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Tyler Higbee
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#8 Tight End

108 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 11
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 28
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 249
40 Time: 4.77

2021 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#8 Tight End

108 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 63 728 6 0

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3d Projection

High Floor

87.5

DS Projection

108

Consensus

38 other sites
101.5

Med Ceiling

131.8

Ceiling Likelihood

High
How likely they will reach their ceiling projection

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Higbee posted a 44-521-5 line in 15 games last year. He missed Week 7 with a hand injury.
  • He finished 24th among TEs in PPR points per game; 17th in non-PPR.
  • 22.5% of his PPR production came in a 3-TD outing vs. the Eagles in Week 2.
  • Higbee had 1 other top-5 weekly finish but scored as a top-12 TE in just 3 of his 15 outings. That rate of 20% ranked just 29th at the position.
  • Higbee was efficient last year. Among 35 TEs with 40+ targets, Higbee ranked …
    • 5th in yards per target
    • 7th in yards per route run
    • 15th in Pro Football Focus’ receiving grades
  • Higbee shared TE duties with Gerald Everett last year. In their 15 games together, Higbee out-targeted Everett 60 to 57. Higbee ran 322 pass routes to Everett’s 266.
  • Everett signed with the Seahawks in free agency. The only addition the Rams made at TE was 4th-round rookie Jacob Harris. 2020 4th-rounder Brycen Hopkins and blocker Johnny Mundt return.
  • Higbee should soak up a big chunk of the 62 total targets Everett leaves behind.
    • Rams TEs totaled just 88 and 85 targets in HC Sean McVay’s first 2 seasons. That’s climbed to 156 and 126 the past 2 years. Expect something between those 2 extremes in 2021.
  • We saw Higbee for 5 games without Everett back in 2019. The results were massive, with Higbee posting the following lines:
    • 7-107-1
    • 7-116
    • 12-111
    • 9-104
    • 8-84-1
  • He led all TEs in PPR and non-PPR points over that stretch.
  • The Rams got a likely QB upgrade this offseason, going from Jared Goff to Matt Stafford. Stafford has earned a higher Pro Football Focus passing grade than Goff in 2 straight seasons and 3 of the last 4.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Higbee was a fantasy disappointment last year because he shared TE duties with Gerald Everett.

Everett is gone now. And when we got Higbee without Everett for 5 games back in 2019, Higbee led all TEs in fantasy points.

He also gets a likely QB upgrade this season, with the Rams going from Jared Goff to Matt Stafford.

Add it all up and Higbee is a good bet for TE1 production -- with a ceiling that climbs into the top 5.

 

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Rams TE Tyler Higbee (elbow) is active for today’s game against the 49ers. He’ll continue splitting TE duties with Gerald Everett.

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Rams TE Tyler Higbee (elbow) did not practice all week. He’s listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the 49ers, and HC Sean McVay labeled him a game-time decision. But fantasy owners shouldn’t be counting on Higbee this week. His absence would turn TE Gerald Everett into a viable spot starter.

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Rams TE Tyler Higbee is dealing with an elbow injury, HC Sean McVay said Wednesday. This doesn't sound like a serious issue, but Higbee's status will be worth monitoring over the next few days. His absence would make TE Gerald Everett a viable Week 12 streamer vs. the 49ers.

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Rams TE Tyler Higbee (hand) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins. He wasn’t a reliable fantasy option before this injury and obviously won’t be at 100% today. Higbee’s presence knocks TE Gerald Everett out of consideration, though.

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Rams TE Tyler Higbee (hand) is "pushing to play" against the Dolphins today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "But with the bye coming up and Johnny Mundt filling in capably, it might make sense to rest Higbee again and let him heal. Higbee could sit for those reasons," Rapoport adds. We'll get Higbee's official status around 11:30 am ET. TE Gerald Everett will be a viable spot starter if Higbee is inactive after posting a 4-28-1 line on 5 targets last week.

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