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Running back Arian Foster's fantasy stock has taken a major hit through the recent offseason and preseason. Despite finishing in the top five in fantasy scoring in each of the past three seasons, red flags have popped up all over the place.
Foster's efficiency has plummeted as his workload has increased, and his body might be sounding the alarm. He was out for the entire preseason due to injury, prompting many fantasy owners to avoid him in the first round.
That wisdom might prove true in the long run, but Foster should be back on Monday Night Football. Does that mean he will have a vintage performance?
Don't expect that, at least if head coach Gary Kubiak is to be believed. He said, via Drew Dougherty of the team's website, “Obviously I don’t think Arian is going to be a 30-carry guy opening night without camp."
That makes Ben Tate a sneaky good start against a bad San Diego Chargers team. This is the same Tate who looked great while averaging 5.7 yards per carry during the preseason.