Tyler Higbee

Los Angeles Rams
Tight End #89
Los Angeles Rams
Tight End #89

Tyler Higbee News

Sets multiple career highs in 2022

Higbee caught four of seven targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss to Seattle.

Analysis: Higbee finishes the 2022 season with career highs in targets (108), catches (72) and receiving yards (620) but not touchdowns (three). The tight end turned 30 on New Years Day, and he's under contract with the Rams through 2023.

Jan 8, 2023 6:23 PM EST

Three catches in Week 17 loss

Higbee (elbow) brought in three of four targets for 11 yards in the Rams' 31-10 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

Analysis: Higbee tied Van Jefferson for the team lead in receptions, but as his final line indicates, that didn't amount to much on a day when Baker Mayfield netted only 111 passing yards. The veteran tight end didn't come close to matching his standout 9-94-2 line on 11 targets Christmas Day versus the Broncos that may have propelled some fantasy managers into their leagues' title games, but he'll have a chance to redeem himself in the Week 18 finale on the road versus a Seahawks defense that's given up solid production to tight ends this season.

Jan 1, 2023 5:34 PM EST

Suits up Sunday

Higbee (elbow) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Higbee was deemed questionable for the contest after logging limited practices Thursday and Friday, but the Rams' top tight end will give it a go versus the Chargers. Assuming no in-game setbacks, Higbee will look to build off the momentum he's built over his last two outings while working with signal-caller Baker Mayfield en route to hauling in 13 of his 16 targets for 121 yards and three touchdowns in that span.

Jan 1, 2023 12:17 PM EST

In line to play Sunday

Higbee (elbow) is expected to play Sunday against the Chargers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Coach Sean McVay told Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic as much Friday, so despite heading into the weekend as questionable for Week 17 action, Higbee will gut out an elbow injury that emerged Thursday. Higbee is on a bit of a hot streak the last two games, hauling in 13 of 16 targets for 121 yards and three touchdowns while working with new starting quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Dec 31, 2022 8:15 PM EST

Questionable for Sunday

Coach Sean McVay said Friday that Higbee (elbow) will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

Analysis: On the Rams' injury report Wednesday, Higbee was listed as a resting player, but after the day off, he returned as a limited participant Thursday due to an elbow issue. McVay also told Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic that Higbee underwent an MRI that returned positive results, but the tight end still will enter the weekend with a designation. McVay does think Higbee will suit up Sunday, which won't be confirmed until about 90 minutes before a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff.

Dec 30, 2022 11:42 AM EST

Monster performance in win

Higbee produced nine receptions on 11 targets for 94 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 51-14 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Higbee followed up his first touchdown of the season last week with a two-score effort in Week 16. The veteran tight end has quickly developed a strong rapport with new starter Baker Mayfield, combining for 121 yards and three scores in the two games the latter has started. With the Rams lacking playmakers on the outside, Higbee should continue to be a focal point of the passing attack against the Chargers on Sunday.

Dec 25, 2022 6:08 PM EST

Finds end zone in loss

Higbee secured four of five targets for 27 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' 24-12 loss to the Packers on Monday night.

Analysis: Higbee closed out the scoring on the night with an eight-yard touchdown grab with 22 seconds remaining in the third quarter. The veteran tight end's catch and target totals both led the Rams for the night, and his trip to the end zone was his first of the season. Higbee will aim to carry over his chemistry with new quarterback Baker Mayfield and record a fourth straight game with multiple receptions when the Rams host the Broncos in a Week 16 matchup on Christmas Day.

Dec 19, 2022 9:08 PM EST

Two catches in quiet performance

Higbee secured two of three targets for 11 yards in Thursday's 17-16 victory against the Raiders.

Analysis: Fantasy managers hoping for a Higbee renaissance with Baker Mayfield taking over for John Wolford had to be disappointed after a second straight two-catch game. The veteran tight end has been mired in a slump for three consecutive contests now, posting a 4-25-0 line in that period. With a long period between now and the Rams' Week 15 game against Green Bay, Mayfield, who historically has fed his tight ends dating back to his college days at Oklahoma with Mark Andrews, will get more acclimated with the Rams' playbook, which hopefully will translate into a slump-busting performance for Higbee.

Dec 9, 2022 10:28 AM EST

Fails to bounce back

Higbee secured two of five targets for 14 yards during Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Aside from two short gains during the Rams' final scoring drive of the game, Higbee's biggest contribution was securing a John Wolford fumble, which allowed Matt Gay to boot a 54-yard field goal to make it a one-point game at the half. The Seahawks looked to be a chance for Higbee to return to prominence after the veteran tight end put up a zero in the stat sheet in Week 12 against the Chiefs, but instead, the Rams struggled to get anything going in the air yet again. It'll be hard for fantasy managers to rely on Higbee, even at such a thin fantasy position, with a Week 14 matchup against the Raiders ahead on Thursday.

Dec 5, 2022 8:55 AM EST

Not targeted in Week 12

Higbee (knee) wasn't targeted in Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Higbee played a season-low 59 percent of offensive snaps while playing through a knee injury after topping 90 percent in six of the previous 10 games. The lingering effects of the injury coupled with Bryce Perkins' lack of passing production (100 yards) led to a quiet afternoon for Higbee. With Matthew Stafford (concussion) likely to remain sidelined in Week 13 against the Seahawks, Higbee will be tough to trust despite facing a Seattle defense that has been gashed by tight ends throughout the year.

Nov 28, 2022 10:32 AM EST

Suiting up in Week 12

Higbee (knee) is active for Sunday's game in Kansas City, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: A knee injury kept Higbee on the sideline at Wednesday's practice, but he capped the week with back-to-back limited sessions and was given a questionable designation ahead of Week 12 action. Now that he's confirmed as available, he'll be one of the top pass catchers for Sunday's starting quarterback Bryce Perkins, who is filling in for Matthew Stafford (concussion protocol/neck) over fellow reserve John Wolford (neck). Helping Higbee's case for targets is the fact Cooper Kupp (ankle) is on IR and Allen Robinson (ankle) is inactive, meaning his main competitors for reps are Van Jefferson and Ben Skowronek.

Nov 27, 2022 12:22 PM EST

Gets questionable tag for Week 12

Rams head coach Sean McVay said Higbee (knee) will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The Rams appear content to wait and see how Higbee progresses from the knee injury through the weekend before a formal decision on his status is made when the team releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. Higbee appeared on the Rams' injury report with the knee issue after he recorded four receptions for 45 yards on eight targets in last Sunday's loss to the Saints. He didn't practice Wednesday and was then estimated as a limited participant on Thursday's report, but it's unclear if he's healthy enough to fill his usual role as the Rams' top tight end. Even if Higbee is good to go this weekend, he won't have the luxury of working with Matthew Stafford (concussion/neck), who has already been ruled out for Sunday's contest. The Rams are likely to turn to third-stringer Bryce Perkins to direct their offense, after he took the majority of the first-team reps in practice this week while Stafford was sidelined and while No. 2 quarterback John Wolford (neck) was limited.

Nov 25, 2022 10:50 AM EST

Increases activity Thursday

Higbee (knee) was listed as limited on Thursday's estimated injury report, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: One day removed from sitting out due to a knee issue, Higbee got in some work Thursday in what was termed a jog-through. Friday's practice report could clear up his status for Sunday's game in Kansas City entirely, but if not a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff won't leave many viable tight ends to turn to. Currently, Brycen Hopkins is the only other player at the position on the Rams' active roster.

Nov 24, 2022 11:20 AM EST

Dealing with knee injury

Higbee was limited in practice Wednesday due to a knee issue, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Higbee is one of the few Rams' skill-position players to have avoided the injury bug this season, ranging between 71 and 97 percent of the snaps through 10 games. On Sunday at New Orleans, he rang in at 92 percent on his way to four catches (on eight targets) for 45 yards. Now with a health concern in tow, though, his status will be one to monitor as the week goes on. If he's able to suit up for Sunday's contest at Kansas City, Higbee won't be working with Matthew Stafford (concussion/neck). Instead, Bryce Perkins likely will be under center, as he's slated to get the bulk of the first-team reps this week while John Wolford works his way back from a stiff neck.

Nov 23, 2022 4:28 PM EST

Four catches in Week 11 loss

Higbee brought in four of eight targets for 45 yards in the Rams' 27-20 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran tight end tied for the team lead in receptions with Allen Robinson on what appeared to be a potentially big day in the making for the Rams passing attack before Matthew Stafford was forced back into concussion protocol. Higbee figures to remain busy no matter who's under center for Los Angeles in a Week 12 road battle against the Chiefs, considering his elevated role in the absence of Cooper Kupp (ankle) for what could be the rest of the season.

Nov 20, 2022 3:10 PM EST

Leading receiver in loss

Higbee caught all eight of his targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: With John Wolford getting the start in place of Matthew Stafford (concussion), Higbee produced his best numbers since he racked up 10 catches in Week 4 and led the Rams in receptions and receiving yards. An Arizona defense that's been vulnerable to tight ends all season was likely a large factor in Higbee's performance, but if Cooper Kupp (ankle) winds up missing more time after exiting Sunday's game in the fourth quarter, he could see a bigger role in the passing game again in Week 11 against the Saints.

Nov 13, 2022 8:56 PM EST

Invisible in defeat

Higbee failed to secure his lone target in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: After a solid first five weeks of the season serving as the secondary receiving option to Cooper Kupp, the wheels have fallen off for Higbee since, with just three receptions for 22 yards in the past three games. Despite being on the field for nearly 80 percent of the team's offensive snaps, Higbee only managed a single target, a worrying trend after being peppered with 48 targets in Weeks 1-5. The Rams' Week 10 opponent, Arizona, just gave up a 5-96-0 line to Noah Fant in Week 9, and Higbee managed 61 yards on four receptions against them in Week 3, giving fantasy managers hope for a rebound for the slumping tight end.

Nov 7, 2022 9:03 AM EST

Drops potential long TD

Higbee (neck) finished with two receptions (six targets) for 15 yards in Sunday's 31-14 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Higbee had a rough go of things Sunday, starting with an injury scare after a big hit early in the contest. The 29-year-old was able to return to the field Sunday, but he probably wishes he didn't after dropping a wide-open pass late in the game that should have went for a long touchdown. After posting three double-digit target games through the first five weeks of the season, the veteran tight end has fallen off with just three receptions for 22 yards over his last two. Higbee could see his usage jump back up if Cooper Kupp (ankle) can't suit up for Sunday's tilt against Tampa Bay, as the Rams have very little receiving depth at any position in 2022.

Oct 30, 2022 7:22 PM EST

Back in Sunday's game

Higbee (neck) returned to Sunday's game against the 49ers, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

Analysis: At the end of a 10-yard catch on the Rams' second possession of the contest, Higbee appeared to be shaken up and was evaluated on the sideline before going to the locker room, where he was diagnosed with a neck injury. However, he was able to rejoin his teammates on the next drive, so he'll look to build upon his sparse receiving line for the final two-plus quarters.

Oct 30, 2022 2:18 PM EST

Exits Sunday's game

Higbee was forced out of Sunday's game against the 49ers with a neck injury, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Before exiting the contest, Higbee caught one of his two targets for 10 yards. Next up for the Rams' tight end reps in his absence is Brycen Hopkins.

Oct 30, 2022 2:02 PM EST

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