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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.

Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase had an understandably busy day in Sunday's win over the Browns, with Tyler Boyd leaving early and Tee Higgins limited by an injury he suffered in pregame warmups. Chase claimed 45.5% of Bengals targets (15), 55.6% of receptions (10) and 49.8% of receiving yards (119). Chase also snagged 1 of QB Joe Burrow's 2 TD throws. The other went to WR Trenton Irwin, on a 45-yard flea flicker. Cincinnati visits the Buccaneers in Week 15.

Bengals HC Zac Taylor said after Sunday's win over the Browns that WR Tee Higgins injured his hamstring in pregame warmups. He wasn't supposed to play at all but snuck his way onto the field for the 1st play of the game. We'll keep an eye on Higgins' status throughout this coming week, leading up to next Sunday's game against the Bucs.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins is questionable to return against the Browns with a right hamstring injury.

Update: The CBS crew reports that it's a "coach's decision" to keep Higgins on the sideline. The WR carried no injury designation heading into the game after being limited Thursday and Friday.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (hamstring) is not listed on the final Week 14 injury report. He was added to the injury report and limited in Thursday’s practice and then limited again on Friday. But HC Zac Taylor confirmed Friday that Higgins is expected to play vs. the Browns this weekend. He seems safe to keep in Week 14 fantasy lineups.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins was added to Thursday's injury report and limited in practice with a hamstring. So his availability for this weekend's game vs. the Browns is now in question. Check back tomorrow for another update on Higgins.

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