Ravens vs. Bengals Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Tee Higgins, Mark Andrews...

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START - WR Tee Higgins

All eyes will be on Ja'Marr Chase this weekend after he put up one of his worst stat lines since he entered the league in 2021. Chase could only catch five passes for 39 yards last Sunday against the Browns, the lowest yardage figure since Week 3 of 2022.

I'm here to talk about Higgins, though. The Ravens won't have any of CB1 Marlon Humphrey nor S1 Marcus Williams available in Week 2, which means they won't be able to shadow Ja'Marr Chase with an individual defensive back on Sunday. If the Ravens think Chase is about to bounce back massively and want to put the clamps on him, then they'll need to do so with at least a couple of players bracketing him.

The aftermath? Tee Higgins is about to have a monster game. Higgins will get his dose of veteran CBs in Brandon Stephens, Ronald Darby, and some Rock Ya-Sin, which bodes well for him because he can cook them.

In the three games in which he played more than 10 snaps against the Ravens througout his career, Higgins ended with six, seven, and eight targets catching one, four, and four passes. Humphrey shadowed Chase in all of those games by himself, but that won't be the case this weekend.

I expect more than seven targets, at least four receptions, and a baseline of 40 receiving yards with the chance for a receiving touchdown by Higgins today. Don't make him your WR1/WR2, but if you have room for a FLEX play then Higgins looks like a good enough option for that slot.