Tee Higgins absent from Bengals practice Wednesday

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins was not present Wednesday for the portion of practice open to the media.

What It Means:

Higgins dealt with various ailments throughout the season, but he appeared in every game for the Bengals and hasn't been on the injury report since Week 16 due to a hamstring issue. It's unclear why Higgins was absent on Wednesday, but the Bengals should provide some clarity when they release their first injury report of the week. Cincinnati will face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night in the Wild Card Round. Higgins was targeted seven times in the Bengals' regular-season finale against the Ravens, but he only managed a single seven-yard reception.

numberFire's models project Higgins for 7.4 targets, 4.8 receptions, and 63.7 yards in the Wild Card Round. The Bengals were No. 12 in the league in FanDuel points allowed per game to wide receivers this season and they finished with a top-10 pass defense in our adjusted team rankings.