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Running Back, Houston Texans

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Draft: 2014 Round 6 (5)
College: Louisiana State
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 222 DOB: 1991-04-27 Age: 24

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2014 HOU 16 - 169 528 3.1 2 18 15 113 7.5 1 82.1 5.1
2015 HOU 9 - 107 353 3.3 1 13 12 98 8.2 1 57.1 6.3
2015 (Projected) HOU     165 645 3.9 3   14 111 7.9 1 99.6  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
Houston will look to Alfred Blue to help carry the load, especially now that Foster has gone down with a groin injury, and that means plenty of upside for fantasy owners. Blue still needs to hold off Jonathan Grimes and company in training camp to secure his status as “handcuff to Foster.” The second-year pro out of LSU didn’t blow anyone away as a rookie and had some trouble with pass blocking. However, his decision to work out with Adrian Peterson during the offseason should not be overlooked. The extra work should have Blue ready to improve on his uninspiring 3.1 yards per carry from a year ago. If he does, he’ll have plenty of value as a handcuff. That means any owner investing in Blue on draft day is effectively using a roster spot on nothing more than a lotto ticket on an unproven player. Blue will get first crack to prove he can fill Foster’s shoes but there’s no guarantee he can secure the job.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Alfred Blue
RB2RB2 Jonathan Grimes
RB3RB3 Chris Polk
RB4RB4 Jay Prosch
RB5RB5 Arian Foster
RB6RB6 Akeem Hunt
Texans Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Texans to employ committee approach at RB
Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes and Chris Polk will share workload
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Oct 27, 9:25 am

Houston Texans
Without Arian Foster, the Texans’ running game has absorbed a major hit and will employ a committee approach of Alfred Blue, Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes to try to assume some of Foster’s versatility and production. (Houston Chronicle)

FFToday's Take: When Foster was sidelined previously after undergoing groin surgery, Blue was the starter and had one big game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he flashed some vision and power. “We’ve got to come together as a unit and have a good practice and come together for the Tennessee game,” Blue said. “It’s frustrating. We’re better than this.” Blue is the Texans’ leading rusher with 234 yards and a touchdown on 60 carries and has averaged 3.9 yards per carry. He's the best bet to assume the majority of carries, but both Grimes and Polk will get work in the passing game and in teh red zone.

Injury Foster done for season with torn Achilles
Texans likely to move forward with combination of Blue, Polk
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 26, 4:10 pm

Houston Texans
Arian Foster suffered a torn Achilles and will miss the remainder of the season, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of his injury. Foster was carted off the field with a non-contact leg injury late in the fourth quarter of Houston's 44-26 embarrassing loss to Miami. Foster left the game with 18 carries for 59 yards on the ground, five catches for 66 yards through the air and two touchdowns. (

FFToday's Take: This marks another setback for Foster, who has rarely been fully healthy throughout his career and missed three games earlier this season with a groin injury. It's also quite possible he has played his final down with the Texans as well. Foster will turn 30 before the start of next season and will be owed $7 million in 2016 salary and bonuses. Expect Houston to invest a high draft pick at the position regardless of whether or not they sign a free agent their current stable of backs (Alfred Blue, Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes).

Injury Arian Foster will be a game-time decision
Groin injury
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Sep 30, 2:43 pm

Houston Texans
Arian Foster Watch has begun in earnest this week. Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday the running back practiced and will be a game-time decision Sunday when his team faces the Atlanta Falcons. "The night before, or 90 minutes before," O'Brien said of when he'd know Foster's status. (

FFToday's Take: The Texans have been adamant about waiting until Foster is completely past his groin injury. After being limited in practice for a couple of weeks, fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate getting Foster into the lineup if he is given the green light Sunday. Nothing is certain however, so Alfred Blue could also be given another shot to lead the running attack. Whoever gets the starting nod will be worth plugging into fantasy lineups for Week 4 playing against a Falcons defense that has given up six rushing touchdowns in three weeks.

Injury Arian Foster ruled out for week 3
Jonathan Grimes may sit as well
By: John Canario | Fri Sep 25, 6:55 pm

Houston Texans
Arian Foster will have to wait at least one more week before he returns to the football field. The All-Pro was ruled out for Sunday’s game by head coach Bill O’Brien, but is progressing well in his recovery from an Aug. 3 groin injury. “He won’t play this week, but he’s doing well,” O’Brien said Friday. Running backs may be down one more if Jonathan Grimes can't play Sunday. Grimes, now in his third season with the Texans, will be a game-time decision. He practiced on Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday with a knee issue. (

FFToday's Take: Alfred Blue and Chris Polk will carry the load this weekend against Tampa Bay, and though neither have been especially productive thus far, they could post some decent numbers Sunday. The Buccaneers have allowed an average of 114 yards on the ground per game this season, and have surrendered three rushing touchdowns.

Injury Arian Foster ruled out Sunday
Texans' RB practicing but HOU not ready to deploy star RB in a game
By: John Canario | Fri Sep 18, 4:15 pm

Houston Texans
Ryan Mallett will take over as the Texans' starting quarterback on Sunday, but he'll do so without the services of running back Arian Foster. Foster (groin) made some progress this week and returned to a fairly active role in Texans practice. Head coach Bill O'Brien cautioned interested parties that this would be a slow integration. The team is hoping to have Foster for the long haul. While he would have been a nice safety net for Mallett as he tries to take hold of the starting job, Houston is wise to push the breaks on Foster. In the past, he's been dominant enough to win games on his own and they may need it down the stretch. Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes and Chris Polk each caught a pass in the opener but with the Texans facing a Panthers defense likely without Luke Kuechly they could try and exploit some short opportunities over the middle like Jacksonville did a week ago. (

FFToday's Take: This should come as no surprise, as Foster had groin surgery on August 7th - just six weeks ago. But those who scooped him up in their drafts still got great value, as the former top-fantasy RB was initially predicted to be out for half the season. It now seems virtually certain that we will see Foster by week four, and possibly as early as week three. In the meantime, none of the Texans' backfield options are especially start-worthy.

Injury Foster "ahead of schedule"
Tells reporters he feels "wonderful"
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 10, 6:00 pm

Houston Texans
Arian Foster isn't feeling great. Arian Foster is in a much better place. "I'm feeling wonderful," the Pro Bowl running back told the Houston media on Thursday morning. Foster suffered a groin injury in early August, and missed the rest of training camp, as well as all four preseason games. He had surgery, has been through rehab, and said he's making progress "day by day". He wouldn't give a timeline on when he'd return, but said "we're ahead of schedule". (

FFToday's Take: The Texans haven't provided much information in terms of a timeline, but it is widely assumed Foster will be back on the field sometime early in October - perhaps Week 4. If that is the case, a number of owners that rolled the dice on him post-injury in the fourth and fifth round of their fantasy draft could have a high-end RB1 on their hands, especially given the Texans' relatively soft run schedule. Alfred Blue is expected to see the most carries in his absence.

Injury Foster to be back "sooner than later"
Schefter: Could return in four, may be sidelined for six or more weeks
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 7, 7:10 pm

Houston Texans
When Arian Foster went in for groin surgery, there were reports that he could miss the first half of the regular season while he recovered. The Texans haven’t used their IR-return spot on Foster yet, however, and it doesn’t sound like they think they’ll need to avail themselves of that option. “Arian is doing well, relative to the injury he has and the prognosis early on,” HC Bill O’Brien said, via the team. “He’s ahead of that. Again, like I always say to people, I reserve the right to change my mind. ... I think he’ll be back sooner rather than later based on the early prognosis.” (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: O'Brien non-update "update" doesn't help fantasy owners, while Adam Schefter's tweet essentially backs up the timeline most owners have been expecting. At this point, it would probably be wise for all parties involved to expect a return around Week 6. In the interim, Alfred Blue should serve as the lead back against a highly-favorable run schedule. Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes also figure to see a handful of touches in relief of Blue.

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 KC L 20-27 9 42 4.7 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 4.9
2 at CAR L 17-24 5 6 1.2 0 1 1 4 4.0 0 1.0
3 TB W 19-9 31 139 4.5 1 0 0 0 - 0 19.9
4 at ATL L 21-48 6 17 2.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.7
5 IND L 20-27 6 22 3.7 0 1 1 11 11.0 0 3.3
7 at MIA L 26-44 3 8 2.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.8
8 TEN W 20-6 14 39 2.8 0 5 5 33 6.6 0 7.2
10 at CIN W 10-6 12 22 1.8 0 1 1 9 9.0 0 3.1
11 NYJ W 24-17 21 58 2.8 0 3 3 34 11.3 1 15.2

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 WAS W 17-6 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
2 at OAK W 30-14 11 40 3.6 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.0
3 at NYG L 17-30 13 78 6.0 0 1 1 10 10.0 0 8.8
4 BUF W 23-17 9 9 1.0 0 3 2 16 8.0 0 2.5
5 at DAL L 17-20 5 16 3.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.6
6 IND L 28-33 3 22 7.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.2
7 at PIT L 23-30 5 14 2.8 0 1 1 11 11.0 1 8.5
8 at TEN W 30-16 14 42 3.0 0 1 1 22 22.0 0 6.4
9 PHI L 21-31 7 13 1.9 0 2 1 -3 -3.0 0 1.0
11 at CLE W 23-7 36 156 4.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 15.6
12 CIN L 13-22 16 46 2.9 0 4 3 20 6.7 0 6.6
13 TEN W 45-21 7 6 0.9 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
14 at JAC W 27-13 9 15 1.7 1 0 0 0 - 0 7.5
15 at IND L 10-17 8 26 3.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.6
16 BAL W 25-13 8 6 0.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
17 JAC W 23-17 17 39 2.3 1 6 6 37 6.2 0 13.6

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