Can Arian Foster Find Success Splitting Time with Ben Tate?

Tate rushed 18 times for 57 yards against the Chargers

Tate rushed 9 times for 55 yards against the Chargers

Arian Foster owners will remain frustrated with their first round pick for yet another week, as head coach Gary Kubiak has revealed that he plans to use Foster and second-stringer Ben Tate to split carries this weekend against the Tennessee Titans.

Foster, who’s suffering from a right calf strain, rushed for 57 yards on 18 carries against the Chargers this past Monday, while also hauling in 8 receptions for 33 yards. Tate made the best of his 9 carries, racking up 55 yards, with 2 receptions for 7 yards. Foster averaged just 3.2 yards per attempt, while Tate averaged a much more impressive 6.1.

These numbers were still enough to score Foster 8 fantasy points for week 1, but fantasy owners were disappointed that he couldn’t penetrate the end zone. Foster was given just 1 carry inside the opponent’s 10-yard line and fell a yard short of the end zone.

Foster is one of the best goal line backs in the league and should be able to find the end zone this week at home against the visiting Titans.

Foster has acknowledged that he still doesn’t feel 100% healthy and it may be a couple weeks before he does. However, if Tate continues to be so efficient, Kubiak may choose to play out this “two-headed monster” for as long as it’s successful.


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