Originally written August 26, 2013 on PPR Fantasy Football:
Arian Foster is currently being drafted as the number 2 running back in fantasy football drafts and has been a consensus #2 draft pick for 3 years running. But in light of his May injuries and previous years regression, will he hurt you come draft day? If you’ve been living in a cave you should know that Foster has been recovering from back and calf injuries since May and came off of the PUP 8/21. He has been regressing in recent years which further dampens my liking him at at #2. Injury Risk & Football Shape Coach Gary Kubiak has expressed optimism that Foster (back, calf) will be ready for Week 1. But there’s no way he’s going to get a full dose of carries until he’s in “football shape”. Also, I’m concerned that someone currently being drafted as the #2 fantasy running back could re injure himself because calf strains are susceptible to aggravation. I’m not telling you to avoid Foster in your fantasy football draft, but I’m telling you to drop him down your cheat sheet, we dro...
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