D.J. Foster
D.J. Foster
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Arizona Cardinals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Foster has floated around the league since joining the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2016, spending time on the practice squad and 53-man roster of both that team and the Cardinals. The latter organization has provided more opportunity to make a mark - 36 touches with Arizona in 2017 versus 25 in New England one year prior - but he didn't handle any last season due to a preseason ACL tear. In the meantime, rehabilitation has been Foster's focus, and when healthy he'll join Chase Edmonds and T.J. Logan in the competition for slotting behind starting running back David Johnson. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $645,000 contract with the Cardinals in March of 2019.
Ineffective in preseason opener
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August 9, 2019
Foster (knee) netted minus-2 yards on three rushes during Thursday's preseason game against the Chargers.
Foster spent the entire 2018 season on injured reserve due to a torn ACL, so his participation in Thursday's game is a positive step despite a lack of production. The 25-year-old running back is competing with Chase Edmonds, T.J. Logan, Dontae Strickland and Wes Hills for a role behind every-down starter David Johnson.
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How do D.J. Foster's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 0"
205 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.57 sec
Shuttle Time
4.07 sec
Cone Drill
6.75 sec
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
Broad Jump
117 in
Bench Press
14 reps
Hand Length
9.25 in
Arm Length
30.50 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
An undrafted free agent in 2016, Foster made three appearances as a rookie with the Patriots, but the backfield was too stacked for him to make their 53-man roster after last preseason. He instead spent Week 1 on New England's practice squad, from which he was plucked by Arizona on the heels of David Johnson's dislocated wrist in the opener. Foster needed time to ingratiate himself with coach Bruce Arians and company, but another season-ending injury to Adrian Peterson forced the Cardinals' hand. From Week 11 onward, Foster was a receiving complement to starter Kerwynn Williams, reeling in 17 of 28 passes for 133 yards over the final seven games. With Johnson back to handle a workhorse role and the selection of fourth-rounder Chase Edmonds, Foster may be a healthy scratch weekly, assuming he lands a spot on the final squad.
Foster, who joined the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State, finished up his rookie season with seven carries for 24 yards and one catch for two yards over the course of three games for the Patriots. Every-down NFL work may not be in the cards for Foster, who is on the team's practice squad, but his RB/WR flexibility could help the 6-0, 195-pounder if injuries hit the New England backfield.
As an undrafted free agent, Foster will need to shine in the preseason in order to secure a roster spot, but he could well find his way with a role with the Patriots out of the gate, especially if Dion Lewis (knee) ends up being slowed early on. At 6-foot, 195 pounds, Foster profiles more as a change-of-pace option, with his quick feet potentially making him an asset to the team as a pass-catcher out of the backfield.
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Easing back into action
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Knee - ACL
May 29, 2019
Foster (knee) rode a stationary bike during Wednesday's practice, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
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Sticking in Arizona
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March 8, 2019
The Cardinals signed Foster (knee) to a one-year contract Friday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
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Says he's ahead of schedule
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February 5, 2019
Foster (knee) said he is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from the ACL tear he suffered in late August, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official website reports.
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Lands on IR
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August 28, 2018
Foster (knee) has been placed on IR, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Diagnosed with ACL tear
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August 27, 2018
Foster (knee) has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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