Reuben Foster
Reuben Foster
24-Year-Old LinebackerLB
San Francisco 49ers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $9.04 million contract with the 49ers in June of 2017.
Activated for Week 3
LBSan Francisco 49ers
September 19, 2018
The 49ers activated Foster (suspension) on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
After serving his two-game suspension to begin the season, Foster is officially back on the 53-man roster and is trending toward making his 2018 debut this weekend against the Chiefs. He's been eligible to practice with the team since Monday, so if the 49ers are satisfied with his conditioning during their subsequent team sessions this week, Foster could take on a large snap count right off the bat. The 49ers released reserve offensive lineman Matt Tobin to clear a spot for Foster.
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San Francisco 49ers Team Injury Report
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Back from suspension
LBSan Francisco 49ers
September 17, 2018
Foster (suspension) is eligible to play in Week 3, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Clear of concussion
LBSan Francisco 49ers
Suspension
August 31, 2018
Foster (concussion, suspension) played in Thursday's preaseason finale against the Rams, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Enters concussion protocol
LBSan Francisco 49ers
Concussion
August 26, 2018
Foster (suspension) has entered the league's concussion protocol, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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Under evaluation for concussion
LBSan Francisco 49ers
Suspension
August 25, 2018
Foster left Saturday's preseason game at Indianapolis to be evaluated for a concussion, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Working on technique to improve shoulder health
LBSan Francisco 49ers
Suspension
July 31, 2018
Foster (suspension) is working with defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on adjusting his approach to get off blocks, with the hope that the improvement in technique results in better shoulder health down the road, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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