Tyler Higbee
TE LAR (9)
Thu 1/28/21 12:31 PM

Higbee finished the 2020 regular season with 44 receptions for 521 yards and five touchdowns in 15 games. He also added three catches for nine yards through Los Angeles' two playoff contests.
EDGE Analysis
The fifth-year tight end was a popular 2020 breakout target after piling up 43 receptions, 522 yards and two touchdowns over the final five games of the 2019 campaign. Unfortunately, the production didn't carry over. To start, the Rams turned to the rushing attack more frequently. After having the eighth highest passing-play percentage (62.0) during the 2019 campaign, Los Angeles dipped to a 26th-ranked 55.8 mark this season. Additionally, fellow tight end Gerald Everett finished with career-high totals in receptions, receiving yards and offensive snaps to cut into Higbee's production. While Everett hits free agency during the offseason, the Rams also selected tight end Brycen Hopkins in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and he's athletically gifted and a potential Everett replacement. Los Angeles could also add to the position in the draft or free agency.

Tyler Higbee
TE LAR (9)
Sat 1/9/21 9:37 PM

Higbee caught one of three targets for four yards during Saturday's 30-20 win over the Seahawks.
EDGE Analysis
On a day when the Rams threw the ball just 25 times, Higbee wasn't heavily involved and mainly picked up scraps as Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp (knee) saw most of the targets. Kupp left the game in the latter stages because of an injury that could potentially affect his availability for the NFC divisional round matchup against either Washington or the Buccaneers. While Josh Reynolds and Vann Jefferson's roles would likely increase if Kupp were to sit, Higbee's number could get called a few extra times as well.

Tyler Higbee
TE LAR (9)
Mon 1/4/21 9:21 AM

Higbee caught three of his four targets for 43 yards during Sunday's 18-7 win over Arizona.
EDGE Analysis
After a promising finish to the 2019 campaign, Higbee was a popular breakout candidate heading into 2020. Unfortunately the fifth-year tight end disappointed and, outside of a three-touchdown showing in Week 2, he was largely unproductive and a fantasy afterthought. While the potential is there for a strong showing against Seattle in the wild-card round, a productive outing for Higbee is far from a guarantee.

Tyler Higbee
TE LAR (9)
Mon 12/28/20 8:37 PM

Higbee caught three of his six targets for 34 yards during Sunday's 20-9 loss to Seattle.
EDGE Analysis
After finding the end zone last week, Higbee failed to make a fantasy dent Sunday. He's only topped 50 receiving yards in four different games all season, and three of his five touchdowns came Week 2. It's been a disappointing campaign for the fifth-year tight end, and his prospects aren't promising for the season finale, either. Quarterback Jared Goff (thumb) underwent surgery Monday, and backup QB John Walford hasn't played a competitive game since the 2019 preseason.

Tyler Higbee
TE LAR (9)
Sun 12/20/20 10:10 PM

Higbee caught four of five targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Jets.
EDGE Analysis
For the second straight game, the tight end led the Rams in receiving, though Higbee managed only 101 yards between the two contests. He also scored his fifth TD of the season and second in the last three games on a three-yard grab early in the fourth quarter. Higbee will look to keep rolling during a Week 16 trip to Seattle that will likely decide the winner of the NFC West.

Tyler Higbee
TE LAR (9)
Fri 12/11/20 12:38 AM

Higbee secured both of his targets for 34 yards in the Rams' 24-3 win over the Patriots on Thursday night.
EDGE Analysis
The fifth-year pro made a splash on the first offensive play of the game, notching a 25-yard grab that put the Rams at midfield on a drive that would culminate in a Jared Goff rushing touchdown. Higbee had just one more reception for nine yards the rest of the way, however, leaving him short of the 35-yard mark for the fourth straight game. The Rams passing attack typically remains heavily focused on wideouts Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods and the offense also tilts toward the run whenever game script allows, so Higbee's production will remain hard to trust during the fantasy postseason.

Tyler Higbee
TE LAR (9)
Mon 12/7/20 10:36 AM

Higbee caught four of six targets for 24 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 38-28 win over Arizona.
EDGE Analysis
While the touchdown was nice to see from the veteran tight end, Higbee remains a tough start in most fantasy settings. He's produced just 4.1 yards per target over the past three games and has only topped 50 receiving yards in three games all season. The Rams spread the ball around amongst their deep arsenal of playmakers, and Higbee just hasn't been targeted enough -- especially downfield -- to make an impact. After a late-season breakout in 2019, It's been an extremely disappointing 2020 campaign from Higbee thus far.

Tyler Higbee
TE LAR (9)
Sun 11/29/20 2:48 PM

Higbee (elbow) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
EDGE Analysis
Higbee, who's recorded 27 catches (on 35 targets) for 315 yards and three TDs (all in Week 2) in nine games to date, was listed as a non-participant in practice all week due to an elbow injury that he suffered during Week 11 action, so it remains to be seen how close to a full workload he'll see Sunday. If he's limited at all in the contest, added tight-end snaps would be available for Gerald Everett and Johnny Mundt.

Tyler Higbee
TE LAR (9)
Fri 11/27/20 6:28 PM

Higbee (elbow) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the 49ers, Kevin Modesti of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
EDGE Analysis
Higbee was unable to practice all week due to an elbow injury that he suffered during a Week 11 win at Tampa Bay. During a media session Friday, coach Sean McVay said Higbee will be a game-time call as a result, meaning his availability likely will come down to how he looks during a pregame warmup. The Rams will make a ruling on Higbee's status about 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff. If Higbee is limited or doesn't play at all, Gerald Everett and Johnny Mundt will take on extra TE reps.

Tyler Higbee
TE LAR (9)
Thu 11/26/20 5:12 PM

Higbee (elbow) was held out of practice Thursday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Sean McVay called Higbee day-to-day Wednesday, but just one day later the coach referred to the tight end as a game-time decision for Sunday's contest against the 49ers, per Rodrigue. Ideally, Higbee will get in some practice reps before week's end, but he only has one more chance to do so Friday. If Higbee is inhibited or not able to play this weekend, Gerald Everett and Johnny Mundt will take on larger roles in the Rams' passing attack.