WR Rashard Higgins - Cleveland Browns

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

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Week 15: at Arizona Cardinals - $3000

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FBG says: Great matchup. The Cleveland Browns passing attack continues to disappoint in 2019, as Baker Mayfield has taken a step back following his rookie season instead of the step forward many had hoped for and projected. Head coach and play-caller Freddie Kitchens has seemingly done this offense no favors, as he seems overwhelmed now that he is in charge of the entire operation. At wide receiver, Mayfield's top two targets are obvious, with Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham, Jr. dominating across the board with team-leading numbers at targets, receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. Landry's role in the offense has grown over the last month, as he leads the team in all four of those metrics, and all signs point to him continuing as the team's number-one receiver down the stretch. Tight end David Njoku returned last weekend after a lengthy stint on the injured reserve, and although he did not impress in his first game back, a soft matchup against the Arizona Cardinals could ease him back into action this weekend. Arizona's pass defense has been equally as miserable this season as they were last season. In 2019, they rank dead-last in passing yardage allowed, passing touchdowns allowed, and fourth-to-last in net yards per attempt allowed through the air. Aside from edge rusher Chandler Jones, who ranks 2nd in the NFL with 14 sacks to his name this season, there is little to be excited about with this defense. The rest of the defensive front offers little support rushing the quarterback, and their linebackers are horrific in pass coverage. Jordan Hicks and Hasson Reddick are a leading reason that the Cardinals rank dead-last in the NFL in fantasy points allowed per game to opposing tight ends. Lastly, in the secondary, Budda Baker, who is capable of defending the slot as well as playing safety, is the only above-average pass defender in the unit. Even veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson, who missed the early part of the season due to a suspension, has struggled since returning to the fold in 2019. Overall, this is a dismal pass defending unit, and if Baker Mayfield and the Browns cannot piece together a strong day through the air this weekend, it could signal significant long-term problems for Cleveland.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 vs PIT 29 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 3200 0.00 0.00
12 vs MIA 25 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 3300 0.00 0.00
13 at PIT 29 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 3000 0.00 0.00
14 vs CIN 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 3000 0.00 0.00
15 at ARI PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 0.6 * * * * * *
15 at ARI PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0.7 * * * * * *
15 at ARI PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 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

2019 Week 10 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 7 / 1 rec - 7.7 points, $3000)

Higgins got a boost in playing time with Antonio Callaway being a surprise healthy scratch. He wasn't targeted until the final drive of the game when he pulled in a seven-yard touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield. He was wide open in the back of the end zone as the defense was busy tracking Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry on the play. Callaway's benching appears to be a one-game thing, so Higgins should head back to a bench role in Week 11.

2019 Week 1 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 46 / 0 rec - 6.6 points, $3200)

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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