Chicago Bears
  • 6'0"
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  • 24
  • 3 years
  • Indiana
  • 2016 R5 O, None

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
  Avg 16 305 264 1218 4.7 8 1 41 26 212 1 1429 8 0 8 6

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
2017 CHI 16 308 276 1122 4.1 9 1 32 23 125 0 1247 9 0 5 6

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 9/20/2017 3:32pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Howard had a disastrous Week 2, posting just seven yards on nine carries and he was unable to record a catch on his only target. The good news is that rookie Tarik Cohen ran for just 13 yards on seven rushes and he lost a fumble, although he did grab eight balls for 55 yards. Howard is dinged up, not doing a lot and he has Cohen to contend with. His fantasy star isn't as bright as it was in 2016. Suddenly he is a questionable fantasy play heading into Week 3 against the Steelers.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 1:33pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed for seven yards on nine carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Howard received the most carries during the game but was not able to produce in the run game. He probably will continue to share snaps with Tarik Cohen moving forward and may only be a flex option next week.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 9:04am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) is officially active for the team's Week 2 game.

    Huddle Up: Howard will continue to be the starting running back for the Bears but will be sharing snaps with Tarik Cohen. Howard rushed for 52 yards and one touchdown in Week 1 and could be a No. 2 running back or flex option for owners.

  • Posted: 9/15/2017 6:36pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) is expected to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2, according to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, but Campbell said Howard's snap count could be impacted.

    Huddle Up: Howard is shaping up to be a bit of risky play, but he is still worth using as a RB2 if he suits up. Meanwhile, Tarik Cohen looks like a solid flex play this week, especially in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 9/15/2017 2:19pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 15, and is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Huddle Up: When healthy last week, Howard split the backfield touches in Week 1 with rookie Tarik Cohen. If Howard is unable to suit up, Cohen's already growing ownership percentage and his value will continue to skyrocket. Howard is a bit of a risky fantasy play for Week 2 at this point.

  • Posted: 9/14/2017 11:53am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 14.

    Huddle Up: Howard was a surprising addition to the Bears' injury report yesterday. He had a relatively rough first game even though he did find the end zone. If he remains limited then he could be a game-time decision, but the ailment doesn't sound too serious. If he's active, start him.

  • Posted: 9/13/2017 11:34pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) was added to injury report for Wednesday, Sept. 13, as having limited participation.

    Huddle Up: Howard, the NFL's No. 2 rusher a season ago, underwhelmed in Week 1, totaling just 52 yards on 13 carries and, of course, dropping what looked to be the game-winning touchdown in the closing moments. Howard sustained the injury against the Falcons, but head coach John Fox didn't sound concerned earlier in the week. Unless things change expect Howard to be out there this Sunday looking for better results.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 3:30pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed 13 times for 52 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Falcons, and he added three catches for 14 yards on five targets.

    Huddle Up: Howard did well, but he had 16 touches to 13 for rookie Tarik Cohen. This one could be a regular split with the way Chicago has lost receivers. Howard went from looking like a sound RB1 to a suspect No. 2. His stat line would have been improved had he not dropped the game-winning TD, though.

  • Posted: 8/27/2017 2:10pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed for 45 yards on 12 carries in the preseason game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Aug. 27.

    Huddle Up: Howard will be a focal point of the team's offense this season after he rushed for 1,313 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie in 2016. He should be considered a No. 1 running back in all leagues since he probably will receive plenty of touches.

  • Posted: 8/18/2017 4:07pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (eye) suffered a corneal abrasion during the team's walkthrough Friday, Aug. 18, and did not travel with the team for their preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Bears believe Howard's injury is minor.

    Huddle Up: Owners should monitor the situation to see when Howard will be able to return to the field, but he likely will be back before the start of the regular season. Howard is coming off an outstanding 2016 season and will continue to be a focal point of the team's offense. He should be considered a solid No. 1 running back in most fantasy leagues.

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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