Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
AFC North | 0-2-0
Avg PTS
18.5
Rank: 22nd
Avg Yds
354
Rank: 20th
Avg PYds
312
Rank: 4th
Avg RYds
42
Rank: 30th
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Posted 9/20/2019 1:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Eifert has not had a big role in the passing game at this point and should not be a starting option for fantasy players this week.
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Posted 9/20/2019 1:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 20, and has been ruled out for Week 3.
Huddle Up: There is no timetable for Green's return, so fantasy options should keep him stashed on the bench. Tyler Boyd and John Ross will continue to be the top receivers for the Bengals and could be starting options in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 9/18/2019 1:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Eifert has been targeted 10 times in the first two games but has only posted 36 yards and one touchdown during that span. He could be a No. 2 tight end in some deeper fantasy leagues but is not a starting option.
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Posted 9/17/2019 3:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) broke his silence Tuesday, Sept. 17, in regards to his preseason ankle injury and suggested he will miss more than the six to eight weeks that had initially been reported. 'I don't know where they got the six to eight weeks from. It's going to be longer than that, It's just one of those things that has to heal on its own. When I feel I'm healthy enough to play at the level I'm used to playing, I just want to make sure it's at 100 percent,' Green told the team's website.
Huddle Up: In other words, a return by the end of September - which would've been the most pessimistic timetable given the initial reports after his late July injury - doesn't sound overly likely. Owners who spent a sixth- or seventh-round pick in hopes of getting a stud fantasy receiver in early October may now have to reconsider their options. In the meantime, Tyler Boyd and John Ross could be locked into nearly 10 targets per game for the next few weeks.
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Posted 9/15/2019 10:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross hauled in four of his eight targets for 112 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Ross was pretty much held in check until the final drive. It was then he got loose for a 66-yard touchdown, breaking a couple of tackles near the catch point before showing off his world-class speed on his way to the end zone. Ross could have it tough against the Buffalo Bills' tough defense in Week 3 and is unlikely to average the 10 targets he is through two weeks once A.J. Green returns, but he's done more than enough to solidify his place in this offense moving forward. Consider him an upside WR3 for now.
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Posted 9/15/2019 9:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd caught all 10 of his targets for 122 yards in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Although he did most of his damage on a 47-yard catch, it's hard to complain about a receiver catching everything thrown his way. Through two weeks, Boyd ranks second in the NFL with 18 catches - pending the game on Monday night. While his volume will take a slight hit when A.J. Green returns, it seems clear Boyd will remain a vital cog in this offense. He should be considered a high-floor WR2 again in Week 3, even in a difficult matchup versus the Buffalo Bills.
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Posted 9/15/2019 9:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) ran for 17 yards on 11 carries and added 10 yards on three catches in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: For those keeping score, Mixon has 27 yards on 17 attempts and 17 yards on five catches through two games. While he deserves credit for playing through a sprained ankle in this contest, the fact of the matter is the offensive line is not helping his cause. Expect more low-end RB2 production at best in Week 3 versus the Buffalo Bills.
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Posted 9/15/2019 9:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton went 26-of-42 for 311 yards and two touchdowns to go along with one interception in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers. He added two yards on two carries and was also sacked four times.
Huddle Up: The script for this game was much like it was in the opener in that Dalton was asked to throw all day when his offensive line couldn't open holes in the running game, leaving him to absorb more punishment than he should. Dalton's 93 pass attempts rank second in the NFL, as do the nine sacks he has taken. Things are unlikely to change much on the road in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills.
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Posted 9/15/2019 9:09 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 2 game.
Huddle Up: Mixon could receive a few less carries because of the injury but likely will receive most of the work at running back. He can still be a starting running back in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 9/13/2019 4:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Eifert has dealt with injuries over the last few seasons and likely will be limited during practice most weeks. He posted five catches in the season opener but probably should not be a starting option in fantasy leagues at this point.
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Posted 9/13/2019 4:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 13, and has been ruled out for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Green probably will miss a few more weeks because of the injury but is making progress. John Ross stepped as the main receiver for the Bengals in Week 1 and could be at least a flex option in leagues.
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Posted 9/13/2019 7:09 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) returned to practice Friday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Mixon looks like he'll be good to go as a decent RB1 against the San Francisco 49ers this week.
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Posted 9/12/2019 2:09 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: Eifert did not have any problems in Week 1 and receive a handful of targets during the game. Fantasy players in most leagues can avoid Eifert until he receives a bigger role in the passing game.
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Posted 9/12/2019 11:09 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) missed a second straight day of practice Thursday, Sept. 12, as he deals with an ankle injury suffered in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Friday will be a telling day for Mixon, who does have a solid chance of returning and playing in Week 2. If not, Giovani Bernard will be a RB2 option.
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Posted 9/12/2019 11:09 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (non-injury) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 12, after receiving a rest day the previous day.
Huddle Up: Eifert caught five of his six targets for 27 yards in Week 1, and is a TE2 option this week against the visiting 49ers.
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Posted 9/11/2019 11:09 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Mixon is considered day-to-day, so he may be a game-time decision for Week 2. He will be a risky option if he plays but should be a starting player in all leagues. Giovani Bernard probably would be the starting running back if Mixon misses the game and can be a flex option.
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Posted 9/11/2019 11:09 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) is no longer wearing a walking boot and was able to do some running without any problems Tuesday, Sept. 10. He said there is still no timetable for his return.
Huddle Up: Green was expected to miss the first few games of the season, so he appears to be on track in his recovery. He probably will return to practice in a week or two and will be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues when he is back on the field.
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Posted 9/09/2019 11:09 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) was diagnosed with an ankle sprain after an MRI came back 'all good,' according to a source. The team is reportedly optimistic there will not be an extended absence, and he may even have a shot to play in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Huddle Up: Mixon was held in check on nine touches before exiting in Week 1, and it may be the start of a long year for him behind an offensive line that figures to be among the league's worst. Giovani Bernard would likely serve as a featured back in Week 2 if Mixon sits and be a low-end RB2 in that matchup.
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Posted 9/08/2019 8:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert caught five of his six targets for 27 yards in a 21-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Eifert was limited to short catches underneath, but the bigger news is that he managed to avoid any injuries. He can be a touchdown-dependent streaming option when healthy.
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Posted 9/08/2019 8:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd caught eight of his 11 targets for 60 yards in a 21-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1.
Huddle Up: John Ross delivered the big plays, but Boyd was a steady part of the passing attack. He should continue to show a WR3 floor as long as A.J. Green is sidelined.
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Posted 9/08/2019 8:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross caught seven of his 12 targets for 158 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Just when it seemed safe to write off Ross as a bust, the speedy receiver turns in the best outing of his career. It could be an outlier, but Ross is worth a speculative add if he is available in your league.
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Posted 9/08/2019 8:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 35 of his 51 passes for a career-high 418 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1.
Huddle Up: While it didn't result in a win, Dalton looked reborn in Zac Taylor's offense. It's only a one-game sample, but Dalton could end up having serious streaming potential this year.
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Posted 9/06/2019 2:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 6, and is not on the injury report for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Ross could have a bigger role in the passing game with A.J. Green still sidelined but probably should be keep on the bench in most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 9/05/2019 4:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 5.
Huddle Up: Ross may be one of the starting receivers for the Bengals, but it is not known how much success he will have against the Seattle Seahawks. Fantasy players in most leagues should be able to find better options for their lineups.
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Posted 9/04/2019 4:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Huddle Up: Ross has dealt with injuries in the past but could have an important role in the passing game with A.J. Green sidelined. He could be a flex option in some leagues but can be benched if fantasy players have better options.
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Posted 9/04/2019 12:09 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (hamstring) will play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, according to head coach Zac Taylor Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Huddle Up: Ross could have an early-season role behind Tyler Boyd with A.J. Green sidelined for the first few games of the regular season. Still, he caught just 21 passes on 58 targets for 210 yards last season and missed the opportunity for reps in a new offense. He'll be a name to watch in the first few weeks, but he doesn't need to be rostered at this point.
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Posted 9/03/2019 9:09 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard signed a two-year, $10.3 million extension Tuesday, Sept. 3. He received a raise to $5.9 million in 2019 and $11 million over two seasons. He receives a guaranteed $600,000 bonus in March.
Huddle Up: Bernard has some RB5 pop in PPR leagues, but he isn't utilized enough to be much more than a handcuff to Joe Mixon.
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