Monday, September 21, 2015

Musings on FanDuel/Arian Foster and the Houston OL

The Texans' offensive line got depleted during the contest in Carolina on Sunday, losing right tackle Jeff Adams who was forced from the contest due to a right knee injury. His leg was placed in an air cast before he was carted off - we'll see how serious the injury is, but initial indications are troubling.

Couple Adams' situation with the fact that left tackle Duane Brown was unable to practice last week due to his injured hand - Brown was inactive on Sunday after being listed as doubtful to play on Friday.  Brown (thumb injury) said after the game that he is unsure if he will be able to play in Week Three. 'Not sure yet. We're taking it a day at a time, seeing how it progresses. Hopefully. I'd like to get out there, but we'll see.' Also out of action right now is guard Xavier Sua-Filo, who was unable to practice last week due to his injured calf. Sua-Filo was inactive on Sunday after being listed as out on Friday.

The rehabilitation of Arian Foster's injured groin has been progressing swiftly and well according to all reports, but don't be too hasty to insert Foster into your FanDuel lineups until we see the Houston offensive line A). regain some of their missing starters or add some quality free agents to replace the missing starters and B). produce better results than a 2.7 yards per carry average during a game (the Texans had 23/61/1 rushing at Carolina, and quarterback Ryan Mallett scored the TD with 1/6/1 rushing).

Foster can't create holes in the opposing defensive front all by himself - right now the Texans' backs are getting precious little help from the patchwork offensive line in front of them.

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