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Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He seemed to make it out of last week's win over the Saints healthy, so this is likely more of a rest day. We'll get another update on Chase tomorrow.

Bengals LB Logan Wilson is expected to miss at least the next 2 games and potentially more than a month with the right-shoulder injury that knocked him out of Sunday's win over the Saints. It's the same shoulder he injured last season, which required surgery after the year. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that the latest injury is less severe and that "around 2-5 weeks [is] considered a fair window of return." Last year's shoulder injury cost Wilson 3 games before he returned to play every snap in his final regular-season appearance and throughout the playoffs. If this injury isn't as bad, then perhaps we should be optimistic for a return on the shorter end of the timeline. Whether to stash or dump Wilson will depend heavily on the size and scoring of your league as well as roster size and IDP lineup positions. Germaine Pratt and Akeem Davis-Gaither figure to lead Cincinnati LBs while Wilson is out.

Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki erupted for 6-69-2 against the Vikings in Week 6. He saw just a 14.8% target share, but he benefited from 47 team pass attempts while Miami played from behind. Gesicki’s usage was encouraging beyond the targets, as he earned a ~77% route rate. This was simply his best game of the season, but we’re not ready to elevate him into the TE1 mix after one productive outing. He’ll likely rank as a low-end TE2 for Sunday’s matchup with Pittsburgh. Look for Tua Tagovailoa to return for that one.

Bengals LB Logan Wilson injured his right shoulder in Sunday's win over the Saints. Kelsey Conway of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that there's "real concern" over the injury, which occurred to the same shoulder on which Wilson had offseason surgery. That followed a 2021 injury to the joint. We'll see about the specific diagnosis and return timeline this time. Germaine Pratt and Akeem Davis-Gaither would likely lead the corps in snaps if Wilson misses further game time.

Bills RB Zack Moss is a healthy scratch for today's game vs. the Chiefs. That leaves just Devin Singletary and James Cook in Buffalo's backfield. We'll see if the Bills load up Singletary as an every-down back or work Cooks in some more. We'd bet on the former.

11:36am EDT 10/16/22

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Saints. He got in just 1 limited practice this week after lasting only 10 snaps in last Sunday night’s game vs. the Ravens. Higgins sets up as the ultimate risk/reward fantasy play today.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that there's "optimism" Bengals WR Tee Higgins (ankle) will play today against the Saints but that the team wants to "make sure he's ready" during pre-game warmups. Higgins will carry some risk even if active after leaving last week's game early with the ankle aggravation. TE Hayden Hurst (groin) is expected to play through his questionable tag.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Saints. He returned to a limited practice on Friday after missing the first 2 days. It’s the worst-case scenario for Higgins owners after he lasted just 10 snaps last week. Hopefully we’ll get a Sunday-morning update on Higgins’ status for this one.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (ankle) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. He was spotted doing some rehab work on a side field but is looking unlikely to play vs. the Saints this weekend. We'll get another update on Higgins tomorrow.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. As Higgins owners are well aware, he lasted just 10 snaps this past Sunday night before aggravating that ankle injury and sitting out the rest of the game. We'll see what Higgins does the next 2 days, but he'll need at least 1 full practice to be a confident Week 6 fantasy play.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow managed just 217 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT in Sunday night's meeting with a Ravens defense he slaughtered last year. Granted, this Baltimore D is healthier and Tee Higgins left early after aggravating his sprained ankle. But Burrow can't blame the protection this time. According to Pro Football Focus, no QB faced a lower rate of pressure in Week 5. Burrow took only 2 sacks among 38 dropbacks. He targeted WR Ja'Marr Chase a team-high 12 times but connected on just 7 for 50 yards. TE Hayden Hurst ranked 2nd in targets (7) and receptions (6), led the team with 53 receiving yards and caught Cincinnati's only TD pass. Burrow added a 1-yard TD on the ground. Week 6 brings a decent matchup with New Orleans, and Burrow sits a nice 7th among QBs in fantasy points per game for the year so far.

Bengals HC Zac Taylor on Monday labeled WR Tee Higgins "day-to-day" with a sprained ankle. Higgins, of course, ended up going catch-less on just 10 snaps in Sunday night's loss to the Ravens. He was limited in practice all week leading up to that game and listed as questionable on the final injury report. We'll keep a close eye on his practice participation this week. He'll need to get in at least 1 full practice to be a comfortable Week 6 fantasy start.

Bengals TE Tee Higgins aggravated the ankle injury that had him questionable coming into Sunday night's game vs. the Ravens. He's officially questionable to return but barely played in the 2nd quarter. Higgins owners might be left with a goose egg in this one. WR Mike Thomas is filling in for Higgins.

6:52pm EDT 10/9/22

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (ankle) is active for tonight’s game vs. the Ravens. He was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable, but we never heard any concern about his status.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (ankle) is expected to play vs. the Ravens tonight, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Higgins was limited in practice all week, but we never sensed any concern about his availability for this one. He's safe to keep in Week 5 fantasy lineups.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game vs. the Ravens after a limited week of practice. He tweaked that ankle in last Thursday night's win over Miami but was able to return to the game. We're expecting him to be out there vs. Baltimore, but hopefully we get confirmation on Sunday morning.

Bengals LB Germaine Pratt is active for tonight's game. A knee injury kept him out Sunday, but he finished this short week with 2 full practices. Pratt remains a low-level IDP option. His return should bring down the playing time for Akeem Davis-Gaither, who produced in Pratt's absence in Week 3.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow rebounded from a pair of shaky outings to post his best fantasy outing so far this season in Sunday's win over the Jets. Burrow tallied 275 yards and 3 TDs, hitting Samaje Perine, Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd for scores. Chase led the team with 10 targets but managed only 29 yards on his 6 receptions. Boyd checked in 4th with 5 targets but caught 4 of them for 105 yards. His big strike was a 56-yard catch-and-run TD. Higgins proved steadiest, catching 5 balls for 93 yards among 7 looks. Cincinnati gets a home date with the Dolphins this Thursday night, then visits to Baltimore and New Orleans.

Bengals LB Germaine Pratt (knee) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jets. That should mean more playing time for LB Akeem Davis-Gaither. From a 15% starting point in snap share, though, it's tough to know whether he'll climb into relevance for any beyond the deepest of leagues.

2:59pm EDT 9/18/22

Bengals WR Tee Higgins (concussion) is active for today’s game vs. the Cowboys. He should be ready for his usual role and is a high-upside WR2 play.

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