I will say it’s a bit refreshing to have a player that is still in his 20’s in a Just Say No piece. Even if he does turn 30 in August.
Age isn’t the issue here this time though. The problem is that Arian Foster has been a non stop injury machine since 2013. Despite always being a fantasy football favorite, Foster hasn’t played a full 16 game season since the 2012 campaign. Last season Foster played exactly four games before he ruptured his Achilles tendon against the Dolphins in week seven. Keep in mind he also missed the first three weeks of the season due to a back injury.
There’s no doubting what Foster can do when he’s been able to play. He’s four-time Pro Bowler and a former NFL rushing champion. But with the decent amount of money he’ll be able to pull, is it worth it to risk it for the Detroit Lions? Not at this point.
Next: Charles Johnson