TE O.J. Howard - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-6, 251Born: 11-19-1994College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 1, pick 2017

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 23): Howard got more involved and was at least a fantasy contributor this week. He'll face the Rams next week and be worth a boom/bust TE1 start.

Week 4: at Los Angeles Rams

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Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs SF 55 4.0 32 0 1 2.2
2 at CAR 60 0.0 0 0 0 0
3 vs NYG 58 3.0 66 0 0 6.6
4 at LAR PROJ-Tremblay * 2.4 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

O.J. Howard's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs CAR (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Howard had a brutally slow day. He was targeted once in the 2nd quarter, but was flagged for pushing off on the incompletion. He was flagged gain for a false start later in the 3rd quarter.

2019 Week 1 vs SF (5 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec)

Howard was featured more prominently in the passing game than Cameron Brate, but he caused two brutal turnovers while Brate scored two touchdowns that were both called back for penalties on Demar Dotson. Howard snagged a shallow drag route for no gain on Winston's first pass attempt of the game. He killed a long drive in the second quarter when he caught a short curl route and fumbled the ball inside the San Francisco red zone. Howard committed another costly gaff at the end of the second quarter as he deflected a pass into the air where it was intercepted by a San Francisco linebacker. Howard caught a deep crossing route for 15 yard gain(his longest of the day) at the end of the third quarter. Howard was credited for two tackles in some formats, which would have helped alleviate the points lost to the fumble for anyone with IDP scoring.


Latest News

Buccaneers | O.J. Howard racks up 66 yards (Sun Sep 22, 11:35 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard ended up with three catches for 66 yards on four targets in Week 3 against the New York Giants.

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Buccaneers | O.J. Howard's time is coming? (Tue Sep 17, 05:51 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard will eventually see more targets, according to head coach Bruce Arians, who suggested Tuesday, Sept. 17, that the defense dictates who gets the ball more often than the offense.

Our View: We shall see about that. Arians has never used the tight end much in his offense, but he's never had a tight end like Howard. Right now, Fantasy GMs are in wait-and-see mode.
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Buccaneers | O.J. Howard drops a goose egg (Fri Sep 13, 12:24 AM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard was held without a target Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2.

Our View: Howard is being kept in to block too often to make any kind of fantasy impact. It is understandable to bench him despite the great matchup against the Giants next week. He might be droppable soon at this rate.
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Buccaneers | Full practice for O.J. Howard (Wed Sep 11, 03:44 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.

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Buccaneers | Tampa Bay's Tuesday practice report (Tue Sep 10, 03:43 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Blaine Gabbert (shoulder) did not participate in practice for a second straight day Tuesday, Sept. 10. TE O.J. Howard (ankle), RB Ronald Jones (toe), DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches (finger), LB Devin White (illness) and WR Bobo Wilson (ankle) were listed as full participants in practice Tuesday.

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5@ New Orleans Saints
6vs Carolina Panthers
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8@ Tennessee Titans
9@ Seattle Seahawks
10vs Arizona Cardinals
11vs New Orleans Saints
12@ Atlanta Falcons
13@ Jacksonville Jaguars
14vs Indianapolis Colts
15@ Detroit Lions
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