• O.J. Howard
  • TE
  • , Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 25
  • 251 lbs
  • 6' 6"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Bruce Arians has a reputation for underutilizing the tight end position in the passing game, so the usage of Howard in 2019 is a bit of an unknown. Arians actually won’t be calling plays—new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich will have that duty—but Arians will surely have a heavy hand in designing the offense. Keep in mind that Arians hasn’t had a tight end of Howard’s caliber in his 14 years as an offensive coordinator or head coach. His most productive tight end was Heath Miller, who averaged 3.6 catches for 41 yards and 0.27 touchdowns in 74 games under Arians, though Miller’s best season (76-789-6) would certainly be a good season for Howard, who was in the midst of a breakout season when he injured his foot and ankle in Week 11. He was the No. 6 fantasy tight end at that point. Given Arians’ history, Howard is a bit of a risk/reward pick in the middle rounds, but it’s usually smart to bet on talent, and Howard has it.

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Scouting report

by Jordan Heck

TB TE O.J. Howard - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 vs. New Orleans Saints

O.J. Howard came to life last week finishing 4-47-1 on seven targets. It was his only touchdown of the season, but it came against a defense that's been notably bad against tight ends this year. He gets a tougher test against the Saints this week, a team he went 1-10 against earlier in the year. Howard is a touchdown-or-bust candidate, and the Saints have only allowed two touchdowns to tight ends this season.

2019 Strength of Schedule - TB
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
4
SF
9
@CAR
19
NYG
20
@LAR
7
@NO
9
CAR
BYE25
@TEN
23
@SEA
32
ARI
7
NO
12
@ATL
18
@JAX
14
IND
22
@DET
1
HOU
12
ATL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2019 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1SF432058.000001-1.25.255/7078.6%
2@CAR0000-0000-0.00.060/6592.3%
3NYG3660422.000000-6.69.658/7775.3%
4@LAR3330311.000000-3.36.365/7487.8%
5@NO1100210.000000-1.02.047/5979.7%
6CAR2350417.500000-3.55.560/8075.0%
7BYE--------------
8@TEN--------------
9@SEA--------------
10ARI4471711.750000-10.714.784/8598.8%
Per game2.4331.860.143.5713.120000.140.003.766.1961.29/72.8683.93%
Totals1722312513.1200010.0026.343.3429/51083.93%
Previous Games vs. NO
SeasonWeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
20195@NO1100210.000000-1.02.047/5979.66%
201814NO--------------
20181@NO2540227.000000-5.47.443/6665.15%
201717NO--------------
Average1.5032.000.002.0018.500.000.000.000.000.003.204.7045.00/62.5072.41%