Friday PM Update: Despite practicing in full on Friday, Boyd heads into the weekend questionable for the game Sunday. He dislocated his finger early in the game last week but should be good to go this week. If he suffers a setback and can’t play Sunday, Trent Taylor will likely get the uptick in work.
Bengals WR Tee Higgins (hamstring) and WR Tyler Boyd (finger) both practiced in full today and are listed as questionable to play Sunday against the Bucs.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 16, 2022
Friday update: Boyd practiced in full and his head coach felt said he had a good day, per Mike Petriglia. It appears that he is on track to play through the finger injury.
Thursday update: Tyler Boyd got in a second straight limited practice as the Bengals returned to practice on Thursday. Boyd dislocated his finger last week and played only two snaps. He thinks he’ll be fine to play, but it will be worth tracking heading into Sunday.
Wednesday update: Tyler Boyd was dressed for practice on Wednesday, per Richard Skinner. This is a good sign, as initial reports had him missing 1-2 games with his dislocated finger. We’ll see if we can learn more about how he can play with the injury, but for now this is a promising start to the week.
The Cincinnati Bengals beat the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, but did so without two of their starting wide receivers Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins. Higgins tweaked his hamstring in pre-game warmups, while Boyd suffered a dislocated finger very early in the game, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Pelissero reports that Boyd won’t miss an extended amount of time, but could miss a game or two. If the timeline is accurate, that would keep him out in Week 15 against the Buccaneers and give him a chance to return against the Patriots.
Fantasy football implications for Week 15
With both Higgins and Boyd out for most of the game against the Browns, Trenton Irwin and Trent Taylor saw the most snaps at the wide receiver position. Taylor ended up with four targets to Irwin’s two, while Ja’Marr Chase had a whopping 15. Taylor could have some deep league fantasy appeal, but Chase appears to be the only real player to get a big fantasy boost.