Josh Ferguson
Josh Ferguson
26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Houston Texans
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. In Lamar Miller and D'Onta Foreman, Houston has a clear pecking order atop the running back depth chart, although questions linger about Foreman's return from a 2017 Achilles' injury. Ferguson had modest success with the Colts as a pass-catcher for a stretch in 2016 and could become a third-down back in a Deshaun Watson-led offense. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $1.38 million contract with the Texans in January of 2019.
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.
Lamar Miller and D'Onta Foreman rank as the clear top two options on the depth chart, but Ferguson's pass-catching skills and ability to contribute on special teams apparently give him an early edge on the likes of holdover Buddy Howell (hamstring), free-agent pickup Taiwan Jones and undrafted rookies Karan Higdon and Damarea Crockett. The 25-year-old Ferguson didn't see any action in the NFL in 2018, but he nonetheless possesses a good feel for the Houston offense after spending time on the Texans' practice squad.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
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
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Josh Ferguson
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July 29, 2017
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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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Stays with Texans
RBHouston Texans
January 7, 2019
The Texans signed Ferguson to a reserve/future contract.
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Signed to Houston's practice squad
RBFree Agent
November 12, 2018
Ferguson was signed to the Texans' practice squad Monday.
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Joins Patriots' practice squad
RBFree Agent
November 7, 2018
The Patriots signed Ferguson to their practice squad Wednesday, Mike Reiss of reports.
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Working out for Browns
RBFree Agent
November 5, 2018
Ferguson worked out for the Browns on Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
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Released from Texans' practice squad
RBFree Agent
October 23, 2018
Ferguson was released from the Texans' practice squad Tuesday.
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