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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
at ARI, Sun 4pm EST
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
vs. JAC, Sun 1pm EST
OUT
 
 
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Updated: Dec 5th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 25-
Best Rank# 17-
Worst Rank# 29-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ARI vs. JAC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. TEs perform close to their average vs ARIThis is a 4 star matchup. TEs perform better than their average vs JAC-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec18.318.8
Rec Yds193223.3
Rec TD1.41.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total52.232.2-
Avg Game5.23.6-
Avg Projection4.1-
Week 120.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertBack-
WeatherIndoorIndoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Tyler HigbeeIrv Smith Jr.Add Player
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
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Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
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Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
24 m
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Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
27 m
#25-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
42 m
#28-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
43 m
#21-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
53 m
#26-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
57 m
#26-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
60 m
#21-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
1 h
#25-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
1 h
#22-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
2 h
#23-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#29-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
2 h
#26-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
2 h
#23-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
#26-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 h
#23-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
3 h
#28-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
3 h
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Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 h
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Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
4 h
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Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
4 h
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Matthew HillM. Hill
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Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
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Estadio Fantasy
4 h
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Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
5 h
#26-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
5 h
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Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
6 h
#26-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
6 h
#26-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
6 h
#28-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
7 h
#25-
    
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Razzball
8 h
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Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
8 h
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Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
8 h
#23-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
8 h
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Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
9 h
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Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
9 h
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Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
10 h
#29-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
12 h
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Fantasy Football Lord
13 h
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David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
14 h
#25-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
16 h
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Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
18 h
#25-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
18 h
#29-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
18 h
#25-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
18 h
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Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
18 h
#25-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
19 h
#23-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
19 h
#25-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
20 h
#25-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
20 h
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Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
20 h
#23-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
20 h
#27-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
20 h
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John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
21 h
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Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
21 h
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Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
22 h
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Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
23 h
#17-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
23 h
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
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Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
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#26-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
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Mike RandleM. Randle
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1 d
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numberFire
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Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 d
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Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
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Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 d
#26-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
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Steven PintadoS. Pintado
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1 d
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Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 d
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Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
1 d
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Richard KingR. King
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1 d
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Kyle YatesK. Yates
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1 d
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Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
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1 d
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Jeff PaurJ. Paur
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1 d
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Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
1 d
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John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
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1 d
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2 d
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2 d
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Mike KruegerM. Krueger
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2 d
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Andy SingletonA. Sing...
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Jason WillanJ. Willan
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2 d
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Christopher DellC. Dell
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. DAL
4 tar, 3 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
1 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PHI
5 tar, 5 rec, 54 yds, 3 td
at IND
4 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at BUF
2 tar, 2 rec, 40 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
0 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. NYG
4 tar, 3 rec, 20 yds, 0 td
at HOU
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at WAS
2 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
at SEA
5 tar, 4 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at SF
4 tar, 3 rec, 56 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
5 tar, 4 rec, 55 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. CHI
BYE WEEK
Week 8 at MIA
4 tar, 2 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
at GB
1 tar, 1 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. DET
4 tar, 2 rec, 10 yds, 2 td
Week 10 vs. SEA
6 tar, 3 rec, 60 yds, 0 td
at CHI
Week 11 at TB
4 tar, 4 rec, 19 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
2 tar, 2 rec, 23 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. SF
2 tar, 1 rec, 6 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
Week 13 at ARI vs. JAC
Week 14 vs. NE at TB
Week 15 vs. NYJ vs. CHI
Week 16 at SEA at NO
Week 17 vs. ARI at DET
Player Projections Comparison
 
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
at ARI, Sun 4pm EST
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
vs. JAC, Sun 1pm EST
OUT
Receiving
   
Receptions2.7
Rec Yards30.4
Rec TDs0.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.0
Rush Yards0.0
Rush TDs0.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points4.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2020 Points 
Week 14.01.1
Week 223.40.3
Week 36.00.0
Week 42.00.0
Week 51.26.4
Week 65.67.5
Week 7
Week 81.41.6
Week 913.0
Week 106.0
Week 112.02.3
Week 120.6
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total52.232.2
Average5.23.6
Player Targets Comparison
 
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2020 Targets 
Week 141
Week 254
Week 320
Week 441
Week 525
Week 645
Week 7
Week 841
Week 94
Week 106
Week 1142
Week 122
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
at ARI, Sun 4pm EST
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
vs. JAC, Sun 1pm EST
OUT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
When both Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett are healthy, it's wise to just avoid either of them for fantasy purposes. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Over the last three weeks, we've watched Higbee run 65 routes while Everett has run 58 of them. Their stat lines are Higbee 8/85/0 and Everett 8/70/0. Good times. Since Higbee's big three-touchdown game in Week 2, there have been just two double-digit PPR performances out of Rams tight ends, and both were Everett. Whatever the case, it's not a tight end unit you need to attack unless it's an obviously great matchup. The Cardinals are no longer the defense you target with tight ends, as they've held tight ends to just 9.5 PPR points per game, which is the sixth-fewest in the league. It's not even due to a lack of trying by opposing teams, because the 1.47 PPR points per game they've allowed ranks as the fifth-fewest. There has been no starting tight end who's finished with more than 9.8 PPR points in a game against them this year, which is quite the departure from the team that allowed 13 top-10 tight end performances. Unless one of these tight ends misses time, you don't want to try and predict which one might have success. In this game, it's probably neither of them.