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Jordan Howard | Running Back | #24

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/2/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 224
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 5 (150) / CHI
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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

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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

Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It's actually a good sign after Howard was spotted with his arm in a sling following Sunday's loss to the Bucs. It puts Howard on track to suit up this weekend, though his workload and effectiveness will be up in the air against the Steelers' stout defense. Even in standard leagues, Tarik Cohen is the fantasy play for Week 3.
Sep 20 - 7:41 PM

Jordan Howard rushed nine times for seven yards in the Bears' Week 2 loss to the Bucs, and was spotted afterward with his arm in a sling.

Howard declined to talk to the media. Things basically couldn't have gone worse for Howard in Tampa, as he was held without a catch on one target in the passing game while rookie Tarik Cohen out-touched him 15-9. The sling is ominous because Howard was already dealing with a shoulder issue. Coach John Fox is a Venus flytrap of injury information, so we might not really get an update on Howard's status until Wednesday's injury report. If he suits up, Howard will have a rough Week 3 matchup in the Steelers. He's tumbling toward low-end RB2 status.
Sep 17 - 4:53 PM

Jordan Howard (shoulder) is active for Week 2 against the Bucs.

Howard's shoulder isn't a major concern as the Bears roll into Tampa as considerable road 'dogs. The matchup is, as well as Tarik Cohen. Cohen could end up leading the Bears in targets. Howard should still receive in the range of 15 touches. He remains firmly in the mid-range RB2 mix despite his minor injury and matchup.
Sep 17 - 11:31 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Jordan Howard (questionable, shoulder) is expected to play in Week 2 at Tampa Bay.

Howard showed up as "limited" on injury reports this week, but there was never any doubt about his Week 2 availability. Whether he will produce against a tough Bucs defense while sharing time with Tarik Cohen is another story.
Sep 17 - 1:30 AM

The Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell expects Jordan Howard (questionable, shoulder) to play in Week 2 at Tampa Bay.

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's not inconceivable rookie Tarik Cohen winds up leading the Bears' backfield in snaps after leading them in Week 1 targets.
Sep 15 - 4:37 PM

Jordan Howard (shoulder) is questionable for Week 2 against the Buccaneers.

A shoulder injury has limited Howard at practice this week but there's never been much concern about his status for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay. Fantasy owners who scooped Tarik Cohen off the waiver wire should be feeling even more confident this week with Howard nicked up.
Sep 15 - 2:30 PM

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

There's been no indication it's a serious issue. Bears coach John Fox routinely makes a mockery of the injury report, and won't say anything of value when he meets with the press. For now, fantasy owners should proceed as if Howard will be ready for his normal role on Sunday, which right now appears to be two-down hammer.
Sep 14 - 2:37 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
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
2Markus Wheaton
3Tre McBride
4Nelson Spruce
WR21Josh Bellamy
2Tanner Gentry
WR31Markus Wheaton
TE1Zach Miller
2Dion Sims
3Adam Shaheen
4Daniel Brown
LT1Charles Leno
2Bradley Sowell
LG1Kyle Long
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
RG1Josh Sitton
RT1Bobby Massie
2Tom Compton
K1Connor Barth