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Tim Hightower

29-Year-Old Running Back – New Orleans Saints

2015 Rush/Rec Stats

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375

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129

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

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...

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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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Signed with the Saints in November of 2015.

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Hightower rushed for 66 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and added 41 yards on five catches in Sunday's win over Atlanta.

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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
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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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tim Hightower – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Running Back
  1. Tim Hightower
  2. Travaris Cadet
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Offensive Snaps in 2015

Tim Hightower was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Tim Hightower was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

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Tim Hightower 2015 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 @Ari
2 TB
3 @Car
4 Dal
5 @Phi
6 Atl
7 @Ind
8 NYG
9 Ten 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Was 0 0 11 46 0 4.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @Hou 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Car 0 0 1 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @TB 0 0 28 85 1 3.0 0 0 1 10 10.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Det 0 0 13 54 0 4.2 0 0 3 31 10.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Jax 0 0 27 122 2 4.5 0 0 3 47 15.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Atl 0 0 16 66 1 4.1 0 0 5 41 8.2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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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Weight:   220 lbs
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Tim Hightower: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hightower ran for 122 yards on 27 carries with two touchdowns and caught all three of his targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 37-28 win over the Jaguars.

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Hightower rushed 13 times for 54 yards and caught three passes (on four targets) for 31 yards in Monday's loss to the Lions.

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Hightower received a "Mark Ingram-like snap count" in the Saints' win in Tampa Bay on Sunday, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

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Hightower gained 85 yards on 28 carries, including a three-yard touchdown, while also securing his sole target for 10 yards in Sunday's 24-17 victory over the Buccaneers.

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Amazingly, Hightower toted the ball a career-high 28 times in only his third game back after a three season-plus absence from the NFL. While he found tough sledding against a Tampa run defense that was the stingiest in the league in yards per carry allowed (3.5) coming in, he showed outstanding stamina and toughness throughout the afternoon and scored his first touchdown in over four years. He also notched his first reception since October 2011, and certainly had to give the Saints assurance that he will be able to take over the every-down backfield duties that Mark Ingram handled before his season-ending shoulder injury. Hightower will look to find some roomier running lanes in a Monday night home tilt against the Lions in Week 15.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport notes that in the wake of Mark Ingram's season-ending injury, Hightower appears to be on track to step in for Ingram as the Saints' lead back, with C.J. Spiller's workload "likely to be unchanged."

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Hightower is in line for an elevated workload after Mark Ingram (shoulder) landed on injured reserve Wednesday.

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The Saints have been flirting with Hightower since inking him to a deal in January, releasing him two times in September before signing him for good on Nov. 2. Active for each of the team's games in the meantime, he actually spelled Ingram in Week 10 when he was knocked out for a time, notching 11 carries for 46 yards. Hightower's subsequent usage over C.J. Spiller this past Sunday implies that he'll be given the first shot to replace Ingram for the season's final four contests. That said, the most likely scenario is one in which it's both running backs see touches, which may limit their respective upsides.
Hightower gained two yards on one carry in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

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Hightower saw his first action of the season in Sunday's loss to the Redskins, carrying 11 times for 46 yards.

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The Saints signed Hightower on Monday, Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.