25-Year-Old Linebacker – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Foster was mentioned this offseason as a candidate to be replaced in Tampa Bay's starting lineup, but it appears the Buccaneers will stick with him for another year after declining to add competition ...
Mason Foster Contract Information:
Signed by the Bucs in July of 2011 (four-year deal).
Foster recorded nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.
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Mason Foster: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Foster practiced in a limited capacity each day this week, so he seems to have a real chance of returning to the field for Tampa. He had nine tackles in Week 1.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Foster dislocated his shoulder Sunday and is expected to miss time because of the injury, making Tuesday's absence from practice not really surprising. With him out, the Buccaneers endure yet another defensive injury and will consequently send in Dane Fletcher at middle linebacker ahead of Thursday's game against the Falcons.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Foster certainly had a better sophomore campaign (105 tackles) than his rookie year, when his tackle total (84) was a disappointment. Expect him to post similar - if not slightly better - numbers across the board in 2013, making him an IDP-league consideration.
After an extremely productive college career at Washington and positive early reviews from the Buccaneers, Foster was largely a flop as a starting middle linebacker in his rookie year. He finished with 83 tackles and two sacks, which is not quite what the Bucs were looking for when they gave him the job. He will be back this year to improve on those numbers, and should be in good position to do so with a his first full offseason to prepare.
Foster was a superb college player who should be a big-time IDP whenever he gets a starting spot in Tampa’s defense. If Barrett Ruud doesn't return, Foster has a great shot at starting at middle linebacker as a rookie for the Buccaneers this year. In that case, consider moving Foster as high as the top-20. He finished his senior season at Washington with an absurd total of 162 tackles (105 solo) in just 13 games, and that's not to mention the 14 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks.