You don’t have to go too far back to find reports of Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee being an afterthought. He had been bypassed on the depth chart by Gerald Everett, who was turning into a nice option just outside the first tier of fantasy players at the position. But then Everertt got hurt before Thanksgiving, and Higbee went absolutely bonkers.
Now, Everett is healthy and cleared to play when the Rams take on the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. While that is certainly good news for the Rams, it makes fantasy football decisions slightly confusing heading into the penultimate week of the regular season.
First, let’s stop and look at what Higbee’s done in the last three weeks. He caught 12 passes for 111 yards last week against Dallas. The week before that, he had seven catches for 116 yards. Three weeks ago, against the Cardinals, he caught seven passes for 107 yards and a touchdown. If you were savvy enough to nab him off the waiver wire or score him cheap in daily fantasy leagues, it’s been a nice little addition that’s probably kept you on the right side of the win column.
But now Everett is back from his knee injury, and will be active this week.
Fantasy football analysis, Los Angeles Rams TEs Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee
It stands to reason that Everett will get a few looks, taking away from Higbee’s potential production. But you have to ride the hot hand, and we expect the Rams to do the same.
Start Higbee. Sit Everett.