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TE O.J. Howard Tampa Bay Buccaneers Player Page

#80 O.J. Howard, TE
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Height 6' 6"
Weight 251 lbs
Age 25
Birthdate November 19th 1994
College Alabama
Year 2017
Round 1   Pick 19
Season Statistics
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2019 Fantasy Points by Week
Recent Games
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Strength of Schedule
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Fantasy Analysis
Week 15 Projections
The inconsistent Howard has actually been...well...consistent, compiling receiving lines of 5-61-0 on six targets against the Jacksonville Jaguars (Week 13) and 4-73-0 on five targets versus the Indianapolis Colts (Week 14). Since Mike Evans (hamstring) isn't expected to put on his shoulder pads for Week 15, Howard could draw some extra targets against a drooping Detroit Lions defense that's ranked 17th in tight end fantasy points allowed. Cameron Brate, however, remains in the mix. He vultured a scoring grab from Howard in the Colts game. He's a boom-or-bust play as usual.
Receiving: 4 Receptions, 49 Yards, 0 TD.

Season Projections
On track to finish as a top-six fantasy tight end in most scoring formats during a rock-solid 2018 sophomore campaign, Howard missed the final six games of the season due to foot/ankle injuries. Despite averaging just 4.8 targets per contest in a crowded receiver corps, an improved Howard, matched the robust league-leading 16.6 yards per catch from his rookie season. Showing far more consistency, Howard either amassed at least 60 receiving yards or scored at least once in seven of 10 contests while on a 16-game pace to amass 54 receptions for 904 yards and eight scores. Heading into 2019, he's primed for a huge breakout. DeSean Jackson (Eagles) and Adam Humphries (Titans) left behind a combined 179 targets, 117 catches, 1,590 receiving yards and nine scoring grabs, and a nice chunk of that production should go to Howard. New Bucs head coach Bruce Arians' "no risk it, no biscuit" aggressive vertical passing attack didn't produce any fantasy relevant tight ends during Arians' five-year stint with the Cardinals (2013-2017), but he clearly didn't have anyone that was remotely close to the caliber of the do-it-all Howard. Arians would be stupid to waste Howard's big-play talents, and everybody knows that Jameis Winston loves to throw to his tight ends. The biggest worry about Howard is actually durability. Both of his seasons have been cut short by ankle injuries (a combined eight games missed). Each injury happened when he was tackled after making a big play, so maybe it was just bad luck. Cameron Brate, operating as a red-zone specialist, is a legit threat to vulture a few scoring grabs.

Receiving: 9 Receptions, 123 Yards, 1 TD.

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