By Rich Winter
Well, Arian Foster owners, what did you expect?
A week after lighting up the Oakland Raiders, Arian Foster looks to have come up lame with a bad hamstring and is unlikely to play in today's game against the New York Giants.
Those hammies can be dicey if you're the owner of Foster and are counting on him for No. 1 production.
So, now what.
The Texans injury report says that Alfred Blue, the rookie from LSU, will get some work today, along with Jonathon Grimes.
Jonathon Grimes has a little more NFL experience, but not the kind you shoulder your load on.
2012 - 2 carries for 6 yards
2013 - 21 carries for 73 yards and 1 td.
2014 - 4 carries for 11 yards.
What about Alfred Blue then?
His resume reads like a career college backup at LSU.
In 2011 he had 530 yards but just 270 and 343 in 2012 and 2013.
If you're an Arian Foster owner, you've gotta make a decision and grab one of these guys ASAP. Foster could be hobbled by that hamstring all year and you would be wise to pick up his backup before someone else does.
If it's me, I've seen the career resume of Jonathon Grimes and I don't think he's going to get a ton of work.
Even though it might raise a few eyebrows, I'd pick up Alfred Blue in a second because at least we don't know what his full NFL capabilities are.
The good thing about Blue in this situation is the Texans like to run the ball and they have a great defense.
Who know, if Foster is a dud this year, you might just end up with a stud.
Ahhhhh, fantasy football!
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