Ross, in the last year of his rookie deal, hasn't been playing much of late and wants a fresh start if that's going to continue being the case. He was inactive for three weeks and played just one snap this past week. Garafolo said talks haven't gone far. Ross is buried a bit on the depth chart thanks to Boyd and perhaps especially Higgins who is emerging this year. There are two weeks until the trade deadline.
CIN WR Tee Higgins - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 7 vs. Cleveland
Tee Higgins had his best game of his young NFL career last Sunday with six receptions for 125 yards. He was the second most targetted receiver last week and has not been drowned out by the two veterans. It has become a crapshoot on which receiver will be QB Joe Burrow's go-to guy, but now we see Higgins have the results which pushes up his fantasy stock.
The Bengals face the Browns who are 31st in aFPA to wide receivers. Higgins could have another big game, but as long as he stays in that 7-8 target range he has value.
Start Higgins as a high-end WR3 or flex. The talent is there and Higgins is probably the Bengals future No. 1 receiver. The matchup with the Browns could push him even higher than the current ranking.