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WR Rashard Higgins - Cleveland Browns

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

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General News (Thu Oct 18): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Oct 17): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 7: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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FBG says: Great matchup. Baker Mayfield suffered an ankle injury early in the game last week which really bothered him for most of the game. While he says he will be fine, the issues showed up for the Browns for the first time that there are cracks in the armor of their passing game after a tremendous performance the week before against a tough Baltimore team. The issue for the Browns is the lack of receiving talent that they have on the team as their receiving group has lost three players so far from the opening day roster including Josh Gordon, Rashard Higgins and Derrick Willies. While not a unit that was overly deep to begin with, the Browns had expected Antonio Callaway to be further along than where he is at this point in the season as he still looks like a rookie that is not ready to be anything other than a deep threat. Jarvis Landry can only do so much, and we have seen David Njoku and Duke Johnson start to become more of a focal point of this offense which should lead to fantasy production this week. This game will show us everything we need to know about the Browns going forward as they could not have an easier matchup than they do this week going up against a Buccaneers secondary that is on pace to shatter records for most passing yards given up as they have allowed 355 net passing yards and 366 total passing yards per week. This is a unit that is led by 35-year-old Brent Grimes who is on his last legs of his career and is leading a unit that has very little behind him in young players Ryan Smith and rookie M.J. Stewart who have both struggled as well. They have been susceptible to the pass against running backs as they are allowing 67 yards receiving to the running backs each week which could set up for a big Duke Johnson week if the Browns get him more involved. All in all, if the Browns struggle to throw the ball this week, it may be time to be concerned about Mayfield.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
3 vs NYJ 54 0 0 0 3 3 32 0 0 3.2
4 at OAK 53 0 0 0 5 4 61 0 0 6.1
5 vs BAL 31 0 0 0 4 3 66 1 0 12.6
7 at TB PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *
7 at TB PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 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

2018 Week 5 vs BAL (4 / 3 / 66 / 1 rec)

Higgins was having an excellent game but had to leave during the fourth quarter with a knee injury. The team has yet to update his status, so he can be considered questionable for Week 6 at this time. Before the injury, he caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield. It was an easy catch as he was wide open in the end zone on the play. He also hauled in a 21-yard pass on 3rd-and-16 during the first quarter.

2018 Week 4 vs OAK (5 / 4 / 61 / 0 rec)

Higgins came up with some big catches for the Browns in Week 4. He converted a 3rd-and-12 in the first quarter with a nice 21-yard reception. In the third quarter, Higgins ripped off a six-yard and a 23-yard catch on the team's first series. Higgins appears to have the trust of Baker Mayfield and should remain involved in the offense, especially in the middle of the field.

2018 Week 3 vs NYJ (3 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)

Higgins continues to work behind Antonio Callaway as the Browns' No. 3 receiver. That being said, he made some big plays for his team in Week 3. Not targeted until the third quarter, Higgins caught a short five-yard pass and then later snared a high pass for a nine-yard gain. In the fourth quarter, he had a nice catch down the seam which went for 19 yards. Higgins showed awareness when he alertly scooped up a Duke Johnson fumble in the fourth quarter.

2018 Week 2 vs NO (7 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)

Higgins saw an uptick in targets following the Browns' decision to move on from Josh Gordon. Higgins tied for the team lead with seven targets in the game. His first catch went for a seven-yard gain on a slant, although he fumbled at the end of the play. Fortunately for him, the fumble went out of bounds, allowing the Browns to keep possession. His biggest play came in the third quarter on a 16-yard reception off of a play action pass. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Higgins saw three straight targets but was unable to connect with Tyrod Taylor on any of them. He punctuated that series with a drop on the final target. Higgins should see more work with Gordon out of the picture, although he is likely to be third in the pecking order behind Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway.

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Latest News

Browns | Thursday practice report for Browns (Thu Oct 18, 03:44 PM) - Cleveland Browns CB E.J. Gaines (concussion), WR Rashard Higgins (knee), LB Joe Schobert (hamstring) and C J.C. Tretter (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 18. LB Tanner Vallejo (concussion) participated fully.

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Browns | Thursday injury report for Cleveland (Wed Oct 17, 03:28 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee), LB Joe Schobert (hamstring) and C J.C. Tretter (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. LB Tanner Vallejo (concussion) participated fully.

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Browns | Week 6 Cleveland Browns inactives (Sun Oct 14, 11:33 AM) - The Cleveland Browns have declared WR Rashard Higgins, QB Drew Stanton, WR Breshad Perriman, LB Tanner Vallejo, OG Earl Watford, CB Tavierre Thomas and DT Carl Davis inactive for Week 6.

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Browns | Week 6 injury report for Cleveland (Fri Oct 12, 04:07 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee) and LB Tanner Vallejo (concussion) did not practice Friday, Oct. 12 and they have been ruled out for Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers. LB James Burgess (knee) and WR Derrick Willies (shoulder) were limited in practice, and Burgess is listed as questionable while Willies is out. TE Seth DeValve (hamstring), DE E.J. Gaines (groin), OT Desmond Harrison (knee) and CB Damarious Randall (heel) were full participants and have been removed from the injury report.

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Browns | Thursday injury report for Browns (Thu Oct 11, 03:07 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee) and LB Tanner Vallejo (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 11. LB James Burgess (knee), CB E.J. Gaines (groin) and CB Damarious Randall (heel) were limited. TE Seth DeValve (hamstring) and OT Desmond Harrison (knee) participated fully.

Our View: Higgins is likely to be out this week, which should enhance the ceilings of David Njoku and Jarvis Landry against the Chargers.
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Schedule

7@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8@ Pittsburgh Steelers
9vs Kansas City Chiefs
10vs Atlanta Falcons
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ Cincinnati Bengals
13@ Houston Texans
14vs Carolina Panthers
15@ Denver Broncos
16vs Cincinnati Bengals
17@ Baltimore Ravens