Buddy Howell
Buddy Howell
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Houston Texans
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Howell enters his third season with the Texans. He's played a total of 39 snaps on offense while appearing in 31 of 32 games since Houston claimed him prior to the 2018 season. He does most of his work on special teams and is destined for a similar role in 2020. He moved up the depth chart for a brief moment during preseason in 2019, after Lamar Miller went down with a season-ending knee injury, but the Texans added Carlos Hyde to the backfield that also included Duke Johnson. In 2020, it's David Johnson and Duke Johnson atop the depth chart, so Howell will be a special-teams regular. 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.
No offense in playoff loss
RBHouston Texans
January 13, 2020
Howell did not play an offensive snap in Sunday's 51-31 playoff loss to the Chiefs.
ANALYSIS
Per usual, Howell was a special-teams only contributor for the Texans. He appeared in every game this season, including both postseason contests, but played just 36 offensive snaps, 25 of which came in a meaningless Week 17 game against the Titans. Howell is one of two Houston running backs with a contract for 2020, but he's expected to maintain a similar role as a special-teamer.
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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 %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
50.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
0.0%
 
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2019 Buddy Howell Split Stats
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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.
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Appealing fine
RBHouston Texans
December 8, 2019
Howell has been fined for an illegal blindside block on a punt return during last week's win over New England, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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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.
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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
Hamstring
January 5, 2019
The Texans have listed Howell (hamstring) as inactive for Saturday's wild-card clash with the Colts.
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