Wendell Smallwood, RB Philadelphia Eagles

General Info

  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 208 lbs
  • DOB: 01-26-1994
PHI Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Eagles trade for RB Jordan Howard

Friday, March 29, 2019, 9:59am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Chicago shipped Jordan Howard to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round pick on Thursday night, the Eagles announced. Conditions in the trade could flex that selection to a 2020 fifth-round pick.

Howard had been rumored as trade bait since before the 2018 season, as Tarik Cohen took on a larger role in first-year coach Matt Nagy's offense. In his third season in the Windy City, Howard saw another dip in production as he totaled 935 rushing yards and 3.7 yards per carry. When Chicago signed former Seahawks running back Mike Davis in free agency, the writing looked to be on the wall.

Related players: Tarik Cohen, Mike Davis, Corey Clement, Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood

Fantasy Impact:

This is a significant fantasy move for both teams since Howard is now the favorite to lead the Eagles in carries and his absence in Chicago opens up major work for Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis. Howard had a down season (935 yards rushing on 3.74 YPC) in 2018 after averaging 1,218 yards (on 4.61 YPC) in his first two seasons. It's a low-risk move for the Eagles since Howard is still on his rookie deal. He's not likely to catch many passes, though his hands were better in 2018 (77% catch rate, a career-high). Howard's arrival throws cold water on the rest of Philadelphia's committee (Clement, Adams and Smallwood). In Chicago, this is big news for both Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis, but especially Davis, who is likely to take over the bulk of the 15.6 carries per game (and short-yardage work) that Howard has vacated. Davis also showed some passing game chops last year in Seattle, so the Chicago offense won't be as easy predict with Davis replacing Howard in the backfield.

2019 Strength of Schedule - PHI
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
25
WAS
23
@ATL
2
DET
22
@GB
18
NYJ
14
@MIN
12
@DAL
21
@BUF
1
CHI
BYE15
NE
16
SEA
31
@MIA
32
NYG
25
@WAS
12
DAL
32
@NYG

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1ATL0000-0000-0.00.01/721.4%
2@TB728014.0012012.001.02.024/7930.4%
3IND1056105.603350511.6715.118.129/8235.4%
4@TEN539007.80315055.005.48.436/7846.2%
5MIN327009.003441414.6713.116.129/5949.2%
6@NYG1851002.8310020.005.16.144/7162.0%
7CAR932003.5625022.503.75.735/6752.2%
8@JAX824003.002421321.0012.614.631/6250.0%
9BYE--------------
10DAL24002.003300310.003.46.421/6233.9%
11@NO1-400-4.000000--0.4-0.44/517.8%
12NYG0000-0000-0.00.01/651.5%
13WAS0000-0000-0.00.02/752.7%
14@DAL13003.000000-0.30.34/527.7%
15@LAR1048204.8029024.5017.719.720/6431.3%
16HOU13003.00424046.002.76.716/8219.5%
17@WAS1253004.42424046.007.711.726/7136.6%
Per game5.4422.750.190.064.181.7514.380.132.198.215.467.2120.19/68.2529.23%
Totals87364314.18282302358.2187.4115.4323/109229.23%