Tee Higgins
Tee Higgins
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cincinnati Bengals
Doubtful
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 9/26/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Drafted as the eventual successor to A.J. Green, Higgins has already succeeded him. In fact, Higgins surpassed Green out of the gate with 13.6 YPC, 8.4 YPT, 14 catches for 20-plus yards and two catches for 40-plus last year, while the Bengals struggled to force-feed the now-departed veteran. At 6-4, 215, Higgins is massive, and ran a blistering-for-his-size 4.43 40 at his pro day (his fastest time), though he also recorded some slower ones (4.59). Higgins seemed set to expand his role as the team’s top outside, downfield and red-zone target, until the Bengals added Joe Burrow’s favorite college wideout Ja’Marr Chase with the fifth overall pick in this year's draft. Not only is Chase faster and more athletic (though smaller) than Higgins, he comes preloaded with a connection to his quarterback. As a result, it’s unclear whether Higgins or Chase will lead the team in targets, and Tyler Boyd, a possession receiver who usually lines up in the slot, will also get his looks. But it helps that the Bengals don’t throw heavily to their backs, have no pass-catching tight end of whom to speak and that Burrow is expected to be healthy Week 1. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $8.69 million contract with the Bengals in July of 2020.
Officially doubtful for Sunday
WRCincinnati Bengals
Shoulder
September 24, 2021
Higgins (shoulder) officially is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Higgins made some progress by following up no activity Wednesday and Thursday with a limited session Friday, but the Bengals don't appear too optimistic about his status for Week 3. During media availability Friday, coach Zac Taylor told Ben Baby of ESPN.com that pain tolerance will be the key for Higgins potentially getting to play Sunday. "We'll try to give him every second we can give him before he tells us one way or the other," Taylor said. As a result, the final decision on Higgins' availability may not come until 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Tee Higgins' 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
69.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.38
 
% Team Air Yards
30.7%
 
% Team Targets
27.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.3
 
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11211%
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242%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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@ Steelers
Sunday, Sep 26th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
98.8
 
Cornerbacks
110.8
 
Safeties
73.6
 
Linebackers
102.3
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Tee Higgins' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
34.13 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Taken with the 33rd overall pick in this year's draft, Higgins lands in a crowded Bengals receiving group. Aging star A.J. Green was franchised for 2020, Tyler Boyd is a good bet for well more than 100 targets and 2017 first-round burner John Ross and mammoth Auden Tate both had significant roles last year. At 6-3, 216, Higgins is built like Green, though his pro day timed speeds ranged from a 4.43 40 (Greenlike) to a sluggish 4.59. Either way, Higgins was a playmaker in college, with 25 TDs the last two years at Clemson on only 185 targets. He dominates when the ball is in the air, using his height, catch radius and good hands to outreach smaller defenders. His route running needs work, but he'll have Green as a mentor, and there's a good chance he surpasses Ross and Tate as the No. 3 option before long.
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Doubtful for Week 3
WRCincinnati Bengals
Shoulder
September 24, 2021
Higgins (shoulder) is in line to be listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
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Back at practice Friday
WRCincinnati Bengals
Shoulder
September 24, 2021
Higgins (shoulder) is suited up for Friday's practice, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
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Misses practice again
WRCincinnati Bengals
Shoulder
September 23, 2021
Higgins (shoulder) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Dealing with injury
WRCincinnati Bengals
Shoulder
September 22, 2021
Higgins missed Wednesday's practice with a shoulder injury, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
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Set to miss practice Wednesday
WRCincinnati Bengals
Undisclosed
September 22, 2021
Cincinnati head coach Zac Taylor said that Higgins won't practice Wednesday due to an unspecified injury, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
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