Who Should I Start? Tyler Higbee or Cole Kmet

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
15.3 0.0 0.0 5.7 67.6 0.5

Tyler Higbee News

Tyler Higbee Tore His ACL And MCL

Wednesday, January 17, 4:10 PM

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.

Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
7.9 0.0 0.0 3.2 33.3 0.2

Cole Kmet News

Cole Kmet Expected To Suit Up In Week 18

Sunday, January 7, 10:58 AM

Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet (knee) is expected to play against the Green Bay Packers in Week 18 despite being listed as questionable, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The 24-year-old was active last week, too, but essentially occupied a decoy role, playing 18 percent of offensive snaps while failing to command a target. A similar scenario is unlikely this weekend. Instead, Kmet should have a full workload, putting him in the TE1 tier for fantasy purposes.

Tyler Higbee vs. Cole Kmet

Still trying to decide between Higbee and Kmet? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Tyler Higbee is projected to score 15.3 points this week while Cole Kmet is projected to score 7.9 points.