Is it safe to put Arian Foster in the discussion with Chris Johnson, Adrian Peterson, Michael Turner, and Maurice Jones-Drew yet? He may not have proven as much as the aforementioned studs just yet in terms of consistency, but he’s certainly getting there. In fact, you could argue that there’s no running back who can do more damage in a brief stretch of time during a game.
Earlier in the year, Foster was benched for an entire half against Oakland and somehow managed to rack up 187 total yards and a score. At halftime of the Texans game against the Chargers, Arian is already over 100 total yards (99 of them on the ground) and has two touchdowns. He would have scored a third if not for a receiving touchdown being taken away in a ruling similar to the Calvin Johnson play earlier in the year. He’s pretty much been the entire Houston offense and is the main reason they’re currently leading 20-14.
In other words, Foster could park it on the bench for the remainder of the game and still end up with an enormously productive fantasy day. I think it’s safe to say he’s secured a spot in the top-5 of all fantasy drafts next yearGoogle+