Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Los Angeles Rams
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Rams consistently turned to fellow tight end Gerald Everett in the passing attack down the stretch and through the playoffs last season, as Higbee has earned his keep as a blocker more than a downfield threat. As a result, Higbee projects to remain an unreliable fantasy asset with a low ceiling, especially considering how many other weapons the Rams have on offense. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $31.03 million contract with the Rams in September of 2019.
Another uneventful showing
TELos Angeles Rams
October 14, 2019
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 formats.
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How do Tyler Higbee's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
22.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.64
 
% Team Air Yards
6.3%
 
% Team Targets
8.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
76.2%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.4
 
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How often does Tyler Higbee run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Tyler Higbee and the other tight ends for the Rams are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Tyler Higbee
68 routes   21 targets
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158 routes   31 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Falcons pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
126.3
 
Cornerbacks
105.5
 
Safeties
158.3
 
Linebackers
122.0
 
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2019 Tyler Higbee Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Tyler Higbee's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
255 lbs
 
Hand Length
10.25 in
 
Arm Length
33.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Late-season involvement in the Rams 2016 offense carried over into 2017, and Higbee responded with 11.8 yards per catch while securing 25 of 45 targets over 16 games. However, there are a number of reasons for pause about Higbee's candidacy for another significant jump in Year 3. First, the tight end didn't see a single pass from within the five-yard line last season and only received five total looks within the red zone. Second, 2017 second-rounder Gerald Everett is pushing him for playing time and could force Higbee into a reduced role sooner than later. Finally, coach Sean McVay has historically leaned more on his wideouts than tight ends as pass catchers - and that's in addition to Everett being around to steal opportunities in the passing game. There's a strong possibility Higbee's biggest contributions in 2018 come while blocking on run plays.
Some off-field issues cost Higbee draft status in 2016, but the Rams started to incorporate him into the offense during the second half of the year. He had a seven-target game against Carolina in November -- let's forget six of them fell incomplete -- and drew 11 targets across a four-game stretch in December. The hiring of head coach Sean McVay should be good news for Higbee; McVay was known for using tight ends regularly in Washington. Higbee also benefits from the departure of veteran TE Lance Kendricks, pushing him into a starting role this year. A second-year improvement looks likely here, and there's a little spike potential as well, but second-round rookie Gerald Everett could cut into Higbee's target.
The Rams took a major chance on Higbee with a fourth-round selection, as he is coming off knee surgery and also has second-degree assault charges pending against him. Higbee was a force at Western Kentucky with his 6-foot-4, 243-pound frame, but it remains to be seen if his off-the-field issues will cost him games to begin the season. If he's healthy and proves he can stay out of trouble, he has major potential, but those are big hurdles to jump.
More Fantasy News
Trio of grabs in close loss
TELos Angeles Rams
October 3, 2019
Higbee secured all three targets for 47 yards in the Rams' 30-29 loss to the Seahawks on Thursday.
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Busy in return
TELos Angeles Rams
September 30, 2019
Higbee caught four of seven targets for 41 yards during Sunday's 55-40 loss to Tampa Bay.
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Availability confirmed
TELos Angeles Rams
September 27, 2019
Higbee (chest) is available for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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Readying to return Sunday
TELos Angeles Rams
September 26, 2019
Coach Sean McVay said Thursday Higbee (chest) is on pace to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Puts in some work Wednesday
TELos Angeles Rams
Chest
September 25, 2019
Higbee (chest) was listed as limited on the Rams' injury report Wednesday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
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