The Cincinnati Bengals will play in the Super Bowl for the first time since 1989. While rookie WR Ja’Marr Chase has received most of the attention, 2020 second-round pick WR Tee Higgins has been a focal point of the offense as well.
With Los Angeles Rams CB Jalen Ramsey potentially shadowing the rookie Chase, Higgins could see additional responsibility.
The second-year, 6-foor-4 Higgins totaled 103 yards on 6 receptions against the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. He had 96 yards on 7 receptions against the Titans in the game prior.
Higgins has outdone his rookie campaign (67 receptions, 908 yards, 6 TDs), totaling 1,091 yards on 74 receptions with 6 touchdowns and 110 targets. Below, we look at Tee Higgins’s Super Bowl prop bets with NFL picks and predictions.
Tee Higgins 2022 Super Bowl prop bets
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Receptions: Over 5.5 (+100)
Teams in the NFL are starting to pick up how important Chase is to this offense. He had 2 games of over 200 receiving yards during the regular season. The Titans and Chiefs looked to contain Chase.
That opens the door for Higgins, who topped 5 receptions in each of the last 2 games.
More importantly, he accrued 19 targets in the 2 games, so the Bengals are throwing the ball to him. Over the last 8 weeks of the season (playoffs included), Higgins is averaging 8.1 receptions.
The Rams allowed the 5th-most completions in the NFL during the regular season. This prop is a strong play on a Rams defense that allows a high volume of receptions.
Given Higgins has a 66% catch rate on the season, just an average game Sunday should do the trick. With Chase likely being the focal point for a solid Rams’ defense, I’d play Higgins OVER 5.5 receptions (+100).
Receiving yards: Over 71.5 (-114)
Higgins has topped this total in 6 of his last 9 games. It hasn’t even been particularly close either.
In each time hitting over 71 yards, he’s cleared 95 as well, reaching three digits in 5 of them. In 6 of those 9 games, he’s also cleared over 15 yards per reception, which is another huge reason he’s been able to top this prop.
The Rams give up the 21st-most receiving yards per game at 238.6 yards per outing.
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Anytime touchdown: +160
I actually don’t like this bet. Higgins has 6 touchdowns on the season and has scored in just 5 games.
Plus, he didn’t score a touchdown in the Bengals’ three playoff wins.
With TE C.J. Uzomah having grown into a top red-zone target and WR Tyler Boyd having more prominence along with RB Joe Mixon getting touches within the final 20 yards, I’d stay away from this prop bet and focus on the above two Higgins prop bets for value.
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