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O.J. Howard

O.J. Howard


Height: 6' 6"Weight: 251 lbsAge: 26College: AlabamaDrafted: #19 (1st Rd. by Tampa Bay)

2021 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 5th (easy)
Draft Rank (ECR) #223
Best / Worst #111 / #305
ADP #218

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Howard started out the 2020 season playing really well, but the injury derailed his entire year. Now, with Rob Gronkowski back and at full strength, it's difficult to see how Howard has any sort of significant fantasy relevance in 2021 outside of an injury to Gronk.

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O.J. Howard (Achilles) is expected to return for training camp, per Arians

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles) is expected to return and attend training camp, per head coach Bruce Arians.

Fantasy Impact

Howard suffered an Achilles injury in Week 4 of the 2020 season but is nearing a return and according to Bucs' head coach Bruce Arians, "...looks fantastic working out every day." Howard will enter his fifth year in the league but will have to solidify his role in a crowded tight end room alongside Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate. He saw the most targets of his career in 2019 (53) despite scoring only one touchdown, compared to the 11 touchdowns he scored across his first two seasons in Tampa Bay. Fantasy managers in 1QB redraft leagues can likely wait until the later rounds to take a flier on the talented tight end, as his Achilles injury and lack of touchdowns in 2019 has him as the TE29 in half-PPR formats according to the latest Expert Consensus Rankings.

Matthew MacKay - 5 weeks ago
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftTE #29TE #11TE #3973
Dynasty TE #23TE #16TE #3421
Tight Ends#26#19
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Projections (2021)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week501311
Last 3 Weeks36.
Season to Date36.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 4vs. LAC501311
Week 3@ DEN49034.9
Week 2vs. CAR11011.1
Week 1@ NO36149.6
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2021)
Next Gamevs. DAL16th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesATL, LAR, NE19th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)BUF, NO, CAR7th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--11th easiest remaining opponents
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