A.J. Green - WRPosted 8/16/18 6:50am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green feels great and says he runs the most of anybody in practice at age 30. 'I ain't an old man,' Green said. 'I've always got juice. I've had it for a long time. I'm not going anywhere any time soon.'
Huddle Up: Green is a productive receiver, but he hasn't reached 90 catches or 1,300 yards since 2013. His 75-1,078-8 season was good last year, but it's hard to see him improving on that. He's a WR1 in fantasy, but there are more attractive options.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 8/16/18 12:22pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (undisclosed) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 16, despite leaving practice early Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: Mixon appears to be fine and could play in the team's next preseason game. He likely will be the main running back for the Bengals this season and can be considered a No. 2 running back on most fantasy leagues.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 8/15/18 2:32pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (undisclosed) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 15, walking off under his own power and without a trainer. He did not return from the locker room.
Huddle Up: It's uncertain if Mixon suffered an injury, needed a restroom break or was just taken off as a precaution with weather in the area. We'll keep on top of Mixon's absence and let you know the latest when more details emerge.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 8/14/18 3:04pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) will be on a snap count this season. Head coach Marvin Lewis went as far as to say that he hopes Eifert doesn't reach 50 snaps in a game this year.
Huddle Up: Eifert is fragile; that notion is well documented. As such, Tyler Kroft serves as a fine replacement for those who want to play with fire and draft Eifert. The upside is big, but the risk is bigger.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 8/9/18 6:33pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed three times for nine yards and caught a 24-yard touchdown pass against the Chicago Bears in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: Slated to lead the Cincinnati backfield, the second-year back should be a high-end RB2 in standard formats.
John Ross - WRPosted 8/9/18 6:29pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross caught one pass on five targets for 20 yards against the Chicago Bears in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: It wasn't the best start for Ross, who couldn't keep his feet inbounds on a potential touchdown and had a slip on a route that led to an interception. Still, he's likely to open the year as the No. 2 receiver for the Bengals, making him a high-upside flier in the later rounds.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 8/9/18 6:24pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed six of his eight pass attempts for 103 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Chicago Bears in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: With a healthier supporting cast and an improved offensive line, Dalton could sneak back into QB1 territory in 2018. At worst, he's a solid fantasy backup.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 8/9/18 6:40pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green caught both of his targets for 48 yards against the Chicago Bears in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: Green caught two passes of 20-plus yards and then called it a night. He's one of the steadiest fantasy options at his position and safe bet to be a midrange WR1.
John Ross - WRPosted 8/4/18 6:32pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross opened as the No. 2 receiver in a scrimmage game Saturday, Aug. 4.
Huddle Up: It's no surprise that Ross is going to be given every chance to start after Cincinnati spent a top-10 pick on him last year. His rookie year was lost to injury, but his elite speed and big-play potential are undeniable. Ross is the type of his high-upside player to target in the later rounds.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 8/3/18 7:57pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) was a full participant in practice Friday, Aug. 3.
Huddle Up: Eifert has battled various injuries since entering the league, but he's a touchdown machine when he is actually healthy. His high ceiling makes him worth the gamble as a low-end TE1, but you need to have a decent backup in place.
Brandon LaFell - WRPosted 8/2/18 7:07am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell was granted his release Thursday, Aug. 2, according to his agent, Jonathan Feinsod.
Huddle Up: LaFell had a 52-548-3 season last year and turns 32 in November. It's possible he lands on his feet and is worthy of a WR5 flyer, but there are younger options in that pool with more upside.
Tyler Boyd - WRPosted 8/2/18 7:24am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd could be in line to start opposite of WR A.J. Green after WR Brandon LaFell was released Thursday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: The 23-year-old Boyd had 54 catches for 603 yards and one score two years ago but was limited to 10 games last season. John Ross could have upside in the slot after he popped eyes with a 4.22-second 40-yard dash at the combine last year. Boyd is a WR5 flyer with opportunities for more volume, and Ross would be a home-run threat as depth.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 7/30/18 11:51am ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) passed his physical Monday, July 30, and has been activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: Eifert probably will be eased back into practice but has plenty of time to prepare for the start of the regular season. He has played well in the past when he was healthy and could be a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end if he does not suffer any setbacks.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 7/26/18 5:50am ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) is expected to begin camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list after he tweaked his back in the spring.
Huddle Up: He simply can't be trusted to stay healthy in order to be a TE1 in fantasy. However, he can make for a lottery ticket TE2.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 7/26/18 5:27pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) said that, despite going on the Physically Unable to Perform list, he suffered no setback and is 'feeling good.' When asked if he believes he'll play in the team's Week 1 game, he responded, 'Yeah, 100 percent.'
Huddle Up: It's understandable if fantasy owners don't want to gamble on Eifert, who is as injury-prone as anyone in the league. After all, the five-year veteran has been limited to just 10 games over the last two seasons and has missed at least half the campaign in three of the last four years. At the same time, he's still capable of being a major difference-maker if he's healthy.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 7/19/18 9:33am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon has shed weight this offseason, going from 230 pounds to 218 pounds. 'I feel like that's where I play my best,' Mixon said. 'I was trying to get last year but I wasn't able to make it. I feel real good. My body feels real good. I feel like I'm in really good shape.'
Huddle Up: This is the kind of stuff you want to hear during the offseason. Mixon held his own as a rookie behind a suspect line, but he was considered by and large to be a disappointment. With an improved line and an improved physique, Mixon is primed to reach low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 status.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 7/6/18 8:33pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green said he feels he had a 'crummy' 2017 season but expects more consistency this year.
Huddle Up: Even in what he considered a down year, Green finished with 1,078 yards and eight touchdowns. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him improve on his 2017 numbers after the Bengals upgraded their offensive line this offseason, and Green should be a dependable WR1 regardless.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 6/24/18 8:33pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon should break 1,000 yards behind a revamped offensive line this season, in the opinion of Gil Brandt of NFL.com.
Huddle Up: Mixon struggled with efficiency as a rookie, but he still finished with 913 yards from scrimmage while starting just seven games. As the unquestioned starter in 2018, he should at least provide RB2 production.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 6/21/18 8:03pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has the 'body of an All-Pro' and is in great shape, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.
Huddle Up: We may have already seen Dalton's best years, but if offseason upgrades to the offensive line work out, he could certainly be one of the better QB2 options in 2018.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 6/13/18 1:55pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert's (back) status for training camp is unclear at this point, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Huddle Up: Eifert is an injury magnet. Over his five-year career he has actually missed more games than he has played. He possesses TE1 value when healthy, but the risk just isn't worth the reward.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 6/12/18 11:42pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) did not participate in the team's minicamp Tuesday, June 12, despite being at the facility earlier in the day.
Huddle Up: Eifert's injury issues are well chronicled so him missing a minicamp wouldn't be particularly newsworthy except that head coach Marvin Lewis seemed surprised that he wasn't there and had no explanation for Eifert's absence. Given his high upside and lengthy injury history, Eifert is someone to monitor throughout the preseason.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 5/30/18 6:44pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (leg) did not finish practice Tuesday, May 29, after suffering a minor leg injury during practice but said he will be fine.
Huddle Up: Green may not do much for the next few weeks but should be a full participant during the June minicamp. He is one of the top receivers in the NFL and will be a No. 1 fantasy receiver in all leagues.
John Ross - WRPosted 5/27/18 7:33pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross has been 'fed the ball on a variety of routes' during OTAs, according to Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Huddle Up: Ross' rookie season was ruined by injuries, but the former top-10 pick has the speed to produce big plays. Cincinnati is going to do everything it can to help bring Ross along, and he'll be worth a flier in the final rounds of drafts.
John Ross - WRPosted 5/15/18 5:10pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross told the team's official website he 'couldn't ask to feel any better' than he does at the moment and suggested this is the best he's felt since his final year of college.
Huddle Up: Ross quickly became a forgotten man in the Bengals' offense as a pre-draft shoulder surgery kept him sidelined until training camp last season. He landed in the doghouse shortly thereafter following a fumble on his lone touch of 2017 ended up in a fumble. Last year's No. 9 overall pick could easily be a post-hype breakout player, as Brandon LaFell is really his only main competition for a starting job. Ross is well worth a late-round flyer this spring and summer.
Mark Walton - RBPosted 4/28/18 9:40am ET
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Miami (Fla.) RB Mark Walton with the 112th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Saturday, April 28.
Huddle Up: Walton will be behind Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard on the depth chart this season, so he will not receive a lot of touches as a rookie. He can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Auden Tate - WRPosted 4/28/18 3:44pm ET
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Florida State WR Auden Tate with the 253rd overall pick (Round 7) in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Tate almost slipped completely out of the draft and to undrafted free agency, but the Bengals will give him a shot at winning a roster spot in the Queen City. It's a good spot for Tate, as he'll fight for depth chart position with Tyler Boyd, Cody Core, Alex Erickson, Josh Malone and John Ross, behind starters A.J. Green and Brandon LaFell.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 4/16/18 2:48pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon has decreased his weight to 225 pounds this offseason after weighing in at 238 pounds last offseason. The sophomore running back plans to lose five more pounds before the season begins.
Huddle Up: Mixon held his own behind a subpar offensive line as a rookie. With an improved line and improve physique, Mixon should be ready to better his numbers in his second year. As it stands, Mixon can be drafted as a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 despite yielding touches to Giovani Bernard.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 4/12/18 7:37pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is looking forward to the new playbook that is being prepared by offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, who has spent this offseason revamping the old one after joining the club early on last season. 'The sense I'm getting is there is going to be a lot of change and a lot of learning, which is a good thing,' Dalton said. 'I think it's good to challenge yourself and kind of refresh yourself on what you're doing. When you're hearing the same thing for seven straight years, it can be mundane and you already know it. Now it's new and fresh.'
Huddle Up: Dalton isn't exactly coming off a strong year, posting an 86.6 passer rating and logging the second-fewest passing yards of his career. The team did improve overall, though, after Lazor came aboard, so there is some hope that his first offseason with the club can lead to bigger things next season. Regardless, Dalton is a QB2 in most formats entering the 2018 campaign.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 3/30/18 7:34am ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is unlikely to receive an extension this year, according to vice president Troy Blackburn. Dalton is the 17th highest-paid quarterback, according to Spotrac.com. 'We didn't sign the (Dalton) deal because we thought it was a good deal. At the time it was an expensive deal. It was a heavy lift,' Blackburn said. 'We did it because Andy was a winning starting quarterback in the National Football League, he had demonstrated that.'
Huddle Up: Dalton was 16th in fantasy points at the position last season, and his fantasy appeal has leveled off. He's a consistent, yet unspectacular backup.
John Ross - WRPosted 3/30/18 7:04pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross is 'all fixed up' after dealing with injuries to his shoulder and lower legs last year, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Huddle Up: Ross has a lot to prove after injuries ruined his rookie season. Continue to hold on to him in dynasty formats, but he is no more than a late-round lottery ticket in redraft leagues.
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