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O.J.
Howard
College Alabama
Team Tampa Bay Buccaneers
80TE
6'6"Height
251Weight
25Age
4Exp
7Bye
O.J. Howard's Fantasy Scouting Report

SCOUT ANALYST TAKE

O.J. Howard has showed glimpses of why he was the 19th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, but this is the year that he puts it all together. In 10 games last season, Howard had 34 catches for 565 yards and 5TDs. SportsLine projects a big year from Howard this season and have him with 63 catches for 930 yards and 7TDs. Howard's projected totals are higher than those of George Kittle, Jared Cook, and Evan Engram. Howard was on track for over 900 yards last season before going down with a foot injury, so those projections make sense. New HC Bruce Arians' offense hasn't been known for TE usage, but the 6'6" Howard has the speed to play some receiver and lineup in different spots. WRs DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries are gone from a season ago which should lead to Howards and another possible breakout player, Chris Godwin, getting more targets, and the Bucs should have a pass-heavy offense with no proven running backs on their roster. If healthy, I think Howard could be the third best TE this season behind Ertz and Kelce

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect O.J. Howard to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 134 projected fantasy points puts him at #4 behind George Kittle and ahead of Jared Cook. He has averaged 8.65 fantasy points in his past 10 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 8.4 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 93%, he is the #6 most highly owned tight end. O.J. Howard is expected to improve on last season's #10 fantasy position rank.

O.J. HOWARD WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

O.J. Howard is projected for 8.5 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #5 ranked tight end and a must start for most owners. This is a typical week for him with a FP projection that is the same as his projected per game average over the rest of the season. He is ranked above Evan Engram but behind Jared Cook. Week 2 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#4). He is projected for 8.8 fantasy points.

O.J. HOWARD IS A BETTER VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $6.5K THAN ON DRAFTKINGS AT $5K

He is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 10.3 FD points and is worth +$722 more than $6.5K on FD. On DK he is projected for 12.8 points and is worth -$129 less than $5K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGGSRECYDSAVGLGTD20+40+1ST
2019TB14143445913.503318023
2018TB1083456516.6275511128
2017TB14142643216.625869119
Career (3 Seasons)383694145615.49751228270
YEARTEAMGGSATTYDSAVGLGTD1ST
2019TB1414000.00000
2018TB108000.00000
2017TB1414000.00000
Career (3 Seasons)3836000.00-12700
2019 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
DECEMBER GAMES51622614.1001062.550
NOVEMBER GAMES355711.41148010
OCTOBER GAMES23451500266.710
SEPTEMBER GAMES41013113.10077010
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
OTHER DAYS (NON MON/SUN)234615.300266.700
SUNDAY GAMES123141313.3112167.780
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
WINS72127012.9111466.760
LOSSES71318914.500969.220
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
HOME GAMES8202991511147050
ROAD GAMES61416011.400964.330
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
Bank of America Stadium100---000---00
Ford Field144611.50037510
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum13331100266.700
Mercedes-Benz Stadium11101000110000
Mercedes-Benz Superdome11101000110000
Raymond James Stadium71826414.7111372.240
TIAA Bank Field156112.20024020
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium123517.50015010
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
vs Arizona Cardinals144711.81137510
vs Atlanta Falcons21101000110000
vs Carolina Panthers223517.50015010
vs Detroit Lions144611.50037510
vs Houston Texans134615.300266.700
vs Indianapolis Colts147318.30037520
vs Jacksonville Jaguars156112.20024020
vs Los Angeles Rams13331100266.700
vs New Orleans Saints21101000110000
vs New York Giants13662200310010
vs San Francisco 49ers143280025000
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
BRISK (41-60 DEGREES)100---000---00
HOT WEATHER >= 8037981400571.410
WARM (61-79 DEGREES)72129514111361.960
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
INDOOR GAMES36661100583.310
OUTDOOR GAMES112839314111864.370
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
ON ARTIFICIAL SURFACES36661100583.310
ON GRASS FIELDS112839314111864.370
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
MARGIN 0-771524216.111128040
MARGIN 15+41214011.700758.330
MARGIN 8-1437771100457.110
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
FIRST HALF SEASON61317613.500969.220
SECOND HALF SEASON82128313.5111466.760
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
OUTSIDE OWN DIVISION83040413.5112066.770
VS OWN DIVISION645513.80037510
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
VS AFC TEAMS3121801500758.340
VS NFC TEAMS112227912.7111672.740
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
FOURTH QUARTER WITHIN 701272700110010
LAST TWO MINUTES OF HALF08881111787.520
FOURTH DOWN000---000---00
FIRST DOWN010190191199050
BEHIND BY 1-TO-8 POINTS0913615.100777.820
BEHIND BY 9-TO-16 POINTS07981411571.420
OPP 19-1 - BY YARD LINE04379.31125000
OPP 49-20 - BY YARD LINE01016416.40088040
THIRD DOWN041640025000
TIED043280012510
SECOND DOWN02025312.700126030
OWN 21-50 - BY YARD LINE01722413.2001164.740
OVERTIME000---000---00
OWN 1-20 - BY YARD LINE033411.300266.700
BEHIND01623414.611127540
ATTEMPTS 31+000---000---00
3RD QUARTER0810713.400562.510
4TH QUARTER034113.700310010
2ND QUARTER01520913.9111173.340
2ND HALF01114813.500872.720
1ST HALF02331113.5111565.260
1ST QUARTER0810212.80045020
AHEAD01419313.8001071.430
AHEAD BY 1-TO-8 POINTS068714.500466.710
ATTEMPTS 11-THROUGH-20000---000---00
ATTEMPTS 21-THROUGH-30000---000---00
ATTEMPTS 1-THROUGH-10000---000---00
AS STARTER000---000---00
AHEAD BY 9-TO-16 POINTS04641600410010
OVERALL143445913.5112367.680
2019 Game Log
WKDATEOPPRESULTTARRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETDRUATTRUYDRUAVGRULGRUTDFL
109/08SFL31-1754328.00150000001
209/12@CARW20-14000000000000
309/22NYGL32-31436622.00300000000
409/29@LARW55-40333311.00140000000
510/06@NOL31-24211010.00100000000
610/13CARL37-26423517.50300000000
*810/27@TENL27-23000000000000
*911/03@SEAL40-34000000000000
1011/10ARIW30-27744711.75261000000
1111/17NOL34-17100000000000
1211/24@ATLW35-22211010.00100000000
1312/01@JACW28-11656112.20250000000
1412/08INDW38-35547318.25330000000
1512/15@DETW38-17744611.50250000000
1612/21HOUL23-20734615.33180000000
1712/29ATLL28-22000000000000
* Indicates player did not play that week