Posted: 4/15/2020 7:21 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee could be in for a bigger role in 2020 after exploding last year with 69 receptions, 734 yards and three touchdowns. Higbee caught at least seven passes in each of the team's final five games and had more than 100 yards receiving in four games in a row last year. It is expected, according to the LA Times' Gary Klein, that head coach Sean McVay utilizes Higbee and TE Gerald Everett even more this year.
Huddle Up: Higbee should be in mid-range TE1 conversations during drafts this year after such a strong finish, increased opportunities should provide even better fantasy results.
Posted: 4/06/2020 3:13 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee had 43 catches for 522 yards and two touchdowns in the month of December last season compared to 26 catches, 212 yards and one score over the first three months combined.
Huddle Up: Jared Goff actually led the NFL in pass attempts last year, and now that Todd Gurley is not in the mix, Higbee's strong finish to 2019 could be a sign of things to come if the Rams continue to embrace a pass-heavy attack. Target him as a TE1 in 2020.
Posted: 4/04/2020 6:32 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee finished 2019 as Pro Football Focus' fourth highest graded tight end (minimum 500 snaps).
Huddle Up: Higbee had a fantasy-elite season-ending stretch, finished with at least seven catches and 84 yards in each of his last five games while scoring a pair of TDs. He's a underrated TE1 this offseason with the Rams seemingly headed for an offensive makeover sans bellcow RB Todd Gurley.
Posted: 12/27/2019 2:28 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff said he trusts TE Tyler Higbee 'as much as anybody' in the offense. 'He does have that big frame, that big wingspan,' Goff said. 'I can kind of throw it anywhere near him he's got great hands, he's shown all that. We do like using him on stuff where I can miss a little bit at times. He can make that play.'
Huddle Up: Higbee has come on strong late in the year, topping 100 yards in each of the last four games while hauling in 35 passes on 44 targets. Perhaps more importantly, he remained one of Goff's go-to targets despite the return of fellow tight end Gerald Everett in Week 16. Higbee will be a must start option in the finale against an Arizona defense he beat for 107 yards and a score just a few weeks ago, and he looks like a TE1 candidate heading into 2020.
Posted: 12/22/2019 4:45 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee caught nine of his 11 targets for 104 yards in a 34-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 16, becoming the fourth tight end to top 100 yards in four consecutive games.
Huddle Up: After barely being used early in the year, Higbee took advantage of an injury to Gerald Everett and hasn't looked back. He's become a must-start TE1.
Posted: 12/16/2019 7:16 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee had 12 receptions for 111 yards against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Dec. 15.
Huddle Up: Higbee has now topped 100 yards receiving in three consecutive games, zooming up the TE ranks in the process. The 49ers can make life tough on opposing passing games, but with the way Higbee is playing you're pretty well obligated to ride the hot hand.
Posted: 12/09/2019 8:00 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee caught seven of his team-high 11 targets for a career-high 116 yards in Week 14 versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: His seven catches also tied a career high. Higbee might as well have been Travis Kelce in this one as the Seahawks either could not track him or did not attempt to several times. There's no question Gerald Everett's absence the last two weeks has contributed to his spiked production, but Higbee is certainly making a case to see more snaps when he returns. With the state of the position being what it is, owners can probably do worse than rolling the dice with him yet again in Week 15 versus the Dallas Cowboys.
Posted: 12/02/2019 3:55 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: With Gerald Everett sidelined, Higbee topped 50 yards for the first time this year and found the end zone for the first time since Week 1. Even if Everett remains sidelined, you shouldn't count on Higbee as a fantasy starter.
Posted: 11/17/2019 11:58 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams TE Gerald Everett (wrist), TE Tyler Higbee (knee) and TE Johnny Mundt (groin) are each active for the Week 11 game against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: All three were listed as questionable, but each are ready to go. Of this trio of tight ends only Everett has any fantasy staying power.
Posted: 9/17/2019 12:28 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee (lung) and C Austin Blythe (ankle) are considered day-to-day after suffering injuries in Week 2.