RB Josh Adams - New York Jets
|6-2, 220||Born: 10-29-1996||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: ---|
2019 Week 11 vs WAS (4 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The second year back had no luck behind this offensive line and was merely there to give everyone in front of him a breather.
2019 Week 12 vs OAK (4 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Adams came in to clean up at the end of the game. He got almost as many carries as Ty Montgomery and Bilal Powell did, but only on mop up duty.
2018 Week 8 vs JAX (9 / 61 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
With 10 touches, Adams saw a career-high involvement for the Eagles in their win over the Jaguars. Adams offered the power run game element of a big back not seen since Jay Ajayi left the offense with a season-ending injury. Adams churned through contact on his best carries and showed quality lateral cuts for a back of his prototypical size. While Adams' burst and long speed are modest at best, his contact balance and overall power offer unique traits compared to Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood. Adams is a downhill runner at heart, but showed he can elude a penetrating defender at the line of scrimmage in this game. Adams exploited his two best blocked holes for 10+ and 20+ yards respectively on his way to a team-high 61 rushing yards.
2018 Week 10 vs DAL (7 / 47 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Adams led the Eagles in rushing, but with a mere seven carries as the offense was pass-centric in the loss to Dallas. Adams' notable carry came on a wide open running lane on the perimeter as Adams accelerated for nearly 30 yards. Adams also showed power on a red zone run to the goal line. On the flip side, Adams was stuffed on a key fourth-and-one carry in field goal range. Despite being the de facto leading rusher this week, the committee approach for the Eagles backfield limits each back's upside in a given game.
2018 Week 11 vs NO (7 / 53 / 1 rush, 6 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
Adams continued his positive momentum as the lead back for the Eagles. A huge deficit against the Saints led to a pass-heavy attack and Adams' seven rushes were by far the most for the team. Adams adds a power running element the team has not had since the season-ending injury of Jay Ajayi weeks ago. Adams found a cutback lane, bursting for the end zone on his touchdown jaunt. Adams got his ankle taped late in the first half, but returned to action and added a solid running, carrying a defender, for a notable second half contribution.
2018 Week 12 vs NYG (22 / 84 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Adams was reported to be given more opportunity as the feature back against the Giants this week and the result was exactly that. Adams was stuffed on a number of rushing attempts, but collected 22 carries, the clear leader for the Eagles' backfield. Adams' best runs were with quality blocking and when he could build up momentum; when his feet stop, generally the play stops. Adams showed above-average speed to the edge and reversing his field on two notable chunk gains. Adams' highlight sequence was willing the Eagles for a touchdown with multiple runs down to the goal line, converting the short touchdown, and then adding the two-point conversion as the Eagles tied the game. Beyond the box score, Adams went untouched for a long touchdown on his opening carry of the game, but was called back by a holding penalty. With Corey Clement a clear secondary option, Adams has established himself as the lead back going forward.
2018 Week 13 vs WAS (20 / 85 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Adams continued to show well as the lead back for the Eagles. Adams was patient on a number of inside runs, waiting for the offensive line to declare a running lane before exploiting the opening with a cut to the outside. Adams had two chunk gains with that game plan and found a cutback land on another notable run. Adams was stuffed on his two touchdown chances, including one goal line carry on fourth down when the game was still in doubt. Adams has been minimally involved in the passing game and this week was no exception without a target as Corey Clement and now Darren Sproles are active as receivers. Dallas offers a stiff test for Adams next week.
2018 Week 14 vs DAL (7 / 36 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Adams was a minimal component of the Eagles' road overtime loss to Dallas. The Eagles fell behind early and had just 10 running back carries in the game with Adams collecting seven of them. Adams showed nice agility on the first offensive play for Philadelphia, but was overtly stuffed on four of this remaining six touches. Adams had a solid stiff arm and good wide receiver blocking paved the way for his best run of the game, more than 20 yards to the perimeter. Without much receiving work, Adams is a game script dependent back relying on red zone opportunities or strong volume, which neither was present this week.
2018 Week 15 vs LAR (15 / 28 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Josh Adams was the lead back by title early in the game but heeded critical snaps and touches to both Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood in the red zone and later in the game, a growing trend in recent weeks. Adams faced tough defensive looks in the first quarter and was stuffed on third and fourth down short yardage situations as well in the first half. Adams logged a goal line touchdown, but only had one other run of note the entire game, powering through contact for a mere eight yards. Adams' lack of passing game involvement and Smallwood and Sproles being central red zone options both siphon Adams' upside going forward.
2018 Week 16 vs HOU (11 / 21 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Adams struggled on the ground for the second straight game, also ceding snaps and production to the recently-returned Darren Sproles as the more dynamic element in the Eagles backfield. Adams was slippery through contact, gaining additional yards on two notable, but short gains amidst his 21-yard effort. Adams was stuffed on third-and-short in the red zone and had a goal line touchdown called back on his lone scoring opportunity. Adams kept the door open for Houston in the close game with a critical lost fumble in the closing minutes.
2018 Week 17 vs WAS (11 / 50 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
Adams was uncharacteristically involved in the passing game against Washington, converting all three of his receptions for solid gains and leading the running backs in receiving yardage. On the ground, Adams was in a three-headed committee, which has been common in recent weeks, with Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles. Adams' best stretch of impact as a runner came in the mid-fourth quarter with a series of successful runs to grind away at the clock of the clear-cut victory. Adams' feet looked more sluggish than previous weeks as an overarching trend to monitor heading into their playoff showdown in Chicago.