RB Jordan Howard - Philadelphia Eagles
|6-0, 230||Born: 11-2-1994||College: Indiana||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2016|
He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Fri Dec 13): partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.
General News (Thu Dec 12): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Dec 11): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 15: at Washington Redskins - $6900
FBG says: Good matchup. Philadelphia's run offense ranks seventh in the league in total rushing volume, but their metrics across the board rank right around league-average totals for yardage, touchdowns, and efficiency on the ground. In recent weeks, with Jordan Howard still not yet cleared for contact in practice due to a shoulder injury, rookie Miles Sanders has played a bell-cow-like role for the Eagles on the ground. Head coach Doug Pederson, however, has typically favored a running-back-by-committee approach in years past, and last week against New York, Boston Scott emerged as a potential candidate to spell Sanders in the Eagles' backfield. While Sanders missed some time due to cramps, Boston Scott posted 10 carries for a team-leading 59 rushing yards on the Giants' tough run defense. Moving forward, running behind one of the league's best offensive lines, if Jordan Howard remains sidelined, Miles Sanders should continue to play the majority of offensive snaps, but Boston Scott seems to have earned a share of the action in Philadelphia's backfield. Much like Washington's pass defense, their run defense is headlined by a select few top-end run stoppers, but beyond that, there is little to get excited about. The Redskins have defended the second-most rushing volume in the NFL this season, allowing the 6th-most rushing yardage and over 4.3 yards per carry. They have allowed the 9th-most fantasy production to opposing running backs on the season, and aside from three premier run-defenders, they lack talent against the run this season. Along the defensive line, DaRon Payne's emergence as one of the league's strongest run-stuffers on the interior was one especially bright spot for Washington earlier this season. While some of that shine has faded in recent weeks, he remains a significant reason that they have allowed only 2 100-yard rushers on the season. Then, at linebacker, while Jon Bostic remains a liability, Cole Holcomb has picked up his slack as an above-average run stopper this year. Lastly, in the secondary, Landon Collins, who has disappointed in coverage, has not skipped a beat in run support. Collins is one of the most physical safeties in the league, and he makes great use of this hard-hitting ability when he comes down into the box against the run. Overall, the high rushing volume Washington's defense has been forced to deal with this season is the driving force behind their poor metrics against the run. However, if any of their top-three run-stoppers were to regress from their top-end levels of production (or get hurt) this could spell disaster for Washington's run defense.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Jordan Howard's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 9 vs CHI (19 / 82 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec - 14.8 points, $6300)
Howard enjoyed arguably the best Eagles offensive line performance of the season in the home win over Chicago. Howard consistently saw well-defined holes between the tackles, including a red zone touchdown and three other gains of 10+ yards. Howard also had a chunk run called back by penalty and was stuffed on a third-and-short carry. Howard's limitation in the passing game was present again this week, seeing just a single target as Miles Sanders was the prominent receiver and Darren Sproles is back in the mix as well.
2019 Week 8 vs BUF (23 / 96 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec - 17.6 points, $6000)
Howard had the perfect storm for a season-high 24 touches against the Bills in Week 8. The windy conditions shifted the Eagles to a more ball-control offense and Howard continued his clear advantage over Miles Sanders for interior work. Howard ground through contact regularly, especially in the fourth quarter as the Eagles salted away the road win. Howard churned up the gut for 20 yards and two more for 10+ yards in his best moments. Howard's lack of passing game involvement remains a limitation to his overall production, seeing two targets overall even with Miles Sanders playing an ancillary role. Howard did convert his lone reception into a 15-yard screen pass gain this week, his second-highest receiving yardage total of the season. Howard has nine receptions in eight games as a touchdown and volume-centric option as a runner alone.
2019 Week 7 vs DAL (11 / 50 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec - 6.6 points, $6000)
Howard drew the start against Dallas and was the clear lead option for the Eagles' run game. However, game script turned negative and they trailed by 20 points at halftime and did not make a dent in the deficit. Howard was stuffed on a screen pass, his notable chance for a big play in space. Howard did his best work against contact, twice powering through defenders for additional yardage, most of which came in the first quarter.
2019 Week 6 vs MIN (13 / 49 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 4.9 points, $6200)
Howard was the clear lead back for the Eagles for interior work against the Vikings over Miles Sanders. However, the game script turned negative in a hurry as they trailed by 10 points early in the game and by three touchdowns by the mid-second quarter. Howard collected 13 touches, but no targets as he touchdown streak of three games was halted this week. Howard's successes came through contact, running hard between the tackles. Howard dominated snaps and touches in the first quarter but waned as the Eagles turned to catch-up mode over the final three quarters. A limiting element for Howard has been his lack of passing game involvement with one or fewer targets in 4-of-6 games this season.
2019 Week 5 vs NYJ (13 / 62 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 12.2 points, $6500)
Howard matched Miles Sanders in touches (13) against the Jets but did all of his work as a rusher. Howard saw more of his playing time in the second half as the proverbial hammer as the Eagles leaned on the Jets with a comfortable lead. Howard had three chunk gains to account for much of his production and added a red zone run down to the one-yard-line before capping the drive with a point-blank touchdown. Howard's lack of passing game involvement limits his weekly upside, but he has been the superior interior runner to Day 2 rookie Miles Sanders through five games.
2019 Week 4 vs GB (15 / 87 / 2 rush, 4 / 3 / 28 / 1 rec - 31 points, $5500)
While Miles Sanders has been the buzz player in the opening weeks to see more touches in the Eagles backfield, Week 4 saw Howard the impact player and a key element to the team's road win over the Packers. The Eagles offensive line was arguably the MVP of the game, controlling the Packers front on most rushing attempts, but Howard did his part especially against contact. Howard's two touchdowns came from short range, both of which he got the team down to the goal line with impressive runs. Howard also added a split-out screen reception and then a wheel route touchdown where he was lost by the Packers coverage. Howard took a big hit on a swing route target in the mid-fourth and was slow to the sidelines. Howard's 18 touches were by far a season high.
2019 Week 3 vs DET (11 / 37 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 9.7 points, $5600)
Howard was the grinder of the running back position for the Eagles in the home loss to Detroit. Howard converted his goal line carry into a walk-in touchdown and churned three other carries for chunk gains through contact. Howard logged a drop in the passing game, but Howard has offered veteran stability compared to Miles Sanders who is fighting through fumbling issues thus far this season.
2019 Week 2 vs ATL (8 / 18 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec - 3.1 points, $5600)
Howard struggled in Week 2 after bludgeoning Washington in Week 1 with his after-contact acumen. Howard added a dump-off reception to his rushing role, one which included a nice cut on the inside which was called back by penalty. Howard is the clear secondary option to developing rookie Miles Sanders.
2019 Week 1 vs WAS (6 / 44 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec - 6.5 points, $5800)
Howard was on the short end of the Eagles' three-headed running back committee against Washington. Howard was the battering ram to the all-around game of Miles Sanders and jitterbug style of Darren Sproles. Howard did not see a touch until the second quarter and pushed the pile and through contact well on many of his carries. Howard's biggest run of the game came as he bounced outside for more than 15 yards. Howard looks to need missed time from Miles Sanders for any predictable workload in future weeks.
Latest NewsEagles | Jordan Howard ruled out again (Sat Dec 14, 12:49 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) on Saturday, Dec. 14, was downgraded from questionable to out for Week 15. link to story Eagles | Jordan Howard questionable (Fri Dec 13, 05:01 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is listed as questionable for Week 15. Our View: Howard is still not cleared for contact, so it's very unlikely that we see him Sunday. Miles Sanders and Boston Scott will split the work in the Eagles backfield against Washington.
link to story Eagles | Week 15 injury report for Philadelphia (Fri Dec 13, 03:26 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson (ankle) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 15 versus the Washington Redskins. WR Nelson Agholor (knee) and DE Derek Barnett (ankle) were also unable to practice all week but are listed as questionable. RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited in practice all week, while CB Ronald Darby (hip) was added to the injury report after being limited in practice Friday, Dec. 13; both players are listed as questionable. CB Jalen Mills (elbow) and LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (concussion) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. link to story Eagles | Jordan Howard limited (Thu Dec 12, 05:38 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 12. Our View: Howard remains in a holding pattern, still not cleared for contact but getting limited practices. Consider him droppable with the emergence of Boston Scott.
link to story Eagles | Philadelphia's Thursday practice report (Thu Dec 12, 04:39 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor (knee), DE Derek Barnett (ankle) and OT Lane Johnson (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 12. RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) and CB Jalen Mills (elbow) were limited. LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (concussion) practiced in full. Our View: Agholor doesn't appear to be closer to playing this week. Greg Ward could be a target vacuum against Washington this week as the healthiest receiver for the Eagles.
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