Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 6'6"
  • 250
  • 23
  • 0 years
  • Alabama
  • 2017 R1 O, None

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 8/4/2017 6:31pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard saw time with the first-team offense and the second unit during practice Friday, Aug. 4, and he caught most of the passes thrown his way and blocked well in the run game, according Joe Kania to of Buccaneers.com.

    Huddle Up: Howard has elite athleticism for a tight end. He is worth a flier as a high-upside TE2 this year, and he is a long-term TE1 prospect.

  • Posted: 7/1/2017 7:30pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said TE O.J. Howard is going to do 'amazing' things for the offense. 'This is the fastest, most athletic 6-6, 255 guy I've ever seen in my life,' Winston said Saturday, July 1. 'It's unreal.'

    Huddle Up: Howard's physical tools are off the charts, but he is likely going to be involved some type of timeshare with Cameron Brate, making Howard an upside TE2 in redraft leagues.

  • Posted: 6/10/2017 6:22pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate and QB Jameis Winston have a chemistry that is 'going to be tough to dethrone,' according to Trevor Sikkema of PetwerReport.com, and Sikkema believes Brate could make it difficult for TE O.J. Howard to be the No. 1 option at the position.

    Huddle Up: Howard has long-term upside as a TE1 and is the preferred option in keeper leagues. However, Winston looked Brate's way a lot in the red zone last year, and his touchdown potential should allow Brate to remain a quality TE2 this season.

  • Posted: 5/22/2017 9:41am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard signed his rookie four-year contract Monday, May 22. All first-round picks have options for a fifth year.

    Huddle Up: Howard is a tricky one to project this season because Cameron Brate will remain heavily involved. Howard is probably better as an upside TE2 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 5/7/2017 5:14pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard 'can do everything' a tight end needs to do, head coach Dirk Koetter said after the first day of rookie minicamp, and Howard said the similarities between Koetter's offense and the system he ran in college has helped make the transition easier.

    Huddle Up: Rookie tight ends don't typically make an instant impact, but Howard is still worth a look as a high-upside TE2 this year, and he has TE1 potential long term.

  • Posted: 5/5/2017 9:16pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard played on the line of scrimmage and in the slot at rookie minicamp Friday, May 5, and he was uncoverable in 11-on-11 drills, according to beat writer Scott Reynolds.

    Huddle Up: Howard should be considered a high-upside TE2 in redraft leagues, and he has TE1 potential long term.

  • Posted: 4/28/2017 9:48pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate is a 'heck of a player' and will still be involved in the offense despite the addition of TE O.J. Howard, according to general manager Jason Licht. 'In our offense and a lot of offenses in today's day and age, you have two tight ends,' Licht said.

    Huddle Up: Brate will undoubtedly lose targets to Howard and DeSean Jackson, and his chances of being a TE1 in 2017 have disappeared. That being said, his impact in the red zone could keep him in the TE2 conversation.

  • Posted: 4/27/2017 7:32pm ET

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Alabama TE O.J. Howard with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday, April 27.

    Huddle Up: The Buccaneers have added another weapon in their passing game with Howard, but he may not start right away with Cameron Brate on the roster. He can be considered a low-end No. 2 tight end in 2017, but he should be a solid pick in keeper leagues since he has the potential to be a starting fantasy tight end in a few years.

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