Arian Foster has been one of the better stories in the NFL since he exploded for 1,616 yards in his second year with the Houston Texans after going undrafted out of Tennessee.
But for fantasy football owners – and increasingly, the Texans – Foster’s had a frustrating last two seasons because he can’t stay healthy. He missed eight games due to a back injury two years ago, and then three last year when he only ran well for less than 1/2 of the season, and his 2015 campaign is off to an ugly start: On the first day of practice in pads, he injured his groin, and may need surgery.
If you’re wondering what Houston might do at running back: Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes will probably battle for the starting job, but they did acquire Chris Polk in the offseason, and he ran well in Philadelphia. Kenny Hilliard was a 7th round draft pick out of LSU.
Foster turns 29 in a few weeks, and he’s making $6 million this year. Next year is the final year of his deal, and we all know how the NFL treats running backs when they hit 30.