Arian Foster out for Sunday's game as fantasy questions continue to linger

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Arian Foster finally showed up to practice this week, but he won't play in Sunday's preseason game. We break down the fantasy implications.

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster will not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Miami Dolphins, the team announced on its Twitter page.

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Foster missed all of spring OTAs and most of training camp with lingering calf and back injuries. He was activated from the Active/PUP list this week and was a full participant in Friday's practice session. He's expected to be ready to play in the regular season opener.

Fantasy impact: This move sounds like a mere precaution and it's encouraging to finally see Foster practicing again, but he remains a gamble with his slow recovery from injury and a massive workload over the past three seasons. While Foster should continue to be a productive fantasy back in 2013, it's hard to recommend him at his No. 5 overall ADP. Use your first-round pick on a safer bet.

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