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34 Tim Hightower RB

New Orleans Saints

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
83%62%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
8963753.940

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Saints' Tim Hightower: Totals 107 yards against Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tim Hightower rushed for 66 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and added 41 yards on five catches in Sunday's win over Atlanta.

Prior to November, Hightower hadn't played in a competitive football game since 2011. After the kind of production he put together to close the season, there may be plenty more games in his future. Hightower averaged 114 total yards and a touchdown during the season's final four games for a New Orleans Saints backfield riddled by injuries. Hightower will be 30 by the start of the 2016 season, but his ability to pound the line of scrimmage and catch the ball out of the backfield should be good enough to earn him a supporting role next season.

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Saints' Tim Hightower: 169 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tim Hightower ran for 122 yards on 27 carries with two touchdowns and caught all three of his targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 37-28 win over the Jaguars.

Over the last three games, Hightower has touched the ball quite a bit, and has been extremely productive, especially for a player that was out of the league for three seasons. In fact, his 76 touches over the last three weeks is more than injured starter Mark Ingram (shoulder) ever got in any three-game span this year. The veteran RB has another favorable matchup in the season finale at Atlanta in Week 17.

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Saints' Tim Hightower: 85 total yards Monday night
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hightower rushed 13 times for 54 yards and caught three passes (on four targets) for 31 yards in Monday's loss to the Lions.

Hightower once again enjoyed the bulk of the Saints' backfield work, but with the Saints behind big early Monday, he wasn't afforded anywhere close to the 28 carries he saw in Week 14. Nonetheless, Hightower's 4.2 yards per carry Monday marked an improvement, and he also made a contribution in the passing game with three catches. Given that involvement, Hightower figures to maintain commendable late-season value heading into Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

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Saints' Tim Hightower: Mark Ingram-like snap count
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tim Hightower received a "Mark Ingram-like snap count" in the New Orleans Saints ' win in Tampa Bay on Sunday, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Hightower assumed the role of the Saints' featured tailback, playing 58 of the team's 82 snaps (71 percent) against the Buccaneers, while C.J. Spiller remained in his sparse role with 15 snaps (18 percent). Hightower only averaged three yards per carry against a stout Tampa Bay run defense, but his usage was sky-high, as he toted the ball a whopping 28 times. Although the Saints' Week 15 opponent, Detroit, has played pretty well defensively over the last month, as the de facto bell cow running back in New Orleans, Hightower should merit starting consideration in many fantasy leagues.

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Saints' Tim Hightower: Tallies 95 yards total offense in Week 14 victory
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hightower gained 85 yards on 28 carries, including a three-yard touchdown, while also securing his sole target for 10 yards in Sunday's 24-17 victory over the Buccaneers.

Amazingly, Hightower toted the ball a career-high 28 times in only his third game back after a three season-plus absence from the NFL. While he found tough sledding against a Tampa run defense that was the stingiest in the league in yards per carry allowed (3.5) coming in, he showed outstanding stamina and toughness throughout the afternoon and scored his first touchdown in over four years. He also notched his first reception since October 2, 2011 versus the Rams, and certainly had to give the Saints assurance that he will be able to take over the every-down backfield duties that Mark Ingram handled before his season-ending shoulder injury. Hightower will look to find some roomier running lanes in a Monday night home tilt against the Lions in Week 15.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P18/11/16@ NE7:30 pm
P28/20/16@ HOU8:00 pm
P38/26/16PIT8:00 pm
P49/1/16BAL8:00 pm
19/11/16OAK1:00 pm
29/18/16@ NYG1:00 pm
39/26/16ATL8:30 pm
410/2/16@ SD4:25 pm
Bye: Week 5
610/16/16CAR1:00 pm
710/23/16@ KC1:00 pm
810/30/16SEA1:00 pm
911/6/16@ SF4:05 pm
1011/13/16DEN1:00 pm
1111/17/16@ CAR8:25 pm
1211/27/16LAR1:00 pm
1312/4/16DET1:00 pm
1412/11/16@ TB1:00 pm
1512/18/16@ ARI4:05 pm
1612/24/16TB1:00 pm
171/1/17@ ATL1:00 pm
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2008Arizona Cardinals1671433992.83010134
2009Arizona Cardinals16161435984.2508233
2010Arizona Cardinals16131537364.8805830
2011Washington Redskins55843213.8221213
2015New Orleans Saints83963753.9264125
TOTAL614461924293.9802814135
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2008Arizona Cardinals167342377.02602011
2009Arizona Cardinals1616634286.82302022
2010Arizona Cardinals1613211366.5200106
2011Washington Redskins5510787.8191006
2015New Orleans Saints831212910.8270207
TOTAL614414010087.22717052
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2008Arizona Cardinals1643.010000.0000
2009Arizona Cardinals1633.000000.0000
2010Arizona Cardinals1622.000000.0000
2011Washington Redskins533.000000.0000
2015New Orleans Saints821.010000.0000
TOTAL611412.020000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2008Arizona Cardinals1620010010
2009Arizona Cardinals1654000000
2010Arizona Cardinals1654000000
2011Washington Redskins500010010
2015New Orleans Saints800000000
TOTAL61128020020
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/220
Birthdate:
5/23/1986
Age:
30
Hometown:
Santa Ana, CA, USA
School:
Richmond
NFL Experience:
6
Awards:
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