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O.J. Howard or Ian Thomas

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Expert
Recommendation

75%
Recommended by
69 of 92 experts
25%
Recommended by
23 of 92 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 90% 10%
Top TE Experts80%20%
Top Player Experts--
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 22# 25
Best Rank# 18# 15
Worst Rank# 34# 39
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total19.649.9
Avg Game1.23.6
Avg Projection70.854.3
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank130
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Ian ThomasO.J. Howard
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
46 m
#23#26
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
5 h
#22#26
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
8 h
#24#29
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
10 h
#24#23
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
10 h
#21#31
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
#30#21
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#22#27
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#22#27
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
2 d
#21#30
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
2 d
#22
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
3 d
#23#25
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
3 d
#19#30
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
3 d
#22#25
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 d
#28#27
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
3 d
#22#30
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#26#15
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
3 d
#21#26
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
4 d
#32#28
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
4 d
#21#24
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
4 d
#21#27
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
4 d
#21#26
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
4 d
#23#29
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Dynasty Nerds
4 d
#33#19
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
4 d
#22#28
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
4 d
#22#23
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
5 d
#34#28
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
5 d
#29#30
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
5 d
#22#30
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
5 d
#20#30
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
5 d
#20#28
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
6 d
#22#24
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
6 d
#26#25
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
7 d
#22#25
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
7 d
#22#30
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
7 d
#26#19
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
1 w
#21#26
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#22#24
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
1 w
#22#28
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
1 w
#22#27
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#22#17
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
1 w
#22#28
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#26#30
   
Jennifer EakinsJ. Eakins
4for4.com
1 w
#18#24
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 w
#19#43
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 w
#22#24
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 w
#21#28
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
2 w
#22#30
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 w
#28#24
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 w
#27#16
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 w
#22#23
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#22#23
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
2 w
#22#24
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 w
#22#28
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
2 w
#21#25
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
2 w
#20#28
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
2 w
#26#20
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#20#27
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#22#31
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#22#25
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 w
#26#32
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#19#24
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 w
#20#39
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
3 w
#21#39
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
3 w
#22#24
   
3 w
#24#30
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 w
#24#30
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
3 w
#29#18
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 w
#26#23
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#26#30
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
06/11
#29#20
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
06/11
#22#33
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
5 d
#22#29
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
5 d
#22#23
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#22#25
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
4 w
#22#25
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
06/02
#26#17
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#22#24
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#22#25
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#22#25
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#22#31
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#22#24
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#13
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#16#27
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#33#28
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#21#26
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#25#26
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#20#13
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
06/10
#22#23
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#22#26
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#24#23
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
04/10
#20#15
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#27#15
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LV at NO
Week 2 at TB vs. CAR
Week 3 at LAC at DEN
Week 4 vs. ARI vs. LAC
Week 5 at ATL at CHI
Week 6 vs. CHI vs. GB
Week 7 at NO at LV
Week 8 vs. ATL at NYG
Week 9 at KC vs. NO
Week 10 vs. TB at CAR
Week 11 vs. DET vs. LAR
Week 12 at MIN vs. KC
Week 13BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 14 vs. DEN vs. MIN
Week 15 at GB at ATL
Week 16 at WAS at DET
Week 17 vs. NO vs. ATL
Player Projections Comparison
  Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Receiving
   
Receptions50.831.2
Rec Yards505.7398.6
Rec TDs3.62.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points70.854.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
2019 Points 
Week 10.01.2
Week 20.00.0
Week 30.06.6
Week 40.03.3
Week 50.01.0
Week 60.03.5
Week 7
Week 80.0
Week 90.0
Week 100.010.7
Week 110.00.0
Week 120.41.0
Week 132.46.1
Week 1411.77.3
Week 152.34.6
Week 161.64.6
Week 171.20.0
Player Targets Comparison
  Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
2019 Targets 
Week 115
Week 200
Week 304
Week 403
Week 502
Week 604
Week 7
Week 81
Week 90
Week 1007
Week 1111
Week 1222
Week 1346
Week 14105
Week 1537
Week 1637
Week 1750
Notes for Player Combination
  Ian ThomasI. Thomas
TE - CAR
Ian Thomas
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The loss of Greg Olsen will free up the starting role for Thomas, who has done extremely well when asked to fill-in a larger role. Despite seeing just 79 targets over the last two years combined, Thomas has four games with 14.8 or more PPR points. He might hit that target number in 2020 alone.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.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
With the departure of Greg Olsen, Thomas is next in line as the starter in Carolina. He's shown potential when he's gotten on the field previously and there are going to be plenty of targets available in this offense. With that being said, Thomas is nothing more than a back-end TE2 this season that could be streamed in plus matchups.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.
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.