Aug 3, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) talks to running back Ben Tate (44) during training camp at Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Football 2013: Houston Texans to use running back rotation


If you are wondering about whether or not you should be starting Houston Texans running back Arian Foster on your fantasy football team this week, you should proceed with caution because the team is expected to rotate their running backs, which means Foster could see a decrease in production.

The news came from head coach Gary Kubiak as the team prepares for their Week One match up.

“We’re going to rotate,” Kubiak said, via Houston Chronicle.

“First off, I think Arian’s condition is excellent. His practice this week has been just excellent. He’s a worker — that’s why he plays well — and I’ve been impressed by how he’s held up. But I think it’s early in the season; I don’t know how warm it’s going to be up there. But I think we’re smart to play them both and obviously we’ll see how Arian holds up from that standpoint. But I don’t think we’re looking at the majority load that we maybe look at when he’s rolling.”

The decision is being made to preserve Foster and ensure that he is healthy for the long run this season, but don’t be surprised to see the team continue with this strategy if it is successful.

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