Originally written May 08, 2013 on Football Nation:
Arian Foster is one of the top 5 running backs in the NFL. Foster is a player to avoid in the fantasy world for 2013 -- possibly beyond.Why would you hear someone say that a prolific back should be avoided in the coming season? Why when his division boasts two sides that produced some of the worst defensive statistics in the NFL during 2012?Because he has stronger opposing defenses this season, that is why.With four years of professional experience, Foster can be considered a veteran these days.However, when Foster does not produce, neither does his side as a whole. Foster last season made 1,424 rushing yards on 351 attempts. Foster played extremely well last season. This season, things get a little bit tougher for Foster. With matches against the 49ers and the Seahawks' -- two of the most daunting rush defenses, Foster is in for a long season.Will new rookie DeAndre Hopkins out of Clemson do anything to help Foster in the run game? Unlikely. As a first-year starter, Hopkins wou...
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