Overall Ranking

164 '16 '15 '14
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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    NO @ ATL

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    NO @ CLE

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    MIN @ NO

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    NO @ DAL

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    TB @ NO

  • Week 6 - Oct 12


  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    NO @ DET

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    GB @ NO

  • Week 9 - Oct 30

    NO @ CAR

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    SF @ NO

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    CIN @ NO

  • Week 12 - Nov 24

    BAL @ NO

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    NO @ PIT

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    CAR @ NO

  • Week 15 - Dec 15

    NO @ CHI

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    ATL @ NO

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    NO @ TB

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    WAS 40 @ NO 32

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    NO 27 @ CAR 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    KC 27 @ NO 24

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    NO 27 @ GB 28

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    LAC 24 @ NO 31

  • Week 6 - Oct 14


  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    NO @ TB

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    NO @ DEN

  • Week 10 - Nov 05

    PHI @ NO

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    NO @ OAK

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    SF @ NO

  • Week 13 - Nov 29

    NO @ ATL

  • Week 1 - Sep 08

    NO 34 @ GB 42

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    CHI 13 @ NO 30

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    HOU 33 @ NO 40

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NO 23 @ JAC 10

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    NO 30 @ CAR 27

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    NO 20 @ TB 26

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    IND 7 @ NO 62

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    NO 21 @ LAR 31

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    TB 16 @ NO 27

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    NO 26 @ ATL 23

  • Week 11 - Nov 20


  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    NYG 24 @ NO 49

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    DET 17 @ NO 31

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    NO 22 @ TEN 17

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    NO 42 @ MIN 20

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    ATL 16 @ NO 45

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    MIN 9 @ NO 14

  • Week 2 - Sep 20

    NO 25 @ SF 22

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    ATL 27 @ NO 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    CAR 14 @ NO 16

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    NO 20 @ ARI 30

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    NO 31 @ TB 6

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    CLE 30 @ NO 17

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    PIT 10 @ NO 20

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    NO 34 @ CAR 3

  • Week 10 - Nov 14


  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    SEA 19 @ NO 34

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    NO 30 @ DAL 27

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    NO 34 @ CIN 30

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    DEN 13 @ ARI 43

    18 rushes

    148 rush yards

    2 TDs

    0 receptions

    0 rec yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    NO 24 @ BAL 30

  • Week 16 - Dec 27

    NO 17 @ ATL 14

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    TB 23 @ NO 13


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Tim Hightower

New Orleans Saints

2008 - 2011 Statistics

                         RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY

                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats            84      321      1         10       15        78      1          51.9      10.4

2010 Stats          153     736       5         21       45      136      0         117.2       7.3

2009 Stats          143      598      8         63       80      428       0         150.6      9.4

2008 Stats          143      399     10         34       49      237      0         123.6       7.7

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2009 Review

Tim Hightower

~  Ranked 26th in the league with 142.6 RB fantasy points (basic scoring system)

~  Tied for 14th in the league with 8 rushing touchdowns

~  Tied for 31st in the league with 8 total touchdowns

~  Ranked 38th in the league with 598 rushing yards

~  Ranked 47th in the league with 37.4 rushing yards per game

~  Tied for 35th in the league with 143 attempts

~  Tied for 42nd in the league with 2 rushes of 20+ yards

~  Tied for 31st in the league with 33 rushes for first downs

~  Lost 5 fumbles on the year

~  Ranked second among running backs with 63 receptions

~  Ranked sixth among running backs with 428 receiving yards

~  Set career highs in rushing yards (598), yards/attempt (4.2), yards/game (37.4), receptions (63), receiving yards (428), receptions/game (3.9), yards/game (26.8), and yards from scrimmage (1026)

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

In the wake of the recent Beanie Wells hysteria lies Tim Hightower.  A steady but unspectacular back with good hands, most experts have pegged Hightower for a fall from a mediocre perch.  While we cannot endorse Hightower fully, be aware that despite his brutish size, Wells was never considered a tough player and his willingness to play with injury was the primary knock on him coming out of Ohio State.  So, although Timmy is unlikely to win you any leagues, he could be a nice piece of a backfield by committee for a team desperate for RBs.  On second thought, that doesnʼt sound so good.

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Tim does not have a Twitter account.  The official Team Twitter account comes through here:  Cardinals Player Tweets



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2008 RB Draft Class

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Hightower is starting the final year of his three-year, $1.27 million rookie contract.  The deal also included a $120,000 signing bonus.  The remainder breaks down as follows:

2010 - $470,000

2011 - Restricted Free Agent

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Hightower may begin the season as the team’s starter, but in reality/fantasy, he is the handcuff to Beanie Wells

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

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Injury Report


Hightower has had no major injuries in his two-year career

The 49ers Backfield Community

Pyro's take: Reports out of SF say that Hyde has to earn the starting job. SF drafted two running backs and signed several free agents in the off-season including Tim Hightower and Kyle Juszczyk. If Hyde stays healthy there’s little doubt he earns the job, but he’s in the last year of his contract so if SF has their expected slow start I expect them to turn to their other options quickly.

Fantasy Goo: There are also reports that Hyde doesn’t fit into the Shanahan system well, he’s a tremendous athlete, but this is the time of year to pay attention to the negative information when we usually see nothing but fluff.

07/15/17, 08:48 AM CDT by Wheeler
Source: www.csnbayarea.com

49ers Continue Rebuilding

Pyro's take: John Lynch continues to try to infuse talent to the San Francisco roster by adding Tim Hightower from New Orleans. Hightower showed glimpses at the end of the 2015 season.

Fantasy Goo: Hightower will add depth behind Carlos Hyde, who has a history of injury problems. Hightower could be in line to see extended work if Hyde is unavailable for a multiple game stretch.

04/04/17, 10:56 AM CDT by The Hartbeat
Source: twitter.com

Saints Schizophrenic RBs in Tough Matchup

Pyro's take: Mark Ingram's consistency has been left in 2015. The Saints 1st rounder has either exploded for 20+ point games or disappointed for less than 6. Hightower has been a secondary option at RB and cannot be trusted more than Ingram.

Fantasy Goo: Now these runners get the Cards who are the second best team allowing opposing RB's to under 14 FF Points per game. The Saints don't have much to play for at 5-8.

12/15/16, 02:00 PM CST by The Hartbeat
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Ingram Back From Concussion Protocol

Pyro's take: Now it gets tricky, will Payton go with Ingram this weekend or Hightower? Now he has both as options again.

Fantasy Goo: With the trade deadline looming in most fantasy leagues, it is incredibly important to handcuff your RB's especially one with an injury history of Ingram. Try to sell Hightower HIGH to the Ingram owner hoping he'll bite.

11/23/16, 11:18 AM CST by The Hartbeat
Source: twitter.com

The Million Dollar Saints RB Question

Pyro's take: Reports say it will be more of a time-share between the 2 Saint's RBs.

Fantasy Goo: In DFS, lots of folks will be on Hightower for his price point and last week's benching of Ingram. I think Ingram is the pivot play however.

Fantasy Goo: Either way, the 49'ers are giving up a league high 5.1 YPC. But, they have too much invested in Ingram to let one week get in the way. While I see Hightower getting more work, I still think it is Ingram's job and he should shine against this D.

11/06/16, 10:51 AM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.espn.com

New Orleans RB Situation

One of the big developments of last season was Mark Ingram emerging as a true every-down player

Pyro's take: One of the big developments of last season was Mark Ingram emerging as a true every-down player. As far as who makes the team, Ingram is the only lock. Tim Hightower seems like the best bet to back him up. It would be hard to envision Spiller not making the team, but he needs to prove he can still be productive.

Fantasy Goo: Mark Ingram had 25.03% of the Saints touches while he was on the field in 2015. As Ingram continues to become a receiving threat he will hold on to his nice draft position which is currently the 25th player selected in mocks. Last season Tim Hightower rewarded waiver wire hounds by keeping seasons alive with his surprising success with an AVG of over 20 touches per week from weeks 14-17 with 4 touchdowns. C.J. Spiller is no longer worth talking about as his career has become more of wishes than rewards. In his 6 years he has only had one solid season which was in 2012. If you have a deep roster you might want to draft Tim Hightower late or keep your waiver wire eyes open for him if Ingram gets banged up…again.

07/17/16, 12:08 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.theadvocate.com

The Saints Backfield Situation, One to Avoid


Pyro's take: According to Rapoport, Hightower is the play over Spiller. However, there are multiple, mediocre options in the New Orlean's backfield. The gam,e script will likely call for Brees to put the ball in the air. Because of the questions and the revolving door in their backfield, I am not gambling on anyone unless it is a DFS play, and even then, only in GPP situations where I have multiple line-ups set.

12/13/15, 09:42 AM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: twitter.com

Hightower limited again

Cardinals running back Tim Hightower (thumb) was limited again on Thursday, though he is fully expected to play on Sunday.

Pyro's take: We're pretty sure Hightower will play, but he's barely worth a flex on your fantasy football team considering his injury, the timeshare with Beanie Wells, and the Vikings 2nd ranked rush D.

12/03/09, 07:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå

Hightower limited in practice today

Cardinals running back Tim Hightower (thumb) was limited in practice today though he's still expected to play this Sunday night against the Vikings.

Pyro's take: Hightower probably shouldn't be used on your fantasy football team this Sunday anyway as he goes up against a tough-as-nails Vikings rush D.

12/02/09, 04:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.azcentral.com

Hightower dealing with thumb injury

Cardinals running back Tim Hightower came away from the Week 12 loss with an injury to his thumb. There has been no news on whether the injury would prevent him from playing next weekend or even hinder him in the slightest.

Pyro's take: Hightower is second in the NFL in both receptions and RB targets, so a thumb injury could definitely have an impact on his game. We'll keep you updated as to whether this will affect his fantasy football value or not.

12/01/09, 12:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.azcentral.com

Hightower still looks like the starter... for now

According to Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, running back Tim Hightower will remain the team's starter for the time being. When asked about the situation, Whisenhunt said: "That's an issue that if it comes, it comes. We've always said when we feel it's time to make a change with those things, we'll do it, if that's deserved. We're not going to make Beanie (Wells) the starter just to make Beanie the starter.

Pyro's take: Whisenhunt also says that he believes the rotation they have going right now has been effective, so there's no reason to change it. He may be right, but Wells gives them an explosive dimension Hightower doesn't. Wells should eventually take over, but at this point, he's still just a low-end RB2 on your fantasy football team.

11/17/09, 10:15 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.azcentral.com

Hightower's run as starter close to an end

When asked if running back Beanie Wells will start this Sunday, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said "It's not going to happen yet", but also said "when he does get the hot hand... we're going to use him more and more."

Pyro's take: Wells will eventually overtake Tim Hightower as the starter, and is still likely to get more touches this week as well. You can start getting the rookie into your fantasy football lineup now as it seems Beanie is finally learning the ropes.

10/29/09, 01:15 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.azcentral.com

Hightower to have reduced role?

Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt stated on Monday that he plans on getting running back Beanie Wells more involved the team's three-receiver offense as the season progresses.

Pyro's take: Beanie has thus far been used solely as a rushing RB, making it obvious what the team plans to do when he's in there. The time he missed during training camp is a large contributor to this. Wells is just a handcuff to Tim Hightower on your fantasy football team at this point.

10/12/09, 04:15 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: espn.go.com

Hightower leading the league in targets out of the backfield

Arizona Cardinals running back Tim Hightower leads the NFL in targets out of the backfield with 17 thus far, while Darren Sproles comes in a close second with 16.

Pyro's take: With rookie RB Beanie Wells still learning the ropes in Arizona, the Cardinals have been using Hightower in whatever capacity they can. He finished 21st last year in targets despite limited playing time, so we expect more of the same going forward in 2009.

09/22/09, 11:30 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: fftoday.com

Beanie Wells still in race to start over Hightower?

Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said in the beginning of training camp that RB Tim Hightower was the clear starter for the team, but has since rethought that statement. "I would never rule it out," Whisenhunt said of RB Beanie Wells becoming the starter, "because you never know what can happen."

Pyro's take: Hightower will still be the starter come Week 1, but that won't last for long. Wells has Hightower beat in just about every aspect of the position, and it's just a matter of time before Wells takes over the starting job.

09/02/09, 05:15 AM CDT by
Source: www.azcentral.com

Hightower and Wells have solid night vs. the Packers

Arizona Cardinals rookie RB Beanie Wells rushed seven times for 46 yards and two touchdowns against the Packers Friday night, one of which was a 20-yarder with a couple of really nice moves.

Pyro's take: Very encouraging, but the Packers struggled against the run all year in 2008, and don't appear to be much improved as even Tim Hightower had a big night rumbling for 38 yards on six carries.

08/28/09, 07:45 PM CDT by

Wells participates in practice

Arizona Cardinals rookie RB Chris "Beanie" Wells took part in individual drills on Monday, August 17th. Beat reporter Kent Somers said that "It still doesn't seem like he's running smoothly," so it's possible Beanie isn't quite healthy yet.

Pyro's take: RB Tim Hightower had himself a really nice game in the preseason opener, so Wells may be feeling the pressure to get back out there to show what he can do. Rookies tend to overextend themselves at times, so someone needs to let him know that it can be counter-productive coming back too soon. Beanie is still questionable for the next preseason game.

08/17/09, 03:45 PM CDT by
Source: www.azcentral.com

Cardinals' RB Hightower increases lead on Beanie Wells

According to Arizona Cardinals beat writer Daniel Urban, Tim Hightower is "stretching the distance" between he and rookie RB Beanie Wells on the depth chart.

Pyro's take: Wells sat out last week with an injured ankle, and that is never good for a rookie. Every day Wells misses time is a good day for Hightower. However, we predicted Wells to takeover Hightower's starting job by the end of September, and this injury will only delay that by one or two weeks.

08/11/09, 08:45 AM CDT by
Source: azcardinals.com

Tim Hightower to Start

Tim Hightower is expected to be the starter at RB for the Arionza Cardinals when the season commences.

Pyro's take: The Cardinals are expecting rookie Chris Wells to challenge for, and take over, the starting duties. But the fact that he's missing valuable training camp time due to a sprained ankle is good news for Hightower. However, we still expect Wells to be the leading rusher for the Cardinals at the end of the season.

08/02/09, 02:15 PM CDT by
Source: www.azcentral.com