Houston Texans running backs Arian Foster and Ben Tate have both been listed as probable on the team's injury report this week. Foster has been listed with a foot issue, Tate, a toe. Neither backs have been limited on game day so far this season, yet this is not the first time each has been listed on the team's injury report.
Both Foster and Tate will be good to go this weekend when the Texans host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. They've been as productive a tandem as any one-two punch in the league in 2012. They've both run the ball extremely well this season, and Foster, the feature back, is currently No. 2 in the NFL in rushing.
Fantasy Analysis: Foster has been everything fantasy owners hoped he'd be when using their first-round pick on him. Those who had the difficult decision of choosing Foster or Aaron Rodgers, and chose Foster, couldn't be more thrilled with their decision. The Texans' lead back is trailing Jamaal Charles in rushing and could close the gap and edge ahead this Sunday against the Pack. It goes without saying that he is a must-start.
Tate is another very good running back on this Texans team. Unfortunately he does play second-fiddle to Foster, though he is a great start if you've managed to handcuff them together. The team runs the ball so efficiently that Tate is capable of accumulating double-digit fantasy points on any given week – whether he breaks one loose or finds the end zone.