College: Indiana | 4 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 224 lbs
Birth Date: 11/2/1994
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 10
Questionable - Shoulder
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 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.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard had another successful performance in Week 8, running the ball 23 times for 96 yards and a touchdown. He added one reception for 15 more yards. Howard's touchdown came on a three-yard run in the fourth quarter. Howard has blatantly established himself as the lead back for the Eagles, as Miles Sanders and Boston Scott combined for just eight carries. Howard's role makes him a fantasy option, but his limited passing game ability keeps his ceiling fairly low.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard might only play a fantasy relevant role in Week 8 if he is able to score a touchdown. Howard and the Eagles travel to Buffalo to take on a tough Bills Defense. While Howard has handled almost all early-down and goal line work lately, he has not put together many yards and is a complete non-factor in the passing game. He's looking at another game that could possibly be similar to his 50-yard performance in Week 7. Howard is a risky RB3 with a concerning floor this week.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard ran 11 times for 50 yards and caught both of his targets for six yards in Week 7 versus the Dallas Cowboys.
Fantasy Spin: Even though Howard contributes a bit in the passing game, he usually needs positive game script in order to do his best work. That did not happen in this contest, as Dallas had a 14-point edge just over six minutes into the game and led by 20 at halftime. Howard has turned in three very similar games (between 49 and 62 total yards) since his three-score effort in Week 4 and probably can't be asked to do much more than that in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard did as asked in Week 7, running the ball 11 times for 50 yards. He added two catches for six more yards. Howard didn't have a ton of room to run, but he out-touched Miles Sanders 13-to-9, again solidifying his spot atop the Philly running back depth chart. The entire Eagles offense struggled in Week 7, and they should have another tough time in Week 8 against a stout Bills Defense. Howard will be a volume-based RB2/3.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard could struggle in Week 7. The Eagles travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in a battle for first place, and Howard will face off against a tough Dallas run defense. While he has become the head of the Philly backfield, Howard is still a zero in the passing game, limiting his upside to touchdowns. He's right on the RB2/3 border, but his goal line role will always give him some upside in any matchup.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard didn't do much in Week 6. He ran the ball 13 times, gaining 49 yards. Howard's 3.8 yards per carry average wasn't anything special, and he added nothing in the passing game. Still, he clearly ran ahead of rookie Miles Sanders, who only carried the ball three times for six yards. Howard should continue to work as the running portion of the Eagles running back tandem, but he's somewhat touchdown dependent in his role and much more valuable in standard scoring than in PPR.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard rushed for 49 yards on 13 carries against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6.
Fantasy Spin: Howard saw his three-game touchdown streak snapped this week but has received at least 10 carries in each of the last four games. He appears to be the top option in the running game for the Eagles but may only be a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard has taken over the Eagles backfield but will face a tough challenge in Week 6. With the Eagles on the road to take on the Minnesota Vikings, Howard will be a solid RB2, but with limited upside thanks to the Vikings Defense. Howard has five touchdowns in his last three games and is always a threat to run in a short-yardage score, but his lack of chunk gains and receiving upside still leave him somewhat touchdown-dependent.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard is trending toward getting the bulk of the carries in the backfield, according to comments made by head coach Doug Pederson. 'I think as we go, Jordan has been kind of the lead back the last couple of games, for sure. ... I think moving forward it's kind of going that way. I can't sit here and say that if Miles (Sanders) has the hot hand one day that (Howard) gets more touches, but that's kind of the trend,' Pederson said.
Fantasy Spin: Howard has amassed 177 total yards and four touchdowns on 31 touches over the last two games, while Sanders has been accumulated 126 yards and no scores on his 24 touches. The latter has significantly more upside but has struggled to commit to hitting the hole despite flashing in a big way as a receiver. Howard has a difficult matchup coming up in Week 6 versus the Minnesota Vikings, but he'll be in the running for low-end RB2 production in that one if he can push for 15 touches again.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard posted 62 rushing yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in Week 5 against the New York Jets.
Fantasy Spin: It wasn't a giant fantasy performance, but he has been consistent. He has at least 11 carries with a total of four rushing touchdowns and one receiving score over the past three outings. As such, Howard is a decent low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 6 at Minnesota.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard led the Eagles backfield again in Week 5 and seems to have taken over as the head of the running back committee. Howard ran the ball 13 times, gaining 62 yards and scoring a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Howard and rookie Miles Sanders actually tied with 13 touches, but Howard was more heavily involved on the ground. He'll be near the RB2 map going forward if he maintains his hold on the committee.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard is a decent fantasy running back option for Week 5. Howard just scored three touchdowns against the Green Bay Packers and while he may not find the end zone three times again against the New York Jets in Week 5, he should at least get a few chances to run it in. With the Eagles shaping up as 13.5-point favorites, the running game could see a lot of play in the second half. Howard seems to have passed rookie Miles Sanders on the depth chart, but game flow could have played a role in that last week. Howard is a back-end RB2 with big upside in Week 5.