Fantasy Football Sleeper Spotlight: Arian Foster

August 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A typical fantasy football league consists of 12 teams, nine starters (QB, two RBs, three WRs, TE, K, D), and anywhere from five to seven bench players. If you go with the latter bench allotment, you’re looking at 16 roster spots or 192 draft picks. By that definition, any sleeper should have an average draft position of about 180 or lower.
Houston RB Arian Foster is going with the 182nd pick according to Mock Draft Central. That is good for the 56th RB selected, meaning he’d be a RB4 or RB5 in 12 team fantasy leagues. He is going behind the likes of LenDale White, Larry Johnson, Tashard Choice, and Glen Coffee to name a few. LenDale doesn’t even have a gig. Foster is even behind teammates Ben Tate (26th RB, 58 overall) and Steve Slaton (39, 95).
The problem is, nobody informed Texans Coach Gary Kubiak. He called Foster “mature beyond his years,” and hinted that Foster could have a firm grip on the top stop in Houston’s depth ch...

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