Higgins is participating in voluntary offseason workouts, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Prominent players in contract years often skip the voluntary portions of offseason programs and sometimes the mandatory parts as well. Higgins' decision to do otherwise in the final year of his rookie deal suggests he's optimistic about signing an extension or doesn't mind playing out the season without one. He's been mentioned in trade rumors for a while due to the expectation of QB Joe Burrow and WR Ja'Marr Chase taking up a big chunk of Cincinnati's budget, but it wouldn't be all that complicated for the Bengals to keep all three, especially if they're willing to backload the cap hits and/or make sacrifices on the defensive side of the ball.
Apr 26, 2023 10:09 AM EST
Higgins (illness) returned to a full practice Thursday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: After missing Wednesday's practice, Higgins' return to a full session Thursday paves the way for the wideout to be available for Sunday's playoff opener against the Ravens. Higgins is coming off a one-catch effort in the Bengals' Week 18 win over Baltimore, but he's a bounce-back candidate this weekend, giving that he averaged 4.6 catches and 64.3 receiving yards while recording seven TDs over the course of 16 regular-season outings.
Jan 12, 2023 1:35 PM EST
Higgins (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Analysis: Higgins sat out Wednesday's session, but his return to the field a day later puts him on track to suit up for Sunday night's playoff game against the Ravens. The Bengals' upcoming injury report is slated to clarify Higgins' official participation level in his return to practice.
Jan 12, 2023 10:41 AM EST
Coach Zac Taylor relayed that an illness kept Higgins from practicing Wednesday, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Analysis: Higgins now has two more chances to practice as Sunday's wild-card round matchup against the Ravens approaches, but the wideout's absence from Wednesday's session makes his status work tracking. Higgins is coming off a quiet effort in the Bengals' 27-16 win over Baltimore in Week 18, in which he caught just one of his seven targets for seven yards, while recording an 85 percent snap share.
Jan 11, 2023 1:05 PM EST
Higgins doesn't appear to be practicing Wednesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Higgins dealt with a concussion, toe injury and ankle sprain in the first half of the season and a hamstring injury for the first three weeks of December. The Bengals' practice report Wednesday should reveal if Higgins' absence is due to an aggravation of the hamstring injury or something else.
Jan 11, 2023 11:42 AM EST
Higgins recorded one catch on seven targets for seven yards in Sunday's 27-16 win over the Ravens.
Analysis: Higgins finished tied for second on the team in targets with Tyler Boyd, though he struggled to get on the same page with Joe Burrow. Higgins had a particularly inconsistent close to the regular season, as he had three games with at least 100 receiving yards, but he had 35 or fewer yards in four other contests. Despite the poor close to the regular season, Higgins will remain one of Burrow's most targeted pass catchers during Cincinnati's postseason run.
Jan 8, 2023 3:20 PM EST
Higgins had eight catches for 128 yards and a touchdown on nine targets in Sunday's win over the Patriots.
Analysis: Higgins was featured early and often as the Bengals jumped out to a 22-0 lead at halftime, but the Bengals looked his way a lot less frequently in the second half. On multiple occasions, Higgins drew Marcus Jones in single coverage and was able to post him up successfully.
Dec 24, 2022 9:50 PM EST
Higgins (hamstring) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Listed as limited the day before, Higgins now appears locked in for Saturday's game in New England, though his hamstring injury has already caused a few anxious moments for fantasy managers this month. He played 80 percent of offensive snaps in Sunday's 34-23 win over Tampa Bay, catching five of eight targets for 33 yards and a touchdown.
Dec 21, 2022 2:17 PM EST
Higgins (hamstring) is listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's practice report estimate, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Higgins was present for the walkthrough with Cincinnati on a short week ahead of Saturday's game against the Patriots. His hamstring injury has been an adventure in the second half of the season, but Higgins was able to handle 80 percent of snaps and eight targets (5-33-1 receiving line) in Sunday's 34-23 win over Tampa Bay. A similar workload this Saturday wouldn't come as any surprise.
Dec 20, 2022 2:19 PM EST
Higgins (hamstring) caught five of eight targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-23 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Higgins was able to suit up after lasting just one snap before injuring his hamstring in Week 14. The third-year standout didn't suffer any setbacks in his return and rewarded fantasy managers with his sixth score of the season. The Bengals will take on the Patriots in Week 16, who are notorious for shading extra coverage towards the opposing team's top wideout (Ja'Marr Chase in this case). With that in mind, Higgins could be asked to take on more than his usual No. 2 wideout duties if Chase is contained Saturday.
Dec 18, 2022 6:58 PM EST
Higgins (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: As is fellow wideout Tyler Boyd (finger), which is good news for Cincinnati's Week 15 passing attack, with top tight end Hayden Hurst (calf) unavailable. Higgins was limited to just one snap in Week 14 due to his hamstring issue, but after being limited at practice Wednesday and Thursday, the 2020 second-rounder was listed as a full participant Friday, which suggests that he has a chance of seeing closer to his normal workload this time around, in the absence of any in-game setbacks.
Dec 18, 2022 12:03 PM EST
Higgins (hamstring) is expected to suit up for Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Higgins and Tyler Boyd (finger) are both expected to be available Sunday, though top tight end Hayden Hurst (calf) is ruled out. After Higgins was limited to just one snap Week 14 due to his hamstring issue, though, fantasy managers will still want to monitor his official status when Cincinnati's inactives list is revealed ahead of Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff.
Dec 18, 2022 3:23 AM EST
Higgins (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers after being listed as a full practice participant Friday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The same applies to Tyler Boyd (finger), which makes the duo's status worth confirming ahead of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff. That said, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site notes that there is optimism from coach Zac Taylor as well as the wideouts, that both Higgins and Boyd will be active this weekend.
Dec 16, 2022 11:08 AM EST
Higgins (hamstring) noted Friday that he expects to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, Andrew Gillis of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Analysis: Meanwhile, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site relays that in reference to the Week 15 status of both Higgins and Tyler Boyd (finger), coach Zac Taylor indicated that he "feel(s) good about it." Friday's final injury report will clarify whether one or both of the wideouts head into the weekend with injury designations.
Dec 16, 2022 9:51 AM EST
Higgins (hamstring) remained limited at practice Thursday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: As did Tyler Boyd (finger), which gives both wideouts a chance to play Sunday against the Buccaneers. Higgins, who was limited to just one snap in Week 14 due to his hamstring issue, will need to practice fully Friday, however, in order to avoid a Week 15 injury designation.
Dec 15, 2022 1:49 PM EST
Higgins (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Analysis: The same goes for Tyler Boyd (finger), with coach Zac Taylor having previously indicated that the duo's status ahead of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers is a day-to-day situation. Higgins' hamstring issue limited him to just one snap in Week 14 versus the Browns, while Boyd suffered a dislocated finger in that contest and recorded just two snaps.
Dec 14, 2022 2:01 PM EST
Coach Zac Taylor said Monday that Higgins (hamstring) is day-to-day, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Higgins didn't play at all in Week 14 due to a hamstring injury he suffered during pre-game warmups. Tyler Boyd (finger) also picked up an injury during the contest and was initially expected to miss multiple weeks, but both wideouts are now considered day-to-day. Given Taylor's comments, fantasy mangers will have to monitor Cincinnati's practice reports throughout Week 15 prep for further clarity on Higgins and Boyd's availability.
Dec 12, 2022 12:12 PM EST
Higgins (hamstring) is undergoing further medical evaluation Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Higgins suffered a right hamstring injury during warmups prior to kickoff of Sunday's win over the Browns. The Bengals' initial hope is that Higgins has avoided a severe issue, but more concrete information should arrive as soon as his test results are in. Meanwhile, Tyler Boyd is reportedly in danger of missing one or two games due to a dislocated finger.
Dec 12, 2022 7:22 AM EST
Higgins aggravated his hamstring injury in warmups, according to Bengals coach Zac Taylor in his postgame press conference, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Analysis: Higgins' absence in the game had a pronounced effect on the Bengals' offense early in the win over the Browns, and of course was devastating to fantasy players who relied upon the Bengals removing him from the injury report this weekend before the game.
Dec 11, 2022 1:21 PM EST
Higgins was forced out of Sunday's game against the Browns with a right hamstring injury.
Analysis: Prior the team's announcement that he was dealing with a hamstring injury, Higgins did not catch a pass. The wideout was limited at practice by a hamstring issue leading up to Sunday's contest, so it's possible that he suffered a setback versus Cleveland.
Dec 11, 2022 11:04 AM EST
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