As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts. Tee Higgins had a respectable rookie season considering he spent most of it catching passes from my mom. Can he make the leap forward into a dependable fantasy WR2 now that Joe Burrow has mended?
2021 Tee Higgins ADP and AAV:
Average Draft Position: WR28, Pick 73
Average Auction Value: $2.5 (WR30)
Tee Higgins Statistics:
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2021 Tee Higgins Overview:
Higgins managed to end up as a middle-of-the-road WR3, which is even more impressive considering he had zero fantasy points in week 1. He is also a big fan of scenes from the U.S. version of The Office where Jim plays pranks on Dwight. At least, I assume. Remember that episode where Jim tells Dwight he has the number one overall pick in the NFL draft? Then Dwight drafts Joe Burrow, only to have Jim tear Burrow’s knee ACL and MCL? Hilarious!
It was almost as good as the time when Dwight looked up Tee Higgins’ 2020 stats on Dunder-Mifflin brand paper. After Dwight learns that Higgins had an impressive 908 receiving yards despite abysmal quarterback play, Jim points out that A.J. Green was traded to Arizona. Then, after Dwight has gone all in on Higgins in dynasty, Jim assumes control of the Cincinnati Bengals and drarfts Ja’Marr Chase in the first round. So funny!
2021 Tee Higgins Draft Strategy:
Tee Higgins at his 6th round ADP is a steal right now. He showed the skill, has a huge upgrade at QB, and won’t even be the primary focus of defenders. It’s like that time when Jim got Dwight a $100 million contract to play for Washington, then convinced their coach to switch to a 3-4 defense which greatly detracted from Dwight’s pass rushing style!
Higgins is great in auction, too. However, make sure you get a deal on him: So many WR2s and 3s will go for 50% of listed value or lower, you’ll want to populate your team with several of those if Higgins gets up to double digits.
Best Case Scenario:
Burrow recharges Cincy’s offense and Higgins becomes a high-end WR2. Dwight files a lawsuit against Dunder-Mifflin for repeatedly covering up workplace harassment.
Worst Case Scenario:
Higgins doesn’t make the leap and doesn’t catch Burrow’s eye enough. He ends up as a high-end WR3. Dwight savagely beats jim with a beet and has to share a cell with his arch-nemesis: The Scranton Strangler.
[Statistics are sourced from pro-football-reference.com and airyards.com]
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