TE O.J. Howard - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

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Summary

O.J. Howard elevated in his role as a second-year tight end in 2018, nearly doubling his receptions per game and still averaging a robust 16.6 yards-per-reception as a big play maven. Howard's ankle injury derailed his season finish, limiting him to 10 games, after logging at least 50 yards in 8-of-10 games to begin the season. Cameron Brate was clearly a secondary option to Howard, despite being a quizzical free agent resigning last offseason with Howard's draft capital investment. DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries' departures in free agency leave 179 targets unaccounted for and Howard, along with third-year wide receiver Chris Godwin, the most likely uptick candidates in passing game volume for 2019. (April 13)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 4, 2, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8
Overall Redraft - 68, 49, 53, 58, 58
TE Redraft PPR - 5, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 11
Overall Redraft PPR - 75, 52, 54, 59
TE Dynasty - 5, 4, 4, 5, 6, 8
Overall Dynasty - 60, 44, 59, 62, 75

Stats and Projections

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2017 TB 14 26 432 6
2018 TB 10 34 565 5
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 52.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 60.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 56.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 53.6 * *

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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.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 52
TE: 4
Overall-PPR: 57
TE-PPR: 5

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Latest News

Buccaneers | O.J. Howard a popular target (Sat Jun 8, 10:31 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard has been targeted by QB Jameis Winston 'on seemingly every possession' during spring practices, according to Jenna Laine of ESPN.com.

Our View: Howard impressed Bruce Arians early in his tenure at Tampa, and he appears to be ready for a breakout season after finishing last year injured. With DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries gone, there are a lot of targets up for grabs, and Howard could get enough of them to knock on the door of "the big three" at tight end.
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2019 Schedule

1vs San Francisco 49ers
2@ Carolina Panthers
3vs New York Giants
4@ Los Angeles Rams
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
16vs Houston Texans
17vs Atlanta Falcons