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.
Posted: 11/07/2019 11:58 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Howard should return to the lineup after missing some time because of his injury. He has posted 176 yards in five games this season but could still be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.
Posted: 11/06/2019 9:34 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Huddle Up: Howard hasn't played since Week 6. He is one of the biggest disappointments of the fantasy season with just 13 receptions for 176 yards and no touchdowns. Hopefully, fantasy managers have found a better option by now.
Posted: 11/04/2019 6:45 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) should be back in action in Week 10, according to head coach Bruce Arians Monday, Nov. 4.
Huddle Up: Howard has missed the last two games for the Buccaneers. He hasn't found the end zone in six games this year and has topped 35 receiving yards just once. Fantasy managers will want to leave him on the bench for at least his first game back from injury.
Posted: 11/01/2019 4:29 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) on Friday, Nov. 1, was ruled out of the team's Week 9 game in Seattle.
Huddle Up: Injury has been added to insult in Howard's deeply disappointing 2019 season as the tight end will miss his second straight game. Fellow TE Cameron Brate normally would be counted on to step right in, but he's been battling a rib injury of his own this week.
Posted: 10/31/2019 11:37 pm UTC
Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) remained out of practice Thursday, Oct. 31.
Huddle Up: The injury may finally allow fantasy managers to give up on Howard this season. He has been one of the league's biggest disappointments with just 176 yards and no touchdowns through six games. Howard hasn't played since before the Bucs' Week 7 bye and is fine to be dropped.
Posted: 10/30/2019 4:20 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) is out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Huddle Up: If Howard is out again this week, Cameron Brate would have a great matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Brate was also out of practice Wednesday, but it was likely a veteran's day off. He would be a streaming option if Howard is out.
Posted: 10/28/2019 6:12 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) continues to be a hot topic in trade circles as multiple teams have inquired about him, but ESPN's Jenna Laine has been told it would require 'a substantial offer' in order for him to get dealt before the trade deadline on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Unfortunately for Howard and his fantasy owners, the Buccaneers don't seem to understand how to utilize one of the more athletically gifted tight ends in the game today. He was unable to play in Week 8 due to a hamstring injury, robbing potentially interested suitors of one final look at him. Perhaps Tampa Bay finds a way to get him going over the second half, but it's looking more and more as if 2019 will be a wasted year for Howard.
Posted: 10/25/2019 6:54 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) will miss Week 8 with a hamstring injury, fueling continuing rumors that he'll be traded before the Oct. 29 league deadline.
Huddle Up: While the Bucs have already said they don't plan on trading Howard, perhaps the Patriots (who have inquired) or some other team will present an offer too good to refuse. And maybe then Howard will be able to reverse his 2019 fantasy bust narrative in a fresh setting. Something to keep in mind if you're in desperate tight end shape and want to pick up Howard as a speculative add.