4. O.J. Howard, Buccaneers (Sleeper)
Injuries may have been the only reason why Howard didn’t have a breakout season last year. Tampa’s quarterback issues didn’t exactly help, but even with just 10 games and eight starts in 2018, Howard surpassed the numbers he posted from his rookie season when he started 14 games. He was also among the top-10 tight ends in points per game, just not total fantasy points due to the missed time.
If he can stay healthy in 2019, there’s every chance the former Alabama tight end becomes one of the elite pass-catching tight ends in the NFL. With DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries out of the picture, the Bucs will rely on Howard a lot more, and he should be up for the challenge. Obviously, part of Howard’s success hinges on Jameis Winston having a bounce-back season, but with decent quarterback play, Howard could be a top-5 fantasy tight end.