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Tee Higgins officially questionable to play against Cowboys in Week 2

We break down the news that Tee Higgins is expected to play in Week 2 against the Cowboys. What it means for Week 2 and beyond.

Cameron Sutton #20 of the Pittsburgh Steelers attempts to tackle Tee Higgins #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals after a reception at Paul Brown Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Sep 16 late update: Higgins is officially questionable, but reportedly should be cleared to play against the Cowboys.

Sep 16 noon Update: Higgins is expected to play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, per Ed Werder.

Sep 16 update: Higgins was able to return to practice on Friday after missing Thursday due to a personal reason, per Jay Morrison. There’s still no new news on his concussion, but he was on schedule earlier in the week. We should learn more with the injury report this afternoon.

Sep 15 update: Tee Higgins didn’t practice on Thursday, but not due to his concussion, instead he was listed as missing due to personal reasons, per Jay Morrison. At this point we take a wait to see attitude on is availability for Sunday, but this absence likely doesn’t impact if he will play or not.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins suffered a concussion in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Wednesday, head coach Zac Taylor told reporters that Higgins cleared the hurdles he needs to at this point and will be limited in practice, per Kelsey Conway.

All signs at this point look good for Higgins to be cleared in time to take on the Cowboys, but any setback would keep him out.

Fantasy football implications

With Higgins out for a big chunk of the game last week, Hayden Hurst stepped up and caught five passes for 46 yards on eight targets. Mike Thomas saw much of the backup work for Higgins, but Hurst was the main beneficiary to his absence.

Higgins caught both of his targets for a total of 27 yards against the Steelers. He was likely on track to a decent fantasy outing and as long as he’s available, is usually a must start.