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Tim Hightower

31-Year-Old Running Back – San Francisco 49ers

2016 Rush/Rec Stats

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548

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200

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2017 Rush/Rec Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

After reviving his career with the Saints, Hightower signed with the 49ers and reunited with Kyle Shanahan, who was offensive coordinator during his one abbreviated season in Washington back in 2011. ...

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2017 ADP:  232.23

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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HT: 6' 0"   WT: 220   DOB: 5/23/1986  College: Richmond  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Tim Hightower Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the 49ers in April of 2017.

August 20, 2017  –  Tim Hightower News

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Hightower (knee) logged his first game action as a 49er on Saturday, carrying the ball three times for a loss of one and fumbling once in a preseason loss to Denver.

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Tim Hightower NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 22 16 143 399 10 2.8 - - - - - 34 237 7.0 0 49 - - - - - -
2009 23 16 143 598 8 4.2 2 1 - - - 63 428 6.8 0 80 - - - - - -
2010 24 ARI 16 153 736 5 4.8 8 2 2 0 0 21 136 6.5 0 42 0 0 0 0 5 4
2011 25 WAS 5 84 321 1 3.8 2 0 0 0 0 10 78 7.8 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 NO 8 96 375 4 3.9 0 0 1 0 0 12 129 10.8 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 30 NO 16 133 548 4 4.1 4 0 1 0 0 22 200 9.1 1 26 61 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 31 SF Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Tim Hightower

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tim Hightower Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2008 22 16 7.7 9.9 8.8 9 25 39 - - 2 15 4.8 10 - -
2009 23 16 9.4 13.4 11.4 9 37 26 16 12 4 27 5.4 4 1 0
2010 24 ARI 16 7.3 8.6 8.0 10 46 17 10 6 1 9 3.2 8 6 4
2011 25 WAS 5 10.4 12.4 11.4 17 64 12 6 2 2 16 5.2 4 2 1
2015 29 NO 8 9.3 10.8 10.1 12 47 0 0 0 2 16 9.9 0 0 0
2016 30 NO 16 6.6 7.9 7.2 8 34 26 16 12 1 13 7.7 6 4 2
2017 Proj 31 SF Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Tim Hightower

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tim Hightower – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

286

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Tim Hightower was on the field for 286 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Tim Hightower was on the field for 63 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2015 0 0
2016 286 63
Tim Hightower 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Oak 10 3 4 9 0 2.3 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @NYG 3 4 3 9 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Atl 6 2 3 19 0 6.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @SD 9 17 4 11 0 2.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 Car 0 11 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @KC 9 6 5 39 0 7.8 0 0 1 5 5.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Sea 47 0 26 102 0 3.9 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 7 6 3 3 1
9 @SF 37 8 23 87 1 3.8 0 0 1 15 15.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
10 Den 14 6 8 21 0 2.6 0 0 2 34 17.0 0 2 0 0 45 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Car 43 6 12 69 0 5.8 1 0 8 57 7.1 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
12 LA 25 0 15 51 0 3.4 1 0 2 54 27.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 0 0 0
13 Det 13 0 2 5 0 2.5 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @TB 19 0 6 31 0 5.2 0 0 1 8 8.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1
15 @Ari 27 0 11 37 2 3.4 0 0 3 11 3.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 1 0 0
16 TB 15 0 8 29 0 3.6 0 0 1 11 11.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Atl 9 0 3 29 1 9.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Tim Hightower
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Height:   6' 0"
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Weight:   220 lbs
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Tim Hightower: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hightower (knee) was held out of action in Friday's preseason opener against Kansas City, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Hightower (knee) was back on the practice field Tuesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

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Hightower was held out of practice Monday with a knee injury and is considered day-to-day, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Hightower has looked good through the first week of training camp, but Carlos Hyde also has impressed and is putting himself in good position to retain the starting job, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Hightower picked up the first snap at running back during Monday's practice, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.

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Hightower was signed by the 49ers on Saturday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Hightower is visiting with the Redskins on Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.

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Hightower, an unrestricted free agent, will visit with the 49ers on Thursday, ESPN.com's Mike Triplett reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Itís common for role and opportunity to trump raw talent in fantasy football, especially in the backfield. Hightower provided an excellent example of this last year. After sitting out the three previous seasons completely, Hightower came back to the Saints and was needed for four heavy-volume appearances after Mark Ingram got hurt. If you took the plunge on the veteran, good for you ó Hightower racked up 456 total yards and four touchdowns over that period, the No. 2 running back down the stretch. Itís a crazy game. Just make sure you realize how important volume was to the Hightower finish. He only managed 3.9 YPC in his featured role; it was more a case of being in the right offense than it was a statement about his talent. He also turned 30 in May. But the Saints liked Hightower enough to re-sign him, and he figures to be in line for a significant workload if Ingram hits another pothole.

2015

Hightower signed with the Saints in the offseason, looking to crack a 53-man roster for the first time since 2011. His best season as a pro came with the Arizona Cardinals in 2010, when he totaled 736 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 153 carries (4.8 YPC), and his 2011 season with the Redskins began promising before a torn ACL led to ongoing knee issues. At 28 years of age, he has a chance to compete for a roster spot this offseason, with his likeliest competition coming from Edwin Baker and rookie Marcus Murphy. Even if he makes the Saintsí regular-season roster Ė a long shot Ė his path to touches remains impeded by incumbent Mark Ingram, offseason addition CJ Spiller, and Khiry Robinson.

2012

Hightower racked up 399 yards over five games last year, which looks even better when you consider he left two of the contests early. He predictably got just 3.8 YPC, but the Redskins were clearly committed to him as their lead back until a Week 7 ACL tear ended his season. Heís expected to be healthy for 2012, and he re-signed with Washington, where heíll compete with Roy Helu and Evan Royster for touches. It may sound absurd, but Hightower could easily enter the year once again the teamís starter, as Mike Shanahan really values his intangibles. On a Redskins offense that added a lot of parts in the offseason, pay attention to who looks like the leader in the RB clubhouse this summer. A true feature back could put up big numbers in a Shanahan offense that now has Robert Griffin at quarterback. Washingtonís backfield last season combined for 2,240 yards from scrimmage.

2011

Hightower got a career-high 4.8 YPC last season, but his activity in the passing game decreased greatly (his six drops were second most among all running backs), and he lost four fumbles for the second straight year. That was enough for the Cardinals, who traded Hightower to the Redskins for Vonnie Holliday and a late-round pick. With the new situation comes the opportunity to compete for the starting job against Ryan Torain and rookie Roy Helu, Jr. If Hightower can win the job outright, history is on his side as a feature back in Mike Shanahan's offense.

2010

Hightower received the same number of carries last year as during his rookie campaign, but thanks to his YPC jumping from 2.8 to 4.2 and improvement as a receiver, he was much more productive, starting over rookie Chris Wells the entire regular season. Hightower fumbled five times and, put bluntly, isnít nearly the same class of runner as Wells. Hightower remained with the first unit in May minicamps, as coach Ken Whisenhunt continued to overrate seniority, but itís only a matter of time until he becomes a clear backup, likely well before Week 1 of the 2010 season. Hightower can remain a factor at the goal line, however, as heís converted 15 of his 30 attempts for scores the last two years. With Kurt Warner retired and Anquan Boldin leaving, the Cardinals figure to become more run heavy, so Hightower should maintain relevance.

2009

Hightower scored 10 touchdowns during his rookie season, but ultimately his performance had to be considered a major disappointment. He wrestled the starting job away from Edgerrin James midseason but ended up getting an ugly 2.8 YPC Ė the second worst mark in all of football. He relinquished the starting job back to James by seasonís end, and while Hightower excels in short-yardage situations (8-for-13 at the goal line last year), Arizona didnít think twice about drafting Chris Wells at the end of the first round. Wells may be a rookie, but heís the heavy favorite to start, relegating Hightower to backup duty.

2008

Hightower will battle for a backup running back job this summer. If he makes the team, his best bets for fantasy value are if starter Edgerrin James gets hurt or if Hightower uses his big frame to win a goal-line role.