RB Arian Foster - Houston Texans
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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 29): Foster (hamstring) admitted after the game on Sunday he 'just wasn't 100 percent healthy out there.' Foster will be evaluated further on Monday - this hamstring injury is becoming a recurring/nagging concern. 'We tried to manage (Foster's) snaps (Sunday), coming off of missing a week there,' head coach Bill O'Brien commented after the game.
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 29): The good news is that Foster played and scratched out a decent PPR week, but his hamstring limited him, and there's a chance that it will remain an on and off issue all season.
General News (Tue Sep 30): said he was less than 100 percent during the team's Week 4 game but tried to help out the team. "I just wasn't 100 percent healthy out there (Sunday)," Foster said. "I didn't feel 100 percent myself, so I got some third downs in at the end of the game, just to try to help out. I'm glad I could make my play when my number was called." Foster rushed for six yards on eight carries in Week 4 but did catch seven passes for 55 yards.
Week 5: at Dallas Cowboys
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 2 vs OAK (28 / 138 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Foster put in another MVP caliber day. Foster is obviously back to where he was athletically before his injury riddled season last year, but that's not all that makes him so special. Again and again on Sunday he showed his patience and understanding of where holes might develop. Very rarely does Foster run for no gain, and if he does it's usually because of penetration all over the line. That's not happening a lot though, as this line seems to be in the process of gelling. Sunday the offensive line dominated the Raiders, but Oakland's defense also gave up over 200 yards rushing in Week One, so the proficiency of Texans' line needs to be taken with a grain of salt. The biggest concern at this point has to be the incredible workload of Foster already. In two games, Foster already has 55 carries and 4 receptions, which puts him on pace for over 450 touches in the season. This pace is untenable for any running back, but especially one with a history of over usage. Bill O'Brien told the media last week he would effort to get backup Alfred Blue involved earlier, which he did. Blue received a few carries on the second offensive series, but was taken out on third downs for Foster as Blue is obviously not trusted in pass protection yet. If Foster keeps getting this type of workload though, Blue should be owned as a Foster injury would seem imminent.
2014 Week 4 vs BUF (8 / 6 / 0 rush, 10 / 7 / 55 / 0 rec)
Foster admitted after the game that he was not 100% healthy, and it showed. Bill O'Brien seemed to concede that the Texans could not effectively run the ball on the Bills, as shown by the 16 non-quarterback run attempts in the game. Foster did most of his damage as a receiver, catching 7 of his 10 targets at an average of 7.9 yards per reception. Additionally, 4 of those receptions were for first downs. The offensive line did not block well for Foster or backup Alfred Blue, but Foster showed good agility in the open field to make at least one defender miss. While Foster did not look completely healthy, he did not seem to suffer any setbacks. His adeptness as a receiver shows that he should return to the RB1 level against a meager Cowboys run defense next week.
Latest NewsTexans | Arian Foster not 100 percent (Mon Sep 29, 01:18 PM) - Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) said he was less than 100 percent during the team's Week 4 game but tried to help out the team. 'I just wasn't 100 percent healthy out there (Sunday),' Foster said. 'I didn't feel 100 percent myself, so I got some third downs in at the end of the game, just to try to help out. I'm glad I could make my play when my number was called.' Foster rushed for six yards on eight carries in Week 4 but did catch seven passes for 55 yards. Our View: Zero surprise here. Foster didn't get his normal workload because of the health status of his hamstring. We'll see if he can get more rest and look more like his old self in the coming weeks.
link to story Texans | Arian Foster mostly ineffective (Sun Sep 28, 04:21 PM) - Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) was active in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills, but he was limited to six rushing yards on eight carries, and he had seven receptions for 55 yards. Our View: The Texans couldn't get anything going on the ground against the Bills tough defensive line, but Foster still salvaged a decent day in PPR leagues. It will be hard to bench him against the Cowboys next week even with the disappointing performance on the ground.
link to story Texans | Arian Foster limping (Sun Sep 28, 12:55 PM) - Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) is moving around with a slight limp. The team will monitor him early in the game and will determine his workload based on his movement. Our View: Foster looked spry going up for an early catch, so hopefully this wasn't as ominous as it sounded, although the Texans are mixing in Alfred Blue early to keep Foster fresh and his hamstring intact.
link to story Texans | Arian Foster active for Week 4 (Sun Sep 28, 12:01 PM) - Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) is active for the Week 4 game Sunday, Sept. 28. link to story Texans | Arian Foster will play today (Sun Sep 28, 11:03 AM) - Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) will play in the Week 4 game Sunday, Sept. 28. link to story More News
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