Rashard Higgins
Rashard Higgins
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cleveland Browns
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Higgins developed chemistry with quarterback Baker Mayfield in 2018 when the two were second-teamers, but his 2019 season ran afoul early. A Week 1 ankle injury caused Higgins to miss a few games and eventually became the source of a rift between the wideout and then-head coach Freddie Kitchens. The situation devolved from there -- just two catches and eight targets over the final nine games. However, he'll get a second chance to compete for the third wideout job, as general manager Andrew Berry, who was on the Browns' personnel team in 2016 when the organization drafted Higgins in the fifth round, re-signed the 25-year-old to a one-year deal. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $910,000 contract with the Browns in April of 2020.
Has second chance with new regime
WRCleveland Browns
June 18, 2020
Browns wide receivers coach Chad O'Shea said Higgins "has an opportunity" to claim the No. 3 wide receiver job, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
ANALYSIS
Higgins had an unconventional offseason. He was released by the Browns in March, becoming an unrestricted free agent, then re-signed with the team six weeks later. "He has really embraced learning the offense, which is going to be really important for him, as it is for all of our guys in the room. I'm really excited to have the opportunity to coach him," said O'Shea, who also serves as Cleveland's passing coordinator. Higgins brings institutional knowledge, having spent the first four years of his career in Cleveland, including a stretch in 2018 when he and quarterback Baker Mayfield developed a degree of chemistry. That was before 2019, when he fell afoul of then-head coach Freddie Kitchens. The most serious competition for Higgins is expected to be running back Kareem Hunt, who finished third in catches behind Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry last season.
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How do Rashard Higgins' 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
11.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.63
 
% Team Air Yards
2.5%
 
% Team Targets
2.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
36.4%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.8
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Rashard Higgins' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The Shuttle Time, and Cone Drill metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
198 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.64 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.52 sec
 
Cone Drill*
7.19 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Bench Press
13 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
A fifth-round pick in 2016, Higgins enjoyed a breakout season last year, compiling career highs in receptions (39), yards (572) and touchdowns (4). He was set to battle Antonio Callaway for the No. 3 receiver job, but the competition ended early when the NFL handed Callaway a four-game suspension. Now locked in for regular snaps in an explosive offense, Higgins has a nice chance to take another step forward in the final year of his rookie contract.
Higgins entered training camp battling for his roster life, but he now seems to have a shot at the No. 3 job . The 2016 fifth-rounder had an excellent opportunity in 2017 to display his talent when Corey Coleman went down with a hand injury, but aside from a handful of quality games, Higgins was largely disappointing. The 6-1, 198-pound receiver caught 27 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games last season, but seemed to have a hard time creating space and separating himself from defenders. With Corey Coleman traded to Buffalo and Antonio Callaway in danger of being suspended, Higgins could push for a regular spot in three-wide formations alongside Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon.
A fifth-round selection last year, some had higher expectations for Higgins during his rookie season, which ended with six receptions on 12 targets for 77 yards in 16 games. Now with Terrelle Pryor, Andrew Hawkins and Gary Barnidge all elsewhere, Higgins will have a better chance to shine as he is expected to compete with Ricardo Louis for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart. However, the Browns are littered with young, unproven talent at wideout this year, so if Higgins fails to capitalize on his opportunities it could be a long fall down the pecking order.
Higgins was the fifth and final receiver selected by the Browns in this year's draft, picked in the fifth round, 172nd overall. The former Colorado State standout finished his collegiate career as the university's all-time leader in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. While the 21-year-old has upside, his biggest challenge next season will be sticking out in a crowded receiving corps headlined by the likes of Andrew Hawkins and fellow rookie Corey Coleman.
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Officially back with Browns
WRCleveland Browns
May 8, 2020
Higgins officially re-signed with the Browns on Friday.
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Re-ups with Cleveland
WRCleveland Browns
April 28, 2020
Higgins signed a one-year contract with the Browns on Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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Healthy scratch in finale
WRCleveland Browns
Coach's Decision
December 29, 2019
Higgins (coach's decision) is inactive Week 17 against Cincinnati.
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Zero offensive snaps Week 15
WRCleveland Browns
December 16, 2019
Higgins saw one snap on special teams and zero on offense in Sunday's 38-24 loss to the Cardinals.
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Coach talks lack of playing time
WRCleveland Browns
December 13, 2019
Coach Freddie Kitchens gave no assurances that Higgins' playing time would increase Sunday in Arizona after the wideout didn't log an offensive snap in the Week 14 win over the Bengals, Nate Ulrich and Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal report. "Everything we're looking for. He knows. We know," Kitchens said, when asked what Higgins needs to do to play more.
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