Texans Notes: Foster goal line back, Daniels, Jones

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

Beat write John McClain's look at the Texans

• The red zone is still a problem, but remember, they've had two touchdowns called back in the last two games. I think Arian Foster, at 6-1, 227, is going to be good inside the 5. I've been telling people to take him in your fantasy league because they're going to get in the red zone a lot, and they're going to get inside the 5 a lot. I think Foster will score 10 to 15 touchdowns if he stays healthy.

Foster is very disciplined and follows the blocks well. He's always playing with a chip on his shoulder about being bypassed in the draft. That's good for the Texans and bad for opponents.

• Steve Slaton is a good change-of-pace back because he's an outstanding receiver. I'm excited to watch Jeremiah Johnson run against the Buccaneers. Because Slaton is out with a toe injury, Johnson's going to get the ball a lot. He's averaging 5.4 yards a carry to Foster's 6.1.

By• the way, we'll have to wait until the Colts game, but it's going to be fun to see Owen Daniels back on the field making up for lost time. Gary Kubiak said getting 15 to 20 plays from him against Indianapolis would be ideal.

• I don't know about you, but I'm glad to see Jacoby Jones returning punts again. I want the Texans to get him the ball as much as possible. Before he can overtake Kevin Walter, Jones has to become as consistent as a route runner and blocker as Walter. Jones also has to make fewer mistakes. Still, there's no doubting his big-play capability, and when they have three and four wideouts in the game, they're hard to stop.

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