TE O.J. Howard - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|6-6, 251||Born: 11-19-1994||College: Alabama||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2017|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
O.J. Howard's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 17 vs ATL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Howard was active and played plenty of snaps, but he drew no targets. He was penalized once for offensive pass interference, ending a year to forget for the former first round pick.
2019 Week 16 vs HOU (7 / 3 / 46 / 0 rec)
Howard drew plenty of targets with seven, but secured only three of them. His first reception was a 13 yard out route late in the 1st quarter. Howard made an impressive diving catch for an 18 yard gain on a 2nd quarter crossing route. Winston found him across the middle for an 15 yard gain on the next drive.
2019 Week 15 vs DET (8 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Howard drew a team-high 8 targets, getting some extra looks with Mike Evans out with injury while Godwin and Miller left during the game. Howard got open on a deep corner route for a 25 yard gain in the 1st quarter. Winston hit Howard for a pair of consecutive gains on short routes during the two minute drill at the end of the 1st half. Howard was not targeted in the end zone this week.
2019 Week 14 vs IND (5 / 4 / 73 / 0 rec)
Howard drew some nice looks from Winston after Evans left the game and Indianapolis focused their defense on stopping Godwin. Howard got open up the left seam for a 28 yard gain in the 3rd quarter. His biggest gain of the day was a deep route down the right sideline early in the 4th quarter that picked up 33 yards. Cameron Brate, however, found the end zone at the end of the first half of play.
2019 Week 13 vs JAX (6 / 5 / 61 / 0 rec)
Howard showed some signs of life this week, playing a full complement of snaps after a couple of weeks in the coaches doghouse. He got open up the seam for a 25 yard gain at the end of the 1st quarter. Howard reeled in a deep crossing route for another big gain with just seconds left in the 1st half.
2019 Week 12 vs ATL (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
After being benched in his last game, Howard wasn't spotted on the field until this game was well into the 2nd quarter. He caught a screen pass in the 3rd quarter and nearly scored as he was taken down inside the Atlanta 5 yard line.
2019 Week 11 vs NO (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Howard bobbled an easy catch on a short crossing route then clumsily attempted to corral it behind his back, resulting in an interception late in the 1st quarter. He was benched after the play, and Cameron Brate was peppered with 14 targets as the coaches appeared to take offense to Howard's effort.
2019 Week 10 vs ARI (7 / 4 / 47 / 1 rec)
Howard took advantage of his best matchup of the year, and reappeared in the 1st half with a couple of short catches before pulling in an amazing reception over two defenders on a seam route. The 26 yard reception set the Bucs up in the red zone with 12 seconds left in the 1st half. Howard walked into the end zone for an easy touchdown on the next play as the Cardinals secondary appeared confused about who was covering Howard. Winston looked for him again up the seam in the 2nd half, but this time Howard got crushed between two defenders and was not able to bring the ball in. Howard to not have any receptions in the 2nd half.
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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