Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
25-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 contract with the Rams in June of 2016.
Hauls in first touchdown
TELos Angeles Rams
September 17, 2018
Higbee played 64 of 72 offensive snaps and caught a three-yard touchdown pass during Sunday's 34-0 win over Arizona.
ANALYSIS
The third-year tight end failed to secure his other target, so while it was great to see Higbee find the end zone Week 2, Sunday's touchdown stands as his only reception through the first two games of the season. He was still on the field for 64 offensive snaps compared to Gerald Everett's eight, so for the time being, Higbee's position atop the depth chart appears secure. Still, neither Los Angeles tight end profiles as a reliable fantasy option at this stage of the game.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    124
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    11
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
404
20
2017
735
131
2018
124
11
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other TEs)

Height:   6' 6"
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Weight:   255 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   0.00 sec
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Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
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Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
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Arm Length:   33.25 in
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Hand Length:   10.25 in
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Vertical Jump:   0 in
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Broad Jump:   0 in
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Bench Press:   0 reps
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Los Angeles Rams Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
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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Untargeted against Raiders
TELos Angeles Rams
September 11, 2018
Higbee played 60 of 63 offensive snaps but didn't receive a target during Monday's 33-13 win over the Raiders.
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Looking good at camp
TELos Angeles Rams
August 14, 2018
Higbee has been one of the Rams' standout performers at training camp, Rich Hammond of The Orange County Register reports.
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Impresses during offseason
TELos Angeles Rams
June 26, 2018
Rams tight ends coach Shane Waldron said Higbee had a good offseason, Kristen Lago of the team's official website reports. "I think with Higbee going into his third year, he's got a really good grasp, has had a good offseason and worked hard like he always does," Waldron said. "He's really bought in and is doing everything the right way all the time -- provides a good option as a tight end in all three phases of the game, whether the run game, the pass game, and in the pass protection."
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Score overturned in wild-card loss
TELos Angeles Rams
January 8, 2018
Higbee caught one of his two targets for just 11 yards during Saturday's 26-13 loss to Atlanta in the wild-card round. He did have a five-yard touchdown reversed by replay with 2:16 remaining in the game.
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Catches both targets in Week 16 win
TELos Angeles Rams
December 26, 2017
Higbee caught both his targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 27-23 road win over Tennessee.
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