Fantasy Football: Why expectations should be tempered for Tyler Higbee

Dec 1, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (89) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Attempting to pinpoint a viable tight end in fantasy football can sometimes seem impossible. While fans frantically searched for streaming options in 2019, Tyler Higbee emerged as a viable option in fantasy football in the latter portion of the season.

In the final six weeks of the 2019 season, Higbee recorded 48 receptions for 542 yards and two touchdowns. Altogether, over the entirety of the season, Higbee would finish with a career-high 69 catches for 734 yards and three touchdowns. Most importantly, Higbee would finish as the eighth highest-scoring tight end in fantasy football last season.

After a slow start to the 2019 campaign, Higbee would average 2.8 yards per pass route (fourth-highest among TEs). In terms of fantasy football, Higbee would tally 0.61 fantasy points per pass route (third-best among TEs). Due to his herculean stretch in 2019, the former fourth-round pick is a popular tight end in 2020.

Given the volatility of the tight end position, Higbee is one of the first tight ends being taken in fantasy drafts. However, fans should be wary of placing lofty expectations on the Los Angeles Rams tight end in the upcoming season.

For Higbee to make his current ADP (average draft position) worth it, he’ll need to be consistent throughout the entire season. With that in mind, let’s take a deeper look at why expectations should be tempered for Higbee in 2020.

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