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Arian Foster

30-Year-Old Running Back – Miami Dolphins

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The first thing you do with Foster is get out the laundry list of injuries ó he's suffered almost every ailment you could imagine in recent years. Two seasons ago it was groin, hip, knee and hamstring...

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2016 ADP:  79.42

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HT: 6' 1"   WT: 227   DOB: 8/24/1986  College: Tennessee  Show ContractHide Contract


Arian Foster Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Dolphins in July of 2016.

August 23, 2016  –  Arian Foster News

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After rolling Foster out for just nine snaps in last Friday's preseason game against the Cowboys, coach Adam Gase is hoping that the Dolphins can "take a long look" at the veteran back Thursday against the Falcons, the Miami Herald 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 2 0 0 22 183 8.3 1 35 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 Hou 13 260 1246 8 4.8 9 3 7 2 0 38 327 8.6 5 59 0 0 0 0 2 2
2015 28 Hou 4 63 163 1 2.6 0 0 0 0 0 22 227 10.3 2 28 0 0 0 0 2 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 13 18.4 21.3 19.9 20 96 32 14 10 3 25 5.5 10 4 2
2015 28 Hou 4 14.3 19.8 17.0 16 41 9 2 1 6 57 8.1 4 1 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Arian Foster – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2015

Arian Foster was on the field for 190 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.


Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Arian Foster was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 327 0
2014 621 0
2015 190 0
Arian Foster 2015 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
2 @Jax
3 Buf
4 NYJ 32 0 8 10 0 1.3 0 0 3 25 8.3 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Ten 49 0 18 53 0 2.9 0 0 5 59 11.8 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0
6 Hou 63 0 18 59 1 3.3 0 0 5 66 13.2 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 1 0
7 @NE
8 @Buf
9 @Phi
10 Dal
11 @NYJ
12 Bal
13 NYG
14 @SD
15 Ind
16 NE

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"
Weight:   227 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.68 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.53 sec
Cone Drill:   7.09 sec
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   32 in
Broad Jump:   115 in
Bench Press:   23 reps
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Arian Foster: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Foster lost five yards on his two carries in his Dolphins debut during Friday night's 41-14 preseason loss to the Cowboys.

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Foster, who is slated to play in Friday night's preseason game against the Cowboys, believes that he is past the Achilles injury that caused him to miss the final 12 games of the 2015 campaign, the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. "It's back," Foster said when asked about the injury. "We're good."

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Foster will likely play in Friday's preseason game against the Dolphins, reports.

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Foster will not play in the Dolphins' preseason opener against the Giants on Friday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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Though Foster is reportedly off to a good start for Miami, he is listed behind Jay Ajayi on the Dolphins' initial posted running back depth chart.

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Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald suggested Thursday that "Foster is head and shoulders the best (running back) on (the) Dolphins based on what he's showing in practice."

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Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Foster will work with the first-team offense throughout training camp, the Miami Herald reports.

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Foster had trouble staying healthy for a second straight season in 2014, with groin, hip, knee and multiple hamstring injuries slowing him throughout the year and in August reports surfaced that he would require groin surgery after sustaining a training camp injury. In 2014, Foster still recorded impressive numbers, but after 11 missed games over the last two seasons, it's clear the Texans' hard-nosed, between-the-tackles ground game has taken its toll on Foster. When he plays, he still possesses the vision and burst that made him such a perfect fit for Houston's offense, and his combination of power and elusiveness in close quarters helped him average 2.83 yards after contact, second in the league among running backs behind only Marshawn Lynch. His receiving and pass protection skills also remain strong, and he's worked hard over the years to improve his ball security after developing a reputation as a fumbler in college. Despite all he can still do on a football field, though, the end may be drawing nigh for Foster. Depending on which study you choose to credit, running back performance tends to fall off a cliff at either 1,800 carries or 29 years old, and while Foster's late emergence as a starter has him well short of the former mark, he'll turn 29 just before the Texans' third preseason game, and now he's injured again.


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 suited up. However, offseason reports on his back have been quite positive, which bodes well for the elusive, touchdown-hawking back. A big load at 6-1, 227, Foster is more about making people miss than breaking tackles, but he's a multifaceted offensive weapon who had scored 41 touchdowns in three years entering last season. Unfortunately, the Texans Ė thanks to a combination of QB trouble and a seeming attempt to keep Foster's back healthy by curbing his goal-line usage Ė only let him carry three times inside the five in the injury-shortened campaign. But now Foster's seemingly healthy, while Ben Tate is out of town. The bigger team-context issue is quarterback Ė despite a depth chart full of backups, Houston didn't draft a signal-caller until the fourth round. Of course, that could result in a run-heavy approach and a bounce-back season for Foster even if he doesn't hit double-digit touchdowns.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.