Arian Foster, RB, Texans: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Arian Foster, RB, Texans

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #14 26.01 HOU Probable 6 years 27 6'1 228 @ArianFoster

2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Jun-27-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith

REMEMBER ME?: From 2010 to 2012 Arian Foster was arguably the best fantasy running back. He is a strong runner, great pass catcher and knows how to find the end zone. In 2013, Foster was solid when he played, but he also dealt with calf, hamstring and back injuries. In fact, his back injury was so severe it required surgery and ended his season after just eight games. Heading into 2014, Foster will no doubt be the feature back in Houston; however, there is serious injury risk involved in drafting him. Still, Foster is well worth the risk because his production on the field speaks for itself. Just two seasons ago, he compiled over 1,600 total yards and scored 17 TDs. With Ben Tate signing in Cleveland, it is unlikely anyone will compete with Foster for significant playing time. Andre Brown is a good back, but will undoubtedly deal with injuries like he has every season of his career. Foster can be a fringe RB1 or strong RB2 for your fantasy needs.

Editor's note: The market may have over-corrected here. Foster, just one season removed from huge numbers, is still playing on an offense which will rely heavily on him to move the chains. He retains a ton of value as a receiver out of the backfield and the team's primary goal-line back. A lot of stock is being placed on second-year backs like Montee Ball, Le'Veon Bell, Giovani Bernard, Eddie Lacy and Zac Stacy. All of these guys might come off the board before Foster. Will they all bust? Of course not, but a couple might, just ask Doug Martin. A good preseason performance or two, or even just one big run would rebound Foster's ADP (29.26) and push him up into the second round.

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
1.06 Fantasytaz - Jim Day - I love the mid round picks in round 1. You just take one of the top Rbs that fall to you and I was happy to have Foster slide to me. Many are predicting the demise of Foster. I am not one of them. I still have him as the #2 back on my board.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
1.07 The Huddle - Foster is easily a top-5 guy; I wasn't expecting him to fall to me here, but I'm glad he did as there were six guys I was excited about landing at this spot--and he was one of them.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
1.04 FFToday - My initial plan was to take Calvin Johnson here and see what kind of running back depth I could build after taking a wide receiver early in the draft. I didn't anticipate Foster being available but when he was, I quickly pulled the trigger.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
1.01 FantasySharks 
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