Tim Hightower
RB NO (5)
2 months ago

Hightower rushed for 29 yards and a touchdown on three carries in Sunday's loss to Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower ran a stretch to the left for his third touchdown in as many weeks. Few 30-year-old running backs get much attention in free agency, which is Hightower's next stop. His skill set might translate best down by the Bayou, but don't be surprised if he has a number of suitors given his ability to both barrel through defenders near the goal line and contribute in the passing game.

Tim Hightower
RB NO (5)
2 months ago

Hightower gained 29 yards on eight rushes and secured his only target for 11 yards in Saturday's 31-24 win over the Bucs.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower played a clear second fiddle to backfield mate Mark Ingram, as the latter received 10 additional touches on the ground, and two more targets through the air. The 30-year old's involvement in the offense has been on a downward trend in recent weeks, with Hightower seeing single-digit carries in three of the past four games. He did score two touchdowns in the only game during that span in which he saw double-digit totes, Week 15 versus the Cardinals. The veteran will try to close out the season on a strong note against the Falcons in Week 17, but could once again find himself as only a complementary option to Ingram.

Tim Hightower
RB NO (5)
2 months ago

Hightower had 11 carries for 37 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 48-41 win at Arizona. He also caught all three of his targets for 11 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Playing against one of his former teams, Hightower scored both of his touchdowns from close range in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Mark Ingram was more productive on a per-play basis, rushing for 79 yards on 17 carries, although he did not score. Expect Hightower to continue to be involved next week against Tampa Bay.

Tim Hightower
RB NO (5)
2 months ago

Hightower gained 31 yards on six carries and caught one passes for eight yards in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

After being curiously limited to only three touches in Week 13, Hightower returned to splitting carries with Mark Ingram (seven carries, 14 yards) in Tampa Bay. Although Hightower found some running room against a tough Buccaneers run defense, it remains to be difficult to predict how the Saints will divvy up the backfield touches going forward. Hightower will be tough to trust against a solid Arizona defense in Week 15.

Tim Hightower
RB NO (5)
3 months ago

Hightower gained five yards on two carries and four yards on one reception in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

After fumbling twice in key spots in Weeks 7 and 8, respectively, Mark Ingram (toe) had been splitting snaps with Hightower for the most of the second half this year. In Week 13, however, Ingram assumed more of a feature role, garnering 12 touches (seven carries, five receptions) compared to Hightower's three. That said, with the Lions in control for most of the afternoon, neither running back saw much action in this one. While both Hightower and Ingram have generally been effective of late, Ingram's significantly larger workload in Week 13 could signal that the Saints are ready to return Ingram to a feature-back role. Hightower should continue to be rostered in the majority of fantasy leagues -- he still has plenty of value as a handcuff to the oft-injured Ingram and it still remains possible that his meager Week 13 workload was a one-week anomaly -- but Hightower is not a recommended start next Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Tim Hightower
RB NO (5)
3 months ago

Hightower would figure to assume a full workload of backfield duties if teammate Mark Ingram (toe) is unable to play Sunday against the Lions, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower and Ingram have been handed a pretty even split of touches lately, but after a toe injury only allowed the latter to fit in one limited practice session all week, Hightower could be in store for a larger workload this weekend. That obviously would bode well for Hightower's fantasy stock, which has enjoyed a rise back to relevancy since his 102-yard outburst against the Seahawks in Week 8.

Tim Hightower
RB NO (5)
3 months ago

Hightower gained 51 yards in 15 carries and another 54 yards on two receptions, including a 50-yard touchdown grab, in Sunday's win against the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower was quiet for most of the afternoon before hauling in a long touchdown from wide receiver Willie Snead on a trick play in the fourth quarter. He also ripped off a 30-yard run on the Saints' final offensive possession. Hightower performed well in Week 11 when Ingram left the game early with a concussion, but it was Ingram who looked like the more dangerous player in Week 12 against the Rams. Still, the Saints seem content dividing the touches, and both players should be viable fantasy options in a favorable Week 13 tilt at home against the Lions.

Tim Hightower
RB NO (5)
3 months ago12 Comments

Hightower gained 69 yards on 12 carries and hauled in eight of nine targets for 57 yards in Thursday's 23-20 loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower took on the clear lead back role Thursday, after he and Mark Ingram split touches almost evenly in Week 10. He was also highly impressive in the passing game, tallying a season-high eight receptions. If Thursday's workload distribution is to be trusted, Hightower may have a firm hold on No. 1 tailback duties at present, and has proven he can stay on the field for all three downs if necessary. He'll look to continue his solid play against the Rams in Week 12.

Tim Hightower
RB NO (5)
3 months ago

Hightower caught two passes for 34 yards and added 21 yards on eight carries in Sunday's loss to Denver.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower was quiet for much of the game, save for a 23-yard snag that set up the Saints' second touchdown. The Broncos have had trouble against pass-catching backs, but the Saints seldom went to that well. Sunday was a bit of a crash back down to earth for Hightower, who averaged 25.5 touches and 102 yards per game over the past two weeks, but it'd be too early to fret. Mark Ingram, who Hightower is splitting touches with, touched the ball just three more times than Hightower and averaged 4.8 yards per touch as compared to Hightower's 5.5. It's possible that the game simply dictated fewer looks for the backfield and so don't let the outcome influence future confidence in the veteran.

Tim Hightower
RB NO (5)
4 months ago

Hightower and Mark Ingram will likely continue to split carries, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower started Sunday's game in San Francisco and took 23 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown, with Ingram adding 171 scrimmage yards and another pair of scores. The sum production will likely be far less in Week 10 against the Broncos, but both running backs figure to have key role.