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.
Coming off two straight games with 100-plus rushing yards and two touchdowns, the must-play Foster is healthy and running well. The Pittsburgh Steelers have yielded just 69 rushing yards and 1.0 rushing touchdowns per game during the last month, but the numbers are misleading. Pittsburgh faced only one good rushing attack in that time frame. Last week, the Cleveland Browns gouged the Steelers for 158 yards on the ground. SATURDAY UPDATE: Foster (groin) took part in a full Friday practice. He is listed as PROBABLE to play Monday night.
Foster saw his 2013 season come to an end after only eight games due to a back injury that required surgery last November. That's the bad news. The good news is that Foster has been medically cleared and will be ready for training camp. More good news is that Foster actually looked sharp and fresh last season. The shaky quarterback situation in Houston could allow defenses to stack the box in an effort to contain Foster and force the team to throw. After incurring a massive workload from 2010-2012, there is some concern that Foster could be wearing down as he's struggled with hamstring issues. The extended break and recovery time from back surgery should see him enter the 2014 season as healthy as he's been in recent years. The addition of former Giants running back Andre Brown is no threat to Foster's workload and he'll continue to be a three-down player. Look for a bounce-back season for the soon to be 28-year-old, but the days of Foster posting top-5 fantasy totals are over.
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