Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:22am
Inexperience is a major concern with Miami's RB group, pushing Miami to sign Arian Foster last week. Jay Ajayi is still expected to enter training camp as the starter, but Foster will make the second-year player work for the job.
Foster, who will be 30 in August, is coming off an Achilles’ tendon tear that he suffered against the Dolphins on October 25. But he expects to be fully healthy for the start of training camp.
Ajayi's stock has fallen with the signing of Foster and he's 38th on our RB list but still has an ADP of the fifth round. However Foster is ranked 35th on our list. Ajayi has the advantage of younger legs, but if Foster can show any signs of his past form, he'll surely eat into Ajayi's fantasy potential causing this to be a committee situation.
In Arian Foster, the Dolphins believe they are getting the player far closer to the one who averaged 4.8 yards and ran for 1246 yards in 2014 than the one limited to 2.6 per carry in four games last season before a ruptured Achilles.
Foster, who ranks 10th among active backs in career rushing yards, is only 29. But durability has been an issue in recent years. He missed 23 of a possible 48 games, due largely to a 2013 back injury and last year's Achilles' injury, which was sustained in late October against Miami.
Foster will compete with Jay Ajayi for the starting job. But regardless of who starts, both should get plenty of carries, presuming Foster stays healthy. Remember, Adam Gase has raved about Ajayi throughout the offseason program, though he has dropped a few passes.
We're anticipating a timeshare for now, with Foster having the better chance to earn a lion's share of touches (if healthy). He also has the better chance of going down with a season-ending or long-term injury.
RB Arian Foster is signing with the #Dolphins, source said.
Related players: Jay Ajayi
Foster struggled last year (2.6 YPC on 63 carries) before tearing his Achilles, so there's no guarantee that he's going to come back and look like his old self. He must have looked good enough in Monday's workout to convince the Dolphins to sign him. Jay Ajayi's touches are seriously threatened by this addition, though the team may be looking at Foster to take on 5-7 carries per game. We'll know more when camp starts and the depth chart starts to shake out.
The report comes from a Texans blog which presumably has some connections with those in the know in the Foster camp. Obviously, he'll change the fantasy landscape wherever he lands, though he's coming off of a torn Achilles. Jay Ajayi would be the big loser in Miami, though Foster may remain in a backup capacity as he recovers from his injury.
On a per game basis, Foster had the #4 and #3 per game average over the last two seasons, and has five top 5 finishes in that category in the last six seasons. So he's been extremely productive when healthy. Unfortunately, he hasn't played more than 13 games since 2012, and has only appeared in 25 of his last 48 games. He turns 30 this August and is coming off of a torn Achilles in October. If he lands in good fantasy situation (Dallas, New England, etc.), he'll be on the fantasy radar, but he's not likely to see the 19.1 touches per game that he's enjoyed during his career.
"Today you start some light jogging," says the man wearing a Houston Methodist Hospital coat. "No pivoting, cutting, explosive activity. Strengthen all you want. Do your heel lift, elliptical, bike, jog. Surf. Maybe not surf."
You can hear Foster in the background of the video while the doctor ticks off the things he can't do. Foster says, "But I can jog?" and then makes an approving sound at the affirmative response.
On a per game basis, Foster was #6 in standard formats and #3 in PPR. The Texans are rumored to be moving on from Foster, but he's still under contract for 2016.
Monday, November 23, 2015, 9:40am
Arian Foster has no doubt he'll play football again.
The Houston Texans running back is recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon on his right leg. The 29-year-old has heard the speculation that such an injury might be a career-ender for a running back his age, but he's unfazed.
"Yeah I'll play again," he told The Associated Press. "I'm not the first one to come back from an Achilles tendon (injury)."
Foster has had a tough year, missing the first three games of the season after tearing a groin muscle in training camp. He returned on Oct. 4, but played just four games before his season ended on the non-contact injury to his Achilles tendon.
The Texans' already-terrible day at the office ended on an even lower note.
Arian Foster suffered a torn Achilles and will miss the remainder of the season, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of his injury.
Foster was carted off the field with a non-contact leg injury late in the fourth quarter of Houston's 44-26 embarrassing loss to Miami.
Immediately after the game, Texans coach Bill O'Brien said of the injury, "It obviously didn't look good."
Foster left the game with 18 carries for 59 yards on the ground, five catches for 66 yards through the air and two touchdowns.
This marks another setback for Foster, who has rarely been fully healthy throughout his career and missed three games earlier this season with a groin injury.
Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm
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Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:18pm
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6:20pm
Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Foster’s 28 touches in Week 5 indicate that he’s ready to take on a full workload. He has a great matchup with the Jaguars, who are last in the league in RB aFPA.
LB Jerrell Freeman (groin), RB Tyler Varga (concussion), LB Bjoern Werner (hamstring)
S Lonnie Ballentine (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (thigh), RB Chris Polk (knee)
T Duane Brown (hand), LB Max Bullough (shoulder), LB Jadeveon Clowney (shoulder, knee), LB Brian Cushing (foot), RB Arian Foster (groin), CB Johnathan Joseph (hip), QB Ryan Mallett (chest), T Derek Newton (ankle), S Eddie Pleasant (thigh), G Xavier Su'a-Filo (calf), DT Vince Wilfork (ankle)
Luck is listed as questionable, so owners should pay attention as inactives are announced leading up to game time on Thursday. Gore and Allen are both probable, so they're virtually certain to play. Allen's return puts a big dent in Coby Fleener's upside. For the Texans, Foster is probable, so he should see an increased workload. With both Shorts and Washington out, the Texans are short at receiver. Look for DeAndre Hopkins to dominate targets again.
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