Tyler Higbee Fantasy Outlook Includes Boom-or-Bust Value

Tyler Higbee fantasy outlook makes him an interesting target.
Tyler Higbee fantasy outlook makes him an interesting target. / Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Tyler Higbee was the best tight end in fantasy down the stretch. He was better than elite names like Travis Kelce, George Kittle, Darren Waller and Zach Ertz. In fact, it wasn't even close.

From Week 13-17, Higbee scored 107.2 PPR points. The second-place tight end (Kelce) scored 84.0. That insane finish should point to a breakout 2020 campaign, but fantasy owners are understandably wary. Higbee had never even had 300 receiving yards in a single season prior to last year.

He's extremely difficult to evaluate because of those to extremes, making Higbee one of the most boom-or-bust tight ends available this season.

Tyler Higbee Fantasy Football Outlook

Higbee has an average draft position (ADP) of TE7, per FantasyPros. That puts him just behind fellow high-variance options in Evan Engram and Hunter Henry, but right ahead of Rob Gronkowski.

Higbee shouldn't be expected to even approach what he did down the stretch last season. The 21.4 PPR points per game he averaged down the stretch would've made him fantasy's third-best player had he maintained it over the full year. That's obviously unsustainable.

But he's not even a surefire bet to be the No. 1 tight end on his own team. Higbee's breakout completely coincided with the injury Gerald Everett suffered in Week 12. Before Everett went down, Higbee had a snap share below 70.0 percent in nine of 10 games. He played at least 89.0 percent of the snaps in four of his next five.

Everett did come back in Week 16, but he played just 4 snaps.

Higbee has a really wide range out outcomes. While his ceiling is high, it's unlikely that he outperforms his TE7 draft cost. We have him at TE11, but you're probably better off waiting a few rounds and taking a swing with some other sleeper TEs.

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