Higgins landed on the reserve/COVID list along with fellow receivers Jarvis Landry and Donovan Peoples-Jones due to being close contacts of linebacker B.J. Goodson. He will be active for a must-win contest for the Browns and is our 44th ranked receiver for Week 17. Higgins was the WR14 from Week 13 to Week 15.
CLE WR Rashard Higgins - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Like most of the Browns' other receivers, Rashard Higgins missed Week 16 due to the league's COVID protocols which is a shame as he had been rounding into form before the absence. Higgins has seen 24 targets in his last three games, and his downfield role means those targets are valuable when he and Baker Mayfield manage to connect. Higgins will have a tough matchup this week against the Steelers' strong defense, but the narrow target tree in Cleveland makes him viable as an upside play in fantasy as he should have no problem seeing enough targets to turn in a solid day if he can be efficient with his looks. Higgins will carry serious risk as always, but you could do worse as a fantasy option in Week 17.