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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
at HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
vs. DAL, Sun 8pm EDT
IR
 
 
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Expert
Percent


Updated: Oct 27th, 2021
100%
Recommended by
65 of 65 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 65 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 9-
Best Rank# 6-
Worst Rank# 10-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at HOU vs. DAL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. TEs perform a little better than their average vs HOUThis is a 4 star matchup. TEs perform a little better than their average vs DAL-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec18.116.7
Rec Yds227.5207.4
Rec TD1.51.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total36.80.0-
Avg Game5.3-
Avg Projection6.2-
Week 74.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather82 F, Sunny39 F, Clear-
    
Expert Ranks 
Tyler HigbeeIrv Smith Jr.Add Player
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
24 m
#8-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
29 m
#10-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
29 m
#9-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
47 m
#8-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
2 h
#2-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
2 h
#9-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
3 h
#9-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
3 h
#9-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
3 h
#12-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
4 h
#6-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
4 h
#9-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
5 h
#9-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
5 h
#6-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
5 h
#8-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
5 h
#10-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
5 h
#7-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
6 h
#8-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
7 h
#6-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
7 h
#8-
    
Site Projections S. Projections
numberFire numberFire
8 h
#7-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
11 h
#9-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
11 h
#6-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
11 h
#9-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
11 h
#6-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
12 h
#9-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
12 h
#9-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
13 h
#9-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
13 h
#9-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#8-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
13 h
#9-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
13 h
#9-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
14 h
#9-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
14 h
#8-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
14 h
#8-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
14 h
#9-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
15 h
#9-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
16 h
#9-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
16 h
#10-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
16 h
#9-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
16 h
#4-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
17 h
#11-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
17 h
#8-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
17 h
#8-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
17 h
#6-
    
Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
18 h
#8-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
18 h
#8-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
18 h
#9-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
19 h
#12-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
19 h
#9-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
20 h
#12-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
20 h
#6-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
21 h
#9-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
22 h
#9-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
22 h
#7-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
23 h
#9-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
23 h
#6-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
23 h
#9-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
23 h
#8-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
24 h
#9-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#9-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#9-
    
Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
1 d
#9-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
1 d
#8-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#13-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
2 d
#14-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CHI
6 tar, 5 rec, 68 yds, 0 td
at CIN
Week 2 at IND
1 tar, 1 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
at ARI
Week 3 vs. TB
5 tar, 5 rec, 40 yds, 1 td
vs. SEA
Week 4 vs. ARI
6 tar, 4 rec, 36 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
Week 5 at SEA
2 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 1 td
vs. DET
Week 6 at NYG
5 tar, 5 rec, 36 yds, 0 td
at CAR
Week 7 vs. DET
8 tar, 5 rec, 46 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 8 at HOU vs. DAL
Week 9 vs. TEN at BAL
Week 10 at SF at LAC
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 12 at GB at SF
Week 13 vs. JAC at DET
Week 14 at ARI vs. PIT
Week 15 vs. SEA at CHI
Week 16 at MIN vs. LAR
Week 17 at BAL at GB
Week 18 vs. SF vs. CHI
Player Projections Comparison
 
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
at HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
vs. DAL, Sun 8pm EDT
IR
Receiving
   
Receptions4.0
Rec Yards43.9
Rec TDs0.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.0
Rush Yards0.0
Rush TDs0.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points6.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2021 Points 
Week 16.8
Week 20.8
Week 310.0
Week 43.6
Week 57.4
Week 63.6
Week 74.6
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total36.80.0
Average5.3
Player Targets Comparison
 
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2021 Targets 
Week 16
Week 21
Week 35
Week 46
Week 52
Week 65
Week 78
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
at HOU, Sun 1pm EDT
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
vs. DAL, Sun 8pm EDT
IR
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Texans allow the most points to fantasy tight ends, Higbee is a TE1 on the road against the worst tight end defense in the NFL.