TE O.J. Howard - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

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Week 8: at Tennessee Titans

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Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
4 at LAR 65 3.0 33 0 0 3.3
5 at NO 47 1.0 10 0 0 1
6 vs CAR 60 2.0 35 0 0 3.5
8 at TEN PROJ-Dodds * 2.2 * * * *
8 at TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 2.1 * * * *

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 6 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)

Another week, another Cameron Brate touchdown. Howard was held to just 2 receptions on 4 targets this week. He had an exciting reception on a TE screen that he caught behind the line of scrimmage and broke down the right sideline for 30 yards, breaking one tackle before being shoved out of bounds at the Carolina 5 yard line. Howard was the target on Winston's second interception, which was deflected at the line of scrimmage into the arms of a defender. Howard managed one more reception on a short curl route early in the 3rd quarter.

2019 Week 5 vs NO (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Howard continues to be invisible in this offense. Winston looked his way on a deep corner route during the Bucs' first drive, but he underthrew the pass and missed out on a big gain. Despite playing all four quarters, Howard notched his only reception on a shallow crossing route with 40 seconds left in the game.

2019 Week 4 vs LAR (3 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)

Howard had another slow day as Winston peppered receiver Godwin with most of his targets. Winston hit Howard on a curl route in the 1st quarter. Howard's most impressive play was a catch and run on a tight end screen in the 2nd quarter. He got close to the end zone in the second quarter, but was brought down inside the 10 yard line on his final catch of the game. Howard had a costly holding penalty that negated a huge Ronald Jones run in the 3rd quarter. Howard still has yet to score this season, while fellow tight end Brate has found paydirt three times.

2019 Week 3 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 66 / 0 rec)

Winston took several more deep shots for Howard this week, and the two narrowly missed several big connections. Howard nearly hauled in a touchdown early in the 1st quarter, but the ball was just out of his reach on a fade route from Winston. He sniffed the end zone again when he was tackled on the Giants' three yard line after hauling in a deep post from Winston. Howard narrowly missed a huge gain down the right sideline against tight coverage in the 2nd quarter. He and Winston connected on what looked like the same play later in the same series for a 30 yard gain down the right s

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.

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Latest News

Buccaneers | O.J. Howard will not be dealt (Wed Oct 16, 10:33 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard will not be traded at the deadline, according to a source. The organization can also have him under control for two to three more years depending on franchise or transition tags, too.

Our View: Howard isn't being used enough in the passing game to justify holding him in typical leagues, and now the hope of going elsewhere and being used more is dead if this report is correct.
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Buccaneers | O.J. Howard quiet in Week 6 (Sun Oct 13, 02:17 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught two passes for 35 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6. He was targeted four times during the game.

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Buccaneers | Tampa Bay preaching patience with O.J. Howard (Thu Oct 10, 03:35 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard's 'time is coming in this offensive system,' according to offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, who added he wants the transition to happen naturally.

Our View: Howard is barely rosterable right now, but it is at least encouraging to hear the offensive coordinator say something optimistic about his outlook. He might be on your waiver wire but is only worth adding if you have nothing at tight end.
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Schedule

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
16vs Houston Texans
17vs Atlanta Falcons