2010 Stats: 327 Att, 1,616 yards, 16 TD's, 66 Rec, 604 yards, 2 TD
Arian Foster emerged from nowhere and became the NFL's leading rusher in 2010. He's smart, balanced, and a tough runner who also brings very good pass catching skills to the table.
I don't think Foster will struggle in 2011, he will just not produce at the level he did in 2011. Teams weren't stacking up the box against Houston last year. They were focusing their defensive attention on the passing game -most notable WR Andre Johnson – so Foster was able to find more open holes than any rusher in the league.
While Foster is obviously the Texans guy at RB, a healthy Ben Tate – a promising sophomore who missed the entire 2010 season with a broken ankle – could cut into his carries somewhat. It would smart for Houston not tun Foster's legs to death before he turns 27. Tate and Steve Slaton should help keep Foster fresh.
This will be good for Houston and for Foster's future but will prevent him from putting up the gaudy numbers he did in 2010.
I see Foster rushing for around 1,100 yards and getting another 400 or so receiving. And 15 Total TD's are also a realistic goal.