Tee Higgins Fantasy Value Limited in Crowded Bengals' Offense for 2020 Rookie Season

Tee Higgins' fantasy value could be limited with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2020.
Tee Higgins' fantasy value could be limited with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2020. | Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

The first pick of the second round in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals clearly valued Tee Higgins. High draft capital and fantasy value aren't exactly a one-to-one correlation, though, and the Clemson product is stepping into a surprisingly crowded Bengals skill-position group.

Likely serving as the Bengals' No. 3 option, at best, in the passing game, Higgins doesn't look like a great fantasy option for the 2020 season.

Tee Higgins Fantasy Outlook

Higgins will, of course, be playing behind established veterans like Tyler Boyd and A.J. Green, but he'll also have to compete with John Ross and Auden Tate for targets. Even in an offense that had 616 passing attempts last season, the sixth-highest mark in the NFL, that stacked receiving corps suggests Higgins will be more of a boom-or-bust option than a weekly contributor.

However, if Higgins works his way into the rotation, he does look like an NFL-ready prospect. Over the last two seasons, Higgins has tallied 2,103 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns while playing in a pro-style offense at Clemson.

Higgins checks in as the WR9 in our post-draft dynasty rookie rankings, though to be fair it is a notoriously loaded group. He'll likely have some big games along the way, but Higgins doesn't look like a reliable source of fantasy points in 2020 — his positive outlook is more of a long-term play.

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