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ADFL Est. 2006
FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1
Tee Higgins

WR CIN

College: Clemson | 4 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 219 lbs
Birth Date: 1999-01-18
2024 Bye Week: 12

Total Pts: 121.6
Avg Pts: 7.15
Rank: 48 WR

Free Agent

2024 RTSports Outlook

Higgins was plagued a little by injury last season, missing five games. He still had 42 receptions for 656 yards and five scores in 12 games. If he plays a full season, Higgins has 60 receptions for 929 yards and seven touchdowns, so his numbers were down a little compared to the last two seasons. He had two straight 1,000-yard season before last year. Higgins remains a big part of the Bengals passing game, starting starting alongside Ja'Marr Chase. Higgins is a very tall receiver with great athletic ability. He can really jump, making him an asset in the red zone and on deep throws. He does lack a little top-end speed, though, which is a little bit of a concern but hasn't slowed him to date. And he does struggle some with drops, having 28 for his career.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Higgins was a top 30 fantasy receiver each of his first three seasons before last year. He will post consistent fantasy numbers in a very good offense. He should be considered a solid No. 2 for fantasy teams. He can get around 80 receptions for 1,100 yards and seven touchdowns. Look for him to rebound from last year.

FreeDraftGuide.com

Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 10.00
Week 224.90Tee Higgins 8 receptions (4.00 pts)
Tee Higgins 89 receiving yds (8.90 pts)
Tee Higgins 2 receiving TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Tee Higgins 3 yd TD pass from Joe Burrow
. . . Tee Higgins 4 yd TD pass from Joe Burrow
Week 33.10Tee Higgins 2 receptions (1.00 pts)
Tee Higgins 21 receiving yds (2.10 pts)
Week 42.90Tee Higgins 2 receptions (1.00 pts)
Tee Higgins 19 receiving yds (1.90 pts)
Week 50.00
Week 63.00Tee Higgins 2 receptions (1.00 pts)
Tee Higgins 20 receiving yds (2.00 pts)
Week 7
Week 89.40Tee Higgins 5 receptions (2.50 pts)
Tee Higgins 69 receiving yds (6.90 pts)
Week 916.00Tee Higgins 8 receptions (4.00 pts)
Tee Higgins 110 receiving yds (11.00 pts)
Tee Higgins 110 receiving yds (1.00 pts)
Week 100.00
Week 110.00
Week 120.00
Week 135.10Tee Higgins 3 receptions (1.50 pts)
Tee Higgins 36 receiving yds (3.60 pts)
Week 148.20Tee Higgins 2 receptions (1.00 pts)
Tee Higgins 72 receiving yds (7.20 pts)
Week 1520.10Tee Higgins 4 receptions (2.00 pts)
Tee Higgins 61 receiving yds (6.10 pts)
Tee Higgins 2 receiving TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Tee Higgins 13 yd TD pass from Jake Browning
. . . Tee Higgins 21 yd TD pass from Jake Browning
Week 1626.50Tee Higgins 5 receptions (2.50 pts)
Tee Higgins 140 receiving yds (14.00 pts)
Tee Higgins 140 receiving yds (4.00 pts)
Tee Higgins 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Tee Higgins 80 yd TD pass from Jake Browning
Week 172.40Tee Higgins 1 reception (0.50 pts)
Tee Higgins 19 receiving yds (1.90 pts)
Week 180.00
Player Notes
Jun 16 2:13pm ET

Dynasty | Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins is signing his franchise tender. Dynasty Analysis: Higgins and the Bengals will now have until July 15th to work out a long-term deal or he'll play next year on this one-year, $21.8 million contract. The two sides continue to be far apart on a contract that would keep Higgins in Cincinnati beyond this season but at least it looks like he won't attempt a holdout that bleeds into minicamp. From a dynasty perspective, most Higgins managers are likely hoping he ends up somewhere else eventually as a WR1. Blocked a bit by Ja'Marr Chase, Higgins remains a solid WR2 in dynasty leagues for the time being.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jun 16 12:40pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins signed his franchise tender on Saturday, according to a source. By signing his tender, Higgins is now expected to be at training camp next month. A long-term deal for Higgins is considered a long shot at this point, especially since with WR1 Ja'Marr Chase has only two years remaining on his current deal. The 25-year-old Higgins will make $21.8 million in the franchise tag in 2024 before becoming a free agent next March. The former second-rounder (33rd overall) in 2020 out of Clemson struggled with injuries in his fourth NFL season in 2023, playing in only 12 games and catching 42 passes for a career-low 656 yards and five touchdowns. With better health for himself and quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist), Higgins should be able to bounce back in a contract year and would be a fine target as a high-end WR3/low-end WR2.

From RotoBaller

Jun 12 12:00pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins, who had the franchise tag placed on him earlier this offseason for the 2024 campaign, has still not signed the tag and is not present for the start of mandatory minicamp this week. Because he's technically not under contract yet, Higgins will not be fined. The 25-year-old either wants to be traded or wants a new contract from Cincinnati. He officially asked for a trade in March but now expects to play for the Bengals in 2024. The former second-rounder in 2020 out of Clemson had the worst of his four seasons in the NFL last year, playing in only 12 games due to injury and finishing with 42 catches for 656 yards and five touchdowns. A bounce-back should be coming if he can stay healthy in 2024, but Higgins' fantasy upside as a WR2/3 will continue to be capped as long as he's playing in the shadow of teammate and WR1 Ja'Marr Chase.

From RotoBaller

May 28 6:13pm ET

Dynasty | Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins is sitting out voluntary OTAs. Dynasty Analysis: While the Bengals are saying they aren't concerned publicly, this holdout is a little more significant than that of Ja'Marr Chase. Higgins has been franchise tagged and it seems the team has little interest in negotiating a long-term deal. Higgins was more likely to be traded during the NFL Draft than now, but this is a situation to monitor. At this point, dynasty managers need to just hold on tight and see what happens.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

May 28 2:10pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase are both not present for voluntary organized team activities on Tuesday as they seek new deals this offseason. Higgins has yet to sign his franchise tender for this year, so until he does, he will not be allowed to participate in offseason workouts with the team. The 25-year-old requested a trade from the Bengals when the team put the franchise tag on him just before the start of free agency in March, but he remains in Cincinnati for now as he angles for a new long-term deal. It's an offseason storyline to follow for fantasy managers after Higgins had an extremely disappointing 2023 campaign. It didn't help that quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending wrist injury, but Higgins was also injured himself and finished with a career-low 42 catches for 656 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games.

From RotoBaller

May 20 8:50pm ET

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins isn't expected to attend OTAs next week. This isn't surprising, considering the wideout wants a new contract. He also requested a trade in March, although it doesn't appear that the Bengals are looking to move him. The 25-year-old had a down season in 2023-24, amassing 42 catches for 656 yards and five touchdowns, all the lowest marks of his career. He was also limited to just 12 games due to injury. With that said, there's still a chance things will get resolved heading into training camp. If that's the case, Higgins could turn things around in 2024-25, especially if Joe Burrow (wrist) stays healthy. Yet, if both parties can't reach an agreement, he'll play on a franchise tag.

From RotoBaller

May 15 11:50pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins continues to grow frustrated as his trade request from last month has gone unanswered. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Higgins is "pissed" about the lack of a shared vision between himself and the team. Higgins was once said to be seeking a deal similar to Michael Pittman Jr.'s three-year, $70 million pact, but Cincinnati reportedly never came close to that price tag. This prompted the talented receiver to request a trade, but the Bengals made it clear (via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN) that they have "no plans" to trade him. Therefore, the stalemate continues between Cincinnati and Higgins. One has to wonder if too many bridges have been burned and a holdout might be in the cards.

From RotoBaller

Apr 30 12:20am ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins is seeking a deal similar to the one that Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. received, according to Kelsey Conway of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Pittman fetched three years and $70 million on his latest deal, which would suggest that Higgins is looking for a three-year deal worth roughly $23 million on an annual basis. If so, there's a significant gap in negotiations between him and the Bengals, who have not offered more than $20 million annually, according to Conway. The former second-round receiver previously requested a trade, but as it stands, he's expected to remain in Cincinnati for the 2024 season. With Joe Burrow throwing him passes, Higgins ranks as a low-end WR2 in fantasy football.

From RotoBaller

Apr 14 10:20pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins remains without a new contract. He also hasn't been traded, something he recently requested. However, it appears there's still hope that the wideout plays at least one more season in Cincinnati, even if it's under a $21.8 million franchise tag. While speaking to Charlie Clifford of WXIX-TV, Higgins anticipates suiting up for the Bengals for the 2024-25 campaign. Not only that, he mentioned he's looking forward to it while expressing his fondness for the franchise and the city. With that said, Higgins is coming off a down year, amassing 42 catches for 656 yards and five touchdowns. He also missed five games due to injury. But if anyone can bounce back for fantasy managers, it's the 2020 No. 33 overall pick, especially if Joe Burrow (wrist) can stay healthy. Both sides have until mid-July to agree to a new contract.

From RotoBaller

Mar 29 8:50pm ET

According to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, Cincinnati hopes to keep wide receiver Tee Higgins on the roster. The wideout was franchise-tagged a few months ago but requested a trade. Although it was reported that the team would entertain phone calls, Bengals executive vice president Katie Blackburn, speaking at league meetings, indicated that Higgins' contract is a "focus." The 25-year-old is coming off a down season, finishing the 2023-24 campaign with 656 yards and five touchdowns off 42 catches. But most concerning, he dealt with various ailments, limiting him to just 12 games. At any rate, Higgins has a chance to bounce back if he remains in Cincinnati, which appears the most likely scenario, considering there reportedly hasn't been much interest from other clubs. However, for the 2020 No. 33 overall pick to turn things around, Joe Burrow (wrist) must stay healthy. Higgins will need to figure out how to do the same.

From RotoBaller

Mar 23 10:10pm ET

According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, speaking on Saturday's edition of SportsCenter, the Bengals are reportedly "willing to listen" to offers for wide receiver Tee Higgins. Cincinnati tagged Higgins almost immediately after the end of the 2023-24 campaign, which wasn't surprising to anyone. But the latest update on Higgins doesn't mean the team is actively shopping him, nor does it imply other clubs have called about him. The wideout struggled last season, amassing 656 yards and five touchdowns off 42 catches. He was also limited to only 12 games due to various ailments. With that said, no matter where Higgins ends up, he must stay healthy to get back to the 1,000-yard receiving mark. But if he remains with the Bengals, he'll need Joe Burrow (wrist) to stay on the field, something that's been an issue for the signal-caller since entering the league.

From RotoBaller

Mar 11 2:13pm ET

Dynasty | Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins has requested a trade. Dynasty Analysis: Higgins clearly isn't thrilled the Bengals haven't had any substantive long-term contract talks with him and doesn't have a lot of interest in playing on the franchise tag this year. While it's anyone's guess if the Bengals will oblige, it stands to wonder now if Higgins will threaten to hold out and not play on the tag. It's a bit of a mess but should be resolved in some way shape or form here soon. If Higgins is moved, it will likely help his dynasty value as any team acquiring him would likely see him as their new WR1. Stay tuned.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Mar 11 10:20am ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins is requesting a trade, according to Ari Meirov of the 33rd Team. The organization used the franchise tag on Higgins this offseason and reportedly wants to keep him around, but it appears Higgins is ready to move on. The 2020 second-round pick has racked up 257 receptions for 3,684 yards and 24 touchdowns through his first 58 NFL games. He posted at least 1,000 receiving yards in 2021 and 2022, but he was limited to just 656 yards in 12 games last season. With Ja'Marr Chase on the roster, Higgins is stuck in the WR2 role, meaning he's unlikely to post monster seasons that will earn him a high-figure contract. He could operate as a team's top receiver if he lands in an ideal spot, but we'll see if the organization is willing to move him before the start of the 2024 campaign.

From RotoBaller

Feb 28 12:20am ET

Cincinnati Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin hinted that the team doesn't plan on trading impending free-agent wide receiver Tee Higgins, who was given the franchise tag. "Really simple. He's a good player. We want to keep him. We have resources to do that. We're a better team with Tee," Tobin said. While it's great news for the Bengals if they keep Higgins around for another season, it's also bad news for his fantasy value entering the 2024 campaign. The 25-year-old would make $21.8 million this year if he ends up playing on the franchise tag. He played in just 11 games in 2023 due to hamstring and rib injuries, finishing with a disappointing 42 receptions for 656 yards and five touchdowns on 76 targets. A bounce-back season in 2024 for Higgins should be expected if he's healthy, but the presence of Ja'Marr Chase will continue to affect Higgins' ceiling if he remains in Cincy.

From RotoBaller

Feb 27 7:24pm ET

Dynasty | The Bengals have informed wide receiver Tee Higgins of their intention to use the franchise tag on him. Dynasty Analysis: The move will pay Higgins around $22 million this upcoming season. It's a hearty number to spend on a number two receiver but Higgins is hardly your typical second option and would be the top target for a number of teams in the league. He had a down season last year with just a 42/656/5 season but much of that can be attributed to injuries he suffered and the loss of Joe Burrow for part of the season. It's still disappointing to dynasty managers who were hoping to see him cash in on the open market. It's unlikely the Bengals can keep him long-term so this could also represent a one-year buy low window for our WR18.

Feb 24 1:10pm ET

The Cincinnati Bengals informed impending free-agent wide receiver Tee Higgins on Friday that they will place the franchise tag on him, according to a source. Instead of trying to negotiate a long-term contract extension with Higgins right now, they will place the franchise tag on him by the deadline next week. This was always the most likely outcome for the 25-year-old, who played in just 12 games in 2023 due to injuries. He was a disappointment for fantasy managers, finishing with a career-low 42 catches on 76 targets for 656 yards and five touchdowns. Higgins could certainly bounce back with better health in 2024, but getting out from under the shadow of No. 1 receiver Ja'Marr Chase in Cincinnati would have been the best scenario for Higgins' fantasy value moving forward.

From RotoBaller

Feb 14 8:21am ET

Dynasty | All indications are pointing towards Bengals receiver Tee Higgins receiving the franchise tag. Dynasty Analysis: This isn't exactly a stunning development as the Bengals currently have a pretty good salary cap situation going on. However, this isn't great news for dynasty managers who were looking for Higgins to escape the shadow of Ja'Marr Chase and establish himself as a true WR1 for another team. Higgins struggled with nagging injuries and the loss of Joe Burrow this season en route to a 42/656/5 season. Higgins has dropped to our WR18 but there could be some value in acquiring him here soon as there's little way Cincinnati could keep him and Chase together long-term.

Feb 13 1:00pm ET

The Athletic's Paul Dehner Jr. writes that all indications are pointing to the Cincinnati Bengals using their franchise tag on impending free-agent wide receiver Tee Higgins this offseason. The franchise tag for a receiver for 2024 would cost Cincy $20.7 million. One league source suggested the Bengals could place the tag on Higgins early in the window as a statement acknowledging that no long-term deal will be reached and opening the door for the rest of the league to consider or submit tag-and-trade offers. The team could also tag Higgins again in 2025 but would do so at 120 percent of this year, which would be for $24.8 million. The 25-year-old wideout was a major source of frustration for fantasy managers in 2023, as he played in a career-low 12 games, finishing with 42 catches for 656 yards and only five touchdowns. If he remains in Cincy, his ceiling and floor will be capped as long as he's in the shadow of Ja'Marr Chase.

From RotoBaller

Jan 7 12:40pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (hamstring) is officially inactive for the Week 18 regular season finale on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, as expected. Higgins was listed as doubtful on Friday's final injury report, so fantasy managers should have already been ignoring Higgins everywhere for the final game of the year. The 24-year-old tweaked his hamstring in last week's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and with the Bengals not having anything to play for in Week 18, they understandably aren't going to let Higgins suit up. He finishes his fourth year in the NFL with his most disappointing season to date, catching 42 passes for 656 yards and five touchdowns on 76 targets over 12 games. Higgins should be able to bounce back in 2024 with better health, but his fantasy value will depend on where he winds up in free agency. Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd will be Cincy's top two wideouts on Sunday.

From RotoBaller

Jan 5 2:50pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (hamstring) did not practice on Friday and is listed as doubtful to play in the Week 18 regular season finale on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Higgins didn't practice all week after tweaking his hamstring in the Week 17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. If the Bengals were still in playoff contention, the 24-year-old wideout might have made a bigger push to play, but Cincy doesn't have anything to play for besides pride in this one. Higgins played in only 12 games in his fourth NFL season due to various injuries and finished with career-lows in receptions (42), targets (76), receiving yards (656) and touchdowns (five). It didn't help that quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) dealt with injuries, too, and didn't play a full season. With Higgins out on Sunday, Ja'Marr Chase (shoulder) and Tyler Boyd will be the team's top two wideouts.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 28-Jul-2020: CIN - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2023)
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