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Posted: 7/8/2018 8:15pm ET
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Posted: 12/10/2017 6:53pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard has all the tools to be a TE1 going forward, but he has had to share the wealth with Cameron Brate. The rookie is starting to push ahead of Brate on the depth chart and he could be a fantasy stud in 2018 and beyond.
Posted: 11/26/2017 1:33pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard has recorded 104 yards and one touchdown over the last two games and has been more involved in the passing game recently. He should be considered a No. 2 tight end in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/19/2017 5:33pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard has shown glimpses of brilliance in the past, but then fantasy owners flock to pick him up only to be disappointed. Wait to see more consistency on a week-to-week basis before trusting him again. The Falcons host the Buccaneers in Week 12.
Posted: 11/5/2017 5:02pm ET
Huddle Up: And for the second straight week, we reiterate that all of the talk in the Twitterverse about the rookie emerging as a TE1 in all fantasy leagues was premature. He is a TE2 at best, and at this rate he is lucky to be considered that.
Posted: 10/29/2017 1:54pm ET
Huddle Up: There has been talk in the Twittersphere that Howard might be trusted as a TE1 in fantasy leagues, but that's a bit premature. As long as Cameron Brate (who led the team in receiving yardage Sunday) is healthy, Howard remains a No. 2 option in most fantasy formats.
Posted: 10/22/2017 6:30pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard's TE1 upside was on full display in this one, but week-to-week consistency is likely to elude Howard with Cameron Brate continuing to play well in his own right.
Posted: 10/1/2017 8:54pm ET
Huddle Up: Howard flashed his athleticism, but with just four catches in three games, he only needs to be owned in keeper leagues currently.
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