Opponent Game Opp RK Opp FPTS
vs 8 19
@ 11 20
vs 15 21
vs 30 25
vs 19 22
@ 22 22
vs 12 21
@ 23 22
@ 24 23
vs 23 22
@ 29 25
vs 9 20
- -
@ 6 19
vs 21 22
vs 20 22
@ 12 21
@ 15 21
Player Outlook
Until Higgins finds meaningful offensive touches, Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him to rosters.

Fantasy Stats

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Year rec
Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
2021 24 275 11.46 1 0.00 332.2
2020 37 599 16.19 4 0.00 836.4
3y Avg. 22 310 14.09 2 0.00 433.3
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  • Panthers' Rashard Higgins: Scores to start preseason

    Higgins caught all three of his targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 23-21 preseason win over the Commanders. Higgins scored Carolina's first touchdown by hauling in an eight-yard pass from Sam Darnold, who entered the game behind Baker Mayfield at quarterback. With top wideout DJ Moore sitting out with a sore shoulder, Higgins played the entire first half. In finding the end zone, he did well in his quest to carve out a significant role behind starters Moore and Robbie Anderson, with second-year wideout Terrace Marshall (lower leg) missing a chance to distinguish himself Saturday while sidelined.
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  • Panthers' Rashard Higgins: Reunited with Mayfield in Carolina

    Higgins' familiarity with new Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield could benefit his chances of carving out a meaningful role, Joseph Person of The Atlantic reports. Higgins has played alongside Mayfield for each of the quarterback's four NFL seasons. He posted a career-high 599 yards and four touchdowns for the Browns in 2020 and will hope to reignite such chemistry with Mayfield now that the signal-caller has been traded to the Panthers. Although Sam Darnold will also be competing for Carolina's starting quarterback job, Higgins' experience with Mayfield should offer him comfort as he strives to push Terrace Marshall for the team's third-wideout role.
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  • 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: 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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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Untargeted in win

    Higgins was not targeted and played just three snaps in Sunday's 41-16 win over Cincinnati. This was Cleveland's first game following the negotiated release of wide receiver Odell Beckham, so there was some interest in who might benefit from that decision. It looks like Donovan Peoples-Jones, who led the Browns with 86 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown catch, received a boost. Higgins has multiple years of experience in the organization, including four seasons with Baker Mayfield, and has worked well with the quarterback in the past, so he should not be written off yet. For now, however, it looks like Jarvis Landry and Peoples-Jones are the team's top wide receivers.
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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Moves up depth chart

    Higgins will move up Cleveland's wide receiver depth chart after the team and Odell Beckham agreed to part ways. Higgins has never been a big part of the passing attack since joining the Browns in 2018, but he's been less so in 2021. That's due to a few reasons: the team's heavy tilt toward the running attack, its use of tight ends as receivers, and the emergence of Donovan Peoples-Jones (groin) at wideout. Now, with Beckham on his way out of town and Peoples-Jones nursing an injury, Higgins could become the No. 2 wideout behind Jarvis Landry in Sunday's game against Cincinnati. It should be noted that in 2020, after Beckham's season-ending injury in Week 7, the Browns' passing game took off. And Higgins averaged 5.4 targets per game and 16.7 yards per catch after Beckham was sidelined, including 14 targets and 116 receiving yards in two playoff games.
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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Gathers two catches in loss

    Higgins caught two of four targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 15-10 loss to the Steelers. It was another quiet week for Higgins, despite Donovan Peoples-Jones being inactive due to a groin injury. Higgins has been active for every game this season but has been held under 30 yards in seven of those eight contests. Quarterback Baker Mayfield has shown a good rapport with him in the past going back to 2018, but the receiver ranks 111th in the league this year with a catch rate of 56 percent (14 catches, 25 targets).
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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Two targets in Week 7 win

    Higgins caught one of two targets for minus-2 yards in Thursday's 17-14 win over the Broncos. Higgins, who went untargeted last week, was a non-factor for the second straight game. Thursday's contest marked the first time in 2021 that both Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry were active, so reduced involvement from Higgins was expected. However, a pre-game groin injury suffered by Donovan Peoples-Jones led to Higgins playing 42 snaps, second among the team's wide receivers. The Browns have 10 days to prepare for their next game against the Steelers, which gives Peoples-Jones plenty of time to get ready. Higgins had fallen behind the second-year wide receiver on the depth chart the previous two games.
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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Shut out in loss

    Higgins did not catch any of three targets in Sunday's 37-14 loss to Arizona. Higgins played 63 percent of the offensive snaps (37 of 59 plays) -- his biggest share since Week 2 when both Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry (knee) were injured -- but was shut out for the first time since Week 1, a game in which he played just four snaps due to his own lingering injury. Quarterback Baker Mayfield established a great connection with Donovan Peoples-Jones (four catches, 101 yards, two TDs), who has been Higgins' primary competitor for playing time and targets, so there could be a change in the wide receiver pecking order. Higgins' 19 overall targets leads Peoples-Jones (15), but the second-year wideout took on a higher profile the last two weeks with 10 catches and 11 targets compared to Higgins' three and eight.
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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Finds end zone

    Higgins caught three of five targets for 29 yards and a seven-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's 47-42 loss to the Chargers. After barely playing (four snaps) in a Week 1 loss to the Chiefs, Higgins has been a regular in the wideout rotation since, suggesting that a hamstring injury leading up to the season opener was the reason for limited playing time against Kansas City. Sunday's touchdown catch was his first of the season and the first that any Cleveland wide receiver has scored thus far in 2021. Quarterback Baker Mayfield has thrown just four touchdowns through five games.
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  • Browns' Rashard Higgins: Paces pass catchers in Week 4 win

    Higgins brought in four of seven targets for 63 yards in the Browns' 14-7 win over the Vikings on Sunday. Higgins drew even with Odell Beckham for the team lead in targets while pacing the Browns in both receptions and receiving yards on a lackluster day for the passing game overall. The veteran slot man has done a serviceable job filling in for Jarvis Landry (IR-knee) as the de facto No. 2 receiver over the last two games, posting a 6-87 line on nine targets in the pair of contests. Higgins still projects for modest fantasy value on a week-to-week basis in the run-heavy Browns attack, but he'll look to continue contributing in a Week 5 road matchup against the Chargers.
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