O.J. Howard
Tight EndTE
Alabama Crimson Tide
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for O.J. Howard in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Two receptions in SEC Championship
TEAlabama
December 4, 2016
Howard had two catches for 41 yards Saturday in the SEC Championship against Florida.
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Howard had yet another underwhelming regular season, hauling in 37 balls for 445 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged a career-worst 12 yards per catch. Still, he had 208 yards and two touchdowns in the National Championship last season, so the best could still be yet to come for Howard as the Tide cruise into yet another playoff.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
The tight end position isn't one that's seen much prominence in the passing game for Alabama in recent years, but that approach could change a bit with Howard's arrival. He's a consensus five-star recruit with seam-stretching ability at tight end who could do some damage downfield as defenses crash against Alabama's playaction. With a relatively tame passing game and a lot of talented receivers to steal targets, however, it's difficult to see how Howard will make a predictable impact as a freshman, though he has the talent to do so.
One of the bigger surprises in all of pre-draft season was Howard returning to the Tide after putting on one of the greatest individual performances ever in a title game. After a relatively quiet junior campaign, Howard torched Clemson for 208 yards and two touchdowns on just five catches. Not only were those numbers eye-popping, but the accompanying film led people to believe that he could’ve been the top tight end taken in the 2016 draft. Regardless, Howard will be back in an Alabama uniform this season. While Howard’s title game heroics would lead one to believe he’ll be a key factor in the Tide offense, that’s truly no guarantee. Howard has been underutilized each of the past three seasons despite averaging well over 15 yards per reception in each campaign. When Howard is targeted, look out; he caught 80% of his 47 targets for 602 yards -- a 15.8 YPR mark backed up by an astounding 12.8 yards per target. Howard may be the best pro prospect at his position, but Alabama’s offense and its tendencies to not heavily target its tight ends limits his fantasy upside for this season relative to his actual talent.
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Snags five passes in triumph
TEAlabama
November 27, 2016
Howard caught five passes for 45 yards against Auburn on Saturday.
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Six catches in rout
TEAlabama
November 13, 2016
Howard caught six passes for 77 yards against Mississippi State on Saturday.
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Leading receiver in win
TEAlabama
October 22, 2016
Howard caught eight passes for 69 yards and a touchdown Saturday against Texas A&M.
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Just two catches in win
TEAlabama
October 4, 2016
Howard caught two passes for 13 yards Saturday against Kentucky.
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Scores touchdown in romp
TEAlabama
September 24, 2016
Howard caught three passes for 60 yards and a touchdown Saturday against Kent State.
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