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Tyler Higbee injury: What status means for Week 6 fantasy football

Tyler Higbee is dealing with an ankle injury for Week 6. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

Tight end Tyler Higbee #89 of the Los Angeles Rams runs with the ball after making a catch against the San Francisco 49ers Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Game status Update: Higbee is officially ACTIVE for today’s game.

Game day Update: Higbee is expected to play on Sunday, per Ian Rapoport.

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee showed up on this week’s injury report with a questionable designation. But fear not, according to head coach Sean McVay, the team was taking it easy with Higbee and he’ll be in the lineup on Sunday. Higbee missed practice on Wednesday, but he returned as a limited participant on Thursday and Friday. He’s dealing with ankle injury.

The Rams host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, with a 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff.

Fantasy football implications

Higbee is second on the team in targets, receptions and receiving yards, trailing only Cooper Kupp, obviously. He’s caught 33 of 48 passes for 290 yards through five games, posting at least 61 yards in three of those contests. However, Higbee has yet to find the end zone, something of a theme for the Rams this season.

In cases where Higbee can’t play, tight end Kendall Blanton could see some extra work. More likely, it’d mean even more looks for Kupp, if that’s possible, or wideout Skowronek.