Texans running back Arian Foster may lead his team in carries, but he’s still being outperformed by fellow back Ben Tate. Fosters has 49 carries for 190 yards with just 1 touchdown and ranks just 18th at his position. He’s coming off his worst performance of 2013 in Baltimore and is facing a Seattle defense in Week 4 that is ranked number 1 overall, but don’t count him out yet.
Foster has had another injury filled off season and trying to keep the pro bowler healthy has been a big concern for the team. In 2012, Foster led the league in carries with 351. This year he is nowhere near that mark, ranking 13th in attempts among all NFL backs. Fosters workload should increase as the year goes on.
While talking with reporters, Texans head coach Gary Kubiak declared he wants to run the ball more. This should bode well for the struggling Foster and could be exactly what the doctor ordered as far as his fantasy value goes.
There’s no doubt The Texans have a tough matchup in Week 4. Seattle’s defense has been arguably the best in the NFL up to this point, but most of that credit has to go to their number 1 ranked pass defense. While allowing just under 150 yards through the air, they are letting teams run for almost 100 yards on the ground per game. They will also be without their home crowd which is a big time contributor to their success on defense.
The Texans all time rushing yard and touchdown leader will look to get back on track this week. He’s a threat to run and catch the ball and should be started even against the rock solid Seahawks defense.