Xavien Howard
Xavien Howard
26-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Miami Dolphins
IR
Injury Knee
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Howard's sensational 2018 campaign not only earned him Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors, but also secure him a five-year, $76.5 million contract with the Dolphins. Now the highest paid cornerback in the NFL, Howard is locked in as one of the foundational pieces of Miami's defense for the foreseeable future. He'll work to earn a second Pro Bowl nod in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $76.5 million contract with the Dolphins in May of 2019.
Heads to IR
CBMiami Dolphins
Knee
October 29, 2019
Howard (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Howard injured his knee during Monday's loss to the Steelers. While the MRI he underwent Tuesday revealed no damage to his ACL or MCL, the Dolphins evidently determined Howard wasn't on track to return to action in the near future. While Howard will be eligible to return Week 17 against the Patriots, it's more likely than not that he's done for the season. The Dolphins believe Howard is a piece they can rebuild their defense around -- they proved it by signing him to a five-year, $76.5 million contract this offseason -- so keeping him healthy for the long haul is their top priority after getting out to an 0-8 start.
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Miami DolphinsDolphins 2019 CB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Measurables Review
How do Xavien Howard's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics 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.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
198 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.58 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.18 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
31.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Following an impressive sophomore season, Howard remains locked in as one of Miami's starting cornerbacks. Given that the 2016 second-rounder was also able to stay healthy throughout the entire 2017 season, any injury concerns still lingering from his rookie year have been extinguished. The 25-year-old was able to lock down former first-round receiver DeVante Parker throughout much of training camp, and could emerge as a legitimate No. 1 cornerback this year if he can elevate his game to the next level.
Howard was the team’s second-round pick in 2016. In today’s NFL, you can never have enough good cornerbacks but the Dolphins are well on their way with Howard and Bryon Maxwell. The defense could be the strength of this team should it stay healthy and a secondary that has been the unit’s weakness in the past could soon be one its strengths.
Howard was the Dolphins second round pick in the 2016 draft. He was expected to compete for a starting job from day one but knee surgery may put those plans on hold for the immediate future. Howard could still land a starting spot if he can recover quickly but the more likely scenario is that he will begin the season in a reserve role as he proves to the coaching staff that he can cover the league's best receivers.
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Will undergo MRI on Tuesday
CBMiami Dolphins
Knee
October 28, 2019
Howard (knee) will undergo an MRI on Tuesday after exiting Monday's loss to the Steelers with a knee injury, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
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Questionable to return
CBMiami Dolphins
Knee
October 28, 2019
Howard suffered a knee injury and is questionable to return to Monday's contest against the Steelers.
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Ready to rock
CBMiami Dolphins
October 28, 2019
Howard (knee) will play in Monday night's clash against the Steelers, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
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Officially questionable
CBMiami Dolphins
Knee
October 26, 2019
The Dolphins have officially listed Howard (knee) as questionable for Monday's matchup with the Steelers, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Expects to play Monday
CBMiami Dolphins
Knee
October 24, 2019
Howard (knee) said Thursday that he expects to suit up against the Steelers on Monday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
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