O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $3,600
Howard has impressed this season when on the field. Jameis Winston seems to have transitioned Howard into being his security blanket in 2018. In Week 6 against the Atlanta Falcons, Howard caught four balls for 62 yards and a touchdown. Even with a knee injury that has hampered his overall fantasy production this season, Howard has still found a way to be productive even though he’s hasn’t always been fully healthy.
We all know that the Falcons defense is in complete shambles this season. Every one that faces them usually has a decent game. Howard is no fluke going forward. He has proven when healthy that he is becoming Winston’s favorite target. In the four games that he has suited up for, Howard has totaled 284 receiving yards and two touchdowns. His 21 targets let’s us know he will be targeted every week at least five times.
Howard has already been playing over Cameron Brate, which is a huge win for his fantasy owners. Howard has a really nice price tag heading into Week 7 and will no doubt see plenty of volume against the Cleveland Browns at home. The Browns have been a surprise as they have been a more competitive opponent in 2018. Tampa Bay will look to emulate Los Angeles and get on top of the young team early.
The Browns defense, however, has allowed 406.5 yards per game. Their 138.2 rushing yards per game is an eye-popping stat. If the Bucs can get their stagnant run game going, which they should, then Howard will see nothing but green grass ahead of him on Sunday. The Browns also allow 25.2 points per game which boasts well for this Tampa Bay offense who can score big.
Prediction: 65 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns