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Jordan Howard

23-Year-Old Running Back – Chicago Bears

2017 Rush/Rec Stats

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276

Yds

1122

TD

9

Yds

125

TD

0

2018 Rush/Rec Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 ...

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2018 ADP:  35.04

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  5

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 224   DOB: 11/2/1994  College: Indiana  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jordan Howard Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $2.59 million contract with the Bears in May of 2016.

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Coach Matt Nagy stated that Howard's role in the Bears' backfield will be "game specific," Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Jordan Howard NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2013 18 CFB 11 145 881 2 6.1 - - - - - 4 83 20.8 1 0 - - - - - -
2014 19 CFB 12 306 1587 13 5.2 - - - - - 9 72 8.0 1 0 - - - - - -
2015 20 CFB 9 196 1213 9 6.2 - - - - - 11 106 9.6 1 0 - - - - - -
2016 21 CHI 15 252 1313 6 5.2 10 2 7 1 0 29 298 10.3 1 50 0 0 0 0 2 1
2017 22 CHI 16 276 1122 9 4.1 5 3 5 1 0 23 125 5.4 0 32 0 0 0 0 1 1
2018 Proj 23 CHI Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Jordan Howard

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jordan Howard Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2013 18 CFB 11 10.4 10.8 10.6 13 80 - - - 0 8 - - - -
2014 19 CFB 12 20.8 21.6 21.2 26 132 - - - 1 6 - - - -
2015 20 CFB 9 21.3 22.5 21.9 22 135 - - - 1 12 - - - -
2016 21 CHI 15 13.5 15.5 14.5 17 88 32 16 10 2 20 6.0 8 2 0
2017 22 CHI 16 11.2 12.6 11.9 17 70 32 17 9 1 8 3.9 2 2 1
2018 Proj 23 CHI Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Jordan Howard

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jordan Howard – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Running Back

Snap Count Stats

578

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Jordan Howard was on the field for 578 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Jordan Howard was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015
2016 654 4
2017 578 0
Jordan Howard 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Atl 38 0 13 52 1 4.0 0 0 3 14 4.7 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 1
2 @TB 31 0 9 7 0 0.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Pit 41 0 23 140 2 6.1 0 0 5 26 5.2 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 2 2 0 0 0
4 @GB 35 0 18 53 1 2.9 0 0 2 10 5.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
5 Min 34 0 19 76 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Bal 54 0 36 167 0 4.6 1 1 1 9 9.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
7 Car 34 0 21 65 0 3.1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
8 @NO 48 0 23 102 0 4.4 1 1 3 19 6.3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 1 1 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 GB 29 0 15 54 0 3.6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Det 31 0 15 125 1 8.3 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
12 @Phi 23 0 7 6 0 0.9 0 0 2 13 6.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 SF 22 0 13 38 0 2.9 0 0 1 -5 -5.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Cin 44 0 23 147 2 6.4 1 0 1 8 8.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0
15 @Det 33 0 10 37 0 3.7 0 0 4 26 6.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Cle 45 0 22 44 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0
17 @Min 36 0 9 9 0 1.0 0 0 1 5 5.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
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Measurables Overview for Jordan Howard  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   6' 1"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   224 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.59 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.34 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.14 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   32.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   122 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   16 reps
POOR
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Jordan Howard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday that Howard "absolutely" will serve as the Bears' featured running back in 2018, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Howard stands to benefit from a more versatile offense in 2018 after the Bears added three receiving weapons on the first day of free agency, Dan Weiderer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Howard is expecting to adjust well to new head coach Matt Nagy's new offensive system, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Howard rushed nine times for nine yards while adding one reception for an additional five yards in a Week 17 loss to the Vikings, finishing the season with 1,122 rushing yards and nine touchdowns along with 23 receptions for an additional 125 yards in 16 games.

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Howard rushed 22 times for 44 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's victory over the Browns.

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Howard rushed 10 times for 37 yards while adding four receptions for an additional 26 yards in Saturday's 20-10 loss to the Lions.

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Howard rushed 23 times for 147 yards (6.4 per tote) and two touchdowns during Sunday's 33-7 win over Cincinnati.

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Howard rushed 13 times for 38 yards in Sunday's 15-14 loss to San Francisco. He also lost five yards while catching one of two targets.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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.

2016

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.