• Jeremy Langford

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  • 6' 0"
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Scouting report

by Jordan Heck

CHI RB Jeremy Langford - Week 13, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 vs. San Francisco
Jeremy Langford isn't very involved in this offense, as we saw last week. He had just one carry and was targeted twice in the passing game with no receptions. He has a chance to have a few decent runs against the poor NIners D, but is unlikely to make a big impact.

by Jordan Heck

CHI RB Jeremy Langford - Week 12, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 12 vs. Tennessee
Jeremy Langford had a goal line vulture last week, but we don't think he's become the Bears goal line back moving forward. Langford is somewhat involved in Chicago's offense, but not enough to warrant fantasy consideration.

by Jordan Heck

CHI RB Jeremy Langford - Week 11, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 vs. New York Giants
Jeremy Langford could end up having a role this week if Jordan Howard's alleged injury from last week acts up during the game. We expect Howard to be a full go, which means Langford doesn't carry much fantasy value against the Giants.

by Jordan Heck

CHI RB Jeremy Langford - Week 3, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at Dallas
Jeremy Langford has scored a touchdown in his first two starts this season, but that's about all he's done. He's getting plenty of opportunities, but isn't doing much with them, as Pro Football Focus says he hasn't forced a single missed tackle on 31 touches.

Another disappointing aspect regarding Langford is his two catches on the season. Part of what made him so great last year was his production as a receiver out of the backfield. That's not there now, and his stats are hurting because of it.

While Langford still has a lot left to be desired, he's still the main ball carrier in this offense, which makes him playable. He'll be a RB2 this week in a decent matchup against the Cowboys.

by Jordan Heck

CHI RB Jeremy Langford - Week 2, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Eddie Royal vs. Philadelphia
If there was any doubt about Jeremy Langford's role in Chicago, there shouldn't be after Week 1. No other running back saw a larger share of their team's backfield touches (95 percent) than the Chicago rusher.

Dating back to last year when Langford filled in as the starter, he's averaged 20.8 touches in four games with five touchdowns. As long as he's putting out that production, he'll be a solid RB1 or RB2 play.

Langford will face the Eagles, a team that allowed 5.6 yards per carry to the Browns in Week 1. Given his production, and the positive matchup, we like Langford as a strong RB2 play.

by Jordan Heck

CHI RB Jeremy Langford - Week 1, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 at Houston
When the Bears let Matt Forte go and drafted Jordan Howard in the NFL Draft, many assumed the rookie and Jeremy Langford would split carries in 2016. But Howard hasn't quite had the opportunity he would have hoped, as he's currently third on the Bears' depth chart. This leaves Langford all alone at the top, which should lead to plenty of touches.

Langford impressed last season with a string of big performances, and it made Chicago comfortable enough to not keep Forte. Langford is a three-down back, and could get plenty of chances against Houston.

The Texans have a strong pass defense, but their run defense is a little more lenient. Expect Langford to score in the low-end RB1 territory.

by Jordan Heck

CHI RB Jeremy Langford - 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Jeremy Langford showed a lot of promise last season when he filled in for Matt Forte following an injury. In the two games following Forte's absence, Langford had a combined 324 yards and three touchdowns. He even went on a streak of rushing for a touchdown in four straight games.

Now Forte is gone, and Langford is expected to take over as the starter. Even when Forte returned last season, Langford showed excellent production while sharing touches, averaging 83 total yards per game over the final nine weeks.

Fantasy Downside
While Langford is expected to start, he has some competition. Chicago selected Jordan Howard in the fifth round, a talented, powerful running back. There's also Jacquizz Rodgers and Ka'Deem Carey fighting for touches on the roster.

In addition, there should be some doubt towards his skills. He averaged 3.6 yards per carry in 2015, which was fourth-worst among 44 backs with at least 100 rushing attempts. There's not a characteristic of his game that makes you jump out of your seat.

Bottom Line
If a more talented back was in Langford's position, he'd probably be worth taking in higher rounds. There's a lot of excitement surrounding Langford simply because he was good enough last season, and is going to start this year.

Assuming he stays healthy and maintains his starting role, he should at least be a solid RB2.

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