O.J. Howard is Projected to Have a Better Fantasy Season in 2019

2018 FANTASY RECAP AND POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR 2019

O.J. Howard had a good, but not elite, year in fantasy. He was the #233 ranked fantasy player this season and the #10 TE. He would be in the elite class of TEs if he had played more games. Based on average fantasy points he was the #5 TE. He showed an upward trajectory as the season went on. He averaged 9.4 FPs in his first 3 games and 10.4 FP in his final 4 games. Given his youth, he should be able to continue showing improvement next season. He averaged 8.8 FPs, but on any given day his projected ceiling is as high as 17 fantasy points. O.J. Howard (2019 Season Projection: 63 Rec, 930 Yards, 7.3 TDs) is projected to improve in the upcoming season. His rank based on total projected fantasy points has him as the #3 player at his position.

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STATISTICAL IMPROVEMENT OVER LAST SEASON

As a young player he improved as you would like. His average Fantasy points increased by 49% this season.

SEASON TREND20182017
Fantasy Points8876
FP Average8.85.9
Regular Season GP1013

PAST FANTASY PERFORMANCE (2017 TO 2018)

O.J. Howard only saw the field in 10 games in 2018. But based on his per game average, he would have been the #5 TE and is therefore someone to consider if there are no lingering concerns. In 2017 he averaged 5.8 FP per game. Based on total fantasy production he was the #17 fantasy TE. His TE rank based on average fantasy points is #11 so if he can play a full season his value is on the rise. He is relatively weaker than stronger in more categories. The strengths are bolded below.

2017-2018FPRECRECYDRECTDRECTARGETRUSHYDRUSHTDFUML
Stats (23 Games)162609971187002
TE Rank#11#24#13#7#25#138#138#78
Average Stats72.643.30.483.8000.1
TE Rank (Averages)#7#27#10#5#30#1#1#80
2018 SeasonFPRECRECYDRECTDRECTARGETRUSHYDRUSHTDFUML
Stats (10 Games)8634565548000
TE Rank#10#19#14#7#23#124#124#1
Average Stats8.63.456.50.54.8000
TE Rank (Averages)#5#17#4#3#19#1#1#1
2017 SeasonFPRECRECYDRECTDRECTARGETRUSHYDRUSHTDFUML
Stats (13 Games)7526432639002
TE Rank#17#29#20#7#31#99#99#52
Average Stats5.8233.20.463000.2
TE Rank (Averages)#11#29#17#7#35#1#1#55

DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

He averaged 11.5 FD points and 13.4 DK points per game. We used his second highest game as his ceiling and second lowest as his floor. On DraftKings his floor was 7.4 and on FanDuel it was 6.4 fantasy points. He had a relatively high ceiling. On DraftKings it was 18.6 and on FanDuel it was 17.1 FPs. He has had more good FanDuel games (exceed average by 20%) than bad games (20% below average), and the same was true on DraftKings.

GameFD Pts (Sal)Good or BadDK Pts (Sal)Good or Bad
All11.5 ($5.8K)4 G, 3 B13.4 ($3.9K)4 G, 2 B
11/18 @NYG10.3 ($6.3K)--12.8 ($4.9K)--
11/11 WAS2 ($6.5K)-9.52.5 ($5.3K)-10.9
11/4 @CAR19.3 ($6K)+7.821.3 ($4.3K)+7.9
10/28 @CIN14.8 ($5.8K)+3.316.8 ($3.9K)+3.4
10/21 CLE9.2 ($5.8K)-2.311.7 ($3.6K)--
10/14 @ATL14.2 ($5.5K)+2.716.2 ($3.5K)+2.8
9/24 PIT10.2 ($5.4K)--13.2 ($3.2K)--
9/16 PHI17.1 ($5.4K)+5.618.6 ($3.2K)+5.2
9/9 @NO6.4 ($5.4K)-5.17.4 ($3.1K)-6