Gerald Everett Injury Update Improves Tyler Higbee Fantasy Outlook as Streaming Tight End in Week 14

Jason Schandl
Tyler Higbee runs after a catch against the Cardinals in Week 13.
Tyler Higbee runs after a catch against the Cardinals in Week 13. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

Tyler Higbee exploded for 107 yards and one touchdown on seven receptions as the Los Angeles Rams' top tight end in Week 13, and he could be in for another start with Gerald Everett's concerning injury updates ahead of a Week 14 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

Everett has been the Rams' clear top receiving TE this season, and from Week 5 to Week 10 he saw double-digit targets in three of five games. He's been banged up since then though, playing 26 percent of the snaps in Week 11, 33 percent in Week 12 and sitting out in Week 13.

This has translated to a huge boost for Higbee. His three highest snap shares (76 percent, 69 percent and 91 percent) have come in those last three games.

The boost Higbee gets without Everett may have been exaggerated in Week 13, as that came in a dreamy matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, but he does draw another great matchup this week. The Seahawks allow the NFL's second-most PPR fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends (behind only the Cards).

With no Everett, Higbee is a top streaming tight end option and checks in at TE12 in our Week 14 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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