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: 7/28/2019 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 7:07 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks after tearing ligaments in his ankle during a practice at the University of Dayton's Welcome Stadium as part of the NFL's 100th-anniversary celebration. He isn't expected to be ready for the regular-season opener at the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Green's now at risk of missing multiple regular-season games and his average draft position can be expected to plummet. He could prove to be a great value for fantasy managers who draft him with the playoffs in mind as opposed to the first couple weeks of the fantasy 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: 7/27/2019 7:07 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (foot) was carted off the field after suffering an apparent foot injury during practice Saturday, July 27.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to determine the severity of Green's injury. Green is a weekly starting option in all leagues when healthy but could be a risky pick depending on the injury.
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: 5/20/2019 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: 5/06/2019 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: 4/14/2019 1:04 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) will likely be eased into action during OTAs, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.
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.