Jordan Howard
Jordan Howard
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Miami Dolphins
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Howard's one-year stint in Philadelphia ended poorly due to a shoulder injury that cost him six games in the second half of the season, but it started out well. The bruising back's 4.4 YPC was his best since his 2016 rookie year in Chicago, and by Week 3 he had pushed rookie Miles Sanders into a secondary role. Howard bashed out six rushing touchdowns in a seven-game stretch before getting hurt, five from inside the 5-yard line, and his power and patience continued to make him productive between the tackles. After signing a two-year deal with Miami, Howard will form the thunder half of a backfield duo with fellow offseason import Matt Breida, who figures to see more of the targets and the outside-the-tackles carries. While the downgrade in the quality of the offense and offensive line can't be ignored, Howard at least figures to maintain a considerable role on the ground. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Dolphins in March of 2020.
Joined by Breida in backfield
RBMiami Dolphins
April 26, 2020
Howard appears set to form a backfield tandem with Matt Breida, whom the Dolphins acquired in exchange for a fifth-round pick Saturday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Howard was positioned as the unquestioned No. 1 option in Miami's backfield prior to the team's acquisition of Breida, who impressed as a part-time player in San Francisco's rushing attack over the last three seasons. Both 25-year-old tailbacks boast effective and distinct skill sets -- Howard being a consistent rusher between the tackles, whereas Breida brings explosiveness and pass-catching prowess -- making it easy to envision them syncing up as a complementary duo for 2020. Howard, to his credit, has proven an ability to hold up while handling a large workload, making him the favorite to handle the majority of early down work, while Breida (who has never eclipsed more than 180 touches in a single season) could be more effective in a change-of-pace role. Breida will play out the 2020 campaign on his one-year, $3.3 million RFA contract tender, while Howard's two-year, $10 million deal could lend him more long-term security in Miami. In any case, both running backs look primed to handle significant workloads for the Dolphins in 2020.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jordan Howard's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
10.9%
 
Positive Run %
82.4%
 
% Yds After Contact
60.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.7
 
Rushing TD %
5.0%
 
Touches Per Game
12.9
 
% Snaps w/Touch
45.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.00
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.0%
 
% Team Targets
2.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
83.3%
 
Drop Rate
8.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.4
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jordan Howard's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, Shuttle Time, and Cone Drill metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
224 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.59 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.34 sec
 
Cone Drill*
7.14 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
2017
2016
No other NFL club seems to have embraced the devaluation of running backs like the Eagles. Their backfield has become a revolving door under coach Doug Pederson, with Howard the latest to join the carousel after the Bears traded him for a 2020 sixth-round pick. He'll slide in atop the depth chart to a spot occupied by the likes of Jay Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount in recent years, but that role doesn't ensure him a big workload with Darren Sproles, Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams and second-round pick Miles Sanders also heading into camp looking for snaps. Howard possesses a power-back profile none of the others offer, however. Built for contact at 6-0, 224, he doesn't offer anything close to game-breaking speed and has never shown much aptitude as a receiver, but has the vision and patience to let the play develop before attacking the line, a skill set that serves him well in short yardage. It's no coincidence six of his nine TDs last year came from inside the 5-yard line, with only one coming from outside the 10. He's used to sharing the load after working alongside Tarik Cohen in Chicago, so while another 250-carry campaign is highly unlikely with so many mouths to feed in Philadelphia, Howard should still make his mark on early downs and at the goal line.
Howard solidified his spot as the Bears' feature back with a strong sophomore campaign, but there are reasons for at least a bit of concern heading into 2018. The 23-year-old appeared to wear down in the second half of the year, topping 4.0 YPC in only two of his final eight games, and despite his knack for letting holes develop in front of him before attacking the defense, his bruising running style could make it difficult for him to stay on the field as the bumps and nicks accumulate. That physical brand of football also makes him very tough to bring down, and for the second consecutive season Howard ranked in the top five for runs of 15 yards or more (4th, 14), even though he lacks a second gear. Tarik Cohen's emergence as Chicago's passing-down back should help keep Howard's touches to a manageable level, especially with Matt Nagy - a product of Andy Reid's coaching tree - taking over for John Fox and installing a more aggressive offense. Most of the Bears' offseason moves were designed to help Mitchell Trubisky's development, but a better passing game will take pressure off Howard, and if second-round pick James Daniels can adequately fill Josh Sitton's big shoes at left guard it will help the interior run blocking as much as it helps protect the team's young QB.
The fifth-round rookie out of Indiana started the season behind Jeremy Langford and Ka'Deem Carey on the depth chart, but by Week 4 injuries had cleared a path to the starting job for Howard and he wouldn't relinquish it. At 6-1, 221, he's built for contact, and Howard's ability to run over and through would-be tacklers allowed him to rank among the league leaders in both total yards after contact (fifth) and rushes of 15 yards or more (third). Perhaps more impressive than his physical running style was his vision and patience, as he frequently let plays develop in front of him before lowering the boom. Howard also made a contribution in the passing game, something he was rarely asked to do in college, and looked capable of being an every-down back for the Bears while shouldering an occasionally huge workload, including a 32-carry performance in Week 13. If there was a red flag on his campaign it was a recurrence of the lower-body injuries that kept him off the field in his final college season, although he was able to play through them. Chicago did add Tarik Cohen as a possible third-down option in this year's draft, but Howard heads into 2017 as one of the few backs in the NFL both capable and deserving of a 300-plus touch season.
Knee and ankle problems nagged Howard in his final collegiate season, which might explain why he lasted until the fifth round - some draft pundits attached a second- or third-round grade on him. He's considered a more physical, north-south runner than Jeremy Langford, which means the Bears might eventually have a full-fledged committee on their hands as they look to replace Matt Forte. Howard is raw as a receiver, so Langford (a former wideout) gets the check mark there. But Howard has a chance to lead the Bears in rushing touchdowns, and it wouldn't surprise us at all if he winds up leading the team in overall touches as well.
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Moves past shoulder injury
RBMiami Dolphins
March 29, 2020
Howard (shoulder) said Thursday that he's fully healthy after a shoulder stinger sidelined him for most of the second half of the 2019 season, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. "I'm back to 100 percent now," Howard said. "It took a while, but I'm finally back to being 100 percent."
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Going to Miami
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Shoulder
March 17, 2020
The Dolphins and Howard (shoulder) agreed to a contract Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Still dealing with shoulder issue
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Shoulder
January 6, 2020
Howard relayed Sunday that he didn't have enough strength in his shoulder to play during the Eagles' wild-card defeat to the Seahawks, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
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Could have role in playoffs
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 30, 2019
Coach Doug Pederson expects Howard to have a role on offense in Sunday's playoff game against Seattle, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Officially back for Week 17
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 27, 2019
Howard (shoulder) practiced fully Friday and won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Giants.
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