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Arian Foster

27-Year-Old Running Back – Houston Texans

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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121

Yds

542

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1

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183

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1

2013 Rush/Rec Projections

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 d...

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2013 ADP:  7

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Back
HT: 6' 1"   WT: 229   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.

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Foster (back) intends to participate in Texans' OTAs, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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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 0 0 0 22 183 8.3 1 35 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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
2013 Proj 26 HOU Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Arian Foster

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Arian Foster – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

327

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Arian Foster was on the field for 327 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Arian Foster was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 835 0
2013 327 0

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Arian Foster 2013 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 @SD 52 0 18 57 0 3.2 0 0 6 33 5.5 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
2 Ten 60 0 19 79 1 4.2 0 0 1 6 6.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3 0 0 0
3 @Bal 38 0 12 54 0 4.5 0 0 1 -2 -2.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
4 Sea 65 0 27 102 0 3.8 0 0 6 69 11.5 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 2 0
5 @SF 47 0 21 98 0 4.7 0 0 4 20 5.0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 StL 56 0 20 141 0 7.1 2 0 4 57 14.3 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
7 @KC 7 0 4 11 0 2.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 BYE Bye Week
9 Ind 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Ari
11 Oak
12 Jax
13 NE
14 @Jax
15 @Ind
16 Den
17 @Ten

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"
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Weight:   229 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.68 sec
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Vertical Jump
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Broad Jump
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Bench Press:   23 reps
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Houston Texans Team Injury Report
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No players listed.
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Arian Foster: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Foster (back) indicated that he's been medically cleared by his doctor, khou.com reports.

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Foster's rehabilitation from back surgery is going well, according to GM Rick Smith and coach Bill O'Brien, ESPN.com reports. "He's working hard, he's in the building, he's in the training room consistently," Smith said. "The reports I'm getting from [head trainer Geoff Kaplan] indicate he's going to be fine."

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Foster's massive 2012 workload -- he touched the ball a whopping 460 times, postseason included -- raised red flags heading into 2013, and he made it though just eight games before undergoing microscopic lumbar disectomy surgery in November. Fortunately, it seems Foster will make a full recovery and resume playing in 2014, though the Texans do figure to get him a new backup with Ben Tate entering free agency.
Foster, whose season ended with back surgery in November, was limited to eight games and 542 rushing yards on 121 carries with a touchdown in the 2013 season.

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The procedure Foster (back) underwent earlier this month is called microscopic lumbar discectomy surgery, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Foster underwent back surgery Thursday, the Texans' official site reports. The surgery went well, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.

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Foster, who was placed on injured reserve earlier this week, sought several medical opinions before deciding to have the surgery. While he begins recovery/rehab, Ben Tate will assume the starting running back chores with Dennis Johnson the top backup.
Foster (back) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

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Foster came into the season with plenty of red flags, having touched the ball a combined 460 times last year (playoffs included) and having dealt with several ailments throughout training camp. As it turns out, Foster's 2013 campaign will end after eight games, as he's slated to undergo surgery to repair a ruptured disk in his back in the near future. Ben Tate (ribs) will shoulder the load at tailback for Houston the rest of the way, with Dennis Johnson as the top backup.
Foster, who is slated to undergo surgery to repair a ruptured disk in his back, will be out for the season, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

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Foster, who was hoping that injections would relieve the pain in his back, evidently visited three specialists, before making the decision to have surgery, which the report notes will be performed by Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles. As a result, Ben Tate, who is dealing with cracked ribs these days, is in line to head the Texans' rushing attack moving forward, with Dennis Johnson, Deji Karim, and Ray Graham in reserve.

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2013

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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.