Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
AFC North | 10-7-0
Rank: 8th
Avg Yds
Rank: 8th
Avg PYds
Rank: 7th
Avg RYds
Rank: 23rd
Posted 6/30/2022 8:39 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow threw a catchable ball on 90.1 percent of his passes in 2021, according to Sports Info Solutions. That mark was the best in the league for any quarterback with more than 200 drop-backs.
Huddle Up: While there is no question Burrow has exceptional weapons, throwing a catchable ball on 90 percent is a ridiculously high bar to set. Perhaps the only thing that will keep Burrow from matching or exceeding his production from last season would be a heavier reliance on the running game given the upgrades on the Bengals' offensive line.
Posted 6/24/2022 7:09 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon is "unlikely" to be a three-down back in 2022, according to The Athletic's Paul Dehner Jr., who cites Mixon's struggles in pass protection as a reason. "There will be spots for [Mixon] on third down, but the days focusing on turning him into a three-down back are behind them."
Huddle Up: Mixon saw his third-down snaps dwindle as 2021 progressed, so this has been in the works since last season. Mixon will still enter 2022 as an RB1, though.
Posted 6/19/2022 10:31 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow topped out at 20.8 miles per hour while doing sprints after practice recently, which Burrow says is a personal best since his 2020 knee surgery. "It just feels good to feel normal again," Burrow said on Thursday, June 16. "We're getting there. Record since surgery, that's for sure."
Huddle Up: The sky's the limit for Burrow in 2022. He has one of the best receiving corps. in the NFL at his disposal and is coming off a sensational sophomore campaign. The LSU product is a rock-solid QB1 entering 2022.
Posted 6/16/2022 1:59 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) has been practicing without a knee brace this offseason. "I've just been able to focus on the entirety of myself, weight room and conditioning, on field, throwing, mechanics, all of it, not really focusing on the knee," Burrow said.
Huddle Up: Even if the Bengals have a bit of a letdown after last year's Super Bowl run, Burrow has plenty of weapons at his disposal and should put up QB1 numbers behind an improved offensive line.
Posted 6/12/2022 9:33 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase is set to work out of the slot more in 2022, which is a point of emphasis for wide receivers coach Troy Walters. "I'm cool in the slot. I just need more reps in it," Chase said. "It doesn't really matter to me. It's just another way for me to get the ball. There's no way to get open easy. Just get the ball in another way."
Huddle Up: Moving Chase around will make it more difficult for defenses to key in on him in 2022 after a sensational rookie campaign. Chase is an elite WR1 going into 2022.
Posted 6/01/2022 3:15 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase isn't resting on his laurels ahead of the 2022 season. "I'm not going to say what [my goals] are, but I don't think they're hard," Chase said. "They're a little more than last year, like catches and yards. I've still got to find my touchdown minimum."
Huddle Up: Chase emerged as an elite wide receiver in his rookie campaign after topping 1,400 yards and scoring 13 touchdowns. Chase is very capable of upping both totals in 2022. The second-year pro is an elite WR1 and should be one of the first wide receivers off the board in drafts.
Posted 5/17/2022 3:48 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tee Higgins (shoulder) isn't participating in the offseason workouts but is expected to be ready for training camp, per Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic on Tuesday, May 17. Higgins underwent shoulder surgery this offseason but was seen without a sling during Tuesday's workout.
Huddle Up: This will be a situation to monitor closely once training camp does arrive. When healthy, Higgins is a strong WR2 with weekly upside in a high-volume passing attack.
Posted 4/26/2022 6:11 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tee Higgins (shoulder) is expected to miss the offseason program after shoulder surgery, head coach Zac Taylor revealed on Monday, April 25.
Huddle Up: Higgins' status is worth monitoring, but as of right now there's no reason to believe he'll miss the start of training camp and the regular season. Higgins is a WR2 as long as he's healthy.
Posted 4/12/2022 9:04 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tee Higgins (shoulder) underwent surgery this offseason to repair the labrum in his shoulder, according to a source. He will be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Higgins posted his first 1,000-yard season in 2021 and will continue to be an important part of one of the top offenses in the NFL. He can be a No. 2 receiver in most fantasy leagues next season.
Posted 2/18/2022 3:19 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (finger, knee) needs help moving forward, according to owner Mike Brown. 'He's accurate, he's tough as nails,' Brown said. 'We want to do some things to help him.'
Huddle Up: Finding ways to keep Burrow upright has to be the top priority for the Bengals heading into 2022. He emerged as a QB1 option in his second season, and he should produce big numbers again if he can stay healthy.
Posted 2/16/2022 4:45 pm GMT
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in the Super Bowl and continued playing.
Huddle Up: The injury shouldn't affect him for next season, and he'll be an upper-middle QB1 in fantasy drafts.
Posted 2/15/2022 8:37 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) will need to rehab the knee sprain he suffered in Super Bowl LVI, but he won't require surgery based on initial tests, according to multiple sources. The injury is not expected to drastically alter his offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
Huddle Up: Priority No. 1 for Cincinnati this offseason will be upgrading an offensive line that has largely contributed to him taking 102 sacks over his first 30 NFL games, including 19 this postseason and a league-high 51 during the regular season. Assuming the Bengals patch some holes up front, Burrow should be in great shape to serve as a low-end QB1 in fantasy in 2022 and beyond.
Posted 2/14/2022 4:45 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) will be evaluated at a later time, according to head coach Zac Taylor. 'He's a tough guy,' Taylor said when asked about Burrow's knee. 'He finished the game. We'll figure it out at a later time.'
Huddle Up: The fact that Burrow was able to return to the field bodes well, but the situation is worth keeping an eye on heading into the offseason. If the injury turns out to be more serious than expected, it could have some impact on his status next season.
Posted 1/29/2022 5:52 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow's 62 sacks are the most in NFL history by a player entering the conference championship game. The five previous quarterbacks to enter the conference title game with 50 or more sacks all lost, and four of them saw their teams fail to score an offensive touchdown.
Huddle Up: Burrow has been under pressure all season, but it hasn't stopped him from producing big numbers. History isn't on his side, but Burrow should still be considered a strong option in fantasy contests this weekend against a Kansas City defense that he torched for 446 yards and four touchdowns late in the regular season.
Posted 1/28/2022 10:53 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tee Higgins (thumb) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 28, and is not on the injury report for the AFC Championship game.
Huddle Up: Higgins nearly reached 100 yards last week and has played very well during the second half of the season. He should see plenty of targets against the Kansas City Chiefs and can be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted 1/15/2022 4:08 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow led the NFL in completion percentage and yards per attempt this season, becoming the youngest player in history to lead the league in both categories in the same season.
Huddle Up: Burrow enters the playoffs on a high note, and he projects as one of the top fantasy options for as long as the Bengals remain alive in the postseason.
Posted 1/13/2022 10:12 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tee Higgins (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 13, but is not on the injury report for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Higgins has posted at least 100 yards in four of his last six games and has four touchdowns during that span. He will see plenty of targets during the playoff game and can be a No. 2 receiver in leagues.
Posted 1/13/2022 10:09 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 13, and is not on the injury report for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Burrow had an excellent end to the regular season with 11 touchdowns in his last three games and 971 passing yards in his last two games. He will have all of his weapons available in the passing game and should be a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues.
Posted 1/10/2022 6:54 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Jan. 10.
Huddle Up: Mixon will be a solid RB1 in the Wild Card round against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Posted 1/09/2022 5:50 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase is officially active for the Week 18 game but is not expected to play the entire game, in the opinion of The Athletic's Paul Dehner Jr.
Huddle Up: The Bengals are resting Joe Burrow and Tee Higgins this week, so it seems like Chase will probably only play a few series and sit out the rest of the game. Fantasy players probably should look for other options and keep Chase on the bench.
Posted 1/09/2022 5:45 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tee Higgins has been declared inactive for the Week 18 game.
Huddle Up: The Bengals have decided to rest Higgins this week so he can be ready for the playoff game next week. Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd may also see limited playing time, so fantasy players may want to avoid all of the Bengals receivers this week.
Posted 1/08/2022 8:04 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) was downgraded Saturday, Jan. 8, from questionable to out for Week 18.
Huddle Up: There's zero surprise here since Burrow himself said he wasn't playing. It was more surprising to see him listed as questionable in the first place, in fact. The Bengals also will be without RB Joe Mixon, and the entire cast of skill players could be on a snap count. Avoid all things Cincy this week, perhaps with the exception of RB Samaje Perine.
Posted 1/05/2022 7:27 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow will sit out of the Week 18 game to rest up for the playoffs.
Huddle Up: Brandon Allen will be under center with Joe Mixon out, and you can expect their top receivers to be limited at best. Allen has no fantasy prowess.
Posted 1/05/2022 4:55 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, Jan. 5, and will be out for Week 18.
Huddle Up: Mixon probably wasn't going to be ran into the ground anyway, and he'll be fresh for the playoffs. Samaje Perine will be an RB2 against the Cleveland Browns this week.
Posted 1/03/2022 4:39 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd caught four passes for 36 yards and a TD vs. the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 17 on Sunday, Jan. 2. He was targeted six times.
Huddle Up: We've seen Boyd come to life of late, and he faces the Cleveland Browns in Week 18 after posting a lowly 2.1 PPR points vs. them in Week 9. Roll with him as he continues his improved stats in the midst of QB Joe Burrow warming winter air with his torrid play.
Posted 1/03/2022 4:34 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow threw for 446 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions on 30 of 39 passing vs. the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 17 on Sunday, Jan. 2. Burrow rushed five times for 10 yards and suffered a knee injury late in the game but told reporters it wasn't serious.
Huddle Up: Presuming he isn't wrong about the status of his knee, Burrow is on fire and belongs in all playoff lineups for leagues that extend into Week 18. In Week 9's meeting vs. the Cleveland Browns, however, he was held to his second-lowest fantasy output of the year with just 14.2 points and no TDs. Ride the hot hand.
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