Higgins caught a 28-yard touchdown pass with his lone target during Sunday's 28-16 win over Atlanta.
Higgins put the Browns on the board in the closing minutes of the first quarter, running a deep post and skying for a 28-yard touchdown. Higgins has missed time with a knee injury this season but has scored twice in his last three outings. Sunday showed some improvement in Cleveland's offense under new coordinator Freddie Kitchens and, in an offense without much in the way of proven targets, Higgins figures to benefit. Following the bye, the Browns take on the Bengals' bottom-rated pass defense -- surrendering a whopping 313 yards per game.
Higgins played 29 of 75 offensive snaps (39 percent) and caught three of four targets for 19 yards during Sunday's 37-21 loss to the Chiefs.
Higgins made his return after a three-game absence with an MCL sprain, though it appears the Browns were careful about overworking him during his first game back. Antonio Callaway acted as Cleveland's No. 2 receiver, though that could change if new head coach Gregg Williams and offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens favor the veteran over the rookie. In six games, Higgins has 19 receptions for 263 yards and a touchdown.
Higgins (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Higgins is out there if you need him in his return from a three-game absence, but he's a speculative fantasy play until he re-proves his health. In the coming weeks though, there's an opportunity for him claim a key role in the Cleveland offense behind top option Jarvis Landry, given Callaway's sporadic production to date.
After missing three games with the MCL sprain, Higgins returned to practice Thursday in limited fashion and repeated that activity Friday. While the Browns would have ideally wanted Higgins to put in a full practice before returning to game action, the receiver apparently looked good during his time on the field this week when media was present, per Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. Cleveland is also optimistic that Antonio Callaway (ankle) will be able to shake off his own injury to play Sunday, which would keep all of the team's top five wideouts available.
Higgins (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Whereas fellow wideout Antonio Callaway (ankle) is trending in the wrong direction after not practicing Friday and earning a questionable designation for the Week 9 matchup, Higgins "looks good to go after missing three games," per Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. If Callaway is out this weekend, Higgins -- if active -- would likely draw the start at receiver opposite Jarvis Landry, according to Petrak. In the five games he's played this season, Higgins has caught 16 of 22 targets for 244 yards and a touchdown. He'll be a speculative fantasy play until he proves his health, but there's an opportunity for him claim a key role in the Cleveland offense, given Callaway's injury and sporadic production to date.
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