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24 Jordan Howard RB

Chicago Bears

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%85%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
1627611224.191

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Bears' Jordan Howard: Gets vote of confidence as lead back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday that Howard "absolutely" will serve as the Bears' featured running back in 2018, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

After back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons to begin his career, Howard has proven himself effective as a lead back, but the jump in tempo from former offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains to Nagy is expected to be a massive one. As such, backup RB Tarik Cohen will receive "a bunch of touches," per Nagy. There's a chance Howard will uphold his previous standard of 18.7 touches per game, but Nagy's comments indicate his workload could be scaled back some to ensure he stays as fresh as possible. In the end, the Bears will be trotting out second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, so run-heavy game plans are a good bet to dominate in Chicago this fall.

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Bears' Jordan Howard: Stands to benefit from improved offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

After the Bears added three receiving weapons on the first day of free agency, Howard stands to benefit from a more versatile offense, Dan Weiderer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

After facing stacked boxes on a regular basis due the the team's lack of weapons in 2017, Howard may finally find a bit of breathing room after the Bears now boast an impressive group of receiving weapons. With the additions of Alan Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton to go along with holdovers Cam Meredith and Tarik Cohen, defenses will need to consistently respect the passing attack, which could lead to Howard returning to the 5.2 yards per carry he earned as a rookie before falling off to 4.1 last year due to the potential benefit of bigger running lanes. He also could see more red-zone carries if the offense is able to catch fire in head coach Matt Nagy's new offensive system. Even though fellow running back Tarik Cohen stands to eat into Howard's snap count, there could be enough volume for multiple Chicago players to have solid fantasy campaigns.

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Bears' Jordan Howard: Excited about scheme change
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard is expecting to adjust well to new head coach Matt Nagy's new offensive system, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Howard was frustrated last year because opposing defenses were often calling out the plays the Bears would run before the snap, which likely had a role in many of his disappointing fantasy performances. Not only should Nagy's offensive system make more creative use of Howard, but the other young weapons on the team have the potential for Chicago to be a much more dangerous offense in 2018. But until the passing attack gives defenses reason for concern, Howard will likely continue to be a high-variance lineup option.

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Bears' Jordan Howard: Held to nine rushing yards in season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard rushed nine times for nine yards while adding one reception for an additional five yards in a Week 17 loss to the Vikings, finishing the season with 1122 rushing yards and nine touchdowns along with 23 receptions for an additional 125 yards in 16 games.

After having an amazing rookie season in 2016 when he ran for 5.2 yards per carry and accounted for over 1600 total yards, he saw his yardage dropped by almost 400 yards while being held to fewer than 4.1 yards per attempt in 2017. It certainly didn't help that opposing defenses gave little respect to the anemic Bears passing attack, and Howard routinely saw stacked boxes that lowered his potential for consistent big games. Over the season, he was very game-script dependent, as he rushed for 579 yards and five touchdowns in four games that the Bears either won or kept close throughout, while he was held to fewer than 10 rushing yards on three different occasions in blowout losses. If the team's passing attack begins to improve in 2018, he'll likely show a bit more consistency, but regardless, he'll clearly remain as a solid weekly fantasy starter as he enters the third-year of his four-year rookie contract.

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Bears' Jordan Howard: Finds end zone twice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard rushed 22 times for 44 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's victory over the Browns.

Since the Bears controlled this game for all four quarters, the Cleveland defense loaded the box, knowing that Howard would be fed early and often. Despite being held to two yards per carry, the running back fortunately found the end zone twice to save his fantasy day. Howard could've had an even bigger stat line, but he was vultured by Mitch Trubisky on a short touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Howard has been a very inconsistent fantasy performer over the course of the season, mixing elite upside with a number of clunkers, and he'll have an extremely difficult matchup next week at Minnesota, in a game that the Vikings will need to win to secure their playoff seeding.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/10/17ATL1352111
29/17/17TB9740
39/24/17PIT23140192
49/28/17GB1853161
510/9/17MIN1976130
610/15/17BAL36167530
710/22/17CAR2165110
810/29/17NO23102500
1011/12/17GB1554250
1111/19/17DET15125501
1211/26/17PHI7640
1312/3/17SF1338140
1412/10/17CIN23147212
1512/16/17DET1037160
1612/24/17CLE2244162
1712/31/17MIN9940
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2016Chicago Bears151325213135.26961070
2017Chicago Bears161627611224.1539561
TOTAL312952824354.6691515131
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2016Chicago Bears15132929810.33414012
2017Chicago Bears1616231255.4120004
TOTAL3129524238.13414016
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016Chicago Bears1544.000000.0000
2017Chicago Bears1600.000000.0000
TOTAL3144.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2016Chicago Bears1521040040
2017Chicago Bears1611010010
TOTAL3132050050
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/224
Birthdate:
11/2/1994
Age:
23
Hometown:
Fairfield, AL, USA
School:
Indiana
NFL Experience:
3
Awards:
 
 
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