Tim Hightower

Tim Hightower

Height: 6' Weight: 220 lbsAge: 31College: RichmondDrafted: #149 (5th Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
32nd easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #210
Best / Worst #129 / #288
ADP #273


Tim Hightower to open 2017 as 49ers' RB2?

San Francisco beat writer Matt Maiocco believes Tim Hightower "is looking very good" at training camp and "appears to be the team's second best running back."

Fantasy Impact

It appears at this point, Hightower is the favorite to open the upcoming season as the 49ers' RB2, especially since Maiocco is also reporting that rookie Joe Williams is off to a "slow start" after the first week of training camp. However, it's early and a lot can change from now and until Week 1. Although Hyde is the favorite to enter the 2017 season as the team's RB1, I believe the RB2 job is a wide open.

Tim Hightower signs with 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers and free agent running back Tim Hightower have agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

Hightower, who spent the past two seasons with the Saints, signed with San Franciso Saturday. While in New Orleans, the 30-year-old running back rejuvenated his career after a three-year hiatus from the game. Playing in 24 games since 2015, Hightower accumulated 923 yards and eight touchdowns as a rusher and caught 34 targets for 329 yards and another score as a receiver out of the backfield. With Carlos Hyde the clear cut starter, Hightower will compete with DuJuan Harris for the No. 2 spot on the 49ers' running back depth chart entering the 2017 season.

Tim Hightower contributes little in Saints' win over Tampa Bay

Tim Hightower rushed for 29 yards against the Buccaneers' defense on Saturday on eight attempts. He added a single reception for 11 yards, as well.

Fantasy Impact

Hightower's value has been all over the place in the latter half of this fantasy season. It ends on a low note, however, with Mark Ingram delivering two rushing touchdowns and Hightower gets 40 total yards.

Tim Hightower scores twice in Saints' win against Cardinals

Tim Hightower only rushed for 37 yards on 11 attempts but made the most of them with two scores.

Fantasy Impact

These were Hightower's first two scores since week nine against the 49ers. The Saints' offense has run hot and cold all season, and Hightower's big games are too unpredictable to count on in the fantasy playoffs.

Tim Hightower leads Saints in rushing in loss against Buccaneers

Tim Hightower had six carries for 31 yards against the Buccaneers as the Saints' offense struggled on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Hightower is clearly still in play as part of the Saints' running back committee, but shouldn't be part of yours. Unless Mark Ingram goes down with an injury, it's okay to ignore Hightower.