Posted: 9/24/2020 5:58 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green is trying to get in sync in his return to the field and is adapting to playing in head coach Zac Taylor's system after missing its debut a season ago. 'I'm still rusty,' Green admitted recently. 'I'm still learning the system.'
Huddle Up: Green owns a team-high 22 targets but has only caught eight for 80 yards and no TDs, exemplifying the rust. Keep using Green for now if you need him, but temper your expectations knowing that better weeks are ahead this season if he remains healthy.
Posted: 9/18/2020 4:29 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green had three receptions for 29 yards against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Despite being targeted a team-high 13 times, Green managed just three catches on a night that Joe Burrow completed 37 passes. The duo just couldn't connect, starting on the very first play of the game when a deep bomb from Burrow carried Green out of bounds on what was originally ruled a catch but was then overturned on review. There's no need to panic, especially given those 13 targets, but it's clear Green and Burrow still have to work on their chemistry between the lines.
Posted: 9/14/2020 7:10 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green was targeted nine times against the Los Angeles Charges on Sunday, Sept. 13. He finished the game with five catches for 51 yards.
Huddle Up: Making his first appearance in an NFL game since Dec. 2, 2018, Green led the Bengals in targets, receptions and receiving yards. He appeared to score a late go-ahead touchdown but was called for offensive pass interference that nullified the score. While his name still commands respect in both NFL and fantasy circles, he's best deployed as no more than a No. 3 wideout right now.
Posted: 9/09/2020 9:35 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) wasn't listed on the injury report for Wednesday, Sept. 9, ahead of Week 1.
Huddle Up: Green should be set to go for his first game in over a year barring any sort of negative development this week. The extended time off and working with a new quarterback in rookie Joe Burrow make him a risky WR2 play.
Posted: 9/07/2020 7:57 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) is expected to be a 'full-go' for Week 1, according to head coach Zac Taylor.
Huddle Up: It is likely that Green won't play a full complement of snaps after taking it easy in practice over the last couple of weeks while rehabbing his hamstring. The season-opening matchup is far from ideal against the Los Angeles Chargers and their duo of elite corners (Casey Hayward and Chris Harris Jr.), but Green is still a must-start in fantasy until he proves otherwise. Given how often he is being drafted as a WR3, Green has the opportunity to be a league-winner if he returns to form and plays just 12 games.
Posted: 9/04/2020 1:33 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) took part in the team's 'situational seminar' Thursday, Sept. 3, going through what amounted to pregame warmups, in the opinion of beat writer Geoff Hobson.
Posted: 9/01/2020 11:26 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) continues to do individual drills at practice.
Huddle Up: Green isn't yet at risk of missing time to begin the season, but fantasy managers should be taking note of his practice level, especially as he's set to work with rookie QB Joe Burrow this year. He's slipping into the WR3 tier.
Posted: 8/28/2020 8:21 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: Green is working his way back from a hamstring injury and appears to be on track for the start of the regular season. He is a risky fantasy option because of his injury history but can be at least a No. 3 fantasy receiver if healthy.
Posted: 8/26/2020 7:36 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) is on the field during practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, but appears to be a limited participant.
Huddle Up: Green will be eased back into practice and should be ready for start of the regular season if he does not suffer any setbacks. He is a very good fantasy option when he is healthy and can be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/25/2020 6:48 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) is expected to return to a full practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.