Arian Foster, Ryan Torain: NFL Fantasy Football Gold

October 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Born 14 days apart, they are about the same size and have overcome similar adversities. 
The two 24-year-olds were born in August, and they both stand close to 6’1”, 225 pounds.
Their jersey numbers are 23 and 46: 23 is half of 46. 
Arian Foster is from San Diego via Albuquerque while Ryan Torain was born in Topeka and played college ball in Tempe.
Both came up from practice squad rosters to become NFL starters at tailback this season. 
While the position is the most talent rich in football, drawing all pro-caliber running backs from the practice squad is a relatively new phenomenon.
Also called the scout team, practice team or practice roster, the squad in the NFL consists of no more than eight players apart from the 53-man active roster.
Mainly rookies and borderline NFL-caliber talent make up practice squads, but now in the fantasy football realm, practice squads should be watched for potential call-ups....

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