Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 6'6"
  • 251
  • 24
  • 2 years
  • Alabama
  • 2017 R1 O, None
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 TB 14 39 39 26 432 16.6 6 0 0 0 2 432 6 0 5 5
  Avg 12 44 44 30 499 16.6 6 0 0 0 1 499 6 0 7 5

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 TB 10 48 48 34 565 16.6 5 0 0 0 0 565 5 0 8 4

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/20/2018 1:17pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (foot, ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Nov. 20.

    Huddle Up: Lucky for the Bucs, they have another starter caliber tight end in Cameron Brate to take over for Howard. If you're weak at the position, Brate is the top tight end to claim off waivers.

  • Posted: 11/19/2018 12:22pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) reportedly received some 'good news' on his ankle injury Monday, Nov. 19, but will seek a second opinion.

    Huddle Up: Howard was injured on the final drive of the game in Week 11 against the New York Giants. Any missed games from Howard would mean a bigger role for Cameron Brate and put him in the streamer conversation. However, his absence would be another gut-punch to a fantasy position that has been ransacked by injuries this season.

  • Posted: 11/18/2018 5:28pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of a 38-35 loss to the New York Giants in Week 11. He had five catches on six targets for 78 yards before exiting.

    Huddle Up: If Howard's injury turns out to be serious, it would be another big blow to one of fantasy football's thinnest positions. If need be, Cameron Brate is worth adding as a replacement, but he's more of a touchdown-dependent option.

  • Posted: 11/18/2018 12:44pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the Week 11 game and is considered doubtful to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners should know more about the severity of Howard's injury in the near future. Cameron Brate would receive a bigger role in the passing game if Howard misses time and could be a starting option against certain opponents.

  • Posted: 11/11/2018 6:31pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught one pass on two targets for 15 yards in a 16-3 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 10.

    Huddle Up: It was an unexpected disappearing act from Howard who has surged up the TE1 ranks in his second season. Don't worry too much about one poor outing.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 3:12pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard registered four receptions for 53 yards and two scores on six targets in Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers.

    Huddle Up: Howard has been a bona fide TE1 in all fantasy leagues over the past four weeks, posting four scores with at least 53 yards and four receptions. He'll try to keep it going in Week 10 against the Washington Redskins.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 4:18pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard finished with four receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown on his four targets in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Howard is healthy again, and he is back to TE1 status in most fantasy formats heading into Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers. He has four or more grabs and 62 or more yards in each of the past three outings since returning from injury.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 5:58pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard was good for five receptions for 67 yards on nine targets in the Week 7 overtime win against the Cleveland Browns.

    Huddle Up: While Howard didn't get into the end zone, he does have nine grabs for 129 yards and a score on 13 targets over the past two games. He is a solid low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues. The Bucs travel to meet the Bengals in Week 8.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 7:23pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught all four of his targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in a 34-29 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Cameron Brate also caught another touchdown, but Howard has emerged as the top tight end in Tampa Bay. He has topped 50 yards in four of the five games this year and is a low-end TE1 option on a weekly basis.

  • Posted: 10/13/2018 9:00pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (knee) is listed as questionable but is expected to play against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Howard is a matchup nightmare, but he is still searching for consistency. However, his big-play ability from the tight end spot makes him a great streaming option in what could be a high-scoring affair with Atlanta.

  • Posted: 10/12/2018 11:41am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 12, but is listed as questionable for Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Howard appears to have a good chance to play against the Atlanta Falcons and should receive some targets during the game. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in some leagues if he is active.

  • Posted: 10/11/2018 1:51pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

    Huddle Up: Owners should know more on Howard's status over the next few days, but he should have a solid offensive role if he plays. He can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in some leagues if he is active.

  • Posted: 10/10/2018 3:23pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

    Huddle Up: Howard may have a chance to play this week if he does not suffer any setbacks during practice. He has posted solid numbers during the early part of the season and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end if he plays.

  • Posted: 10/1/2018 9:43am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (knee) is expected to miss two to four weeks after being diagnosed with an MCL sprain Monday, Oct. 1, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: It's another blow to the tight end position for fantasy owners, but there is some good news to be had here. The Buccaneers are on a bye in Week 5 and Cameron Brate is a capable fill-in who should be available in the majority of leagues, especially if Jameis Winston is reinstalled as the starting quarterback.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 8:51pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (knee) will have an MRI on his injured knee Monday, Oct. 1, according to a source. The team doesn't feel his injury is serious, however.

    Huddle Up: Howard checked out of Sunday's game in Chicago due to a knee injury. He was blanked on three targets before departing. The good news is he'll have the bye in Week 5 to recover.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 11:34am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (knee) suffered a knee injury in the first half of the team's Week 4 game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Sept. 30, and his return is listed as questionable.

    Huddle Up: The emerging Howard didn't have a first-half reception, and if he can't go, fellow TE Cameron Brate will see more looks with the Bucs in full-scale catch-up mode down 35-3.

  • Posted: 9/24/2018 8:44pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard posted six receptions for 72 yards on eight targets in the Week 3 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, Sept. 24.

    Huddle Up: Howard took a shot in the back in the second half, so that's something to watch heading into the upcoming week. He didn't leave the game, however. He has posted 11 catches for 222 yards and one score through three games to serve as a decent low-end TE1. The Bucs travel to meet the Bears in Week 4.

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 10:21pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught three of his four targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Howard did the bulk of his damage on a 75-yard catch-and-run, shedding a tackle shortly after the catch and outracing the defense for the final 60 or so yards. The second-year tight end is definitely showing off his big-play skills through two weeks - averaging 30 yards per catch - but he's only seen six targets thus far even though Cameron Brate has been a non-factor. He'll be on the TE1 borderline against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 1:43pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught two passes for 54 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Howard made the most of his limited targets and should continue to be a reliable target for Ryan Fitzpatrick. He probably should be considered a No. 2 tight end in most leagues in Week 2.

  • Posted: 7/8/2018 8:15pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught five of his six targets for 157 yards and two touchdowns on deep passes last year, according to Pro Football Focus.

    Huddle Up: Howard's big-play upside is undeniable, and the only thing standing between him and TE1 status is more targets. Cameron Brate is still lurking, but Howard's role should only grow. At worst, he's a high-end TE2.

  • Posted: 6/17/2018 1:18pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard 'showed how versatile and explosive he can be during minicamp,' according to Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times.

    Huddle Up: Howard caught 26 passes for 432 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie, and a strong case can be made Tampa Bay used him much too often as a blocker and not nearly often enough as a receiver in 2017. While Cameron Brate figures to remain a factor in the red zone for the foreseeable future, Howard is too talented not to become one of the top 10 tight ends in the league early in his career. It could happen as soon as this season. He's well worth investing in as a high-upside TE2 late in drafts.

  • Posted: 5/3/2018 7:35pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) said Thursday, May 3, that he is fully recovered from the ankle injury that shortened his rookie season.

    Huddle Up: Howard was inconsistent as a rookie, but he has also flashed his upside as a receiver. He'll be a must-own TE2 to start 2018.

  • Posted: 4/23/2018 11:00pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard has the potential to 'take a big leap' in his second year, according to head coach Dirk Koetter, who added that 'there are so, so many little things that he can do better.'

    Huddle Up: Howard registered 26 catches for 432 yards and six scores across 14 ballgames in his rookie campaign before missing the final two with an ankle injury. Other than his touchdowns, more was expected from the 2017 first-round draft pick, but as Koetter said, if he improves on the little things, there could be an immense jump from Howard. That being said, it's worth at least having him on fantasy rosters as a TE2 just for his high ceiling alone.

  • Posted: 12/19/2017 11:39am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) is expected to be placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 19. Howard left early in Week 15 with an ankle injury.

    Huddle Up: Howard's impressive rookie season appears to be over, but he made his mark after a slow start. His ceiling is limited as long as Cameron Brate is in town, but Howard has TE1 potential as one of the most talented tight ends in the NFL.

  • Posted: 12/18/2017 10:58pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard finished with one 30-yard reception that went for a touchdown, before leaving due to injury, in the team's Week 15 defeat Monday, Dec. 18, against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Howard has finally emerged with some consistency in recent weeks, but his ankle injury could be a real setback in terms of how he finishes up his rookie season, as the Bucs could opt to play it safe and keep him out with nothing to play for. Cameron Brate was productive in his absence and will be someone to consider deploying if Howard remains sidelined.

  • Posted: 12/18/2017 6:59pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) is out for the rest of the game Monday, Dec. 18, against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: That's an unfortunate blow for owners relying on Howard in their fantasy playoff matchup, but the rookie out of Alabama was at least able to contribute a 30-yard touchdown catch before departing. Interestingly, teammate Cameron Brate (knee) also had to exit the Monday night affair due to injury.

  • Posted: 12/18/2017 6:40pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) left the game Monday, Dec. 18, versus the Atlanta Falcons due to an ankle injury. He's questionable to return to the contest.

    Huddle Up: Howard has finally been starting to show some consistency, recording more than 50 receiving yards in three of the last four games entering Week 15, so this would be a tough blow if he has to miss any time. Fortunately, he did at least make one big contribution before departing, hauling in his only target for a 30-yard touchdown.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @NO 2 2 54 0
2 PHI 4 3 96 1
3 PIT 8 6 72 0
4 @CHI 3 0 0 0
6 @ATL 4 4 62 1
7 CLE 9 5 67 0
8 @CIN 4 4 68 1
9 @CAR 6 4 53 2
10 WAS 2 1 15 0
11 @NYG 6 5 78 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
2 CHI 3 1 17 0
3 @MIN 1 1 12 0
4 NYG 4 2 63 1
5 NE 1 0 0 0
6 @ARI 3 1 15 0
7 @BUF 6 6 98 2
8 CAR 2 2 16 0
9 @NO 2 1 6 0
10 NYJ 0 0 0 0
11 @MIA 4 3 52 1
12 @ATL 4 3 52 0
13 @GB 2 1 17 0
14 DET 6 4 54 1
15 ATL 1 1 30 1

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