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Hayden Hurst ruled OUT for Week 14 vs. Browns

We break down the news that Hayden Hurst has a calf injury. What it means for Week 14 and beyond.

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst (88) us unable to catch up to a deep pass under cover from Kansas City Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill (22) in the first quarter of a Week 13 NFL game at Paycor Stadium. Sam Greene-USA TODAY Sports

Friday PM Update: Hurst has been ruled OUT for Week 14 against the Browns. He has been dealing with a calf injury and didn’t log any sort of practice this week.

Thursday update: Hurst remained a no show at practice as he continues to trend toward being out.

Wednesday update: Hurst did not practice on Wednesday. This doesn’t come as a shock, as it is the first practice of the week, and the tight end is already considered doubtful for this weekend’s game. You would hope to see Hurst log a limited session by Friday if he hopes to suit up on Sunday.

The Bengals will be without their starting tight end Hayden Hurst in Week 14, as coach Zac Taylor called him ‘doubtful’ on Monday, per Jay Morrison. Hurst also missed most of Week 13’s win over the Chiefs, as he was forced from the game early on.

Hurst was relieved by Mitchell Wilcox who ended up with just one reception for 11 yards on one target. Ja’Marr Chase, in his first game back led the team with eight targets, while running back Samaje Perine was second with seven.

Fantasy football implications for Week 13

Hurst has 48 receptions for 400 yards and two touchdowns on the season. That somehow put him at 10th overall in PPR fantasy points before Week 13. It goes to show you just how poor the position is.

For this week, we can expect more targets spread around to the wide receivers, while the running back will continue to see good passing work, be it Joe Mixon or Samaje Perine.