As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts. Jordan Howard joins Matt Breida as “the new kid in town” for the Miami Dolphins. Should you snag him for your fantasy football rosters in 2020?
Jordan Howard ADP and AAV:
Standard Scoring ADP: RB40, 104 overall
PPR Scoring ADP: RB36, 92 overall
Average Auction Value: $2
Jordan Howard Statistics:
Jordan Howard Overview:
Jordan Howard doesn’t deserve such ADP disrespect and roster disrespect as he’s getting. Sure, Howard doesn’t exactly light up the receiving stats, but he’s as steady a middle-class runner in the NFL as you can get these days. Howard had some injury troubles last year, but in his four-year career he averages over 1,250 yards and nine touchdowns per sixteen games played. For reference, fifteen running backs had over 1,250 yards from scrimmage last year, so that puts him in some rarified air If he averages that amount over the course of a season. Of course, given his role as a banger back, he gets about 9 touchdowns per 16 games, as well.
Jordan Howard Draft Strategy:
Draft-and-stash Jordan Howard. He is going to be the Marvin Jones Jr. of running backs this season. He’s an unsexy running back going as a reserve pick who will return top-24 value when all is said and done. It’s not that complicated; he will be a glue guy at a position that has one of the highest bust rates in the league. You may not be super excited about him in week one, but by week five, you sure will be glad that he’s around to make everything go for your squad.
Best Case Scenario:
Jordan Howard snatches the role away from Matt Breida and takes a step forward, going for 1,300 and ten scores.
Worst Case Scenario:
Matt Breida snatches the role away from Jordan Howard, and Ryan Fitzpatrick leads the Dolphins in rushing yards again.
[Statistics are sourced from pro-football-reference.com and airyards.com]