Many people, including myself, drafted Texans running back Arian Foster first overall with their fantasy football selection and so far it has backfired.
Foster has been dealing with a hamstring injury that will not go away, and backup Ben Tate is taking advantage. In the Texans first game, with Foster out, Tate ran for 116 yards and a touchdown. In the Texans second game, with Foster out the second half, Tate ran for over 100 again by gaining 103 yards on the ground. Kubiak has noticed, and said Tate will be their lead guy for now.
“[Tate is] playing really well,” Kubiak said in comments distributed by the team. “As we work Arian back into what we’re doing and get him back to full speed, Ben’s going to probably carry most of the load right now as we work forward with Arian.”
Foster, who led the league in rushing last year with 1,616 yards, re aggravated his hamstring in the Texans win against the Dolphins. If it were up to me, I would just bench Foster completely until he’s 100 percent ready to go. No need in keeping this hamstring injury occur every single week. Just give him a nice rest, and let Tate continue to run.
After all, Tate is third in the NFL in rushing yards so far this year (behind Fred Jackson and Darren McFadden). This “problem” will upset many fantasy football owners, but it’s a nice luxury to have if you’re the Houston Texans.