Week 13
December 01, 2015

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    WAS @ HOU

  • Week 2 - Sep 14


  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    HOU @ NYG

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    BUF @ HOU

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    HOU @ DAL

  • Week 6 - Oct 09

    IND @ HOU

  • Week 7 - Oct 20

    HOU @ PIT

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    HOU @ TEN

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    PHI @ HOU

  • Week 10 - Nov 09


  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    HOU @ CLE

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    CIN @ HOU

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    TEN @ HOU

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    HOU @ JAC

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    HOU @ IND

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    BAL @ HOU

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    JAC @ HOU

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    MIA 10 @ HOU 30

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    HOU 27 @ JAC 7

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    HOU 31 @ DEN 25

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    TEN 14 @ HOU 38

  • Week 5 - Oct 02

    HOU @ TEN

  • Week 6 - Oct 08

    HOU 23 @ NYJ 17

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    BAL @ HOU

  • Week 8 - Oct 28


  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    BUF @ HOU

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    HOU @ CHI

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    JAC @ HOU

  • Week 12 - Nov 22

    HOU @ DET

    351 rushes

    1424 rush yards

    15 TDs

    40 receptions

    217 rec yards

    2 TDs

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    IND 7 @ HOU 34

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    HOU 23 @ MIA 13

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    HOU 33 @ NO 40

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    PIT 10 @ HOU 17

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    OAK 25 @ HOU 20

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    HOU 14 @ BAL 29

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    HOU 41 @ TEN 7

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    JAC 14 @ HOU 24

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    CLE 12 @ HOU 30

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    HOU 37 @ TB 9

  • Week 11 - Nov 20


  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    HOU 20 @ JAC 13

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    ATL 10 @ HOU 17

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    HOU 20 @ CIN 19

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    CAR 28 @ HOU 13

  • Week 16 - Jan 01

    TEN 23 @ HOU 22

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    IND 24 @ HOU 34

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    HOU 30 @ WAS 27

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    DAL 27 @ HOU 13

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    HOU 31 @ OAK 24

    16 rushes

    131 rush yards

    1 TDs

    3 receptions

    56 rec yards

    1 TDs

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    NYG 34 @ HOU 10

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    KC 31 @ HOU 35

  • Week 7 - Oct 24


  • Week 8 - Nov 01

    HOU 17 @ IND 30

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    SD 29 @ HOU 23

    27 rushes

    127 rush yards

    2 TDs

    4 receptions

    70 rec yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    HOU 24 @ JAC 31

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    HOU 27 @ NYJ 30

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    TEN 0 @ HOU 20

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    HOU 24 @ PHI 34

  • Week 14 - Dec 13

    BAL 34 @ HOU 28

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    HOU 17 @ TEN 31

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    HOU 23 @ DEN 24

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    JAC 17 @ HOU 34


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Arian Foster

Houston Texans

2009 - 2011 Statistics

                           RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY

                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats         278    1274    10        53       72       617     2         256.1     19.7

2010 Stats         327    1616    16        66       84       604     2         330.0     20.6

2009 Stats           54     257      3          8         9       93     0          53.0       8.8

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Clear-cut best RB in fantasy

(+) Foster isn’t just a big back (6’1”, 229 lbs), but also has the skills to make him one of the few every-down RBs in the league

(+) Averaged nearly 100 yards rushing, four catches, 50 yards receiving and almost a TD per game (in 13 games)

(+) One of only a select few RBs that can catch 60+ passes a season while averaging 10 yards per catch

(+) Had 100+ yards rushing in 9 of 15 games last season (including playoffs)

(+) Had 100+ yards receiving in three games last season

(+) Finished the season on a hot streak with 552 yards, five TDs and four 100-yard games in his final four games (two reg. season/two playoffs). Lots of big plays!

(+) Had over 120 total yards in 11 of his 15 total games

(+) Scored at least one TD in 11 of his 15 total games

(–) Seems to be a bit injury-prone while running in a decidedly injury-prone offense

(–) Has only two seasons of work on his resume

(–) Is this guy to good to be true?

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Pros and Cons for 2011

(+) In 2010, Foster led the league in rushing yards, total yards and touchdowns

(+) Led the entire NFL (including quarterbacks) in fantasy points

(+) Had eight 100-yard games and seven multiple-TD games in 2010

(+) Foster isn’t just a big back (6’1”, 227 lbs) built for first- and second-down duty, he also has the receiving skills to make him one of the few every-down RBs in the league

(+) Went from an undrafted cast-off to a bona-fide fantasy RB1 in just one year

(+) Kubiak didn’t get canned by the Texans, so the offensive system will stay the same for at least one more year

(+) Steve Slaton hasn’t left the doghouse in two years while Ben Tate is coming off season-ending ankle surgery

(+) Overcame the stigma of having “fumble-itis” and only turned the ball over twice last season in 392 touches

(–) After having one of the most unlikely seasons in recent past, Arian will have a bull’s-eye on his back throughout 2011

(–) Despite his obvious high-end skills, Foster likely hit his ceiling in 2010, so don’t expect the same type of production two years in a row


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Strength Of Schedule

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It’s a bit of a tough call as to who will emerge as the primary backup in Houston this year, but we're betting on Ben Tate winning the job over Derrick Ward.

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Team Analysis

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Injury Report


Foster revealed that he played the entire 2010 season with a torn meniscus in his knee, yet kept the injury hidden from the team.

The Positive: He had no trouble at all throughout the season despite the injury.

The Negative: Well, he DID have a torn meniscus.

The Conclusion: No worries. He had surgery on it in February and should be fine heading into 2011

Arian Foster rushed 19 times for 41 yards and also caught 9-of-10 targets for an additional 77 yards.


Pyro's take: Arian Foster didnt have the greatest rushing game against the Indianapolis Colts, but he dominated in the air. Basically, he stunk for standard leagues but was a delight in PPR. He did get over 100-yards of total offense, so at least he didnt put up a goose-egg.

He was evaluated for a concussion after a huge second quarter hit, and appeared to be operating without his typical burst. This can all be related to the long lay-off, the more he plays the more dominant he is going to be.

10/09/15, 03:18 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Arian Foster to have an increased role in Thursday night's game


Pyro's take: He has had his one game under his belt and will be ready to rumble against the Colts. This obviously is good news for Arians owners and should open up for DeAndre Hopkins and the other receivers.

10/07/15, 02:30 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: blog.chron.com

Foster set to Play in Week#4

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Pyro's take: It is being reported that Arian Foster will make his 2015 debut today in Week #4. It is a choice matchup agaisnt Atlanta. In Pyro's PPR scoring, Atlanta is giving up an average of over 44 FF Pts to opposing RBs. The second highest team is allowing over 32 FF Pts per game. Ian Rapoport's source says he will be on a snap count, and then will be full go in Week #5 in which they have a Thursday game.

10/04/15, 10:30 AM CDT by M O
Source: espn.go.com

Texans will let Arian Foster (questionable, groin) decide if he can play this week.


Pyro's take: According to John McClain via twitter "I believe Arian Foster will play if he can convince OBrien he's ready. OB trusts that Foster knows his body and will be honest bout it."

I dont buy this for a minute, but I have been wrong before. The Texans have a game Thursday Night against the Colts, so that is prohibitive as well.

IF for some reason the coaches feel he is good enough to play, roll with him.

10/04/15, 02:44 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Arian Foster Texans running back Arian Foster was a limited participant in today's practice


Pyro's take: According to ESPN reporter Tania Ganguli "Bill O'Brien said Foster's status will be decided the night before the game or 90 minutes prior, when the Texans must announce inactives."

Im doubting a return this week, but make sure he is out before making a decision. He could make a nice Flex play in PPR leagues.

10/01/15, 06:45 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Foster still fostering his injury


Pyro's take: Even though Arian Foster is probably not ready for week four action, he is getting closer according to coach Bill O'Brien ""I think we're close."

09/28/15, 04:26 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Foster out this week


Pyro's take: According to the Houston Texans twitter "O'Brien on RB Arian Foster: "He won't play this week, but he's doing well."

Maybe not this week, but its getting close

09/26/15, 08:19 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Arian Foster may not return till week 5


Pyro's take: Arian Foster may not be able to return until week 5 according to the Houston Texans. Beat writer John McClain tweeted out

"Foster will miss his 2nd game Sunday. He has to practice a couple of weeks before he can play. I still think he'll miss 4 and return 4 Colts"

09/15/15, 06:00 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Groin Day-to-Day

Drew Dougherty has reported that Arian Foster "O'Brien: Arian Foster (groin injury) is "day-to-day"

Pyro's take: Arian Foster at this time looks like a no-go this Sunday. If you have Alfred Blue make sure you get him ready.

11/20/14, 12:04 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Practices but Out?

Tania Ganguli ESPN writer for the Houston Texans, has stated via twitter "O'Brien says Arian Foster practiced a little bit today. Says that'll be a gameday decision."

Pyro's take: Multiple reports surfaced Friday that Foster will be out against Cleveland, giving Alfred Blue the start. "Right now it does not look promising," Adam Schefter said of Foster's potential availability. "Signs not encouraging." Schefter expects a "heavy dose" of Alfred Blue against the Browns.

This is confusing as it gets, but I gotta trust what reports are saying, and that he is out, and this really is not a game time decision. But in safety make sure he is out for certain.

11/14/14, 02:41 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Game Time

It appears that Arian Foster will be a game time decision according to Texans tv host Drew Daugherty "O'Brien: Arian Foster is definitely a game-time decision, and we'll work him out before the game."

Pyro's take: Keep a hold on to Foster and make sure he plays before officially putting him in your lineup, if he cannot go, expect Alfred Blue to step up in his place.

11/13/14, 04:22 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Won't Miss Time?

Arian Foster looks as though he won't miss anytime. The Texans have their bye-week and Ian Rapoport stated that "unlikely to miss any time with the groin injury he suffered Sunday against the Eagles because of the team's extended break, per a source informed of his injury." Also, Foster "bypassed additional medical testing and simply needs rest above anything else. The Texans don't play the Browns for another 13 days, which should help Foster get back on the field."

Pyro's take: This would save the Texans a huge misfortune if Foster can go in two weeks. Alfred Blue looks to be a good candidate as a rookie, but he is untested, and with the balance of playoffs up for grabs, Houston does not want to rely on a rookie to get the job done.

11/05/14, 06:36 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.nfl.com

Arian Brotherhood

Arian Foster and the Houston Texans had a great game, as the offense line blocked well for him, and Foster used that for his big run-day. It was a combination of Andre Johnson, JJ Watt, and Arian Foster that helped the Texans escape a 23-0 first quarter deficit and lose by less than seven points.

Pyro's take: On the game Foster carried the ball for 20 times for 109 yards and scored twice, and caught 3 passes for 32 yards, and danced his way through large gaping holes for him to cut-through and eventually make it into the end zone. Even though Alfred Blue got some carries, it wasn't enough, but to give Foster some breathing treatments.

Foster should continue to be a high number two. or even a low number one.

10/10/14, 12:43 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.cbssports.com


Arian Foster's hamstring is still being an issue for him. “As soon as I feel 100 percent, I’ll be out there,” said Foster, who sat out the 30-17 loss to the Giants after having back-to-back 100-plus-yard games to open the season. “It’s my hamstring’s call.” Foster carried a combined 55 times for 241 yards in victories over Washington and Oakland.

Pyro's take: If Arian Foster cannot go, Alfred Blue will be the starter once again. Blue had a nice day against the Giants, but the Bills defense is much better.

09/23/14, 12:50 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: blog.chron.com

Strained hammy

Arian Foster was on the sidelines during yesterday's practice dealing with a strained hamstring. "He’s doing OK," coach Bill O’Brien said. "It’s kind of a day-to-day thing. It’s nothing serious. I would assume - (but) guess you can’t assume anything - he’d be back pretty soon."

Arian Foster is a three-down back, that is capable of being the top running back in football. In 2010 he had over 2,000 combined yards, and had rushed for over 1,200 in three straight years, prior to last season's injury. Also, in 2010 he averaged over 100 yards rushing per game, and scored 15 touchdowns. In his 59 games played he has 5,063 yards rushing with 45 touchdowns. His reception total is worldly as well, as he has 189 receptions for 1,714 yards and seven touchdowns.

Pyro's take: Arian Foster has been promised a full-time back role in this offense, but he obviously needs to stay healthy. This will be a make or break year for him, at this point keep him where you have him in your rankings and tiers, as he should be a low #1, or high number #2 back for your fantasy squad.

08/02/14, 04:17 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.fftoday.com

Foster expecting in more ways than one

“So far I really love it,” Arian Foster said, via Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston. “It’s very versatile. Coach O’Brien has expressed many times how he wants to use me a lot out of the backfield. That’s one of my strengths as a running back. So I’m excited about it.”

Foster, who had back surgery last season, participated in a voluntary minicamp and will attend OTAs, which start next week.

“They have a lot of zone schemes, runs, every offense does,” Foster said. “The way they want to use me out of the backfield as far as different alignments and matchups they want to have against linebackers and things like that.”

Pyro's take: This is great news that he is going to be used a lot in the passing game, especially if Andre Johnson gets his trade wishes, but there is even more recent news on Foster.

From Local 2 in Houston

Brittany Norwood, the alleged former mistress of Texans' star running back Arian Foster, is due to deliver a baby boy any day. Norwood claims the baby she is carrying is the result of an affair she had with Foster last year.

The mom-to-be has been very vocal on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter about becoming a single mom. In one post she wrote, "Trying so hard not to have a break down putting together this baby bassinet. Doing everything on your own is tough."

Another post read, "I seriously have nightmares about going into labor and trying to drive myself -- this is when it's so scary doing it alone."

Brittany Norwood, the alleged former mistress of Texans' star running back Arian Foster, is due to deliver a baby boy any day. Norwood claims the baby she is carrying is the result of an affair she had with Foster last year.

The mom-to-be has been very vocal on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter about becoming a single mom. In one post she wrote, "Trying so hard not to have a break down putting together this baby bassinet. Doing everything on your own is tough."

Another post read, "I seriously have nightmares about going into labor and trying to drive myself -- this is when it's so scary doing it alone."

Never a good thing when you get a paternity suit from your 21-year old blonde baby mama.

05/22/14, 05:28 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Foster's woes continue

Running back Arian Foster, who came into the game dealing with a hamstring pull, started for the Texans but lasted just the first series before going to the locker room to be treated for a back injury.

He got hurt without touching the football.

Pyro's take: There was a good reason why we had Foster as the biggest bust candidate out there this season. He has not been able to play healthy at any point during the season, and once again he is dealing with multiple injuries.

The main reason why we could see this fall coming, was that Foster had 956 carries over the past 3 seasons. That takes a toll on anyone, and usually spells breakdown in the near future. Arian has taken a pounding over the last 3 years and it has finally caught up to his body.

11/04/13, 04:03 PM CST by Houdini
Source: blog.chron.com

Arian Foster expcts to play after Texans bye week

Arian Foster expects to be ready to play after the bye week when the Texans face the Indianapolis Colts on November 3. Foster had been dealing with a hamstring injury since practice last Thursday. He ended up leaving Sunday’s game against the Chiefs on the first offensive series after he re-aggravated the same injury while “cutting wrong.”

Heading into the bye week, Foster says the injury is coming along well.

Pyro's take: Foster is another player who has greatly benefited from a timely bye week. Arian will be leaned on heavily against the Colts in week 9, especially if Ben Tate is not able to back him up with his rib injury.

10/23/13, 05:54 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.houstontexans.com

Wanna buy a piece of Arian Foster?

Fantex Brokerage Servies is paying Texans running back Arian Foster $10 million for a 20 percent stake in his future earnings (contracts, endorsements, etc.) and then asking fans to invest, according to a report by ESPN’s Darren Rovell.

The company will begin taking reservations in the next two weeks and could be selling shares of Foster in as soon as a month depending on demand and progress with the Securities & Exchange Commission, ESPN reports.

It’s much like fantasy sports, except fans will be trading on Foster’s business value. If he does well on the field and companies become more interested in Foster as an endorser, his stock might go up. Fans can then buy and sell shares, with Fantex taking a commission. The company says it is hoping to acquire a future stake in athletes but does not have any other deals finalized at this time.

“Fantex is bringing sports and business together in a way never previously thought possible,” CEO Buck French said in a statement. “By building a marketplace that allows customers to buy shares in a tracking stock linked to the value and performance of an athlete’s brand, Fantex is enabling a new level of brand advocacy through ownership.”

Pyro's take: This may have been the craziest thing that I have stumbled upon in all my research this season. Are you kidding me??? There is now a company paying athletes for rights to their future earnings and then offsetting that by creating a stock market for these players that real people will invest in? That is nuts!!!

Especially since they hold all the cards by taking a commission on all shares bought or sold. Most likely they will prey on the people who just want to say they own a percentage of a player. I would also be concerned that they are the ones who are controlling and manipulating this BS stock market so that they recoup their money and then all of yours. Fantasy football is one thing; this is a disgrace, in my humble opinion.

10/17/13, 07:52 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: blog.chron.com

Gary Kubiak is optimistic about Foster for season opener

Gary Kubiak has said that starting the 2013 NFL season with a Monday game will give Arian Foster more time to work on his fitness.

The running back missed the Houston Texans' pre-season with calf and back injuries.

The team's head coach told reporters: "Obviously I don't think Arian is going to be a 30-carry guy opening night without camp.

"He got good work last week. This is going to be a good week for him because we've actually got two extra days that can get us a couple extra padded practices before we start our week. Us opening on Monday should be beneficial to Arian.

"We know Ben [Tate] is ready to go. He's had a great pre-season and between the two of them, we've got to do it well. We obviously have to sit there and have a plan for Arian, being his first time out."

Pyro's take: Foster has not played all preseason and is our number one bust candidate and has fallen out of our top ten at running backs. Kubiak said Foster is not going to see 30 carries, duh, he may be lucky to see 20 carries in week 1. Foster remains the biggest risk in the first round. Ben Tate is a nice prospect to pick up later in the draft.

08/31/13, 02:42 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.sportsmole.co.uk