The Houston Texans look to expand upon a successful 2014 season where they finished 9-7 under first year head coach Bill O’Brien. As we inch closer and closer to the start of the 2015 season we here at the Toro Times want to take a look at what can be expected from key players on the roster this season.
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First up in our player projection is on of the key veteran players who looks to build on a good season last year, running back Arian Foster.
A Look Back
Foster came into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2009. During his rookie year he only appeared in six games but showed what the team could expect moving forward as he averaged 4.8 yards per carry on 54 attempts. For his rookie year Foster had 257 yards and three touchdowns.
He followed up his rookie year by exploding in 2010 for 1,616 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground. He added another 604 yards and two touchdowns on 66 receptions.
For his career Foster averages 4.5 yards per carry and his lowest average for a season was 2012 when he had 4.1 yards per rush. To show just how consistent the veteran back has been, his highest average was 4.9 yards in 2010.
What To Expect In 2015
After putting up 1,246 yards, while averaging 4.8 per carry with eight touchdowns in 2014, Foster looks to be as scary today as he was when he broke out in 2010. The only thing to slow Foster down has been injuries, as he missed 11 games over the past two years.
I have a gut feeling luck will be on Arian’s side this season and he plays more games than the previous year, with a shot at suiting up for all 16 for the first time since 2012.
Assuming that the chips fall and the Tennessee product makes it a full year, look for Foster to be one of the top five rushing leaders in 2015. Couple that with his underrated skills at a receiver out of the backfield and Foster will be one of the most productive players on the offensive side of the ball in all the NFL this year.
Toro Times Bold Prediction For Arian Foster In 2015
1,550 yards rushing, 12 touchdowns.
50 receptions for 515 yards and four touchdowns.
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