Tyler Higbee, RB, Los Angeles Rams

Higbee had another big game Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, partially driven by garbage time, with 12 receptions (on 14 targets) for 111 yards. He has topped 100 yards in three straight games, as Gerald Everett (knee) continues to be out, with double-digit targets in the last two.

The run of easy matchups is over for Higbee in Week 16, as the San Francisco 49ers are a top-five fantasy defense against tight ends this year. But with Everett not seeming especially close to a return to action, Higbee is becoming a matchup-proof TE1.

A fourth straight big game can’t be expected for Higbee, but it also can’t be ruled out based on San Francisco allowing four touchdowns to tight ends over Week 13 and Week 14. Treat him as a TE1 this week, with an eye on Everett’s status, even on the lower end of that spectrum.

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