foster will be a high-risk RB2 option in an otherwise highly enticing matchup against a soft Cowboys run defense.
Oct 3 - 3:09 PM

Speaking Thursday, Arian Foster remained noncommittal on his Week 5 status.

Foster returned to practice Thursday, but was limited. "I’m just going to go out there everyday and see how it feels," Foster said. "If it feels good enough to play, I’ll suit up." Foster is trending toward his third straight game-time decision, and shaping up as a shaky RB2 even against the Cowboys' soft defense. Foster was nowhere near 100 percent in last week's win over the Bills, and could need a week on the bench.
Oct 2 - 1:27 PM

Arian Foster (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Foster is likely going to miss plenty of practice reps this week before being a game-time decision against the Cowboys on Sunday. Foster said he wasn't 100 percent in Week 4, and coach Bill O'Brien later called his running back day-to-day. If Foster can't play, Alfred Blue would likely get the start for Houston.
Oct 1 - 4:38 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien referred to Arian Foster (hamstring) on Monday as "day to day."

Foster himself acknowledged he wasn't 100 percent in Sunday's win over the Bills, managing six yards on eight carries. He'll likely continue to be limited in practice all week, before being a game-time decision on Sunday morning. The Texans face the Cowboys in a 1PM ET game this week.
Sep 29 - 5:20 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Ryan Mallett
3Tom Savage
RB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3Jonathan Grimes
GLB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11Andre Johnson
2Damaris Johnson
3Keshawn Martin
WR21DeAndre Hopkins
2DeVier Posey
WR31Damaris Johnson
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
K1Randy Bullock