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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 (groin) didn't practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 12 against the Bengals.
Foster didn't practice on Thursday or Friday. The Texans continue to claim he'll be a "game-time decision," but at this point it would be a major surprise if he played. Look for Alfred Blue to continue to carry the mail in Houston's backfield. Jonathan Grimes will be the third-down and change-of-pace back. Nov 21 - 3:09 PM

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Arian Foster (groin) will be a game-time decision for Week 12.

It's the same thing coach Bill O'Brien said last week, though Foster didn't come close to suiting up against the Browns. Foster was downgraded to "DNP" on Thursday after being "limited" on Wednesday. He appears to have slightly better odds of suiting up for Week 12 than he did in Week 11, but his status still remains murky, at best. Foster will be a top-five RB1 if he goes, but owners can't be counting on it. Keep Alfred Blue on speed dial as a plug-and-play RB2.
Nov 20 - 4:27 PM

Arian Foster (groin) returned to practice Wednesday.

The Texans refuse to elaborate on Foster. Coach Bill O'Brien continues to call him "day-to-day." Last week, however, O'Brien said he expects to have Foster back in the lineup for Week 12 against the Bengals. We probably won't know his status until later in the week. Check back Thursday for another update.
Nov 19 - 3:54 PM

Texans declared RB Arian Foster, QB Tom Savage, WR DeVier Posey, CB Kareem Jackson, S Josh Aubrey, LB Max Bullough, and T Jeff Adams inactive for Week 11 against the Browns.

As expected, Alfred Blue will get the start at running back. The Texans are unusually banged up coming off their bye. Jackson is another big loss, as he would have covered Browns slot WR Andrew Hawkins in sub-packages.
Nov 16 - 11:46 AM

Coach Bill O'Brien said he expects Arian Foster (groin) back in the lineup Week 12 against the Bengals.

Per O'Brien, Foster's groin issue is a "two-week" injury. So, Foster should be fine for the fantasy playoffs, which start Week 13 in most leagues. Alfred Blue will get the start Sunday against the Browns. He's a solid RB2 simply because of volume, but we recommend the Cleveland defense for streaming purposes.
Nov 16 - 9:32 AM

Texans officially ruled Arian Foster (groin) out for Week 11 against the Browns.

Coach Bill O'Brien called Foster a game-day decision following Friday's practice, but he was never expected to play. Rookie Alfred Blue will get the start and should see a heavy workload with Ryan Mallett making his first NFL start. Blue is a solid RB2 against a struggling Cleveland rush defense.
Nov 15 - 12:43 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter stated on SportsCenter Friday that Arian Foster (groin, questionable) is unlikely to play in Week 11 against the Browns.

Technically, coach Bill O'Brien is calling Foster a game-day decision after he practiced "a little bit" on Friday. Multiple reports surfaced Friday that Foster will be out against Cleveland, giving Alfred Blue the start. "Right now it does not look promising," Schefter said of Foster's potential availability. "Signs not encouraging." Schefter expects a "heavy dose" of Alfred Blue against the Browns. Although Foster has had a great season when healthy, he has shown up on the weekly injury reports with four separate ailments. Blue will be an RB2 if he gets the nod at Cleveland. The Browns' defense is a recommended fantasy streamer against Houston's Ryan Mallett-led offense.
Nov 14 - 2:19 PM

Jayson Braddock of 790 Houston reports Arian Foster (groin) will not play Week 11 against the Browns.

We don't typically use Braddock as a source, but he's had some good Texans nuggets in the past, so it's worth a mention. The Texans have been pretty quiet on Foster's status all week, with coach Bill O'Brien chalking him up as a full-blown game-time decision. Foster, himself, wouldn't commit to playing, simply saying, "We shall see." Foster owners should own Alfred Blue already. If not, you need to be making other plans. Cleveland was already a top-end D/ST streamer, but would become infinitely more attractive if Foster ends up sitting.
Nov 14 - 1:04 PM

Speaking Thursday, Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Arian Foster (groin) will "definitely" be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Foster remained sidelined Thursday. There was early-week optimism that Foster would be ready to rock coming off the Texans' bye, but all current signs suggest he's no better than 50-50 to suit up. It's a nightmare for fantasy owners, and a shame since the Browns have one of the league's very-worst run defenses. Alfred Blue will be a plug-and-play RB2 if Foster sits. Foster's status will be updated no later than Friday afternoon.
Nov 13 - 3:55 PM

Arian Foster (groin) said the "plan" is to play in Sunday's game against the Browns, but added that "we shall see."

When going over his team's injuries, coach Bob O'Brien seemed optimistic on Brian Cushing (knee) and Jadeveon Clowney (knee). O'Brien was more guarded on Foster, calling his running back "definitely day to day." We'll know more as the week moves along. For now, Alfred Blue should not be on any waiver wires as the Texans get set to face a Browns defense that gets shredded by the run.
Nov 13 - 9:19 AM

Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Wednesday.

The Texans are listing Foster as day to day with his groin injury. It's not a good sign that he wasn't able to practice, but Foster plans to play in Week 11. Fantasy owners need to handcuff Foster with Alfred Blue. Foster's status will be updated again no later than Thursday.
Nov 12 - 4:54 PM

Arian Foster (groin) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Browns.

The Texans are officially calling Foster "day to day" as they come out of their bye. But his latest soft-tissue injury was never considered serious and it sounds like he's on track to at least be a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Owners should still be executing proper handcuff strategy by adding Alfred Blue, especially with a tasty matchup against the Browns' No. 28 run defense on tap.
Nov 11 - 8:16 AM

Arian Foster (groin) "plans to play" in Week 11, following the Texans' Week 10 bye.

NFL Network already reported Foster was "unlikely to miss time" despite tweaking his groin in Houston's Week 9 loss to Philadelphia. Foster is worth handcuffing with Alfred Blue, but there doesn't appear to be any reason for concern. The Texans have a cakewalk forthcoming run-defense schedule, facing the Browns, Bengals, Titans, Jaguars, and Colts in succession after the bye.
Nov 5 - 8:51 PM

A source tells NFL Network that Arian Foster (groin) is unlikely to miss time following the Texans' Week 10 bye.

Ian Rapoport has been told that Foster just needs rest more than anything else. It confirms that this is not a severe pull, but we'd still consider Foster questionable for Week 11 due to the unpredictable nature of soft-tissue injuries. He's struggled to get over calf and hamstring tweaks over the last couple years. Alfred Blue is the insurance add.
Nov 4 - 8:35 AM

Speaking Monday, Texans coach Bill O'Brien declined to update Arian Foster's (groin) status, saying only that he's "day to day."

It was a supremely unhelpful "update" heading into the Texans' bye week. With the off week looming, Foster got hurt at the right time, but he should be considered highly questionable for Week 11. Foster's injuries have a way of lingering, and he was visibly frustrated after leaving Sunday's loss to the Eagles. For what it's worth, both CBS and NFL Network have reported that the injury isn't believed to be serious. For now, owners need to sit tight, and have Alfred Blue on speed dial.
Nov 3 - 3:44 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Mallett
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
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