Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 6/21/19 6:31pm ET
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.
John Ross - WRPosted 6/14/19 6:14pm ET
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.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 6/11/19 9:10am ET
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.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 6/9/19 1:43pm ET
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.
Tyler Boyd - WRPosted 5/23/19 8:25am ET
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.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 5/20/19 11:46am ET
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.
John Ross - WRPosted 5/19/19 5:21pm ET
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.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 5/15/19 12:46pm ET
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.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 5/6/19 11:34am ET
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.
Ryan Finley - QBPosted 4/27/19 9:16am ET
North Carolina State QB Ryan Finley was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals with the second pick in Round 4 (No. 104) of the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday, April 27.
Huddle Up: He will learn behind Andy Dalton and eventually have a shot at starting for Cincinnati. There's no immediate fantasy value, even if Dalton suffers another injury.
Drew Sample - TEPosted 4/26/19 5:42pm ET
Washington TE Drew Sample was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 52nd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Sample likely will be behind Tyler Eifert and C.J. Uzomah on the depth chart this season and probably can be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Drew Sample - TEPosted 4/26/19 10:30pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Drew Sample was not selected as an insurance policy for injury-prone TE Tyler Eifert, according to offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, who said Sample will play a different role and called out his ability as a blocker.
Huddle Up: Callahan went on to call Sample "adequate" in the passing game, which is hardly a ringing endorsement. Despite being a second- round selection, Sample looks to be a long way from fantasy relevance.
John Ross - WRPosted 4/16/19 6:11pm ET
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.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 4/13/19 6:39pm ET
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.
C.J. Uzomah - TEPosted 4/12/19 9:47am ET
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.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 4/11/19 6:59pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) said he will be ready to go when practices begin, and he has already been practicing the formations for head coach Zac Taylor's offense.
Huddle Up: Dalton will have a few QB1 performances over the course of the year, but he's a QB2 overall.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 4/11/19 6:54pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) participated in the start of voluntary workouts.
Huddle Up: Green has been one of the steadiest receivers since entering the NFL, and if he can stay healthy, there is no reason he can't return to WR1 form in 2019 as the centerpiece of the Cincinnati passing attack.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 4/7/19 8:23pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon finished second in the NFL with 23 runs of 15 or more yards in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Mixon finished fourth in the NFL in rushing, adding 43 catches and finishing with nine total touchdowns. He should remain the centerpiece of the Cincinnati backfield and RB1 candidate in 2019.
Mark Walton - RBPosted 4/4/19 9:18am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Mark Walton surrendered to North Miami-Dade police on Thursday, April 4, and will face felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession and reckless driving, according to a Miami Herald report. The arrest stemmed from a high-speed car chase that occurred March 12 and ended with Walton fleeing from the police on foot. It's the third time Walton has been arrested this year.
Huddle Up: Walton, a fourth-round pick last season, received only 18 touches as a rookie, and that total may wind up standing for awhile given his growing list of offseason troubles.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 3/27/19 5:07pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton will not receive a contract extension this offseason because the team wants to see how he plays in 2019, according to owner Mike Brown.
Huddle Up: Dalton was limited to 11 games this past season and threw for only 2,566 yards. He will be playing in a new offensive scheme next season and will have a solid receiving group to work with on offense. He should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 3/27/19 5:10pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green is a candidate for a contract extension if the two sides are able to agree on his price range, according to owner Mike Brown.
Huddle Up: Green was only also to play in nine games this past season but finished with 694 yards and six touchdowns. He has posted at least 1,000 yards in six of his eight seasons in the NFL and will be a No. 1 fantasy receiver in 2019 as long as he can stay healthy.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 3/26/19 9:17am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon will need to be kept fresh and healthy for later in the season, and that likely will entail some early-season rest and platoon work, new head coach Zac Taylor said Tuesday, March 25, at the NFL owners' meetings. Taylor's experience on the Los Angeles Rams' staff last season and seeing lead back Todd Gurley wear down late could be instructive for Taylor's handling of Mixon, according to one NFL beat reporter.
Huddle Up: Things were the opposite last season for Mixon, who missed two games early with a knee issue and then finished with some of his higher touch-count games late in the year. It sounds like, though, Gio Bernard and second-year back Mark Walton, provided off-field issues don't get in the way, could be spelling Mixon thoughout the season, casting some doubt on his early projection as a solid RB1.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 3/19/19 8:41am ET
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert's one-year deal is worth up to $6.5 million. He received a $1.2 million signing bonus and a $4 million base salary with $2.5 million in incentives.
Huddle Up: Eifert is oft-injured, but he could be worth the lottery ticket as a TE2.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 3/16/19 10:34am ET
Free-agent TE Tyler Eifert (Bengals) agreed to terms on a new one-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, March 16, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Eifert has been limited to only 14 games over the last three seasons because of injuries but likely will be the starter if he is healthy for 2019. He is a risky option in fantasy leagues because of his injury history but could be a No. 2 tight end in leagues.
Tyler Kroft - TEPosted 3/11/19 2:39pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent TE Tyler Kroft plans to sign a three-year contract with the Buffalo Bills worth $18.75 million, according to a source. The deal could be worth as much as $21 million.
Huddle Up: Kroft was limited to only five games this past season because of injuries but did post 404 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017. He likely will take over as the starting tight end for the Bills and could be a No. 2 fantasy tight end.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 2/27/19 2:20pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent TE Tyler Eifert will have talks with the Bengals about a possible return, but director of player personnel Duke Tobin said he is not sure if Eifert will re-sign with the team.
Huddle Up: Eifert has been limited to only 14 games over the last three seasons because of injuries but has been productive when he is healthy. He could receive interest from teams if he hits the free-agent market but will be a risky fantasy option because of his injury history. He probably can be considered a No. 2 tight end next season if he finds a starting job.
John Ross - WRPosted 2/26/19 11:09am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross is being shopped around the NFL, according to sources. Ross was the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. According to NFL media insider Ian Rapoport, a fresh start will be welcomed by both parties.
Huddle Up: After Ross was held to exactly zero catches in three games as a rookie, he managed to score seven times over just 21 grabs in 2018. A change in regime may be the impetus for this move, and it will be interesting to see where he ends up in 2019. There are several teams in need of a burner, and Ross only helped his case by proving to be a capable weapon in the red zone last year. He could be as valuable as a low-tier WR2 in the right setting, but gamers should safely treat him as a WR3 or flex, depending on the size of their league.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 2/25/19 6:45pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon said he wants to be in the best shape of his career because he believes he can handle 400 carries in 2019 if needed. 'I'm trying to be in the best shape to be able to handle that load because it's not easy. I know I could do it,' said Mixon. 'You always have to expect it. Even if it doesn't happen, you have to always expect it. And I always try to do whatever I can to maximize my ability. I feel like with what I can do, I should be able to do that easily.'
Huddle Up: Mixon rushed for 1,168 yards and eight touchdowns this past season even though he missed two games. He should continue to be a focal point on offense next season and can be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 2/15/19 6:20pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) was able to begin throwing a football a couple of weeks ago.
Huddle Up: Dalton should be ready to go for the start of the season, and while he can deliver some big games against the right opponents, his overall ceiling is in the QB2 range.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 2/6/19 10:48am ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton drew praise from new Bengals head coach Zac Taylor Tuesday, Feb. 5, saying the veteran quarterback is a 'great fit' for the coaching staff's offensive system. 'I've seen Andy do all of the things we've asked (Jared Goff) to do (in Los Angeles),' Taylor said. 'He's great under center, great in play action, great on the perimeter and the nakeds (bootlegs), and he's been an accurate passer when asked to drop back.'
Huddle Up: Dalton is capable of posting a few notable stat lines with the right matchups, but gamers would be taking an unnecessary risk to make him anything more than a midrange reserve.
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