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Jordan Howard

Chicago Bears (CHI)

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Player Information

Full Name

Jordan Howard
Jersey #24

Position & Status

RB2, Healthy

Current Team: CHI

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Player Details

NFL Experience:

3 Years

Current Height & Weight

6'0", 230 Lbs.

College / University

Indiana

College Draft Year

2016, Round #5, Pick #150

Current Fantasy Points

130 Points

$3,900 Points: 10 Avg / Game
DraftKings Salary & FPPG
FPPG
10 / Game DraftKings Points: 130
13 Games Played
$5,500 Points: 9.1 Avg / Game
FanDuel Salary & FPPG
FPPG
9.1 / Game FanDuel Points: 118
13 Games Played

Offensive & Defensive Snaps

Offensive Snaps Played

509 Snaps

Defensive Snaps Played

0 Snaps

Special Team Snaps Played

0 Snaps

Offensive Team Snaps Played

882 Snaps

Defensive Team Snaps Played

870 Snaps

Special Team's Team Snaps

281 Snaps

Rushing Statistics

Rushing Attempts

197 Attempts

Rushing Yards

713 Yards

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

4 Yards

Rushing Touchdowns

5 Yards

Rushing Long

25 Yards

Touchdown Statistics

Total Touchdowns

5 Total Touchdowns

Offensive Touchdowns

5 Touchdowns

Defensive Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

TSpecial Team Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

Receiving Statistics

Receiving Targets

21

Receptions

16

Receiving Yards

108.00 Yards

Receiving Yards Per Reception

6.80 Yards

Receiving Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

Receiving Long

18

Fumbles

1

Fumbles Lost

1

Recent Player Scoring

Date Opponent Points Snap % Salary $ Per Point
12-09 Rams 14.3 54.9 $3,900 272.7
12-02 Giants 9.0 41.5 $4,000 444.4
11-22 Lions 2.5 60.3 $4,100 1640
11-18 Vikings 7.5 64.9 $4,300 573.3
11-11 Lions 4.2 52.6 $4,700 1119
11-04 Bills 16.7 51 $4,700 281.4
10-28 Jets 14.1 57.6 $4,800 340.4
10-21 Patriots 11.8 56.1 $5,500 466.1
10-14 Dolphins 5.9 51.4 $6,500 1101.7
09-30 Buccaneers 2.5 54.1 $6,800 2720
09-23 Cardinals 16.1 62.2 $7,300 453.4
09-17 Seahawks 9.8 72.7 $7,500 765.3
09-09 Packers 15.7 71.4 $6,300 401.3

Recent Player News

19 hours ago: Jordan Howard Will Try To Keep It Rolling Against Packers
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard will try to stay hot against a Packers team in Week 15 that is allowing the 12th fewest fantasy point to opposing backs this season. Howard posted his first 100-yard rushing game of the season last week against the Rams and now has 177 rushing yards over his last two games. The cold weather in Chicago has certainly helped Howard's value lately as Chicago' offense has leaned on the running game with more consistency. The third-year running back will go up against a Green Bay run defense that has allowed only two 100-yard rushers all season. Howard tallied 82 yards on 15 carries against the Packers in Week 1 of the season and he will get plenty of opportunities to succeed early on. But the Bears game plan's have a tendency to shift mid-game and Howard has disappeared often this season from the second-half action as the team leans on the passing game. That alone won't allow Howard to ascend above low-end RB2 status for Week 15.

5 days ago: Jordan Howard Picks Up First 100-Yard Game Of Season
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard carried the ball 19 times for 101 yards in the Bears 15-6 win over the vaunted Rams. It was, by far, Howard's best performance of the season as the offense leaned on him on a night when quarterback Mitch Trubisky did not play well. The third-year running back didn't break off a huge run but racked up several runs of 10-plus yards for first downs. It has been a frustrating season for fantasy owners of Howard, who now has 713 rushing yards this season with three games to play. Howard will be on the back-end of the RB2 spectrum next week against the Packers.

9 days ago: Time For Jordan Howard To Ride The Fantasy Bench
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard will go up against a Rams defense that is allowing the 12th fewest fantasy points to opposing backs this season. Fantasy owners have been waiting all season for the light to turn on for Howard this season but this, once again, will not be the week. The Rams have allowed eight total touchdowns to running backs since Week 8 but Howard hasn't scored over the past four games. Howard posted 63 yards in the first half of last week's loss to the Giants but then completely disappeared in the second half. The Bears will have to match points with the Rams high-powered offense and Howard's touches could be limited. The third-year running back will come with plenty of risk as a touchdown-dependent RB2/3 for Week 14.

13 days ago: Jordan Howard Disappears In Second Half
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard carried the ball 16 times for 76 yards in the Bears overtime loss to the Giants. The Bears found success running the ball early on and Howard posted 65 first-half yards. But when the Giants took the lead in the second half, Howard's opportunities dwindled. The Bears overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game but Howard was nowhere to be seen. Teammate Tarik Cohen wreaked havoc in the passing game and the third-year running back was stuck on the sidelines. Howard cannot seem to get his season going and may again see limited touches against a high-powered Rams team in Week 14.

16 days ago: Jordan Howard Tough To Trust Despite Decent Matchup
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard has been a fantasy enigma all season heading into the team's Week 13 tilt against the Giants. The Bears were forced to start backup quarterback Chase Daniel last week so most figured that they would lean heavily upon their running game. But Howard saw only seven carries for 13 yards in the game and now has five games of 40 rushing yards or less this season. He will go up against a Giants defense this Sunday that is allowing the 11th most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. The Giants have allowed at least one touchdown to a running back in every game this season and 15 to the position all season. They have allowed 12 different running backs to post 10 or more fantasy points and eight of those backs have post 15 or more points. The matchup is juicy but the trusting Howard to produce is a tall order at this point. Howard will be no more than a low-end RB2 who has a solid chance to find the end zone in Week 13.

22 days ago: Jordan Howard Limited To Seven Carries In Week 12
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard carried the ball seven times for 13 rushing yards in the Bears 23-16 victory over the Lions. With the news that quarterback Mitch Trubisky would be sidelined with a shoulder injury, fantasy owners of Howard were salivating. But the Bears offense went in the opposite direction, attempting only 11 rushes in the game. Typically when a backup quarterback plays, teams tend to lean on the running game to move the chains. But Howard was completely non-existent and now has four games this season of 35 rushing yards or less. Howard has been a huge disappointment in fantasy this season and hopes to fare better against the Giants in Week 13.

25 days ago: Jordan Howard's Role On Offense Growing
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard's role in the offense continues to grow heading into Week 12 on Thursday against the Lions. With the news that quarterback Mitch Trubisky is nursing a shoulder injury, Howard's fantasy value goes up another notch against a Lions defense that is allowing the ninth most fantasy points to opposing running backs. The Bears could easily lean heavily on the run game and the Lions have allowed 11 different running backs to score more than nine fantasy points against them this season. Howard found the end zone two weeks ago against Detroit and has a solid chance to score again this Thursday on Thanksgiving.

26 days ago: Jordan Howard Produces 63 Rushing Yards In Huge Win
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard carried the ball 18 times for 63 yards in the Bears 25-20 triumph over the Vikings. The Bears opened the game by spreading the field with end-around plays but later fed Howard consistently in the running game up the middle. Howard quickly became the engine of the offense, albeit in an unspectacular fashion en route to victory. Howard's fantasy value is tied to finding the end zone and should see plenty of red zone chances this week against the Lions on Thanksgiving.

1 month ago: Jordan Howard No More Than An RB3 In Week 11
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard will face a stingy Vikings run defense in Week 11. It has been a disappointing season for the third-year running back to this point in the season dealing with a diminished role in a new offense. But Howard has flashed some of his potential over the past few games, posting four touchdowns over his last four games. But he will have a tough task producing against a Vikings defense that is allowing the ninth fewest fantasy points to the running back position. Minnesota has not allowed a single running back to post more than 83 rushing yards against them and have allowed only two rushing touchdowns all season. Howard will be a touchdown-dependent RB3 in Week 11.

1 month ago: Jordan Howard Disappoints With 32 All-Purpose Yards
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard carried the ball 11 times for 21 yards and added one catch for 11 yards in the Bears win over the Lions. The Bears offense exploded in the first half but Howard was unable to get in on the fun. Even with a huge lead in the second half Howard was often stopped at the line of scrimmage for minimal gains. It has been a difficult season for the third-year running back as the Bears running game has taken a back seat to the passing attack. Howard came into the game with four touchdowns over his last three games but will have to try and bounce back next week against the Vikings.

1 month ago: Jordan Howard Has Favorable Week 10 Matchup
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard has four touchdowns over his last three games heading into the team's Week 10 tilt against the Lions. Howard has been running harder during this mini-resurgence and now will go up against a Lions defense that is allowing the ninth most fantasy points to opposing backs. Detroit has allowed four running backs over the last three weeks to post 10-plus fantasy points against them and Howard torched the Lions for 125 yards and a touchdown in 2017. Look for the Bears to continue to lean on the running game, making Howard an RB2 with upside for Week 10.

1 month ago: Jordan Howard Punches In Two Touchdowns In Win
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard carried the ball 14 times for 47 yards with two touchdowns in the Bears 41-9 stomping of the Bills. Howard was the main focus of the Bears red zone offense and converted short-yardage runs for scores. After a slow start to the season, Howard is beginning to produce. He now has four touchdowns over his last three games and will look to keep it going next week against the Lions in Week 10.

2 months ago: Jordan Howard Has Favorable Week 9 Matchup
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard will go up against a Bills defense that is allowing the 10th most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. Howard is coming off of his best game of the season after totaling 81 yards and one touchdown against the Jets. Howard is averaging only 3.5 yards per carry this season but he has rushing touchdowns in each of his last two games heading into Week 9. The Bears could lean heavily on the run game this week and Howard should certainly benefit against a Bills team that has allowed seven rushing touchdowns this season. Of all the weeks to start Howard, Week 9 is a prime opportunity for the third-year running back.

2 months ago: Jordan Howard Has Best Game Of The Season
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard finally got involved in the Bears offensive game plan, carrying the ball 22 times for 81 yards and one touchdown in Week 8. Howard has struggled finding a rhythm in Chicago's revamped offense this season but got a chance to contribute to a victory against the Jets. It was a quiet day for the most part for Howard until he ripped off a beautiful 24-yard run to put the Bears in the red zone in the second half. Howard punctuated that drive with the touchdown run as he posted his best fantasy stat-line of the season. Howard is still a shaky start in fantasy moving forward but his numbers should continue to rise heading into the colder months of the season.

2 months ago: Can't Trust Jordan Howard Against Jets
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard continues to struggle finding his rhythm in the offense heading into Week 8. The third-year running back is averaging only 3.5 yards per carry and will be a tough fantasy play in Week 8 despite finding the end zone against the Patriots last week. He will go up against a Jets defense that is allowing the 17th fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs this season and have not allowed a 100-yard rusher yet through seven games. Howard's lack of ability to catch the football further limits his fantasy value and continues to lose snaps to teammate Tarik Cohen. Howard will be no more than a low-end RB2 against the Jets in Week 8.

2 months ago: Jordan Howard Punches In Touchdown In Loss
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard carried the ball 12 times for 39 yards and added a rushing touchdown in the Bears loss to the Patriots. Howard caught one pass for nine yards in his most active game in weeks. Howard is a talented back but appears to be out of place in head coach Matt Nagy's offensive scheme. He is an asset in the red zone but once again got little going in the run game. Howard will continue to be a touchdown-dependent RB2 moving forward.

2 months ago: Jordan Howard Lacks Upside In Week 7
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard will look to get his season on track in Week 7 against the Patriots. Howard has been a frustrating fantasy asset to this point in the season and has lost touches to speedster Tarik Cohen. Howard is averaging 15.6 carries per game but has only 272 yards to show for it with only one rushing touchdown. Howard lost a fumble at the 1-yard line in the Bears loss to the Dolphins but put together some strong runs in the overtime session. This week he will take on a Patriots defense that is allowing the 15th most fantasy points to opposing running backs and have been burned, at times, by speedy running backs in the passing game. Howard is mostly a between-the-tackles type runner and his season is currently trending in the wrong direction. Howard will be no more than a low-end RB2 against New England in Week 7.

2 months ago: Jordan Howard Struggles Against Miami
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard wasn't able to get it going during the 31-28 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Howard carried the ball 14 times but was only able to scrounge up a subpar 69 yards on 4.9 yards per carry. After getting 24 touches against the Arizona Cardinals a few weeks ago, the 23-year-old hasn't been as involved in the offense and though he will likely have a few decent games moving forward, don't expect too much from him as he is more likely to disappoint than produce. His next opportunity to get on track will come against the Pats in Week 7.

2 months ago: Could Jordan Howard Be A Trade Candidate?
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard has landed on the rumor mill as the Oct. 30 trade deadline approaches after Tarik Cohen exploded in Week 4. Rumors also swirled about Howard being traded before the draft in April. The Eagles are in need of a running back after Jay Ajayi's season-ending knee injury, but Bears head coach Matt Nagy made it clear that Howard's reduced Week 4 workload was specific to the game plan against the Buccaneers. Howard is one of the more underrated backs in the NFL, but he's also disappointed with his 3.2 yards per carry on 64 attempts through four games. It's unlikely the Bears trade Howard away. Expect him to see more work as an RB2 in Week 6 in a fine matchup against Miami, who allow the fourth most fantasy points per week (31.7) to running backs.

2 months ago: Jordan Howard Not Frustrated With His Role
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard wasn't angry about his role or lack thereof when he ran just 11 times for 25 yards in the blowout win over the Buccaneers in Week 4. It was the third straight game that he averaged 2.5 yards per carry or less this year, and Tarik Cohen had 13 rushes for 53 yards and seven catches for an additional 121 yards. "Jordan understands what were trying to do as a team," head coach Matt Nagy said. "And he also understands and weve talked that he is a major part of this offense. He has a big-time role. But if its an advantage to us to go a different direction for that game or for that play or that series, were going to do that. As long as our guys understand that, well be in good shape." After five weeks (four games), Howard is tied for 12th in the league with 64 carries but is tied for 28th with 203 rushing yards. Chicago's running attack is game-plan specific, so Howard is susceptible to games like this, which should make his fantasy owners a little worried moving forward. Keep him in there as an RB2 coming off the bye this weekend against the Dolphins.

2 months ago: Jordan Howard Hopes To Break Out In Week 6
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard is off to a slow start to his season heading into Week 6. In four games Howard is averaging only 3.2 yards per carry and hasn't averaged above 2.5 since Week 1. He has only one touchdown on the season but has a favorable matchup against a Dolphins defense that has allowed five touchdowns to running backs over their last three games. The Bears running game should be featured prominently in Week 6 as the Dolphins have allowed 90-plus rushing yards to two different runners in back-to-back weeks. Howard has had his snaps slowly usurped from Tarik Cohenin the first month of the season but both could see plenty of action. Howard will be an RB2 with upside against the Dolphins.

3 months ago: Jordan Howard Misses Out On The Fun In Week 4 Win
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard carried the ball 11 times for 25 yards in the Bears blowout win over the Buccaneers 48-10. The Bears offense was dynamite from the jump with running back Tarik Cohen in the back field and continued to ride the hot hand. Howard got a few decent runs in but was used mostly in the second half. Howard should continue to have an important role in the offense moving forward but quarterback Mitch Trubisky and the Bears are dangerous with Cohen on the field. The Bears will head into the bye week with fantasy owners of Howard a bit worried.

3 months ago: Jordan Howard Looks To Bust Loose Against Bucs
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard is off to solid, if unspectacular, start to his season with 256 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown through three games. The Bears running game is still looking to find its rhythm but Howard has improved his standing in the offense with his ability to catch the football out of the backfield. Howard will go up against a Buccaneers defense that has allowed the sixth most fantasy points to opposing running backs in the first month of the season. Tampa Bay has not allowed a runner to rush for more than 61 yards against them in a single game but have been torched in the passing game. Howard is too talented to continue his tepid production and will be an RB2 with upside for Week 4.

3 months ago: Jordan Howard Shines In Bears Win
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard racked up 81 yards from scrimmage, including a rushing touchdown, in the Bears 16-14 win over the Cardinals. The numbers aren't eye-popping but when the game was on the line Howard came up with some tough yards. What has been most impressive thus far has been Howard's ability to be a threat in the passing game. He caught two passes for 20 yards in the game and has looked more comfortable catching the football than in past seasons. Howard will continue to be, perhaps, the most important offensive player on the Bears moving forward.

3 months ago: Jordan Howard Has Dynamite Week 3 Matchup
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard will have an excellent matchup when the team travels to Arizona to take on the Cardinals in Week 3. Through the first two games, Howard is running with confidence and decisiveness despite his touches are down currently. He will have a fantastic matchup against a Cardinals defense that, through the first two weeks, has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing runners. They have already coughed up 420 total yards and five touchdowns to opposing backfields and the Bears should look to establish the running game on the road. Howard is a high-end RB2 with RB1 potential for Week 3.

3 months ago: Jordan Howard Needs More Carries
Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy acknowledged that running back Jordan Howard could stand to see a few more carries, but the team will need to be leading in the fourth quarter for that to happen. Through two weeks, 11 players have more carries than Howard's 29 and 11 also have more rushing yards than his 58.5. Howard had 14 carries for 35 yards in the Week 2 win over Seattle on Monday night. A lot will depend on the development of quarterback Mitch Trubisky and whether he can be more consistent and move the offense down the field, but Howard should continue to get his touches each and every week. He remains a low-end RB1/high-end RB2 for Week 3 in a great matchup against the Cardinals.

3 months ago: Jordan Howard Totals 68 Yards From Scrimmage
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard carried the ball 14 times for 35 yards and added three catches for 33 yards in Week 2. Howard had some nice runs to move the chains but the new-look Bears offense has meant less touches for the third-year running back. The most impressive aspect of Howard's game, through two games, is his improved ability to catch the football. Howard is a huge part of the Chicago offensive attack and big things should be on the horizon in the coming weeks. Howard should see plenty of scoring opportunities next week against the Cardinals.

3 months ago: Jordan Howard Should See Increase In Touches
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard is coming off of a strong Week 1 after posting 107 yards from scrimmage against Green Bay. Howard made some excellent cuts in the running game and averaged 5.5 yards per carry. Howard and the Bears will face a Seahawks defense on Monday night that is undergoing an overhaul right now. Seattle's defense allowed the 10th fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs in 2017 but will be without several key players from last season. Chicago would be wise to give Howard more than 15 carries in the game and is a solid bet to score in Week 2. Howard's value will rise to RB1/RB2 status against Seattle.

3 months ago: Jordan Howard A Solid RB2 For Week 1
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard will be a solid RB2 option when he takes the field against the Packers in Week 1. Howard last season racked up 1,122 rushing yards last season with nine touchdowns. In two games against Green Bay last season, Howard totaled 33 carries for 107 yards and one touchdown. Howard is one of the better zone runners in the game and should still succeed despite an offense that is now trending towards a pass-heavy attack. The Packers allowed the 14th most fantasy points to opposing runners and Howard should see plenty of touches. The 23-year-old will slot in as a nice RB2 option for fantasy teams heading into the first game of the season.

4 months ago: Jordan Howard Held Out For Precautionary Reasons
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (knee) "banged his knee" in practice on Sunday and is being held from practice on Tuesday as a precaution, according to head coach Matt Nagy. Howard has surpassed 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons, but Tarik Cohen is expected to steal a lot of work in Nagy's offense in 2018, which could cap Howard's overall production. Nagy still believes Howard is a three-down back, though. Consider him a low-end RB1/high-end RB2.

7 months ago: Jordan Howard May Suffer In New Offense
While Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy knows running back Jordan Howard can be a bell-cow back, he cautioned that he'd use him as such in 2018. "He's proven that he's done that, so that's for sure," Nagy said. "In this offense, it's more game specific, as to whether or not you need that." Howard has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in his first two years in the league, but pass-catching back Tarik Cohen is also expected to take on a much larger role under Nagy. The major drawback for Howard in fantasy is his weakness in catching passes, something Cohen is very good at. In two seasons, Howard has just 52 catches for 423 yards and one touchdown. While Howard will still be the guy in Chicago on early downs, he could lose valuable touches to Cohen in 2018, making him a very volatile low-end RB1.

7 months ago: Jordan Howard Working To Improve Pass-Catching Abilities
Chicago Bears running backs coach Charles London said running back Jordan Howard made it a priority this offseason to improve on his pass catching. Howard is catching passes before, during and after practices. "We're working on hand placement … just his focus and concentration, hand-eye coordination and things like that," said London, who is Howard's third position coach in as many seasons. While Jordan hasn't had more than 29 catches in his two seasons in Chicago, he could see more work on third downs in 2018. However, Tarik Cohen is expected to see his role expand greatly in a pass-catching role out of the backfield, so it may not matter much if Howard improves his hands. Howard will be an early-down workhorse, but he's a fringe RB1/RB2 fantasy back.

8 months ago: Jordan Howard Will Be Featured Back
Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy said running back Jordan Howard will be the team's "featured back" in 2018. However, Nagy also said, "we're going to use multiple backs." Obviously Howard will continue to be the early-down back after two straight 1,000-yard seasons to open his career, but his lack of receiving skills leaves him vulnerable to losing third-down touches to Tarik Cohen, who is a superior pass catcher. Howard has 15 scores in two seasons, but he'll be a boom-or-bust fantasy commodity and could disappoint as an RB1 next year.

8 months ago: Bears Won't Trade Jordan Howard
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard said his agent spoke with the team and they assured him that Howard will not be traded. Howard is slated to be the main running back again in 2018 after he opened his career with two 1,000-yard seasons in Chicago's backfield. However, he was much less effective in 2017, running for just 4.1 yards per carry, although he did score nine touchdowns. Still, Howard isn't much of a pass catcher, and Tarik Cohen could steal more work from him in that area in 2018. Howard will be a risky RB1 selection next year.

11 months ago: Jordan Howard Looking Forward To Less Predictable Offense
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard is looking forward to a less predictable offense under new head coach Matt Nagy in 2018. The offense last season under head coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains ranked third to last in the league with 287.4 yards per game, and they were dead last with 175.7 passing yards per game. "I felt great about that because last year we were pretty much basic and everybody knew what we were going do, they knew what was coming pretty much every play so it was pretty easy for them to stop us," Howard said when asked for his reaction to Nagy saying the Bears new offense would be fun. "Now, I feel like we're going to be a lot more creative and have defenses off balance." Not helping matters was the fact that Chicago's receiving corps was among the worst in the league, so opposing defenses sold out to stop Howard and the run game, but he still managed his second straight 1,000-yard season and scored nine touchdowns on the ground. With more offensive weapons around him and improved quarterback play from Mitch Trubisky, Howard should remain a fine RB1.

12 months ago: Jordan Howard's Season Ends With A Thud
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard carried the ball nine times for only nine yards in the Bears Week 17 loss to the Vikings 23-10. The Bears offense couldn't get anything going on the ground and Howard's impressive sophomore season ends with a dud. Howard saw a couple of red-zone carries in the second half, but the Bears banged-up offensive line gave Howard no holes to shoot through. Howard now has two 1,000-yard seasons to start his career but has been limited at times this season because of poor game script. Howard will need to work on his pass-catching abilities if he wants to take his game to another level next year.

12 months ago: Jordan Howard Gets Tough Matchup Against Vikings
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard will go up against a Vikings defense that has allowed the fewest fantasy points to runners this season. Howard is sitting on nine rushing touchdowns heading into the final week and is looking to become the first Bears running back to score 10 touchdowns since Raymont Harris in 1997. Howard put up 76 yards against the Vikings in Week 5 but it will be tough sledding against a defensive front that has allowed only seven rushing touchdowns all season. Howard will be an RB2 with a low floor for the final game of the season.

12 months ago: Tough To Trust Jordan Howard Against Browns
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard will be a feast-or-famine option in Week 16 against a Browns defense that has been stingy against the run. They have allowed the 11th fewest fantasy points to running backs this season and outside of two 100-yard runners, have not allowed more than 77 yards to an opposing runner all season. The Bears running game has been Jekyll and Hyde all season, one week dominating a team and the next week being completely shut down. Howard is always a threat to bust a big-time run but he shockingly has also failed to register a red-zone carry in five games this season. Howard is a volatile RB2 for the fantasy playoffs in Week 16.

12 months ago: Jordan Howard Disappears In Bears Loss
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard was held to 63 total yards as the Bears offense stumbled to a 20-10 loss to the Lions. The Bears offensive game plan week to week can be quite a mystery and one week after running for 222 yards as a team, their lead running back saw only 10 carries for 37 yards. Howard made some rare receptions out of the backfield, but the Bears offense, overall, was brutal in Detroit. Howard will look to get back on track next week against the Browns.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Is A Must-Start Against Lions
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard surpassed 1,000 yards rushing for the second straight season in the Bears win last week over the Bengals. Howard is back on the RB1 radar against a Lions defense this week that has allowed the fifth most fantasy points to opposing runners. Howard posted 125 yards and one touchdown in Week 11 against the Lions and in three career games Howard has run for 322 yards against Detroit. The Lions are fighting for their playoff lives and the Bears are looking to make incremental progress with their young offensive core. Howard is a must-start in the fantasy playoffs in Week 15.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Rumbles For 147 Yards, Two Touchdowns
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard ran all over a lifeless Bengals defense, racking up 147 yards on 23 carries and scoring two touchdowns. Howard ran practically untouched for a 21-yard score in the first quarter and then broke a few tackles for a second rushing score in the second half. After two dismal fantasy weeks, Howard's monster stat line now gives him over 1,000 yards rushing for the second straight season to go with seven touchdowns. Howard is a must-start the rest of the fantasy season.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Will Benefit From Bengals' Inactives
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is out for Week 14 against the Bears. Starting cornerbacks Adam Jones (groin) and Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion) are also out, along with starting safety Shawn Williams (hamstring), who has missed the past couple games. The Bengals were severely banged up last Monday night against the Steelers. This provides an upgrade for Jordan Howard's road matchup, making him a decent RB1 play.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Hopes For Bounce-Back Performance
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard this season has 885 rushing yards and five touchdowns this season. But he has managed only 44 yards over the last two games and will look to get back on a track against a Bengals defense that just allowed 182 total yards to the Steelers Le'Veon Bell. The Bengals have allowed only one 100-yard rusher this season but have allowed 80 all-purpose yards or more to nine different running backs this season. Howard has struggled mightily in the passing game this season but he is the Bears best hope on offense this week. Howard slips to RB2 status in Week 14.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Disappoints For Second Week In A Row
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard mustered only 38 yards on 13 carries as the Bears lost late to the 49ers 15-14. Howard had a strong 14-yard run on one of the Bears opening drives but was bottled up the rest of the game. He now has posted only 44 rushing yards over the last two games as Chicago's running game has completely stalled. Howard could be in line for a fantasy downgrade to RB2 status in the weeks ahead.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard In Line For Bounce-Back Game
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard will be looking to put last week's nightmare performance against the Eagles in the rearview mirror when the Bears host a terrible 49ers defense in Week 13. Howard rushed for only six yards last week, posting his second awful fantasy stat line of the season. This week he will face a 49ers run defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing rushers this season. They have allowed at least 10 fantasy points to 11 different running backs this season and have surrendered 90 or more rushing yards to five different players. Howard is back in the RB1 conversation this week and heads into the game with 847 yards and five touchdowns this season.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Fantasy Shipwrecks
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard was bottled up by the Eagles defense, posting only 19 total yards in the Bears blowout loss to the Eagles 31-3. Howard saw only seven carries in the game for six yards as the Bears running game was swallowed up by an Eagles defensive line and an early score that became lopsided quick. Howard has been one of the top runners in fantasy this season but this week was one of his worst performances of the season. Howard will look to rebound next week when the Bears take on a vulnerable 49ers defense next week.

1 year ago: Temper Jordan Howard's Fantasy Expectations Against Eagles
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard is coming off his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season but has a tough matchup against the Eagles this week. Howard has 841 rushing yards this season with five touchdowns but will go up against an Eagles defense that has allowed the second fewest fantasy points to opposing runners. They have not allowed a 100-yard rusher this season and only one runner has amassed more than 100 yards from scrimmage against them. This game could get ugly early and may take Howard out of the fold. Howard is one of the top runners in the league so has to be deployed in fantasy lineups but expectations need to be tempered.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Delivers 125 Yards, One Touchdown
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard rushed for 125 yards, including one touchdown as the Bears fell short to the Lions 27-24. Howard ran hard the entire game, tacking on a 50-yard run in the first half and collecting huge chunks of yardage. He averaged 8.3 yards per carry and scored his fifth touchdown of the season. Howard remains the best offensive weapon the Bears offer and will continue to be an RB1 option in the weeks ahead. He does, however, face a formidable matchup against the Eagles in Week 12.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Looks To Bounce Back In Week 11
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard last week became the first Bear in franchise history to run for 2,000 yards through the first 12 games of his career. He has racked up 716 rushing yards to this point but only saw 15 carries against the Packers last week in a poorly conceived offensive game plan. This week Howard will face a Lions defense that has allowed eight rushing touchdowns to opposing backs this season. Howard is on the lower-end of the RB1 spectrum this week but still should be in most lineups.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Disappears In Second Half Of Bears Loss
Jordan Howard carried the ball 15 times for 54 yards as the Bears lost to the Packers 23-16. Howard had some nice first-half runs but largely was absent from the offensive game plan in the second half. The assumption is that the second-year running back got dinged up somehow in some capacity in the game to produce such a lackluster fantasy stat-line. Howard has been a force for the Bears offense this season but failed to see his normal allotment of touches. Howard continue to be an RB1 moving forward despite the disappointing performance.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Enjoys Juicy Week 10 Matchup
Jordan Howard returns from the Bears bye week to a juicy matchup against the reeling Packers on Sunday. Howard this season has rushed for 662 yards and four touchdowns and will go up against a Packers defense that has allowed the fourth most fantasy points to running backs this season. They have allowed two 100-yard rushing games this season and four games of 100 scrimmage yards or more to an opposing runner. Howard earlier in the season only racked up 53 yards but scored a touchdown in game that featured quarterbacks Mike Glennon and Aaron Rodgers. This time time around it will be Mitch Trubisky vs. Brett Hundley, making Howard perhaps the most talented offensive player on the field this Sunday.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Produces 122 Yards Of Offense
Jordan Howard carried the ball 23 times for 102 yards in the Bears loss to the Saints. Howard also added three receptions for 19 yards but would love to have a dropped pass in the red zone back that would have resulted in a touchdown. Howard ripped off a 50-yard run with the Bears backed up on offense and continues to be the Bears best source of offense. The Bears head into the bye week searching for answers in the passing game to complement in their RB1 in Howard.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Will Be Borderline RB1 In Week 8
Jordan Howard will need to produce in Week 8 if the Bears hope to have a chance against the Saints in New Orleans. The Bears lean on Howard heavily and he has produced 560 rushing yards and four touchdowns this season. He will certainly see the carries in the game but the Saints rush defense has allowed only three total touchdowns all season. Some of that can be attributed to teams being forced to throw the ball to compete with Drew Brees and the Saints offense but the Bears do not have that luxury with a rookie quarterback and a talent-less wide receiving corps. Howard could see the type of volume touches to deserve borderline RB1 status for Week 8.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Grinds Out 65 Rushing Yards
Jordan Howard rushed the ball 21 times for 65 yards in the Bears 17-3 win. The Bears defense dominated Cam Newton and the Panthers and Chicago simply needed to avoid turnovers in the game. Howard had some nice, grind-it-out runs late to earn some first downs but the offense couldn't get anything going. Howard is by far the best offensive weapon the Bears have and will have RB1 status next week against the Saints.

1 year ago: Ride RB1 Jordan Howard
Through six games, Jordan Howard has 495 rushing yards and four touchdowns this season. He is averaging 4.2 yards per carry and coming off a huge, 167-yard performance the week before in Baltimore. This week the Bears will take on a Panthers defense that has allowed the sixth fewest rushing yards (396) to opposing runners. Part of that is a Panthers secondary that has been victimized at times but Howard will see plenty of touches in this one. Howard is a low-ceiling RB1 in Week 7.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Needs More Touches
Jordan Howard carried the ball 19 times for 76 yards as the Bears lost late to the Vikings 20-17. Howard averaged 4.0 yards per carry and had some strong runs between the tackles. With rookie Mitch Trubisky now at the helm of the offense the Bears will need to feed Howard more than ever. Howard excels at zone runs to the outside and is excellent receiving the ball from the shotgun position. Trubisky will suffer some bumps in the road along the way and Howard will need to be the focal point of the offense to take the pressure off. 19 carries is a high number but the Bears need to feed him the rock even more. Howard and the Bears will face another tough matchup next week when they travel to Baltimore.

1 year ago: Tough Sledding Ahead For Jordan Howard
Jordan Howard faces a tough matchup against one of the best run defenses in the NFL in the Minnesota Vikings Monday night. They have allowed only 269 rushing yards to opposing runnings backs through four games this season and only one rushing touchdown. The Bears will have to re-establish the ground game with rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky making his NFL debut. Howard has been dealing with shoulder ailment but has had the last 11 days to heal up for the Monday night tilt. Howard is a risky RB2 Monday night and his fantasy stat line may have to be touchdown dependent in Week 5.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Appears To Be All Systems Go Against Packers
Jordan Howard is not listed on the injury report heading into the Bears Thursday night tilt with the Packers. Howard is coming off a 140-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Steelers and the Bears will lean on the running game once again in Green Bay. Howard went to the sidelines twice in Week 3 due to a shoulder injury he has been dealing with all season. It is unclear how that injury will respond to the short week but Howard is a solid bet to score if the Bears get into the red zone. The Packers have been vulnerable at the goal line this season especially to running backs. Howard may lose carries to rookie standout Tarik Cohen but the speedsters production actually has helped Howard pound the defense when he gets his chance. Howard is an RB2 with a strong chance to find the end zone for Thursday.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Expected To Play Thursday Night
Jordan Howard is currently not listed on the Bears injury report heading into their Thursday night matchup against the Green Bay Packers, per chicagobears.com. Howard has been battling a shoulder injury all season and had to be helped off the field twice during the Bears win last Sunday against the Steelers. Howard was excellent in that game, running for 133 yards with two touchdowns and 164 total yards. That included the game-winning score in overtime in a game the Bears had to have. The short week combined with the injury should temper expectations for Howard heading into Thursday. He should be valued as a high-end RB2 heading into Green Bay.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard, Tarik Cohen Forming 'Thunder And Lightning' In Bears Backfield
The Chicago Bears backfield of running backs Jordan Howard and rookie Tarik Cohen have been dubbed the monker "Thunder and Lightning," with the duo combining for 353 rushing yards in three games. Cohen is averaging 6.6 yards per carry, while Howard is at 4.4. Howard rattled off 138 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 3 overtime victory after disappointing in the first two weeks. Cohen has also been the team's leading receiver so far with 20 catches for 126 yards and a score. While Howard was trending down after a sluggish first two weeks, including an injury, he's back on the rise as more of an RB2, but Cohen's presence caps his upside heading into Week 4 on Thursday against the Packers. Both running backs should remain valuable all year long with Chicago's depleted receiving corps struggling to make noise.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Not On Injury Report
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) is not listed on the team's injury report Monday on a short week set to face the Packers in Week 4 on Thursday. It's a little surprising considering Howard was seen favoring his shoulder late in the Week 3 overtime win over Pittsburgh. However, fantasy owners are happy with it, especially after the early-round pick ran 23 times for 138 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday, chipping in five catches for 26 yards. After his stock was trending downward, Howard is back on the fantasy map and can be started with confidence against Green Bay.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Plays Well On Sunday
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard lived up to expectations on Sunday. During the win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Howard rushed the ball 23 times, good for 138 yards and two touchdowns on the day. Howard was limited in practice all week as a result of a shoulder injury. However he appeared to be just fine and responded to fantasy critics with an efficient week 3 performance. Now that Howard appears to be back to his effective ways, fantasy owners should continue to "ride the hot hand" going forward.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Playing Through Pain
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard is playing through a sprained AC joint, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. This injury would explain why he has been tentative through the Bears' first two games and Tarik Cohen has emerged as the top RB in Chicago. Howard was not listed on Chicago's final injury report for Week 3, though the combination of his injury and the emergence of Cohen damages his fantasy prospects against Pittsburgh.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Looking To Get On Track
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard will look to turn his season around on Sunday against the Steelers. Howard has been a fantasy dud so far this season, rushing for a meager 59 yards and a score on 22 attempts. Though many fantasy owners had hoped that Howard's success from last season would carry over into this season, Howard has failed to live up to expectations. With his limited participation in practice for most of the week due to a shoulder injury and a tough matchup against the ruthless Pittsburgh defense, the fantasy odds are stacked against the second-year running back heading into the week 3 matchup.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Limited Again Thursday
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited for a second straight practice Thursday. Unless he suffers a setback, Howard will likely be questionable for Week 3 but should be able to play against the Steelers. However, the matchup is a bad one, and last year's waiver wire darling has been a disappointment so far in 2017 as he continues to lose touches to rookie Tarik Cohen. There's a good chance Cohen could once again garner more touches in Week 3, making Howard an RB3/flex play, at best.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Was Limited Wednesday
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday. Howard was seen wearing a sling after the Week 2 loss, so his fantasy owners can breathe a little easier knowing he should be available again in Week 3 against the Steelers. After a disappointment in Week 1 with just 13 carries for 52 yards, Howard was even worse last weekend with only nine carries for seven yards and no catches. He's losing valuable touches to rookie Tarik Cohen, and there's no reason why that won't continue. Howard is nothing more than a weak RB3/flex option against a strong Pittsburgh run D.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Sporting A Sling
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) was wearing a sling for his right arm after the Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers. It was a brutal game for Howard, who managed just nine carries for seven yards in the clunker against Tampa. He also was outtouched by rookie Tarik Cohen in the backfield and continues to lose fantasy value after being a top running back in 2016. Howard is turning out to be an early-season bust as a consensus second-round fantasy pick. Stay tuned for more information on his injury early next week. Cohen's stock as a waiver addition last week is rising.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Disappears In Week 2
Jordan Howard carried the ball nine times for a paltry seven yards in the Bears 29-7 loss to the Buccaneers. Howard has been battling a shoulder injury all week and from the outset did not look right. Three turnovers by Mike Glennon in the first half also limited the Bears ability to pound the football. Howard's injury, coupled with the emergence of rookie Tarik Cohen, have severely hurt his fantasy stock heading towards Week 3 of the NFL season.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Expected To Play In Week 2
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) is expected to play in week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Howard injured the shoulder during week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons but was still semi-productive despite the ailment, rushing for 52 yards and a touchdown on the day. This is obviously good news as the team has already been dealing with injuries to key offensive players, including wide receivers Cameron Meredith and Kevin White, who are both out for the season.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Expected To Play
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (shoulder), who is listed as questionable, is expected to play in Week 2 at Tampa Bay, according to the Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell. However, Campbell left open the possibility Howard could see limited snaps by saying it was "fair" to expect a downtick in playing time after Howard did very little in practice all week. It is onceivable rookie Tarik Cohen winds up leading the Bears' backfield in snaps after leading them in Week 1 targets. Look at Howard as a low-end RB1 and Cohen as a strong flex play.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Listed As Questionable
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Buccaneers. However, head coach John Fox said earlier this week that he's not concerned about Howard's injury, which he suffered in Week 1. Howard surprisingly shared more touches than expected in Week 1 with rookie Tarik Cohen, and that could continue throughout the year, making Howard less of a lock for high-end RB1 production. Still, as long as he's playing, Howard should be the focal point of the offense, but he's more of a low-end RB1 moving forward.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Added To Injury Report
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) was added to the team's injury report on Wednesday. There is nothing saying that Howard will not play on Sunday against the Buccaneers, he is questionable right now, but if Howard is out, that makes Tarik Cohen an even better waiver addition. If Cohen is available in your league for some reason, pick him up immediately.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Punches In First Touchdown
Jordan Howard rushed for 52 yards and scored his first touchdown of the season in the Bears 23-17 loss to the Falcons. Howard saw only 13 carries in the game but still had some nice runs, including a wildcat handoff from running back Tarik Cohen for a Bears score. Cohen's presence in the offense took some carries away from Howard because of his ability to catch the football from the backfield. That was on display as Howard made a crucial drop in the red zone during the closing seconds of the game.

1 year ago: Expect Jordan Howard To Receive Plenty Of Touches
Jordan Howard and the Bears will begin their season Sunday against the NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons. The Bears will be tasked with slowly down a historically great offense in 2016 but should be able to make some plays on the offensive side of the ball. The Falcons allowed 19 total touchdowns and the most receiving yards (870) to opposing running backs last season. The key to the Bears having a chance in this one is to feed Howard the ball as often as possible and grind down the Falcons defense. Howard is a must-start on Sunday.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Ready For Season To Start
Jordan Howard carried the ball 12 times for 45 yards in the Bears 19-7 win over the Titans. This is the first true game action for Howard in the preseason after missing last week's game with an eye injury. Howard showed his speed on the edge on a couple of carries and even bruised a few Titans defensive players on some runs for good measure. It's tough to evaluate a player like Howard because he is a bruising back who gets better with each carry in a game. But he appears to be in great shape and looks ready for the season to start. Howard is a sure-fire first/second round pick in fantasy drafts everywhere.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Returns To Practice
Jordan Howard has returned to practice, per ESPN's Jeff Dickerson. Howard was sidelined after being scratched in the eye during practice and missed the last preseason game against the Cardinals. Howard ran for 1,313 yards last season with seven total touchdowns and the Bears offense needs their centerpiece 100% healthy. Howard may see some snaps Sunday against the Titans but the Bears would be wise to keep him away from contact as much as possible heading towards Week 1. The eye injury should not affect his draft status.

1 year ago: Jordan Howard Working On Acceleration
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard, who finished second in the league in rushing yards to Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott in 2016, spent parts of the offseason trying to improve on his acceleration after his longest rushing touchdown was just nine yards. The offense clearly runs through Howard in Chicago, and he could see an even bigger workload in 2017. He'll come off the board very quickly in the early rounds as a high-end RB1.

2 years ago: Jordan Howard Expects Larger Role In Passing Game
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard, who had eye surgery to give him 20/20 vision in the offseason, expects to have a larger role in the passing game in his second season in the NFL. He finished as the second leading rusher with 1,313 yards on 252 carries in his rookie season, but he only caught 29 passes for 298 yards and a touchdown despite being targeted 50 times. Howard is also working on his long-term conditioning and hopes to produce longer touchdown runs in 2017. He thinks he'll be faster, too, if he drops 10 pounds down to 225. The 22-year-old could see a slight increase in his reception totals, but probably not enough to make him much more attractive in PPR leagues. Still, Howard is a workhorse back and deserves RB1 consideration after his strong rookie season.

2 years ago: Jordan Howard Slims Down
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard, who was second in the NFL in rushing and earned his first Pro Bowl nod last year, is noticeably slimmer this offseason. He said his goal is to be around 225 pounds during the season. Howard made the most of his opportunity in his rookie season and rushed for 1,313 yards (5.2 YPC) in just 15 games. The 22-year-old has high expectations heading into his sophomore year and will be an early-round target as an RB1.

2 years ago: Jordan Howard Breaks Bears Rookie Rushing Record
Jordan Howard ran the ball 23 times for 135 yards in the Bears final game of the season. In a season of lowlights, Howard has been a bright spot. He will finish the year with 1,313 rushing yards, a new Bears rookie record. Howard has had 10 games of 80 rushing yards or more and will finish with six touchdowns. He is a big back who loves punishing opposing defenders with yards after contact, as evidenced by his 5.2 yards per carry this season. Howard heads into the offseason with top 10 2017 fantasy potential.