Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the RB position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
The engine that powers the Texans’ run-heavy offense is coming off his third straight dominant campaign. Foster closed out 2012 as the third-most productive fantasy running back in most scoring formats. He finished first in the NFL with a career-high in carries (351), sixth in rushing yards (1,424), first in rushing touchdowns (15), first in total touches (391), sixth in total yards (1,641) and first in total touchdowns (17). At 6-foot-1, 224 pounds, the dual-threat Foster runs with surprising power. Although he lacks big-play speed, this gliding, downhill rusher is difficult to contain when Houston’s trademark zone-blocking running attack is clicking on all cylinders. Since Foster became a regular starter in 2010, he has been an absolute workhorse, averaging 25 total touches, 127 total yards and one total touchdown per contest. Because Foster, who turns 27 in August, has averaged 372 total touches per season during the last three years, the Texans are expected to reduce his workload. But backup Ben Tate won’t steal enough touches to impact Foster’s RB1 status. The elite runner is a top-five pick as usual. Update: Foster suffered a strained calf in OTAs and will sit out until training camp. This is a red flag for an overworked runner who has a history of leg ailments.
Positives Hard worker capable of playing through injuries. Offense is capable of a lot of scoring. PPR monster who will continue to get a lot of receptions. will be the main focus as RB again with Tate as a breather back only. Definitely a 3 down RB! Negatives Starting the season with a Hamstring pull. Houston is being very conservative with the recovery. Last year was his breakout year and some consider him a one hit wonder (I disagree). His total touches was approaching the magic 400 number that usually leads to a breakdown the following year. Draft Strategy Hammerhead shark 4 league PPR. I also considered Ray Rice & Chris Johnson. I am very concerned about the Ravens offensive line (center especially) and the hold out might get nasty with Johnson. So in my opinion Foster is the most likely to succeed. (Contributed by: Mad_Puppy)
Round 1, Pick 1
Positives Absolutely torched the league last season, finishing 90 points clear of the field. Plays on one of the most dangerous offenses in the league behind a crushing zone-blocking offensive line. Negatives Only one year of elite performance as a track record. Lost one of the best blocking fullbacks to free agency. Not as good of a football player as the primary alternative, Adrian Peterson. Draft Strategy This year it comes down to AF and AP for the first selection, with good arguments for either. I think Foster is the upside pick, and Peterson is the high floor guy. (Contributed by: Agenda42)
Round 1, Pick 1
Draft Strategy I had moved Ray Rice to my #1 until Ricky Williams showed up in Baltimore, hopefully Fosters hammy doesn't linger and has similar numbers as last year. (Contributed by: jerexter)