The Cincinnati Bengals are set to play the Houston Texans in Week 10 but reportedly will be without one of their starting wide receivers. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Tee Higgins is dealing with a hamstring injury and is expected to miss this week due to the injury.
This is a big loss as Higgins is coming off one of the best games of the season with eight receptions on nine targets for 110 receiving yards. It was the first game that he broke 100 receiving yards and appeared to be in line for a big workload with Ja'Marr Chase also in jeopardy of missing this game.
Chase suffered a back injury and missed Wednesday's practice but was limited on Thursday. He is trending in the right direction but it is far from certain he will play against the Texans.
Tyler Boyd and Andrei Iosivas are options for fantasy football in Week 10
The Houston Texans have actually been pretty good against wide receivers this season and allowing the fourth fewest points per game, according to NFL.com. However, Joe Burrow is an elite quarterback and puts his wide receivers in a good position to be productive.
If Chase misses this week alongside Tee Higgins, then Tyler Boyd is a must-start wide receiver and probably a Top 20 option. He has had 13 receptions and two touchdowns over the past three games but should be in line for double digit targets this week.
For fantasy football managers who need to go a little deeper, Andrei Iosivas is the player likely to replace Tee Higgins in the lineup. He has been involved sparingly to this point but does have a reception in each of the past four games and a touchdown in two of those games.
It wouldn't be surprising if Iosivas ends up with five or six receptions and finds the end zone in Week 10. He is a potential flex option this week or a low-end WR3.