Xavien Howard
Xavien Howard
25-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Miami Dolphins
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Following an impressive sophomore season, Howard remains locked in as one of Miami's starting cornerbacks. Given that the 2016 second-rounder was also able to stay healthy throughout the entire 2017 season, any injury concerns still lingering from his rookie year have been extinguished. The 25-year-old was able to lock down former first-round receiver DeVante Parker throughout much of training camp, and could emerge as a legitimate No. 1 cornerback this year if he can elevate his game to the next level. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $6.13 million contract with the Dolphins in May of 2016.
Two picks in Pro Bowl
CBMiami Dolphins
January 27, 2019
Howard recorded two interceptions during Sunday's Pro Bowl.
ANALYSIS
Howard missed the final four games of the season while recovering from an injury to the meniscus in his left knee, but the cornerback's participation in this meaningless competition implies Howard has since returned to full health. He proved it in impressive fashion, too, and Howard can now officially close the book on a sensational 2018 campaign in which he took home both Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors after tying for the league lead with seven interceptions in only 12 games. The other two players he shared top billing with -- the Bears' Kyle Fuller and Falcons' Damontae Kazee -- didn't miss any games. Howard remains under contract with Miami through 2019 and will now get an offseason to learn the ins and outs of the defensive scheme that new head coach Brian Flores and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham bring to Miami.
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Measurables Review
How do Xavien Howard's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
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.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
196 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.58 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.18 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
31.25 in
 
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63 days ago
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NFL Waiver Wire: Week 16 Pickups
67 days ago
Kevin Payne analyzes the top waiver-wire additions for Week 16, including Cincinnati's John Ross, who should get more touches in the last two weeks.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Howard was the team’s second-round pick in 2016. In today’s NFL, you can never have enough good cornerbacks but the Dolphins are well on their way with Howard and Bryon Maxwell. The defense could be the strength of this team should it stay healthy and a secondary that has been the unit’s weakness in the past could soon be one its strengths.
Howard was the Dolphins second round pick in the 2016 draft. He was expected to compete for a starting job from day one but knee surgery may put those plans on hold for the immediate future. Howard could still land a starting spot if he can recover quickly but the more likely scenario is that he will begin the season in a reserve role as he proves to the coaching staff that he can cover the league's best receivers.
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Inactive Week 17
CBMiami Dolphins
Knee - Meniscus
December 30, 2018
Howard (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Bills.
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Receives questionable tag
CBMiami Dolphins
Knee - Meniscus
December 28, 2018
Howard (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against at Buffalo, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
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Inactive Week 16
CBMiami Dolphins
Knee - Meniscus
December 23, 2018
Howard (knee) is inactive for Sunday's tilt against Jacksonville.
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Questionable for Week 16
CBMiami Dolphins
Knee - Meniscus
December 21, 2018
Howard (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
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Could play Week 16
CBMiami Dolphins
Knee - Meniscus
December 19, 2018
Coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that Howard (knee) is "trending in the right direction" to play against the Jaguars on Sunday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
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