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Tee Higgins officially questionable for Week 15 vs. Buccaneers

We break down the news that Tee Higgins is dealing with a hamstring injury. What it means for Week 15 and beyond.

Tee Higgins #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on November 27, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Friday PM Update: Higgins was a full participant in practice on Friday, but he is listed as questionable for the game on Sunday. If he isn’t able to play, either Tyler Boyd if he plays or Trent Taylor would see the uptick in targets.

Friday update: Higgins practiced in full on Friday and appears to be on track to play, per Charlie Goldsmith. We’ll see what his designation is, but people will be wary to play him after he was active and didn’t play last week. There’s no doubt that it’s a risk to start him, but one with high upside.

Thursday update: The Bengals returned to practice on Thursday and Tee Higgins got in a second straight limited session. After only playing one snap last week, Higgins would seem to be on track to play this weekend against the Bucs.

Week 15 of the NFL season is here. The Cincinnati Bengals are gearing up to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a non-conference matchup. The Bengals are coming off a big win against the Cleveland Browns. Wide receiver Tee Higgins was dealing with a hamstring issue last week but was listed as questionable for the game. He played one snap, which he reportedly wasn’t supposed to, and then was sidelined for the remainder of the game.

Fantasy football implications for Week 15

Higgins has played in all 13 games for Cincinnati so far this season and leads the team in receiving yards. He has brought in 60 of his 85 targets for 861 yards and five touchdowns. While he typically is considered the second fiddle to Ja’Marr Chase, Higgins actually tends to play better when the defense has to focus on Chase. They complement each other well and if they are both healthy, tend to each have fantasy football value. If Higgins is able to log solid participation in practice this week, he should be started in fantasy football lineups.