Buddy Howell
Buddy Howell
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Houston Texans
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Howell spent the entire 2018 season on Houston's active roster, but played just three snaps on offense. He's one of several backs in camp that have a lot of special-teams experience. There's room for at least one more running back, maybe two, so Howell should be featured early on in preseason games along with Taiwan Jones and Josh Ferguson. Lamar Miller's season-ending knee injury suffered in preseason Week 3 means the Texans need to adjust. Howell and Houston's other lesser-known backs move up the depth chart behind Duke Johnson. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Dolphins in May of 2018. Waived by the Dolphins in September of 2018. Claimed off waivers by the Texans in September of 2018.
Hefty workload in preseason win
RBHouston Texans
August 17, 2019
Howell rushed 15 times for 84 yards and a touchdown and wasn't targeted in the passing game in the Texans' 30-23 preseason win over the Lions on Saturday.
The second-year back led all ballcarriers in rushing attempts and yardage on the night, averaging an impressive 5.6 yards per tote along the way. Howell's long run was a modest 14 yards, meaning he consistently picked up solid chunks of real estate throughout the night. The Texans now have Duke Johnson in the fold as an experienced complement to Lamar Miller, but there could be room for Howell as the third back, a role he may have gotten closer to securing with Saturday's performance. It should be noted that all of Howell's work came in the second half after Taiwan Jones, Josh Ferguson, Karan Higdon and Damarea Crockett got first-half carries.
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Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Buddy Howell's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
Broken Tackle %
Positive Run %
% Yds After Contact
Avg Yds After Contact
Rushing TD %
Touches Per Game
% Snaps w/Touch
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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2019 Buddy Howell Split Stats
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In competition for backup job
RBHouston Texans
August 5, 2019
Howell is in contention for the backup job to starting running back Lamar Miller in the wake of the Texans waiving D'Onta Foreman, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
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Headed for special-teams role
RBHouston Texans
June 17, 2019
Howell is expected to play a significant role on special teams in 2019, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports. "I just know they want me here for special teams, to make an impact on special teams. So, that's my thing. If it get a carry, that's a bonus for me," the running back said.
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Inactive Saturday
RBHouston Texans
January 5, 2019
The Texans have listed Howell (hamstring) as inactive for Saturday's wild-card clash with the Colts.
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Listed as questionable
RBHouston Texans
January 3, 2019
Howell (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's wild-card game against the Colts.
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Limited Tuesday
RBHouston Texans
January 1, 2019
Howell (hamstring) was limited in practice Tuesday.
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