RB Arian Foster - Houston Texans
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He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 28): Foster was limited in practices last week due to his injured groin, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as out on Friday. Most reports are positive that Foster is progressing well.
General News (Fri Oct 2): partially participated in Friday's practice and is officially questionable to play this week. Foster said his surgeon told him the best rehab for his groin injury is getting out there and playing. Foster said he'll see how he feels Sunday, Oct. 4. It seems slightly more likely than not that Foster will play this weekend, but the extent he'll play is unknown, and could even be determined in game. He's a risky start if he's active and Alfred Blue is a risky start, rendering the Houston backfield not very useful unless Foster is ruled out.
General News (Thu Oct 1): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Sep 30): partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Foster (groin) is expected to be a game-time decision when Foster tells head coach Bill O'Brien how he feels in pre-game warmups. Fantasy owners need to have Foster ready to go in the lineup. He knows his body quite well, and if he plays we'd expect him to look close to the back we all expect. Foster must go through a full practice before he is cleared to play in a game, according to O'Brien.
Week 4: at Atlanta Falcons
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. There are two big questions this week for the Texans: Will Arian Foster play in Week Four? How much will Foster play if he plays? Alfred Blue did enough against Tampa last week (31/139/1 rushing) that some of the pressure to play Foster has abated - keep a close eye on the Footballguys.com Players in the News later in the week to see how much Foster is practicing (and if he's running with the first team come Thursday/Friday). Whoever faces the Falcons will draw the most-scored upon defensive front in the NFL after three games - Atlanta has coughed up six rushing scores so far, most in the league, while averaging 95.7 rushing yards given up per game (15th in the NFL). Last week, Dallas crammed in four rushing scores on the Falcons (21/127/4) - the Falcons got destroyed in this phase of the game last week. The Falcons are trying to regroup in this phase of the game, while the Texans may throw down with their elite running back here in Week Four. For now, we grade this a good matchup for the visitors, but if Foster doesn't go on Sunday downgrade it to 'neutral'.
Recent Stats and Projections
Latest NewsTexans | Quiet return for Arian Foster (Sun Oct 4, 07:18 PM) - Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) had eight carries for 10 yards and three catches for 25 yards and lost a fumble in a 48-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4. Our View: Foster looked like a player who was testing out his surgically repaired injury before really opening it up in upcoming weeks. He was flexible and able to burst laterally, but the edge and confidence we're used to never had a chance to surface in the blowout. Unless we hear bad news about how his condition coming out of this game, play Foster Thursday night.
link to story Texans | Arian Foster will see limited time (Sun Oct 4, 11:06 AM) - Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) will be active for the Week 4 game against the Atlanta Falcons but will see limited snaps during the game, according to a source. Foster is expected to receive a normal workload in Week 5. link to story Texans | Arian Foster expected to play (Sun Oct 4, 10:37 AM) - Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is expected to play in the Week 4 game against the Atlanta Falcons unless he suffers a setback, according to a source. Our View: Foster is still going to see a limited workload, with some possibility for more work than expected if he looks and feels good. Err on the side of benching him and consider it a win if he scores well on your bench.
link to story Texans | Arian Foster is questionable (Fri Oct 2, 05:09 PM) - Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons but will have to see how he feels Sunday, Oct. 4, before playing. Head coach Bill O'Brien said the team isn't worried that they will play again on a short week next Thursday against the Indianapolis Colts. Foster has yet to play with QB Ryan Mallett since he was injured for the quarterback's two starts in 2014. Foster likes the way his body is feeling. link to story Texans | Arian Foster sheds positive light (Fri Oct 2, 02:12 PM) - Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) said his surgeon told him the best rehab for his groin injury is getting out there and playing. Foster said he'll see how he feels Sunday, Oct. 4. Our View: It seems slightly more likely than not that Foster will play this weekend, but the extent he'll play is unknown, and could even be determined in game. He's a risky start if he's active and Alfred Blue is a risky start, rendering the Houston backfield not very useful unless Foster is ruled out.
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