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Tee Higgins

#2 WR,

Bengals

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ACTUAL 2022

221 FPTS

RANK: 19

2023 SEASON

232 FPTS

RANK: 15

AGE

24 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

6'4'' / 219 lbs

COLLEGE

Clemson

SEASONGPFPTSRANKTARGETRECPTREYDRETDREAVE
20231623215th121811098713.6
20221622119th109741,029713.9
3yr Ave1520621st109701000614.29

Signs franchise tag

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-06-15

Higgins signed his franchise tag with the Bengals on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

As a result, the star wideout will report for Cincinnati's training camp poised to make $21.8 million on the one-year tag. Schefter's report also indicates it's unlikely Higgins and the team will come to terms on a long-term deal making this possibly the 25-year-old's last campaign with the team as the Bengals push for another Super Bowl appearance. The fourth-year wideout struggled with injuries throughout last season and never really got into a rhythm within the offense, especially after quarterback Joe Burrow went down with a season-ending wrist injury in Week 12. With everyone expected to be fully healthy entering the 2024 season, Higgins and the passing unit should be in a position to be electric once again.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022

4.7
19.1
14.3
25.4
0
10.7
14.3
13.9
13
23.8
24.4
12.5
0
16.3
26.8
1.7

Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
WEEKSTADIUMGAMERANKTARGETSPREADO/UTRGTRECYDTDAVGAIRYACDROP10+20+50+SHARESLOTTIGHTWIDE
1 PIT Outdoor 73° 4.7 79th 2.35-7.044.52227013.5950%1004%23%0%77%
2 @DAL Dome 93° 19.1 17th 3.18-7.042.510671111.8930%40029%15%0%85%
3 @NYJ Outdoor 67° 14.3 33rd 2.86-6.545.57593018.616317%31020%24%0%76%
4 MIA Outdoor 63° 25.4 5th 3.63-4.047.597124117.77100%42128%20%6%74%
5 @BAL Outdoor 52° 0.0 121st 0.003.048.500000.0000%0000%10%0%90%
6 @NO Dome 78° 10.7 36th 1.78-3.043.5964707.86214%20025%17%0%83%
7 ATL Outdoor 72° 14.3 22nd 2.86-6.547.57593018.612717%53017%26%2%72%
8 @CLE Outdoor 66° 13.9 23rd 4.63-3.547.56349116.31340%11018%25%0%75%
9 CAR Outdoor 68° 13.0 20th 1.86-7.043.5876008.6810%20027%26%0%74%
11 @PIT Outdoor 27° 23.8 4th 2.64-3.541.5139148016.41250%82035%23%0%77%
12 @TEN Outdoor 56° 24.4 6th 3.49-0.542.597114116.315113%43025%14%0%85%
13 KC Outdoor 57° 12.5 30th 4.172.551.55335111.7740%20016%18%0%82%
14 CLE Outdoor 47° 0.0 102nd 0.00-4.048.500000.0000%0000%0%0%100%
15 @TB Outdoor 66° 16.3 20th 3.26-3.544.5853316.64217%10021%12%2%86%
16 @NE Outdoor 21° 26.8 4th 3.35-3.041.598128116.012411%52018%11%1%88%
18 BAL Outdoor 38° 1.7 106th 1.70-11.041.571707.07067%00018%13%2%86%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
LOCATIONSTADIUMGPGSGMTOUCHRANKTRGTRECYDTDAVEAIRYACDROP10+20+50+
Home Outdoor 23 200.62.0986th6.34.5650.414.410.04.511%3.01.00.1
Away Outdoor 17 170.81.7786th8.04.9670.513.710.13.77%2.70.90.1
Away Dome 3 22.41.20114th6.03.7350.09.66.53.28%1.30.30.0
Away Retractable Dome 3 36.62.2037th9.06.0980.716.411.64.85%4.01.70.3

Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
SEASONAGETEAMGPGSTOTALRANKTRGTRECYDTDAVGAIRYACDROP10+20+50+SHARESLOTTIGHTWIDE
2020 21 CIN 16 14 195 55th10867908613.69511%3914219%27%2%72%
2021 22 CIN 14 14 219 24th110741,091614.71146%4917220%24%1%75%
2022 23 CIN 16 14 221 19th109741,029713.910410%4214118%18%1%81%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Not attending minicamp

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-06-11

Higgins hasn't signed his franchise tag and isn't attending June minicamp, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Higgins would need to sign the tag before practicing and can't be fined while he's technically not under contract. He reportedly asked for a trade in March, but in April he told reporters that he expected to play for the Bengals this season. There's a July 15 deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term contracts.

Not at OTAs, as expected

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-28

Higgins and teammate Ja'Marr Chase are not present at voluntary OTAs on Tuesday, Ben Baby of ESPN reports.

Higgins still hasn't signed the franchise tag Cincinnati placed on him back in February, and with Chase also eligible for an extension, both of the Bengals' top wideouts appear to be vying for new deals. Until Higgins signs the franchise tag he won't be eligible to report for organized team activities. He formally requested a trade after having the franchise tag placed on him but has since indicated he anticipates suiting up for the Bengals for the 2024 season, and coach Zac Taylor plainly stated that he's not worried about the absence of either Higgins or Chase at this time.

Not expected for start of OTAs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-20

Higgins is not expected to sign his franchise tender by the end of the week, which will make him ineligible to report in time for the start of organized team activities next week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Higgins formally requested a trade from Cincinnati after the team placed the franchise tag on him prior to free agency. He appeared to have a change of heart in April, as the wideout hinted that he anticipated playing for the Bengals in 2024 at his youth camp, per Ben Baby of ESPN.com. It remains to be seen if that will occur via the franchise tag or the long-term extension the pass catcher has been seeking. As of now, it looks like this conflict will linger into OTAs.

Expects to remain with Bengals

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-04-14

Higgins stated at his youth camp Sunday that he anticipates playing for Cincinnati in 2024, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Higgins received the Bengals' franchise tag in late February, and a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN in early March indicated that the wideout had requested a trade. However, Higgins now appears to have had a change of heart, as his comments Sunday suggest that he's planning to suit up for Cincinnati during the 2024 campaign. It's not clear if that means progress has been made between the player and organization in reaching the long-term extension that Higgins has reportedly been hoping for.

Requests trade, per report

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-11

Higgins has reportedly requested a trade, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The Bengals previously placed their franchise tag on Higgins, but Schefter indicates that the wideout is disappointed in the lack of progress toward a long-term contract extension, and is thus seeking a trade. It remains to be seen how amenable Cincinnati will be to his request, and it's still possible that the two sides move toward a resolution that would keep Higgins in the fold in 2024. However, at this point the 2020 second-rounder's future with the franchise is up in the air as NFL free agency approaches.

Officially gets franchise tag

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-26

The Bengals applied their franchise tag to Higgins (hamstring) on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

According to Rapoport, Higgins' franchise tag number is expected to be around $21.8 million for the 2024 season, but the tag may merely serve as a placeholder as the Bengals work toward a long-term extension with the receiver prior to the mid-July deadline. If the two sides are far apart on an extension, the Bengals could also look to trade Higgins, who would be a highly-sought after receiver given the weak crop of free agents at the position. Higgins was limited to just 11 games in 2023 due to rib and hamstring injuries, but he was once again productive in his fourth NFL season with 42 catches for 656 yards and five touchdowns.

Expected to receive franchise tag

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-23

The Bengals informed Higgins (hamstring) on Friday that he will receive the franchise tag, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

With the tag deadline still a week away, the Bengals have skipped negotiations for a long-term deal by letting Higgins know he will be franchised. A deal is still a possibility, but this is apparently the most likely route as of now. The 25-year-old battled injuries during his fourth season in Cincinnati en route to career lows in yards (656) and touchdowns (five).

Won't play Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Higgins (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's season finale against the Browns.

With the Bengals eliminated from playoff contention, Higgins will sit this one out, thus finishing his 2023 campaign with 42 catches for 656 yards and five touchdowns on 76 targets in 12 games. The 2020 second-rounder is eligible for free agency this offseason and his contract situation with the franchise will be something to monitor in the coming months. In his absence Sunday, added Week 18 snaps alongside Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd will be available for Trenton Irwin, Andrei Iosivas, Charlie Jones and Stanley Morgan.

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