• Tyler Eifert - TE
    Posted 9/23/16 11:37am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) will not play in Week 3 against the Denver Broncos per head coach Marvin Lewis and see his snaps limited when he does return.

    Huddle Up: The Bengals play the Thursday night game at home versus the Miami Dolphins in Week 4, so it is conceivable Eifert will get his partial game in on a short week, giving him a true full week of practice and recovery in hopes he can play a normal complement of snaps against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5. Given the difficulty of that matchup, owners may want to wait until Week 6 to start him in fantasy.

  • Andy Dalton - QB
    Posted 9/23/16 3:45pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Dalton is not a great option for owners in Week 3 because he is facing a tough Denver Broncos defense. Owners can bench him if they have better options to use.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE
    Posted 9/23/16 3:36pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 23, and is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Eifert likely will miss at least one more game but should return in the near future. Owners may want to see him play in a game or two before using him in their starting lineups.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE
    Posted 9/22/16 5:56am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) is unlikely to play in Week 3, in the opinion of beat writer Katherine Terrell.

    Huddle Up: Tyler Kroft has just three catches for 35 yards as the tight end spot has been invisible from the passing attack. That'll change when Eifert returns, and he should remain stashed.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE
    Posted 9/21/16 8:46am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) will return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 21, but he's unsure if he'll play in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: If Eifert returns this week, he'd have some rust to kick off, and there are better options to roll with in fantasy.

  • A.J. Green - WR
    Posted 9/21/16 4:37pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Green is expecting a baby in the near future, so he likely will not practice until the baby is delivered. Owners should keep an eye to make sure this does not affect Green's status for Week 3. He will be facing one of the best defenses in the NFL in the Denver Broncos but should still be a useful fantasy option.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE
    Posted 9/21/16 4:35pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Eifert is working his way back from ankle surgery and may not be ready for Week 3, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. Owners probably should avoid Eifert until they see him play in a game.

  • Andy Dalton - QB
    Posted 9/21/16 4:21pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (hip) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Dalton should be fine for Week 3 but will be facing a tough Denver Broncos defense. Dalton could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues but could be benched if owners have better options.

  • Andy Dalton - QB
    Posted 9/18/16 7:39pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (ankle) was hobbled and limping in the locker room after the Week 2 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to an ankle issue.

    Huddle Up: Dalton has passed for exactly 366 yards with one TD pass in both Week 1 and Week 2, so he would be a huge loss for fantasy owners if he is forced to miss any time. Stay tuned.

  • Tyler Boyd - WR
    Posted 9/18/16 10:17pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals rookie WR Tyler Boyd posted six receptions for 78 yards on eight targets in the Week 2 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: Boyd stepped up in the town he played his college ball. He has the potential to be a fantasy stud working opposite A.J. Green. Treat him as a WR3 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.

  • A.J. Green - WR
    Posted 9/18/16 10:16pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green managed two catches for just 38 yards in the Week 2 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was targeted eight times.

    Huddle Up: Green normally performs well against the rival Steelers, but he laid a big egg for his fantasy owners in this one. Despite a tough matchup in Week 3 against the Broncos he remains a must-start across the board in all formats.

  • Giovani Bernard - RB
    Posted 9/18/16 10:16pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard ran five times just 17 yards in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he more than made up for the shortcomings in the rush game with nine receptions for a game-high 100 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Bernard is a fabulous fantasy option in most formats, especially in leagues which reward points per reception (PPR). He faces another difficult rush defense in Week 3 against the Broncos, but he remains a solid RB2 in PPR formats.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE
    Posted 9/16/16 9:28am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) has been ruled out for the Week 2 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Sept. 18.

    Huddle Up: C.J. Uzomah started in place of Eifert last week, and Uzomah caught two of five targets for 59 yards. Tyler Kroft and Ryan Hewitt are also in the mix, but neither were targeted in Week 1 and both played just seven offensive snaps. Uzomah is the only viable starting option for desperate fantasy owners. Additionally, Eifert's absence likely just means A.J. Green and the receiving corps are going to be leaned on heavily again in Week 2. Eifert is worth stashing in all settings.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE
    Posted 9/15/16 6:10am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) is likely a few weeks from returning, according to a source. He's only running at half speed and is out for Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Tyler Kroft didn't catch a pass in Week 1, and he's not a suitable replacement. If you own Eifert, keep him stashed because he could wind up being a midrange TE1 before the end of the season.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE
    Posted 9/15/16 5:15pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 15.

    Huddle Up: Eifert is expected to miss a few more weeks, but he should be stashed in all formats. Tyler Kroft should start in the meantime, but he is nothing more than a shot-in-the-dark DFS option.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE
    Posted 9/14/16 2:36pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.

    Huddle Up: Eifert probably will not be ready to play this week and could miss a few more weeks because of his ankle. Tyler Kroft should continue to start at tight end but can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

  • A.J. Green - WR
    Posted 9/14/16 10:51pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green will meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. Over his past four regular season games Green has 36 receptions for 556 yards and three scores against the Steelers, and he has been targeted a total of 54 times in the four games, with at least 13 targets in three of those outings.

    Huddle Up: Green will have a giant stat line for fantasy owners in Week 2, as a game on the road in Pittsburgh isn't as daunting as it has been in the pass with a defense susceptible to big plays.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE
    Posted 9/9/16 12:12pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) did not practice Friday, Sept. 9, and has been ruled out for Week 1.

    Huddle Up: No surprise here ... make sure Eifert is deactivated in all formats. TE Tyler Kroft (knee) was a full go in practice and could see a bigger role in conjunction with TE C.J. Uzomah. Neither player should be used in typical leagues.

  • A.J. Green - WR
    Posted 8/28/16 6:38pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (knee) limped off the field with a right knee injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Aug. 28, but the team is reporting the injury is not serious.

    Huddle Up: The initial news is encouraging, and as long as the knee issue is indeed minor, Green is a reliable WR1 in all formats.

  • Andy Dalton - QB
    Posted 8/28/16 9:11pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed six of his 10 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown in a 26-21 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: Turnover among his receiving corps and an injury to Tyler Eifert could hurt his numbers a bit, but Dalton should still be one of the better QB2 options and a potential starter against friendly matchups.

  • Giovani Bernard - RB
    Posted 8/28/16 9:02pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard had three carries for 27 yards and two catches for 25 yards and a touchdown in a 26-21 preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Aug. 28.

    Huddle Up: Sharing the backfield with Jeremy Hill caps Bernard's upside, but his ability as a pass-catcher makes Bernard a viable RB3 in PPR formats.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE
    Posted 8/26/16 11:32am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) is targeting Weeks 4-6 for his return from ankle surgery. He is hopeful it will come in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Eifert only just started jogging, so that estimate sounds about right pertaining to when the former Notre Dame product will be back on the field. With Eifert still out and Tyler Kroft sidelined for about a month, second-year tight end C.J. Uzomah will get a brief opportunity to step up and could be a decent placeholder.

  • A.J. Green - WR
    Posted 8/25/16 4:29pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green said there is 'no way' he is missing the birth of his first child, and he would miss a regular season game if it comes to that. His first child is due in about a month.

    Huddle Up: That's a perfectly understandable reason to sit out a game, and at least he's giving his owners fair warning a month in advance. That projects to about Week 3, so owners who still have to draft should take that into account, as well as Cincinnati's bye week in Week 9. Nonetheless, Green is still a valid WR1 option and should continue to be treated as such.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE
    Posted 8/22/16 9:34am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) said he'll try to jog for the first time Monday, Aug. 22. Eifert said he has been running on a treadmill in the pool, and his ankle feels good. He has been lifting and receiving multiple treatments per day without setbacks.

    Huddle Up: Eifert is one of the top tight ends in fantasy despite his potential to miss a game or two. He could come at a discount in drafts because of the injury.

  • Tyler Boyd - WR
    Posted 8/19/16 8:46am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd is turning heads this preseason and has begun to separate himself from the pack behind WR A.J. Green. Boyd had two catches for 38 yards and a touchdown in the second preseason game. '(He) does an awesome job of being in the right place, knowing what to do and how to do it and you can't say enough good things about T.B.,' QB A.J. McCarron said. 'If I have anything to say he's always all ears and doesn't question it. He's awesome, can't say enough good things about him.'

    Huddle Up: Boyd has a good chance to make his presence felt in fantasy with Brandon LaFell's status iffy with a torn ligament in his hand. That could force Boyd into the second spot on the depth chart. Boyd is one of the tricks to have up your sleeve later in drafts in the WR4 territory.

  • Tyler Boyd - WR
    Posted 8/18/16 7:59pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd caught two passes for 38 yards and a touchdown in a 30-14 preseason win over the Detroit Lions Thursday, Aug. 18.

    Huddle Up: Injuries and offseason departures have Boyd primed for a big role in Cincinnati's offense. Grab him as a midrange WR4.

  • Brandon LaFell - WR
    Posted 8/16/16 12:25pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell (hand) has a torn ligament in his hand, and he could require surgery. The surgery isn't expected to be of the season-ending variety.

    Huddle Up: This opens the door for Tyler Boyd to seize command of the No. 2 job in Cincy. LaFell's fantasy worth depends on his prognosis, but he is no longer draftable. Nab Boyd as a WR4 with upside.

  • Brandon LaFell - WR
    Posted 8/16/16 2:33pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell (hand) is still expected to be ready by Week 1 despite a torn ligament in his hand, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

    Huddle Up: This is the best-case scenario for LaFell and even Andy Dalton fantasy owners, but then again if you listen to the optimistic team-speak, most every player dealing with an injury in Mid-August is "expected to be ready for Week 1." We'll see ...

  • Tyler Boyd - WR
    Posted 8/12/16 9:16pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd has been performing very well during training camp and has exceeded head coach Marvin Lewis' expectations. 'He's really entered training camp and come back and worked and done the things we expected him to do and be able to do. He's taken it and he's grasped it and ran with it,' Lewis said. Boyd likely will be the No. 3 receiver this season because of his ability to play on the outside and in the slot.

    Huddle Up: Boyd will begin the year as the Bengals slot receiver with Brandon LaFell starting opposite A.J. Green but that could change over time. LaFell has just one season with 50+ receptions in his career and that's with Cam Newton and Tom Brady as his quarterbacks. If LaFell struggles early and Boyd continues to impress, the rookie's playing time will only increase as the year goes on. Boyd is an intriguing late-round fantasy pick in a high-powered offense.

  • Mike Nugent - PK
    Posted 8/9/16 9:05am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals PK Mike Nugent was 6-for-6 on his field goal attempts Monday, Aug. 8, hitting all of his attempts from between 44 and 50 yards.

    Huddle Up: Nugent could be a valuable fantasy option if he maintains that kind of consistency into the regular season. Cincy's offense is just powerful enough to give a quality kicker a nudge into the midrange PK1 conversation.

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