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TE TAM

College: Alabama | 2 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 251 lbs
Birth Date: 11/19/1994
2018 Bye Week: 5

Owned: 32.5%
Started: 1.3%
Total Pts: 138.5
Avg Pts: 8.66
Rank: 6 TE

Come Get Some

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 110.40O.J. Howard 54 receiving yds (5.40 pts)
O.J. Howard 54 receiving yds (5.00 pts)
Week 226.60O.J. Howard 75 yd TD reception (12.00 pts)
O.J. Howard 96 receiving yds (9.60 pts)
O.J. Howard 96 receiving yds (5.00 pts)
Week 312.20O.J. Howard 72 receiving yds (7.20 pts)
O.J. Howard 72 receiving yds (5.00 pts)
Week 40.00
Week 5
Week 620.20O.J. Howard 10 yd TD reception (9.00 pts)
O.J. Howard 62 receiving yds (6.20 pts)
O.J. Howard 62 receiving yds (5.00 pts)
Week 711.70O.J. Howard 67 receiving yds (6.70 pts)
O.J. Howard 67 receiving yds (5.00 pts)
Week 820.80O.J. Howard 18 yd TD reception (9.00 pts)
O.J. Howard 68 receiving yds (6.80 pts)
O.J. Howard 68 receiving yds (5.00 pts)
Week 922.30O.J. Howard 4 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
O.J. Howard 3 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
O.J. Howard 53 receiving yds (5.30 pts)
O.J. Howard 53 receiving yds (5.00 pts)
Week 101.50O.J. Howard 15 receiving yds (1.50 pts)
Week 1112.80O.J. Howard 78 receiving yds (7.80 pts)
O.J. Howard 78 receiving yds (5.00 pts)
Week 12
Playoff Week 1
Playoff Week 2
Playoff Week 3
Playoff Week 4
Playoff Week 5
Player Notes
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.

Oct 21 9:13pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard was good for five receptions for 67 yards on nine targets in the Week 7 overtime win against the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Spin: While Howard didn't get into the end zone, he does have nine grabs for 129 yards and a score on 13 targets over the past two games. He is a solid low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues. The Bucs travel to meet the Bengals in Week 8.

Oct 14 10:33pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught all four of his targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in a 34-29 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6.

Fantasy Spin: Cameron Brate also caught another touchdown, but Howard has emerged as the top tight end in Tampa Bay. He has topped 50 yards in four of the five games this year and is a low-end TE1 option on a weekly basis.

Oct 14 12:13pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (knee) is officially active for the team's Week 6 game.

Fantasy Spin: Howard should receive some targets with Jameis Winston back in the lineup and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in some leagues.

Oct 14 12:13am ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (knee) is listed as questionable but is expected to play against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: Howard is a matchup nightmare, but he is still searching for consistency. However, his big-play ability from the tight end spot makes him a great streaming option in what could be a high-scoring affair with Atlanta.

Oct 12 2:43pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 12, but is listed as questionable for Week 6.

Fantasy Spin: Howard appears to have a good chance to play against the Atlanta Falcons and should receive some targets during the game. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in some leagues if he is active.

Oct 11 4:53pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

Fantasy Spin: Owners should know more on Howard's status over the next few days, but he should have a solid offensive role if he plays. He can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in some leagues if he is active.

Oct 10 6:33pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Fantasy Spin: Howard may have a chance to play this week if he does not suffer any setbacks during practice. He has posted solid numbers during the early part of the season and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end if he plays.

Oct 8 12:13pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (knee) is walking on his injured left knee without a limp but is wearing a heavy knee brace and will not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 8.

Oct 2 9:42am ET

According to Adam Schefter, Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard will miss the next two to four weeks with an MCL sprain. Howard sustained the injury in Sunday's game versus Chicago. Unfortunately for his owners, Howard exited the game before putting up any fantasy points which surely disappointed those who finally mustered up the confidence to start a TE splitting time. The Buccaneers are on BYE this coming week so Howard is might only miss one game. With his absence, Cameron Brate will step in and take over as the lead tight end. Brate is now a viable starter in all leagues and should be owned after the BYE since Jameis Winston typically showers him with targets.

Oct 1 12:53pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (knee) is expected to miss two to four weeks after being diagnosed with an MCL sprain Monday, Oct. 1, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: It's another blow to the tight end position for fantasy owners, but there is some good news to be had here. The Buccaneers are on a bye in Week 5 and Cameron Brate is a capable fill-in who should be available in the majority of leagues, especially if Jameis Winston is reinstalled as the starting quarterback.

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)
NFL Week
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2018 Season138.503456554800000
Week 1@NOR10.402540200000
Week 2PHI26.603961400000
Week 3PIT12.206720800000
Week 4@CHI0.00000300000
Week 5bye
Week 6@ATL20.204621400000
Week 7CLE11.705670900000
Week 8@CIN20.804681400000
Week 9@CAR22.304532600000
Week 10WAS1.501150200000
Week 11@NYG12.805780600000
Week 12SFO0.00000000000
Week 13CAR0.00000000000
Week 14NOR0.00000000000
Week 15@BAL0.00000000000
Week 16@DAL0.00000000000
Week 17ATL0.00000000000