Joe Burrow has revitalized the Cincinnati offense and the Bengals wide receivers have been the primary beneficiaries of his play-making abilities. The Bengals look to get their first win of the season against Jacksonville in Week 4, after a Week 3 tie with Philadelphia. Though the team may not have won in Week 3, fantasy owners of Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins did. Can more of the same be expected in Week 4? We break down the fantasy implications below.
Fantasy Football analysis: Bengals WRs A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins
A.J. Green has been a shadow of his old self in the first few weeks of the season, as he has been unable to turn a decent amount of targets into much fantasy value. Green is averaging nine targets per game, but has only managed to turn that into 13 receptions for 116 yards over the first three weeks of the season. The volume still provides a solid floor for Green, but until he is able to better capitalize on these opportunities he is no more than a WR3/flex consideration.
Tyler Boyd took a step forward in Week 3 as he brought in 10 of his 13 targets for 125 yards. He failed to find the endzone but had a great fantasy point total of 22.5 nonetheless. He seems to be finding more and more favor with Joe Burrow and his fantasy outlook should improve as this chemistry develops. Burrow trusts Boyd in tight windows and in critical situations which is promising for continued target volume. Tyler Boyd can be started in lineups as a low end WR2 in Week 4.
Tee Higgins had a breakout performance in Week 3, as he caught five of nine targets and scored two touchdowns for 21.0 PPR points. Higgins went from zero targets in Week 1, to six targets in Week 2, and nine targets in Week 3. This number can’t continue to increase forever, but it is promising for Higgins’ value moving forward. We can’t expect two touchdowns every week and we would like to see a repeat of this target volume to ensure it wasn’t just a one off. Higgins should remain a bench stash for the time being, but will likley provide some value moving forward.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start A.J. Green as a WR3/flex
Start Tyler Boyd as a WR2
Sit Tee Higgins