Reuben Foster
Reuben Foster
25-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Washington Redskins
IR
Injury Knee - ACL
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Foster is a total lottery ticket given his concerning off-field history, but Washington presumably wouldn't buy the ticket unless they're looking to cash it in with a full-time workload. Foster was universally regarded as a first-round talent in the 2017 draft before his issues ran him out of San Francisco, and Washington has room for him after Zach Brown's exit. Any linebacker who earns a three-down role is noteworthy in IDP leagues, and if Foster realizes his theoretical potential in such a role he could provide a breakout impact in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $9.04 million contract with the 49ers in June of 2017. Waived by the 49ers in November of 2018. Claimed off waivers by the Redskins in November of 2018.
Undergoes successful surgery
LBWashington Redskins
Knee - ACL
May 29, 2019
Foster (knee) underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ACL, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
ANALYSIS
Foster had a freak accident at OTAs last week, tearing both the ACL and LCL in his left knee, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. He's likely looking at a 9-to-10-month timeline, or perhaps even longer, before he's ready to return to practice.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Foster erased the memory of his impressive rookie campaign when a litany of legal issues stemming from his behavior off the field came to light this offseason. Just when it looked like the linebacker's career with San Francisco would come to screeching halt, his accuser made a statement saying that she had fabricated domestic assault allegations, which led to those charges being dropped by the Santa Clara court system. That development may have saved his career, and Foster is now expected to break camp with the 49ers after all. He isn't completely out of hot water, as the league did issue a two-game suspension for violations of the policies on personal conduct and substances of abuse. The short ban hurts his stock in IDP formats, but it's tough to argue against Foster's talent after he made 72 tackles in 10 games while quickly becoming the leader of a young 49ers defense.
Foster was a consensus top-10 prospect in the 2017 draft, but fell toward the end of the first round due to shoulder injury concerns. The 49ers traded up from the second round to get him, and as a result a starting role should be within reach. Foster is a rangy player who figures to play outside in San Francisco's 4-3, and while a true three-down role isn't guaranteed, a season-ending injury to Malcolm Smith has opened a path to a regular role right out of the gates, which puts the rookie on the map in IDP leagues.
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Officially lands on IR
LBWashington Redskins
Knee - ACL
May 22, 2019
Washington placed Foster (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
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Torn ACL feared
LBWashington Redskins
Knee - ACL
May 20, 2019
Foster is believed to have suffered a torn ACL in addition to further damage to his left knee during Monday's OTAs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Carted off at OTAs
LBWashington Redskins
Leg
May 20, 2019
Foster (undisclosed) was carted off the field during Monday's OTAs Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
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Reinstated to roster without ban
LBWashington Redskins
April 12, 2019
The NFL has reinstated Foster without any suspension, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Won't appeal league decision
LBWashington Redskins
Undisclosed
December 2, 2018
Foster will remain on the Commissioner's Exempt list and won't appeal the league's decision until his pending legal matter is resolved, an NFL source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.
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