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News: 2 days agoCoach Zac Taylor said that Higgins (hamstring) has a chance to return to action next Monday at Jacksonville, Kelsey Conway of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "I think so," Taylor relayed. "We'll see what we can get out of him this week as it goes."
Spin: Higgins has missed three games since hurting his hamstring in a Nov. 8 practice. The Bengals won't reconvene for practice until Thursday, at which point Higgins could take the first step toward playing again. Until that happens, Trenton Irwin will continue to see an increased role alongside Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd in the team's passing game.
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.