Andy Dalton - QBPosted 11/17/15 12:36am ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 22-of-38 passes for 197 yards and an interception Monday, Nov. 16 in a 10-6 loss to the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: It was a bad Monday night to be needing even an average fantasy game from Dalton as he failed to throw a TD pass for the first time all season and finished with fewer than 200 passing yards for the first time as well. It was a tough day all around for the Cincy offense with dropped passes, miscues and penalties, so more than likely this will prove to be a one-time blip.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 11/6/15 12:04am ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert caught five passes for 63 yards and three touchdowns Thursday, Nov. 5 in a 31-10 Week 9 win over the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Eifert entered the night a TD catch behind Rob Gronkowski, Larry Fitzgerald and Odell Beckham Jr. but soared into the league scoring-reception lead with his impressive hat trick Thursday in front of the home fans. He's also taken the lead in the best-TE- aside-from-Gronk argument.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 11/3/15 11:55pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has six touchdowns and 10 interceptions in the last five meetings against the Cleveland Browns, who the Bengals face in Week 8 Thursday, Nov. 5. The Bengals have lost three of their last five outings against Cleveland.
Huddle Up: Well, now it's the new and improved Andy Dalton, who even when he has struggled early this season in games against the Seahawks and Steelers has bounced back to guide the Bengals to victory and keep their perfect record intact. The Browns, meanwhile, are allowing the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing QBs and are going to have to play far above and beyond that Thursday night to extend their mastery over Dalton and Co.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/20/15 7:29pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green was targeted seven times in Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills, which was second on the team to WR Marvin Jones' 14 targets and nine catches. The Bills put different cornerbacks on Green throughout the game and rolled safeties in his direction in order to shut him down. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson noticed that opposing defenses are trying to prevent Green from getting the ball after he went off for 10 catches, 227 yards and two touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Yeah, a game like that tends to attract attention, but with Jones back and playing at a high level, defenses can ill afford to roll too much coverage Green's way.
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 10/13/15 4:24pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill is still the starting running back, according to offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. 'Jeremy hasn't had the success that he had a year ago, and I think that's what everybody's looking for,' Jackson said of his back who averaged 5.1 yards per carry last year. 'But Jeremy's playing and playing well. Jeremy's still our starting tailback. Everybody has seen over the last couple games that (Giovani Bernard) has got more carries, more opportunities than Jeremy. Well, eventually that's going to flip.
Huddle Up: With Bernard getting more touches, especially as a pass-catcher, and Hill having notched five rushing TDs, both backs are still startable. It's just that Hill isn't returning the RB1 value he was drafted to provide and should be slotted accordingly.
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 10/9/15 6:16pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 9, and is listed as probable for the Week 5 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Hill upped his practice participation Friday after being limited Wednesday and Thursday but will face a Seahawks' defense which has surrendered the second-fewest fantasy points to opposing RBs so far.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 10/7/15 12:58am ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is on pace for the most touchdowns by a Bengals tight end in a single season. He's also on pace for the most receiving yards and the most receptions by a Bengals tight end since 1981. So far on the year, Eifert has 16 catches for 222 yards and three scores.
Huddle Up: While Eifert's overall numbers are strong, he's been inconsistent, catching only three passes for 69 yards (all this past Sunday) after snaring 13 passes for 153 yards and three TDs over the first two weeks.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 10/5/15 12:10pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard had a team-high 13 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown in a 36-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 9/25/15 6:36pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 25, and is listed as probable for the Week 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Green will be out there Sunday in Baltimore, and his fantasy owners are hoping for more opportunities as Green only has been targeted a combined 12 times in the first two games.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 9/23/15 6:09pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 23, but the injury is not expected to sideline him for the Week 3 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Green has underwhelmed somewhat with his 8-108-1 showing so far, but he should be good to go Sunday in Baltimore.
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 9/22/15 12:34am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill has seven fumbles in 18 career NFL games. The fact that Hill was benched in favor of RB Giovani Bernard, who ran 20 times for 123 yards in Week 2 against the San Diego Chargers, further hammered home the point for Hill. 'We can't have the back fumbling the football,' head coach Marvin Lewis said. 'Jeremy's a talented young player and we've got to keep the football. That wasn't part of his deal last year and we can't let it creep in.' Hill had five fumbles as a rookie in 2014.
Huddle Up: This was an issue overlooked by many fantasy GMs and analysts as Hill vaulted up into RB1 territory this summer. It's also impossible to plan for as Hill could fumble and be yanked from a game at any time like he was Sunday. Hill's upside is undeniable -- witness his 18.3 fantasy points in Week 1 -- but the risk also is real until he can get a better handle on the pigskin.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 9/11/15 3:12pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green agreed to a four-year, $60 million extension Friday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: With top-tier WRs Demaryius Thomas, Dez Bryant and Julio Jones landing big-$$$ extensions this summer, Green and the Bengals were aiming to have a deal in place for the team headed west Friday for the Week 1 contest in Oakland, and it was mission accomplished. Green, a first-round pick, in 2011 has compiled the fourth-most receiving yards (4,874) by a player in his first four seasons and projects as a low-end WR1 this season after injuries knocked down his production a year ago.
Denarius Moore - WRPosted 8/31/15 10:35am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Denarius Moore, WR Desmond Lawrence and TE John Peters were cut Monday, Aug. 31.
Huddle Up: The Bengals' receiving corps is AJ Green and everybody else, so even if Moore was able to stick on the roster his fantasy value was minimal.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 8/30/15 4:05pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (neck) was removed as a precaution in a preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Saturday, Aug. 29, head coach Marvin Lewis said.
Huddle Up: Dalton left after one series with a sore neck and was actually hurt while diving in for a 1-yard scoring run. He remains a low-end QB2 with upside.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 8/25/15 12:10am ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed six of his 13 pass attempts for 46 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 24, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Even though one of the picks was a pass that bounced off the hands of a wide-open A.J. Green, Bad Andy was in fine form Monday and reminded fantasy GMs why he currently owns only the 24th-highest ADP among QBs.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 8/19/15 11:27pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones ran with the first-team offense on the outside for the second consecutive practice Wednesday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Jones had been working with the second-team offense but it was only a matter of time before he was promoted. The Bengals' passing game is better when Jones is on the field. If healthy, he has a chance to become a weekly WR3/4 this season.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 8/11/15 8:13pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard finished as the 16th best running back in point-per-reception leagues last year, despite RB Jeremy Hill starting eight games.
Huddle Up: With Hill a definite fantasy star on the rise -- he's going seventh overall on average in PPR-only re-drafts -- Bernard is getting overshadowed and overlooked and there's value to be had with current PPR ADP of 63, which ranks 22nd among RBs.
A.J. McCarron - QBPosted 8/9/15 11:44pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB A.J. McCarron led a pair of scoring drives with the first-team offense during a scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 8. 'I thought he was even better than last night,' offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said. 'Every time he completed a ball his confidence skyrocketed. It's a good opportunity for him to continue to grow.'
Huddle Up: Starter Andy Dalton has been better in fantasy than reality the last few seasons, and now Cincy finally appears to have another QB who's actually a threat to take over if Dalton goes through a stretch of struggles.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 8/8/15 5:29pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 8. Jones had been sitting because of a sore right hamstring.
Huddle Up: One day after coach Marvin Lewis said Jones needs to find a way to get on the field, he was back at practice. The Bengals' passing attack will be much more explosive with a healthy Jones this season.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 8/7/15 11:30pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones (hamstring) said Friday, Aug. 7, that he has missed the last four days of practice because of soreness in his right hamstring.
Huddle Up: Jones missed all of last season and is off to a slow start in this training camp. Marvin Lewis said Jones needs to "find a way to get out there." Jones would really help the Bengals' passing game this year if he can stay on the field.
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 8/4/15 9:16am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill is likely to see a majority of the reps in the backfield over RB Giovani Bernard, according to beat writer Paul Dehner Jr.
Huddle Up: This should come as no surprise, as Hill took over the lead role in Cincy's backfield last season. If anything Hill will see an even greater workload, with Gio spotted more from scrimmage and used in the return game as well.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 8/4/15 9:16am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard might see an expanded role as a punt returner this season. He returned two punts for touchdowns in college, and was working as a returning the preseason in his rookie season before his running back role expanded. If he sees fewer snaps playing alongside RB Jeremy Hill it might open up an opportunity for Bernard on special teams.
Huddle Up: While Hill is definitely the lead dog in Cincinnati, it makes sense to find ways to get the ball in the hands of a playmaker like Bernard. Given his experience with punt returns and his diminishing role from scrimmage, this move makes sense for the Bengals. Bump Gio up a shade if your league scores return yardage and touchdowns.
Michael Johnson - DEPosted 8/3/15 3:29pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson (knee) will be out four weeks with a grade 2 medial collateral ligament sprain.
Huddle Up: It's great news for Johnson and the Bengals. If Johnson is indeed back in four weeks, he'll be on the field when the Bengals face the Raiders and Latavius Murray in Week 1.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 7/30/15 3:54pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert said he is 100 percent healthy for the first time since the beginning of last offseason.
Huddle Up: Eifert was only able to play in one game his second season due to a dislocated elbow, but Cincy declined to re-sign five-year vet Jermaine Gresham and will be counting heavily on a healthy season from Eifert, who's caught a total of 42 passes for 482 yards and two TDs. Don't overlook him when searching for sleeper TEs in deep leagues.
Vontaze Burfict - LBPosted 7/28/15 4:41pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (knee) will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to a source.
Huddle Up: It won't be a shocker if the LB misses most of the preseason -- and even some regular-season action -- after undergoing microfracture knee surgery this offseason. Stay tuned as we'll be monitoring his progress.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 7/26/15 1:25pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green is talking with the Bengals about a possible contract extension, according to sources. The team sees signing Green to an extension as their top priority.
Huddle Up: Green and his agent might be better served waiting for the expected larger cap next offseason, but if he can match or top the 5-year, $70 million deals doled out to Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant coming off his worst season (1,041 yards, 6 TDs) as a pro, he might as well strike while the iron is hot -- especially with the typically-tight Bengals.
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 7/12/15 3:12pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill has been told to embrace the hype surrounding him in 2015 by offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. 'To me, if a guy wants to be great, he's got to relish that,' Jackson said. 'He's got to want that and then go exceed it. That would be my challenge to (Hill). I expect him to exceed whatever the expectation is about him.'
Huddle Up: The 2014 second-round pick finished his rookie campaign with a flourish -- totaling the league's second-most rushing yards (775) over the second half of the season -- and despite the continued presence of 2013 second-rounder Giovanni Bernard, has moved up into no-doubt RB1 range.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 7/10/15 4:20pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green said he is not worried that he is entering the final year of his contract and is willing to play out the season. 'I don't get into all the 'I need a contract' stuff,'' Green said. 'I'm not here for money. I'm not broke. So I'm fine. I can wait until the end of the year to get a contract, but I know that time is coming.'
Huddle Up: A la Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant, Green could be a candidate for the WR franchise tag next offseason. In the meantime, he's looking to rebound from his worst season as a pro in terms of games played (13), receiving yards (1,041) and TD catches (6).
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 7/4/15 1:36am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill said he wanted to build up the strength in his legs this offseason in hopes of improving his acceleration into the second level of opposing defenses. Hill said he believes he was tackled by the first defender too often last season.
Huddle Up: The 2014 second-rounder led all NFL backs with 720 rushing yards from Week 11 on last season while averaging a cool 5.1 yards per carry for the whole season, making it a little scary to think he believes he can be even better this season. Be prepared to spend a second-round pick to get Hill in drafts this summer.
Mohamed Sanu - WRPosted 6/26/15 3:30pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu is in the mix to start opposite WR A.J. Green, but with WR Marvin Jones (ankle, foot) healthy Sanu will have plenty of competition.
Huddle Up: With Jones sidelined all of last season, Sanu caught a career-high 56 passes for 790 yards and five TDs and even added a passing TD for the second time in three seasons. In 2013, though, Jones topped Sanu in all the major pass-catching statistical categories even though the latter had 14 starts to Jones' three. It will definitely be a training-camp battle to monitor.
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