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Tim Hightower

New Orleans Saints
Running Back

Ht: 6.0 | Wt: 220

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Week By Week

YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2008ARI10952993.1570231667.22001184650
2009ARI161435984.1880634286.790020610264
2010ARI161537364.8150211366.48001748724
2011WAS5843213.821010787.8010943990
Average:119489450292027001486912
Total:4751954421011780871059227628

Saints | Tim Hightower returning to Saints

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:38:44 -0700

Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Saints) has agreed to initial terms on a contract with the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Hightower enjoyed a renaissance late last season and could be in the late-RB3 mix.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune - Katherine Terrell

Saints | Tim Hightower to meet with Saints

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:32:43 -0700

Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Saints) will meet with the New Orleans Saints this week.

Fantasy Tip: Hightower resurrected himself in the fantasy world the last few games of the season, and he's in the RB4 discussion.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune - Katherine Terrell

Saints | Tim Hightower talking with Saints

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 07:58:23 -0800

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent RB Tim Hightower is negotiating a new deal with the Saints Tuesday, March 8.

Fantasy Tip: Hightower returned as the ghost of fantasy past with four really productive games to end the season. The Saints' backfield is a muddy situation with no clear-cut choice right now, and more will be known after the NFL Draft. For now, Hightower is in the low-end RB3 mix until someone emerges to change his stock.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Saints | Won't use franchise tag

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 09:53:44 -0800

The New Orleans Saints will not use their franchise tag this year. They don't have any premiere free agents that will require large deals. TE Benjamin Watson, RB Tim Hightower and S Rafael Bush may be priorities to re-sign. New Orleans may end up spending more to keep restricted free-agent RB Khiry Robinson and OG Tim Lelito.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Triplett

Saints | Tim Hightower runs over Jaguars

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 18:38:15 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower had 27 carries for 122 yards and two touchdowns and three catches for 47 yards in a 38-27 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Hightower has performed well since taking over the starting gig, and he should be able to close the season on a high note against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Saints | Tim Hightower does little in loss

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:50:33 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower carried 13 times for 54 yards in the Week 15 game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Dec. 21. He also hauled in three receptions for 31 yards on four targets.

Fantasy Tip: Hightower is best used as a low-end RB2 or flex option in FantasyScore, as it appears he will continue to see the majority of the tailback touches down the stretch.

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Saints | Tim Hightower shoulders the load

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 17:16:48 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower carried the ball 28 times for 85 yards and a touchdown and added one catch for 10 yards in a 24-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: It looks safe to say that Hightower is going to be the main beneficiary of Mark Ingram's season-ending injury. He could post another solid line against the Detroit Lions in Week 15.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Saints | Tim Hightower to be No. 1 back

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 08:02:25 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower is expected to receive the bulk of the carries for the team going forward, with RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) on injured reserve, because of their similar running styles. RB C.J. Spiller's role appears unlikely to change.

Fantasy Tip: The 29-year-old Hightower ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) was signed by the Saints last month and hadn't played in the NFL since 2011 prior to that. He has 12 carries for 48 yards and could be a solid pickup as a flex player for deeper fantasy leagues down the stretch.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Saints | Tim Hightower could have significant role

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:12:54 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower could have a significant role in the backfield with RB Mark Ingram's (shoulder) season over. Head coach Sean Payton has praised Hightower for his ability and pass protection. "He's competitive, he's tough, he's been in that spotlight. And for him, it's the confidence that leg is a 100%," head coach Sean Payton said. "So I'm excited to see him play, just like I am with C.J."

Fantasy Tip: Hightower ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has 12 carries for 48 yards in four games with the Saints this year. There's a chance he could be the lead back with C.J. Spiller ($2,000) filling the third-down pass-catching role. Both could be valuable down the stretch in deeper leagues in a flex spot, depending on the matchup. Until we have a better idea how Payton will use them, though, they are long shots on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Triplett

Saints | More touches for C.J. Spiller, Tim Hightower?

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 11:35:05 -0800

New Orleans Saints RBs C.J. Spiller and Tim Hightower could be in line for more snaps if RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) is out for the season. Spiller is averaging just 13.5 snaps and 5.5 touches per game with the Saints this year for 108 rushing yards, 216 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Spiller has just four touches in the last two games.

Fantasy Tip: Spiller ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has become a fantasy afterthought with the Saints this year after being a popular sleeper pick in the preseason. He would still be worth adding if he's available, but Tim Hightower ($2,000) better fits the role Ingram would leave behind, especially in standard scoring leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Triplett

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