Josh Ferguson
Josh Ferguson
26-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Ferguson spent his first two seasons in the NFL with Indianapolis, serving primarily in a special-teams role, before spending 2018 on the Texans practice squad. If he makes the team's Week 1 roster, Ferguson will need to be a special-teams contributor, but saw his chances improve when Lamar Miller suffered a season-ending knee injury in preseason Week 3. Duke Johnson moves up to No. 1, but Houston does not have a clear pecking order beyond that. Ferguson had modest success with the Colts as a pass-catcher for a stretch in 2016 and could become a third-down depth option in a Deshaun Watson-led offense. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Texans in August of 2019.
Joins Washington's practice squad
RBFree Agent
October 16, 2019
Ferguson signed with the Redskins' practice squad Wednesday.
Adrian Peterson (quad) and Chris Thompson (toe) both started the week on the injury report, so Ferguson will join the team as a potential depth option. The 26-year-old hasn't seen game action since 2017 with the Colts.
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How do Josh Ferguson'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.
5' 10"
205 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
Broad Jump
120 in
Bench Press
21 reps
Hand Length
9.00 in
Arm Length
30.00 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Despite the departure of Frank Gore, Ferguson finds himself buried on the Colts' depth chart entering the 2018 season. Part of this is due to the fact that Indianapolis chose two running backs in this year's draft, but also because Ferguson hasn't been very effective with his touches through two professional seasons, especially as a runner, where he's averaged only 1.6 YPC on his 16 total attempts. If he's to beat the odds yet again and secure a spot on the team's 53-man roster out of training camp, it will be from his proficiency as a return man on kickoffs, not for his potential contributions on offense.
Ferguson, an undrafted free agent from Illinois, beat the odds last season to earn a spot on the Colts 53-man roster. He wasn't a consistent member of the offense, rushing for 20 yards on 15 attempts. However, he did prove to be a valuable pass-catcher out of the backfield, recording 20 receptions for 136 yards. Now heading into his second season, he'll look to take on a larger offensive role behind Frank Gore and Robert Turbin, though he will have to compete with Marlon Mack and Christine Michael to secure a roster spot.
Ferguson, an undrafted rookie, signed on with the Colts in the offseason with the hopes of battling for carries behind veteran Frank Gore, who may see a decline in action given his age. Nonetheless, Ferguson will have to compete with a crowded backfield made up of reserves such as Robert Turbin, Trey Williams, and Jordan Todman. At 23, Ferguson is a younger option in the Colts' rushing attack that could be valuable if given opportunities.
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Joins 'Skins as insurance policy
RBWashington Redskins
October 16, 2019
Ferguson signed with Washington on Wednesday.
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Time up in Houston
RBFree Agent
August 30, 2019
Ferguson was released by the Texans on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Added competition from newcomer
RBHouston Texans
August 8, 2019
Ferguson is the player "most affected" by the Texans' acquisition of Duke Johnson, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
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Looks to carve out backup role
RBHouston Texans
August 5, 2019
Ferguson is competing for backup slotting behind top back Lamar Miller following the release of D'Onta Foreman, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Impressing coaching staff
RBHouston Texans
June 12, 2019
Coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday that Ferguson is the top candidate for the team's third job at running back, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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