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Arian Foster

28-Year-Old Running Back – Houston Texans

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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63

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247

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84

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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:  Questionable     INJURY:  Hamstring      WED 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.

October 1, 2014  –  Arian Foster News

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Head coach Bill O'Brien said he is only thinking about this week's game against the Cowboys when asked about reducing Foster's (hamstring) workload in preparation for next Thursday's game against the Colts, the Houston Chronicle reports. "Every decision you make, regardless of when the next game is or who the next game is, is about that game and how are you going to try to win that game. This game on Sunday is going to be a big challenge for our team," said the coach.

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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
2014 27 Hou 3 63 247 1 3.9 1 1 0 0 0 11 84 7.6 0 15 0 0 0 0 1 1
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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
2014 27 Hou 3 13.0 16.7 14.9 21 82 7 3 2 4 28 5.6 1 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Arian Foster – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

108

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Arian Foster was on the field for 108 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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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 108 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
6 Ind
7 @Pit
8 @Ten
9 Phi
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
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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
Doubtful
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Arian Foster: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Foster (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, the Texans' official site reports.

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Foster (hamstring) acknowledges that he wasn't 100 percent in Sunday's game against the Bills, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Foster (hamstring) had eight carries for six rushing yards and seven catches on 10 targets for 55 receiving yards Sunday against the Bills.

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Foster (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.

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Foster emerged from warmups unscathed, but his ultimate workload will be contingent upon the health of his hamstring, according to Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com. Despite a difficult matchup (the Bills have yet to allow a score on the ground and have yielded just 3.3 YPC this season), Foster remains a must start on a weekly basis.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Foster (hamstring) is expected to suit up Sunday against the Bills.

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Coach Bill O'Brien indicated that Foster (hamstring) is "definitely" a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Bills, Deepi Sidhu of HoustonTexans.com reports.

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The report notes that Foster will be worked out by the team Sunday prior to a call on his Week 4 status. Fortunately for those considering Foster this weekend, the Texans kick off at 1:00 ET. If Foster is out or limited Sunday, Alfred Blue would once again be in line to see added duties; he recorded 78 yards on 13 carries while filling in for Foster in Week 3.
When asked if he thought Foster (hamstring) would be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Bills, coach Bill O'Brien replied, "I would say so," Deepi Sidhu of HoustonTexans.com reports.

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Foster (hamstring) remains "day-to-day", according to coach Bill O'Brien, the Texans' official site reports. "He did some things today," O'Brien noted after Wednesday's practice. "I really believe its day-to-day with him."

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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.