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O.J. Howard or Jonnu Smith

Who Should I Start? - Week 14

 
Experts' Pick
 
  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
vs. IND, Sun 1pm EST
Jonnu SmithJ. Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
at OAK, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Dec 7th, 2019
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 17# 23-
Best Rank# 12# 17-
Worst Rank# 24# 29-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. IND at OAK-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. TEs perform close to their average vs INDThis is a 4 star matchup. TEs perform better than their average vs OAK-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec18.317
Rec Yds194.6220.5
Rec TD1.21.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total33.436.1-
Avg Game3.33.3-
Avg Projection4.03.9-
Week 136.10.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather78 F, Partly Cloudy58 F, Mostly Cloudy-
    
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  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Jonnu SmithJ. Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SF
5 tar, 4 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
at CLE
1 tar, 1 rec, 7 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at CAR
0 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. IND
0 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYG
4 tar, 3 rec, 66 yds, 0 td
at JAC
3 tar, 2 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at LAR
3 tar, 3 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
at ATL
1 tar, 1 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at NO
2 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
2 tar, 1 rec, 57 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. CAR
4 tar, 2 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
at DEN
1 tar, 1 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. LAC
3 tar, 3 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at TEN
vs. TB
7 tar, 6 rec, 78 yds, 1 td
Week 9 at SEA
at CAR
5 tar, 3 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. ARI
7 tar, 4 rec, 47 yds, 1 td
vs. KC
6 tar, 4 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. NO
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 12 at ATL
2 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
0 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at JAC
6 tar, 5 rec, 61 yds, 0 td
at IND
2 tar, 2 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. IND at OAK
Week 15 at DET vs. HOU
Week 16 vs. HOU vs. NO
Week 17 vs. ATL at HOU
  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
vs. IND, Sun 1pm EST
Jonnu SmithJ. Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
at OAK, Sun 4pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions2.72.7
Rec Yards33.530.5
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points4.03.9
   
  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Jonnu SmithJ. Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
2019 Points 
Week 11.21.7
Week 20.0
Week 36.62.0
Week 43.30.5
Week 51.05.7
Week 63.50.8
Week 76.4
Week 813.8
Week 91.8
Week 1010.73.0
Week 110.0
Week 121.00.4
Week 136.10.0
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
Jonnu SmithJ. Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
2019 Targets 
Week 151
Week 200
Week 343
Week 431
Week 522
Week 641
Week 73
Week 87
Week 95
Week 1076
Week 111
Week 1220
Week 1362
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
vs. IND, Sun 1pm EST
Jonnu SmithJ. Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
at OAK, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
So, Howard is alive after all? I talked about this last week when I said he's going to go off at some point while on someone's bench or on the waiver wire. While five catches for 61 yards doesn't exactly constitute as "going off," it's a step in the right direction. Now going to play against the Colts defense that's allowed eight different tight ends turn in a performance with four or more receptions. No tight end has topped 73 yards, but they've constantly allowed a lot of receptions underneath. This all goes back to their zone-heavy scheme allowing receptions but containing the big play. That's not great for someone like Howard who's not used as a possession-style tight end. He's a risk-reward TE2 at this point who's disappointed but knowing the Bucs will have some trouble running the ball consistently, Howard has some appeal.Many thought Smith would be the one to produce with Delanie Walker on injured reserve, but that wasn't the case in Week 13 as Anthony Firkser led the way with four targets, three receptions, and 22 yards while Smith caught two balls for zero yards. I still believe Smith is the better option of the two, as he's the one who ran 17 routes compared to Firkser's 12 routes, though it's clear we can't trust either of them in the fantasy playoffs. It's really too bad because the Raiders have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. They've allowed a top-16 performance in 8-of-12 games with a large part of that production coming from touchdowns, as seven different tight ends have scored against them. We don't want to play touchdown roulette in the fantasy playoffs, so avoid this ugly timeshare if possible.
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
Howard put together one of his most productive games of the season last week, in a game where the top two WRs were held in check. We can't assume they will be limited two weeks in a row, and we really cannot begin to predict that there will be any kind of consistency for Howard at this point in the season. So yes, he is a chance to repeat last week's performance. He certainly has the talent, but we he's only a volatile TE2 option this week. 
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