Guest of the League
One and Done - FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1


College: Alabama | 2 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 251 lbs
Birth Date: 11/19/1994
2019 Bye Week: 7

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE

Fantasy Week
No Playoff Match Up
Player Notes
Apr 12 3:53pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard is primed to make the Pro Bowl this season, based on recent comments made by teammate Jameis Winston and Chris Godwin. 'The sky's the limit really, not even the sky - probably the moon, Why limit him there? This guy, he's incredible. ... I know he's going to have a great season and Lord willing, he's going to stay healthy and make it to the Pro Bowl like he was before he got injured,' Winston said. 'O.J., he's a freak, man, he's a freak athlete ... He's massive, he's 6-foot-5, 6-foot-6 and 250 and I think he was running a 4.5. A lot of times he was running faster than some of the receivers. ... He's such an explosive guy and a talented dude that he's going to keep growing. ... I can see him being one of the best in the league,' Godwin said.

Fantasy Spin: Howard is already entering his third season as a pro, but he hasn't come close to maximizing his potential for any number of reasons, including the high ankle sprain that cost him the final six games of last season and questionable usage as a rookie. Head coach Bruce Arians has echoed similar thoughts about Howard, so it wouldn't be terribly surprising if he becomes an elite fantasy option in 2019 if he can stay healthy.

Mar 21 10:13pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) spent time running routes and catching passes from Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes Thursday, March 21.

Fantasy Spin: Howard was having a TE1 campaign in 2018 before an injury ended his season early, but he should be back at full strength well before the start of next season. He is a big-play weapon from the tight end spot and could finish as a top-five fantasy option at his position.

Jan 19 10:43pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (foot, ankle) was limited to 10 games in 2018, but his 11 receptions of 20-plus yards were the fifth most among tight ends.

Fantasy Spin: Howard was well on his way to a TE1 campaign before an injury cut his season short. His athleticism allows him to make big plays after the catch and down the field, and he should pick up where he left off when when 2019 rolls around.

Nov 20 4:23pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (foot, ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Spin: Lucky for the Bucs, they have another starter caliber tight end in Cameron Brate to take over for Howard. If you're weak at the position, Brate is the top tight end to claim off waivers.

Nov 19 3:33pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) reportedly received some 'good news' on his ankle injury Monday, Nov. 19, but will seek a second opinion.

Fantasy Spin: Howard was injured on the final drive of the game in Week 11 against the New York Giants. Any missed games from Howard would mean a bigger role for Cameron Brate and put him in the streamer conversation. However, his absence would be another gut-punch to a fantasy position that has been ransacked by injuries this season.

Nov 18 8:43pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of a 38-35 loss to the New York Giants in Week 11. He had five catches on six targets for 78 yards before exiting.

Fantasy Spin: If Howard's injury turns out to be serious, it would be another big blow to one of fantasy football's thinnest positions. If need be, Cameron Brate is worth adding as a replacement, but he's more of a touchdown-dependent option.

Nov 18 3:53pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the Week 11 game and is considered doubtful to return.

Fantasy Spin: Owners should know more about the severity of Howard's injury in the near future. Cameron Brate would receive a bigger role in the passing game if Howard misses time and could be a starting option against certain opponents.

Nov 12 2:50pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate has been awful this season and showed no signs of life in the loss to the Redskins in Week 10. Brate caught one pass for 14 yards and did not score for the fourth straight week. He only saw three targets, but one was in the red zone and he dropped it. O.J. Howard has become the main tight end option in Tampa Bay, so Brate has lost basically all of his value. Honestly, Brate belongs on the waiver wire at this point. He's not going to have fantasy value with Howard being healthy.

From RotoBaller

Nov 12 2:40pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard completely disappeared in the 16-3 loss to the Redskins in Week 10. He caught one pass for 15 yards and did absolutely nothing for the rest of the game. Both Howard and Cameron Brate finished with two total receptions. Howard had caught at least four passes in the last four contests heading into Sunday. He's a strong bounce back candidate against the shaky Giants defense in Week 11.

From RotoBaller

Nov 11 9:43pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught one pass on two targets for 15 yards in a 16-3 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 10.

Fantasy Spin: It was an unexpected disappearing act from Howard who has surged up the TE1 ranks in his second season. Don't worry too much about one poor outing.

Nov 4 6:33pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard registered four receptions for 53 yards and two scores on six targets in Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers.

Fantasy Spin: Howard has been a bona fide TE1 in all fantasy leagues over the past four weeks, posting four scores with at least 53 yards and four receptions. He'll try to keep it going in Week 10 against the Washington Redskins.

Oct 28 7:33pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard finished with four receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown on his four targets in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Spin: Howard is healthy again, and he is back to TE1 status in most fantasy formats heading into Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers. He has four or more grabs and 62 or more yards in each of the past three outings since returning from injury.

Player Transactions
  • 04-Feb-2019: TAM - Off IR - foot, ankle
  • 20-Nov-2018: TAM - On IR - foot, ankle
  • 05-Feb-2018: TAM - Off IR - right ankle
  • 20-Dec-2017: TAM - On IR - right ankle
  • 22-May-2017: TAM - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
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