Rashard Higgins
Rashard Higgins
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cleveland Browns
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $910,000 contract with the Browns in April of 2020.
Not needed in win
WRCleveland Browns
September 18, 2020
Higgins played just five snaps and went untargeted in Thursday's 35-30 win over the Bengals in Week 2.
ANALYSIS
The Browns cranked up their running game Thursday, which meant more playing time for fullback Andy Janovich and multiple tight end sets. Higgins, who played 16 snaps in the opener, is behind Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry and KhaDarel Hodge on the depth chart.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Rashard Higgins' 2020 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
3.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.33
 
% Team Air Yards
1.4%
 
% Team Targets
1.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
56.7
 
Cornerbacks
49.9
 
Safeties
30.7
 
Linebackers
87.8
 
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2020 Rashard Higgins Split Stats
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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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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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One target in loss
WRCleveland Browns
September 14, 2020
Higgins caught his lone target for nine yards and played 16 snaps (22 percent) in Sunday's 38-6 loss to the Ravens in Week 1.
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Roster spot secured
WRCleveland Browns
September 5, 2020
Higgins is expected to make the 53-man roster after the team waived Damion Ratley and Taywan Taylor, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
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Hooks up with Mayfield
WRCleveland Browns
August 28, 2020
Higgins caught two touchdown passes in red-zone drills during Thursday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot and Joshua Gunter of the Cleveland Plain Dealer report.
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Takes lead as No. 3 receiver
WRCleveland Browns
August 25, 2020
Higgins has impressed offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt in the competition to become the No. 3 wide receiver, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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Has second chance with new regime
WRCleveland Browns
June 18, 2020
Browns wide receivers coach Chad O'Shea said Higgins "has an opportunity" to claim the No. 3 wide receiver job, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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