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Robert Foster

Robert Foster

Wide Receiver #8
Team: Buffalo Bills
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 196 lb.
College:None
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Born:None
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Robert Foster: Staying with Bills

Foster has re-signed with the Bills, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Analysis: The 2018 UDFA was an exclusive rights free agent, a designation that wouldn't allow him to sign with a new team unless the Bills failed to extend a minimum salary tender. Foster failed to build upon his promising rookie season, catching just three of 18 targets for 64 yards in 2019. A toe injury may have been part of the problem, but it also seemed he was simply outplayed by all of John Brown, Cole Beasley, Duke Williams and Isaiah McKenzie. The Bills might allow Foster to compete for a top-three job in 2020 if he bounces back with a strong showing at the offseason program.

March 10, 2020 7:04 AM EST

Robert Foster: Disappointing sophomore campaign

Foster finished the 2019 season with just three catches on 18 targets for 64 yards and no touchdowns.

Analysis: After Foster served as a great surprise as an undrafted rookie out of Alabama in 2018, his follow-up campaign was a complete disappointment, especially with the No. 3 and No. 4 wideout roles being up for grabs most of the season. The 64 yards on 219 offensive snaps is terrible, the catch-to-target ratio is brutal for any NFL wideout, and the fact that a guy with his speed and big-play potential couldn't hit on even one big strike was a major letdown. With the Bills actively looking to beef up the position this offseason and starters John Brown and Cole Beasley remaining under contract, Foster has his offseason work cut out for him if he's going to stick with the team, or even in the NFL for that matter.

January 23, 2020 10:19 AM EST

Robert Foster: Healthy inactive

Foster (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's contest against the Texans.

Analysis: The Bills opted to activate Duke Williams for the pivotal contest, relegating Foster to the bench. The speedy playmaker has essentially been bypassed by Williams on the depth chart, and has failed to log a reception in each of the last four games.

January 4, 2020 12:14 PM EST

Robert Foster: Empty playing time

Foster played 63 of 64 offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Jets, catching none of his four targets.

Analysis: For a guy that came out of nowhere to post a 27-541-3 line last season as an undrafted rookie, Foster's second-year production has been pathetic. He finishes the regular season with just three catches on 18 targets for 64 yards and no scores, while not catching a pass since Week 13 despite playing in each game since. There's a shot that Duke Williams -- who posted six catches for108 yards Sunday -- may have done enough to pass Foster when the Bills decide who suits up for their playoff game this week in Houston.

December 31, 2019 12:03 AM EST

Robert Foster: Added opportunities on tap

Foster is in line for added opportunities Sunday against the Jets, with both John Brown and Cole Beasley inactive, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Bills, who are locked into the AFC's No. 5 playoff seed, sat several key players Sunday, which frees up added looks for Foster, who Buscaglia predicts will fill in for Brown. Meanwhile, Isaiah McKenzie figures to sub for Beasley, with Duke Williams filling McKenzie's usual role.

December 29, 2019 9:17 AM EST

Robert Foster: Catchless in loss

Foster was unable to haul in his lone target of Sunday's 24-17 loss to New England.

Analysis: Foster's catchless streak increased to three games Sunday. The Alabama product, unlike Week 15, saw the field on offense Sunday and was targeted on a deep heave by Josh Allen late in the fourth quarter. It didn't translate to the stat sheet, but that might change Sunday against the Jets. The Bills are locked into the fifth seed and may rest their starters in favor of down-roster players like Foster.

December 24, 2019 9:01 PM EST

Robert Foster: Plays exclusively on special teams

Foster did not record an offensive snap during Sunday's 17-10 win over Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Foster had a catch of at least 20 yards in three straight games from Weeks 11 through 13, but -- after not linking up with Josh Allen in Week 14 -- Foster was limited to special teams Sunday. He continues to slide behind Isaiah McKenzie on the depth chart in a pass offense that isn't exactly consistent. He shouldn't be on your radar for Sunday's matchup against New England's second-ranked pass defense.

December 17, 2019 5:19 PM EST

Robert Foster: Out of sync with Josh Allen

Foster was targeted four times during Sunday's 24-17 loss to Baltimore, but did not record a catch.

Analysis: Sunday's four targets marked a season high, but he and Josh Allen were unable to connect as Buffalo's offense was off-kilter for much of the game. Four of the sophomore's five touches this season have gone for at least 20 yards. That's impressive big-play ability, but Foster just isn't getting opportunities and it's worth noting that Isaiah McKenzie, who has been competing with Foster for the WR3 job, wrapped Sunday up with three catches off of five targets, keeping Foster at bay as WR4. Next up Sunday is a matchup against Pittsburgh's fifth-ranked pass defense.

December 10, 2019 9:42 PM EST

Robert Foster: Sees increased work

Foster caught one of two targets for 20 yards during Thursday's win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: The 25-year-old was considered questionable due to a hamstring injury but ended up playing 28 offensive snaps, his highest snap total of the season. Foster could see an increased role going forward, since he and Isaiah McKenzie split snaps as the Bills' No. 3 wide receiver in Dallas, per Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo.

December 2, 2019 4:06 PM EST

Robert Foster: Suits ups Thursday

Foster (hamstring) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Cowboys, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Foster -- who has caught just two passes for 44 yards in eight games to date -- will give it a go Thursday, but he's off the fantasy radar these days, while slotting in behind John Brown, Cole Beasley and Isaiah McKenzie on the Bills' wide receiver depth chart.

November 28, 2019 12:08 PM EST

Robert Foster: Listed as questioanble

Foster (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Cowboys.

Analysis: Foster is off the fantasy radar these days, with just two catches for 44 yards in eight games to date. The 25-year-old caught 27 passes for 541 yards and three TDs in 13 games last season, but he's currently behind John Brown, Cole Beasley and Isaiah McKenzie on the Bills' wide receiver depth chart.

November 27, 2019 7:18 AM EST

Robert Foster: Officially limited Tuesday

Foster (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Tuesday.

Analysis: Foster kicked off Week 13 prep as a DNP on Monday's estimated injury report, so his upgrade to some activity is a step in the right direction. He'll look to progress further Wednesday with an eye on suiting up for Thursday's game at Dallas. If he's unable to play, Andre Roberts and even Duke Williams would be in line for some work on offense.

November 26, 2019 12:06 PM EST

Robert Foster: Upgraded to limited

Foster (hamstring) is expected to practice on a limited basis Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: That's an improvement from his DNP on the practice estimation from Monday's walkthrough, following Foster's departure during Sunday's win over the Broncos. The fact that Foster's 1-24-0 line was his best total of the season tells you all you need to know about his value following last year's breakthrough rookie season, and the biggest implication about his status for Thursday's game in Dallas is whether a potential absence would mean Duke Williams would get a chance to suit up again.

November 26, 2019 8:43 AM EST

Robert Foster: DNP on Monday's estimate

Foster (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice estimate.

Analysis: Foster suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday's win over the Bengals, and it seems unlikely he recovers on a short week for Thursday's matchup against the Cowboys. It's been a disappointing season for the Alabama product, as he's fallen into the No. 4 wideout role, catching just two passes for 44 yards a season after compiling 27 for 541 and three scores.

November 25, 2019 12:30 PM EST

Robert Foster: Leaves Sunday's game

Foster (hamstring) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Analysis: Hamstring injuries are tough with receviers, as it's likely he'll try to stretch it out before attempting to return. It's unclear when Foster suffered the injury, but in his stead, Andre Roberts and Isaiah McKenzie would be in line to see an increase in snaps.

November 24, 2019 11:45 AM EST

Robert Foster: Relegated to special teams

Foster did not log an offensive snap during Sunday's 37-20 win over Miami.

Analysis: Josh Allen had a career day against the Dolphins, but Foster had no hand in it after recording his first catch of the season in Week 10. In the seven games for which he has dressed, Sunday was the first time that Foster did not log at least seven offensive snaps. He shouldn't be on your fantasy radar, especially Sunday against Denver's top-five pass defense.

November 19, 2019 3:49 PM EST

Robert Foster: Past groin injury

Foster (groin) practiced fully Friday for the third straight day Friday and does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Now that he's past the injury, the question remains whether he'll suit up for Sunday's game against Miami, as Duke Williams looks to have earned a spot on the active roster. Andre Roberts won't sit either due to his return skills, so it looks like the final spot might come down to Foster or Isaiah Mckenzie, unless the team decides to take the rare step of suiting up six receivers.

October 18, 2019 12:02 PM EST

Robert Foster: Practicing fully

Foster, who missed the last two games with a groin injury, returned to a full practice Wednesday following the team's bye week, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: It looks like Foster will be healthy for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, though Duke Williams has seemingly passed him on the depth chart during Foster's absence. With six receivers in the corps, the Bills might choose to sit one player as a healthy inactive in Week 7.

October 16, 2019 1:59 PM EST

Robert Foster: Ruled out Week 5

Foster (groin) is inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Titans.

Analysis: Foster was questionable entering Sunday after being limited in Friday's practice session. This will be the second week in a row he's held out with the issue. Look for Andre Roberts and Zay Jones to see a few extra snaps with Foster out.

October 6, 2019 8:41 AM EST

Robert Foster: Deemed questionable for Week 5

Foster (groin) was limited in practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: After full showings Wednesday and Thursday, Foster looked poised to avoid a designation heading into the weekend, but he was downgraded after his reps were capped in the final practice of Week 5. If Foster suits up Sunday, he won't be in line for much more than a depth role at receiver after garnering only three total targets across the three games he's played this season.

October 4, 2019 11:51 AM EST

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