Player Outlook
Higgins is a great candidate to average near or slightly above 15 PPR points per game in 2022, which keeps him in the fold as a borderline top-12 Fantasy wideout. Effectively the "1B" receiver to Ja'Marr Chase, Higgins was top 10 among wideouts in yards per target (9.9), yards per route run (2.26) and, perhaps most importantly, explosive play rate (25.5%). While there's worry about how many special games he'll have this year, the reality is that Higgins should remain a quality target-getter from Joe Burrow, especially since he averaged slightly more targets per game than Chase. That will lead to a good Fantasy base of at least 13 PPR points most weeks with potential for more when the Bengals find themselves in a shootout. That puts him in the Round 3 range in PPR leagues and closer to early Round 4 in non-PPR.

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2022
2021 74 1091 14.74 6 0.00 14510.4
2020 67 908 13.55 6 28 5.60 1267.9
3y Avg. 70 1000 14.29 6 14 7.00 1359
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Fantasy News

  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Should resume team work soon

    Higgins (shoulder) could return to team drills next week, with head coach Zac Taylor noting that the wideout is ready to go and looks good but won't be rushed by the Bengals, Geoff Hobson of the team's official site reports. Higgins remains on track for Week 1 after March labrum surgery kept him out of the offseason program and most of training camp. He actually suffered the injury in Week 2 last season, so while there's always a bit of added risk with a player returning from offseason surgery, one could also make the case that he has a chance to be healthier than he was in 2021, when he caught 74 passes for 1,091 yards and six touchdowns despite missing three games. Higgins has been a limited participant in training camp and has yet to resume contact work.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Making progress

    Higgins is bouncing back from an offseason procedure to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and participated in one-on-one drills for the first time in training camp during Monday's practice, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. Per the report, Higgins looked sharp in doing so, but the wideout is still easing his way back into team drills. "There's no reason to rush it. You have to take time with things like this," Higgins noted. "Even if I am back before expected, that's always great, but I'm never going to rush this type of injury." With that in mind, Kelsey Conway of Cincinnati Enquirer suggests that it seems unlikely at this point that Higgins will see any game action during the preseason. On the plus side, the 2020 second-rounder did note that he thinks he will be able to log team reps in practice by the end of training camp. Barring any setbacks, Higgins is in line assume his usual key role in the Bengals offense come Week 1.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Returns to 11-on-11 drills

    Higgins (shoulder) participated in 11-on-11 drills Saturday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports. Though Higgins' 11-on-11 work Saturday was against the Bengals' scout team, it marked the first time in training camp that he'd done anything more than individual work. With that in mind, it appears as though the starting wideout is nearing full strength as he bounces back from an offseason procedure to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Not quite at full strength

    Higgins (shoulder), who reportedly was supposed to be at full strength entering training camp, has not been participating in any team drills, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. This appears to be by design as Higgins has done work in individual receiving drills, but he hasn't been a factor in any 7-vs-7 or 11-vs-11 simulations. The big-bodied target had surgery back in April to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, which he suffered all the way back in Week 2 of the 2021 campaign, but the injury hardly impacted his play as Higgins went on to record or tie career highs in every major receiving category.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Full go for training camp

    Higgins (shoulder) appears that he'll be at full capacity for the start of training camp, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Higgins sat out the Bengals' OTAs in May after surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder in March. He originally suffered the injury during the Bengals' Week 2 loss to the Bears and missed two games, but then played through it the rest of the season and playoffs.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Aiming for training camp return

    Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Higgins (shoulder) is expected to be able to participate in training camp, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Higgins remains sidelined during Cincinnati's OTAs this week, but it appears the wideout will be ready to go for training camp in July, which suggests he shouldn't have any limitations to start the 2022 season. The 2020 second-round pick underwent labrum surgery in March and has been sidelined since, but he appears to be making good progress and is already ramping up his rehab process.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Not practicing yet

    Higgins (shoulder) is present for Tuesday's practice but is not participating, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports. It's reportedly what Higgins expected, and he's no longer using a sling as he rehabs from labrum surgery in March. He'll presumably be absent or limited from offseason practices throughout May or June, but the 23-year-old wideout could make it back on the field at the end of July for the start of training camp. There's been no indication of concern about his availability for the regular season.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Delivers long touchdown

    Higgins recorded four receptions on seven targets for 100 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 23-20 Super Bowl LVI loss to the Rams. Higgins made the most of his four catches by tallying a pair of touchdowns in the biggest game of the season. The first came on a trick play that resulted in a six-yard pass from Joe Mixon in the back corner of the end zone. Higgins then added an explosive 75-yard touchdown on the first play of the second half when he beat Jalen Ramsey down the sideline and outraced the rest of the Rams' secondary to the end zone. He was largely quiet from there, as Joe Burrow was consistently pressured and the Bengals' offense struggled to produce as a result. Overall, Higgins delivered impressive results in his second professional season, and he will continue to be a dynamic performer working opposite Ja'Marr Chase in 2022.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Big effort in AFC Championship Game

    Higgins recorded six receptions on 10 targets for 103 yards in Sunday's 27-24 overtime victory over the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. Higgins led the team in targets and yards. Though he didn't find the end zone, he contributed several big plays, highlighted by a 44-yard reception early in the third quarter. Higgins also was instrumental in Cincinnati's touchdown just before halftime, when he recorded an eight-yard reception to convert a third down and another 18-yard catch one play later. After managing only one reception for 10 yards in the team's wild-card round win over Las Vegas, Higgins has posted a combined 199 receiving yards in two subsequent playoff games.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Bounces back, Bengals advance

    Higgins recorded seven receptions on nine targets for 96 yards in Saturday's 19-16 divisional-round win over the Titans. Higgins bounced back from a poor performance in the wild-card round to lead the team with nine targets. He was out-gained by Ja'Marr Chase but still managed five receptions that went for double-digit gains -- the longest of which was for 22 yards. Higgins now has at least one catch that has gone for 20 or more yards in six of last eight games as the Bengals head into the AFC Championship Game.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Cleared for playoff opener

    Higgins (foot) doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Saturday's playoff game against the Raiders. Though the wideout was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday and Thursday, coach Zac Taylor downplayed Higgins' foot issue, confirming that the 2020 second-rounder is slated to play this weekend, per Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic. Higgins was among the key players rested by the Bengals in Week 18, but he's poised to suit up Saturday alongside fellow WRs Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd and should see his share of targets from QB Joe Burrow in the team's wild-card matchup.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: On track to play versus Raiders

    Coach Zac Taylor relayed Thursday that Higgins (foot) is line to play in Saturday's playoff opener against the Raiders, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. Higgins popped up on the team's injury report Wednesday, when he was listed as a limited practice participant due to a foot issue. However, Taylor subsequently clarified that the wideout maybe "took one or two less reps than normal," per Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic. The team's upcoming injury report will reveal whether Higgins heads into the weekend with an official injury designation or fully cleared to play Saturday.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Added to injury report

    Higgins was listed as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice due to a foot injury, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports. Higgins practiced fully Tuesday, so it's unclear whether his limitations a day later were maintenance-related or indicated of an in-practice setback. For his part, Ben Baby of ESPN.com noted that Higgins looked fine during the media-access portion of the session, but either way, Thursday's injury report should add a degree of clarity with regard to the wideout's status ahead of Saturday's wild-card game against the Raiders.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Not playing Week 18

    Higgins (coach's decision) is a healthy inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports. Cincinnati doesn't have much at stake in terms of playoff positioning in the regular-season finale, so Higgins will be one of several key contributors who will sit out or get rest Week 18. Meanwhile, star rookie Ja'Marr Chase is active, but the Bengals may just be looking to have him establish the single-season franchise receiving record -- he enters Sunday's game 12 yards short of the mark -- before having him sit the remainder of the contest. According to Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site, Mike Thomas is the most likely candidate to enter the starting lineup in place of Higgins, who finishes the regular season with 74 catches for 1,091 yards and six touchdowns over 14 appearances.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Overshadowed by Chase in Week 17

    Higgins caught three of five targets for 62 yards in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Chiefs. After racking up 194 yards and two touchdowns last week, Higgins took a back seat to Ja'Marr Chase, who one-upped him with 266 yards and three touchdowns in this one. Quarterback Joe Burrow has thrown for 971 yards in the past two games, and Higgins should continue to play a prominent role in the high-powered Cincinnati passing attack in Week 18 against the Browns.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Monstrous output

    Higgins caught 12 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns on 13 targets against Baltimore on Sunday. The Ravens are badly beaten up on defense, most notably playing without their two top corners, but a game as big as this one is still a testament to Higgins' compelling talent, and a reminder that he and fellow wideout Ja'Marr Chase are essentially co-No.1 receivers. Quarterback Joe Burrow took whatever he wanted against the Ravens, throwing for 525 yards and four touchdowns, and Higgins was his lead target by a good margin. Higgins and the Bengals face the Chiefs in Week 17.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Sees limited opportunities

    Higgins recorded two receptions on three targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 15-10 win over Denver. Higgins entered Sunday's game having earned at least seven targets in each of his last three games. However, offensive volume was virtually nonexistent for all Cincinnati skill-position players against Denver, as Joe Burrow took to the air only 22 times. Despite limited opportunities, Higgins still managed to display some big-play ability by ripping off a 17-yard gain early in the first quarter. He should also be in position for a bounce-back effort heading into a Week 16 matchup against a depleted Baltimore secondary.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Practices fully Thursday

    Higgins (ankle) returned to a full practice Thursday. As did QB Joe Burrow (finger), which sets the stage for the duo to suit up Sunday against the Broncos. Over his last three games, Higgins has logged a fantasy-friendly 20-366-2 stat line on 29 targets in that span.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Listed as limited Wednesday

    Higgins (ankle) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice. Higgins was limited last Thursday and Friday with the same injury before heading into the Bengals' Week 14 game against the 49ers listed as questionable. He was active for the team's overtime loss, playing 50 of the Bengals' 67 snaps on offense and finishing with 100-plus receiving yards for the third straight contest. With no reported setbacks coming out of that game, Higgins' limitations in practice to begin Week 15 are likely maintenance-related.
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  • Bengals' Tee Higgins: Tops century mark again in OT loss

    Higgins caught five of seven targets for 114 yards in Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the 49ers. He led the Bengals in receiving yards while tying Ja'Marr Chase in catches, but it was Chase who was on the other end of both of Joe Burrow's TD passes. Higgins has reached triple-digit yardage in three straight games, posting a massive 20-366-2 line on 29 targets over that stretch, but he could have trouble making it four straight in a Week 15 clash with the Broncos.
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