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Colts RB Zack Moss ran for 74 yards on 15 carries (4.9 per rush) in Sunday's 38-10 loss at the Giants. He clearly led the backfield for the 2nd straight game. RB Jordan Wilkins drew the group's only 2 targets, though, catching both for 14 yards. Moss has averaged 4.3 yards per carry over the past 3 games, following Jonathan Taylor's season-ending injury. He'll close out with an upside matchup against Houston's league-worst RB defense.

Bengals DL Sam Hubbard (calf) is questionable for Monday night's game against the Bills. He remained limited in practice all week after missing last Saturday's game. Hubbard might be worth a shot if his game weren't the last of the weekend. As it is, it will be difficult to wait for him in IDP lineups -- especially without knowing whether an active Hubbard might see a more limited role than usual. Try to avoid him.

The Colts leaned on errant passing of QB Nick Foles, for some reason, despite hanging close with the Chargers into the 2nd half of Monday night's loss. RB Zack Moss got just 7 carries in the 1st half, compared with 18 dropbacks for Foles. Moss averaged 5.3 yards on those attempts, with RB Jordan Wilkins mixing in for a 4-yard run. But Moss got just 5 more carries for the game, finishing with a 12-65 rushing line (5.4 per attempt). Wilkins logged the only other RB carry. RB Deon Jackson drew 3 targets, catching them for 9 yards. Moss and Wilkins garnered a target apiece. It was a puzzling approach with a clearly struggling QB and against what has been a soft run defense most of the year. We'll see whether the Colts try to get Moss going more against the Giants in Week 17. Someone should tell them that the Giants are allowing 5.3 yards per RB rush for the season.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow went 40-of-52 passing for 375 yards and 3 TDs (plus 2 INTs) in Saturday's win over the Patriots. Cincinnati dropped back on 65.5% of offensive plays despite jumping to a big early lead, facing a defense that has played the run tough. Burrow's scores went to WR Trenton Irwin (2) and WR Tee Higgins, who led the team with 128 yards on 8 catches. WR Ja'Marr Chase matched Higgins forr the reception lead, going for 79 yards. Cincinnati hosts the Bills in Week 17.

Bengals CB Cam Taylor-Britt (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Patriots.

The Bengals have ruled DE Sam Hubbard (calf) out for Saturday's game against the Patriots. EDGE Trey Hendrickson, however, will play after missing last week with a fractured left wrist. We'll see how effective he is with 1 good arm. Bengals CB Cam Taylor-Britt (shoulder) is questionable for the game.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (hamstring) does not carry an official injury designation for Week 16's game vs. the Patriots. Higgins has spooked fantasy managers a handful of times this season by disappearing in games, but he fully practiced back-to-back days to end the week. Consider the third-year player a low-end WR1 in Saturday's contest.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (hamstring) logged full participation in practice on Wednesday. This is a big improvement over the limited participation the wideout recorded yesterday. Higgins seems likely to suit up for Saturday's game vs. the Patriots. Check back tomorrow for the final injury report for Week 16.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (hamstring) practiced in a limited fashion on Tuesday. The third-year wideout has been hounded by this issue all season. Higgins is still considered a WR1 option despite the tough Week 16 draw vs. a Patriots defense that ranks as the 8th-toughest matchup in adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs. We’ll keep an eye on his status as the week unfolds ahead of Saturday’s game.

Bengals DE Sam Hubbard injured his left calf in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the team expects Hubbard to miss "a few weeks" with the "hope" that he can make it back for the playoffs. Cincinnati was already missing EDGE Trey Hendrickson on Sunday, after he fractured a wrist the previous game. We'll see who's starting at those end spots for a Week 16 visit to New England.

Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase logged 7 catches on 13 targets for 60 yards, leading all Bengals receivers in those categories in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers. Chase also found the end zone in Week 15, in addition to teammates Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, and TE Mitchell Wilcox. Both Boyd and Higgins wound up with 5 catches apiece. While no one besides Chase cracked the 50-yard mark (Boyd with 35 yards, Higgins with 33), fantasy managers who rolled out these Bengals WRs had their days saved by TDs. Next week brings a tough matchup against the Patriots, who rank 7th in adjusted fantasy points allowed to WRs. Still consider Chase a top-5 option, but Higgins is more of a low-end WR2, and Boyd a flex candidate in Week 16.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow tallied 200 passing yards, 4 TDs, and 1 INT in Sunday's win. While the yardage total isn't eye-popping, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell into the Christmas spirit early, gifting Burrow and company good field position as a result of multiple turnovers in the second half. Burrow and the Bengals are set to face off against the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills in Week 16 and Week 17 respectively. Though both franchises rank in the bottom 10 of average fantasy points allowed to QBs in 2022, managers should trust Burrow with the confidence they have all season as a top-12 option.

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Bengals WR Tee Higgins (hamstring) is active for today’s game vs. the Bucs. He was limited in Wednesday and Thursday's practices but a full-go on Friday. There have been no reports on Higgins’ planned usage today, but we’re expecting him to play his usual role, barring a setback with that hamstring.

The Bengals expect to have both WRs Tee Higgins (hamstring) and Tyler Boyd (finger) in the lineup today against the Buccaneers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Both guys are listed as questionable, so we'll watch for pregame confirmation. We'll also keep an eye out for any specifics on Higgins' planned usage after he barely appeared in last week's game.

Colts RB Zack Moss took advantage of RB Jonathan Taylor leaving Saturday's game early. He racked up 24 carries for 81 yards (3.4 per rush) in the OT loss to the Vikings. Moss also saw his lone target fall incomplete. We'll see about Taylor's status for a Week 16 home date with the Chargers. Moss will be worth grabbing on waivers in many cases ahead of that. RB Deon Jackson ran 2nd against Minnesota, carrying 13 times for 55 yards (4.2 per rush). He caught his lone target for 1 yard.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Bucs. He was limited in Wednesday and Thursday's practice and then a full-go on Friday. That's an upgrade from last week, when Higgins was added to the injury report on Thursday and limited on both Thursday and Friday. HC Zac Taylor confirmed on Friday that he expects Higgins to play this weekend. He, of course, carries plenty of risk after playing just 1 snap last week (after not being listed on the final injury report). We'll look for updates on Higgins' status throughout the weekend.

Bengals WRs Tee Higgins (hamstring) and Tyler Boyd (finger) were limited again in Thursday's practice. Boyd said that he has "some pain" with that finger but is preparing to play vs. the Bucs this weekend. We'll see how these guys are listed on the final injury report tomorrow.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He went full-limited-limited last week before infamously playing just 1 snap vs. the Browns. We'll keep a close eye on Higgins' status over the next few days, leading up to Sunday's game vs. the Bucs.

Bengals EDGE Trey Hendrickson broke his right wrist in Sunday's win over the Browns, according to ESPN's Ben Baby. He finished the game before revealing his injury to the training staff. HC Zac Taylor said Monday that he's not yet ready to put Hendrickson on IR. We'll see whether the pass-rusher can play with the wrist casted. It seems wise to bet on Hendrickson missing at least Week 15, though. Baby says Joseph Ossai would likely start in Hendrickson's absence. We've liked the upside on the 22-year-old since he arrived as a 3rd-round pick last year.

Bengals HC Zac Taylor labeled WR Tee Higgins "day-to-day" with his hamstring injury on Monday. Taylor explained after Sunday's win over the Browns that Higgins injured his hamstring in pregame warmups. He ended up finishing catch-less on 1 snap. We'll keep a close eye on Higgins' practice participation this coming week before judging how risky he'll be in Week 15 fantasy lineups.

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