TE Tyler Higbee - Los Angeles Rams

6-6, 249Born: 1-1-1993College: Western KentuckyDrafted: Round 4, pick 2016

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 2): Higbee predictably went off against the Cardinals in Week 13. If Gerald Everett is still sidelined, he'll be worth a what the heck tight end nod against Seattle this week.

Week 14: vs Seattle Seahawks

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FBG says: Tough matchup. The Los Angeles Rams' struggling passing attack got back on track last weekend in a soft matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Jared Goff shredded the Cardinals for over 400 yards and 2 scores, well above his 2019 averages. On the season, the Rams rank 6th in total passing volume, while posting just 13 passing touchdowns to 13 interceptions. The team's poor offensive line is at the root of most of the offensive struggles, but given the team's high-volume passing attack, there is no shortage of opportunity for Rams' pass-catchers. Robert Woods has posted at least 9 targets and 95 receiving yards in 3 straight, including a monstrous 19-target, 13-catch, 172-yard performance last weekend. He has yet to find the end zone, which is unbelievable given his volume this season, making him well overdue for some positive regression in this area. Elsewhere, Cooper Kupp's receiving numbers have tailed off recently, posting just 1 100-yard receiving day in his last 7 outings to go along with reduced volume over that stretch of games. Expect the Rams to continue to air it out, primarily to these two receivers, down the stretch as they push for a wild card berth in the playoffs this season. The Seahawks have had to defend the second-most pass attempts in the league this season, leading to a plethora of high-yardage games from opposing quarterbacks and wide receivers this season. On a per-play basis, the Seahawks have struggled as well, allowing 6.5 net yards per attempt, ranking 23rd in the NFL this season. In the trenches, Jadeveon Clowney shoulders the load as the team's only impactful pass-rusher. The Seahawks will need a big game out of the likes of Quinton Jefferson and other average pass-rushers this weekend to capitalize on Los Angeles' weakness along the offensive line. Then, at the second-level, the Seahawks field one of the league's weakest groups of coverage-linebackers. Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright both struggle against the pass, allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. In the secondary, Shaquill Griffin is one of the league's best young corners, locking down his half of the field with 13 pass breakups this season. Elsewhere, however, the Seahawks' secondary struggles against the pass, fostering a fantasy-friendly environment for opposing offenses. This weekend, against one of the league's most pass-happy offenses, the Seattle Seahawks will be put to the test, as their numbers throughout the first 12 games of the season have been uninspiring.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
10 at PIT 25 3.0 22 0 0 2.2
11 vs CHI 42 0.0 0 0 0 0
12 vs BAL 38 5.0 20 0 0 2
13 at ARI 72 7.0 107 1 0 16.7
14 vs SEA PROJ-Dodds * 4.5 * * * *
14 vs SEA PROJ-Tremblay * 5.1 * * * *
14 vs SEA PROJ-Bloom * 4.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Tyler Higbee's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 13 vs ARI (8 / 7 / 107 / 1 rec)

Higbee drew the start and the opportunity to monopolize tight end targets with Gerald Everett out against Arizona. Higbee took full advantage with a career day, surpassing 100 yards and his first touchdown since Week 1. Higbee had a great connection with Jared Goff as Higbee corralled a deep out strike with full extension for 20 yards and showing chemistry beyond structure on multiple occasions. Higbee added two other chunk gains in the first 20 minutes of the game alone and nearly all of his production game in the first half as the Rams cruised to the win in the second half.

2019 Week 6 vs SF (3 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)

Higbee was the leading receiver for the Rams in Week 6 with a mere 25 yards, highlighting their offensive struggling against the formidable 49ers defense. Higbee converted all three of his targets with two of them being short receptions with no yard-after-catch opportunities. Gerald Everett had more targets, including a long pass, after his breakout Week 5 performance, as the more involved and higher-upside tight end compared to the more blocking-centric Higbee.

2019 Week 5 vs SEA (3 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)

After Higbee saw seven targets last week as the Rams passed the ball nearly 70 times, the all-around tight end had a tempered game as fellow tight end Gerald Everett broke out with a career day. Higbee did not find the box score until the second half and did convert all three of his targets into receptions, including an inside screen for 20 yards. Higbee also had a reception called back by penalty.

2019 Week 2 vs NO (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)

Higbee corralled a deep crossing route against the Saints as his highlight contribution but sustained a lung injury and was hospitalized as a precaution. If Higbee misses time, Gerald Everett stands to benefit in the wide receiver-centric Rams passing game.

2019 Week 1 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 20 / 1 rec)

Higbee has a new contract, but his snaps were merely a shade above Gerald Everett as a concerning aspect against Carolina. Higbee did find the end zone on a goal line curl route in the fourth quarter, a critical play for the Rams' struggling passing offense in the game. Higbee, more of the blocker compared to Gerald Everett, was fourth on the team in targets and offers minimal big-play upside outside of getting lost by defensive coverage.

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Rams | Tyler Higbee tops 100 yards (Sun Dec 1, 10:55 PM) - Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee caught seven of his eight targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in a 34-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 13.

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Schedule

14vs Seattle Seahawks
15@ Dallas Cowboys
16@ San Francisco 49ers
17vs Arizona Cardinals