Gerald Everett Injury Update Crushes Tyler Higbee Fantasy Outlook for Week 16

Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee celebrate a play against the Buccaneers.
Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee celebrate a play against the Buccaneers. / Katharine Lotze/Getty Images

After missing each of the Los Angeles Rams' last three games with a knee injury, Gerald Everett returned as a full participant at practice on Thursday and will suit up on Saturday against the San Francisco 49ers.

In Everett's absence, Tyler Higbee has exploded with three consecutive massive fantasy performances. He topped 100 yards in each of the three games, averaging 21.8 PPR fantasy points per game. Everett's return destroys his value for Week 16, though.

Through Week 12, Higbee had seen a total of just 33 targets, averaging 5.3 PPR points per game in 10 contests. Everett was the team's clear No. 1 TE, seeing 59 targets and averaging 8.2 points per game.

It's hard to get too excited about Everett this week either, though, as the 49ers' defense checks in at second against the pass in Football Outsiders' DVOA metric.

With neither guy likely to see a ton of volume in a brutal matchup on Saturday, they both land outside the top 12 tight ends in our Week 16 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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