Tyler Higbee, TE, Los Angeles Rams
Higbee had seven catches for a team-high 118 yards against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14, on a team-high 11 targets. With Gerald Everett (knee) out, he has topped 100 yards with seven receptions in back-to-back games along with 19 targets over that span. Everett’s status going forward is unclear, so at this point Higbee is in line to exploit another good matchup in Week 15.
The Dallas Cowboys went into Week 14 as a bottom-12 fantasy defense against tight ends (Yahoo! 0.5-point PPR), and then Bears tight ends Jesper Horsted and J.P. Holtz (who?) combined for seven catches and 92 yards against them last Thursday night. So Higbee, with all the Rams tight end targets to himself, could very get to 100 yards in a third straight game.
Given the dearth of consistent tight end options, Higbee circumstances and big game in Week 13 should have boosted his ownership rates more than they went up last week. For Week 15, he’s in line to be the No. 1 streamer tight end and deliver fantasy owners to their title game. Do be sure to cover your bases and check Everett’s status though.
ESPN Ownership: 11.4%
Yahoo! Ownership: 20%