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Arian Foster

29-Year-Old Running Back – Houston Texans

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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260

Yds

1246

TD

8

Yds

327

TD

5

2015 Rush/Rec Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 wo...

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2015 ADP:  78.62

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Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Groin
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.

August 25, 2015  –  Arian Foster News

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The Houston Chronicle relays that Foster, who is bouncing back from groin surgery, is back at NRG Stadium working on his injury rehab.

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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
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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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Arian Foster – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Running Back

Snap Count Stats

621

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Arian Foster was on the field for 621 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 621 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 48 0 23 157 2 6.8 2 0 2 15 7.5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0
6 Ind 47 0 20 109 2 5.5 1 0 3 32 10.7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0
7 @Pit 56 0 20 102 0 5.1 1 0 4 13 3.3 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1
8 @Ten 53 0 20 151 2 7.6 2 1 4 22 5.5 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 2 1 0
9 Phi 39 0 15 56 0 3.7 0 0 2 63 31.5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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11 Cin
12 Ten 51 0 19 79 0 4.2 0 0 5 26 5.2 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1
13 @Jax 45 0 24 127 1 5.3 1 1 2 21 10.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 4 0 0 0
14 @Ind 63 0 26 99 0 3.8 0 0 3 18 6.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Bal 65 0 25 96 0 3.8 1 0 1 23 23.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 0
16 Jax 10 0 5 23 0 4.6 0 0 1 10 10.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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
POOR
Shuttle Time:   4.53 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.09 sec
WEAK
Arm Length
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Hand Length
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Vertical Jump:   32 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   115 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   23 reps
GOOD
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Arian Foster: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Foster (groin) has no timetable for a return to practice, the Texans' official site reports.

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Sidelined since suffering a groin injury in an Aug. 3 practice, Foster has undergone surgery to repair the issue, after which a wide range of recovery timelines emerged. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported that Foster should be available for at least the last eight games of the season, meaning short-term IR is a distinct possibility. In any case, Foster returned to Houston on Monday in order to begin his rehab in earnest.
At the very least, Foster (groin) should be available for the Texans' final eight games, the Houston Chronicle's John McClain reports.

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Foster, who had successful groin surgery Friday, may only miss 4-to-6 weeks of playing time instead of 2-to-3 months as previously estimated, the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reports.

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While Foster is a candidate to be placed on short-term IR, which would rule him out for the first eight games of the season, it sounds like he has a realistic chance of avoiding that designation. After Pierre Thomas declined a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum the Texans' only other running backs are Alfred Blue, Chris Polk, Jonathan Grimes and rookie Kenny Hilliard, so they may still look to bring another veteran in to take carries while Foster is on the mend.
Foster is slated to undergo groin surgery on Friday, ESPN.com reports.

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Per the report, Foster -- who suffered a groin injury during Monday's practice -- is in line to undergo the procedure in Philadelphia on Friday. Meanwhile, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle suggests that the running back is expected to be placed on short-term IR, in which case he'd miss Houston's first eight games this season, at a minimum. Current in-house options to fill in for Foster while he is out are top backup Alfred Blue, along with Jonathan Grimes, Chris Polk and Kenny Hilliard. Moreover, it's likely that the team will sign or trade for added running back depth in the coming days.
Foster is slated to get a second opinion on the groin injury that he suffered during Monday nightís practice, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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If Foster (groin) is placed on short-term injured reserve, he would not be able to play until after Week 8 of the regular season, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2014

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.

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.