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11:48am EST 12/30/12

As expected, Texans RB Arian Foster (irregular heartbeat) is active for today's game against the Colts.  He practiced all week and is ready for a full workload.  Foster remains a must-start in fantasy.

Texans RB Arian Foster (irregular heartbeat) put in a full week of practice and is probable for Sunday's game against the Colts.  The team has expressed no concern about Foster's condition, so we're confident he'll see a full workload in a game Houston needs to win.  Fantasy's #2 RB remains a must-start against a Colts team he rushed for 165 yards against a couple weeks ago.

Texans RB Arian Foster (irregular heartbeat) put in a full practice on Wednesday.  "Arian’s fine," HC Gary Kubiak said.  "He’s been cleared. Took all his normal reps he would take on a Wednesday."  Foster will see his normal workload Sunday in a game the Texans need to win the clinch the #1 seed.  He rushed for a season-high 165 yards against the Colts just a couple weeks ago.

Texans HC Gary Kubiak reiterated on Monday that RB Arian Foster is expected to play in the season finale, despite leaving yesterday's game with an irregular heartbeat.  "Running some tests with Arian just to make sure, but everything has been positive," Kubiak said.  "Expecting him to be back."  We'll keep our eyes on the situation throughout the week, but owners playing in Week 17 can pencil Foster into fantasy lineups.  He went for 165 rushing yards against the Colts just a couple weeks ago.  The Texans can clinch the #1 seed with a win on Sunday.

Texans HC Gary Kubiak revealed that RB Arian Foster was pulled from Sunday's game with an irregular heartbeat.  Kubiak added that Foster was "doing fine," and that he was taken out as a precaution.  It'll still be a situation to monitor though.  Owners playing in Week 17 should add RB Ben Tate.  With their loss to Minnesota on Sunday, the Texans still need to win next weekend's game against the Colts to clinch the #1 seed in the AFC.

Texans RB Arian Foster was sidelined in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Vikings.  According to insider John McClain, Foster is ill and "probably won't return."  It's a tough break for fantasy owners.  Foster managed just 15 yards on 10 carries, plus 2 catches for 14 yards.

Texans RB Arian Foster appeared on the team's initial injury report on Thursday with a hamstring.  He put in a full practice, though, and theres no indication that Foster is dealing with anything serious.  We'll update his status again tomorrow, but Foster should be good to go for Monday night's game against the Jets.

11:35am EDT 9/9/12

Texans RB Arian Foster (knee) is active for today's game against the Dolphins.  It means the team was satisfied with how he looked in pregame warmups.  While we might see a little more of RB Ben Tate, Foster is still a good bet for 15+ touches.  He's a must-start in fantasy.

NFL insider Jason La Canfora reports that Texans RB Arian Foster (knee) is expected to play against the Dolphins tomorrow.  La Canfora does add that the team will "monitor" Foster in warmups, and that RB Ben Tate could see a little more action than usual.  Still, Foster is a good bet for 15+ touches.  And that makes him a must-start in fantasy.  Just make sure to check back here around noon ET on Sunday to make sure Foster is active.  Ben Tate, meanwhile, is an intriguing-but-still-risky RB3 or flex option.  We're guessing he'll see 8-10 touches.

Texans HC Gary Kubiak labeled RB Arian Foster (knee) a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Dolphins.  Kubiak also revealed that Foster underwent an MRI yesterday, which came back clean.  Kubiak is "optimistic" that Foster will be ready on Sunday.  Check back that morning to be sure, but we'd keep Foster penciled into fantasy lineups for now.  We could see a little more of RB Ben Tate, but Foster remains a must-start as long as he's active.

Texans HC Gary Kubiak confirmed that RB Arian Foster was removed at the end of Thursday's practice for "precautionary reasons" and that he'll be "fine" for this weekend's game against the Dolphins.  “Arian said his knee is a little sore, so we pulled him," Kubiak explained.  "He missed like the last third of practice."  We'll continue to keep an eye on Foster.  But as long as he's back at practice today, he''ll remain a must-start.

Texans RB Arian Foster reportedly sat out the end of Thursday's practice with knee soreness.  HC Gary Kubiak said afterwards that his stud back is "ok" and "should be ready" for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.  It sounds like a minor issue, but still not what you want to be hearing about your 1st-round pick before the season even kicks off.  We'll keep tabs on Foster, but keep him locked into your starting lineup for now.

The Texans have signed RB Justin Forsett.  In Seattle the past 3 seasons, Forsett averaged 4.6 yards per carry on 278 attempts.  He also compiled 730 yards on 97 catches -- good for a 7.5-yard average.  The 5'8, 198-pounder is too small to play a major ball-carrying role, but he's an explosive change-of-pace option.  He'll be #3 on Houston's depth chart, though, and won't see enough touches to be a fantasy factor.

The Texans and RB Arian Foster have agreed to a new 5-year deal.  Financial terms have yet to be disclosed.  Foster was set to become a restricted free-agent next week, so Houston did a good job to lock up its offensive centerpiece.  Foster has compiled 2,840 rushing yards on a 4.7 per-carry average over the past 2 seasons.  He's also hauled in 119 receptions, proving to be one of the most well-rounded backs in the league.  Foster is a perfect fit in Houston's zone-blocking scheme.  And at just 25 years old, he's a candidate to lead all RBs in fantasy points over the next 3 or 4 seasons.

Update: Foster's deal will pay him $43.5 million over 5 years.  $20.75 million is guaranteed.  It's virtually identical to the contract that Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams signed last offseason.  Houston got itself a bargain here.

The Texans have yet to apply the franchise tag to star RB Arian Foster. Multiple reports say the team is expected to, though. Foster will be a restricted free agent, so Houston could choose to tender him at the highest level and allow other suitors to make a run. The problem there would be allowing another franchise to set the contract terms at a generally fungible position. The franchise tag would still allow Foster to talk with other teams, but signing him would come at a prohibitive price. The Texans have been expected to skip tagging DE Mario Williams. Franchising him would mean a 2012 salary in excess of $20 million.

11:36am EST 1/1/12

Texans RB Arian Foster is inactive for today's game against the Titans.  Houston is resting its stud back in a meaningless game.  Ben Tate will serve as the team's lead back and is a strong fantasy option.

The Texans are locked into the AFC's #3 seed, making their Week 17 game against the Titans meaningless.  After laying an egg against the Colts on Thursday, HC Gary Kubiak may want to get his starters some action.  And WR Andre Johnson may be available for a quick tune-up.  “I’m hoping (Johnson) is back out there this week,” Kubiak said on Friday. “We’ll see what happens, but he’d be a nice addition to get back.”  We wouldn't expect to see guys like Johnson, Arian Foster, and Owen Daniels on the field in the 2nd half though.  All 3 guys are shaky fantasy options this week.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Texans QB Matt Schaub will miss the rest of the season with a lis franc (foot) injury. That puts Matt Leinart at the helm of the likely playoff-bound offense after the Week 11 bye. Schaub shouldn't be a huge loss for most fantasy owners. He has attempted 23 passes or fewer in 3 of the past 4 games. He hasn't reached 2 TD passes in consecutive games since Week 3. He has been relatively safe, though, with just 1 INT over the past 5 games. Leinart, who hasn't thrown a regular-season pass since 2009, will get the Jaguars in his 1st start. Reports back in August had Leinart looking good in camp, but it's tough to believe that the light bulb suddenly flicked on for him after 4 disappointing seasons in Arizona. We wouldn't bother adding Leinart outside of 2-QB leagues. The loss of Schaub is obviously bad news for all of Houston's pass-catchers. Needless to say, the Texans will continue to go run-heavy, which is good news for both Arian Foster and Ben Tate.

Update: Nick Scurfield of reports that the team has received no final word on Schaub's diagnosis or outlook. Here's what HC Gary Kubiak had to say: “I know it’s been reported a couple places exactly what’s going on, but as of right now, they haven’t given me any conclusions.”

Texans RB Arian Foster (quad) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Ravens.  He was limited in practice all week, but the team is just taking it easy on him after he's toted the rock 52 times over the past 2 weeks.  He's a full-go for this weekend and needs to be in starting lineups despite the tough matchup.

Texans RB Arian Foster has been limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a quad injury.  We're guessing the team is just taking it easy on him after carrying 52 times over the past 2 weeks.  Foster is expected to be a full-go for this Sunday's game against the Ravens, but check back later today for an update.

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