The Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs is upon us, which means just seven games are remaining in the season. Time is limited to capitalize on fantasy football and betting value. Here at Pro Football Network, we’re diving into each individual player taking the field this weekend and seeing what values might exist. Today, we’ll look at Tee Higgins’ DFS value and whether any prop bets are worth taking.
Tee Higgins’ DFS value vs. Titans
In my previous articles on Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase, I highlighted how much I like the Bengals’ passing game this weekend. Fitting the theme, I also like Higgins.
After disappearing in the Wild Card round, catching just 1 pass for 10 yards, Higgins checks in at just $5,700 on the DraftKings weekend slate. I can see many DFS players fading Higgins, especially with so many talented wide receivers available. That’s what makes him such a value.
The Titans are a bit of a pass-funnel defense. They allowed the fewest fantasy points to running backs this season, but the second-most to wide receivers. This benefits Higgins just as much as Chase. Yet, Chase will almost certainly be the more heavily rostered player. To quote the popular meme, “why not both?”
Higgins averaged 15.7 PPR fantasy points per game this season, finishing as the final WR1 (minimum eight games played). He’s posted weeks of 23.4, 28.8, and 43.4 fantasy points. Higgins has serious upside on any given week and is a great value, especially in a Bengals stack.
Tee Higgins prop bets this weekend
Higgins’ receiving yards total opened at 64.5 (-115) on Draftkings. This is a very fair number. Higgins has gone over this number six times this season. Statistically, leaning towards the under makes sense.
With that said, after Chase’s smash game last week and this general heater he’s been on the past month, I think we could see more of a Higgins week against the Titans.
It would be surprising if head coach Mike Vrabel wasn’t talking about how important it is to stop Chase. While that doesn’t mean his team can, we’ve seen Burrow key in on Higgins before.
If the defense gives Chase extra attention, Burrow will have no problem treating Higgins like the alpha WR1 he can be. I’m still not confident enough to bet this prop on either side, but I am curious to see what Higgins’ receptions line is set at when it opens.