O.J. Howard reaches the end zone against the Cleveland Browns
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a ton of pass catching weapons in their lineup. There’s Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and Chris Godwin. However, O.J. Howard is quickly establishing himself as a force.
His combination of size, speed and toughness make him a matchup nightmare. The Buccaneers are just starting to scratch the surface of how they can use this tight end.
One area he needs to see more targets is in the red zone. Most opponents put extra attention on Evans in this area which loosens coverage elsewhere. At this point in the season, Godwin has been the biggest benefactor of this situation.
However, defenses are going to start paying more attention to Godwin inside the 20. This should create better scoring opportunities for Howard.
The Buccaneers poor defensive play has forced the team to open up the offense. They are constantly cashing points and trying to outscore the opponent. This again is another positive for fantasy football owners.
Tampa Bay knows they need to score a lot of points if they hope to have a chance at a win. The fact that their offense has put up big numbers with both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston is a positive sign that this unit should continue its success.