• O.J. Howard

  • TE
  • , Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 27
  • 251 lbs
  • 6' 6"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Howard owned the No. 13 per game average before going down with an Achilles injury in Week 4. If Gronkowski continues to decline or the Bucs just want to limit his snaps, Howard could surprise. He cleared 49 yards and/or found the end zone in three of four games last year.

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Scouting report

by Jordan Heck

TB TE O.J. Howard - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
O.J. Howard is back and healthy this year, and ready to return to action. Howard looked strong in his four games with Tom Brady last season, averaging 4.8 targets, 2.8 receptions, 36.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. If you extrapolated those numbers over the full season, Howard would have finished as the No. 8 scoring tight end in full PPR.

Fantasy Downside
The obvious downside to Howard is the fact he plays in a crowded offense. Targets would be hard to come by with the wide receivers alone (Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown), but it makes it even tougher when he’s battling with Rob Gronkowski and even Cameron Brate at tight end.

2021 Bottom Line
If Gronkowski gets hurt at any point this year, Howard will end up being a strong play. But the two of them in this offense together will make it challenging for either to have a big season. It’d be nice if you could have a single tight end named like O.J. Gronkowski or something, but unfortunately, that’s not an option. Howard is outside of the top 20 tight ends.

2021 Strength of Schedule - TB

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
17
DAL
29
ATL
20
@LAR
2
@NE
10
MIA
27
@PHI
31
CHI
12
@NO
BYE15
@WAS
9
NYG
4
@IND
29
@ATL
24
BUF
12
NO
14
@CAR
32
@NYJ

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

Game Stats

WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1DAL00000.0000000.000.00.06/659.2%
Per game00000.0000000.000.0006.00/65.009.23%
Totals00000.0000000.00006/659.23%

Previous Games vs. ATL

SeasonWeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
202017ATL--------------
202015@ATL--------------
201917ATL00000.0000000.000.00.038/5174.51%
201912@ATL1100210.0000000.001.02.051/6677.27%
Average0.505.000.001.005.000.000.000.000.000.000.501.0044.50/58.5075.89%