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  Jordan HowardJ. Howard
RB - MIA
Jordan Howard
Marlon MackM. Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
 
 
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total101.4167.3-
Avg Game10.112.0-
Avg Projection113.1122.1-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Jordan HowardJ. Howard
RB - MIA
Jordan Howard
Marlon MackM. Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NE at JAC
Week 2 vs. BUF vs. MIN
Week 3 at JAC vs. NYJ
Week 4 vs. SEA at CHI
Week 5 at SF at CLE
Week 6 at DEN vs. CIN
Week 7 vs. LACBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. LAR at DET
Week 9 at ARI vs. BAL
Week 10 vs. NYJ at TEN
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 12 at NYJ vs. TEN
Week 13 vs. CIN at HOU
Week 14 vs. KC at LV
Week 15 vs. NE vs. HOU
Week 16 at LV at PIT
Week 17 at BUF vs. JAC
Player Projections Comparison
  Jordan HowardJ. Howard
RB - MIA
Jordan Howard
Marlon MackM. Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts168.9169.9
Rush Yards664.0758.5
Rush TDs5.45.8
   
Receiving
   
Receptions17.814.3
Rec Yards126.6101.1
Rec TDs0.60.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points113.1122.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Jordan HowardJ. Howard
RB - MIA
Jordan Howard
Marlon MackM. Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
2019 Points 
Week 15.525.4
Week 22.66.3
Week 39.714.8
Week 429.53.9
Week 512.214.8
Week 64.9
Week 75.65.6
Week 817.115.0
Week 914.38.9
Week 108.2
Week 1116.9
Week 12
Week 13
Week 149.8
Week 151.9
Week 1616.1
Week 170.019.7
Total101.4167.3
Average10.112.0
Player Targets Comparison
  Jordan HowardJ. Howard
RB - MIA
Jordan Howard
Marlon MackM. Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
2019 Targets 
Week 130
Week 213
Week 313
Week 440
Week 503
Week 60
Week 723
Week 821
Week 910
Week 101
Week 110
Week 12
Week 13
Week 140
Week 150
Week 162
Week 1701
Notes for Player Combination
  Jordan HowardJ. Howard
RB - MIA
Jordan Howard
Marlon MackM. Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The Dolphins had the worst rushing offense in the NFL last season and wasted no time in addressing the issue as they brought in Howard and Matt Breida. I expect both players to be involved and I have them two spots away from each other in my 1/2-point PPR rankings. Howard is more of a plodder and he won't catch the ball very much, but he'll presumably get the bulk of the red zone work. The upside isn't really there, but Howard is a nice insurance piece if you're worried about your early-round running backs.Jonathan Taylor is capturing the hearts of fantasy players everywhere, but it's very possible this backfield can support three fantasy-relevant running backs. Mack is coming off a 1,000-yard season rushing behind this offensive line and is a very talented player. His contract is up after this year and he'll be clamoring for touches to boost his free agency value. The Colts are arguably the best fantasy situation for running backs due to their elite offensive line, steady QB play, and expected high number of run plays per game. Mack is more than a handcuff and he has solid value early in the season.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
Howard is expected to enter the season as Miami's lead back - while his game has limitations, he's arguably as effective an inside-zone runner as there is in the NFL. There's a chance that he'll be utilized more as a receiver than he was in Philadelphia.The Colts' decision to draft guards Quenton Nelson sixth overall and Braden Smith 37th overall in '18 suggested a commitment to the running game. Mack is likely to begin 2020 as Indy's No. 2 back to rookie Jonathan Taylor.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
After being drafted out of Indiana in the 5th round a few years ago, Jordan Howard has regularly surpassed expectations. He was sensational for the Bears in his debut season before dropping away along with the team's attack as a whole. A move to Philly proved he still had it as he held off Miles Sanders with superior play until injury crueled his season. Now in Miami's RB-wasteland and he's got a chance to do it all again. The message is clear, under-estimate Howard at your peril. With around 400 RB touches to go around, I expect Howard to lead the backfield with Breida taking the change-of-pace/receiving role. Take Howard in the late 8th round if you need a safe option but realize the upside is limited this time.And with one draft pick, Marlon Mack was done. That seemed to be the sentiment in the fantasy community! Slowly it's become clearly that this will, at least initially, look a lot more like a committee. That makes Marlon Mack a startable fantasy commodity early in the season with handcuff upside if Taylor goes down. Unfortunately Nyheim Hines is a limiting factor and that moves him below many of the other elite handcuffs and I'll likely be avoiding him in most situations.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It seems like years since Howard has been a force to reckon with in fantasy football, but prior to the 2019 season that was ended with injuries, he'd posted 935 or more rushing yards in each of the previous three seasons. The issue with projecting that moving forward is due to his offensive line play. The Dolphins have what may be the worst line in football, while Howard has only run behind top-10 offensive lines while in Chicago and Philadelphia. Still, if you need a running back who's likely locked into 12-plus touches a week, Howard can fill a role on your fantasy team.We never reached the expected performance out of Mack behind the Colts top-tier offensive line, so why shouldn't we have expected them to draft a running back? Drafting Jonathan Taylor in the second round was a straight dagger to Mack's value in any format. He'll be lucky to get eight touches per game in that offense this year.
Dalton Kates
APEX Fantasy Leagues
Great producer when given the ball throughout his career. Likely lead guy in the committee with Breida, but offers limited upside due to lack of receiving work.Solid producer the past couple seasons. Should be in a committee for the early part of the season, but has risk of being overtaken by stud rookie Jonathan Taylor and becoming 2nd fiddle as the season progresses.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
After one season with the Eagles, Howard now finds himself in Miami in what could be a resurgent offense under Tua Tagovailoa. He will split carries with Matt Breida but I expect Howard to get the majority of the goal-line work. He's a much better option in non-PPR.Marlon Mack and the Colts backfield will be one of the trickiest to figure out over the next few weeks leading up to the season. In 12 games last year, Mack still managed to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards and scored eight TDs. His major drawbacks will be the addition of rookie Jonathan Taylor and the fact that he only saw 17 targets last year. If you draft any piece of this backfield, make sure to handcuff.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Howard should be the lead back in a crowded RBBC in Miami this year, which would give him flex value with upside if they can improve the offensive line. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Howard will get the opportunity to be a starting RB again in 2020 in Miami. He's the clear option for goal line carries and this offensive line is drastically improved from 2019. Howard should be a solid RB2 option all season long in this offense.With Jonathan Taylor now in town, Mack's upside is completely gone. He's still going to be involved in this offense, but it might not be enough to be a factor for fantasy football. With that being said, if something were to happen to Taylor, Mack's value would skyrocket.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Expect Howard to be the top choice for the Dolphins' goal line work this season. 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Howard is perpetually undervalued in fantasy football, in part because of his lack of success as a receiver. But over his four-year career, he's totaled 3,895 yards rushing, 30 touchdowns, and a 4.3 YPC average. Those numbers are more than adequate for fantasy purposes, especially considering Howard should get the bulk of the work for the Dolphins. While Matt Breida should siphon off some carries, Howard will likely be the primary ball carrier and the goal-line option, making him a Flex option in standard leagues. 
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
I learned my lesson last year! Howard will be more involved than I like! Still likely to receive 150ish carries with a rookie drafted, whether we like it or not. Was pacing for 190 in Philly last year. The good news is he's an absolute dunce when it comes to pass catching and Miami targeted the RB a sneaky amount(99). It was just spread out through Drake, who left, and the Walton and LA(i)RDS of the world 150 attempts at a 4ypc clip with a handful of TDs would put him at 90 fantasy points. Your standard RB40 on the yearDid NOT survive the draft haha. Coaches have said it will be a 1-1 punch with Mack and Taylor. Even if that's true, you obviously want the more explosive Taylor of the 2. There has been a bit of complaining about how his pass catching was never fully utilized in the pros, because he was capable in college. That is probably because he is terrible in passpro, never ranking above 60, according to PFF, and below 30 his last 2 years(out of 100). If you draft him, you hope for a Latavius Murray like roll.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Strong landing spot in MIA, especially with the line beefed up in the draft. Breida was a nice "lightning" complement added to Howard's "thunder," but he's in line for 250+ touches in an offense that could sneaky light it up if Chan Gailey still has it (and if Tua is the real deal).Taylor could steal the role right from the start, and definitely will by midyear.