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 8 23 23 16 291 23.3 4 0 0 0 1 291 4 0 4 3

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 2 6 6 5 150 30.0 1 0 0 0 0 150 1 0 2 1

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 6:53pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard ended up with four receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 14 against the Detroit Lions.

    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

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught three passes for 52 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12.

    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

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard posted three receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Miami Dolphins. He was targeted four times.

    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

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard posted just one grab for six yards on two targets in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints. To make matters worse, Howard also lost a fumble.

    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

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard picked up two receptions for 16 yards on his two targets in Week 8 against the Carolina Panthers.

    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

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught all six of his targets for 98 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-27 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 7.

    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

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught two passes for 63 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown, in a 25-23 win over the New York Giants Sunday, Oct. 1.

    Huddle Up: Howard flashed his athleticism, but with just four catches in three games, he only needs to be owned in keeper leagues currently.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @NO 2 2 54 0
2 PHI 4 3 96 1

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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