Josh Adams
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Eagles in September of 2018.
Limited to seven carries in loss
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 10, 2018
Adams logged seven carries for 36 yards and wasn't targeted Sunday in the Eagles' 29-23 overtime loss to the Cowboys.
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Adams was largely victimized by Dallas dominating possession, as the Eagles logged just 48 plays to the host's 93. As a result, Philadelphia ran just 14 total times on the day, with Adams picking up half of those carries while Darren Sproles assumed most of the work on passing downs. Considering Adams earned at least 20 totes in the previous two weeks and ran effectively on his limited touches Sunday, it's fair to expect the undrafted rookie's workload to recover in Week 15 against the Rams. He'll draw a favorable matchup with a Los Angeles run defense that has ceded an NFL-worst 5.1 yards per carry for the season.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Josh Adams' 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats 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 longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
9.2%
 
Positive Run %
77.1%
 
% Yds After Contact
61.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.1
 
Rushing TD %
2.4%
 
Touches Per Game
7.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
47.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.04
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.2%
 
% Team Targets
1.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
12.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.5
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Rams pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Dec 16th at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
86.4
 
Cornerbacks
97.6
 
Safeties
71.4
 
Linebackers
78.6
 
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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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Full practice participant Thursday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 6, 2018
Adams (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday.
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Limited by shoulder injury
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Shoulder
December 5, 2018
Adams was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a shoulder injury.
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Gets 20 carries
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 3, 2018
Adams rushed 20 times for 85 yards in Monday night's 28-13 win over the Redskins.
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Suiting up Monday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 3, 2018
Adams (hip) is listed as active Monday versus the Redskins, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.
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On track to play Monday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Hip
December 2, 2018
Adams (hip), who is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Redskins, is on track to play, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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