O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
At least for a week, word of Howard’s demise appears to have been overstated. Against the New Orleans Saints he had four catches for 36 yards and a touchdown, while Rob Gronkowski (two catches for 11 yards) played more snaps and Cameron Brate did not register a catch.
The tight end spot will be relevant in a Tom Brady-led offense when it fits, and the Buccaneers have three credible players at the position. That could (and likely will) bring a frustrating cluster for fantasy managers to navigate, but Howard has the most raw upside of the trio.
Howard is worth the longest look in leagues with tight end-premium scoring, where options can and will get thin. He’s more of a wait-and-see option in leagues with traditional scoring, but if only for depth he’s a worthy add in the deepest of those leagues
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