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A.J. Green, WR9/18/2014 4:12:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green (toe) returned to practice in limited fashion on Thursday.
Insight: Despite being "limited", this puts Green on track to play in Sunday's game against the Titans. Even if he plays, however, he will likely not be himself and could possibly be used as a decoy.
Dane Sanzenbacher, WR9/16/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Bengals wideout Dane Sanzenbacher could see his targets take a jump in Week 3 if A.J. Green's toe keeps him out of the lineup.
Insight: Sanzenbacher would only be a one-game option as the Bengals have a bye in Week 4 and by Week 5 Green is likely to be fully ready to play again. Sanzenbacher caught two balls for 42 yards in a substitute role last Sunday.
Mohamed Sanu, WR9/16/2014 4:33:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu will likely play a major role in Week 3 with A.J. Green likely joining Marvin Jones on the sidelines.
Insight: Sanu produced a 76-yard touchdown catch against the Falcons to produce double-digits fantasy points, a big jump from Week 1. He's a solid fantasy option if A.J. Green is not ready to play in Week 3.
Andy Dalton, QB9/16/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has played mistake-free football over the first two games this season, but hasn't posted great fantasy numbers.
Insight: He's thrown for just one touchdown in each game while averaging 276.5 ypg. He could be without A.J. Green (toe) in Week 3 in addition to already sidelined Marvin Jones (foot) which may force the Bengals to feature the ground game.
A.J. Green, WR9/15/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green left Sunday's game against the Falcons with a strained toe ligament and is doubtful for Week 3.
Insight: Green could sit Week 3 and then with a Week 4 bye get three weeks until he has to test the toe. Dane Sanzenbacher and Brandon Tate would play opposite Mohamed Sanu if Green sits. It's a huge blow to fantasy owners and the Bengals.
Jeremy Hill, RB9/14/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back Jeremy Hill gained 94 yards from scrimmage on 17 touches in Week 2 against the Falcons.
Insight: Hill did not get much playing time in Week 1, so it was great to see him get on the field. With a huge lead, the Bengals featured both Bernard, who had 32 touches, and Hill. The rookie will likely continue to improve as the season goes and clearly has more value than just a handcuff back.
Giovani Bernard, RB9/14/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back Giovani Bernard gained 169 yards from scrimmage and scored a rushing touchdown on 32 touches.
Insight: Bernard had an incredible 19 touchdowns in the first half with 16 carries for 52 yards. The running back was not exactly efficient as that averages out to 3.25 yards per carry, but fantasy owners love the fact Bernard has turned into a work horse. He mostly maintained that pace in the second half. Bernard is a top fantasy running back in any format. When Tucker asked Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis about how touches would be split, Lewis said, "A smart guy would say Gio gets a little bit more." Good news for both Bernard and Hill fans, who are curious as to how the workload will be shared. We expect Bernard to get about 16-18 touches a game, which puts him close to 300 on the season, and Hill will get between 10 and 14 carries. Bernard will be featured much more in the passing game.
Vontaze Burfict, LB9/14/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict left Week 2 game with Atlanta due to a neck stinger.
Insight: Burfict was forced out of the season opener after a blow to the head. He will not return and this is quickly becoming a recurring theme. Can he stay healthy and on the field?
A.J. Green, WR9/14/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green left Sunday's game against the Falcons with a toe injury and is questionable to return. UPDATE: Green will not return on Sunday.
Insight: Green headed to the locker room about halfway though the first quarter. It now appears that this was the injury that put Green on the injury report this week even though he was officially listed with a foot injury. Dane Sanzenbacher will play opposite Mohamed Sanu until Green returns if he does. Early week missing of practice is never that important as we see here. He's a fantasy stud who has improved each season and off his 131-yard, one-touchdown season opener appears to be continuing the trend.
A.J. Green, WRHot9/12/2014 2:04:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green will play Week 2 according to coach Marvin Lewis.
Insight: Early week missing of practice is never that important as we see here. He's a fantasy stud who has improved each season and off his 131-yard, one-touchdown season opener appears to be continuing the trend.
A.J. Green, WRHot9/11/2014 2:12:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green did not practice on Thursday due to a foot injury.
Insight: It's somewhat of a concern as Green was listed as limited in practice on Wednesday. Cincinnati is probably just taking it easy on their star wide out, but we will check back on his status Friday afternoon.
Tyler Eifert, TE9/10/2014 2:26:00 PM
Description: Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert has been placed on injured reserve/designated to return.
Insight: Eifert dislocated his right elbow after making a catch in the first quarter against the Ravens on Sunday. His absence could allow Jermaine Gresham to be a low-end fantasy option.
Jeremy Hill, RB9/8/2014 12:57:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back Jeremy Hill played just 10-of-67 offensive snaps in the Bengals' Week 1 victory to the Ravens.
Insight: The widely heralded rookie running back from LSU was not as involved with the offense as anticipated. Cincinnati played a pass-first approach on Sunday, which was surprising and led to fewer opportunities for Hill. Meanwhile, Gio Bernard owners are extremely pleased as he played on the other 57 snaps. Hill should see more time as the season progresses, but owners will have to take the wait-and-see approach.
Tyler Eifert, TE9/8/2014 12:42:00 PM
Description: The Bengals are hopeful tight end Tyler Eifert will only miss a few weeks according to FOX's Jay Glazer.
Insight: Eifert dislocated his right elbow after making a catch in the first quarter against the Ravens on Sunday. Reportedly, the elbow "popped right back in" but the ligaments have to heal before he can return. Jermaine Gersham will play tight end on every down until Eifert gets back, but Gresham will not produce the same kind of receiving numbers as Eifert could.
A.J. Green, WRHot9/7/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Just another big day for Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green as he caught six balls for 131 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Actually, it was a difficult day for Green until a 77-yard score in the fourth quarter turned it into a fantasy bonanza.
Keith Rivers, LB9/7/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Bills linebacker Keith Rivers left Sunday's Week 1 matchup with the Bears due to a groin injury.
Insight: The Bills have ruled him out the rest of the game.
Vontaze Burfict, LB9/7/2014 2:59:00 PM
Description: Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict suffered a possible head injury in the second quarter against the Ravens on Sunday.
Insight: The injury seemed to come when Burfict laid a lick on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. It is a high possibility that Burfict suffered a concussion.
Tyler Eifert, TE9/7/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert appeared to suffer a serious right elbow injury after making a catch in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Insight: Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports speculated on Twitter that it was a dislocated elbow. That is anyone's best guess right now. Eifert looked like he was in a lot of pain.
Marvin Jones, WR9/7/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver Marvin Jones is inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Insight: According to Albert Breer of NFL.com, the Bengals hope to have receiver Marvin Jones (foot) back for Week 5. A.J. Green and Mohamed Sanu will get most of targets at receiver, but the Bengals will likely deploy a heavy running attack with Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill.
Giovani Bernard, RB9/4/2014 11:48:00 AM
Description: Bengals running back Giovani Bernard is still expected to get more touches than rookie running back Jeremy Hill according to Ross Tucker of NBC Sports.
Insight: When Tucker asked Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis about how touches would be split, Lewis said, "A smart guy would say Gio gets a little bit more." Good news for both Bernard and Hill fans, who are curious as to how the workload will be shared. We expect Bernard to get about 16-18 touches a game, which puts him close to 300 on the season, and Hill will get between 10 and 14 carries. Bernard will be featured much more in the passing game.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB8/29/2014 2:56:00 PM
Description: Fantasy owners don't have to worry about BenJarvus Green-Ellis taking carries from Giovani Bernard or Jeremy Hill as he was cut Friday from the 53-man roster.
Insight: Giovani Bernard and rookie Jeremy Hill have shown in preseason they can get the job done and both have solid fantasy value. Bernard is the starter and is even more valuable in PPR leagues, but Hill is going to get plenty of work.
Jeremy Hill, RB8/28/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back Jeremy Hill rushed 20 times for 90 yards and caught all six of his targets for 70 yards in Cincinnati's preseason finale Thursday.
Insight: Hill was impressive as the every-down back with Gio Bernard resting. He did leave the game with an elbow injury but returned to action. We are still unsure how Hill will be used, so he is not worth starting Week 1, but he looks to be at least a very capable handcuff.
Jeremy Hill, RB8/28/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back Jeremy Hill left Thursday's preseason finale with an elbow injury.
Insight: Hill saw a somewhat surprising 20 touches in two quarters of action Thursday. Hill generated 123 all-purpose yards, while catching all five of his targets. His one bad play was a blown blocking assignment that resulted in a quarterback sack. The elbow injury is believed to be minor, and it continues to look like Hill will see more touches than originally forecast.
Jeremy Hill, RB8/27/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson wrote "it looks like (Giovani) Bernard and (Jeremy) Hill could both get about 200 attempts" on the ground this season.
Insight: Hill ran very well in the Bengals' third preseason game. Hobson speculated that BenJarvus Green-Ellis would not make the roster and thus leave Hill with the change-of-pace back role this year. The rookie is certainly the best between-the-tackles runner Cincinnati has and he could steal a few touchdowns from Bernard. Hill is a great pick at his current ADP of the 10th round and Bernard's value takes a bit of a hit as many thought he would reach 300 touches. That will be tough if Hill really gets 200 carries.
Geno Atkins, DT8/21/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati DT Geno Atkins (torn ACL) has been cleared to practice.
Insight: Atkins should be ready for Week 1. He is a premier defensive tackle and his return automatically makes the Bengals a better defense.
Jeremy Hill, RB8/19/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill (shoulder) returned to practice Tuesday.
Insight: He left Saturday's preseason game with a shoulder injury. Hill is expected to fill the BenJarvus Green-Ellis role this season, but Giovani Bernard is going to see a bump in touches and could also get goal-line carries so Hill's value will be limited to the flex spot.
Andy Dalton, QB8/17/2014 1:28:00 PM
Description: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton looked extremely sharp in Cincinnati's second preseason game.
Insight: He was 8-for-8 for 144 yards and a score. He can't justify his $115 million contract in preseason, but if he plays like this when they start playing for real he'll be worth every penny.
Jeremy Hill, RB8/17/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill left Saturday's preseason game with a right shoulder injury, but tweeted "I'm fine" late Saturday night.
Insight: Hill is expected to fill the BenJarvus Green-Ellis role this season, but Giovani Bernard is going to see a bump in touches and could also get goal-line carries so Hill's value will be limited to the flex spot.
Jeremy Hill, RB8/16/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill left Saturday's preseason game with a right shoulder injury, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com.
Insight: BenJarvus Green-Ellis saw 220 carries and rushed for seven touchdowns as the Bengals' power back last year, but he gained just 3.4 ypc. Hill is expected to fill that role this season, but Giovani Bernard is going to see a bump in touches and could also get goal-line carries so Hill's value will be limited to the flex spot.
Giovani Bernard, RB8/13/2014 3:58:00 PM
Description: According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Bengals running back Giovani Bernard could get a "good share" of the goal-line carries as well as 300 total touches.
Insight: Even if he doesn't get all of the goal-line carries, Bernard still has RB1 upside this season due to his expected workload spike and explosiveness in the receiving game. The team drafted bruising back Jeremy Hill to replace ineffective BenJarvus Green-Ellis, but it sounds like Bernard could get a crack at some short TDs too.
Marvin Jones, WR8/11/2014 8:41:00 PM
Description: According to Albert Breer of NFL.com, the Bengals hope to have receiver Marvin Jones (foot) back for Week 5.
Insight: Jones, who had 712 yards and 10 touchdowns on 80 targets last season, had to get a pin inserted into his fifth metatarsal for a broken foot. Coach Marvin Lewis' assertion that Jones would be out "a couple of weeks" was wildly unrealistic. Mohamed Sanu will take over as the team's No. 2 receiver.
Marvin Jones, WR8/11/2014 5:57:00 PM
Description: While Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said receiver Marvin Jones (foot) will miss "a couple of weeks" with a broken foot, Geoff Hobson of bengals.com says the receiver will likely be out 5-6 weeks.
Insight: Jones, who had 712 yards and 10 touchdowns on 80 targets last season, had to get a pin inserted into his fifth metatarsal. A similar injury kept Mohamed Sanu out for the last five weeks of the 2012 regular season as well as the playoffs. Sanu will take Jones' place as the No. 2 receiver.
Jeremy Hill, RB8/8/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Rookie running back Jeremy Hill came off the bench before BenJarvus Green-Ellis in the preseason opener, indicating that the rookie ahead of the veteran on the depth chart.
Insight: Starter Giovani Bernard is going to get more than 170 carries in 2014, but Cincinnati is also going to run the ball more often under new OC Hue Jackson so Hill could see close to 200 carries.
Marvin Jones, WR8/4/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver Marvin Jones has been activated from the NFI list.
Insight: He rolled his ankle at a passing camp organized by Andy Dalton after OTAs. Mohamed Sanu has reportedly looked good in training camp, but Jones was listed as the No. 2 wideout on the first depth chart. The 24-year-old played limited snaps last season but was a red-zone monster who caught 10 touchdowns. He's expected to get more playing time this year, but the Bengals are also expected to cut down on their passing attempts under new OC Hue Jackson. Consider him a WR4.
Andy Dalton, QB8/4/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has agreed to a deal to keep him in Cincinnati through 2020.
Insight: While other quarterbacks garnered lots of attention, Dalton put up sneaky good numbers last season - 4,296 yards, 33 passing TDs, 2 rushing TDs. He's still yet to win an NFL playoff game, but he was very good to fantasy owners, particularly his Week 16 effort (27-for-38, 366 yards, 4 TDs) in what for many was the fantasy championship round.
Mohamed Sanu, WR7/29/2014 11:48:00 AM
Description: Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu will likely play multi positions this season, according to a bengals.com report.
Insight: Sanu will mostly play at wide receiver, but will get some work out of the backfield and possible throw a pass or two this season. He's still not likely to be fantasy worthy.
Jeremy Hill, RB7/28/2014 7:15:00 PM
Description: Rookie running back Jeremy Hill has been playing ahead of BenJarvus Green-Ellis in training camp, according to ESPN.com.
Insight: Green-Ellis seemingly is closer to losing his third-string job to Cedric Peerman or Rex Burkhead than he is to catching Hill. The Bengals drafted Hill (6-1, 238 lbs) out of LSU in the second round to serve as the team's between-the-tackles rusher. Green-Ellis carried the ball 220 times and scored seven touchdowns last season but ran for 3.4 yards per carry. Giovani Bernard is going to get more than 170 carries in 2014, but Cincinnati is also going to run the ball more often under new OC Hue Jackson so Hill could see 200 carries.
Giovani Bernard, RB7/28/2014 1:55:00 PM
Description: Bengals RBs coach Kyle Caskey is thinking 260-300 touches for new starter RB Giovani Bernard in 2014.
Insight: Bernard had 695 rushing yards on 170 carries, 514 receiving yards on 56 catches and eight total touchdowns as a rookie while splitting time with BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Now a starter with a more run-heavy gameplan expected, it's certainly not unreasonable. In our projections we are expecting 264 touches, 1,437 total yards and 10 touchdowns.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB7/16/2014 4:34:00 PM
Description: The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr. expects BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Rex Burkhead to battle for one roster spot in camp.
Insight: Giovani Bernard and rookie Jeremy Hill are guaranteed spots and Dehner thinks Cedric Peerman is as well because he plays on special teams. Even if Green-Ellis makes the team, he won't see the field much and shouldn't be drafted in any leagues.
Jermaine Gresham, TE6/10/2014 8:06:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati tight end Jermaine Gresham is not participating in OTAs because he underwent hernia surgery, according to Field Yates of ESPN.
Insight: Gresham and Tyler Eifert combined for 86 catches, 903 yards and six touchdowns last season but canceled each other out for fantasy purposes. The same thing will probably happen this year.
Tyler Eifert, TE6/3/2014 8:03:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati tight end Tyler Eifert won't participate in OTAs. SOURCE: Bengals.com
Insight: He's dealing with a shoulder injury though the severity is unknown. Eifert (39 catches, 445 yards, 2 TD in 2013) was unable to distance himself from Jermaine Gresham last season and the two figure to split playing time again in 2014.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB5/21/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bengals are leaning toward keeping veteran running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis despite drafting Jeremy Hill in the second round.
Insight: Green-Ellis will be third on Cincinnati's halfback depth chart behind Hill and last year's second round pick Giovani Bernard. Green-Ellis could still vulture a handful of touchdowns for the Bengals but we're not counting on a breakout year for the 28-year-old.
Jeremy Hill, RB5/9/2014 8:55:00 PM
Description: The Cincinnati Bengals took RB Jeremy Hill 55th overall in the 2014 draft.
Insight: Cincinnati also took a running back in the second round last year (Giovani Bernard). At 6-foot-1, 233 pounds, Hill will provide a big-bodied complement to Bernard and may take away fantasy value from Bernard if he gets goal-line carries. BenJarvus Green-Ellis' days in Cincinnati are probably numbered.
Danieal Manning, SS4/3/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: Former Texans safety Danieal Manning has agreed to a one-year deal with Cincinnati. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL.com
Insight: Houston cut him earlier this week when he refused to take a pay cut. Manning was an All-Pro selection for the Bears back in 2008. He turns 32 in August.
Jason Campbell, QB3/19/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati signed quarterback Jason Campbell to a one-year deal on Wednesday. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Campbell was cut by the Browns last week. He'll only be worth owning in fantasy if Andy Dalton gets injured. So far Dalton hasn't missed a game in his career, so that's highly unlikely.
Andrew Hawkins, WR3/11/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Bengals wideout Andrew Hawkins has agreed to a four-year offer sheet with the Browns. SOURCE: Nate Ulrich, Akron Beacon Journal
Insight: Now Cincinnati has ten days to match Cleveland's offer. Hawkins is likely to be dealing with a rookie quarterback in Cleveland, which is always a risk. He'll probably go undrafted in most fantasy leagues.
Giovani Bernard, RB3/4/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: Geoff Hobson of bengals.com writes that RB Giovani Bernard "no doubt" will near 300 touches in 2014.
Insight: Former Cincinnati offensive coordinator and committee proponent Jay Gruden is now the head coach in Washington, so Bernard should have a chance to control the backfield in his second season. He had 695 rushing yards on 170 carries, 514 receiving yards on 56 catches and eight total touchdowns as a rookie while splitting time with BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Gruden stubbornly stuck with the "Law Firm" even though he rushed for just 3.4 ypc.
Marvin Jones, WR1/5/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: Marvin Jones led all receivers with 130 yards on eight catches Sunday in a loss to San Diego.
Insight: The 130 yards represents a new career-high for the 23-year-old out of Cal-Berkeley. Jones was targeted 12 times on the afternoon. He could be a threat for 1,000 yards in 2014.
Andy Dalton, QBCold1/5/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton wasn't able to exorcise his playoff demons Sunday in an embarrassing loss to the Chargers.
Insight: Dalton was picked off twice and lost a fumble. He was also sacked three times and finished with a 67.0 QB rating. Dalton (29-for-51, 334 yards) is 0-3 in his career in the postseason. Cincinnati hasn't won a playoff game since 1991.
Rey Maualuga, LB1/5/2014 3:00:00 PM
Description: Bengals MLB Rey Maualuga left the game against San Diego briefly, but returned to the game.
Insight: Maualuga is a solid linebacker with 75 tackles, one sack and one interception this season.
Tyler Eifert, TE1/5/2014 12:16:00 PM
Description: Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert returned to practice Thursday and is active for Sunday's game against San Diego after dealing with a shoulder stinger.
Insight: Jermaine Gresham (46-461-4) and Eifert (39-445-2) both missed the Week 17 matchup. Both are healthy enough to be active and they cancel each other out and make it difficult to start either one.
Tyler Eifert, TE1/2/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert returned to practice Thursday and is probable for Sunday's game against San Diego after dealing with a shoulder stinger.
Insight: Jermaine Gresham (46-461-4) and Eifert (39-445-2) both missed the Week 17 matchup. If one of them can make it back they will have solid fantasy value. If both are healthy they cancel each other out and make it difficult to start either one.
Zoltan Mesko, P12/31/2013 5:22:00 PM
Description: The Bengals will go with Zoltan Mesko at punter this week against San Diego. Mesko signed with the Bengals on Tuesday.
Insight: It's a roll of the dice but Cincinnati doesn't have many other options now that Kevin Huber is out with a broken jaw. Mesko was cut by Pittsburgh earlier this season. In his seven games for the black and gold, Mesko averaged 42.5 yards per punt with a long of 65 yards.
Devon Still, DT12/30/2013 12:13:00 PM
Description: Bengals DT Devon Still is questionable for Sunday's game against San Diego with a back injury.
Insight: Still has played sparingly all season and his absence or return won't effect the Bengals defensive game plan.
Tyler Eifert, TE12/30/2013 12:10:00 PM
Description: Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is questionable for Sunday's game against San Diego with a shoulder injury, though early expectations are that he will return.
Insight: Jermaine Gresham (46-461-4) and Eifert (39-445-2) both missed the Week 17 matchup. If one of them can make it back they will have solid fantasy value. If both are healthy they cancel each other out and make it difficult to start either one.
Jermaine Gresham, TE12/30/2013 12:08:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati tight end Jermaine Gresham was inactive for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh and is questionable for the first round of the playoffs due to a hamstring injury.
Insight: Gresham (46-461-4) and Tyler Eifert (39-445-2) both missed the Week 17 matchup. If one of them can make it back they will have solid fantasy value. If both are healthy they cancel each other out and make it difficult to start either one.
A.J. Green, WR12/29/2013 7:21:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green has collected 260 catches in his first three seasons. That's a new NFL record.
Insight: The old record belonged to Anquan Boldin who Green passed earlier today. Green's 1,426 receiving yards this season were the most by a Bengal since 2007 when Chad Johnson had 1,440 on 93 catches.
Vontaze Burfict, LB12/29/2013 6:16:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict finished with 14 tackles on Sunday.
Insight: Burfict will end the season with 171 tackles, a career-high and the most we've seen in the NFL since Jerod Mayo had 175 in 2010. The Arizona State alum was invited to his first Pro Bowl earlier this week.
Andy Dalton, QB12/29/2013 6:09:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton set two team records Sunday in a win over Baltimore.
Insight: Dalton now holds the Bengals' records for touchdowns (33) and yards (4,296) in a season. Unfortunately, he also threw four interceptions on Sunday, a new career-high. Dalton will finish the year with an 88.8 rating on 586 passing attempts.
Jermaine Gresham, TE12/29/2013 11:59:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati tight end Jermaine Gresham is inactive for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Gresham and Tyler Eifert are both out, leaving the tight end duties to Alex Smith and Orson Charles. That should mean more targets for the wideouts.
Tyler Eifert, TE12/29/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: The Bengals will be without tight ends Tyler Eifert and Jermaine Gresham Sunday against Baltimore. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Eifert is out with a shoulder issue while Gresham is battling a hamstring injury. Alex Smith will get the start at tight end. With just two catches this season, it's hard to envision Smith having a big game this week against a highly motivated Ravens secondary.
Vontaze Burfict, LB12/29/2013 11:35:00 AM
Description: Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will be on the field Sunday against Baltimore. SOURCE: Jeff Zrebiec, Baltimore Sun
Insight: Burfict suffered a concussion in Week 16 but was able to return to full practice on Friday. He leads the NFL with 157 tackles this season.
A.J. Green, WR12/22/2013 5:54:00 PM
Description: Bengals WR A.J. Green had 97 yards and two touchdowns on seven catches Sunday against the Vikings.
Insight: Green just missed hitting the 100-yard bonus for the first time since Week 10 after getting it in five straight games up to that point. He's pulled down four scores over his last four games and 10 on the season.
Andy Dalton, QBHot12/22/2013 5:49:00 PM
Description: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had a field day against the Vikings in Week 16, throwing for 366 yards and four touchdowns with zero turnovers.
Insight: The Vikings got virtually no pressure on Dalton and didn't hit him at all until the fourth quarter. Dalton now has a career-high 4,015 yards and 31 passing touchdowns this season.
Jermaine Gresham, TE12/22/2013 12:03:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati tight end Jermaine Gresham is active in Week 16 against Minnesota.
Insight: Gresham and Tyler Eifert hurt each other's value and both are low-end fantasy options ... at best.
Kevin Huber, P12/16/2013 10:53:00 AM
Description: The Bengals will have to find a punter this week after Kevin Huber suffered a broken jaw against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Cincinnati will face Marcus Sherels (13.1 ypr) and Jacoby Jones (13.4) over the next two games, so they need to find a kicker that can get some serious hang time or kick it out of bounds.
James Harrison, LB12/16/2013 10:46:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati Bengals linebacker James Harrison left Sunday's game against Pittsburgh due to a concussion.
Insight: Harrison will go the the league-mandated concussion protocol before he can face the Minnesota Vikings in Week 16.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB12/13/2013 12:32:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis missed two days of practice, but returned to the field on Friday.
Insight: Green-Ellis has put up three touchdowns in the past two weeks, but has yet to crack the 100-yard mark this season.
Clint Boling, G12/2/2013 2:23:00 PM
Description: Bengals starting guard Clint Boling believe he suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's game and is done for the season, according to Cincinnati beat writer Joe Reedy.
Insight: Boling was playing very well and this injury will hurt. Mike Pollak should move into the spot with Kevin Zeitler returning from injury to hold down the other guard spot.
A.J. Green, WR11/17/2013 5:16:00 PM
Description: Cleveland cornerback Joe Haden locked Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green up and threw away the key Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Green had just two catches for seven yards on five targets, and Haden also picked off two passes. Green had produced 100-plus yards in five straight games. Haden also limited him to seven catches for 51 yards on 15 targets in Week 4.
Giovani Bernard, RB11/17/2013 2:48:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati running back Giovani Bernard aggravated his rib injury late in the second quarter Sunday against the Browns but is expected to return to the game.
Insight: Bernard injured his ribs several weeks ago but hasn't had to miss any games. We'll keep an eye out for him when the second half begins.
Jermaine Gresham, TE11/17/2013 12:28:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati tight end Jermaine Gresham (groin) is active in Week 11 against Cleveland.
Insight: Gresham was close to playing last week but he ended up sitting out. His return means both he and Tyler Eifert are middling TE2s.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB11/14/2013 1:46:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been playing through a broken thumb since Week 2, according to the team's site.
Insight: Green-Ellis has been losing ground to the more talented Giovani Bernard, but he'll still do the heavy lifting for this team. Bernard isn't built for 25 carries a game. Its a nice combination of power and speed.
A.J. Green, WR11/10/2013 6:37:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati wideout A.J. Green stunned the Ravens by snagging a hail mary touchdown at the end of regulation Sunday in Baltimore.
Insight: Unfortunately for Green, the Bengals would eventually lose in overtime. The 51-yard catch was Green's longest reception of the game. Overall, he finished with 151 yards on eight catches. He's the NFL's leading receiver this season with 1,013 yards in ten contests.
Jermaine Gresham, TE11/10/2013 12:02:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati tight end Jermaine Gresham won't be available Sunday against the Ravens.
Insight: Gresham wasn't able to practice this week because of a groin injury. Notre Dame alum Tyler Eifert will take over at tight end for the 6-3 Bengals.
Giovani Bernard, RB11/10/2013 11:55:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati halfback Giovani Bernard will play through a rib injury Sunday against division rival Baltimore.
Insight: Bernard, who practiced in a limited capacity on Friday, was never in any danger or missing this game. Of the two Bengals halfbacks (BenJarvus Green-Ellis being the other), the rookie Bernard is clearly the superior fantasy option (six touchdowns in nine games this season).
Giovani Bernard, RBHot11/8/2013 2:02:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back Giovani Bernard was limited in Friday's practice though he is expected to play Sunday.
Insight: The coaching staff has made the decision that Bernard will continue in his role as change of pace and part-time back with BenJarvus Green-Ellis to take a lot of the hard inside yards. They hope it will keep Bernard fresh, but it also limits his fantasy value.
Giovani Bernard, RBHot11/7/2013 6:55:00 PM
Description: Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden indicated that running back Giovani Bernard will not get more touches despite vastly outperforming BenJarvus Green-Ellis. SOURCE: Joe Reedy, Cincinnati Enquirer
Insight: "Some of these guys, it's important for them to be fresh, fast," Gruden said. "That's the way (Bernard) is. He needs to have full stamina and be fresh coming out of the backfield running fast because that's what he is. If he's tired after his 17th, 18th carry and all of a sudden he becomes a 4.8 guy and tired, he becomes an ordinary guy." Bernard is averaging 12.3 touches per game, and fantasy owners should expect his workload to remain in that territory. That keeps him in low-end RB2 territory.
Giovani Bernard, RBHot11/1/2013 9:28:00 AM
Description: Bengals rookie running back Giovani Bernard suffered injured ribs in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's game with Miami.
Insight: Bernard had already posted 104 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns. Outside of A.J. Green he's the team's most explosive weapon and will only get better as he takes more of the workload from BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
Geno Atkins, DT11/1/2013 9:25:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati DT Geno Atkins will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. SOURCE: Joe Reedy, Cincinnati Enquirer
Insight: Atkins has made himself into one of the most dominent defensive tackles in the league. He amassed 12.5 sacks and 54 tackles last season and had six sacks this season before his injury. The Bengals' defense is reeling from the loss of Atkins, Leon Hall and Taylor Mays all in the last week.
Geno Atkins, DT10/31/2013 10:48:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati DT Geno Atkins injured his knee Thursday against the Dolphins.
Insight: We're being told he's done for the night. Atkins leads the team with six sacks this season.
Mohamed Sanu, WR10/31/2013 7:50:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu will attempt to play through a shoulder injury Thursday night against the Dolphins.
Insight: Sanu was back at practice yesterday but he wasn't a full participant. He'll probably be on a snap count which makes him a risky fantasy play in Week 9.
Taylor Mays, S10/31/2013 11:08:00 AM
Description: Bengals SS Taylor Mays (shoulder) has been placed on the injured reserve.
Insight: Mays joins Leon Hall, Rey Maualuga and Devon Still on the sideline which will make defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer's job much tougher.
Rey Maualuga, LB10/31/2013 11:02:00 AM
Description: Bengals MLB Rey Maualuga will miss 3-4 weeks with a sprained MCL beginning with Thursday night's game against Miami.
Insight: Maualuga absence (51 tackles) could pave the way for the Dolphins running game to make a dent in the Bengals defense.
Mohamed Sanu, WR10/31/2013 10:59:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati wideout Mohamed Sanu injured his shoulder Sunday against the Jets and is questionable for Thursday's game against Miami.
Insight: Sanu missed the first two practices this week, but did return for Wednesday's session. Despite Marvin Jones' impressive game, Sanu still got more snaps as the receiver oppostire A.J. Green.
Marvin Jones, WR10/27/2013 8:06:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati receiver Marvin Jones had the game of his life Sunday against the Jets.
Insight: He tied a franchise mark by corralling four touchdown catches. That gives the second-year wideout seven scores in eight games this season. That's good for fifth in the league behind Jimmy Graham, Wes Welker, Dez Bryant and Julius Thomas. Jones should be a popular pickup on the waiver wire this week.
Andy Dalton, QBHot10/27/2013 7:31:00 PM
Description: Bengals QB Andy Dalton had a monster game Sunday versus the Jets.
Insight: Dalton torched New York for a season-high five touchdowns. Four of those touchdowns went to Marvin Jones. Dalton has now thrown for over 300 yards in each of his last three contests. That's how many times Dalton threw for 300 yards all of last season.
Mohamed Sanu, WR10/27/2013 6:34:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati wideout Mohamed Sanu injured his shoulder Sunday against the Jets and the team's Twitter page says he's questionable to return.
Insight: The Bengals have built an enormous lead (49-9 at the time of this post) so there's no need to risk re-injury by sending Sanu back into the game. Assuming his day is done, the former Rutgers receiver will finish with 24 yards receiving on just one catch.
Marvin Jones, WR10/25/2013 4:37:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver Marvin Jones (shoulder) practice Friday and is probable for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Insight: Jones suffered a left shoulder injury during Sunday's game but was able to return. The receiver has pulled in seven of his 11 targets for 128 yards and two touchdowns the last two games and is a 12-team WR3 in a week when six teams have a bye.
Marvin Jones, WR10/23/2013 4:12:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver Marvin Jones (shoulder) missed Wednesday's practice.
Insight: Jones suffered a left shoulder injury during Sunday's game but was able to return. He should be able to play in Week 8 against the Jets and is a 12-team WR3 option with six teams on a bye. Jones has pulled in seven of his 11 targets for 128 yards and two touchdowns the last two games.
Andy Dalton, QBHot10/20/2013 5:29:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati signal-caller Andy Dalton has thrown for 709 yards and six touchdowns over his last two games.
Insight: The inconsistent QB had zero touchdowns in the two weeks prior. He'll play the Jets in Week 8 and the Dolphins in Week 9; 12 teams -- Chicago, Indianapolis, Tennessee, San Diego, Baltimore, Houston, Denver, New York Giants, Arizona, San Francisco, Jacksonville and Detroit -- have byes over those two weeks, so fantasy owners may want to roll with Dalton as a fill-in.
A.J. Green, WRHot10/20/2013 5:25:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green grabbed six passes for 155 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Lions.
Insight: Green only saw eight targets, as Andy Dalton threw at least four passes for five different receivers. The 25-year-old has 43 receptions for 619 yards and five touchdowns on 78 targets in seven games this season.
Leon Hall, CB10/20/2013 1:50:00 PM
Description: Bengals cornerback Leon Hall left Sunday's game against Detroit with an Achilles injury and is not expected to return.
Insight: Hall was covering Calvin Johnson on a pass in the end zone when he came up limping. Terence Newman and Pacman Jones will have to contain Megatron from here on out.
Andy Dalton, QB10/13/2013 7:21:00 PM
Description: Fantasy owners who rolled with Andy Dalton on Sunday were rewarded with 337 passing yards and three touchdowns.
Insight: Sunday was Dalton's first 300-yard game in almost a year (October 14, 2012 versus Cleveland). We wouldn't expect him to have a performance like this every time out but Dalton is certainly capable of putting up big numbers.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB10/6/2013 6:04:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis had 67 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries (3.5 ypc) Sunday against New England.
Insight: Green-Ellis has been losing ground to the more talented Giovani Bernard, but he may have made some of that up Sunday. Bernard had 13 carries for 62 yards (4.8 ypc) but lost a fumble. The Law Firm has just 209 yards on 71 carries (2.9 ypc) this season but he does have three scores.
A.J. Green, WRCold10/6/2013 6:02:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green has hauled in just 22 of his 46 targets (47.8 percent) over his last four games.
Insight: Green has 199 yards and one touchdown in that span. That includes five catches for 61 yards Sunday against the Patriots. He should find more room to work in Week 6 at Buffalo.
Dre Kirkpatrick, CB9/27/2013 4:10:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick did not participate in Friday's practice and is doubtful for Sunday's Week 4 contest at Cleveland
Insight: Kirkpatrick along with CB Leon Hall and S Reggie Nelson are all listed as doubtful. Browns' QB Brian Hoyer could have another good day after throwing for three touchdowns last weekend.
Leon Hall, CB9/27/2013 4:06:00 PM
Description: Bengals cornerback Leon Hall is one of three defensive backs not expected to play on Sunday.
Insight: Hall along with CB Dre Kirkpatrick and S Reggie Nelson are all listed as doubtful. The injuries could make it easier for Browns' QB Brian Hoyer to succeed.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB9/27/2013 2:05:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis was a full participant in the last two practices and is expected to play Sunday.
Insight: Green-Ellis is on track to play, but given his production to date, 2.8 ypc, he's not as good an option as rookie Giovani Bernard (5.0 ypc).
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB9/25/2013 4:23:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis was limited in Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury.
Insight: Green-Ellis is on track to play, but given his production to date, 2.8 ypc, he's not as good an option as rookie Giovani Bernard.
Adam Jones, CB9/23/2013 8:49:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati cornerback Adam Jones was arrested yet again on Monday morning. SOURCE: ABC Cincinnati
Insight: The charge he's facing is disorderly conduct. Given Pacman's past criminal history, you'd have to think a suspension is coming. So far, Jones has 12 tackles and one forced fumble this season.
Giovani Bernard, RBHot9/22/2013 6:18:00 PM
Description: Bengals rookie running back Giovani Bernard continues to run circles around teammate BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Bernard had 99 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown on 14 touches Sunday against the Packers.
Insight: Green-Ellis had 29 yards and a touchdown while losing a fumble on 10 carries. The workload should continue to move in Bernard's favor going forward.
Giovani Bernard, RB9/20/2013 1:35:00 PM
Description: Bengals rookie running back Giovani Bernard was limited in practice over the last two days while dealing with a hamstring issue.
Insight: Coach Marvin Lewis said it was just precautionary, sitting Bernard, who posted fantasy-worthy numbers on Monday night against Pittsburgh. He rushed for 38 yards and a score on eight carries and caught a screen pass for 27 yards and a score. We expect him to play on Sunday despite the questionable tag.


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