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O.J. Howard

O.J. Howard TE - TB

Experience: 2 YRS  
Height: 6'6"  
Weight: 251 
Bye: 5

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Bucs TE O.J. Howard (knee) is active for today’s game against the Falcons. There’s certainly a chance he’s limited after spraining an MCL 2 weeks ago. But there’s enough upside in what should be a shootout to make Howard an low-end fantasy option.

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Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard is expected to play today against the Falcons, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Howard is officially questionable with the MCL sprain that knocked him out of Week 4 early. He practiced all week, though, including a full workout Friday. He'll be a risky fantasy option on his own. Howard's return complicates the outlook, however, for Cameron Brate -- 1 of the week's most popular fantasy options at TE. There's still room or Brate to produce worthwhile fantasy numbers with Howard in the lineup, but Howard's return will likely hurt Brate's playing time. In DFS lineups, especially, you might want to pivot to someone such as Steelers TE Vance McDonald at similar prices and lower expected ownership.

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Bucs TE O.J. Howard (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Falcons. He put in a full practice on Friday, suggesting he's on track to play. We'll find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday. If Howard is active, both he and Cameron Brate will be low-end-but-high-upside fantasy plays in what should be a shootout.

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Bucs TE O.J. Howard (knee) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday. He's a week-and-a-half removed from spraining his MCL, which was reportedly a 2-4 week injury. We'd still consider Howard no better than 50/50 to play against the Falcons on Sunday, but we'll get another update tomorrow.

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Bucs TE O.J. Howard has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's the same injury and timetable as Giants TE Evan Engram. The good news for Howard is that Tampa has a Week 5 bye, so it's possible that he only misses 1 game. He's worth hanging on to in most leagues considering the dearth of fantasy-viable TEs. Between Howard's injury and the return of QB Jameis Winston, TE Cameron Brate's stock is trending up.

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Injury Predictor

Howard enters the NFL with a mostly clean injury history. He missed a game with a twisted ankle as a freshman back in 2013 but played in all 27 of Alabama's games over the past 2 years.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
1.50 5.3% 58%
4
Date Injury Analysis
Nov 18, 2018 Pedal Foot Sprain Howard suffered unspecified injuries to his right foot and ankle on the same play in the 4th quarter of Week 11 and landed on IR.
Nov 18, 2018 Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Howard sustained unspecified injuries to his right ankle and foot on the same play in the 4th quarter of Week 11. He missed the rest of the season.
Dec 18, 2017 Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Howard suffered a high ankle sprain on a blow to his right leg as he went into the end zone in the 1st quarter against the Falcons. He spent the final 2 games on IR.
Nov 16, 2013 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1

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