Josh Adams
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Adams will battle for a roster spot in a crowded Jets backfield in the preseason. He averaged a robust 5.4 yards per carry on 29 rushing attempts last year, but the 24-year-old likely heads into camp fifth on the Jets' depth chart behind fellow holdovers Ty Johnson and La'Mical Perine, free agent signing Tevin Coleman and rookie fourth-rounder Michael Carter. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Jets in September of 2021.
Inactive in Week 1
RBNew York Jets
Coach's Decision
September 12, 2021
Adams (coach's decision) is inactive for Week 1 against the Panthers.
ANALYSIS
Adams was signed to the active roster from the practice squad in order to provide depth, but he didn't make the cut for the season opener. His next chance to suit up will come next Sunday in a home matchup against the Patriots.
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Sep 19th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
75.2
 
Cornerbacks
44.2
 
Safeties
112.5
 
Linebackers
77.8
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Josh Adams' 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.
* The 40-Yard Dash, Cone Drill, and Broad Jump metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
225 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.48 sec
 
Cone Drill*
6.75 sec
 
Broad Jump*
122 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
33.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Adams is in line to compete with Trenton Cannon and Kenneth Dixon for backup running back slotting behind Le'Veon Bell, Frank Gore and La'Mical Perine. After logging 120 carries with the Eagles in 2018, Adams ran just eight times for 12 yards in three games played for the Jets last season.
Facing a six-month timeline in his recovery from January shoulder surgery, Adams could be stashed on the PUP list if the Eagles don't want to lose him but also don't have a job for him on the 53-man roster. The offseason additions of Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders leave the team with a crowded backfield, forcing Adams, Corey Clement (knee), Wendell Smallwood, Boston Scott and Donnel Pumphrey to compete for one or two spots. Clement is the best bet to secure a job, while Scott and Pumphrey are the longshots. Adams lands somewhere in the middle -- along with Smallwood -- despite making five starts as an undrafted rookie last season.
Jay Ajayi is in a contract year and has long believed to have a problematic knee, and Corey Clement doesn't project as a long-term starter for the most part. Adams doesn't project as a traditional starter, either, but the athleticism and especially the skill set imply a player capable of providing fantasy value if he sees a significant role. Adams was highly explosive at Notre Dame, where he ran for 3,201 yards (6.7 YPC) and 20 touchdowns in 37 games, adding 41 receptions for 336 yards and two touchdowns. He would ideally add at least 10 pounds to his frame because he's currently thin at 6-foot-2, 213 pounds, but in the meantime he has encouraging speed and quickness with a 4.51-second 40-yard dash and 6.78-second three-cone drills. NFL.com even cited a top game speed of 22.37 miles per hour for Adams in one game last year, which would generally compare more to 4.4 speed.
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Promoted from practice squad
RBNew York Jets
September 6, 2021
Adams was signed to the Jets' 53-man roster Monday, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.
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Stashed on Jets practice squad
RBFree Agent
September 1, 2021
Adams was added to the Jets' practice squad Wednesday, Andy Vasquez of USA Today Sports reports.
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Cut by Jets
RBFree Agent
August 31, 2021
Adams was waived by the Jets on Tuesday, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
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Solid showing caps off preseason
RBNew York Jets
August 28, 2021
Adams rushed 12 times for 62 yards and caught three of four targets in Friday's preseason finale against the Eagles. He also ran in a two-point conversion.
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Back with Jets
RBNew York Jets
March 15, 2021
Adams re-signed on a one-year deal with the Jets on Monday, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
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