36-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for DeShaun Foster in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
DeShaun Foster Contract Information:
Unrestricted free agent following the 2008 season.
The Rams worked out Foster on Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including DeShaun Foster – simply subscribe now.
|Rushing||Rush Distance||Big Rush Games||Receiving||Kick Ret||Punt Ret||Fumbles|
Age is determined on September 1st of each season.
|Fantasy Points Per Game||Rushing Stats||Red Zone Runs||Receiving Stats||Red Zone Targets|
Age is determined on September 1st of each season.
|Snap Count||Rushing||Rush Distance||Receiving||Fumbles||Kick Ret||Punt Ret||Red Zone Runs||Red Zone Targets|
A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.
DeShaun Foster: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)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.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)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.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for DeShaun Foster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.