The Cincinnati Bengals‘ offense is making positive strides every week, and fans of the team have to be encouraged with what they’ve seen from quarterback Joe Burrow thus far through six weeks of his young career. Cincinnati’s second draft pick in 2020, former Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins, has started to really come on in the last few weeks, as well.
Higgins has posted four straight games with a 70.0-plus PFF receiving grade — garnering 10, seven, six and eight targets, respectively. He’s gradually become a bigger piece of the Bengals' offense, and he really broke out in Week 6. Higgins posted 125 receiving yards on six receptions with an impressive 56 yards after the catch, his first 100-yard game in the NFL.
The rookie wideout has had multiple explosive plays of 15-plus yards in each of the past four weeks, as well, and it’s not just from yards after the catch. His 14.6-yard average depth of target is tied for fourth with Jerry Jeudy among all rookies with at least 10 targets in 2020, and his 17 first-down catches are tied for third.