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Arian Foster | Running Back

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 227
College: Tennessee
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Texans placed RB Arian Foster on injured reserve with a torn Achilles' tendon, ending his season.
S Kurtis Drummond has been promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move. Foster is arguably the best player in Texans history, but it's quite possible his time in Houston is through. Due $7 million between salary and bonuses, Foster will be 30 in 2016, and coming off an explosion-sapping injury. If there's something working in Foster's Houston favor, it's that coach Bill O'Brien doesn't have a quarterback. Either way, Foster's health has his NFL future very much up in the air. Oct 27 - 5:20 PM

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Texans coach Bill O'Brien confirmed Monday that Arian Foster has a torn Achilles' tendon.

He'll be placed on injured reserve, ending his season. There's a good chance Foster has played his final down as a Texan, as he's owed $7 million in 2016 salary and bonuses, and owner Bob McNair has grown increasingly frustrated with Foster's inability to stay healthy. Foster is 29 years old.
Oct 26 - 4:01 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Arian Foster suffered a torn Achilles Week 7 against the Dolphins.

Rapoport confirms his season is over. The injury is a terrible break for one of the best running backs in the game and puts Foster's future as a fantasy superstar in some doubt. Achilles injuries are notoriously burst-sapping, and Foster will be 30 before next season begins. He should be ready to go by the time training camp opens, but an aging running back with a long injury history coming off a serious injury will be hard to trust next draft season. Foster is also entering the final year of his deal, and the Texans could decide his $6.5 million base salary is too much to pay an aging back. Alfred Blue and Chris Polk should share lead-back duties with Foster sidelined.
Oct 25 - 5:24 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Texans believe Arian Foster suffered a torn Achilles Week 7 against the Dolphins.

If the initial diagnosis is correct, his season is done. Foster suffered the injury deep into garbage time of the blowout loss. Coach Bill O'Brien will certainly face questions about why Foster was in the game that deep into a blowout, but the attention of fantasy owners immediately turns to who will replace Foster in the Texans' backfield. Alfred Blue led the committee when Foster was out early in the season, but Chris Polk has been the primary backup the last two weeks. Both players should be added in all leagues.
Oct 25 - 4:28 PM

Arian Foster exited Week 7 against the Dolphins with an Achilles' injury in the fourth quarter.

The Texans quickly ruled Foster out for the rest of the game. Down 44-20 late in the fourth quarter, the Texans kept playing their starters after initially trailing 41-0. With the Texans in the red zone, Foster was lined up in the left slot. As he pushed off into his route, Foster crumbled to the ground and immediately started clutching at his ankle. He had to be carried off the field and carted to the locker room. Just as Foster was starting to help season-long teams, his season appears likely to be over with a blown Achilles' tendon. Before leaving, Foster rushed 18 times for 59 yards and one score and caught 5-of-7 targets for 66 yards and another score. Foster's status will be updated shortly.
Oct 25 - 4:16 PM

Arian Foster (groin) returned to full practice on Thursday.

He was a limited participant on Wednesday. Foster has averaged just 2.3 yards per carry in three games since coming back from groin surgery, but he's been heavily involved in the passing game with 17 catches for 161 yards. He'll be a no-brainer RB1 against the Dolphins on Sunday.
Oct 22 - 3:52 PM

Arian Foster (groin) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

He's fine. Fire Foster up as a locked-in RB1 who gets a boost in PPR formats.
Oct 21 - 3:25 PM

Arian Foster rushed 18 times for 53 yards and caught 5-of-6 targets for 59 yards and a touchdown Week 6 against the Jaguars.

Foster struggled to find room on the ground against Jacksonville, but it was not for lack of trying. Foster consistently created extra yards by breaking tackles and falling forward through small creases. Though he still does not look all the way back in the open field, Foster has 51 touches the last two weeks and is clearly an RB1 moving forward. He will be a must-start next week against the Dolphins.
Oct 18 - 5:12 PM

Arian Foster says he's overcome the "mental hurdle" with his groin injury.

Foster has resumed practicing in full. Foster looked hesitant in last week's loss, but it was just a back rediscovering his legs after a long absence. Foster barely played in Week 4. Coach Bill O'Brien believes Foster is close to full strength. Ticketed for voluminous workloads, Foster will be a high-end RB1 for however long he can stay on the field.
Oct 15 - 2:38 PM

Arian Foster (groin) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Foster missed time last week to get checked for a concussion, but didn't have any setbacks with his groin injury. The Texans are managing his practice reps. Foster is a high-end RB1 against a Jacksonville defense that's coming off a three touchdown game allowed to Doug Martin.
Oct 14 - 7:20 PM

Arian Foster rushed 19 times for 41 yards in Houston's Week 5 loss to the Colts, and also caught 9-of-10 targets for an additional 77 yards.

The 28 touches were exactly what fantasy owners were looking for, but it was a mixed night for Houston's bell-cow back. He was evaluated for a concussion after a huge second quarter hit, and appeared to be operating without his typical burst. Foster was often patient to the point of paralysis, and just didn't have his usual speed through the hole. He still looked smooth, however, and was likely just getting back up to game speed after playing so little live football since early August. With 10 days to rest up and focus, Foster will remain a high-end RB1 for Week 6 against the Jaguars.
Oct 8 - 11:53 PM

Arian Foster (head) returned to Houston's Week 5 game against the Colts in the third quarter.

Foster looked done before the break, but ended up passing his concussion tests. He had 12 carries in the first half, and could match that in the second.
Oct 8 - 10:17 PM

Arian Foster was forced from Houston's Week 5 game against the Colts with a potential concussion.

Foster took a punishing shot from Colts LB D'Qwell Jackson, and immediately appeared woozy. He was inexplicably allowed back into the game for a play before being forced to the sideline. He was then examined, and had his helmet taken away. Foster was livid, Sean Rodriguez-ing a Gatorade bucket on his way to the locker room. It appears his night is through after 12 carries for 25 yards. Alfred Blue will carry the load at running back.
Oct 8 - 9:39 PM

ESPN's Tania Ganguli expects Arian Foster to "get the ball as much as he can take (it)" in Thursday night's game against the Colts.

Ganguli doesn't expect Foster to be on a "pitch count" after Sunday's limited performance. Ganguli adds, however, that the team will "listen to his own thoughts on how much he can handle." We're comfortable enough with Foster's health/projected workload that we're firing him up as a top-six RB1.
Oct 8 - 5:46 PM

Arian Foster (groin) is probable for Week 5 against the Colts.

He's expected to see a major uptick in snaps and usage after making his season debut last Sunday. Foster is locked in as a top-six or eight RB1 this week.
Oct 7 - 3:49 PM

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