Despite four top-five running back finishes in his past five seasons, Arian Foster is quite possibly the most dissed fantasy RB in early drafts. A high-odometer reading, past injuries and Houston's uncertainty at quarterback has owners cool on the former rush king. Though some trepidation is warranted, his average second-round price tag (15.5 ADP) in Yahoo exercises isn't. Coach Bill O'Brien's recent words explain why:
"You can rest assured that as long as [Arian] is healthy and he’s out there, we will run the ball. I can tell you that."
Really the only knock against Foster is his vulnerability to pulled hamstrings. He's played just two full seasons since exploding onto the fantasy scene in 2010. But he's a proven, versatile commodity slated to be the heart and soul of a conservative offense (51:49 run:pass split in 2014). He's second only to Peterson in fantasy points per game over the past five seasons, a category he ranked No. 3 in among RBs last year. Equally impressive, hisRead More »from Overlooked Arian Foster could prove to be a bargain come fantasy draft time