Chris Polk, RB, Texans
|RB - #63||198.42||HOU||Probable||3 years||25||5'11||222||@1ChrisPolk|
2015 Outlook: Super Sleeper (high risk/potential)Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs
Update (08/06): We think Polk has the most value at the RB on the current Texans roster. I wouldn't get all giddy by him getting an upside opportunity as his resume is short with some injury risk. Chris has talent to be a power runner on first and second down with enough pass catching ability to be in the mix in the passing game. His biggest downside would be Houston adding a veteran back with a more proven resume. For now, Polk is an upside flier to watch over the next couple of weeks as the Texans and the fantasy world waits to see the winning hole open in this backfield.
Through three NFL seasons, Polk has only 57 carries, 270 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. He's caught just six passes for just 77 yards in his career. Chris was given goal-line carries a couple of times last year while with the Philadelphia Eagles and he responded with four TDs in limited action. Overall, Polk took 46 rushes for 172 yards, a 3.7 average. He has the power-running style to replace Foster. However, his NFL resume is short and he's been nagged by injuries throughout his time in the pros. Chris was a three-year starter at the University of Washington, where he rushed for 4,049 yards on 799 carries with 26 TDs. He even caught 79 passes for 683 yards and four scores. I like his overall skill set more than Blue's, and Polk may emerge as the best handcuff to Foster this season.
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster exited Thursday night's game with a possible concussion. He took a shot to the head from Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson after slipping on the turf. Foster snuck back on the field but was visibly furious after they took his helmet. He's questionable to return.
Before exiting, Foster had 12 carries for 25 yards and added three receptions for 11 yards. It remains to be seen if he'll come back out after half. He will first have to complete the league's concussion protocol. It's will be up to Alfred Blue and Chris Polk to shoulder the load if Foster can't go.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors10/8 - Texans RB Arian Foster exits with concussion
10/2 - Texans RB Jonathan Grimes ruled out for Week 4
9/9 - Texans RB Alfred Blue is second on the team's first depth chart behind only Arian Foster
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