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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 with a hamstring injury.
Foster has been dealing with a rib issue the last two weeks, but this is a new injury. The fact he was limited Wednesday indicates that he'll play through it. Foster remains on track for Week 3 against the Giants. Sep 17 - 5:27 PM

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Speaking Monday, coach Bill O'Brien said the Texans will try to do a better job of "(spreading) out" carries going forward.

Arian Foster has taken the rock an absurd 55 times through the Texans' first two games, putting him on pace for 440 carries. That would break Larry Johnson's single-season record by 24. Owners may cringe at the idea of a reduced workload, but it's not like Foster would suddenly be a part of a committee. The Texans have to scale back his work to keep him healthy. Even a scaled-back Foster would be a locked-in RB1, and among the league leaders in totes.
Sep 15 - 3:37 PM

Arian Foster rushed 28 times for 138 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 2 win over the Raiders, adding two catches for 12 yards.

He's now on pace for 440 carries this season after toting the rock 27 times in Week 1 and adding 28 rushing attempts in Sunday's 30-14 drubbing of Oakland. Foster's fantasy owners should actually be hoping coach Bill O'Brien scales back Foster's workload in an effort to keep the centerpiece of his offense healthy. For now, of course, Foster remains an elite RB1 and every-down back on a team that knows it must run the football voluminously to stay competitive. Expect another mammoth workload in Week 3 against the 0-2 Giants.
Sep 14 - 7:24 PM

Arian Foster (ribs) is officially listed as probable for Week 2.

Foster practiced throughout the week despite his rib issue. He's Rotoworld's No. 5 overall running back for Sunday's matchup at Oakland.
Sep 12 - 7:48 PM

Arian Foster is on the Week 2 injury report with a ribs issue, but is practicing in full.

Foster's health is a long-term question mark, but his ribs "injury" is a nonissue. Ticketed for some of the league's heaviest workloads, Foster is a locked-in RB1.
Sep 11 - 5:46 PM

Arian Foster said the heavy workload he saw in Week 1 is here to stay.

Foster racked up 27 carries and two catches as the Texans grinded through the Redskins in Week 1. New coach Bill O'Brien is something of a rare breed these days as he has no interest in any kind committee in the backfield. "He said that all offseason, and (it's) not lip service," Foster said. "That's what he wants to do." Arian is going to pile up touches in a cake matchup at Oakland Sunday.
Sep 11 - 9:48 AM

Arian Foster rushed 27 times for 103 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards in Sunday's 14-6 Week 1 win over the Redskins.

Just as the Texans had promised all season, Foster was an unquestioned workhorse (Jonathan Grimes and Alfred Blue combined for two touches). He didn't find many big lanes to get through and lost a fumble in the red zone, but ran with power while looking truly 100 percent. Sustaining health will be a question here, but the schedule is appetizing. Foster will be a RB1 against the Raiders next week, and also gets to face Dallas in Week 5.
Sep 7 - 4:03 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien said Arian Foster is "going to play a lot" Sunday against the Redskins, and "will get the bulk of the playing time" in the Texans' backfield.

Foster is one in a handful of true every-down backs across the league. The Texans are going to ride him hard with Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback. The only concern -- and it's a big one -- is if Foster's body can hold up. Foster owners need to roster Jonathan Grimes. Foster's going to see upwards of 20 touches per game, as the Texans will try and win games by running the ball and playing stout defense. He's our No. 10 running back for Week 1.
Sep 5 - 10:43 AM

Arian Foster (back, hamstring) says he feels "wonderful" physically.

Foster sat out the entire preseason for the second straight year, but probably could have suited up for the Texans' final two games. "I’m excited about (Sunday)," Foster said Tuesday. "I can’t wait to play football." Foster has the right role for fantasy success, but an increasingly-worrisome injury history. For now, he's a borderline RB1.
Sep 2 - 1:40 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien suggested Sunday that Arian Foster (hamstring) could play in the Texans' preseason finale.

"It’s possible," said O'Brien. "We haven’t sat down and talked about that one yet. But, yeah, it’s possible." We'd take this with a grain of salt because O'Brien previously said Foster might play in Houston's second and third preseason games, but he participated in neither. O'Brien did promise Foster will be "ready to play" in the Texans' Week 1 clash with the Redskins.
Aug 24 - 7:15 PM

Arian Foster (hamstring) and Andre Johnson (hamstring) both "increased their activity" in Tuesday's joint practice with the Broncos.

"They practiced more than they had, and it’s a good sign for our football team," were the words of coach Bill O’Brien said. According to the Houston Chronicle, Foster was running with the first team and "(displaying) his normal acceleration." Johnson also ran with the first team. There's a chance both players will take to the preseason field this Saturday against Denver.
Aug 19 - 5:53 PM

Arian Foster (hamstring) is participating in Wednesday's joint practice with the Falcons.

Foster suffered what was believed to be a hamstring injury on July 27 and participated in one practice since. His return Wednesday gives him an outside shot at getting some work in during Saturday's second preseason game. Foster has upside as a centerpiece of the new Bill O'Brien scheme, but he's draped in injury red flags -- including recurring hamstring issues.
Aug 13 - 8:57 AM

Coach Bill O'Brien said Sunday that Arian Foster (hamstring) has a "shot" to play in the Texans' second preseason game.

It's pretty hard to buy because Foster hasn't been practicing at all, but it does sound like O'Brien is optimistic he'll be back soon. The Texans next face the Falcons on Saturday. Andre Johnson (hamstring) also has a "shot" to play.
Aug 10 - 7:58 PM

Arian Foster (undisclosed) has still not resumed practicing and will not play in Saturday's preseason opener.

Foster is thought to be dealing with recurring hamstring problems, but the Texans are declining to comment. He has practiced once since July 27, heightening injury concerns and raising Andre Brown's stock. Foster pulled a hammy in Week 7 last season and tore one during 2011 training camp.
Source: CSN Houston
Aug 7 - 12:43 PM

Arian Foster revealed that he considered retirement following last year's season-ending back injury.

"Any time an athlete goes through an injury like that -- a back, a neck, even knees or hips, something that puts you out for the entire season -- you kind of re-evaluate your life," said Foster, who turns 28 years old later this month. "You see what's really important. Is getting paralyzed more important than playing with your grandkids when you’re 50, 60 years old?" Foster is currently sidelined by what is believed to be a hamstring injury at Texans camp. He's a dicey fantasy pick.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 4 - 3:52 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Ryan Mallett
3Tom Savage
RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
3Alfred Blue
4Ronnie Brown
GLB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11Andre Johnson
2Keshawn Martin
WR21DeAndre Hopkins
2DeVier Posey
3Damaris Johnson
WR31Keshawn Martin
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
K1Randy Bullock