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What to do with Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everett in Week 5 fantasy football

Outside of one big game, the Rams tight ends have had a quiet season.

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The Rams tight ends have largely been held in check this season, except for one game where Tyler Higbee caught three touchdown passes.

Gerald Everett has been even quieter so far this season. But this week Los Angeles takes on the Washington Football team, who have a defense that is prone to giving up fantasy points to tight ends.

Fantasy Football analysis: Rams TEs Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everett

Both Higbee and Everett have had slow starts to the season. Outside of Higbee’s game against Philadelphia, where he caught three touchdowns on five receptions, the unit hasn’t scored a touchdown or had more than 40 yards in a single game.

It’s mainly due to lack of targets. Taking the Eagles game out of the equation, Higbee has just 10 targets, hauling in eight of them. Everett sees the ball even less, only seeing the ball thrown his way five times all season.

But the Football Team’s defense has been giving up decent days to tight ends. Washington averages 12.5 fantasy points allowed to tight ends each week. That stat is a bit misleading though, as the Eagles and Ravens each scored two touchdowns on them, while their other opponents haven’t even eclipsed 20 yards.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Everett is an easy choice to sit. He only has a handful of targets all season, and hasn’t produced much with those targets from a fantasy perspective. Higbee is a tougher call. He’s shown he has the ability to have a big day for fantasy owners, but he hasn’t been able to do it consistently. The Rams offense isn’t going out of their way to give him targets either. So sit him as well.