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Jordan Howard Set to Own the Dolphins Fantasy Backfield… For Now

After a year with the Eagles, Jordan Howard has found a new home down in South Beach playing for the Dolphins who have a rather large hole to fill at the RB position. The team ended the season with #DFStwitter favorite, Patrick Laird, as the starter after Mark Walton was found to be a scumbag and Kalen Ballage just flat out sucks.

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Surprisingly since 2016, Howard has the third-most rushing yards and seventh-most rushing touchdowns in the league. In an even crazier stat, he is one of only five players to find pay-dirt at least six times over the last four seasons.

Nonetheless, Howard was actually a serviceable fantasy running back in his 10 games last season, working more as a plodder and goal line stud in Doug Pederson’s offense — while we all pulled our hair out waiting for Miles Sanders to be unleashed. Eventually, Howard went down with an injury and once Sanders was granted the full time role, he never looked back. It became clear that Howard’s time was over in Philly and he found a perfect landing spot in Miami where he is the clear lead back…

For now.

Miami is still very interested in adding to the position during the upcoming draft. There have been multiple reports that the team is looking to add a RB sometime in the first three rounds, with the names of JK Dobbins, Jonathan Taylor, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire being thrown around. Should the Dolphins add one of these stud backs in the next month or so, Howard could be looking at another season where he’s constantly glancing over his shoulder to a younger and more talented RB.

The silver lining from this potential situation is the red zone work. In those 10 games last season, Howard totaled six touchdowns. Very effective down at the goal line, Howard can be another useful flex option or bench stash on a rising offense. This all revolves around the idea of Miami using a pick on a RB, but in the off-chance they don’t… Howard is currently The Wolf’s RB31, seven spots higher than the ECR.

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