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News: 1 day agoHiggins (hamstring/ankle) was listed as a full practice participant Friday.
Spin: After returning to a limited practice Thursday, Higgins -- who has missed three straight games -- returned to a full session Friday, which sets the stage for the wideout to return to action Monday night against the Jaguars. Prior to being sidelined, Higgins compiled a 27-328-2 line on 51 targets through seven games. In his looming return to the lineup, Higgins should reclaim a key role in the Bengals' WR corps, but his fantasy upside could take a hit now that he'll be catching passes from QB Jake Browning instead of Joe Burrow, who is on IR after wrist surgery.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Consistency can be tough to find in the NFL, but Higgins' 2022 receiving line (74-1029-7 on 109 targets) was almost an exact replica to his 2021 line (74-1091-6 on 111 targets). It was a solid showing for Higgins, but it would've been even better had he not left three games early due to injury. In fact, if we eliminate those three games (which included a total of two targets), Higgins leaps to 11th among WRs in fantasy PPG (16.6) during his 13 full games. Higgins is 6-foot-4, so it's a bit surprising that he has yet to clear seven TDs in a season and that he only saw five end zone targets last season (46 WRs had more). Nonetheless, the 24-year-old is a big part of a high-scoring, pass-heavy Bengals' offense, which positions him as a good fantasy WR2.