Arian Foster unlikely to play against Browns

The Houston Texans are expected to be without running back Arian Foster in Sunday’s contest against the Cleveland Browns.

Foster is being called a game time decision by head coach Bill O’Brien but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on SprotsCenter Friday that the running back is unlikely to play due to his groin injury.

The absence of Foster means that Alfred Blue will be the lead back for the Texans who are giving Ryan Mallett his first NFL start in this one.

Fantasy Impact: The Browns defense is looking like a must start heading into this one. They will have a inexperienced quarterback to tee-off against and focus on stopping Blue.

In nine games this season Blue has run 68 times for 234 yards which translates to a poultry 3.4 yards per carry. He has six receptions in the receiving game for 56 yards and a touchdown.