Tyler Higbee

Tyler Higbee

Tight End #89
ADP:Round: 12, Pick: 5
Team: Los Angeles Rams
Ht / Wt:6'6" / 249 lb.
College:Western Kentucky
Age:27
Born:January 1, 1993
Drafted:2016 / Rd. 4 (110)
Draft Team:LAR

Tyler Higbee: Late-season dominance continues

Higbee caught eight of 12 targets for 84 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-24 win over Arizona.

Analysis: With Sunday's big performance, Higbee recorded an impressive 43 receptions for 522 yards and two touchdowns over the final five weeks of the season. It's impossible to imagine his role diminishing significantly to start the 2020 campaign, and the breakout stretch definitely legitimizes Los Angeles signing him to a four-year, $31.03 million contract in September. However, fellow tight end Gerald Everett still looms and has flashed big-play potential himself, so there's potential he could cut into some of Higbee's target share.

December 30, 2019 11:15 AM EST

Tyler Higbee: Third straight 100-yard effort

Higbee secured nine of 11 targets for 104 yards in the Rams' 34-31 loss to the 49ers on Saturday.

Analysis: Despite the return to action of Gerald Everett (knee), Higbee still was the clear top option at tight end, outpacing his position mage by 10 targets. Higbee also paced the Rams in receptions and co-led the team in targets on the way to his third consecutive 100-yard effort. The 2016 fourth-round pick's late-season play has been a revelation, and he'll face the team he first eclipsed the century mark against, the Cardinals, to close out the season in Week 17.

December 21, 2019 9:32 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: Tops century mark again

Higbee caught 12 of 14 targets for 111 yards in Sunday's 44-21 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: The tight end continued his late-season breakout, hauling in over 100 receiving yards for the third straight game after managing only 212 yards through the Rams' first 10 contests. Even if Gerald Everett (knee) makes it back into the lineup for one or both of the club's final two games, it seems highly unlikely that Higbee will fade back into the woodwork given the chemistry he's showing with Jared Goff. He'll try to keep things rolling next Saturday against a 49ers defense that just held Austin Hooper to three catches for 20 yards in Week 15.

December 15, 2019 6:19 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: Team's clear No. 1 tight end Sunday

Higbee should work as the Rams' clear No. 1 tight end Sunday against the Cowboys with Gerald Everett (knee/illness) ruled out for a third consecutive game.

Analysis: Considering that Everett has yet to even resume practicing suffering the knee injury in a Nov. 25 loss to Baltimore and is also recovering from a stomach virus, Higbee could be unchallenged for the top spot on the depth chart beyond Week 15. For now though, Higbee will profile as one of the top fantasy options at his position, as he's turned in back-to-back seven-catch, 100-plus-yard receiving efforts while handling 90-plus-percent snap shares in both of the past two weeks. Higbee should have a good chance to maintain his productive ways while facing off against a Cowboys team that allowed the relatively anonymous tight-end duo of J.P. Holtz and Jesper Horsted to combine for seven receptions for 92 yards on seven targets in Week 14.

December 13, 2019 3:00 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: Eclipses 100 yards again

Higbee had seven catches (11 targets) for 116 yards in Sunday's 28-12 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Gerald Everett (knee) was held out of action yet again, which opened the door for Higbee to go off for 100-plus yards for the second consecutive game. All it took for the Rams tight end position to go from a black hole to a fantasy gold mine was for one of the two co-starters to be removed from the picture. Who knew? There was nothing in Higbee's prior career numbers to suggest that he could be such an offensive force, but with two weeks of proof in front of us, the tight end is must-add and likely a TE1 against Dallas if Everett remains on the shelf.

December 8, 2019 10:45 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: To be top TE again

Higbee will be the Rams' leading tight end Sunday against the Seahawks with Gerald Everett (knee) sidelined again, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

Analysis: In Everett's first absence Week 13 at Arizona, Higbee earned 91 percent of the offensive snaps and put up the first 100-yard game of his four-year career. The performance wasn't surprising, as it occurred versus a Cardinals defense that has been torched by tight ends this season. While the Seahawks aren't as porous, they still have yielded a 77-802-6 line to the position through 12 games, making Higbee a decent enough roll of the dice.

December 6, 2019 3:40 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: Takes advantage of elevated role

Higbee hauled in seven of his eight targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 13 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Higbee saw an increased role due to the absence of Gerald Everett (knee) and also took advantage of a positive matchup. The end result was a career-best performance in both yards and receptions, highlighted by a two-yard touchdown reception. However, he also displayed a consistent ability to work downfield, recording gains of 26, 25 and 21 yards. It remains unclear how long Everett will be absent, but Higbee could sustain an increased role against the Seahawks in Week 14.

December 1, 2019 8:06 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: Should lead way at tight end Sunday

Higbee is expected to operate as the Rams' clear No. 1 tight end Sunday against the Cardinals with Gerald Everett (knee) ruled out for the contest, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Everett tweaked his knee on a blocking assignment in the Rams' blowout loss to the Ravens on Monday Night Football and won't be ready to return to action on the short week. Even before Everett's injury surfaced, Higbee had seemingly usurped him as Los Angeles' top tight end, at least in terms of overall usage. Higbee had already played 70 percent of the Rams' offensive snaps the past two weeks, but he should push that rate higher in Week 13 with the No. 3 option on the depth chart, Johnny Mundt, not representing as much of a playing-time threat as Everett.

November 29, 2019 3:03 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: Targeted frequently in loss

Higbee caught five of six targets for 20 yards during Monday's 45-6 loss to Baltimore.

Analysis: The five receptions were a season high for Higbee, but with just 20 yards to show for his busy evening, his impact was limited. The fourth-year tight end has been held to just 10 receptions for 58 yards through the past five weeks, and the Los Angeles offense has only scored 35 points over its past three games, so it's unlikely Higbee morphs into a reliable fantasy option over the final weeks of the season.

November 26, 2019 6:50 AM EST

Tyler Higbee: No targets in win

Higbee wasn't targeted in Sunday's 17-7 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Higbee shook off a knee injury to suit up for the contest, and he logged a season-high 76-percent snap share. The fourth-year tight end has run a route on 68.1 percent of his snaps this season, but the production hasn't followed with just 21 catches for 192 yards and a score over nine contests.

November 19, 2019 12:29 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: Suiting up Sunday

Higbee (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus the Bears, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: Higbee managed just one limited listing on the Week 11 injury report, the result of a knee issue. Still, like fellow tight end Gerald Everett (wrist), Higbee was expected to gut it and be available Sunday. The Rams may turn to Everett and Higbee more often than normal with Brandin Cooks (concussion) and Robert Woods (undisclosed) unavailable Sunday.

November 17, 2019 4:08 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: Gets limited practice in Friday

Higbee (knee) is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Bears, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Higbee practiced for the first time this week Friday, and that comes after coach Sean McVay expressed optimism that the tight end would be able to play. The 26-year-old has yet to total 50 receiving yards in a game this season.

November 15, 2019 3:45 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: No practice again Thursday

Higbee (knee) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Higbee hasn't put himself in a good position to be available Sunday versus the Bears with no practice to date this week. Having said that, coach Sean McVay told Cameron DaSilva of USA Today that he expects Higbee and Gerald Everett (wrist) to suit up. Friday's injury report will have the final word on both tight end's potential to play.

November 14, 2019 5:33 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: Expected to suit up Sunday

Coach Sean McVay expects Higbee (knee) to play Sunday versus the Bears, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

Analysis: McVay's sentiment extends to fellow tight end Gerald Everett (wrist). Higbee himself was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, so he'll seek to increase his practice reps Thursday and/or Friday in order to back up McVay's statement.

November 14, 2019 1:50 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: DNP with knee injury

Higbee didn't practice Wednesday due to a knee injury, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Over the last six games, fellow tight end Gerald Everett has put together a 28-322-2 line on 49 targets. Meanwhile, Higbee has been contained to 15 receptions (on 19 targets) for 151 yards and no scores during that span. He's now the less healthy of the two as well -- Everett was limited by a wrist issue Wednesday -- further hurting Higbee's prospects.

November 13, 2019 4:51 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: Another uneventful showing

Higbee caught all three of his targets for 25 yards during Sunday's 20-7 loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: The fourth-year tight end started and played 30 of 53 offensive snaps, which was two more than Gerald Everett. Still, Higbee hasn't made a meaningful fantasy dent since finding the end zone in Week 1, so he remains a tough start in most settings.

October 14, 2019 6:13 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: Trio of grabs in close loss

Higbee secured all three targets for 47 yards in the Rams' 30-29 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

Analysis: Higbee saw fellow tight end Gerald Everett pace the Rams with a career-high 136 receiving yards Thursday, a performance that underscored what appears to be a widening gulf in the roles of the two players. Higbee has a respectable 10 targets over the last two games, but those have been parlayed into a modest seven receptions for 88 yards. Meanwhile, Everett has logged 19 looks over the same span, turning those into 12 catches, 180 yards and a touchdown. It remains to be seen if Higbee continues to be utilized in more of a possession role over the long term, with the next opportunity to find out on the field coming in a Week 6 divisional battle versus the 49ers a week from Sunday.

October 3, 2019 9:42 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: Busy in return

Higbee caught four of seven targets for 41 yards during Sunday's 55-40 loss to Tampa Bay.

Analysis: After missing Week 3 with a chest injury, Higbee started against the Bucs and played 44 of 98 offensive snaps. He also took the field seven times on special teams, and his seven targets more than doubled his six through the first two games of the season. The veteran did play less than fellow tight end Gerald Everett (56 offensive snaps), but it appears Higbee is healthy after being inactive last week. He still shouldn't be relied on in the majority of fantasy settings, though.

September 30, 2019 2:12 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: Availability confirmed

Higbee (chest) is available for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Higbee upgraded to full practice participation Thursday and made it through Friday without any setbacks. He'll presumably jump back into a timeshare at tight end with Gerald Everett.

September 27, 2019 12:34 PM EST

Tyler Higbee: Readying to return Sunday

Coach Sean McVay said Thursday Higbee (chest) is on pace to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: Higbee backed up McVay's sentiment by practicing in full Thursday, according to Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com. Through parts of two games this season, Higbee has hauled in six of eight targets for 41 yards and one touchdown.

September 26, 2019 4:59 PM EST

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