Tyler Higbee Injury Updates

Rams TE Tyler Higbee suffered a lung injury in Sunday's win over the Saints that had him coughing up blood, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Higbee was briefly hospitalized but isn't expected to miss much time, per Rapoport. We'll keep an eye on him this week. Higbee's absence would make TE Gerald Everett a low-end spot-start option.

Rams TE Tyler Higbee suffered a chest injury in Sunday's game against the Saints and is done for the day. A prolonged absence for him would make TE Gerald Everett a more intriguing fantasy option. We'll look for more info on Higbee's status.

Rams TE Gerald Everett is sidelined with a shoulder sprain, HC Sean McVay said. "You guys see him out here where he had a little splint. We’re going to be smart with him," McVay said. "So, he’ll probably be doing rehab and different things like that for at least the next week or so ... Fortunately, it’s not something right now that we felt like had to get fixed, but until you really go through that process you never know how it’s truly going to respond.” This doesn't sound like a serious issue, although McVay does make it seem like the team doesn't know exactly how long Everett will be out. We'll keep an eye on this one. The presence of Everett and TE Tyler Higbee make both guys tough to trust in fantasy lineups. But if either guy misses time this season, the other could become a spot-start option.

The Rams nabbed TE Tyler Higbee in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft. The Western Kentucky product is 1 of the highest-ceiling pass-catching TEs in the class. He goes 6’6, 249 pounds with WR-like athleticism, averaging 15.5 yards per catch over 4 college seasons. Higbee struggled with injuries and was charged with assault earlier this month, so there are questions that need to be answered. But he certainly has the potential to emerge as a big part of Los Angeles’ Jared Goff-led passing attack.

 
 
 

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