Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
AFC North | 6-10-0
Rank: 17th
Avg Yds
Rank: 25th
Avg PYds
Rank: 23rd
Avg RYds
Rank: 20th
Posted 8/18/2019 12:08 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals rookie RB Trayveon Williams (foot) will likely miss the remainder of the preseason, according to head coach Zac Taylor Sunday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Williams was in competition to be the Bengals' RB3 behind Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard. He wasn't likely to have any fantasy relevance, either way.
Posted 8/13/2019 11:08 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals QB Jeff Driskel took snaps at wide receiver Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the request of head coach Zac Taylor, according to Jay Morrison of The Athletic. 'I'm still competing at quarterback,' Driskel said. 'That's what I want to be. That's what I think I can be. But I just want to show that I can add value to this team in other ways and show that I want to contribute and can contribute.'
Huddle Up: Driskel is in competition with fourth-round pick Ryan Finley to be Andy Dalton's backup at quarterback. The Bengals seem to be trying to make Driskel their own variation of New Orleans Saints utilityman Taysom Hill, but even the original didn't have any predictable fantasy value.
Posted 8/12/2019 10:08 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 12.
Huddle Up: Bernard is on track to be the No. 2 running back for the Bengals and should have a role in the passing game. He could be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues against favorable matchups this season.
Posted 8/08/2019 11:08 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RBs Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard will not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 10.
Huddle Up: Mixon will be the main running back for the Bengals and will receive plenty of touches each game. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in all leagues. Bernard should have a role in the passing game and could be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.
Posted 8/06/2019 12:08 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hamstring) was held out of practice Monday, Aug. 5, because he is dealing with a slight hamstring injury, according to head coach Zac Taylor.
Huddle Up: Bernard may miss the first preseason game, but it appears like he should return in the near future. He should be the No. 2 running back for the Bengals this season and can also be involved in the passing game. He has a chance to be a late-round option in fantasy drafts.
Posted 7/30/2019 9:07 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) is expected to miss multiple regular-season games after head coach Zac Taylor revealed to reporters Tuesday, July 30, that doctors 'realized it's going to be a little bit longer (than initially expected).'
Huddle Up: Taylor went on to say," It's just going to be a couple of games ... hopefully, he'll be ready to go at the beginning-half of the season." It means the most optimistic return date is Week 3, and it's likely he won't be full-speed at that point. With receiver being a deep position in fantasy drafts, owners should not have an issue pushing Green down into WR3 territory now.
Posted 7/29/2019 1:07 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (hamstring) was limited to position work to start training camp because of hamstring tightness.
Huddle Up: Ross has battled injuries since entering the league and has struggled to make an impact when he has been healthy. There's always a chance he finally stays on the field and puts it all together, but he is no more than a late-round lottery ticket for fantasy owners.
Posted 7/28/2019 7:07 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) will get a second opinion on his injured ankle. He's not currently expected to require surgery, but he and the Bengals will get additional information before making a proper plan for his treatment.
Huddle Up: Fantasy managers need to keep a close eye on this situation with the heart of draft season right around the corner. Surgery could certainly cause Green's stock to plummet.
Posted 7/28/2019 1:07 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) participated in practice Saturday, July 27.
Huddle Up: Eifert has been a TE1 and a force in the red zone when healthy, but he just hasn't been able to stay on the field. Even with all the injuries, he still has TE1 upside. Just don't expect him to be available for a full season.
Posted 7/27/2019 8:07 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) is believed to have suffered a sprained ankle during practice Saturday, July 27, but will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury, according to sources.
Huddle Up: It appears that Green avoided serious injury, but he may not do much more during training camp or the preseason. He should be considered a No. 1 receiver in most leagues as long as he does not suffer a setback.
Posted 7/23/2019 3:07 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd will sign a four-year, $43 million extension, according to league sources. The deal will keep him under contract through 2023.
Huddle Up: It really doesn't mean anything for fantasy purposes, aside from the distraction being behind Boyd. He checks in as a so-so WR2 in fantasy and a much better No. 3 option.
Posted 7/21/2019 6:07 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon is expected to have a breakout season is new coach Zac Taylor's outside-zone running scheme, in the opinion of Evan McPhillips of Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Mixon shook a ho-hum rookie season to finish as fantasy's ninth-ranked running back in 2018. Look for him to cement himself as an elite back this season, so value him as mid-level RB1 with upside in drafts.
Posted 7/06/2019 2:07 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is expected to see 11-13 touches per game in 2019, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic, and Dehner expects Bernard and RB Joe Mixon to be on the field at the same time more often this season.
Huddle Up: He was used sparingly last year, but if he and Mixon are used together, it should boost Bernard's usage, especially in the passing game. He's worth grabbing as a RB4 in PPR formats, and Mixon owners should prioritize him as a handcuff.
Posted 7/06/2019 1:07 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross said his number change this offseason was part of a plan to 'start everything over' and reboot his career.
Huddle Up: Ross has been battling injuries since entering the league, and despite his plans to start fresh, the reports from spring practices haven't been encouraging. At this point, he is no more than a late-round lottery ticket for fantasy owners.
Posted 6/30/2019 6:06 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard 'is reportedly lining up all over the field' as head coach Zac Taylor aims to implement 'an unpredictable offense with myriad formations and personnel arrangements,' according to's Grant Gordon. 'We've got a good backfield right now with Joe (Mixon) and Gio to start. It's good to get them both out here and take the load off of each other and help the young guys come along. Happy with what I am seeing from both of those guys. They are dialed in and focused. We are in good shape with those guys,' Taylor said.
Huddle Up: Barring a long absence from Mixon this season, Bernard isn't going to make a huge impact in fantasy. With that said, he's a good candidate to bounce back. Last year's 91 total touches and 429 total yards were both easily career lows. Even with competition coming in the form of rookie sixth-round pick Trayveon Williams, Bernard should see about 130 touches, which would be enough to put him in the RB4/RB5 conversation in most leagues.
Posted 6/29/2019 1:06 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) did not participate in minicamp, but he is 'trending in the right direction' ahead of training camp, according to offensive coordinator Brian Callahan.
Huddle Up: Eifert has been a TE1 when healthy, but he simply hasn't been able to stay on the field. He has enough upside, especially in the red zone, to take a chance on in the later rounds, but don't expect him to be available for a full season.
Posted 6/22/2019 1:06 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard has spent time with the first-team offense during spring practices, and head coach Zac Taylor said he hopes to spread out carries more this year to keep RB Joe Mixon fresh for late in the season.
Huddle Up: Mixon emerged as workhorse for the Bengals offense last year, leading the AFC in rushing Even if the new coaching staff dials back Mixon's touches a bit, it is still hard to see Bernard being anything more than a handcuff for Mixon owners.
Posted 6/15/2019 1:06 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross has had issues with consistency during spring practices, according to Jay Morrison of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: This news certainly isn't going to surprise fantasy owners. His big-play speed is well known, but between frequent injuries and his up-and-down production, Ross is no more than a late-round lottery ticket.
Posted 6/11/2019 4:06 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) has been cleared to fully participate in minicamp but won't do much beyond individual drills. 'I know what to expect from A.J.,' head coach Zac Taylor said Tuesday, June 11.
Huddle Up: Limited by a toe injury that ultimately required surgery, Green posted career season lows nearly across the board in 2018, including games played (nine), receptions (46) and yards (694). Barring any setbacks, Green is a low-end WR1 this season.
Posted 6/09/2019 8:06 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green told reporters Friday, June 7, he'd like to remain in Cincinnati for the long term as he heads into the final year of a four-year, $60-million contract extension signed in 2015. 'I can't see myself playing anywhere else or playing in a different city. Hopefully, I can be here for a couple more years. We'll see on that part.'
Huddle Up: Green has been able to consistently put up strong fantasy numbers as a WR1 despite having to catch passes from QB Andy Dalton and backups such as Jeff Driskel. A free-agent departure to a better team seemingly could only improve his production.
Posted 5/23/2019 3:05 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd is seeking $10 million per season in his next contract.
Huddle Up: Boyd is in a prove-it year after he posted a 76-1,028-7 season last year, which was largely missed by star receiver A.J. Green. Boyd is a solid WR3 option in fantasy.
Posted 5/20/2019 6:05 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) will not participate during organized team activities, but there is a chance he will take part in minicamp, according to ESPN's Katherine Terrell, who adds Green 'definitely' will be ready for training camp.
Huddle Up: Green is reportedly running routes and feeling good but doesn't want to rush anything, so there's apparently no cause for concern here. The 30-year-old is a bit of a risk after having two of his last three seasons cut short of injury, but he's always a good bet for WR1 production when he's healthy. As such, his current ADP in the middle of the third round in PPR leagues makes him a bit of a value pick at the moment.
Posted 5/20/2019 12:05 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (tightness) missed voluntary minicamp with general tightness.
Huddle Up: While it doesn't sound serious, his injury history isn't exactly encouraging. Ross has the speed to produce big plays, but he's yet to show he can produce with any sort of consistency. At this point, you can probably leave him on the waiver wire.
Posted 5/15/2019 7:05 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) said he has been able to most of the drills during the offseason workouts. He said he hopes to be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Eifert has dealt with season-ending injuries in each of the last few seasons but can have a solid role in the passing game if he is healthy. Fantasy players should monitor his status over the new few months.
Posted 5/06/2019 6:05 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) expects to be healthy and ready for training camp this summer after undergoing toe surgery in December, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Huddle Up: Green has missed a total of 13 games over the last three seasons, although he played a full slate in 2017. Still a fantasy WR1 when healthy, the 30-year-old is more of a risky bet than he has been throughout most of his career due to his durability. Owners should not be afraid to buy if he slips much past the middle part of the third round in fantasy drafts, however.
Posted 4/17/2019 1:04 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross will get a clean slate to prove himself under new head coach Zac Taylor, who called Ross 'electric' during his college days.
Huddle Up: Ross has battled injuries for most of his two seasons in the NFL, although he was available much more often in 2018. On one hand, it speaks to his playmaking ability that he turned 21 catches into seven touchdowns last season. On the other hand, he only corralled 36.2 percent of his 58 targets, which is an abysmal catch rate at any competitive level. There's still a chance he could experience a post-hype breakout, but fantasy owners would be wise to play the wait-and-see game at this point with him.
Posted 4/14/2019 1:04 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) will likely be eased into action during OTAs, according to Geoff Hobson of
Huddle Up: Green has dealt with some injuries the last couple of seasons, but when healthy, he's a good bet for 80-plus grabs and 1,000-plus yards as the go-to weapon for the Cincinnati passing attack. He has WR1 upside, but you may be able to grab him for a WR2 price in drafts.
Posted 4/12/2019 4:04 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah was an offseason re-signing priority for the team as a highly-versatile player, and one beat reporter believe he could 'thrive' under the team's new coaching staff.
Huddle Up: Uzomah took advantage of another injury-shortened season for Tyler Eifert in 2018 to post career receiving highs across the board and finish as a low-end TE2 in fantasy. If Eifert continues to battle health issues, don't be surprised if Uzomah makes a push for TE1 status.
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