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DeShaun Foster

34-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent

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HT: 6'00    WT: 222   DOB: 1/10/1980  College: University of California - Los Angeles  Show ContractHide Contract

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Unrestricted free agent following the 2008 season.

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The Rams worked out Foster on Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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DeShaun 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
2007 27 16 247 876 3 3.5 - - - - - 25 182 7.3 1 35 - - - - - -
2008 28 15 76 234 1 3.1 - - - - - 16 133 8.3 1 28 - - - - - -

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

DeShaun Foster Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2007 27 16 8.1 9.7 8.9 15 55 31 - - 2 11 5.2 5 - -
2008 28 15 3.2 4.3 3.8 5 16 23 - - 1 9 4.8 4 - -

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

DeShaun Foster – Playing Time Overview

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DeShaun Foster 2013 Game Log
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DeShaun Foster: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Bills may target Foster, ESPN's John Clayton reports.

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Foster will not return to San Francisco for the 2009-10 season, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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The 49ers are planning to go with a younger backup behind Frank Gore next season which left Foster out of the fold. Foster was solid down the stretch when Frank Gore got injured, racking up 76 yards rushing and 25 yards receiving in Week 15, but his days as a starter appear to be numbered and he will not offer significant fantasy value moving forward.
Foster gained 234 yards off 76 carries, a 3.1 average, while rushing for one touchdown for San Francisco in 2008. He added another touchdown and 133 yards off 16 receptions.

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Foster ran for 44 yards on nine carries with a short touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 win over Washington. Foster also had three receptions for 20 yards.

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Foster was a flop on Sunday, gaining just 36 yards off 12 carries despite starting in place of the injured Frank Gore (ankle) against St. Louis' awful rush defense. Foster added two receptions for 17 yards.

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Frank Gore (ankle) is not expected to play Sunday against the Rams, meaning Foster will make his second consecutive start, the NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports.

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Foster was effective last week against the Dolphins, and should be chomping at the bit to run against the Rams, who are allowing over 150 rushing yards per game. He's worth using as a starter in most leagues, simply because of the tremendous matchup.
With Frank Gore (ankle) a game-time decision Sunday against St. Louis, Foster could be in line for his second-straight start in San Francisco's backfield.

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Foster was effective on Sunday, gaining 76 yards off 18 carries and another 25 yards off five receptions against a tough Miami rush defense.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for DeShaun Foster.

2008

Foster was signed this past offseason to backup starter, Frank Gore. Foster will serve as a change of pace back, and will battle Michael Robinson for touches. The only fantasy value Foster will have, would be to Frank Gore owners who want to handcuff him for protection, if Gore goes down with an injury and misses extended time.

2007

Carolina’s ground game really disappointed last year, and while the run blocking wasn’t great, Foster was a big reason why. Once viewed as injury prone, Foster has only missed three games total the last two seasons. However, he only averaged 4.0 YPC with three touchdowns in 2006. On 12 goal-line carries, Foster got an atrocious negative two yards and just two scores. With a younger, more exciting option in DeAngelo Williams breathing down his neck, Foster can only hope for a split in carries at best in 2007. More likely, however, is that he’s phased out of the game plan and watches from the sidelines, as Williams becomes the franchise running back.

2006

Over his final eight games in 2005 (including the postseason) Foster showed again what he’s capable of, gaining 764 yards with a 4.6 YPC. But his most typical performance might have come in the NFC championship game against Seattle when he sat on the sidelines with a broken ankle. Last year’s 15 games and 205 carries were career highs for Foster (not to mention the 879 yards), but until he shows he can stay healthy for anything close to a full season, he should be viewed as nothing more than a late-round, high-upside pick. His upside may not even be what it once was – the drafting of DeAngelo Williams means the first game Foster misses in 2006 could be his last, if Williams steps in and seizes the job. Foster showed no ill effects from the January ankle injury in the team’s spring minicamp, so he should be 100 percent healthy heading into the season.

2005

When healthy, Foster is a quick, explosive back with good size that can run inside or out, break tackles or make defenders miss. But after losing most of his rookie year to left knee problems in 2002, and then breaking his collarbone last season, there are some questions about his durability. And don’t read too much into his big pre-injury numbers while filling in for Stephen Davis last season. Most of that damage was done against the inept Kansas City defense. Foster is expected to make a complete recovery before training camp starts, and he’ll go into the season as the favorite for the Panthers’ starting tailback job – Davis is still a question mark for training camp after undergoing microfracture knee surgery. But bruising 2005-second-round draft pick Eric Shelton should also be in the mix and could take carries from Foster, particularly in short yardage and goal-line situations, if Davis isn’t able to return.

2004

Foster opened eyes during last year’s postseason, breaking off a 33–yard touchdown run in the Super Bowl as well as scoring a touchdown against the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game, where he broke four tackles in a never-say-die burst to the end zone. The knee woes of his rookie season seem to be a thing of the past. The presence of the Panthers’ workhorse, Stephen Davis, limits Foster’s chances for immediate impact in 2004, but the third-year back does figure to enter the mix and has the talent to be an outstanding feature back should Davis break down as he did late last season

2003

Foster missed his rookie season after microfracture knee surgery but maintains that he'll be healthy by the beginning of training camp. He's yet to test his knee with heavy planting, and is unlikely to participate in two-a-days. With Stephen Davis in the fold, the Panthers can bring him along slowly when and if he's ready.