The Eagles announced Week 17 inactives and Jordan Howard is officially active for their matchup against Washington. Howard was listed as questionable this week due to a stinger. He was limited/DNP throughout the week.
The veteran running back will assume the lead role in the Eagles’ backfield with Miles Sanders out due to a hand injury. Howard ran the ball well in last week’s game against the New York Giants before leaving with a stinger. He posted 37 yards on nine carries, along with two receptions (four targets) for 19 yards.
Howard should get double-digit carries in today’s game against Washington and will look to duplicate his performance from Week 15, where he had 69 yards on 15 carries. The 27-year-old Howard is a solid RB2/FLEX option in fantasy football this week. We should also expect to see Boston Scott get some carries against the Football Team. Scott scored a rushing TD in last week’s game against the Giants.