Houston Texans’ Ben Tate on IR: Arian Foster Now a Solid Fantasy Back

August 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If you weren't already giddy about all the possibilities oozing out of Arian Foster's "Houston Texans starting running back" pockets, then now is the time to start getting revved up.
With the news that rookie tailback Ben Tate is scheduled to go on IR due to an ankle injury, Arian Foster, who was already looking at the starting job for the 2010 season, is now a near-lock to start the season for the Houston Texans.
With Steve Slaton's fumbling issues still alive and well in the early going of the 2010 NFL preseason, it looks like Foster will pick-up right where he left off in his stretch run of the 2009 season.
Foster displayed a solid physically running style, as well as an ability to pick up pass protection and catch passes out of the backfield. His versatility and strong fundamentals have him above Slaton from a talent standpoint, and the fact that he's held onto the ball in his short time as a starter gives him an extra edge.
Foster put up three touchdowns and ov...

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