2013 Fantasy Football Preview: Arian Foster

By Mike Block
Arian Foster
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Anyone who has owned a fantasy football team in any of the past three years knows all about Houston Texans running back Arian Foster. He is one of the only “sure-things” in fantasy, putting him at the top of every owner’s draft board and for good reason.

The undrafted free agent out of Tennessee has put together three consecutive seasons of double-digit rushing touchdowns, as well as 1,200-plus yards rushing. His 5,702 all-purpose yards and 47 total touchdowns over that span seem difficult to achieve even in a video game. The good news for fans and potential fantasy owners is that these gaudy numbers will not be dwindling anytime soon.

The Texans have the sixth-easiest schedule (based on combined opposing record) for the 2013 season and fourth easiest for fantasy running backs.  Combine that with the crazy amount of touches Foster gets in a season (391 last year) and you have yourself a fantasy football stud.

Foster gives you everything you want from a fantasy perspective. He’ll get you the rushing yards and touchdowns along with a healthy amount of receptions out of the backfield. Unfortunately, unless you have the first or second pick, you will have to deal with going against him, and for those I say good luck. Foster totaled 248 fantasy points in standard scoring leagues last year (15.5 a game), and will continue to be a headache for all who face him.

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Mike Block is a featured Fantasy Sports columnist for Rant Sports

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