Ben Tate unlikely to play in Week 5, boosts fantasy value for Arian Foster

Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Texans will likely be without Ben Tate on Monday night. We break down the fantasy implications.

Ben Tate was limited in practice this week with a toe injury, and he is now unlikely to play in Monday night's matchup against the Jets. Arian Foster will handle the workload on the ground for the Texans in Week 5.

Fantasy Impact: Tate is always a risky play with Foster running the show, but his absence just makes an even stronger case for a huge game from Foster. The Jets are hemorrhaging yards to opponents on the ground, allowing 172.8 rush yards per game through four weeks. Foster's owners have to be drooling over this matchup, especially with Tate sidelined this week. You can expect another dominant performance from the Texans No. 1 runner. Be sure to keep an eye on Tate's status going into preparation for Week 6.

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