O.J. Howard

O.J. Howard

Height: 6' 6"Weight: 251 lbsAge: 24College: AlabamaDrafted: #19 (1st Rd. by Tampa Bay)

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) TE #7
Projection 5.1 pts


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Howard did put up a goose egg in Week 2, but such is the tight end position. Many TE1s have done that once or even twice in a season so don't give up on him yet, and in fact, you can start him this week in a great matchup versus the Giants.

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O.J. Howard 'can play a heck of a lot better' according to Arians

In regards to O.J. Howard not being targeted on Thursday versus the Panthers, Bucs coach Bruce Arians said the tight end can "play a heck of a lot better than he's playing".

Fantasy Impact

Through two games Howard has just four receptions for 32 scoreless yards and a lost fumble. It's a disastrous start for fantasy owners who used a mid-round selection on the 24-year-old. It's true that Howard hasn't played great, and neither has Jameis Winston, but it's concerning that Arians simply hasn't used his third-year tight end. Arians has a history of not using his tight end but the thought was that was due to the lack of talent he has had at the position. Howard has a good matchup next week versus the Giants, so fantasy owners are encouraged to wait it out for one more week.

ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 3TE #7TE #2TE #1138
Rest of Season TE #7TE #7TE #125
Dynasty TE #4TE #2TE #723
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Season to Date16020.6
Game Log
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Week 2@ CAR0000
Week 1vs. SF32041.2
Strength of Schedule
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Next Gamevs. NYG7th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesLAR, NO, CAR28th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)IND, DET, HOU31st easiest opponents
Rest of Season--14th easiest remaining opponents