Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Los Angeles Rams
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.92 million contract with the Rams in June of 2016.
Not targeted in Super Bowl
TELos Angeles Rams
February 4, 2019
Higbee didn't draw any targets during a 13-3 loss to New England in the Super Bowl.
ANALYSIS
While he technically got the start, Higbee played fewer snaps (35) than fellow tight end Gerald Everett (44), who also finished the night without any catches. The Rams increased their usage of tight ends in the passing game after Cooper Kupp suffered a torn ACL in November, but neither Higbee nor Everett proved to be a reliable threat. Higbee figures to enter the final year of his rookie contract stuck in a timeshare, potentially losing even more work to Everett in 2019. If forced to pick between the two, Everett is the one with receiving upside.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Tyler Higbee's 2018 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
13.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.27
 
% Team Air Yards
4.6%
 
% Team Targets
6.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
72.7%
 
Drop Rate
3.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.6
 
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How often does Tyler Higbee run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Tyler Higbee
222 routes   34 targets
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59%
253 routes   50 targets
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4 routes   1 target
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Patriots pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
80.9
 
Cornerbacks
75.6
 
Safeties
91.6
 
Linebackers
83.0
 
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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
2017
2016
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.
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Comes up big with game on line
TELos Angeles Rams
January 21, 2019
Higbee caught each of his four targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-23 win over New Orleans in the NFC Championship Game.
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Makes season-long grab
TELos Angeles Rams
December 31, 2018
Higbee secured his only target for a season-long, 36-yard reception during Sunday's 48-32 win over San Francisco.
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Grabs one reception against Cards
TELos Angeles Rams
December 26, 2018
Higbee caught his lone target for 16 yards during Sunday's 31-9 win over Arizona.
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Disappearing act continues
TELos Angeles Rams
December 17, 2018
Higbee caught both his targets for 14 yards during Sunday's 30-23 loss to Philadelphia.
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Sees little work in passing game
TELos Angeles Rams
December 10, 2018
Higbee caught his only target for nine yards during Sunday's 15-6 loss to Chicago.
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