WR Rashard Higgins - Cleveland Browns

6-1, 196Born: 10-7-1994College: Colorado St.Drafted: Round 5, pick 2016

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General News (Sat Oct 12): is healthy enough to play in Week 6, but head coach Freddie Kitchens said he is not sure if Higgins will be active for the game.

General News (Fri Oct 11): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.

General News (Thu Oct 10): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Oct 9): practiced fully on Wednesday.

General News (Mon Oct 7): is not expected to play in Week 5 against San Francisco 49ers due to a lingering knee injury, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Week 6: vs Seattle Seahawks - $4500

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FBG says: Good matchup. The Browns passing game is extremely inconsistent so far this season as it is an offense that is struggling with pressure. The biggest issue for this offense has been one in which the defenses are locking in on Odell Beckham which is causing issues for Baker Mayfield who has had issues cycling through his options in the passing game. The offensive line has also been an issue in pass protection as Eric Kush was pushed aside by Nick Bosa and DeForest Buckner seemingly all game on Monday night which led to Mayfield being just 8-22 for 100 yards. This has been one of the more disappointing passing offenses in the NFL so far this year as Mayfield has thrown 8 interceptions compared to just four touchdowns. The good news for the Browns is that they should get Rashard Higgins back who was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. Higgins is a tremendous third receiving option which is something that the Browns have not had since Week 1 as that was the only game that we saw David Njoku and Rashard Higgins. The Seahawks passing defense is one that has been tough to decipher so far this season. Against inexperienced quarterbacks, the Seahawks have looked fantastic as they shut-down Mason Rudolph (replaced Roethlisberger in this game), Teddy Bridgewater, and Kyler Murray holding them to an average of 201 yards per game. However, in the two games that they faced established NFL starters in Andy Dalton and Jared Goff, they were completely exposed as they allowed 406 yards per game. The issue for the Seahawks is outside of Shaquill Griffin, they are weak in the secondary as outside corner Tre Flowers has struggled as has slot corner, Jamar Taylor. At the safety position, this is a team that is regretting not re-signing Earl Thomas as replacement free safety Tedric Thompson has struggled as he does not appear to be 100% healthy this season. While the team has holes in the secondary, they are not doing themselves any favor with their scheme as they are one of the few teams that play their base defense with just two cornerbacks over 50% of the plays which ultimately forces their linebackers into coverage which has caused miss matches particularly to players out of the slot as we saw last week with Cooper Kupp catching 9 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown. Also as part of this scheme, this leaves them susceptible to running backs and tight ends as over the last three weeks, the Seahawks have allowed 34 receptions to tight ends and running backs as Gerald Everett, Alvin Kamara, and David Johnson all had big games against this secondary. This should be a get right game for the Browns assuming they can keep the pass rush of Seattle away from Mayfield.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLSalPtsFP/$
2 at NYJ 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 4500 0.00 0.00
3 vs LAR 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 4500 0.00 0.00
4 at BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 4500 0.00 0.00
5 at SF 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 4500 0.00 0.00
6 vs SEA 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 4500 0.00 0.00
6 vs SEA PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 0.0 * * * * * *
6 vs SEA PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 1.3 * * * * * *
6 vs SEA PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4.0 * * * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Rashard Higgins's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 1 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 46 / 0 rec - 5.6 points, $4500)

Higgins had a big role on the game-opening touchdown drive and then wasn't heard from again. The receiver pulled in an 11-yard reception on the second play of the game and then caught a 35-yard pass from Baker Mayfield that brought the Browns down to the Tennessee four-yard line. After the first drive, Mayfield only looked his way once more in what wound up being an incomplete pass. He missed time with an ankle injury.

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Latest News

Browns | Rashard Higgins may be healthy scratch (Sat Oct 12, 06:03 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee) is healthy enough to play in Week 6, but head coach Freddie Kitchens said he is not sure if Higgins will be active for the game.

Our View: This is an...interesting...proclamation from the head coach. Higgins is good to go from a health standpoint but he may not play. Have other options ready. If he does play, Higgins will compete with Antonio Callaway for outside duties opposite of Odell Beckham Jr with Jarvis Landry in the slot.
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Browns | Rashard Higgins not on injury report (Fri Oct 11, 05:48 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.

Our View: Higgins is ready to play, but there are some indications that he might be a healthy scratch. He and Baker Mayfield have excellent chemistry so the team lacking confidence in him is odd.
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Browns | Rashard Higgins practice Thursday (Thu Oct 10, 06:31 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.

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Browns | Cleveland's Thursday practice report (Thu Oct 10, 03:57 PM) - Cleveland Browns OT Kendall Lamm (knee), CB Denzel Ward (hamstring) and CB Greedy Williams (hamstring) were limited in practice for a second straight day Thursday, Oct. 10. WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hip) and WR Rashard Higgins (knee) fully participated in practice for a second straight day.

Our View: Higgins is finally on track to return and he is Baker Mayfield's favorite receiver, so this could finally give Mayfield a good outlook against a Seahawks pass defense that has had some rough performances this year.
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Browns | Rashard Higgins a full participant Wednesday (Wed Oct 9, 03:21 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Our View: Higgins didn't play on Monday night against the 49ers, and he hasn't seen the field since Week 1. Perhaps they'll get him back on the field this week against the Seahawks.
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Schedule

6vs Seattle Seahawks
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8@ New England Patriots
9@ Denver Broncos
10vs Buffalo Bills
11vs Pittsburgh Steelers
12vs Miami Dolphins
13@ Pittsburgh Steelers
14vs Cincinnati Bengals
15@ Arizona Cardinals
16vs Baltimore Ravens
17@ Cincinnati Bengals