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O.J. Howard
ADP: N/A
Bye: 6
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 28.0
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 251
40 Time: 4.51
Speed Score: 123.90
SPARQx (Rank): 123.10 (90%)
Burst Score (Rank): 113.00 (31%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.01 (96%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.23 (88%)

Injury PredictorO.J. Howard's Injury Guide

Very High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022

88%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

11.7%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

2.80

Durability

2

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 16, 2013 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1
Dec 18, 2017 NFL 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 18, 2018 NFL 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 NFL 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.
Oct 23, 2019 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Howard was limited in Buccaneers' practice due to a hamstring injury ahead of the game against Titans. He missed two games due to an injury
Oct 4, 2020 NFL Pedal Achilles Tear Grade 3 Howard suffered a ruptured Achilles during the Bucs' Week 4 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. He missed the rest of the season

Basic StatsO.J. Howard's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need To Know:

  • Howard’s career has been on a steady decline since a 26-432-6 rookie year.
  • In 2020, Howard missed most of the season with a torn Achilles’.
  • He appeared in all 17 games in 2021 but wasn’t a difference-maker. He posted only 1 fantasy-worthy line (6-49-1) and it came with Rob Gronkowski inactive.
  • Howard was out-snapped by Cameron Brate in 2021, 39.6% to 30.8%. Brate out-targeted him by 36.
  • Buffalo signed Howard to a reasonable 1-year, $3.5 million deal in mid-March.
  • The former 1st-round pick makes for a worthwhile real-life gamble for the Bills. But he’ll enter a camp battle with Dawson Knox as the clear underdog.
  • In 2021, Buffalo ran 2-TE sets only 6% of the time — a league-low.
  • Howard’s a pure talent upgrade to the unit, and it’s worth noting that new OC Ken Dorsey took over for Brian Daboll.
  • Buffalo projects for top-5 pass volume once again. But their pass catching corps remains deep, headlined by Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis.
  • According to The Athletic's Joe Buscaglia. "Howard just hasn’t been a good pass catcher so far," Buscaglia writes. "Although he’s a good blocker, he’s not the best mover on routes..."

Draft Sharks Bottom Line

Howard’s fresh start begins this year with the Bills. Playing on a 1-year deal, he’ll be plenty motivated to get back to his early-career form.

But barring massive TD production — or a Dawson Knox injury — Howard isn’t likely to see enough targets to escape TE2 range. He does bring some appeal late in 28-round FFPC (TE premium) drafts.

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Brevin Jordan questionable for Week 7

Texans TE Brevin Jordan (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Raiders. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday, though, so we’re expecting him to play. Jordan will join O.J. Howard and Jordan Akins in Houston’s TE corps.

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Texans TE Brevin Jordan (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Jaguars. TE Pharaoh Brown was released earlier this week, so it’ll be O.J. Howard and Jordan Akins at TE on Sunday.

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Texans TE Brevin Jordan (ankle) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Bears. TE Pharoah Brown (shoulder) is listed as questionable but put in a full practice on Friday and should play. We'll see if TE O.J. Howard gets a bigger role against Chicago, but you should avoid this situation in fantasy lineups.

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Texans TE Brevin Jordan (ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He's in danger of missing this weekend's game vs. the Bears. TE Pharaoh Brown also missed Thursday's practice with a shoulder issue. Houston might be down to O.J. Howard as its top TE on Sunday.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski is "considered a game-time decision" for today's game against the Saints. "One source described optimism" for Gronk's chances of playing, Rapoport adds.

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