Tyler Higbee

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Tyler Higbee Has Unclear Timeline For Return

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (knee) suffered a torn ACL in the team's Wild Card loss to the Detroit Lions on January 14, and he has undergone surgery to repair it. However, Rams general manager Les Snead said the veteran's timeline to return is "still unclear." The 31-year-old caught 47 passes for 495 yards and two touchdowns in his eighth NFL season (2023), marking his quietest statistical year since 2018. Given his major injury late in the year, he's likely to begin the 2024 campaign on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list, which would mean he'd have to miss at least the first four games of the season. Regardless of his health, he has limited fantasy upside while sharing a field with Puka Nacua and Cooper Kupp for the foreseeable future. His peak fantasy value has likely come and gone.

Feb 28, 2024 4:37 PM EST


Tyler Higbee Tore His ACL And MCL

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (knee) tore both his ACL and MCL and will require surgery after taking a brutal low hit from Detroit Lions safety Kerby Joseph in Sunday night's wild-card playoff loss, according to head coach Sean McVay. There is no timeline for Higbee's return to on-field work, but McVay suspects that Higbee could be a candidate for the Physically Unable to Perform list in the summer during training camp. We'd be very surprised if Higbee is ready for the start of the 2024 regular season, which means that Davis Allen and Brycen Hopkins will most likely open the year splitting tight end reps for the Rams on game days. On top of his injury in the playoffs, Higbee had a disappointing regular season with 47 catches on 70 targets for 495 yards and only two touchdowns.

Jan 17, 2024 4:10 PM EST



Torn ACL Confirmed For Tyler Higbee

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (knee) suffered a torn ACL on a brutal low hit by Detroit Lions safety Kerby Joseph in Sunday's wild-card loss, according to a source after results of Higbee's MRI came back. He'll now face a big challenge to be ready for the start of next season. "I don't have no intention to hurt no body and or harm their career," Joseph wrote on social media. The 31-year-old is now highly unlikely to be ready for the start of the 2024 regular season, and Davis Allen and Brycen Hopkins should be the top two candidates that could benefit from bigger pass-catching roles at the position in LA. In his eighth year with the Rams in 2023, Higbee caught 47 of 70 targets for 495 yards and only two touchdowns in 15 games. With rookie receiver Puka Nacua breaking out immediately, it was hard for Higbee to be much more than a touchdown-dependent, low-end TE1/high-end TE2 in fantasy.

Jan 16, 2024 7:12 PM EST


Tyler Higbee Likely Has Torn ACL

An MRI exam will be done today to confirm that Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (knee) tore his right ACL on an ugly-looking hit by Detroit Lions safety Kerby Joseph in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's wild-card game. If the 31-year-old indeed has a torn ACL in his knee, he probably won't end up being ready for the start of the 2024 season this fall. Higbee remains under contract with the Rams for next season, but rookie Davis Allen could open the year as the team's primary pass-catching tight end if Higbee is still rehabbing his knee injury. In 15 regular season games in 2023, Higbee was a low-end TE1/high-end TE2 for fantasy managers and finished with 47 receptions for 495 yards and only two touchdowns on 70 targets.

Jan 15, 2024 12:03 PM EST


Tyler Higbee Officially Good To Go Versus Detroit

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (shoulder) is officially good to go for Sunday's postseason clash with the Detroit Lions. The veteran dislocated his shoulder in Week 17 and didn't suit up for the season finale versus the San Francisco 49ers. There were some doubts he wouldn't be available. But he logged three limited practice sessions ahead of this one, so he's healthy enough to get on the field. Without question, the injury could severely impact Higbee's play on the field. However, his DFS rostering cost on Sunday is a bargain, meaning he deserves consideration from those looking for a value opportunity.

Jan 14, 2024 7:41 PM EST



Tyler Higbee To Be Questionable For Wild-Card Game

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (shoulder) will be listed as questionable for the team's wild-card contest on Sunday night versus the Detroit Lions, according to head coach Sean McVay. Despite dislocating his left shoulder in Week 17 and sitting out the meaningless Week 18 regular season finale against the San Francisco 49ers, Higbee should be fine to suit up on Sunday night after putting in limited practices this week. Still, the 31-year-old could be limited in what he can do if he's indeed active on wild-card weekend, making him a risky lower-priced DFS option for the weekend slate of six games. If Higbee is limited at all, rookie Davis Allen and Brycen Hopkins could see more snaps on offense. Higbee was a touchdown-dependent, low-end TE1, at best, during the regular season and finished with 47 catches, 495 yards and just two touchdowns on 70 targets.

Jan 12, 2024 2:31 PM EST


Tyler Higbee Limited Again Thursday

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (shoulder) was limited in the team's practice on Thursday for the second straight day this week. Higbee dislocated his left shoulder in Week 17 and didn't play in the Week 18 regular season finale against the San Francisco 49ers. The 31-year-old is giving himself a shot to be active for Sunday night's wild-card playoff game against the Detroit Lions, but it doesn't mean the Rams won't label him as questionable on Friday's final report. Even if Higbee gets cleared to play on wild-card weekend, it's tough to recommend him to for DFS lineups despite a good matchup for the TE position against Detroit's defense. At best, he'll be a low-upside, touchdown-dependent tight end for fantasy managers. Rookie Davis Allen and Brycen Hopkins would share TE duties if Higbee ultimately is ruled out.

Jan 11, 2024 8:23 PM EST


Tyler Higbee Limited In First Practice Wednesday

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (shoulder) was listed as a limited practice participant on Wednesday. A dislocated left shoulder that Higbee suffered in Week 17 kept him out of practice all of last week and for the Week 18 regular season finale against the San Francisco 49ers. The fact that he's practicing at all in the first session of the week is good news, but the 31-year-old veteran tight end might have to show more to be cleared to play in Sunday's wild-card tilt against the Detroit Lions. If he cannot play this weekend, rookie Davis Allen and Brycen Hopkins would share snaps at the tight end position. If Higbee plays, he'll be a risky DFS play coming off a pretty serious injury, even at his $3,400 price tag on Draft Kings, even in a favorable matchup against Detroit's defense.

Jan 10, 2024 7:45 PM EST


Tyler Higbee Won't Play In Week 18

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (shoulder) is officially inactive for Week 18 versus the San Francisco 49ers. He had been listed as doubtful and was trending in the wrong direction after missing three consecutive practices. Davis Allen will step up as the Rams' top tight end, but he remains off the fantasy radar considering Los Angeles is starting Carson Wentz at quarterback.

Jan 7, 2024 3:29 PM EST


Tyler Higbee Won't Play In Regular Season Finale

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (shoulder), who suffered a dislocated shoulder in the Week 17 win over the New York Giants, will not play in the Week 18 regular season finale on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. In addition to Higbee, the Rams will rest quarterback Matthew Stafford, running back Kyren Williams and wide receiver Cooper Kupp, and they could also limit other players' snaps. The Rams are locked into either the No. 6 or 7 seed in the NFC and want to keep their best players healthy heading into the postseason. The 31-year-old Higbee's injury could be serious enough to put him in jeopardy for the wild-card round next week. In a contest that will feel more like a preseason game on Sunday, rookie tight end Davis Allen could be busy with quarterback Carson Wentz running the show for the Rams' offense.

Jan 4, 2024 11:03 PM EST


Tyler Higbee Misses Wednesday Practice With Shoulder Injury

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday as his team began preparing to take on the San Francisco 49ers in Week 18. Higbee has already been ruled out of action for this Sunday as the Rams already have a playoff spot locked up and have nothing to play for in Week 18. Rookie tight end Davis Allen will step into the starting role with Higbee sidelined. Allen started for an injured Higbee back in Week 14 and caught four passes for 50 yards and a touchdown, making him an interesting low-cost DFS target this weekend.

Jan 3, 2024 9:40 PM EST


Tyler Higbee Suffers Dislocated Shoulder

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (shoulder) suffered a dislocated left shoulder in the Week 17 win over the New York Giants and the Rams will evaluate him later this week. The Rams haven't decided yet if they'll even play most of their starters in Week 18 against the San Francisco 49ers after clinching a playoff spot with their win on Sunday. With that said and given the nature of Higbee's injury, it's unlikely that he will be active this weekend to close out the regular season. The 31-year-old played 94 percent of the offensive snaps against the Giants and caught a season-high six passes for 62 yards in the one-point victory. Fantasy managers shouldn't expected to have him available in Week 18, but we'll know more on his status later this week. If Higbee does not play, expect rookie Davis Allen to have a significant role as a pass-catching tight end for LA.

Jan 1, 2024 6:37 PM EST


Tyler Higbee Has Productive Day In Week 17 win

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee put together one of his better games of the season in the team's 26-25 win against the New York Giants. Higbee caught six of his seven targets for 62 yards through the air. This was his first game of the season with over five catches. The veteran tight end has been inconsistent all season long, making it difficult to trust him in fantasy lineups. Despite the positive day, treat Higbee as a mid-range TE1 in his Week 18 matchup with an elite San Francisco 49ers defense.

Dec 31, 2023 8:18 PM EST


Tyler Higbee A High-End TE2 In Week 17

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee has continued to offer an extremely low ceiling weekly. After being an every-down player through the first half of the season, Higbee's playing time has gone down and rookie Davis Allen has been more involved. Higbee has played under 70 percent of offensive snaps through the last two games. He has scored just two touchdowns this season, with both coming in Week 12. Treat the veteran as a high-end, touchdown-dependent TE2 in the team's Week 17 matchup with the New York Giants.

Dec 31, 2023 3:04 AM EST


Tyler Higbee Quiet In Victory

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee didn't see much attention during Thursday's game against the New Orleans Saints. Higbee secured all three of his targets for 30 yards in the win. He has now been held to 40 receiving yards or less in six straight games. At this point, wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua are the focal points on offense. There isn't a ton of action for anyone else. Demarcus Robinson has done well lately as well, which pushes Higbee to the fourth option on this team. That being said, Higbee won't be anything more than a desperation option against the New York Giants next week.

Dec 22, 2023 9:53 AM EST


Tyler Higbee Ranks In TE2 Range For Week 16

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee should be viewed as a mid-to-low TE2 option in fantasy football ahead of Thursday's game against the New Orleans Saints. The 30-year-old was droppable earlier in the season but has looked a little better lately, catching 11 passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns over the last three weeks. During that three-week span, he has two games with at least 7.6 fantasy points (PPR), warranting consideration for your fantasy lineups, at the very least. Managers can't wholeheartedly trust him this week, but there are certainly worse plug-and-play options at the tight end position.

Dec 20, 2023 10:18 PM EST


Tyler Higbee Ready To Return Against Commanders

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (neck) put in full practices on both Thursday and Friday and has been removed from the final Week 15 injury report on Friday. Higbee will return to action this Sunday versus the Washington Commanders after being forced to sit last week's overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens. With Higbee sidelined last Sunday, rookie Davis Allen stepped up in a big way four catches on five targets for 50 yards and his first NFL touchdown. Higbee should go back to being LA's starting tight end this weekend against Washington, although he's been little more than a touchdown-dependent TE2 in fantasy ever since receiver Cooper Kupp returned from his hamstring injury earlier in the year. Higbee has only two trips to the end zone in 2023, and they both came in Week 12 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Dec 15, 2023 6:21 PM EST


Tyler Higbee Gets In Full Practice Session

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (neck) was a full participant during Thursday's practice session. That is good news after Higbee was limited during Wednesday's practice. The big tight end missed last week's game, but appears back on track to play this weekend. He should be considered a low-end TE2 if he does play. Higbee has been shaky on a weekly basis, but does have boom-or-bust potential. He could be worth a shot for desperate fantasy managers against a shaky Washington Commanders defense.

Dec 14, 2023 9:57 PM EST


Tyler Higbee Limited On Wednesday

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (neck) got in a limited practice on Wednesday ahead of his team's Week 15 matchup against the Washington Commanders. Higbee missed Week 14's loss to the Baltimore Ravens after suffering a stinger in Week 13 but he is trending in the right direction with a limited session this Wednesday. Head coach Sean McVay sounded optimistic about Higbee earlier in the week but fantasy gamers will still want to keep an eye on his practice statuses on Thursday and Friday. If he ultimately doesn't play, rookie Davis Allen would take on a full-time role against the Commanders.

Dec 13, 2023 10:18 PM EST


Tyler Higbee Officially Inactive For Week 14

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (neck) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. This is hardly a surprise considering he missed practice all week long and was listed as doubtful. While Higbee hasn't been an enormous contributor this season, he does provide a strong veteran presence in Los Angeles. Look for Hunter Long to start at tight end in his absence.

Dec 10, 2023 11:46 AM EST