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Arian Foster

28-Year-Old Running Back – Houston Texans

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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161

Yds

822

TD

7

Yds

229

TD

3

2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Foster's 2013 was cut short by a ruptured disc in his back that required surgery and essentially limited him to six games, though he took a total of nine snaps in the two other games for which he suit...

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2014 ADP:  24.46

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  Inactive     INJURY:  Groin      FRI PRACTICE:   DNP
HT: 6' 1"   WT: 227   DOB: 8/24/1986
College: Tennessee  Show ContractHide Contract

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Arian Foster Contract Information:

Five-year deal worth $43.5 million with the Texans in March of 2012.

November 23, 2014  –  Arian Foster News

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Foster (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals, the Houston Chroncile's John McClain reports. Alfred Blue will start.

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Arian Foster NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 22 6 54 257 3 4.8 0 0 - - - 8 93 11.6 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 23 Hou 16 327 1616 16 4.9 8 2 8 2 1 66 604 9.2 2 84 0 0 0 0 3 2
2011 24 Hou 13 278 1224 10 4.4 7 2 7 2 0 53 617 11.6 2 72 0 0 0 0 5 3
2012 25 Hou 16 351 1424 15 4.1 9 1 7 2 0 40 217 5.4 2 58 0 0 0 0 3 2
2013 26 Hou 8 121 542 1 4.5 2 0 2 0 0 22 183 8.3 1 35 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 Hou 8 161 822 7 5.1 7 2 6 2 0 26 229 8.8 3 39 0 0 0 0 2 2
2014 Proj 27 HOU Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Arian Foster

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Arian Foster Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2009 22 6 8.8 10.2 9.5 9 43 0 0 0 1 16 0.0 0 0 0
2010 23 Hou 16 20.6 24.8 22.7 20 101 56 35 19 4 38 7.2 11 3 1
2011 24 Hou 13 19.7 23.8 21.7 21 94 56 27 12 4 47 8.6 10 8 5
2012 25 Hou 16 16.6 19.1 17.9 22 89 80 42 26 3 14 3.7 9 5 2
2013 26 Hou 8 10.6 13.3 11.9 15 68 14 7 3 3 23 5.2 3 2 0
2014 27 Hou 8 20.6 23.9 22.3 20 103 19 10 6 3 29 5.9 5 2 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Arian Foster – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Running Back

Snap Count Stats

387

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Arian Foster was on the field for 387 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

0

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Arian Foster was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 835 0
2013 327 0
2014 387 0
Arian Foster 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Was 57 0 27 103 0 3.8 0 0 2 17 8.5 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Oak 51 0 28 138 1 4.9 1 1 2 12 6.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 2 1 0 0
3 @NYG
4 Buf 36 0 8 6 0 0.8 0 0 7 55 7.9 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Dal 48 0 23 157 2 6.8 2 0 2 15 7.5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0
6 Ind 47 0 20 109 2 5.5 1 0 3 32 10.7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0
7 @Pit 56 0 20 102 0 5.1 1 0 4 13 3.3 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1
8 @Ten 53 0 20 151 2 7.6 2 1 4 22 5.5 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 2 1 0
9 Phi 39 0 15 56 0 3.7 0 0 2 63 31.5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Cle
12 Cin
13 Ten
14 @Jax
15 @Ind
16 Bal
17 Jax

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Arian Foster  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   6' 1"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   227 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.69 sec
POOR
Shuttle Time:   4.53 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.09 sec
WEAK
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   32 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   115 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   23 reps
GOOD
Houston Texans Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
No players listed.
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Jeff Adams  Inact
S
Josh Aubrey  Inact
WR
LB
Max Bullough  Inact
RB
Arian Foster  Inact
CB
Kareem Jackson  Inact
DT
Louis Nix  IR
WR
DeVier Posey  Inact
QB
Tom Savage  Inact
OG
Cody White  IR
OT
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Arian Foster: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Though Foster (groin) is slated to test things out pre-game, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the running back is not expected to play Sunday against the Bengals.

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Foster (groin) did not practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

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Foster (groin) is looking like a game-day decision, the Houston Chronicle reports. "I'm sure we'll have to make a decision on game day. It's just something we have to wait out and see if gets better," said head coach Bill O'Brien.

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Foster (groin) did not practice Thursday, according to ESPN's Tania Ganguli.

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Foster practiced Wednesday in a limited fashion, so while coach Bill O'Brien indicated that the running back did not suffer any setbacks, the missed practice Thursday would seem to further bolster the notion that Foster is a true game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
Foster (groin) remains day-to-day and will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Bengals, the Houston Chronicle reports. "It's something that we're going to have to see right up until game time," coach Bill O'Brien noted Thursday. "No setback. Just it really is, from one day to the next, just see how he's doing and I'm sure we'll have to make a decision on game day. It's just something that we've got to wait it out and see if it gets better."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The smooth, long-striding Foster is a perfect fit for the Texans' zone-blocking system, which takes great advantage of Foster's ability to make effortless jump cuts and slip to the second level of a defense. That system has helped him hit at least 1,600 total yards each year as a starter. But what really sets Foster apart are the touchdowns. In three years as a starter Foster has racked up a league-high 47 scores in 45 regular-season games, with no fewer than 12 in any year (Adrian Peterson is a distant second among running backs with 39 over this period). This is a direct result of Houston's heavy preference for rushing inside the red zone and in particular the 10-yard line. Foster led the league for the third consecutive year in red-zone carries with a career-high 80 last year, and his 42 carries inside the 10-yard line were 11 more than the next closest running back's. Foster does not come without risk, however. He piled up 405 carries last season, including the playoffs, and his three-year total of 956 regular-season rushes is 100 more than that of any other back. Moreover, he saw his YPC drop last season to a career-low 4.1, and after consecutive years with 600-plus receiving yards, he totaled only 217 last season. Foster is also dealing with an irregular heartbeat that could flare up at any time, as it did in Week 16 last year. On the plus side, he looks good to go after calf and back issues slowed him in training camp. The Texans also have another capable tailback in Ben Tate -- who likely will pilfer some touches -- but in doing so, the team hopes to keep Foster intact and as fresh as possible as the season rolls along.

2012

Foster got off to a slow start last year, as he suffered a hamstring injury in the preseason that ultimately limited him to just 10 carries over the first three games. He returned with a vengeance after that, as his 1,841 yards from scrimmage was the third most in football, despite him missing 3.5 contests. Foster fumbled five times over the final four games (including another in the playoffs), but thereís little else to question about his skills, and few backs are as active as receivers. He plays in the NFLís premier run scheme, and with Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson returning to health and an upstart defense thatís suddenly among the best in football, Fosterís situation looks even better entering 2012. Ben Tate has emerged as a more than capable backup, but the Texans tied for the NFL lead with 34.1 rushing attempts per game last season, and thereís little doubt Foster is their workhorse. Moreover, Tateís presence could be viewed as a positive, as Foster owners who make sure to secure his services in the middle rounds would see little drop off if their top pick went down with a serious injury. Fosterís excellent vision and one-cut ability is a perfect fit for Houstonís zone-blocking scheme, so more big production should be in store.

2011

Foster came seemingly out of nowhere to become the No. 1 fantasy back by a wide margin last year, which shows just how much opportunity and context matter when it comes to running backs. Entering the year with just 54 career carries, Foster led the NFL in rushing yards (1,616), rushing touchdowns (16) and also finished first among RBs with 604 receiving yards. Itís important to note the Texans had one of the best run blocking units in the NFL, which benefitted Foster greatly. His 22 goal-line carries were the second-most in football, though he deserves credit for converting them at a strong rate (45 percent). He broke 49 total tackles, which ranked sixth in the league, but it required a lot of volume, as his per-touch missed tackle percentage (12.5) was well outside the top-15 RBs. While Houston projects to field a strong offense in 2011, the offensive line will have to remain dominant for Foster to reprise anything approaching last yearís massive success. Foster had minor knee surgery in February but is expected to recover for the start of training camp.

2010

Foster didnít receive his first NFL carry until Week 14 last year, but he made the most of his opportunity, totaling 242 yards with three touchdowns over the final two games of the season. Fosterís an undrafted back with no qualities that stand out, but he was still running with the first team in May minicamp. So even with heavy competition from Steve Slaton and rookie Ben Tate, Foster belongs on the radar. Foster plays in a terrific offensive environment in Houston and has his coachesí trust, so if another opportunity presents itself, he would fast become a major force.

2009

Texans general manager Rick Smith bypassed taking a running back in the draft, when much pre-draft analysis viewed it a position of need. Smith viewed it that way, too, but opted for what he perceived were better-value value picks, and was left to sign undrafted free agents. After an early injury during training camp, Foster got some looks late in the preseason, but will open the season on the practice squad. He's learned the offense and should be available if injuries hit.