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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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Coach Bill O'Brien gave fantasy football owners assurances about Arian Foster's workload.
A reporter specifically told O'Brien that fantasy owners wanted to know if Foster would be used as he has in the past. "Well, we have a very good running back," O'Brien said. "So you can rest assured that as long as he’s healthy and he’s out there, we will run the ball. I can tell you that." Foster missed three games last year and was hobbled in three others. But he's participated in every OTA this summer and will remain the focal point of the offense. He averaged 22.9 touches per game in 2014, O'Brien's first season in Houston. Jun 11 - 8:05 AM

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Arian Foster has been a full participant at Texans OTAs.

Foster is quietly enjoying one of the healthiest offseasons of his career after battling repeated hamstring and groin injuries since entering the NFL. Per Fantasy Football Calculator, Foster's current Average Draft Position is pick No. 1.10. Foster missed three games last season, but finished as the overall RB3 in per-game PPR scoring, behind only DeMarco Murray and Le'Veon Bell.
Jun 8 - 3:42 PM

When asked about Arian Foster's workload, coach Bill O'Brien said, "You've got to manage him."

Foster will turn 29 in August and has missed 11 games over the last two seasons. When he's played during that span, he's averaged a hefty 21.0 touches per game. Trying to keep Foster fresher is a nice thought, but the Texans are better off riding him into the ground until his contract is up (following the 2016 season). Expect another serious workload in 2015, even if the Texans use a draft pick at running back.
Feb 19 - 12:14 PM

Arian Foster exited Week 17 against the Jaguars with a knee injury and will not return.

The Texans also announced a hamstring issue for Foster. He was injured near the end of the first quarter and missed the final series of the opening quarter before heading to the locker room after the break. Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes are handling backfield duties. Before leaving, Foster rushed for 23 yards on five carries and caught a 10-yard touchdown. He wraps up the regular season with 1,246 yards and eight touchdowns on 260 carries, adding 327 yards and five touchdowns on 38 catches. Foster missed three games and parts of a couple others with injuries, but stayed relatively healthy and was a dominant RB1 when in the lineup. Foster has two more years on his contract.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 01:52:00 PM

Arian Foster rushed for 96 yards on 25 carries in the Texans' 25-13, Week 16 win over the Ravens.

He added 23 yards on one catch and even threw a five-yard touchdown as the Texans' do-it-all offensive centerpiece on Sunday. With Case Keenum drawing the start six days after signing off the Rams' practice squad, the Texans leaned heavily on Foster. He took snaps out of the Wildcat -- albeit without much success -- and tossed the Texans' only touchdown to C.J. Fiedorowicz on a toss play to the right. Foster and the 8-7 Texans have a faint pulse in the AFC playoff picture. They'll host the Jaguars in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:58:00 PM

Arian Foster (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens, as expected.

Listed as probable, Foster was never in real doubt. Expect the Texans to ride him hard as they try to hide Case Keenum. Foster is a strong RB1 despite a tough matchup with the Ravens' elite front seven.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Arian Foster (hip) returned to Texans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Foster's Week 16 availability isn't believed to be in doubt. Even against the Ravens' stingy run defense, he's a high-end RB1 for the fantasy finals.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 06:01:00 PM

Arian Foster (hip) did not practice Wednesday.

The Texans are listing Foster with a hip injury, but this is likely for rest purposes. Foster should be fine for Sunday's matchup with the Ravens.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 05:43:00 PM

Arian Foster rushed 26 times for 99 yards and caught three passes for 18 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss at Indy.

Although the Colts crowded the box heavily following Ryan Fitzpatrick's second-quarter injury, Foster powered his way through repeatedly. He remains one of the most talented backs in the league at finding holes and shedding contact. Foster also had a 25-yard TD run called back by a holding penalty. However, it's going to be extremely tough sledding in Week 16 with a brutal matchup against the Ravens and Tom Savage at quarterback. Foster will be more borderline RB1/2 than the no-brainer RB1 he normally is.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Arian Foster (groin) is listed as probable for Week 15.

He practiced fully on Friday and will start Sunday at Indianapolis.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 03:53:00 PM

Arian Foster (groin) returned to Texans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Foster is in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Colts, who boast one of the league's leakier run defenses. Foster is a top-three RB1 for Week 15.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 04:46:00 PM

Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Wednesday.

It's a rest day for Foster coming off his 24/127/1 line against Jacksonville. Foster will be a top-five running back play for Week 15.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Arian Foster rushed 24 times for 127 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 21 yards in the Texans' Week 14 win over the Jaguars.

Foster's highlight run went for 51 yards in the first quarter, shoving away Jaguars FS Josh Evans with a powerful stiff arm. He was vultured at the one-yard line by Alfred Blue in the third quarter, but Foster executed his own goal-line score in the following frame. A yardage machine whenever healthy this season, Foster will remain a top-shelf RB1 against the Colts in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:12:00 PM

Arian Foster (groin) returned to Texans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

"Came out well," Foster said of his Week 13 return. "All is good." Foster sat out of Wednesday's practice, but the Texans were just trying to manage his reps. There's little reason for Foster to be getting in full sessions at this stage of the season. He'll be a top-three RB1 against the Jaguars.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 02:05:00 PM

Arian Foster rushed for 79 yards on 19 carries and caught five balls for 26 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 13 win over the Titans.

Foster shredded the Titans on the ground and converted a seven-yard reception for his first-quarter TD. Unfortunately for Foster's fantasy owners, Ryan Fitzpatrick wound up hogging all of the TDs in this game, throwing six of them. Expect a box-score bounce-back for Foster when the Texans face the Jaguars in Week 14. Alfred Blue finished Week 13 with just six yards on seven runs.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Brian Hoyer
2Ryan Mallett
3Tom Savage
RB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3Jonathan Grimes
4Chris Polk
5Kenny Hilliard
GLB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Nate Washington
3Keshawn Martin
4Keith Mumphery
5Travis Labhart
WR21Cecil Shorts
2Jaelen Strong
3Damaris Johnson
4Alan Bonner
5Uzoma Nwachukwu
WR31Nate Washington
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
4Anthony Denham
5Khari Lee
K1Randy Bullock