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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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Arian Foster (groin) was limited in Monday's practice.
Foster made his season debut Sunday and will be fine for Thursday night's Week 5 game against the Colts. His reps should only increase the farther out he gets from groin surgery. Foster managed 35 yards on 11 touches Sunday. Oct 5 - 7:12 PM

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Arian Foster managed 10 yards on 8 carries and secured 3-of-5 targets for 25 yards in the Texans' Week 4 loss to the Falcons.

Foster got the start and rotated with Alfred Blue. His lowlight occurred on a second-quarter lost fumble where Foster collided with his offensive line before Falcons CB Desmond Trufant scooped and scored to give Atlanta a 21-0 lead. Both Texans backs' fantasy days were torpedoed by game flow. Foster did look relatively healthy and afterwards declared himself 100 percent, just admitting he had a "bad game." His role should increase in Week 5 against the Colts, which will be a Thursday night game.
Oct 4 - 5:39 PM

Arian Foster is officially active for Week 4 against the Falcons.

Foster figures to share time with Alfred Blue at Atlanta, but we'd be very hard pressed to sit him in re-draft leagues. Foster isn't a DFS option yet. The Texans' Week 4 inactives are WR Jaelen Strong, LB Akeem Dent, WR Chandler Worthy, S Lonnie Ballentine, RB Jonathan Grimes, OLB Kourtnei Brown, and OL Greg Mancz.
Oct 4 - 11:32 AM

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reports Arian Foster (groin) is not expected to handle a full workload Sunday in Atlanta.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported something similar earlier Sunday, stating Foster would see "limited/specialty snaps" against the Falcons, in an effort to ramp up for a "full load" next Thursday night against the Colts. Still, Foster seems likely to be mixed in for double-digit touches in a plus matchup. We'd be hard pressed to leave him out of RB2/flex spots.
Oct 4 - 10:01 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Arian Foster (groin) is expected to play Sunday against the Falcons "barring a pregame setback."

The expectation is that Foster will be on a snap count this week before getting a full workload Thursday against Indianapolis. Even playing a limited role, Foster presents far more fantasy potential than his lesser backfield counterparts. If Foster comes out hot, it's hard to envision Bill O'Brien reverting back to Alfred Blue or Chris Polk. For what it's worth, the Falcons gave up three rushing touchdowns in one half to Joseph Randle last week, and another one to Darren McFadden.
Oct 4 - 9:00 AM

The Houston Chronicle's John McClain believes the Texans will let Arian Foster (questionable, groin) decide if he can play this week.

Foster is officially a game-time decision, but it sounds like he's dealing with more of a pain-tolerance issue than something that puts him at risk of a setback. The Texans still have to decide if they want to rest Foster ahead of their Thursday night Week 5 game. Foster could have close to a full workload if active, making Alfred Blue not more than a low-end FLEX.
Oct 2 - 5:40 PM

Speaking after Friday's practice, Arian Foster (groin, questionable) gave himself "a chance" to play in Week 4 against the Falcons.

Officially, he'll be a game-time decision. "I feel like I’ve got a chance," Foster said. "The more and more you run on it, the more confidence you build." Although Foster was listed as a "limited" participant in practice all week, he described himself as a "full" participant Wednesday through Friday. "I talked to the doctor that cut me open," Foster added. "He said the best rehab is actually getting out there and playing. ... I'm excited, edgy, and juiced."
Oct 2 - 2:56 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Arian Foster (groin) will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Falcons.

He's been practicing on a limited basis over the last couple weeks. Alfred Blue is coming off his best game of the season but that's no reason to wait on Foster. He'll be the lead back right out of the gate. If Foster sits out Sunday, we'd fully expect him to play Thursday against Indianapolis.
Oct 2 - 1:32 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien admits Arian Foster (groin) has looked good in practice this week, but is unsure if he'll return for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Foster was officially "limited" in Thursday's practice. O'Brien has actually been pretty straightforward about Foster's health since he went down early in camp, but he might finally be ramping up his injury report games. Most signs suggest there's a better than 50 percent chance Foster suits up in Atlanta, though the Texans could turn it into a game-time decision. It's not a major concern with the game kicking off at 1ET. If Foster plays, he's unlikely to be on a snap count. The Texans have designed his rehab so he'll be full go upon his return.
Oct 1 - 1:41 PM

ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli is "sensing a lot of optimism" about Arian Foster's (groin) chances of playing in Week 4.

Ganguli concedes this is "barring a setback," but her tone is much more positive than that of the Houston Chronicle's John McClain, who indicated Foster would have to be a "full" participant in practice all week to face the Falcons. Foster was "limited" in Wednesday's session. Coach Bill O'Brien stated Wednesday that he anticipates making a game-time decision on Foster's status.
Sep 30 - 8:28 PM

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

The Houston Chronicle's John McClain doesn't envision Foster playing until he's "full" in practice for an entire week. Foster has been limited the past three weeks. Coach Bill O'Brien said he expects Foster to be a game-time decision for Week 4, but early signs point to Foster sitting and Alfred Blue getting the start.
Sep 30 - 4:01 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien said he doesn't expect to make a final decision on Arian Foster's (groin) Week 4 status until after pregame warmups.

Foster has practiced on a limited basis the past two weeks. The Houston Chronicle's John McClain reports Foster has to get in a week of "full" practices before he's able to play. We'll get word on Foster's Wednesday practice status later in the day. If Foster returns for Week 4 against the Falcons, he'll immediately enter the RB1 picture. If Foster doesn't play, Alfred Blue would be the favorite for carries in Houston's backfield.
Sep 30 - 9:38 AM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien believes Arian Foster (groin) is "close."

Foster's absence has already dragged on longer than the anonymous sources expected, but last week's return to limited practice certainly suggests he could suit up against the Falcons on Sunday. The Texans are preposterously leading the NFL in pass attempts during Foster's absence, and desperately need their bell-cow back. Foster would slide in as an immediate RB1 if he were active for Week 4.
Sep 28 - 3:46 PM

Texans declared RB Arian Foster, LT Duane Brown, ILB Mike Mohamed, WR Jaelen Strong, S Lonnie Ballentine, and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo inactive for Week 3 against the Bucs.

Foster has a chance to come back from groin surgery for Week 4. Brown remains sidelined with a thumb issue. Strong continues to be a healthy scratch.
Sep 27 - 11:42 AM

Arian Foster (groin) is officially out for Week 3 against the Buccaneers.

Foster has been practicing but he's still not game-ready. The Texans will use the committee of Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes, and Chris Polk for the third week in a row. Foster could be ready to go against the Falcons next week. He's had a relatively smooth recovery from groin surgery.
Sep 25 - 1:50 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Brian Hoyer
2Ryan Mallett
RB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3Chris Polk
4Jonathan Grimes
GLB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Nate Washington
3Chandler Worthy
WR21Cecil Shorts
2Jaelen Strong
3Keith Mumphery
WR31Nate Washington
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
LT1Duane Brown
2Kendall Lamm
3Oday Aboushi
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
C1Ben Jones
2Greg Mancz
RG1Brandon Brooks
RT1Derek Newton
2Chris Clark
K1Nick Novak