Arian Foster and the handcuff

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  1. Mr. White

    Mr. White H-Town Beatdown

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    Saturday was my draft. I picked him at at #3 overall and I grabbed Ben Tate in the 14th round for the handcuff.

    I wasn't even worried when Kubes said Ward was gonna be the #2. I figured Ward would get the start and Tate would get the results. Then today happened....

    Did anyone else freak out when Foster tweeted his MRI? Does anyone else have all 3 Texans RB's on their roster now?

    :wadepalm:
     
  2. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    Tate struggled in blocking and blitz pick up a bit so I'd bet we see Ward more than Tate if Foster can't go. Ward has proven he can block when it gets hot.
     
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    Yup, Kubiak wont play a back that can't pick up the blitz. He also tends to trust vets more than rooks no matter what.
     
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    Sage advice in the above posts.

    But, I think Tate is the guy to own in fantasy leagues. If the stars align I could see Tate being this years Arian, Ward I just don't see with that high of a ceiling.

    Most likely though, either Arian leads the league in rushing again or we have a RBBC and you will never know who to start.
     
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    If Slaton's healthy enough to play against the Vikes tomorrow, it will be interesting to see if a decent to good performance convinces Kubiak to keep 4 RB's on the roster - even if it might only be for a few weeks.
     
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    I'm going with Tate, he looked flashy in the preseason and I think he will get the long runs. Ward may get the start, but between the two of them, I would expect Tate to get the points. I expect it to be 50/50 in the carries split, and Tate to do more with it than Ward, but it's still a tough choice. I'm not starting both of them though, I have too many other good options. If Foster is out for an extended period of time, I think Tate will take the #1 role over Ward.
     
  7. Mr. White

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    Seems like it's a bad year for RBs in general. I wasn't too impressed with the draft selection after the 4th round.

    Seems like the days of the stud RBs are over at least for now.
     
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    With Foster's hamstring, it would only make sense to keep Slaton.. a true handcuff.

    Like you said, at least for a few weeks, until the trade deadline, to make sure Foster is okay.

    I was talking about his hammy with a friend at work this morning. Foster is on my FF team, my friend has Tate. I told him even though it would hurt my fantasy team in the short run, I would rather Foster didn't play week 1 or week 2, just to make sure he will be good for the rest of the season.
     
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    glad you scooped up Tate in the late rounds. I did the same and its paying dividends! I have him and Peyton Hillis for my RBs.
     

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