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2. Texans – Arian Foster, Hou (8) posted another season with at least 1,600 total yards and 12 total touchdowns. A bit of a red flag on Foster is that we’ve seen his rushing average decline over the past 3 years (2010 – 4.9YPC, 2011 – 4.4YPC, 2012 – 4.1 YPC). We also learned after the season he was treated for an irregular heartbeat that hopefully won’t impact him going forward. But the biggest red flag is that for the first time, Foster had more than 400 carries over 18 total games and that does not include the 55 receptions he had over those games. With back-up Ben Tate sidelined due to multiple ailments, Foster was able to record 12 games with at least 17-plus carries including 10 games with 20-plus carries. In 2012, Foster’s production in the receiving game took a serious drop in yardage and receptions as he produced just 40 receptions for 217 yards (5.4 YPC) compared to his 2 prior years of 53 and 66 receptions for at least 600 yards (10.4 YPC average).
Fosters workload is a bit of a concern for owners. This does not mean you have to pass on Foster, but it does mean that more than ever backing him up with RB Ben Tate is vital. If you take Foster with an early 1st-Round pick, plan on taking Tate in Rounds 6 or 7 just to make sure you protect yourself. Other owners will start aiming to take Tate in Round 8.