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Jordan Howard | Running Back | #24

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/2/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 224
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 5 (150) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Jordan Howard rushed 23 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns and caught 1-of-2 targets for eight yards in the Bears' Week 14 win over the Bengals.
With no Vontaze Burfict (concussion) on the other side, the Bears opened gaping holes against the Bengals' defense throughout Sunday's game, and Howard trucked defenders for chunk-yardage runs throughout. Howard has proven to be a boom-bust RB2 because he is so game flow dependent, but game flow certainly worked in his favor in this one. Howard will get another plus matchup when the Bears visit the run-defense-leaky Lions in Week 15. Dec 10 - 4:12 PM

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Jordan Howard managed 38 yards on 13 carries and lost five yards on his lone reception in the Bears' Week 13 loss to San Francisco.

He finished with 33 total yards in what appeared to be a prime spot against the 49ers. San Francisco controlled the ball, however, peeling off 73 offensive plays compared to Chicago's 36, and therefore all of Bears box-score production was limited. Purely a boom-bust RB2 option at this point due to his utter lack of receiving skills, Howard gets a worse matchup in Week 14 at Cincinnati.
Dec 3 - 4:16 PM

Jordan Howard rushed seven times for six yards and caught two passes for 13 yards in the Bears' Week 12 loss to the Eagles.

This was always going to be a tough game for Howard, and the rest of the offense did not help by failing to get anything going around him. The rushing output was a career-low for the running back, one yard less than his disastrous outing in Week 2 against the Bucs. He bounced back for 166 total yards and two scores after that performance, and he will be in a good get-right spot at home against the 49ers next week.
Nov 26 - 4:59 PM

Jordan Howard notched 125 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries Sunday in the Bears’ Week 11 loss to the Lions.

Howard enjoyed a nice bounce-back game after underwhelming in a plus matchup against the Packers last week (54 yards on 15 carries). He ceded the game’s first carry to Tarik Cohen but made his presence felt by delivering his longest run of the season on a 50-yard burst later in the first quarter. Howard brought Chicago down to the one-yard line, though he didn’t have a chance to punch it in as Mitchell Trubisky capped the drive with a touchdown pass to Adam Shaheen off play-action. The second-year back would not be denied, however, as Howard delivered a 12-yard touchdown scamper in the second quarter. That ended a five-game touchdown drought for Howard, who topped 100 yards rushing for the 11th time in his career on Sunday. He’ll be an obvious RB1 against the Eagles in Week 12.
Nov 19 - 6:08 PM

Jordan Howard was held to 54 yards on 15 carries in the Bears' Week 10 loss to the Packers.

Howard lost five yards on his first three carries and never got going thereafter as the Packers' defensive line dominated in the trenches. Howard also showed his basement-low floor with zero passing-game targets, turning in an abysmal fantasy line. Howard will get a chance to rebound in next week's bout with the Lions, who struggled to slow down the Browns' running game in Week 10.
Nov 12 - 4:09 PM

Jordan Howard had 23 carries for 102 yards in Week 8 against the Saints.

Howard got a heavy workload early, but fell out of the gameplan in the second half. He added three catches for 19 yards in the pass game. Howard had Tarik Cohen vulture a goal-line TD and hasn't scored since Week 4. He's on pace for 1,324 yards and eight touchdowns going into Chicago's Week 9 bye.
Oct 29 - 4:29 PM

Jordan Howard rushed 21 times for 65 yards in the Bears' Week 7 win over the Panthers.

With the Bears hiding Mitchell Trubisky as much as possible, the Panthers loaded up to stop the run, and Howard had nowhere to run against a quality defense. He did pad his stats with 25 yards including an 11-yard gain on a clock-killing drive to close out the game, but it was a disappointing fantasy day coming off a 167-yard explosion last week against the Ravens. Howard should be able to get back on track next week in New Orleans.
Oct 22 - 3:57 PM

Jordan Howard rushed 36 times for 167 yards and caught his lone target for a gain of nine in the Bears' Week 6 upset of Baltimore.

He out-touched Tarik Cohen 37 to 15. Howard chipped away at the Ravens' defense with chunk-yardage runs in regulation before ripping a 53-yard tackle-breaking gain down the left sideline in overtime, which helped set up Connor Barth's game-winning field goal. Howard now has at least 19 touches in four straight games. He has regained every-week RB1 value entering a Week 7 date with the Panthers.
Oct 15 - 4:41 PM

Jordan Howard rushed 19 times for 76 yards in the Bears' Week 5 loss to the Vikings.

He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Howard out-touched backfield mates Tarik Cohen (7) and Benny Cunningham (3) by a wide margin and has now seen at least 18 carries in three-straight games. He's very clearly the No. 1 again after Cohen's big opening to the season. Howard also had a long touchdown run called back on a questionable holding call by C Cody Whitehair on Monday. Treat him as a solid, but unspectacular, RB2 for Week 6 against the Ravens.
Oct 10 - 12:01 AM

Jordan Howard rushed 18 times for 53 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' Week 4 loss to the Packers, adding two receptions for 10 additional yards.

True to form, Howard also committed a brutal drop. He was also seen favoring his troublesome shoulder, but never checked out of the game. Howard deserves credit for playing at far less than 100 percent the past two weeks (five days). For the second straight game, he soundly out-touched and out-snapped Tarik Cohen. The Bears have made a re-commitment to their early-down back after seemingly wavering in Weeks 1 and 2. Howard will be a firm RB2 for next week's game against the Vikings.
Sep 29 - 12:33 AM

Jordan Howard (shoulder) is absent from the Bears' Week 4 injury report.

It's a major surprise given the way Howard was favoring his shoulder on Sunday. Either way, Howard produced like he was at full health against the Steelers, and will be needed for a major workload in Thursday's game against the Packers. There's still volatility here — the Bears' offense is a weekly threat to go off the rails, and Tarik Cohen should remain the preferred passing-down back — but Howard has re-established himself in the top 20.
Sep 25 - 1:51 PM

Jordan Howard handled 23 carries for 138 yards with two touchdowns and a lost fumble while adding five catches for a team-high 26 yards on five targets Sunday in the Bears’ Week 3 win over the Steelers.

Playing with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder, Howard was nothing short of spectacular in Sunday’s victory, which happened to be the Bears’ first of the season. Howard got Chicago on the board early with a three-yard touchdown early in the first quarter and put the game on ice with a walk-off 19-yard score less than two minutes into overtime. His 28 touches Sunday were more than he had in his previous two games combined. Howard’s shoulder was definitely bothering him, particularly in the second half when he was slow to get up almost every time he got hit, but he gutted it out and came up big when the Bears needed him. It will be interesting to see how he holds up on the short week with Chicago headed to Green Bay on Thursday night.
Sep 24 - 5:41 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jordan Howard is playing through a sprained AC joint.

That would explain why he's been tentative through the Bears' first two games. Howard wasn't listed on Chicago's final injury report for Week 3, though the combination of his injury and the emergence of fourth-round rookie Tarik Cohen damages his fantasy prospects against Pittsburgh.
Sep 24 - 10:52 AM

Jordan Howard is no longer on the Bears' Week 3 injury report.

Howard was "limited" in early-week practices, but he returned for a full session on Friday and should start against the Steelers. Howard has devolved into a touchdown-or-bust RB2 with Tarik Cohen out-snapping him in the Bears' backfield.
Sep 22 - 3:00 PM

Jordan Howard (shoulder) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

The Bears haven't spoken much on Howard's status, but the back-to-back limited sessions suggest he will suit up against the Steelers. At less than 100 percent with Tarik Cohen monopolizing passing-game work, Howard will be an RB3 if he manages to play against the Steelers' tough defense.
Sep 21 - 5:32 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Mitchell Trubisky
2Mike Glennon
3Mark Sanchez
RB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3Benny Cunningham
4Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3RB1Tarik Cohen
2Benny Cunningham
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Kendall Wright
2Dontrelle Inman
WR21Josh Bellamy
2Tanner Gentry
WR31Markus Wheaton
TE1Dion Sims
2Adam Shaheen
3Daniel Brown
4Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Bradley Sowell
LG1Josh Sitton
2Tom Compton
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
RG1Josh Sitton
RT1Bobby Massie
K1Cairo Santos