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.
Fails to see field in playoff loss
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 15, 2019
Adams didn't play a snap in Sunday's 20-14 playoff loss to the Saints.
ANALYSIS
After spending much of the latter portion of the season as the primary running back, Adams' Week 16 fumble seemed to mark an abrupt end to that tenure. Still, he finished an impressive rookie season with 511 yards and three touchdowns on 120 carries. He added 58 yards while catching seven of 13 targets. The former Notre Dame standout will likely battle Wendell Smallwood for starting duties again in 2019 in addition to anyone else the team brings in via the draft or free agency.
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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 %
7.1%
 
Positive Run %
75.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
61.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.6
 
Rushing TD %
2.5%
 
Touches Per Game
8.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
50.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.04
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.3%
 
% Team Targets
2.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
53.8%
 
Drop Rate
7.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.7
 
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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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Playoff Cheat Sheet: Positional Rankings for Postseason Drafts
48 days ago
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Non-factor in Sunday's game plan
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 8, 2019
Offensive coordinator Mike Groh suggested Tuesday that game flow played a part in Adams being limited to just one snap during the Eagles' wild-card victory over the Bears this past weekend, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. "We had a package for him but over the course of the game it didn't go that way," Groh said.
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Stuck in three-way timeshare
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 1, 2019
Adams had 11 carries for 50 yards and three catches for 33 yards in Sunday's 24-0 win over Washington, playing 18 of 71 snaps (25 percent) on offense, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Shut down in win
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 23, 2018
Adams rushed 11 times for 21 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 32-30 win over Houston. He was unable to catch his lone target.
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Deals with injury
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 16, 2018
Adams (back) rushed 15 times for 28 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-23 win over the Rams.
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Returns to game
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
December 16, 2018
Adams (back) returned to Sunday's game against the Rams in the third quarter, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
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