Xavien Howard

Xavien Howard

28-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Miami Dolphins
Questionable
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 10/31/2021
Wed Practice: Limited
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Howard is coming off an All-Pro campaign in which he recorded double-digit interceptions for the first time in his career. That feat hadn't been managed since 2007, when Antonio Cromartie managed 10 picks, and Howard's 22 interceptions since 2017 now leads the NFL. As he lines up opposite Byron Jones, Howard will once again be relied upon as one of the pillars of Miami's defense. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $75.25 million contract with the Dolphins in May of 2019.
Cleared for Week 7
CBMiami Dolphins
October 24, 2021
Howard (groin/shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
ANALYSIS
The pair of injuries sidelined Howard for last week's loss to the Jaguars and limited him in practices Wednesday through Friday, but he'll be able to gut it out and suit up Sunday. Expect Howard to spend most of the game covering Atlanta's top wideout, Calvin Ridley.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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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
198 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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Howard's sensational on-field play earned him a five-year, $76.5 million deal with Miami last year, but injuries have prevented the 27-year-old from making the impact his contract would imply. Having missed 24 games over his four-season career, including 11 contests in 2019, Howard now faces the task of fully recovering form offseason knee surgery in time to suit up Week 1. When healthy, he'll suit up alongside Byron Jones to form arguably the toughest cornerback duo in the league, but it isn't clear if health is a hurdle he'll be able to consistently surpass.
Howard's sensational 2018 campaign not only earned him Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors, but also secure him a five-year, $76.5 million contract with the Dolphins. Now the highest paid cornerback in the NFL, Howard is locked in as one of the foundational pieces of Miami's defense for the foreseeable future. He'll work to earn a second Pro Bowl nod in 2019.
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.
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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Looks on track to play
CBMiami Dolphins
Shoulder
October 24, 2021
Howard (shoulder/groin), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Week 7 status uncertain
CBMiami Dolphins
Shoulder
October 22, 2021
Howard (shoulder/groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, David Furones of the Sun Sentinel reports.
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Sidelined for London game
CBMiami Dolphins
Shoulder
October 15, 2021
Howard (shoulder/groin) won't play against the Jaguars in London on Sunday, David Furones of the Sun Sentinel reports.
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Absent from Thursday's practice
CBMiami Dolphins
Shoulder
October 14, 2021
Howard (shoulder/groin) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.
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Dealing with injuries
CBMiami Dolphins
Shoulder
October 13, 2021
Howard (shoulder/groin) did not practice Wednesday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
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