CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 04:  O.J. Howard #80 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scores against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

3 Fantasy Football Streaming Replacements for OJ Howard Following Season-Ending Injury

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After suffering a right ankle sprain in last Sunday's Week 11 matchup with the New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2018-19 season. As your fantasy football late-season pushes into the playoffs, here are three potential TE replacement options for Howard in Week 12 and beyond.  

3. Benjamin Watson, New Orleans Saints (46.1 percent owned)

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Anytime you have a player that catches passes from any position on the other end of Drew Brees' passes, you have a shot at some serious fantasy production. However, Watson has been hit or miss over the past four weeks. In Week 7 and Week 9, Watson hauled in 105 receiving yards on nine receptions with two touchdowns. But in Week 8 and 10, he combined for just one reception and a single yard. 

2. Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9 percent owned)

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Replacing Howard with Brate seems like a no brainer with the direct correlation between the two playing the same position for the Buccaneers. Not to mention, Bucs QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched this Sunday for Jameis Winston and Brate's chemistry with Winston is far superior than with Fitzpatrick under center for Tampa. 

1. Jeff Heuerman, Denver Broncos (21.1 percent owned)

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Heuerman actually posted the two best game of his entire 2018-19 season in back-to-back performances heading into Week 11. The Broncos TE reeled in two touchdown passes, 11 receptions and 87 total receiving yards across those two games. Heuerman's fantasy stock appears to be trending in the right direction. 


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