As the preseason progresses, I am becoming more and more cautious about Arian Foster. I have thought all along that he was a potential candidate for a downturn this year. His monstrous breakout season is a classic prelude to a dissapointing encore. As I had mentioned, two reasons for this are physical wear and tear and mental problems adjusting to the bright light of stardom. To date, Foster seems to be trying to make himself a textbook example of these problems.
First, he has been and is fighting with a nagging hamstring injury that may be threatening his health to start the season. Now, he is tweating an image of his MRI and getting defensive when it causes a stir that he did not expect. The initial tweat is bizarre, since it gives opponents an even better roadmap of where to heat him with a cheap shot. (Its hard to bluff your way out of an MRI image with a cheery injury report.) To top that off, his followup message just hit me as someone that is not prepared to deal with being a star.
For me, Foster has clearly slid out of any number one pick consideration and is flirting with sliding down to number three, behind Ray Rice. In PPR leagues, he has already done enough to fall behind Rice.
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