Foster didn't practice all week after injuring his back on Houston's first series against Indianapolis last Sunday. He also missed most of Houston's previous game with a hamstring problem. Interim coach Wade Phillips said Friday that Foster had visited specialists about the problem. The Pro Bowl player gained 542 yards on 121 carries with one touchdown and had 22 receptions and another score.
Foster played on Houston's first series, but did not have a carry. He soon left the field and was taken to the locker room. He missed practice this week with a hamstring injury, but started on Sunday night.
Foster went to the locker room after carrying four times for 11 yards on the Texans' opening drive. Ben Tate was in at running back when Houston began its second possession.
Foster has effectively squashed any preseason doubts by fantasy prognosticators. Though Ben Tate vultured another TD on Sunday, Foster's 4.5 yards-per-carry average is actually his highest since 2010.
Though Foster has rushed for 200 yards the last two weeks, he did not run for a score and has only one rushing TD this season.
Foster also had six catches for 69 yards and a score. It was his first 100-yard rushing game of the year.
Foster has not rushed for more than 79 yards in each game this season and has only one rushing TD. He's also managed just 37 receiving yards.
Foster, who played for Tennessee from 2005-08, says, "My senior year, I was getting money on the side." Sports Illustrated first reported Foster's comments in the EPIX documentary titled, "Schooled: The Price of College Sports." Andrew Muscato, a documentary producer, says Foster didn't specify how much he received or who paid him.
This was not a bad effort for a guy who was sidelined during the preseason. His fantasy owners should obviously believe Foster's production will increase if he stays healthy.
Foster had been listed with a calf injury.