Arian Foster, the NFL’s leading rusher through the first three weeks of the NFL season, has not received a carry through one quarter of play in the Texans’ Week 4 matchup versus the Oakland Raiders.
According to RotoWire’s Twitter Feed, Arian Foster was benched by coach Gary Kubiak because of a “coach’s decision.”
Foster’s backups, Derrick Ward and Steve Slaton, have both already seen touches with Ward rushing for a 33-yard TD scamper.
Foster was not on the Texans’ injury report at any point during practice this week, and there was no speculation that he wouldn’t be on the field come Sunday.
This news has made waves because Foster, a mid-round pick in many fantasy drafts has been the NFL’s biggest surprise through the first three weeks. Â He was surely in the starting lineup of every fantasy team he was on, and was looking forward to an especially juicy matchup against a sub-par raiders defense.
What Arian Foster did to earn the ire of Coach Kubiak is currently unknown, but it must have been pretty terrible for Kubiak to sit the NFL’s leading rusher.
The Texans are already missing the best wide receiver in the NFL, Andre Johnson, due to injury.
Gary Kubiak must hate fantasy football.