Beat: Expect more catches, fewer TDs for Arian Foster

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

Texans beat writer Stephanie Stradley on how RB Arian Foster fits into the new offense: "Foster, I think, could fit in most systems. He blocks, has good vision, can catch the ball out of the backfield. He's mentioned that he likes the offense because he is going to be doing more pass catching. I am not sure that Foster will have the TD numbers that he had in the previous scheme just because the old OC had such a strong preference for the running TD if it could be done."

Fantasy Impact: 

Foster won't have to contend with Ben Tate, but the Texans signed Andre Brown to be his backup and he has a new offense to learn. At 27, Foster should have plenty of tread left on his tires, though the injuries seem to be piling up. Through the first six weeks he was the #7 RB while averaging 13.9 fantasy points. He should be a solid low-end RB1 available around the 1/2 turn, though injuries will continue to be a concern.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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