College: Alabama | 3 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 251 lbs
Birth Date: 11/19/1994
Depth Chart: TE1.1
2019 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 44.3
Avg Pts: 4.92
Rank: 34 TE
|Week 1||6.20||O.J. Howard 32 receiving yds (3.20 pts)|
O.J. Howard 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
O.J. Howard 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
|Week 3||9.60||O.J. Howard 66 receiving yds (6.60 pts)|
O.J. Howard 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
|Week 4||6.30||O.J. Howard 33 receiving yds (3.30 pts)|
O.J. Howard 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
|Week 5||2.00||O.J. Howard 10 receiving yds (1.00 pts)|
O.J. Howard 1 reception (1.00 pts)
|Week 6||5.50||O.J. Howard 35 receiving yds (3.50 pts)|
O.J. Howard 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
|Week 10||14.70||O.J. Howard 47 receiving yds (4.70 pts)|
O.J. Howard 10 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
O.J. Howard 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
|Week 11||8.10||3-37yds / 0.2TDs projected|
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard ended up with four catches for 47 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals on seven targets.
Fantasy Spin: Barber was back as a solid low-end TE1 or flex fantasy option in most leagues of 12 or more teams. The Buccaneers host the Saints in Week 11.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 10.
Fantasy Spin: Howard has been held to 40 yards or less in four of his five games this season and has only been targeted 18 times in five games. He still can be a possible low-end No. 1 tight end this week because of the favorable matchup.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Carlton Davis (hip), LB Carl Nassib (groin) and LB Anthony Nelson (hamstring) were held out of practice Friday, Nov. 8, and have been ruled out for Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. OT Demar Dotson (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice all week, while OG Ali Marpet was upgraded to a full practice Friday; both players no longer appear on the injury report. TE Cameron Brate (ribs), TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) and OT Donovan Smith (thumb) practiced in full all week and no longer appear on the injury report.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.
Fantasy Spin: Howard should return to the lineup after missing some time because of his injury. He has posted 176 yards in five games this season but could still be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Fantasy Spin: Howard hasn't played since Week 6. He is one of the biggest disappointments of the fantasy season with just 13 receptions for 176 yards and no touchdowns. Hopefully, fantasy managers have found a better option by now.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) should be back in action in Week 10, according to head coach Bruce Arians Monday, Nov. 4.
Fantasy Spin: Howard has missed the last two games for the Buccaneers. He hasn't found the end zone in six games this year and has topped 35 receiving yards just once. Fantasy managers will want to leave him on the bench for at least his first game back from injury.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Jerald Hawkins, WR Amara Darboh, TE Jordan Leggett, C Nate Trewyn, TE O.J. Howard, DE Patrick O'Connor and CB M.J. Stewart inactive for Week 9.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and has been ruled out for Week 9. OT Demar Dotson (hamstring) was limited during practice but is not on the injury report. OG Alex Cappa (forearm) and CB Carlton Davis (shoulder) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has ruled out tight end O.J. Howard (hamstring) for Week 9 against the Seahawks. It'll be Howard's second straight absence, and it's just more disappointment for the biggest bust at the position in football this year. Howard has been dropped in most leagues. Cameron Brate didn't exactly capitalize on Howard's absence last week, but he'll have TE1 upside again in Week 9 against a Seattle team that has been generous to the tight end position this year.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) on Friday, Nov. 1, was ruled out of the team's Week 9 game in Seattle.
Fantasy Spin: Injury has been added to insult in Howard's deeply disappointing 2019 season as the tight end will miss his second straight game. Fellow TE Cameron Brate normally would be counted on to step right in, but he's been battling a rib injury of his own this week.
Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) remained out of practice Thursday, Oct. 31.
Fantasy Spin: The injury may finally allow fantasy managers to give up on Howard this season. He has been one of the league's biggest disappointments with just 176 yards and no touchdowns through six games. Howard hasn't played since before the Bucs' Week 7 bye and is fine to be dropped.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) is out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Fantasy Spin: If Howard is out again this week, Cameron Brate would have a great matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Brate was also out of practice Wednesday, but it was likely a veteran's day off. He would be a streaming option if Howard is out.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) continues to be a hot topic in trade circles as multiple teams have inquired about him, but ESPN's Jenna Laine has been told it would require 'a substantial offer' in order for him to get dealt before the trade deadline on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Fantasy Spin: Unfortunately for Howard and his fantasy owners, the Buccaneers don't seem to understand how to utilize one of the more athletically gifted tight ends in the game today. He was unable to play in Week 8 due to a hamstring injury, robbing potentially interested suitors of one final look at him. Perhaps Tampa Bay finds a way to get him going over the second half, but it's looking more and more as if 2019 will be a wasted year for Howard.
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) will not play in Week 8, head coach Bruce Arians said Friday, Oct. 25.
Fantasy Spin: If you thought Howard's deeply disappointing season couldn't get any worse, now we have a hammy injury cropping up following a bye week. If you had already switched over to fellow Bucs TE Cameron Brate as a Plan B, good for you.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) will miss Week 8 with a hamstring injury, fueling continuing rumors that he'll be traded before the Oct. 29 league deadline.
Fantasy Spin: While the Bucs have already said they don't plan on trading Howard, perhaps the Patriots (who have inquired) or some other team will present an offer too good to refuse. And maybe then Howard will be able to reverse his 2019 fantasy bust narrative in a fresh setting. Something to keep in mind if you're in desperate tight end shape and want to pick up Howard as a speculative add.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) sat out a second straight practice Friday, Oct. 26, with a hamstring injury.
Fantasy Spin: If Howard's deeply disappointing start to the season wasn't enough, now we have a likely Week 8 injury absence mixed in. As a result, fellow TE Cameron Brate is now a very interesting streamer.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring), OG Alex Cappa (forearm) and LB Jack Cichy (elbow) were unable to practice Thursday, Oct. 24. OT Demar Dotson (hamstring) was limited. WR Breshad Perriman (hamstring) practiced in full.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) was held out of practice Thursday, Oct. 24, due to a hamstring injury.
Fantasy Spin: Not a great sign with Howard going from limited Wednesday to out Thursday coming off a bye. If you haven't already moved on from the disappointing tight end, it might be time with an injury now in the mix.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Fantasy Spin: Howard has been limited to 35 yards or less in four of his five games this season and has caught at least four passes in only one game. He could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in some deeper fantasy leagues, but he can also be benched if fantasy players have better options available.
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.
Fantasy Spin: Howard is having a down year statistically, as head coach Bruce Arians has relied upon the tight end more for his blocking ability. At this point he has devolved into a TE2 in most fantasy formats, but at least it appears he won't be changing organizations anytime soon.