Houston Texan Arian Foster Stampedes Dallas Cowboys in Lonestar Showdown

Fantasy KnuckleheadsCorrespondent IAugust 29, 2010

HOUSTON - JANUARY 03:  Running back Arian Foster #37 of the Houston Texans slips past a diving line backer Gary Guyton #59 in the third quarter at Reliant Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Arian Foster rushed 18 times for 110 yards and a single touchdown while catching four passes for 16 yards against the Cowboys, en route to a 23-7 Texans victory. It's hard to hold back from bumping Foster up in our Fantasy Football Draft Guide.

It marks the first time a Texan back rushed for a 100 yards in a preseason game.

Foster embarrassed safety Alan Ball after running straight through him for a second touchdown; however, it was recalled due to a penalty. Foster also stayed in with the first-team offense through the third quarter, coming off the field only to allow two carries for six yards to Steve Slaton.

The Texans, as a whole, played very well and very methodically against a very good Cowboys defense, specifically on the ground where they gained a total of 176 yards.

The Cowboys offense, meanwhile, raised a couple of additional eyebrows as they have now failed to put together a legit touchdown drive in their past four preseason games, and just simply looked flat.

Foster continues to show himself as the first real reliable back to come along for Texas, and also has more than convinced us that you’re going to have a hard time finding him cheap, as he keeps on impressing.

Foster’s stock continues to soar in the rankings—we have Foster currently ranked 24th—and it is highly likely he will go a lot earlier than many have intended, so it may be time for you to decide if you’re gonna pull the trigger in the early rounds…this guy says go for it!