2019 NFL Draft Guide Player Profile: O.J. Howard
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at O.J. Howard to let fantasy football owners know what to expect from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE during the 2019 NFL season.
After appearing in 14 games in his rookie season, Tampa Bay tight end O.J. Howard was limited to just 10 games in 2018, but what a 10 games they were! He hurt his foot/ankle in Week 11 last season, and never returned to action. However, in four less games, he increased his reception and yardage totals, nearly replicated his touchdown production, and continued to be one of the more dynamic tight ends in terms of getting down the field. At face value, his overall statistical production may not be overwhelming, compared to the likes of other great tight ends, but on a historical level, Howard has actually been tremendous.
Since the merger, his 11 touchdowns in his first two professional seasons place him in the top 10 of all tight ends. Furthermore, no tight end has more yards per reception AND yards per target than Howard. No tight end. EVER. His 16.6 yards per reception in each of his first two seasons is excellent, and he’s one of the few tight ends in the league with the...