Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Thursday that RB Jordan Howard is still not cleared for contact, but that he doesn’t believe the injury is season-ending.
You start to wonder now, even with Pederson saying that, how long the injury will last and whether he will be back before the season ends. With the fantasy playoffs starting this week and Howard’s status very much up in the air for the playoff run, it’s tough to think how much of an impact he will now make for your playoff run. You want to be absolutely sure he is ready to go again, so he might still be worth a hold if you believe he’ll be back for the fantasy semifinals or championship. But it’s certainly a risk at this stage, especially considering Miles Sanders has improved in the time Howard has been away. It’s definitely an interesting sequence of events in Philadelphia.