Posted: 10/06/2020 9:45 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Posted: 10/06/2020 3:04 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' and was lost for the season.
Huddle Up: Most owners will rush out and pick up Rob Gronkowski. While that may not be the wrong thing to do, you really should keep your expectations under control. Outside of his six-catch, seven-target Week 3, Gronk has just three catches and seven targets in the other three games combined. Cameron Brate is back and caught a touchdown last week. Neither are more than TE2's right now.
Posted: 10/05/2020 10:22 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 5.
Huddle Up: Howard appeared to have suffered a serious injury during the Week 4 game, but the official diagnosis is not known yet. He likely will miss at least this week and can be kept on the bench.
Posted: 10/04/2020 11:02 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles) suffered an Achilles tendon injury during the Week 4 game, and head coach Bruce Arians said the team is concerned that Howard may miss the rest of the season.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should know more about Howard's status in the next day or two. Cameron Brate and Rob Gronkowski would see more playing time if Howard misses the rest of the season and could both be No. 2 tight ends in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/14/2020 6:20 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard finished with four catches for 36 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 1 versus the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: It's only one week, but Howard certainly looked like the player who had fantasy owners giddy about his upside just over one year ago. There are a lots of mouths to feed in this offense, but Howard's first step toward becoming relevant in fantasy again was proving he is a superior option to Rob Gronkowski. For one week, he achieved that. Fantasy owners with some room to stash a high-upside TE2 in a good offense should strongly consider adding Howard.
Posted: 4/29/2020 8:02 pm UTC
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked up the fifth-year option on TE O.J. Howard, which should pay him $6 million in 2021.
Posted: 4/23/2020 9:31 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard is unlikely to be traded, according to general manager Jason Licht Thursday, April 23. 'We're excited about having O.J. Howard play with Rob Gronkowski. Why wouldn't you want to have many weapons at that position? We have an excellent tight end group right now.'
Huddle Up: The fantasy value of both Howard and Cameron Brate and even Gronkowski will be capped if all three are to remain in Tampa Bay this season, but it would be a positive for QB Tom Brady.
Posted: 4/23/2020 8:38 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard has wanted out of Tampa Bay since before TE Rob Gronkowski was acquired this week, a trusted source told JoeBucsFan.com Thursday, April 23.
Huddle Up: Howard is coming off a horribly disappointing 2019 campaign, but the former first-round pick is sure to have a trade market. His fantasy value is likely to increase wherever he lands, as he stands to be stuck in a timeshare with Gronkowski and Cameron Brate with the Buccaneers.
Posted: 4/22/2020 7:19 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard remains 'a distinct possibility' to end up with the New England Patriots, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports Wednesday, April 22.
Huddle Up: The Patriots have a clear need at tight end and in the overall passing game. Matt LaCosse currently sits atop the depth chart at tight end, with Julian Edelman, N'Keal Harry and Mohamed Sanu the top receivers. Howard's coming off a down year, but he's still just 25 years old and a former first-round pick. Even while working with QBs Brian Hoyer or Jarrett Stidham, his fantasy stock would likely rise after the Buccaneers brought in TE Rob Gronkowski Tuesday, April 21.
Posted: 4/22/2020 12:59 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard won't be traded unless the team is blown away with an offer. The Buccaneers say they're comfortable lining him up in sets with two tight ends.