RB Jordan Howard - Philadelphia Eagles

6-0, 230Born: 11-2-1994College: IndianaDrafted: Round 5, pick 150 (2016)

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No runner has gained 1,000 yards rushing in three seasons under Doug Pederson. Despite the lack of individual success, the team has been wildly successful on the ground. Philadelphia's running backs rank 4th (behind New Orleans, Dallas, and New England) with 4,840 rushing yards over Pederson's tenure. Howard - acquired in a trade from Chicago - fell out of favor with head coach Matt Nagy but is a proven workhorse. He has 778 carries for 3,370 yards and 24 touchdowns in three seasons. He'll be a key part of this year's committee, but his fantasy value will come down to two things: his role at the goal-line, and how quickly rookie Miles Sanders wins over the coaching staff. As to the former, Howard should get the first shot at the goal-line work. As to the latter, Howard's limitations as a receiver and Sanders' well-rounded game could lead to a 1a/1b situation very quickly. In an era with few workhorses, Howard has fantasy value as a low-end No. 2, but it's not without risk as his role could evolve over the course of the season. (May 2)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 29, 18, 27, 29, 31, 32, 32, 32, 35, 35
Overall Redraft - 60, 26
RB Redraft PPR - 31, 23, 29, 31, 32, 34, 34, 36, 36, 37, 39, 41, 43, 47
Overall Redraft PPR - 95, 58
RB Dynasty - 39, 31, 39, 41, 41, 53
Overall Dynasty - 84, 69

Stats and Projections

2016 CHI 15 252 1313 6 50 29 298 1 1
2017 CHI 16 276 1120 9 32 23 125 0 1
2018 CHI 16 250 935 9 27 20 145 0 1
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 155.0 * * 14.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.5 200.0 * * 18.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 175.0 * * 14.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 166.0 * * 15.7 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Jordan Howard's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 82
RB: 32
Overall-PPR: 83
RB-PPR: 33

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Latest News

Eagles | Miles Sanders expects shared workload (Tue Jul 9, 10:28 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders expects plenty of competition at his position in training camp and for the ball to 'spread out a lot' between Jordan Howard, Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood and himself, according to comments he made during an interview Tuesday, July 9, on the NFL Network.'It's definitely going to be competitive. That's what I like about rooms like this. It was like this at Penn State. It was a very talented running back room. But I'm just used to that stuff - competing and making each other better. Nobody's really going to be the star running back, I think. I think the ball's going to be spread out a lot, and that's what I kind of like, too,' Sanders said.

Our View: The rookie is on the right track here. Sanders should be the satellite back behind starter (and classic power back) Jordan Howard. The rest of the players like Clement and Smallwood in the backfield could get into the reserve mix as well. Sanders has missed time this offseason recovering from a hamstring injury. We'll see if he can impress in training camp.
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Eagles | Jordan Howard primed for short-yardage role? (Tue Jul 9, 05:11 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard is expected to be sort of the 'meat and potatoes' back who will see the 'lion's share' of work in short yardage and in the four-minute offense, according to Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice.

Our View: That sounds about right. Howard should be the lead ball-carrier for the Eagles in 2019, but he's going to work in a RBBC with at least rookie Miles Sanders (and maybe another back). He's got a current ADP of RB38 (8.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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Eagles | Jordan Howard runs with power (Mon Jul 8, 05:08 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard has amassed 2,133 yards after contact since 2016 - the third-highest total in the league over that span - according to Pro Football Focus.

Our View: We don't need advanced data to know Howard is a power back, but it does highlight how difficult the veteran back is to bring down. He's the lead back for the Eagles this year but will be used in a RBBC with rookie Miles Sanders (and perhaps others). Howard is a two-down thumper and that limits his fantasy value. He's currently going off the board at RB38 (8.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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2019 Schedule

1vs Washington Redskins
2@ Atlanta Falcons
3vs Detroit Lions
4@ Green Bay Packers
5vs New York Jets
6@ Minnesota Vikings
7@ Dallas Cowboys
8@ Buffalo Bills
9vs Chicago Bears
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11vs New England Patriots
12vs Seattle Seahawks
13@ Miami Dolphins
14vs New York Giants
15@ Washington Redskins
16vs Dallas Cowboys
17@ New York Giants