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  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Kyle RudolphK. Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
 
 
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ECR# 25# 27-
Best Rank# 10# 14-
Worst Rank# 43# 44-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total49.974.7-
Avg Game3.64.7-
Avg Projection54.563.4-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank305-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Kyle RudolphK. Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NO vs. GB
Week 2 vs. CAR at IND
Week 3 at DEN vs. TEN
Week 4 vs. LAC at HOU
Week 5 at CHI at SEA
Week 6 vs. GB vs. ATL
Week 7 at LVBYE WEEK
Week 8 at NYG at GB
Week 9 vs. NO vs. DET
Week 10 at CAR at CHI
Week 11 vs. LAR vs. DAL
Week 12 vs. KC vs. CAR
Week 13BYE WEEK vs. JAC
Week 14 vs. MIN at TB
Week 15 at ATL vs. CHI
Week 16 at DET at NO
Week 17 vs. ATL at DET
Player Projections Comparison
  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Kyle RudolphK. Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
Receiving
   
Receptions30.339.5
Rec Yards399.4402.7
Rec TDs2.63.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points54.563.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Kyle RudolphK. Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
2019 Points 
Week 11.20.0
Week 20.00.9
Week 36.61.1
Week 43.31.2
Week 51.00.4
Week 63.53.6
Week 711.8
Week 81.7
Week 98.3
Week 1010.715.4
Week 110.012.7
Week 121.0
Week 136.111.0
Week 147.31.1
Week 154.64.8
Week 164.60.7
Week 170.00.0
Total49.974.7
Average3.64.7
Player Targets Comparison
  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Kyle RudolphK. Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
2019 Targets 
Week 151
Week 204
Week 341
Week 431
Week 521
Week 643
Week 76
Week 83
Week 95
Week 1075
Week 1115
Week 122
Week 1366
Week 1452
Week 1573
Week 1672
Week 1700
Notes for Player Combination
  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Kyle RudolphK. Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
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. 
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. 
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.Kyle Rudolph is the definition of a TD dependent TE. Last year he eclipsed 50 receiving yards just three times but still managed to score six times helping him finish as a top-15 TE. I don't expect him to have the same kind of TD luck in 2020 and the emergence of Irv Smith Jr. certainly doesn't help either. Rudolph is a decent streaming option, but 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.Rudolph doesn't get enough targets to be relevant for fantasy football, but he is continuously valuable on the back of touchdowns. Irv Smith's involvement in this offense could prevent even that from happening this season though. Rudolph is nothing more than a low-end TE2 this year.
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.Kyle Rudolph is trending in the wrong direction, with Irv Smith heading towards the major tight end role in Minnesota this season. While Rudolph turned 48 targets into 365 yards and 6 TDs, it's hard to see that happening again in 2020. He's a very low upside streamer who may help you in a pinch.
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.Rudolph scored six touchdowns last season, but overall, it was a disappointing effort from the veteran. He essentially split targets with Irv Smith Jr. (seeing just 48, his lowest since 2014), and had just 39 catches for 367 yards, both well below his usual numbers. Even without Kevin Stefanski, the Vikings are surely going to be a run-first offense once again, which will leave Rudolph searching for targets for the second straight season, well outside of TE1 consideration.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Now forced into 2 TE sets, puke