Rashard Higgins

Rashard Higgins

27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cleveland Browns
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Higgins is back with the Browns this season on a one-year deal after putting up a career-high 599 receiving yards during the 2020 season. He reeled off his 37 receptions at a clip of 16.2 yards per catch last year, but the return to health of Odell Beckham in the fall will relegate Higgins to No. 3 in the wideout pecking order, with Jarvis Landry also in the mix. Moreover, Higgins will have to compete for complementary snaps with returnee Donovan Peoples-Jones and rookie speedster Anthony Schwartz. All told, it's a context that caps his volume, so long as the team's top duo remains available. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $2.38 million contract with the Browns in March of 2021.
Two targets in Week 7 win
WRCleveland Browns
October 22, 2021
Higgins caught one of two targets for minus-2 yards in Thursday's 17-14 win over the Broncos.
ANALYSIS
Higgins, who went untargeted last week, was a non-factor for the second straight game. Thursday's contest marked the first time in 2021 that both Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry were active, so reduced involvement from Higgins was expected. However, a pre-game groin injury suffered by Donovan Peoples-Jones led to Higgins playing 42 snaps, second among the team's wide receivers. The Browns have 10 days to prepare for their next game against the Steelers, which gives Peoples-Jones plenty of time to get ready. Higgins had fallen behind the second-year wide receiver on the depth chart the previous two games.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Rashard Higgins' 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
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
36.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.14
 
% Team Air Yards
14.8%
 
% Team Targets
10.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
12.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
57.1%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.9
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
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Overall QB Rating Against
88.7
 
Cornerbacks
106.9
 
Safeties
56.5
 
Linebackers
78.5
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Rashard Higgins' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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.
* The Shuttle Time, and Cone Drill metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
198 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.64 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.52 sec
 
Cone Drill*
7.19 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Bench Press
13 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Higgins developed chemistry with quarterback Baker Mayfield in 2018 when the two were second-teamers, but his 2019 season ran afoul early. A Week 1 ankle injury caused Higgins to miss a few games and eventually became the source of a rift between the wideout and then-head coach Freddie Kitchens. The situation devolved from there -- just two catches and eight targets over the final nine games. However, he'll get a second chance to compete for the third wideout job, as general manager Andrew Berry, who was on the Browns' personnel team in 2016 when the organization drafted Higgins in the fifth round, re-signed the 25-year-old to a one-year deal.
A fifth-round pick in 2016, Higgins enjoyed a breakout season last year, compiling career highs in receptions (39), yards (572) and touchdowns (4). He was set to battle Antonio Callaway for the No. 3 receiver job, but the competition ended early when the NFL handed Callaway a four-game suspension. Now locked in for regular snaps in an explosive offense, Higgins has a nice chance to take another step forward in the final year of his rookie contract.
Higgins entered training camp battling for his roster life, but he now seems to have a shot at the No. 3 job . The 2016 fifth-rounder had an excellent opportunity in 2017 to display his talent when Corey Coleman went down with a hand injury, but aside from a handful of quality games, Higgins was largely disappointing. The 6-1, 198-pound receiver caught 27 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games last season, but seemed to have a hard time creating space and separating himself from defenders. With Corey Coleman traded to Buffalo and Antonio Callaway in danger of being suspended, Higgins could push for a regular spot in three-wide formations alongside Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon.
A fifth-round selection last year, some had higher expectations for Higgins during his rookie season, which ended with six receptions on 12 targets for 77 yards in 16 games. Now with Terrelle Pryor, Andrew Hawkins and Gary Barnidge all elsewhere, Higgins will have a better chance to shine as he is expected to compete with Ricardo Louis for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart. However, the Browns are littered with young, unproven talent at wideout this year, so if Higgins fails to capitalize on his opportunities it could be a long fall down the pecking order.
Higgins was the fifth and final receiver selected by the Browns in this year's draft, picked in the fifth round, 172nd overall. The former Colorado State standout finished his collegiate career as the university's all-time leader in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. While the 21-year-old has upside, his biggest challenge next season will be sticking out in a crowded receiving corps headlined by the likes of Andrew Hawkins and fellow rookie Corey Coleman.
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Shut out in loss
WRCleveland Browns
October 18, 2021
Higgins did not catch any of three targets in Sunday's 37-14 loss to Arizona.
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Finds end zone
WRCleveland Browns
October 11, 2021
Higgins caught three of five targets for 29 yards and a seven-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's 47-42 loss to the Chargers.
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Paces pass catchers in Week 4 win
WRCleveland Browns
October 3, 2021
Higgins brought in four of seven targets for 63 yards in the Browns' 14-7 win over the Vikings on Sunday.
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Helps fill in for Landry
WRCleveland Browns
September 27, 2021
Higgins caught two of two targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 26-6 win over Chicago.
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More action Week 2
WRCleveland Browns
September 20, 2021
Higgins caught both of his targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 31-21 win over Houston.
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