Posted: 3/30/2020 1:46 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard's 'eyes should light up' at the opportunity to play with QB Tom Brady, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'You have a quarterback who throws to the tight end, go earn it and get balls thrown to you,' Arians said.
Huddle Up: Despite playing four more games than he did in 2018, Howard finished with fewer yards and just one touchdown last year. The drop in production wasn't a surprise given the fact that Arians' system typically isn't kind to tight ends, but the arrival of Brady could change that in a big way. Howard is definitely worth grabbing as a TE1, and there is a chance he finishes as a top-five fantasy option at the position.
Posted: 2/25/2020 9:11 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard has the coaching staff 'more than excited' about what he can do in his second year under head coach Bruce Arians, according to general manager Jason Licht Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Huddle Up: It's strong praise for a player who was targeted just 53 times in 14 games. He caught 34 passes for 459 yards and a single touchdown as one of fantasy's biggest disappointments in 2019. He'll be a risky TE1 pick in 2020 drafts, depending on who's at QB for the Bucs.
Posted: 12/21/2019 9:57 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught three passes for 46 yards against the Houston Texans in Week 16. He was targeted seven times during the game.
Huddle Up: Howard has been playing better recently and has a solid role in the passing game with the team dealing with injuries at receiver. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end next week.
Posted: 12/15/2019 9:43 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard posted four grabs for 46 yards on a team-high eight targets in Week 15 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Howard was targeted frequently, but he didn't have the production like wideouts Chris Godwin and Breshad Perriman enjoyed. Look for Howard to continue as a TE2 in most fantasy leagues down the stretch. The Buccaneers meet the Texans in Week 16 on Saturday.
Posted: 12/09/2019 2:16 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard reeled in four receptions for 73 yards on five targets in Week 14 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Howard has tailed off a bit this season, but he has nine grabs for 136 yards over his past two games for his most productive stretch of the season. He'll look to keep up the good work in a favorable matchup in Week 15 at Detroit.
Posted: 12/01/2019 11:14 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught five passes for 61 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 13. He was targeted six times during the game.
Huddle Up: Howard has been an inconsistent option for fantasy players this season but has been targeted at least six times in two of the last four games. He could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in some deeper leagues next week.
Posted: 11/24/2019 11:04 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught one pass for 10 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12. He was targeted two times during the game.
Huddle Up: Howard has posted only five receptions and 57 yards in three games since returning from injury and does not appear to be a big part of the passing game. He should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/17/2019 11:30 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard was targeted one time during the Week 11 game against the New Orleans Saints but finished with zero receptions.
Huddle Up: Howard has posted at least 50 yards in only one game this season and may be dropping behind Cameron Brate on the depth chart after Brate's Week 11 performance. Fantasy players in all leagues probably should avoid Howard for the time being.
Posted: 11/11/2019 2:30 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard ended up with our catches for 47 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals on seven targets.
Huddle Up: Barber was back as a solid low-end TE1 or flex fantasy option in most leagues of 12 or more teams. The Buccaneers host the Saints in Week 11.
Posted: 11/09/2019 12:05 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 10.
Huddle Up: Howard has been held to 40 yards or less in four of his five games this season and has only been targeted 18 times in five games. He still can be a possible low-end No. 1 tight end this week because of the favorable matchup.