Tee Higgins Injury Update Brightens Week 2 Fantasy Outlook

Larry Rupp
Tee Higgins' injury update brightens his Week 2 fantasy outlook.
Tee Higgins' injury update brightens his Week 2 fantasy outlook. / AP Photos/Elaine Thompson

The Cincinnati Bengals have an opportunity to bounce back from a disappointing Week 1 loss in a matchup against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2. The good news is that they will have wide receiver Tee Higgins back on the field as he has successfully worked his way through concussion protocol.

Tee Higgins Fantasy Outlook

Not only is this good news for the Bengals, but it is also good news for any fantasy managers with Higgins on their roster. The third-year pro returned as a full participant in practice on Friday and draws a great matchup in his return. Higgins should be started across all league formats on Sunday.

The Cowboys are coming off a game in which they allowed 10.8 yards per completion and gave up a touchdown to WR Mike Evans. A secondary that posted the second-best pass defense DVOA rating in 2021 didn't look as poised as usual. A few chunk plays were given up through the air.

Meanwhile, the Bengals threw the ball a whopping 53 times in an overtime loss. Everyone knows that volume reigns supreme in fantasy football and Higgins will see a ton of targets if Cincinnati leans on quarterback Joe Burrow's arm again on Sunday. He has a great opportunity to post WR2 numbers.

Higgins checks in as the No. 26 WR in The Duel's Week 2 PPR fantasy football rankings. Any fantasy manager nervous about a late scratch can pick up Tyler Boyd as a backup option. He is rostered in just 57% of Yahoo! leagues and hauled in 4 of his 7 targets for 33 yards and 1 touchdown last week.

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