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Rams insider Joe Curley expects TE Tyler Higbee to be 2nd in line for targets this season, behind only the newly acquired Sammy Watkins. Higbee caught just 11 balls as a rookie last year but was an intriguing prospect coming out of Western Kentucky. The converted WR goes 6'6, 249 pounds and averaged 15.5 yards per catch in 4 college seasons. Higbee has been buzzing early in training camp and has some upside in new Rams HC Sean McVay's TE-friendly offense. Curley, by the way, has rookie WR Cooper Kupp 3rd on the target totem pole and WR Robert Woods 4th.

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Rams TE Tyler Higbee has been activated from the COVID list. He figures to return for Sunday's game vs. the Vikings, although he'll carry elevated risk after missing most of the practice week.

Rams TE Tyler Higbee has been placed back on the COVID list. He, of course, missed last week's game vs. the Cardinals after a false positive test. He presumably actually tested positive this time and is now unlikely to play vs. the Seahawks on Tuesday night. With Higbee out last week, TE Kendall Blanton caught 2 of 3 targets for 29 yards.

Rams TE Tyler Higbee has been activated from the COVID list. He was forced to miss Monday night's game vs. the Cardinals due to a false positive -- a tough break for fantasy owners who needed him. Higbee will be back for Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks and could play an expanded role if WR Odell Beckham misses with his COVID.

The Rams have added TE Tyler Higbee to the COVID list, knocking him out for tonight's game against the Cardinals. That leaves Kendall Blanton and Brycen Hopkins at TE for the team. Blanton led Hopkins 5-3 in routes last week. Hopkins, however, was drafted earlier (Round 4 vs. undrafted), enjoyed the much more productive receiving career in college and brings a 75th-percentile speed score and 73rd-percentile SPARQ-x score for the position, according to PlayerProfiler.com. If you need a desperation fill-in TE, we'd go with him. Higbee has averaged just 5.2 targets per game for the year, so we don't expect his absence to significantly impact the fantasy outlook for anyone else on the team. We'll see whether he can make it back for the team's Week 15 game against Seattle.

Rams TE Tyler Higbee injured his shoulder in the 2nd quarter of Thursday night's game vs. the Seahawks and is officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: Higbee returned after missing just a few plays.

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