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TE - BUF
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Best Rank# 10# 18-
Worst Rank# 43# 36-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total49.951.7-
Avg Game3.63.4-
Avg Projection54.562.3-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Dawson KnoxD. Knox
TE - BUF
Dawson Knox
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NO vs. NYJ
Week 2 vs. CAR at MIA
Week 3 at DEN vs. LAR
Week 4 vs. LAC at LV
Week 5 at CHI at TEN
Week 6 vs. GB vs. KC
Week 7 at LV at NYJ
Week 8 at NYG vs. NE
Week 9 vs. NO vs. SEA
Week 10 at CAR at ARI
Week 11 vs. LARBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. KC vs. LAC
Week 13BYE WEEK at SF
Week 14 vs. MIN vs. PIT
Week 15 at ATL at DEN
Week 16 at DET at NE
Week 17 vs. ATL vs. MIA
Player Projections Comparison
  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Dawson KnoxD. Knox
TE - BUF
Dawson Knox
Receiving
   
Receptions30.335.3
Rec Yards399.4445.4
Rec TDs2.63.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points54.562.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Dawson KnoxD. Knox
TE - BUF
Dawson Knox
2019 Points 
Week 11.20.1
Week 20.01.8
Week 36.613.6
Week 43.35.8
Week 51.01.2
Week 63.5
Week 72.2
Week 80.0
Week 91.4
Week 1010.75.5
Week 110.09.2
Week 121.01.1
Week 136.11.7
Week 147.33.7
Week 154.61.1
Week 164.63.3
Week 170.0
Total49.951.7
Average3.63.4
Player Targets Comparison
  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Dawson KnoxD. Knox
TE - BUF
Dawson Knox
2019 Targets 
Week 152
Week 204
Week 344
Week 433
Week 525
Week 64
Week 75
Week 81
Week 92
Week 1076
Week 1113
Week 1222
Week 1364
Week 1454
Week 1571
Week 1674
Week 170
Notes for Player Combination
  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Dawson KnoxD. Knox
TE - BUF
Dawson Knox
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Howard will be the second option at TE behind Rob Gronkowski, but the Buccaneers reportedly plan to employ 2TE sets frequently. Tom Brady has made that work in the past, but there are too many mouths to feed in this offense to make Howard any more than a TD-dependent streamer with good matchups. He would jump into weekly starter territory if Gronkowski missed any time. 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Looking back, it's hilarious to think O.J. Howard was drafted as a top 5 TE last season. He's now a 25-year-old, injury-prone tight end stuck behind a future hall of famer and in three seasons he's still yet to corral more than 34 receptions. He'll need a Gronk injury and a major change in game plan to become a strong fantasy option, but the upside exists in very deep leagues.Dawson Knox was mostly irrelevent in 2019, topping out with a 4/55/0 effort against the tight-end-friendly Browns. In an offense that now includes Stefon Diggs, his target share won't be increasing. Meanwhile the addition of Zack Moss will ensure Josh Allen won't be throwing much in the red zone. There's pretty much no point drafting Knox.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
One of the more talented tight ends in the league, but also someone who is going to play second fiddle to Rob Gronkowski. The Bucs have said they'll be running a lot more 2TE sets, but it remains to be seen. With the other receiving options they have ahead of Howard, it's tough to see a path to consistent production. If Gronkowski were to miss time, Howard would jump into the TE1 conversation.There were some plays that Knox made last year that suggested he could be a fantasy asset in the future, but the Stefon Diggs trade threw a wrench into any increase in projected targets we could give him. There were eight games where Knox had four-plus targets in his rookie season, which is actually quite good, but we can't pretend the Bills are going to become a team that throws the ball 600 times overnight. Knox is someone you might want to stream when the Bills receivers have tough matchups, but even then, it's going to be hard to project more than five targets for the second-year tight end.
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
Hoping that Bruce Arians implements the TE into the offense. If Gronk takes off early, I would expect Howard to be featured to a degree, and when Gronk gets hurt and misses time, you now own a TE1. 
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
It seems like the ship has finally sailed on O.J. Howard. After years of disappointing the Bucs, the team went out and brought in Rob Gronkowski who will be the de facto starter in this offense. Howard has had his opportunities and has never been able to take advantage of them. His talent will always give him some amount of upside but his floor is too low for me to take a chance on him.There aren't many pass-catchers in football who are stronger than Dawson Knox. This guy is everything you want your TE to be - fast, strong, and athletic. Now it's up to Josh Allen to get him the football which he didn't do a lot of last year. The Bills WR room is also pretty deep which means Knox will have plenty of competition for targets. He's someone to keep an eye on, but unless you're playing in a deep league, he doesn't need to be drafted,
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Howard's now playing second-fiddle to Gronkowski in Tampa Bay, but they both should still be on the field quite a bit. Howard's unlikely to be anything more than a streaming candidate in potential shootouts at the tight end position though with the limited opportunity.While Knox is incredibly talented, he's unlikely to become much of a factor for fantasy football in this offense. With the addition of Diggs, and their overall low passing volume, it's going to be difficult for Knox to see over 70 targets this season. That's just simply not enough for fantasy and Knox is nothing more than a TE2/TE3 this year.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
There are few players who have seen such a disconnect between their perceived talent and their fantasy value as Howard. Bruce Arians' system has never been friendly to tight ends, and even if it were, Howard now has to contend with Rob Gronkowski and not just Cameron Brate at the position. Howard has the skill to be an impact tight end, but absent an injury to Gronkowski, there's just no path for him this year. Hold onto him in dynasty formats, but ignore him for redraft purposes.Knox had a respectable rookie season, playing nearly 2/3rds of the snaps and seeing 50 targets. He saw plenty of deep targets, ranking seventh in aDOT (9.1) among tight ends who saw at least 50 targets, ahead of Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, and Darren Waller. Unfotunately, he brought in just 28 of those targets, likely due to Josh Allen's inaccuracy downfield. With Stefon Diggs added, there should be fewer targets to go around in Buffalo, so although there are positive signs for Knox, it's unlikely they'll be fantasy-relevant this season.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Now forced into 2 TE sets, puke 
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
 Following the Seth and Payton plan of drafting athletic TEs late that can potentially breakout. Great YAC ability and a prime late round TE target. What's a Payton? He's my co-host. He's not allowed to post on here yet though. Sucker.