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Posted: 7/18/2017 9:25am ET
Huddle Up: Howard has been busy this offseason, also undergoing eye surgery in an effort to improve his ability as a pass-catcher. Considering he has no viable threats to his workload, Howard should be one of the few true workhorses for owners to rely on in fantasy. He should be considered a midrange to low-end RB1 in most leagues.
Posted: 6/30/2017 2:04pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard is coming off a 2016 season where he posted 1,313 rushing yards but only had 298 receiving yards. He would have more value if he is able to be more involved in the passing game. Howard should be considered a No. 1 running back that likely will be selected in the first two rounds.
Posted: 6/14/2017 10:48am ET
Huddle Up: Part of the reason why Howard hopes for more work is because he underwent off-season eye surgery to correct his vision, which probably was as big of a reason as anything as to why he led all running backs in drops. However, Chicago added explosive mighty mite Tarik Cohen in the draft and Benny Cunningham in free agency - two stellar receiving backs who will probably keep Howard's receiving ceiling fairly low. Regardless, Howard should remain a solid RB1 in fantasy.
Posted: 5/31/2017 10:23am ET
Huddle Up: There may have not been a more surprising on-field success story in the NFL last season than Howard, who ran for 1,313 yards despite not really seeing regular playing time until Week 4. Tarik Cohen was added in the draft to give the Bears a bit of explosion out of the backfield, but Howard should have the early-down role to himself and could share passing-down work with Cohen if he shows some improvement as a receiver. Howard should be a rock-solid RB1 in all leagues.
Posted: 2/5/2017 5:20pm ET
Huddle Up: Once Howard grabbed the starting gig, he didn't look back. He should enter the 2017 season as the lead back in Chicago and a RB1 in all fantasy formats.
Posted: 1/25/2017 4:19pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard won the starting running back job during the season and finished second in the NFL with 1,313 rushing yards. He likely will receive most of the work again next season and should be considered a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/1/2017 8:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard ended up with back-to-back 100-yard games, and he hit the century mark seven times this season. Howard racked up 1,313 rushing yards with six touchdowns while adding 29 catches for 298 yards and a score. He came out of nowhere early in the season after Jeremy Langford faltered, and now Howard will head into 2017 as a legitimate RB1 in all fantasy leagues, likely going off draft boards in the first three rounds.
Posted: 12/24/2016 4:33pm ET
Huddle Up: In what has been a lost season for the Bears, Howard has been one of the few bright spots as he has seemingly taken over the backfield. He was shaken up in the first half but received plenty of touches with the game decided in order to keep his 100-yard streak going. He'll try to extend it versus the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17 and will remain a RB1 for that contest.
Posted: 12/18/2016 5:22pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard went over 1,000 yards rushing in the game, and he scored his sixth rushing touchdown of the season. He has emerged as a tremendous low-end RB1 in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/11/2016 8:47pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard has rushed for at least 77 yards in each of the past six games. He seized the starting job midseason and hasn't looked back. He has emerged as a must-start fantasy option across the board.
Posted: 12/9/2016 9:30pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard has established himself as the workhorse in Chicago's backfield, and he could sneak into RB1 territory in Week 14 against a Detroit team he topped 100 yards against in Week 4.
Posted: 12/4/2016 1:44pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard has rushed for at least 100 yards in three of his last five games and his 32 carries were his most in a game this season. He will continue to be a main part of the offense for Chicago and should be at least a No. 2 running back in all leagues.
Posted: 11/16/2016 2:07pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard will play in Week 11, but how effective will he be? The New York Giants have been quietly good against the run this year and they could be honed in on Howard with Alshon Jeffery out. That being said, Howard should still be started as an RB2.
Posted: 11/13/2016 3:29pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard had a solid stat line and will likely go for further tests or treatment. We'll keep an eye on the issue, but head coach John Fox had no details after the game.
Posted: 11/12/2016 9:18am ET
Huddle Up: The Bears have talked up a running back by committee since the summer and have employed it anytime Howard has been unable to start fast, so while the rookie is the clear lead back in Chicago for now, owners need to understand he is at risk of losing significant touches unexpectedly in any given week. He'll enter Week 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a fantasy RB1 but may lose some snaps to Jeremy Langford and/or Ka'Deem Carey along the way.
Posted: 11/4/2016 9:43pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard reclaimed the role of lead back with a big performance in Week 8, and he will have RB1 upside when the Bears return to action in Week 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Posted: 11/2/2016 7:11am ET
Huddle Up: Howard has emerged as a legit RB2 in fantasy, but the Bears are off this week. He'll return to the fold Nov. 13 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Posted: 10/31/2016 9:31pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard's 202 total yards from scrimmage was very Matt Forte-like, and came completely out of nowhere considering he was up against a sturdy Vikings defense and he had just seven touches last week, rushing seven times for 22 yards with no catches. Howard has flashed in the past, and this is why you don't cut a guy of his caliber, but with the team going with the hot hand, there is no guarantee it won't be Ka'Deem Carey or Jeremy Langford getting the bulk of the touches next week. It's maddening for fantasy owners.
Posted: 10/31/2016 7:03pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard was the starting back tonight and he has kept Ka'Deem Carey off the field so far by looking very effective. The situation is maddening for fantasy owners, as head coach Mike Fox is rolling with the hot hand, and that's changing each game.
Posted: 10/20/2016 9:10pm ET
Huddle Up: True to form, head coach John Fox didn't wait long to remind the fantasy world how much he loves running back committees, turning to Ka'Deem Carey on the third series, and Howard saw relatively little playing time after that. While Howard may still be the starter going forward, his run as the featured back is likely over. Carey once again showed more explosion and made his case for increased touches. As such, Howard is going to be hard to trust as anything more than a flex play going forward.
Posted: 10/19/2016 11:03pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard recently hit the century mark in rushing yardage in a pair of games, but apparently nothing is guaranteed in Chicago and he'll have to continue to earn that No. 1 job even after recent success. This is maddening for fantasy owners who thought they had mined a gem.
Posted: 10/16/2016 3:06pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard's touchdown helped his fantasy performance but was not able to find much running room. He should continue to be the starting running back for now and can be a No. 2 running back for owners in Week 7.
Posted: 10/9/2016 8:18pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard has been tremendously productive, and he might not give his job back once Langford is healthy. Howard has been a quality RB2 in most fantasy leagues, and is looking like a low-end RB1 in PPR formats.
Posted: 10/2/2016 8:47pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard was very effective against the leaky Detroit rush defense. If he is still available off the waiver wire, grab him immediately. It appears he is in line for a big role going forward and should be trusted as a low-end RB2 heading into Week 5 in Indianapolis.
Posted: 10/1/2016 6:25pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard's long-term value is debatable, but he should see plenty of touches against the Lions and is quality flex option or low-end RB2.
Posted: 9/26/2016 6:56pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard is the last man standing in the Chicago backfield, as Langford is down and Ka'Deem Carey did not travel to Dallas due to a hamstring injury. Howard will be a very popular choice off the waiver wire this week.
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