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Tee Higgins expected to play Week 7 vs. Falcons

We break down the news that Higgins is back at practice. What it means for Week 7 and beyond.

Tee Higgins #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals against the Miami Dolphins at Paul Brown Stadium on September 29, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Friday Update: Higgins is off the team’s injury report on Friday and is expected to play on Sunday.

Thursday update: Higgins was upgraded to full participation on Thursday. Barring anything unexpected, he’s looking good to go for Week 7 against the Falcons.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins participated in a Wednesday practice for the first time in weeks ahead of his team’s matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Higgins has been dealing with an ankle injury since Week 4. Higgins is second in receiving yards this year for the Bengals behind Ja’Marr Chase despite sitting out for two weeks.

Fantasy football implications for Week 7

Higgins’ return to health would be huge for the Bengals’ offense. He played last week in Cincinnati’s win over the New Orleans Saints, but was on a limited snap count after missing the previous two games.

The wide receiver was sharply trending upward until the injury got in his way, moving from 27 receiving yards in Week 1 to 93 in Week 3 and 124 in Week 4. He has scored two touchdowns.

If he’s back at his full playing capacity, Higgins can expect to split targets with Chase, Tyler Boyd, and TE Hayden Hurst. This is good news for fantasy managers with Joe Burrow in their starting lineups, as well, who gets back one of his best targets.