Boyd was injured in the first quarter following an incomplete pass. He leaped to attempt to grab a deep ball from Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley but was unable to traverse two Steelers defenders. When he landed he clearly slammed the back of his head to the turf. If Boyd can't clear protocol, Higgins and Green will ride as the top-two WRs for Week 16. Thomas and Erickson are up next on our depth chart but the Bengals passing game is limited these days.
CIN WR Alex Erickson - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 12 vs Pittsburgh
Alex Erickson will move into the starting lineup this week as Auden Tate is not supposed to play and A.J. Green is still out. After putting up some good numbers for a couple of weeks, Erickson has one catch for zero yards over the past two games. Most of that is because rookie QB Ryan Finley continues to struggle.
Erickson will face the Steelers who are 12th in aFPA to wide receivers, Even with a neutral matchup and a chance to start, his recent numbers will keep him on your fantasy bench for Week 12.