D.J. Foster
D.J. Foster
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Arizona Cardinals
IR
Injury Knee
2018 Fantasy Outlook
An undrafted free agent in 2016, Foster made three appearances as a rookie with the Patriots, but the backfield was too stacked for him to make their 53-man roster after last preseason. He instead spent Week 1 on New England's practice squad, from which he was plucked by Arizona on the heels of David Johnson's dislocated wrist in the opener. Foster needed time to ingratiate himself with coach Bruce Arians and company, but another season-ending injury to Adrian Peterson forced the Cardinals' hand. From Week 11 onward, Foster was a receiving complement to starter Kerwynn Williams, reeling in 17 of 28 passes for 133 yards over the final seven games. With Johnson back to handle a workhorse role and the selection of fourth-rounder Chase Edmonds, Foster may be a healthy scratch weekly, assuming he lands a spot on the final squad. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $1.17 million contract with the Cardinals in September of 2017.
Lands on IR
RBArizona Cardinals
Knee
August 28, 2018
Foster (knee) has been placed on IR, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
With Foster -- who suffered both a torn ACL and MCL in Sunday's preseason game against the Cowboys -- out for the season, the Cardinals bolstered their running back depth Tuesday by signing Darius Victor.
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How do D.J. Foster's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
195 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.57 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.07 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.75 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
117 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
30.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Foster, who joined the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State, finished up his rookie season with seven carries for 24 yards and one catch for two yards over the course of three games for the Patriots. Every-down NFL work may not be in the cards for Foster, who is on the team's practice squad, but his RB/WR flexibility could help the 6-0, 195-pounder if injuries hit the New England backfield.
As an undrafted free agent, Foster will need to shine in the preseason in order to secure a roster spot, but he could well find his way with a role with the Patriots out of the gate, especially if Dion Lewis (knee) ends up being slowed early on. At 6-foot, 195 pounds, Foster profiles more as a change-of-pace option, with his quick feet potentially making him an asset to the team as a pass-catcher out of the backfield.
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Diagnosed with ACL tear
RBArizona Cardinals
Knee
August 27, 2018
Foster (knee) has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Sustains knee inury
RBArizona Cardinals
Knee
August 26, 2018
Foster sustained a knee injury and will not return to Sunday's preseason game against the Cowboys.
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Totals 133 receiving yards in 2017
RBArizona Cardinals
January 4, 2018
Foster totaled six rushes for 19 yards and reeled in 17 of 28 passes for 133 yards in seven games with the Cardinals during the 2017 season.
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Playing bit role on offense
RBArizona Cardinals
December 12, 2017
Foster played 21 of 65 offensive snaps during Sunday's 12-7 win against the Titans.
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Could help with rushing load
RBArizona Cardinals
December 1, 2017
Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians suggested that Foster could help with the rushing workload if Adrian Peterson (neck) isn't available Sunday against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website reports.
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