Aug 11, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, who is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game, insists he will play against the Miami Dolphins. We break down the fantasy implications.
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, who is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game, insists he will play against the Miami Dolphins, according to Pro Football Talk. Foster had a knee issue arise on Thursday at practice, causing him to be limited. He then did not practice at all on Friday. Ben Tate, Foster's primary backup, practiced in full all week despite a head injury and would be in line for a huge workload in Foster's absence.
Fantasy Impact: Arian Foster is the consensus No. 1 fantasy running back, so plenty of owners are holding their breath hoping he suits up for Sunday's game. From a real football perspective, it doesn't make much sense for the Texans to risk playing him a lot against the Miami Dolphins, especially when they have one of the best No. 2 running backs in the league in Ben Tate. Even though Foster says he will play, expect the Texans to limit him. Ben Tate should be starting in fantasy lineups this week.
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