Both Boyd and Higgins entered the weekend with questionable designations after being limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday and participating in full to end the week on Friday.
Higgins exited Cincinnati's Week 14 game against the Browns after one snap due to his hamstring, while Boyd lasted just two plays before sustaining a dislocated finger that caused bone to break through the skin.
The two have combined for 105 receptions, 1,516 yards and nine TDs in 2022.
Joe Burrow persevered to earn his first career victory over Cleveland despite missing two components of his three-headed receiving monster for nearly the entirety of the game. He'll be happy to have both back in the fold facing Tampa Bay, as will Ja'Marr Chase, who has had 17 catches for 216 yards and a score in two games since his return from injured reserve.
The three wideouts should keep the Bucs defense honest as the Bengals look to tighten their grip on the AFC North following Baltimore's loss on Saturday.
Other injuries we are keeping an eye on ahead of Sunday's Week 15 games:
- Carolina Panthers wide receiver DJ Moore (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against Pittsburgh, Rapoport reported, per a source. Moore has since been declared active.
- Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against Houston, Rapoport reported, per a source. Toney has not played since Week 11 due to the injury. Toney has since been declared active.
- Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (quad/hand) is expected to play Sunday against New England, Rapoport reported, per a source. Jacobs has been declared active
- New England Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle) has a "good chance" to play against Las Vegas but his status will be determined by a pregame workout, Rapoport reported. Wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (concussion) is expected to play, per Rapoport. Both players are active.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones (knee) is not expected to play versus the Bengals, per Rapoport.
- Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young (knee) is not expected to make his season debut Sunday against the Giants but could play in the team's final three games, Rapoport reported, per a source.