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News: 5 days agoHowell completed 28 of 44 passes for 300 yards and an interception while adding 13 rushing yards and a touchdown on two carries in Thursday's 45-10 loss to the Cowboys.
Spin: The second-year quarterback played relatively mistake-free ball until a desperation drive late in the fourth quarter ended on a pick-six by DaRon Bland. It's the fourth time in the last five games Howell has thrown for at least 300 yards, but that yardage has come on sky-high volume -- he's attempted more than 40 passes in six straight contests and eight of the last nine as the Commanders' offense tries to compensate for its porous defense. That formula doesn't figure to change much in Week 13 against the Dolphins.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Howell enters his second NFL season as Washington's starting QB after beating out Jacoby Brissett for the gig. Howell, a 2022 fifth-round pick, appeared in only one game as a rookie, but showed well by completing 11 of 19 passes for 169 yards and one TD, while adding 35 yards and one TD on five carries. Howell was an aggressive passer during his three years as North Carolina's starting QB, and he added value with his legs in his final season (135-1,104-11 rushing line). Day 3 QBs are long shots for NFL success, but Howell has a very good WR room to work with, so he's worth stashing in dynasty and superflex.