College: Indiana | 4 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 224 lbs
Birth Date: 11/2/1994
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 10
Questionable - Stinger
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
Howard failed to hit the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the first time in his career last season. He was 65 yards shy of that mark. He did top 1,000 total yards, though, and scored nine touchdowns for the second straight season. Howard had double-digit carries all but one game. He had two 100-yard games. Howard got very little work in the passing game once again, having 20 receptions, which was a career low. Expect more of the same from Howard in his first season with the Eagles, getting most of the early work and not a ton of chances in the passing game. He fills the role well. Howard is a punishing runner that does his best work between the tackles. He finishes his runs well and does a great job of getting downhill in a hurry. Howard also doesn't have bad hands for a big back but doesn't get many chances in that area.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Howard was 21st in fantasy running back scoring last year but might not improve on that much this year with rookie Miles Sanders trying to take work from him. Consider Howard a low-end No. 2 or 3 fantasy back. His reception totals hold his fantasy value back, but he will get his rushing yards and scores. Howard can get around 1,100 total yards, eight or nine touchdowns and 20 receptions.
Many considered 2018 a down season for Jordan Howard. Yes, the endless work on the Jugs machine did not pan out in receptions, as Tarik Cohen took over as the passing down back, but Howard still produced. Howard played all 16 games for the Bears and had 250 carries for 935 yards and nine touchdowns. Those numbers meant that he finished the 2018 season as the RB20, which is still good enough for a number two running back.Howard's switch to Philadelphia will mean a chance to play with another young quarterback. One in Carson Wentz who has already shown his ability to lead an offense in the NFL. With the age of Darren Sproles, the blah nature of Wendall Smallwood and Cory Clement and the non-signing back of Jay Ajayi, Jordan Howard is the lead running back in Philly.As rookie Miles Sanders gets worked into the offense, it will be Jordan Howard who carries the bulk of the load, with the rest handling minimal rushing work, mixed with the passing down work for the Eagles offense. We have seen just last season that even without this passing downs work Howard is a valuable fantasy back. In his three seasons in the league to this point, Howard has averaged 259 carries, 1,123 yards, and eight touchdowns. Even in a committee situation again this season, these numbers are not out of the realm of possibility. In fact, they should be very close to the production we can expect behind an offensive line which is seen as a top unit in the league.Jordan Howard is currently the 36th RB of the board at the start of the eighth round in fantasy drafts. Going behind such players as Tevin Coleman and Darrell Henderson is not only crazy but downright insulting really. He is durable, productive and has a guaranteed role unlike the other two. His floor is an RB2 for fantasy and his ceiling could be a low-end RB1. To get him in the eighth round is a bargain, and something you should make the most of this season.
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Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Fantasy Spin: Howard sat out Week 11's game against the New England Patriots but rookie Miles Sanders was unable to do much in a tough matchup in his place. Howard should be able to return to a significant role once cleared, and he's in a much better spot this week against the Seattle Seahawks at home.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) is a risky choice in Week 12 fantasy lineups assuming he is cleared to play. Currently questionable at best after missing Week 11, Howard is set for a date with the Seattle Seahawks Defense. If fully healthy, Howard would be a middling RB2 for this contest, but given the injury and the possibility of a re-aggravation, he can't be treated as much more than an RB4. Desperate fantasy owners need to keep an eye on injury reports heading into Friday's practice and should be ready to pounce on Boston Scott or anyone else potentially available on the waiver wire.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) are doing individual work in practice on Wednesday and are limited. Jeffery didn't practice at all last week before he was inactive in Week 11, so it's progress for him. Still, both players should still be considered questionable to face the Seahawks in Week 12. Nelson Agholor would have some fleeting flex appeal once again if Jeffery misses another game, while tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert would both remain involved in the passing game. Rookie Miles Sanders would have RB2 upside if Howard misses his second straight game. Keep an eye on their practice status the rest of the week.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) is officially inactive for the team's Week 11 game.
The Philadelphia Eagles have declared DE Daeshon Hall, WR Alshon Jeffery, DL Shareef Miller, QB Nate Sudfeld, RB Jordan Howard, OG Nate Herbig and LB Nigel Bradham inactive for Week 11.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard (shoulder), who is questionable for Week 11 against the Patriots, is not expected to play, according to a source. Jay Ajayi, who was signed on Friday, is expected to make his season debut as a result. You'll need to remove Howard from your starting lineups as soon as possible. Rookie Miles Sanders should see most of the touches in the backfield this afternoon and will be on the RB3 radar in PPR leagues. Ajayi is worth picking up in deeper leagues or if you own Howard, but he's a desperation play in his first game action of the season against the Super Bowl champions.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) will not play in Week 11's game against the New England Patriots, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Howard had been listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week but he probably won't be sidelined for an extended period of time. RBs Miles Sanders and Boston Scott are likely to receive the bulk of the carries in his absence, with recently-resigned RB Jay Ajayi expected to see some offensive snaps as well.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited in practice on Friday and is questionable to play in Week 11 against the Patriots. We still expect Howard to suit up on Sunday, but he could be limited in a tough matchup and cede plenty of touches to rookie Miles Sanders. As such, Howard is shaping up to be a risky low-end RB2/high-end RB3 in a rematch of the Super Bowl two years ago. If Howard sits, Sanders and recently signed running back Jay Ajayi could split the workload. Sanders would have RB2 upside, especially in PPR setups. Philly's offense could struggle to move the ball effectively, though, with receiver Alshon Jeffery (ankle) already ruled out.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is listed as questionable for Week 11.
Fantasy Spin: Howard should be able to play this week, but fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He would have a tough matchup if he plays but can still be a low-end No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard is dealing with a stinger and has not been cleared for contact yet. With the Eagles facing off against the Patriots on Sunday, Howard's availability is in serious jeopardy. Darren Sproles was just ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn hip flexor, leaving rookie Miles Sanders and special teamer Boston Scott as the only healthy running backs on the Eagles roster. Free agent Jay Ajayi visited the Eagles and could be signed and even see some action as early as Sunday. It's a mess for the Eagles offense. Howard's fantasy owners should be making alternate plans.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 14.
Fantasy Spin: Howard likely will be able to play this week even though he is limited during practice. He will continue to receive most of the work at running back but will be facing the tough New England Patriots defense this week. He probably should be considered a No. 2 running back in most leagues.
Philadelphia Eagles LB Nigel Bradham (ankle), WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and RB Darren Sproles (quad) were held out of practice Thursday, Nov. 14. OT Jason Peters (knee) and RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) were limited for a second straight day.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) was listed as a limited practice participant on Wednesday. Howard should be able to play coming off the team's by week, but his practice participation the rest of the week should be monitored. If he plays against the Patriots in Week 11, Howard will remain on the RB2/3 borderline as Philly's top back. If he's limited or sits out this weekend, rookie Miles Sanders would have RB2 upside as a potential three-down back.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Fantasy Spin: Howard has rushed for at least 80 yards in each of the last two games and has scored a touchdown in both of those games. He will be facing one of the best defenses in the NFL this week but should still be a starting option in leagues.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard is facing a tough matchup in Week 11. The Eagles will host the New England Patriots and their elite defense. In a game where the Eagles offense could struggle to move the ball, Howard's role gives him a concerning floor and not much of a ceiling. He is on the RB2/3 border this week and offers little upside. Most fantasy owners should have a better option available assuming a healthy roster.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard rushed 19 times for 82 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears, his former team.
Fantasy Spin: Howard has been seeing plenty of touches lately, and he remains a decent RB2 in most fantasy leagues. However, you'll need to make alternate plans with a bye in Week 10.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard led the Eagles backfield again in Week 9. He scored a touchdown and gained 82 yards on 19 carries. He added another yard on his lone reception. Howard's touchdown was a 13-yard run in the third quarter. Howard out-touched Miles Sanders 20-to-13 and should continue to be the leader of the Eagles backfield, especially in goal line situations. Howard's upside will be limited by his lack of involvement in the passing game, but he should still be a fairly consistent RB2 as long as game flow cooperates.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard faces the Chicago Bears in Week 9, and Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com believes Howard will run for 100-plus yards against a Chicago defense that has struggled against the run without DT Akiem Hicks (elbow) in the lineup.
Fantasy Spin: Howard has emerged as the lead back for the Eagles this season, and he is coming off a 23-carry effort in Week 8. He should at least be a RB2 option against his former team.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard could be a solid option in Week 9 despite a seemingly tough matchup against a strong Chicago Bears Defense. The Eagles were able to establish a strong running game against the Bills in Week 8, leading Howard to a season-high 96 yards on the ground. More of the same could be in store this week, as the Eagles are likely to try to avoid throwing against the Bears secondary as much as possible. It could be a big game for Howard because of the injury to rookie Miles Sanders (shoulder) as well. Howard is a solid RB2 with some nice touchdown upside this week.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard ran 23 times for 96 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills. He also added a 15-yard touchdown reception on two targets.
Fantasy Spin: Howard has 11 or more carries in six straight games and his touchdown was his first since Oct. 6. He still has potential as a RB2 if the Eagles give him this type of work regularly. He'll likely come with a little extra next week when the Chicago Bears a pay visit to his new home.