Rashard Higgins Fantasy Football News 2019

Browns WR Rashard Higgins is inactive for tonight's game against the Jets. He's dealing with a knee injury that limited his practice participation all week.

Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee) is questionable for Monday night's game against the Jets after a limited week of practice. If he can't go, former Titan Taywan Taylor could get a shot at #3 WR duties. It's obviously a situation to avoid outside of the 1-game DFS slate.

Browns WR Rashard Higgins has been working with the 1st team in camp so far, ahead of 2nd-year WR Antonio Callaway, according to Scott Patsko of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Even when Odell Beckham missed team drills Monday, Derrick Willies and Jaelen Strong reportedly stepped in for 1st-team reps over Callaway. The Browns' #3 WR spot will likely only matter in deep fantasy football leagues, but it's worth noting that Higgins looks like the early favorite -- especially after Callaway flashed some deep-ball abilities as a 4th-round rookie.

Browns WRs Antonio Callaway (ankle) and Rashard Higgins (knee) are active for today’s game against the Chiefs. We’ll be curious to see how these guys and Damion Ratley are deployed behind Jarvis Landry. One or 2 of them could have a nice fantasy day in what figures to be a pass-heavy game from the Browns as they try to keep up with Patrick Mahomes and Co.

The Browns believe WRs Antonio Callaway (ankle) and Rashard Higgins (knee) will be able to play today against the Chiefs, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Both will test things out pregame but should be in the lineup. Neither looks like a strong fantasy option for Week 9, but Higgins is worth a stash in a situation that could quickly find him the #2 WR behind Jarvis Landry.

Browns WRs Antonio Callaway (ankle) and Rashard Higgins (knee) are listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Chiefs. Higgins was limited in practice this week, while Callaway was added to the injury report on Thursday and sidelined on Friday. We’ll find out these guys’ statuses by noon ET on Sunday, but it’s a situation to avoid in Week 9 fantasy lineups.

Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee) is out for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. Derek Willies, who was slated to step in as the #3 WR, was added to the injury report Friday and is listed as questionable with a shoulder. His absence would leave Rod Streater as Cleveland’s #3 WR.

Browns WR Rashard Higgins has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL and is considered week-to-week, HC Hue Jackson said Monday. Higgins' absence will leave undrafted rookie Derrick Willies as Cleveland's #3 WR behind Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway. Look for Landry, Callaway and David Njoku to dominate targets.

Browns WR Rashard Higgins injured his knee in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Ravens and is doubtful to return. We'll update his status when we learn more.

The Browns will release WR Josh Gordon on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Here's the statement from GM John Dorsey: "For the past six years, the Browns have fully supported and invested in Josh, both personally and professionally and wanted the best for him, but unfortunately we've reached a point where we feel it's best to part ways and move forward. We wish Josh well." This is a stunning turn after Gordon opened the season on the active roster and played more than expected in Week 1. His Week 2 deactivation -- reportedly for a hamstring injury -- may have been the last straw. We'll see if there's more to this story. It's hard to imagine another team taking on the Gordon headache at this point ... but talent is always attractive. In Cleveland, Rashard Higgins could see the biggest role growth the rest of the way vs. preseason expectations.

Update: Schefter reports that "multiple league sources" expect the Browns to trade Gordon by Monday instead.

Browns WR Antonio Callaway was pulled over and cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license at 2:59 a.m. this past Sunday, according to ESPN's Tony Grossi. That'd be less than 24 hours before Cleveland traded away WR Corey Coleman. Callaway had a prime opportunity to capture the #3 WR gig but is now likely looking at a suspension -- especially considering his checkered past. His time at Florida included arrests for sexual assault and marijuana possession, plus a year-long suspension for his involvement in a credit card fraud scheme. Callaway also failed his drug test at the Combine. We'll see what the league decides here, but it's tough to use a draft pick on the rookie at this point. Rashard Higgins is next up on the Browns' depth chart if Callaway misses time.

The Browns have placed WR Corey Coleman (hand) on IR, knocking him out for at least the next 8 weeks. He's only worth stashing in dynasty/keeper leagues and deep redrafts. Coleman's absence leaves Rashard Higgins, Kenny Britt and Ricardo Louis as Cleveland's top 3 WRs.

X-rays confirmed that Browns WR Corey Coleman broke his hand in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. We haven't seen a timetable for return yet, but Coleman missed 6 weeks with the same injury last year. Expect something similar this time around. He could re-emerge as a fantasy asset over the 2nd half of the season but is droppable in shallower fantasy leagues. Coleman's injury is theoretically a big opportunity for Kenny Britt, but he's been invisible through 2 games. WR Rashard Higgins led the team with 11 targets, 7 catches and 95 yards in Week 2. He's worth a look in deeper leagues.

Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) missed practice again on Thursday. He's starting to look extremely iffy for this weekend's game against the Bengals. That'd leave Cleveland with WRs Andrew Hawkins and rookies Ricardo Louis, Rashard Higgins and Jordan Payton. TE Gary Barnidge and RB Duke Johnson would be good bets to see increased volume.

The Browns selected WR Rashard Higgins in the 5th round, the 4th WR they've drafted.  Higgins posted a massive 96-1,750-17 line at Colorado State in 2014 but dropped to 74-1,061-8 this past year.  He really hurt his draft stock by running a 4.64-second 40-yard dash at 6'1, 196 pounds.  Higgins' SPARQ score is in the 4th percentile among WRs, making him a long shot to emerge as a fantasy asset.  There's at least opportunity in Cleveland, though, and Higgins is at least a good route runner with reliable hands.

 
 
 

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