Chicago Bears
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 CHI 15 302 252 1313 5.2 6 1 50 29 298 1 1611 7 0 10 5
2017 CHI 16 308 276 1122 4.1 9 1 32 23 125 0 1247 9 0 5 6
  Avg 11 216 186 851 4.4 5 1 30 20 160 0 1011 8 0 5 4

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 CHI 2 38 29 117 4.0 0 0 9 8 58 0 175 0 0 1 0

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 9/18/2018 3:39pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard will 'probably' be given more carries going forward, according to Matt Nagy. Nagy added that the Bears won't plan a certain amount of passes or carries in any particular game, they'll simply 'play it out as is.'

    Huddle Up: The 14 carries Howard tallied in last night's contest isn't a huge concern. What is concerning are the 35 yards gained from those 14 carries. Still, Howard has averaged 18.5 touches per game through the first two weeks of the season. Keep plugging him in as a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2.

  • Posted: 9/17/2018 9:12pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed 14 times for just 35 yards in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Sept. 17 while adding three grabs for 33 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: Howard totaled 17 touches, but he was mostly spinning his wheels in a game which turned out to be a defensive slog. He'll likely have a lot more success in Week 3 on the road against the Arizona Cardinals, a team which allowed three rushing TDs to Todd Gurley in Week 2.

  • Posted: 9/17/2018 6:43pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard has rushed for just 13 yards on seven attempts at halftime of the Week 2 game against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Sept. 17.

    Huddle Up: Howard has had trouble getting going, as has the rest of the offense, but the Bears lead the game 10-3 at the break. Howard also has an 18-yard reception, the longest play from scrimmage for Chicago tonight.

  • Posted: 8/24/2018 9:11am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard will stay on the field on third down this season, according to head coach Matt Nagy. 'Well do different things with (Howard) and well keep him on the field on third down - Ive told you that before,' Nagy said.

    Huddle Up: This doesn't mean Tarik Cohen won't be the primary third-down back or that Howard will see more snaps in those situations, but it's a good sign for the latter nonetheless. Nagy has been consistent Howard will get some run on third down, so owners should probably expect something more than his career-high 29 catches from 2016 this season. He is shaping up to be a safe RB2 with RB1 upside in the late second round this summer. Will

  • Posted: 8/18/2018 9:26pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed nine times for 32 yards in a 24-23 preseason win over the Denver Broncos Saturday, Aug. 18.

    Huddle Up: Howard's struggles as a receiver have been documented, but he's still ticketed for plenty of touches and a proven 1,000-yard rusher. He's a low-end RB1 in standard formats.

  • Posted: 8/7/2018 1:44pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (knee) banged his knee in practice recently but is fine, according to head coach Matt Nagy. Still, it would be surprise to see him play Thursday, Aug. 9, in the opinion of the Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell.

    Huddle Up: The Bears won't risk anything with their starting running back. Howard should be good to go for the regular season opener and can be selected as a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2 in Nagy's promising new offense.

  • Posted: 7/21/2018 7:12pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard 'can play all three downs,' according to head coach Matt Nagy. 'We're going to do that,' Nagy said. 'We're going to use him and we're going to use other guys on first and second down when we need to.'

    Huddle Up: While Howard will undoubtedly see some targets out of the backfield, Tarik Cohen figures to see plenty of time on passing downs. Howard is still a low-end RB1 or strong RB2, but he is unlikely to have the every-down impact to join the ranks of the elite fantasy backs.

  • Posted: 7/16/2018 9:19am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard has rushed the ball 528 times over the last two seasons, which is the fifth-most rushes in the NFL during that span.

    Huddle Up: Howard has rushed for at least 1,100 yards in each of his first two seasons and will continue to receive plenty of touches. He can be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 7/10/2018 10:51am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard is expected to be the team's feature back per comments made by head coach Matt Nagy this spring, but Nagy also made it clear he plans to 'keep the door spinning' in the rotation, according to Dan Wiederer of The Chicago Tribune.

    Huddle Up: Given the expected improvement in the Bears' passing game, Howard's rushing attempts will almost certainly decline from the 276 he had in 2017. This report is just further evidence Tarik Cohen is primed for a substantial role. With that said, Howard is the only 'big back' Chicago has and has proven to be a very good runner, so he's going to get the work at the goal line in what should be a much better offense this season. He may come with more volatility than usual, but he's still a solid RB2 option.

  • Posted: 5/31/2018 5:40pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard said that head coach Matt Nagy already deemed him 'the main guy,' but while he's proven he can be a traditional bell-cow running back, Nagy also mentioned that 'in this offense, it's more game specific as to whether or not you need that.'

    Huddle Up: Howard's draft stock is tricky to project, as he is coming off a pair of real solid seasons but with his criticisms in the passing game in terms of dropping passes, that means backfield teammate Tarik Cohen should receive plenty of work as well. In other words, while Howard is a tempting RB2 option, he may have his weeks with very little production in the boxscore.

  • Posted: 5/25/2018 10:21am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard is working on some issues to help him become a better receiver out of the backfield, according to new running backs coach Charles London, who mentioned hand placement, focus and concentration and hand-eye coordination as some of the areas he is hoping to see improvement.

    Huddle Up: The ability to contribute much as a receiver has been Howard's one fatal flaw when it comes to taking the next step and becoming a potential elite fantasy starter. With all the skill-position talent they now have on the roster, the Bears should be able to open things up for the running game, which should make the third-year back's job as easy as it has ever been. Even if he loses a few more snaps to Tarik Cohen, Howard is primed to enjoy the best fantasy season of his career in 2018.

  • Posted: 4/17/2018 11:27am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard's agent said the Bears will not be trading their star running back.

    Huddle Up: Chicago's offense is coming together and Howard will arguably be its most important asset. He has averaged 1,217.5 yards and 7.5 touchdowns over his first two years and deserves attention as a low-end RB1.

  • Posted: 3/29/2018 7:26pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard will be asked to catch the ball more in head coach Matt Nagy's offense, according to general manager Ryan Pace, and Pace said he expects Howard to continue to show progress as a receiver.

    Huddle Up: Howard isn't likely to morph into a PPR dynamo, but more opportunities to touch the ball can only help his value. He looks like a low-end RB1 candidate for 2018.

  • Posted: 3/3/2018 12:10pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard is not available in a trade, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Howard is coming off a 1,122-yard season in 2017 and should be the starting running back for the Bears next season. He can be a low-end No. 1 running back or a No. 2 back in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 1:39pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed for 44 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Howard posted two rushing touchdowns in a game for the second time in three weeks but has been held to under 50 yards in four of the last five games. He will have a tough matchup next week but can be a No. 2 running back or a flex option in most leagues.

  • Posted: 12/16/2017 5:33pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed 10 times for 37 yards and caught all four of his pass attempts for 26 yards in a Week 15 loss to the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: With the Bears behind most of the game, QB Mitchell Trubisky had to throw and that took away some of the power Howard provides. Howard remains a decent low-end RB1 option at running back when he can run unfettered.

  • Posted: 12/12/2017 6:49am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard has a great matchup in Week 15 against the Detroit Lions, who have allowed the third-most fantasy points to running backs the last five weeks.

    Huddle Up: The Lions have allowed 4.7 yards per rush and seven scores in five games. Howard is coming off a 23-147-2 performance. He's an interesting RB1 this week.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 3:27pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed 23 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns in Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added an eight-yard reception.

    Huddle Up: It Howard's fifth 100-yard game of the season, although he has yet to have back-to-back games with triple-digit yardage so far. He now has seven rushing scores and remains a solid low-end RB1 in most fantasy leagues for his potential for big stat lines like this.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 3:00pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed 13 times for just 38 yards in Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers and he added one grab for minus-five yards.

    Huddle Up: The offense didn't look very good against a 49ers defense which entered play with just one victory in 11 tries. Howard and the Chicago offense will look to bounce back on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14.

  • Posted: 11/26/2017 6:49pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed seven times for six yards and caught two passes for 13 yards in a 31-3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 12.

    Huddle Up: The Chicago offense was awful in this one, and after digging a big hole early, the Bears had to abandon the running game. Expect a better showing from Howard against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 1:48pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed 15 times for 125 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: Howard posted his fourth 100-yard game of the season, and he visited the end zone for the first time since Week 4 in Green Bay. Howard is healthy, he is holding off Tarik Cohen and he remains a solid RB2 in most fantasy formats heading into Week 12 at Philadelphia.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 2:26pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed for 102 yards on 23 carries against the New Orleans Saints in Week 8. He also caught three passes for 19 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Howard has rushed for at least 100 yards in two of his last three games and has received at least 21 carries in each of those three games. He can be a solid No. 2 running back when he faces the Green Bay Packers in Week 10.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 2:47pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed 21 times for 65 yards in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers.

    Huddle Up: Howard was the biggest beneficiary of the team's run-heavy attack in a game which didn't feature very many fantasy stars. He'll look to return to the end zone in Week 8 on the road against the Saints.

  • Posted: 10/21/2017 8:47pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard has rushed a combined 55 times for 243 yards in the two games QB Mitchell Trubisky has started.

    Huddle Up: After an uneven start to the year, Howard has resumed his role as a workhorse back. Having Trubisky at quarterback should ensure that the Bears continue to lean on Howard going forward. Consider him a volume-based RB2 against a solid Carolina Panthers defense in Week 7.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 2:33pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed for 167 yards on 36 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Howard has rushed for at least 100 yards in two of the last four games and has three touchdowns in that span. He will be facing a solid Carolina Panthers defense next week but can be at least a No. 2 running back in all leagues.

  • Posted: 10/9/2017 9:00pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard registered 19 carries for 76 yards in the team's Week 5 game Monday, Oct. 9, opposite the Minnesota Vikings.

    Huddle Up: The rush attempts and yards were each the second-most logged by Howard in a game this season, so while it may have been unspectacular, it also wasn't a bad effort from the former fifth-round draft pick either. It's also worth noting that Howard wasn't targeted in the passing game -- with Tarik Cohen garnering only one throw his way -- in Mitchell Trubisky's first career start, so owners may have to eat a decrease in his receiving numbers with the rookie under center.

  • Posted: 9/28/2017 9:49pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard carried the ball 18 times for 53 yards and a score in Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers. He added two receptions for 10 yards.

    Huddle Up: Howard found pay dirt in garbage time to salvage his stat line, but the 2.9 yards carry tell the story of how he was bottled up for most of the game (and for the third time in four weeks this season). A potentially tough matchup with the Vikings is on tap, but he remains a viable RB2 with hope that the 'mini-bye' will help the Bears clean up some of their issues on offense.

  • Posted: 9/25/2017 11:19am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard was not listed on the team's Week 4 injury report in advance of its game against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: A Monday injury report for Thursday games is a speculative one since teams don't practice the day after a game, but the reason this is notable is because Howard is known to have a shoulder injury and was seen favoring it Sunday. The most likely explanation is head coach John Fox's reputation for treating injury reports like state secrets and sometimes not being entirely honest with them. Despite Howard's Week 3 outburst, continue to treat him like a less-than-100-percent RB2 for now.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 5:04pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard posted 23 carries for 138 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, including the game-winner in overtime, and he added five grabs for a team-high 26 yards.

    Huddle Up: Howard was banged up last week and he shared the wealth with rookie Tarik Cohen in Week 1. This is the Howard fantasy owners have wanted to see, and it came against a strong defense. He'll look to keep it rolling in Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 7:05am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) has been playing with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Howard is expected to play in Week 3 but likely will continue to share snaps with Tarik Cohen. He will be facing a solid Pittsburgh Steelers run defense this week and may not be more than a flex option.

  • Posted: 9/22/2017 1:07pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Howard was limited to seven rushing yards in Week 2 and will continue to share work with Tarik Cohen at running back. He will be facing a solid Pittsburgh Steelers defense and could be benched if owners have better options available.

  • Posted: 9/21/2017 2:39pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Howard has struggled through the first two games of his sophomore campaign. You can't really sit him, but expectations need to be tempered due to his struggles and the emergence of rookie Tarik Cohen.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @GB 15 82 0 5 25 0
2 SEA 14 35 0 3 33 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 ATL 13 52 1 3 14 0
2 @TB 9 7 0 0 0 0
3 PIT 23 140 2 5 26 0
4 @GB 18 53 1 2 10 0
5 MIN 19 76 0 0 0 0
6 @BAL 36 167 0 1 9 0
7 CAR 21 65 0 0 0 0
8 @NO 23 102 0 3 19 0
10 GB 15 54 0 0 0 0
11 DET 15 125 1 0 0 0
12 @PHI 7 6 0 2 13 0
13 SF 13 38 0 1 -5 0
14 @CIN 23 147 2 1 8 0
15 @DET 10 37 0 4 26 0
16 CLE 22 44 2 0 0 0
17 @MIN 9 9 0 1 5 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
2 PHI 3 22 0 2 9 0
3 @DAL 9 45 0 4 47 0
4 DET 23 111 0 3 21 0
5 @IND 16 118 0 3 45 1
6 JAC 15 34 1 2 6 0
7 @GB 7 22 0 0 0 0
8 MIN 26 153 1 4 49 0
10 @TB 15 100 0 0 0 0
11 @NYG 17 77 0 1 22 0
12 TEN 18 84 0 3 43 0
13 SF 32 117 3 0 0 0
14 @DET 13 86 0 2 24 0
15 GB 17 90 1 4 23 0
16 WAS 18 119 0 1 9 0
17 @MIN 23 135 0 0 0 0

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