Posted: 8/05/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard has been the top option in short-yardage and goal-line situations during training camp and has impressed the team with his ability to catch the ball and hold up in pass protection, according to comments made by offensive coordinator Mike Groh.
'(Howard has) done a really nice job both in catching the ball and in the protection. He's been all over his protection. Done a really good job with that, been sound and firm in protection allowing our quarterbacks to step up in the pocket and make the throws down the field,' Groh said of Howard.
Huddle Up: Howard has been steady enough during camp to be considered the best fantasy option out of the Philadelphia backfield at the start of the season, but it will be up to him to keep it that way with rookie Miles Sanders lurking. The Chicago Bears talked up Howard's hands last year as well, only to abandon him as an option in the passing game. Either way, owners should expect the Eagles to remain a committee backfield for the foreseeable future.
Posted: 7/29/2019 6:07 pm UTC
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard is 'dominating carries with the first-team offense' so far in training camp, according to 94WIP's Eliot Shorr-Parks.
Huddle Up: With rookie Miles Sanders having missed the bulk of spring work and mostly change-of-pace backs behind him, it's not a surprise Howard is getting most of the work. Sanders does loom as a threat as the season progresses, but Howard should be safe for at least the first month or so and perhaps longer if he starts fast. Owners should view him as a high-upside RB2 with some risk of sharing carries with November and December roll around.
Posted: 7/09/2019 9:07 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Kempski adds Howard has received praise for his ability to catch the ball and contribute as a receiver since arriving in Philly, but it's worth noting the Chicago Bears said the same thing last summer before abandoning the experiment about halfway through the season. Miles Sanders should eventually push him for early-down work, while Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood will likely get most of the work in the passing game. Consider Howard a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 with significant touchdown upside.
Posted: 7/01/2019 7:07 am UTC
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard has impressive assistant head coach and running backs coach Duce Staley in his brief time with the organization, showing great attitude and soft-spoken personality. 'That's what you want. He's a pro, and we knew that kinds of going after him a little bit,' Staley said. 'He was a pro, so he came in, went straight to work. It's hard to get three words out of him, but if you get three words out of him, you're doing good. So I'm very pleased with him.'
Huddle Up: Howard arrives in the City of Brotherly Love with a logjam in the backfield, as he'll be battling second-round pick Miles Sanders, as well as Josh Adams, Corey Clement, Donnel Pumphrey, Boston Scott and Wendell Smallwood. Sanders has the best success in the NFL so far and he is likely to be the favorite for the most amount of work. When targeting Philly running backs for fantasy purposes, Jordan should be the first addition.
Posted: 3/29/2019 7:03 am UTC
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard has been knocked for a perceived deficiency on runs out of the shotgun formation, but 2018's stats don't back that up. Last season, Howard rushed 138 times for 570 yards (4.13 yards per carry) out of the shotgun and ran 111 times for 364 yards (3.28 ypc) when the quarterback was under center.
Huddle Up: Howard will be fine running out of any formation, but of more concern to his fantasy value is the Eagles' recent tradition of rotating multiple backs. Put him down as a solid RB3 for now with definite RB2 potential.
Posted: 3/29/2019 12:03 am UTC
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, March 28, in exchange for a 2020 sixth round draft choice, according to a source. The draft choice has a chance to become a fifth-round draft choice based on undisclosed conditions.
Huddle Up: The Bears have Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis as their main running backs at this point, but they likely will look to add another running back in free agency or the 2019 Draft. Owners will need to monitor the situation, but Cohen and Davis should have fantasy value in 2019.
Posted: 3/29/2019 12:03 am UTC
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard was acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, March 28, in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round draft choice, according to a source. The draft choice has a chance to become a fifth-round draft choice based on undisclosed conditions.
Huddle Up: Howard should take over the starting running back job for the Eagles but likely will share playing time with the other running backs on the roster. He has posted solid numbers over the past few seasons and could be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 3/26/2019 8:03 pm UTC
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard still has a role with the Bears, but he could still be traded nonetheless, according to head coach Matt Nagy.
Huddle Up: Trade talk involving Howard has waned recently, but he's seemingly not as valuable to Chicago's offense as his counterpart Tarik Cohen. It's not that Howard has necessarily under performed. He's scored 25 total times and averaged over 1,312 yards in his first three seasons. He's a solid standard RB2 assuming he stays in Chicago.
Posted: 3/22/2019 1:03 am UTC
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard is unlikely to have a role in the offense if he remains with the team in 2019, in the opinion of Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
Huddle Up: Howard has always struggled to make an impact in the passing game, and after regressing as a between-the-tackles runner last year, the Bears don't have much incentive to feature him in the offense. Feel free to take a flier on him in the final rounds of drafts, but don't count on him to be a contributor for your fantasy squad.
Posted: 3/07/2019 5:03 pm UTC
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard is the subject of ongoing trade discussions as of Thursday, March 7, per league sources, after multiple teams approached the Bears at the NFL Scouting Combine to inquire about a possible deal.
Huddle Up: Howard has been a top-10 fantasy back in all three of his seasons in Chicago, but last year he hit career season lows in rushing yards (935), touches (270) and scrimmage yards (1,080) while matching his 2017 total of nine TDs. He'll likely still be involved in a RB split if he's traded, but he'll be a RB2 consideration regardless given his nose for the end zone (25 TDs in three seasons).