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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EST
Questionable
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Doubtful
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Nov 28th, 2020
92%
Recommended by
133 of 145 experts
8%
Recommended by
12 of 145 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 23# 35-
Best Rank# 21# 24-
Worst Rank# 29# 57-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. SF vs. CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. TEs perform worse than their average vs SFThis is a 3 star matchup. TEs perform close to their average vs CAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec15.722.9
Rec Yds168.9233.5
Rec TD1.31.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total51.632.2-
Avg Game5.73.6-
Avg Projection4.42.6-
Week 112.02.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertElbowGroin-
Weather72 F, ClearIndoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Tyler HigbeeIrv Smith Jr.Add Player
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
38 m
#18#89-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
46 m
#23-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
49 m
#26-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
1 h
#26-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 h
#17-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 h
#24-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
3 h
#23-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
3 h
#23#35-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 h
#28-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
3 h
#24-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
3 h
#26#57-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 h
#23-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
4 h
#30-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
4 h
#20#25-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
4 h
#28#31-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
4 h
#28-
    
4 h
#24#25-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
5 h
#25-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
5 h
#24#57-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
6 h
#28#32-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
6 h
#24-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
6 h
#31#45-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
7 h
#23#35-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
7 h
#24-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
7 h
#28-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
7 h
#23-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
8 h
#23-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
8 h
#23-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
8 h
#24-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
8 h
#24-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
8 h
#24-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
8 h
#23-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
9 h
#28#34-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
9 h
#26#45-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
9 h
#20-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
9 h
#28-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#21-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
9 h
#23#29-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
10 h
#24#31-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
10 h
#31-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
10 h
#25#31-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
11 h
#25-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
12 h
#23#29-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
12 h
#22-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
12 h
#23#31-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
12 h
#26-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
13 h
#22#29-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
13 h
#23-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
13 h
#27#25-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
14 h
#24#28-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
14 h
#21-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
16 h
#24#31-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
17 h
#25#35-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
17 h
#25-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
1 d
#23#29-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
1 d
#22#31-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#27#20-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
1 d
#28#32-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
1 d
#29-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
1 d
#25#29-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#25#32-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
1 d
#25#32-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#23#28-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
1 d
#23#24-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
1 d
#26#29-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
1 d
#25#32-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 d
#23#32-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
1 d
#26#32-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 d
#23#28-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2 d
#24#23-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
2 d
#24#23-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
2 d
#23#29-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
2 d
#27#26-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
2 d
#23#29-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
2 d
#23#29-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#24#32-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
2 d
#22#32-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#23#26-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 d
#23#29-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
#23#29-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
#23#30-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
2 d
#23#29-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
2 d
#22#28-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#23#29-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#29#35-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#23#29-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#22#29-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#23#29-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
2 d
#23#29-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
2 d
#23#29-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#23#29-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
2 d
#7#45-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
2 d
#23#29-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#23#32-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
2 d
#23#29-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
2 d
#23#30-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
#23#29-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#23#29-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
2 d
#28#15-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 d
#23#28-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 d
#25-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#23#32-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#23#31-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
2 d
#23#29-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
2 d
#23#28-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
2 d
#24#42-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 d
#23#29-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
2 d
#22-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 d
#23#29-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
2 d
#20#29-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#22#29-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
#23#29-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#23#29-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
2 d
#23#32-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#23#29-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#23#28-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 d
#19#35-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
2 d
#23#32-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
2 d
#21#29-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
2 d
#24#32-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#22#29-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
#23#32-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
2 d
#24#28-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#25#32-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
2 d
#27#29-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 d
#23-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
2 d
#23#28-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
2 d
#25#32-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
2 d
#23#28-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#23#29-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
2 d
#25#31-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#27#19-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
2 d
#23#24-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 d
#29#31-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
2 d
#24#27-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 d
#26#24-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
2 d
#20#27-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#24#28-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
3 d
#24#31-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#20#32-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
3 d
#22#29-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
3 d
#26#18-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#23#28-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 d
#23#28-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
4 d
#27#18-
    
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 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
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EST
Questionable
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Doubtful
Receiving
   
Receptions2.92.6
Rec Yards33.426.0
Rec TDs0.20.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points4.42.6
   
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 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total51.632.2
Average5.73.6
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 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
Tyler Higbee
Tyler Higbee
TE - LAR
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EST
Questionable
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Doubtful
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The Rams are moving back to more 2TE sets, as Higbee was on the field for 52-of-72 snaps Monday night while Everett was out there on 41 snaps. They've combined to run 86 routes over the last two weeks and have seen 31 targets the last three weeks, which is more than enough to be considered, though they're kind of canceling each other's upside out. Tight ends have combined to average just 3.4 receptions and 32.9 yards per game against the 49ers, which puts a damper on our parade. It's not like touchdowns have helped make up for the lack of yardage, either, as they've allowed just two tight end touchdowns this year. However, if we go back to the Week 6 meeting between these two teams, Higbee finished with 3/56/0 on four targets while Everett totaled 3/27/0 on four targets, so the Rams didn't shy away from targeting their tight ends in that game. Still, it's a tad worrisome that the 3/56/0 performance by Higbee in that game was the second-best tight end performance against them all season. They're both hanging out in the mid-to-low-end TE2 conversation in this tough matchup, with Higbee getting the nod as he's the only one who's been targeted inside the 10-yard-line (twice).