3. The Cincinnati Bengals may not get Tee Higgins back against the Baltimore Ravens
Tee Higgins missed the Houston Texans game with a hamstring injury and is not practicing again this week. He is running out of time to practice, and there is no way that he can play with a hamstring injury and no practice time to loosen it back up.
You can bet that he will be out this week. This hurts the Bengals in a big way. Higgins is having a down year, and still, he is clearly the best option they have. He is averaging 1.41 yards per route, which is down from his career rate of.
Still, Trenton Irwin is his replacement and is averaging 1.11 YPRR. Tyler Boyd is at 1.18, and Andrei Iosivas is at 0.47. While the Ravens' backups of Rock Ya-Sin and Ronald Darby are quality depth, there are going to be questions with Iosvias and Irwin. The Ravens can man up on them, even with a weak secondary, and they can shift attention to Ja’Marr Chase.
When Cincinnati hosted the Ravens, it was Tee Higgins taking advantage of the shifted coverages. The Bengals may not have the horses to survive this one.