Who Should I Start? Tyler Higbee or Irv Smith Jr.

Week 4 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 Leads Team In Targets In Overtime Win

Sunday, October 1, 9:04 PM

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee had another solid outing in the team's 29-23 win against the Indianapolis Colts. The 30-year-old recently got a new contract and immediately led the team in targets in Week 4. Higbee caught five of his 11 targets for 64 yards, including a 33-yard catch to end the first half. After a slow start to the season, Higbee has caught 10 passes on 16 targets over the last two games and is finally showing his fantasy value. He should be treated as a mid-range TE1 while facing the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5.

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
10.4 0.0 0.0 4.0 43.1 0.3

Irv Smith Jr. News

Irv Smith Jr. Won't Play In Week 4

Friday, September 29, 3:00 PM

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Irv Smith Jr. (hamstring) has been ruled out for the Week 4 contest this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Smith was unable to practice all week and will now be inactive for the second straight game. The oft-injured 25-year-old is off to a bad start in his first year in Cincinnati. In the first two games, he caught just five of his nine targets for 27 yards. Now that he's hurt, Smith belongs on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues for the foreseeable future. The Bengals got all three of Tanner Hudson, Mitchell Wilcox and Drew Sample involved in the Monday night win over the Los Angeles Rams, but none of them are worth streaming at the tight end position in Week 4 with Smith out again.

Tyler Higbee vs. Irv Smith Jr.

Still trying to decide between Higbee and Smith Jr.? 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 Irv Smith Jr. is projected to score 10.4 points.