College: Indiana | 5 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 224 lbs
Birth Date: 11/2/1994
2020 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 106.4
Avg Pts: 6.65
Rank: 19 RB
Miami Dolphins RBs Jordan Howard and Matt Breida are both expected to receive solid playing time this upcoming season, but it is not known which one will start.
Fantasy Spin: The Dolphins added Howard and Breida this offseason and probably will use the preseason to determine their roles. Both have had success in the past but have also dealt with injuries. Fantasy players can consider Howard and Breida No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running backs.
The Miami Dolphins have invited three of this year's top running back prospects -- Ohio State's J.K. Dobbins, Georgia's D'Andre Swift and Florida State's Cam Akers -- for three of their 30 permitted non-local prospect visits. Dobbins was the only one able to make it to Miami's team headquarters before the NFL shut down because of the coronavirus. LSU's Clyde Edwards-Helaire is also a potential target of the Dolphins in the draft after the team did a video session with him. Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor was taken to dinner by running backs coach Eric Studesville the night before his Pro Day. All of these backs are expected to go in the first two days of the draft, and any one of them could be paired with Jordan Howard in the backfield in their rookie season.
Miami Dolphins running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) said he's 100 percent after dealing with a shoulder injury that slowed him down late last season with the Eagles. Howard sat out the final seven regular season games and also didn't play in the wild-card game because of the injury. He had 119 carries for 525 yards (4.4 yards per carry) and six touchdowns before the shoulder ailment, though, but he only contributed a career-low 10 receptions for 69 yards and a TD. Howard's lack of contributions in the passing game made him more of a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex, but he could have an opportunity to exceed fantasy expectations in Miami if he's given a bigger role. The ineffective Kalen Ballage sits behind him on the depth chart, but the Dolphins will surely address the position in the draft. For now, consider Howard a touchdown-dependent low-end RB2, at best.
Miami Dolphins RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) said he is completely recovered from the shoulder injury that bothered him at the end of the 2019 season.
Fantasy Spin: Howard is expected to receive the bulk of the carries for the Dolphins in 2020 and should be viewed as a low-end RB2 in most fantasy formats, although he's unlikely to receive many goal-line opportunities.
Free-agent RB Jordan Howard (Eagles) officially signed with the Miami Dolphins Saturday, March 21. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Fantasy Spin: Howard likely will receive most of the work at running back for the Dolphins and can be at least a No. 3 back in fantasy leagues.
Updating a previous report, the Miami Dolphins agreed to a two-year deal worth north of $10 million with running back Jordan Howard on Tuesday, according to a source. Miami desperately needed backfield help, especially after they traded Kenyan Drake to the Cardinals midseason. Howard, who spent just one year in Philadelphia, will be the early down, and goal-line back for the Dolphins and will share backfield touches with Kalen Ballage, although they could also address the position in the draft. As a running back that doesn't catch many passes, Howard will be more of an RB3/flex option that is touchdown-dependent with his new club.
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent RB Jordan Howard is in agreement on a two-year deal worth more than $10 million with the Miami Dolphins, according to a source Tuesday, March 17.
Fantasy Spin: Howard was limited to just 10 games last season, due to injury. He finished with 525 rushing yards and six touchdowns while adding 10 receptions for another 69 yards and a touchdown. He should have the lion's share of the backfield work with the Dolphins and could be a low-end RB2, though he shouldn't be expected to have many goal-line opportunities.
The Miami Dolphins are closing in on a deal for former Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard, according to a source. Howard averaged a healthy 4.4 yards per carry in 2019 when he was healthy. The 25-year-old Bulldozer played in just 10 games in his lone season for Philly last year, including only four starts. He had 119 carries for 525 yards and six touchdowns, adding only 10 receptions for 69 yards and another score. The former Chicago Bears running back was a Pro Bowler in his rookie season, but he's mostly become an early down, between-the-tackles runner and hasn't had more than 29 catches (in his rookie year) in a single season. With Kalen Ballage currently atop the depth chart in the backfield, Howard would likely see most of the early down carries if he signs, but his lack of pass-catching chops probably gives him an RB2 ceiling.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard, who will be a free agent in March, said he hopes to be back with the team in 2020. The 25-year-old has been recovering from a shoulder stinger that he suffered on Nov. 3 against the Bears, but he didn't see the field at all in the wild-card loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. Howard finished with 119 carries for 525 yards and six rushing touchdowns in his injury-plagued 2019 season. As more of an early-down ball-handler and not much of a pass-catcher, Howard's fantasy ceiling is limited. With impressive rookie Miles Sanders taking over the backfield with Howard out this year, Howard would likely see a smaller role next year if he remains with the Eagles.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Fantasy Spin: Howard will return to the lineup after missing multiple weeks because of his shoulder injury. He likely will see limited carries during the game since Miles Sanders has taken over the starting job. Fantasy players may be able to find better options for their lineups and can keep Howard on the bench.
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor (knee) and TE Zach Ertz (rib, back) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 17 versus the New York Giants. OT Lane Johnson (ankle) also did not practice all week but is listed as questionable. CB Jalen Mills (ankle) was limited in practice all week and is also listed as questionable. WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside (foot), DE Derek Barnett (ankle), OG Brandon Brooks (calf), DT Fletcher Cox (triceps) and RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 27, and have been removed from the injury report.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) has been cleared for Week 17 against the Giants and is "good to go," according to head coach Doug Pederson. Howard has been out since Nov. 3 against the Bears, a span of six games. As a result, his workload will be monitored, making him an easy fade alongside rookie Miles Sanders and Boston Scott. In the great matchup against New York in a game in which the Eagles will win the NFC East if they emerge victorious, Sanders will be a low-end RB1 for those still playing for a fantasy championship.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard will be third running back in Week 17 behind RB Miles Sanders and RB Boston Scott.
Fantasy Spin: Howard has no starting luster in fantasy this week. Miles Sanders remains a low-end RB1 or an elite RB2.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) remained a limited participant at practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Fantasy Spin: Howard has a chance to return for the regular-season finale against the New York Giants. Rookie RB Miles Sanders is coming off his best game of the season in Week 16, securing a role for himself even upon Howard's return. At best for Howard, the two will evenly split the backfield work. He's a risky flex option if back on the field this week.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) is expected to be cleared for contact Thursday, Dec. 26.
Fantasy Spin: Head coach Doug Pederson also said they would ride the hot hand in Miles Sanders. So you can't expect a lot out of Howard in the season finale against the New York Giants. It's not a great matchup, but Howard is worthy of flex consideration on his own merits. There are just too many negatives against him this week, which should keep him on your bench.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. The Eagles did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Fantasy Spin: Howard is expected to return to the lineup, but fantasy players will need to check the inactive list to make sure. He will share playing time with Miles Sanders and Boston Scott if he is active but could be a flex option in some leagues.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) is expected to return to the Eagles lineup in Week 17. Howard hasn't played since Week 9 due to a shoulder injury, be he's scheduled to return for a game that the Eagles must win. His role is yet to be determined, as the Eagles will likely want to protect him from re-aggravating the injury. That combined with the fact that rookie Miles Sanders has looked explosive in a featured role lately makes Howard a tough sell as anything more than a touchdown-dependent DFS option.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) is expected to be available for the Week 17 game.
Fantasy Spin: Miles Sanders and Boston Scott have been playing well over the last few weeks, so Howard's offensive role is uncertain at this point. He has a chance to be a flex option in leagues if he receives a decent amount of touches.
The Philadelphia Eagles will get running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) back in Week 17 against the Giants. As a result, the Eagles are releasing running back Jay Ajayi, according to a source. Howard has missed six straight games, but the Eagles will have him back in the regular season finale. If they win, they win the AFC East after defeating Dallas in Week 16. Rookie Miles Sanders has become a high-end RB2 of late with Howard sidelined, but Howard's return will make him a more volatile RB2 against New York. It'll be hard to get behind Howard in fantasy if you have a fantasy title on the line given how long he's been out.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) and wide receiver Nelson Agholor (knee) are both officially inactive for Week 16 against the Cowboys. This comes as no surprise. Howard has missed the last six games and Agholor will miss his third straight contest. If the Eagles lose this battle for the NFC East title, expect both players to be shut down for the Week 17 regular season finale. Rookie Miles Sanders will have RB2 upside again as the lead back with Howard out, while Boston Scott should serve as a change-of-pace option. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward and Robert Davis will be the top three receivers with Agholor out again. Ward is the best lottery ticket if you're desperate in deep leagues.