Josh Adams
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Jets in September of 2020.
Drops back to practice roster
RBFree Agent
September 21, 2020
Adams reverted to the Jets' practice squad Monday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Adams played just five offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the 49ers and didn't record a touch. He stands a good chance to be brought back up for Week 3 against the Colts since Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) will miss the next two games.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Josh Adams' 2020 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 rush attempts.
  • 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 %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
66.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
37.5%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.0
 
Rushing TD %
33.3%
 
Touches Per Game
2.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
27.8%
 
Air Yards Per Game
2.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.28
 
% Team Air Yards
0.3%
 
% Team Targets
1.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.5
 
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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
2019
2018
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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Stuffed on fourth down
RBNew York Jets
September 20, 2020
Adams rushed once for no gain in Sunday's 31-13 loss to San Francisco.
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Back on active roster
RBNew York Jets
September 19, 2020
Adams was promoted from the practice squad Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Shuffles back to practice squad
RBFree Agent
September 15, 2020
Adams reverted to the Jets' practice squad Tuesday.
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Scores garbage time TD
RBNew York Jets
September 13, 2020
Adams rushed twice for eight yards and a touchdown while catching both of his targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 27-17 loss to Buffalo.
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Lands on active roster
RBNew York Jets
September 12, 2020
Adams was promoted to the Jets' active roster Saturday.
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