It's difficult to count on Arian Foster for a large role in Fantasy or in the NFL after he tore his Achilles in October. He underwent surgery, missed the rest of last season and subsequently released by the Texans in March. He'll turn 30 just before the start of the season, but the Dolphins don't seem to mind. Miami signed Foster and could be prepared to give him a lot of work in their backfield as part of Adam Gase's up-tempo offense. It all sounds good, but with multiple injuries harpooning each of his last three seasons, Foster is as risky as they come. Brave Fantasy owners will consider him as soon as Round 7, with Jay Ajayi a sensible handcuff in Round 8.
Foster (groin) is inactive for Sunday's Week 3 tilt versus the Browns, the team's official site reports. The status was confirmed on Friday after the oft-injured running back missed the entire practice week. Kenyan Drake is expected to receive the start against the Browns, with Jay Ajayi, Damien Williams and Isaiah Pead all available for carries as well in the makeshift Dolphins backfield.
Foster (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Cleveland, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Absent from practice all week, Foster was never a good bet to play in Sunday's favorable matchup. Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake will likely split most of the backfield work, though Damien Williams and/or Isaiah Pead could potentially also be involved. Miami has yet to name a replacement starter.
Foster (groin) was not spotted during the open portion of Friday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. We'll have to see how the Dolphins officially list Foster for Sunday's game against the Browns, but given that he hasn't practiced all week, we'd be surprised to see him play this weekend. If Foster is unable to suit up Sunday, Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake would be in line to see expanded roles in Week 3, along with Isaiah Pead and/or Damien Williams to a lesser degree.
Foster (groin) did not practice Thursday, the Palm Beach Post reports. Per the report, "injured (Miami) players typically work on the side during practice, but Foster wasn't even out for that" Thursday. The running back looks iffy, at best, for Sunday's game against the Browns. If he is unable to this weekend, Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake would be candidates to see expanded roles in Week 3, along with Isaiah Pead and/or Damien Williams to a lesser degree.
The Dolphins haven't ruled out Foster (hamstring) for Sunday's game against the Browns, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports. A hamstring injury afflicted Foster's practice reps in advance of Week 2, but he was ultimately knocked out of Sunday's loss at New England with a groin concern. Due to his extensive medical chart, the Dolphins already plan to keep the running back out of the first practice of each week, so an absence Wednesday should be taken with a grain of salt. Instead, his ability to handle drills Thursday and Friday will give a better indication of his Week 3 availability. If the team's medical staff ultimately rules Foster out, a combination of Jay Ajayi, Kenyon Drake, and even Isaiah Pead will man the backfield Sunday.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/06||New York Jets||4||12.00|
|10||11/13||@San Diego Chargers||25||21.00|
|11||11/20||@Los Angeles Rams||21||19.00|
|12||11/27||San Francisco 49ers||14||16.00|
|15||12/18||@New York Jets||4||12.00|
|17||01/01||New England Patriots||12||15.00|
|3 Year Avg||148||650||3||27||246||3||125|