You try to sound like you know what you are talking about. Good effort.
The Bears were trailing, his usage did not go to up. They were trailing against GB, his usage did not go up.
His usage is going to be his usage, regardless of game conditions. His touches haven't been dump offs but designed plays to get him the ball.
At this stage, the kid is bye week filler like Riddick is. Pretty much like Thompson is...although the latter has blown up to make him seem like a starter. He shouldn't be dropped in a 12+ team league, but not started either.
Howard still has this shoulder thing nagging him if people haven't noticed and that does not appear to be going away so there's that to consider as well.