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Sun, Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm ET |
vs Cleveland Browns (8-9-0)
  • Bank of America Stadium
  • CAR +4.5, O/U 43.5

NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 5-12-0

2021 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 24 275 11.5 1 21

Top Rashard Higgins News

  • Panthers' Rashard Higgins: Joining Panthers

    Higgins agreed to a one-year deal with the Panthers on Wednesday, Jake Trotter of reports.

    Higgins is coming off a 2021 campaign in which he caught 24 passes (on 47 targets) for 275 yards and a touchdown in 15 games for Cleveland. With the Panthers, the 27-year-old will look to secure the team's No. 3 wideout gig behind DJ Moore and Robby Anderson, a role that carries modest fantasy upside.

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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Not expected back

    Higgins (illness) will not be re-signed by the Browns when he hits free agency, Jeff Howe and Zac Jackson of The Athletic report.

    Higgins, who sat out the final game of the season with an illness, had an uptick in usage over the final stretch of the season, but the Browns will not re-sign him for a third consecutive year. After a down season for the team's passing offense, Cleveland's decision-makers plan to revamp the receiving corps surrounding quarterback Baker Mayfield, including the possibility of parting with wide receiver Jarvis Landry. The Browns are assessing several free-agent and trade options outside the organization.

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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Won't return Sunday

    Higgins (illness) will not return Sunday against the Bengals, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Higgins was active, but he never took the field Sunday. Anthony Schwartz and Ja'Marcus Bradley should continue to see extra snaps for the remainder of the game.

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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Remains involved

    Higgins caught one of five targets for eight yards in Monday's 26-14 loss to Pittsburgh.

    Higgins' late-season revival continued, as the wide receiver has been targeted at least five times in each of the last three games. The poor catch rate Monday was more about beleaguered quarterback Baker Mayfield, who was inaccurate and hounded by the Steelers' defense, which had nine sacks and hit the QB another 11 times. It's unclear how the Browns will operate in their final game of the regular season next week against Cincinnati. There could be value in giving rookie Anthony Schwartz a greater role at the expense of Higgins, who becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2022.

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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Paces receivers in loss

    Higgins caught five of six targets for 58 yards in Week 16's 24-22 loss to Green Bay on Saturday.

    Higgins led all of Cleveland players in receiving yards and was heavily involved in the passing attack for the second consecutive week. He had a 65 percent share of the snaps, behind Jarvis Landry and Donovan Peoples-Jones, and for the second straight week out-snapped rookie Anthony Schwartz. It was unclear if Higgins involvement in Week 15 was the result of a COVID-19 outbreak among the team's receiving options (wideouts and tight ends), but it appears he's reclaimed a role for himself. He's caught eight of 11 targets for 82 yards over the last two games.

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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Moves up depth chart

    Higgins caught three of five targets for 24 yards in Monday's 16-14 loss to the Raiders.

    The Browns were missing key players due to an outbreak of COVID-19, which necessitated Higgins' return to a prominent role as a target. He was the second wideout behind Donovan Peoples-Jones and had a season-high 79 percent share of the offensive snaps. If Jarvis Landry, Austin Hooper and Kareem Hunt (ankle) come off the reserve/COVID-19 list in time for next Sunday's road game in Green Bay, Higgins should return to a minor role.

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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Browns-Raiders moved to Monday

    Higgins and the Browns will no longer play the Raiders on Saturday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Monday at 5 p.m. ET.

    Due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within the Cleveland organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, the Browns will restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster. Donovan Peoples-Jones, Higgins and Ja'Marcus Bradley are currently the top three available receivers on the roster heading into the Week 15 matchup, but all would be pushed down a spot in the pecking order if Jarvis Landry (illness) is able to clear all COVID-19-related protocols before Monday.

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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Healthy scratch in Week 12

    Higgins (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday at Baltimore, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.

    Even with rookie third-round pick Anthony Schwartz sidelined with a concussion, the Browns have elected to make Higgins a healthy scratch. This could be Higgins' reality moving forward due to his meager results this season (15-185-1 line on 31 targets in 11 games). With Higgins and Schwartz inactive, Jarvis Landry, Donovan Peoples-Jones (groin), Ja'Marcus Bradley and JoJo Natson will compose the team's group of wide receivers in Week 12.

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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Moves into prominent role

    Higgins caught one of five targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 13-10 win over Detroit.

    Wounded quarterback Baker Mayfield (shoulder/knee/foot) misfired most of the day -- wide receivers caught only seven of 15 targets -- so Higgins' 20 percent catch rate was not all on him. He saw an increased level of activity Sunday, playing 72 percent of the snaps (53 of 74), and the five targets were Higgins' most since Week 5. That usage was due to injuries to Donovan Peoples-Jones (groin) and Anthony Schwartz (concussion). Somewhere between Week 5, when Higgins caught a touchdown, and the Browns' prior two games, he fell out of favor with the coaching staff. Higgins played a combined 29 of 107 snaps (27 percent) Weeks 9 and 10, but there were just too many injuries heading into Week 11 to keep him in the doghouse. His role next Monday in Baltimore will depend on the health of others, including Jarvis Landry, who aggravated a previous knee injury against the Lions but fought through it.

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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: May get more opportunities Sunday

    Higgins could be in store for more snaps at receiver Sunday against the Lions with rookie Anthony Schwartz sidelined with a concussion, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

    For a third consecutive week following the departure of Odell Beckham, Higgins seems to be in a position to take on a higher profile in the passing game. It's unclear if he's in the coaching staff's doghouse, but Higgins played three snaps against the Bengals in Week 9, then 26 snaps Week 10, but only after Schwartz was removed. In addition to Schwartz's unavailability, Donovan Peoples-Jones is questionable with an apparent aggravation of a previous groin injury. Any Higgins optimism should be tempered by the multitude of injuries quarterback Baker Mayfield (shoulder/knee/foot) has dealt with over the past week, plus the return of running back Nick Chubb from the reserve/COVID-19 list, which should translate to a run-heavy attack.

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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Plays more, produces little

    Higgins did not catch his lone target in Sunday's 45-7 loss to New England.

    Higgins' lone target came late in the game when the Browns were down by 31 points. The greater role that Cleveland offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt said Higgins would have never materialized against the Patriots. The sixth-year wideout was on the field for 26 snaps after having just three last week against the Bengals, but Higgins has fallen behind Donovan Peoples-Jones (50 snaps), who has played a greater role post-Odell Beckham.

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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: OC promises greater role

    Cleveland offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt said Higgins will get opportunities now that Odell Beckham is no longer with the team, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    The Browns played without Beckham last week, and Higgins went untargeted while playing just three snaps. If he were to grab a larger role without Beckham, why didn't it happen last week? However it all shakes out, Higgins and quarterback Baker Mayfield have exhibited chemistry in the past, and the wide receiver could eventually emerge as a viable target going forward. The biggest impediments to Higgins are Jarvis Landry (knee), Donovan Peoples-Jones and a heavy reliance on the running attack.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 198 lbs
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Age: 27
School: Colorado State
Experience: 7