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  Eric EbronE. Ebron
TE - PIT
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O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Eric EbronE. Ebron
TE - PIT
Eric Ebron
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG at NO
Week 2 vs. DEN vs. CAR
Week 3 vs. HOU at DEN
Week 4 at TEN vs. LAC
Week 5 vs. PHI at CHI
Week 6 vs. CLE vs. GB
Week 7 at BAL at LV
Week 8BYE WEEK at NYG
Week 9 at DAL vs. NO
Week 10 vs. CIN at CAR
Week 11 at JAC vs. LAR
Week 12 vs. BAL vs. KC
Week 13 vs. WASBYE WEEK
Week 14 at BUF vs. MIN
Week 15 at CIN at ATL
Week 16 vs. IND at DET
Week 17 at CLE vs. ATL
Player Projections Comparison
  Eric EbronE. Ebron
TE - PIT
Eric Ebron
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Receiving
   
Receptions45.230.3
Rec Yards512.0399.4
Rec TDs4.12.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points75.554.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Eric EbronE. Ebron
TE - PIT
Eric Ebron
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
2019 Points 
Week 10.81.2
Week 28.50.0
Week 34.76.6
Week 410.83.3
Week 50.81.0
Week 63.5
Week 713.0
Week 82.6
Week 91.6
Week 105.610.7
Week 112.70.0
Week 124.41.0
Week 136.1
Week 147.3
Week 154.6
Week 164.6
Week 170.0
Total55.549.9
Average5.03.6
Player Targets Comparison
  Eric EbronE. Ebron
TE - PIT
Eric Ebron
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
2019 Targets 
Week 135
Week 240
Week 344
Week 453
Week 542
Week 64
Week 75
Week 84
Week 92
Week 10127
Week 1141
Week 1252
Week 136
Week 145
Week 157
Week 167
Week 170
Notes for Player Combination
  Eric EbronE. Ebron
TE - PIT
Eric Ebron
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Ebron is coming off a disappointing 2019 campaign, though he has the upside to bounce back with Ben Roethlisberger under center. Ebron scored 13 touchdowns just two seasons ago and should be the top tight end ahead of Vance McDonald. His value is largely dependent on scoring, but he'll have the opportunity to do that in Pittsburgh.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.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
We know what Ebron can do, but we don't know what his role will be in year one with the Steelers. He's a solid flier pick, but not one we can trust. 
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
Although it seems as if Ebron has been around long enough to be well into his 30s by now, he just turned 27 this past spring. The Steelers hope he can regain the form with which he caught 13 touchdown passes in his first season as a Colt in 2018. Only two tight ends - Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham - have ever caught more touchdown passes in a single season. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Not many realize that there will be another 100-plus targets available in the Steelers offense with Ben Roethlisberger returning, though we don't know how Ebron factors in to that. They still have Vance McDonald under contract and have three wide receivers who are more than capable, which could leave Ebron off the field more than on the field, as he's not someone you want blocking for you. He's best-suited as a streaming option and not someone you rely on every week.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.
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
HardpassHoping 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
Ebron gets a new start in Pittsburgh where he could be a big part of the offense, at least near the goal-line. That being said, the problem with Ebron is that he's extremely TD dependent. A lot of TE's are but rarely do you want to start someone knowing that without a TD, he's giving you a dud. Ebron will be a boom or bust type TE as he's been most of his career.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.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Ebron is now a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers and will have Big Ben throwing him the ball in 2020. As long as he can stay healthy, Ebron's going to be more fantasy relevant than he was last year. However, that's unlikely to be anything more than a mid-range TE2 that'll be able to be used as a streamer in the right matchup.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.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Ebron has 100 more career catches, 1200 more yards, and 10 more touchdowns than Jarwin, Ian Thomas, and Jonnu Smith *combined* (in 27 fewer games). PIT will almost certainly throw more than TEN, DAL, and CAR. Ebron will likely have more targets than all of them, and is cheapest by a good margin. -- @Pat_Thorman High praise for new TE Eric Ebron from GM Colbert: "There's definitely athleticism, there's red zone production, there's run after the catch. He's really a premier kind of receiving tight end for this league when he's healthy." 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Eric Ebron has moved to the Steelers and he should certainly be the starter in Pittsburgh. That role traditionally comes with solid but limited fantasy value. That makes Ebron a bench TE with such limited upside he's barely worth drafting. While he'll likely finish in the Top 15-20 tight ends, I can't see a good reason to draft him.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.
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.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Major TD Upside in PIT.Now forced into 2 TE sets, puke