Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 5/22/17 12:50pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) will be a limited participant when organized team activities begin Tuesday, May 23. He continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last season.
Huddle Up: Bernard should be healthy enough to play by the time the regular season rolls around, but the Bengals may take it easy with him for starters. The presence of rookie Joe Mixon and Jeremy Hill make it easier for Bernard to recover. Considering the serious injury and the competition at the position, Bernard is best drafted as an RB4 in PPR formats.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 5/18/17 6:34pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon's versatility will make it harder for defenses to know what the offense is doing, according to QB Andy Dalton.
Huddle Up: Mixon could displace Jeremy Hill for touches sooner rather than later, and he could become a solid flex play by the end of the year. Draft him as a high-upside RB4, and grab him in the first round in rookie drafts.
Joshua Malone - WRPosted 5/12/17 10:23am ET
Cincinnati Bengals fourth-round WR Joshua Malone is not expected to be a big contributor right away, but new teammate A.J. Green says the rookie reminds him of a young Marvin Jones.
Huddle Up: Unlike Jones, Malone's breakout season is unlikely to happen in his first two years, as Green and No. 9 overall pick John Ross figure to be the long-term starters in Cincinnati. Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd also stand in his way, meaning the Tennessee product may be limited to special teams for the foreseeable future.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 5/7/17 8:35pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Ken Zampese said he is excited about everything RB Joe Mixon brings to the offense. 'I think he has a very, very bright future,' Zampese said.
Huddle Up: Mixon could overtake Jeremy Hill on early downs before the end of the year, and he will likely headline the backfield in 2018. Grab him as a low-end RB4 in redraft leagues, and he should be one of the first players off the board in rookie drafts.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 5/5/17 4:07pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon will need to get back into football shape after spending the offseason making pre-draft visits, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Huddle Up: Mixon should have a decent role in the offense this season but will have to share playing time with Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard. He could be a late-round option in standard leagues but should be a popular pick in keeper leagues because he could be a starting running back as soon as 2018.
John Ross - WRPosted 5/5/17 4:04pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (shoulder) will not be medically cleared by the team's June minicamp because he is recovering from shoulder surgery, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Huddle Up: Ross probably will not do much until training camp because of his offseason surgery. Ross could be used as a deep threat in the passing game as a rookie but probably can be avoided in most fantasy leagues. Ross should be a decent option in keeper leagues because of his big-play potential.
A.J. McCarron - QBPosted 4/28/17 11:54am ET
The Cleveland Browns have 'touched base' with the Cincinnati Bengals in regards to trading for QB AJ McCarron, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, who acknowledged talks do not 'sound like they've gotten too far'.
Huddle Up: The Bengals reportedly were not willing to take anything less than a first-rounder for McCarron last week, so this is a deal that probably won't get done. Browns head coach Hue Jackson obviously knows and believes in McCarron from their time together in Cincinnati, but he isn't worth trading a 2018 first-round pick for, especially when that draft is projected to have anywhere from three to five potential blue-chip quarterbacks available.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 4/28/17 5:34pm ET
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon with the No. 48 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.
Huddle Up: Mixon has dealt with some off-field issues but was considered one of the better running back prospects in the draft. He probably will share playing time with Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard as a rookie and can be a late-round pick in fantasy drafts. He should be a solid pick in keeper leagues because he can be at least a No. 2 running back as soon as 2018 since Hill will be a free agent next offseason.
John Ross - WRPosted 4/27/17 10:06pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (shoulder), who underwent labrum surgery following the NFL Combine, indicated he'd be cleared to practice in July, and head coach Marvin Lewis said he should be ready to go near the start of the season.
Huddle Up: There were whispers that Ross' stock was sliding entering the draft due to a history of medical issues -- he missed all of 2015 with ACL and meniscus injuries, and he previously underwent microfracture surgery -- but the Bengals felt his speed and potential were too great to pass up. Now they'll cross their fingers and hope he can stay healthy. There's undeniable potential opposite A.J. Green, but it seems like a lot to ask for Ross to heal up and then beat out holdovers Tyler Boyd and Cody Core. Still, he has some late-round potential.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 4/17/17 7:04pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) said that while his back 'feels great' after offseason surgery, he doesn't know if he'll be ready in time for training camp. 'I don't know,' Eifert stated. 'I'll have to see how I'm feeling and go from there. I've still lost a lot of strength with the nerve issues and all of that stuff. Just working through some of that. Once I get my strength back I'll be fine.'
Huddle Up: Only about a week ago, it seemed Eifert would indeed be healthy enough by the time training camp rolls around, but now his status looks to be up in the air. It's definitely concerning, considering the 26-year-old missed eight games last season, but hopefully it doesn't affect his status going into Week 1. He's still worth the investment in drafts as a TE1 for his mega potential to lead all players at his position.
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 4/13/17 7:56pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill said his goal for next season is to make his 'yards per carry higher' and to break more tackles.
Huddle Up: After a couple of down years, Hill could see a reduction in carries. However, he should still receive most of the work around the goal line and at least remain a quality flex option.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 4/10/17 9:46pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) said that he continues to get better and his back feels great. 'I'll be ready and healthy and strong and be ready to go by the time it's go time,' Eifert stated. 'I'm close.' The 26-year-old added that he doesn't know when he'll be cleared to resume regular workouts, but he did mention he'll be ready for training camp.
Huddle Up: It's good to see Eifert is progressing well, as it appears he'll be healthy for the start of the upcoming season, which wasn't the case a year ago, when he missed the first four games of the 2016 campaign. If the four-year veteran can just stay healthy, he has the potential to be arguably the most impactful TE1 in the league. For that type of upside, he's always worth the risk in drafting him.
Brandon LaFell - WRPosted 3/9/17 7:48pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell said he feels he will be even better in 2017 because he is already familiar with QB Andy Dalton and the offense.
Huddle Up: LaFell finished with 862 yards and six touchdowns in his first year in Cincinnati, and if the Bengals don't add any more receivers this offseason, he should be a useful WR4.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 3/3/17 2:44pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) is making progress in his recovery from the torn anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered during the season, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Huddle Up: Bernard likely will be sidelined for all of the offseason workouts but could be ready for training camp. Bernard will be part of a committee at the position once he is ready to play and may be used more in the passing game. Fantasy owners can consider Bernard a No. 3 or No. 4 running back if he is healthy next season.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 3/1/17 8:32am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) has been cleared for offseason work.
Huddle Up: Green is still firmly entrenched into the discussion of top-five receivers in fantasy. He should be off the board in the first couple of rounds.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 2/19/17 8:16am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee) is making solid progress in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and could avoid landing on the PUP list, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. However, Hobson believes there is still a possibility that he could miss the first game or two of the 2017 regular season.
Huddle Up: With RBs Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead set to become free agents, Jeremy Hill could open the 2017 campaign as the starting running back in Cincinnati, although the Bengals could target someone during the early rounds of the draft. In the event that Bernard is available for the season opener, Hill is still worthy of consideration as a flex option in many fantasy formats because the team is likely to use him as a goal-line specialist.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 2/19/17 7:05pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert had five touchdowns in eight games in 2016, and he has 18 touchdowns in 21 games over the last two seasons combined.
Huddle Up: Injuries keep derailing Eifert, but when he is on the field, he is a monster in the red zone. Even with the injury risk, he is worth the gamble as a midrange TE1.
Tyler Boyd - WRPosted 1/26/17 9:12pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd was mentioned by head coach Marvin Lewis as a player who needs to contribute more in 2017.
Huddle Up: Boyd caught 54 passes for 603 yards in his rookie year, and he could emerge as the No. 2 receiver in Cincinnati in 2017. Grab him as a depth option in the later rounds of drafts and hope he flips the switch.
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 1/5/17 5:40pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill will likely serve as the backup running back and goal-line specialist in 2017, according to beat writer Paul Dehner Jr.
Huddle Up: Hill's value would take a hit if he becomes the backup, but as long as he is handling carries around the goal line, he will remain a viable flex option for fantasy owners.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 1/2/17 8:33am ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) said the prognosis on his back is good, and he'll definitely be back for training camp. He has a meeting with a doctor in a couple of days.
Huddle Up: Eifert was productive when he was on the field after ankle surgery kept him out for the start of the season. He's an injury risk, but no doubt he'll be among the midrange TE1 area in next year's drafts.
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 1/1/17 8:47am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill (knee) is inactive for Week 17's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Hill was a limited participant in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and had been listed as questionable on the injury report. He will finish the season with 839 rushing yards, 174 receiving yards and nine touchdowns through 15 games. Rex Burkhead is expected to see the bulk of the carries for the Bengals this afternoon and is worthy of consideration as a flex option in many leagues.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 12/31/16 8:19am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Saturday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: The 28-year-old Green had 66 receptions, 964 receiving yards and four touchdowns through 10 games this season. He will be completely healthy for the start of the 2017 campaign and should be viewed as a high-end WR1 in all fantasy formats.
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 12/30/16 1:38pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 30, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Hill probably will be a game-time decision, so owners will need to check the inactive list before deciding on their lineups. He probably would be limited if he plays, so owners may want to look for healthier options to use and avoid Hill. Rex Burkhead would receive most of the work if Hill is ruled out and could be a flex option in leagues.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 12/29/16 6:10am ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) underwent back surgery Tuesday, Dec. 28, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Huddle Up: Eifert was productive in his injury-shortened season. The back surgery isn't expected to cut into the 2017 season, but his inability to stay healthy gives him some questions as a high-end TE1.
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 12/29/16 12:17pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.
Huddle Up: Hill's status for Week 17 is uncertain at this point, but owners will know more about his availability after practice Friday, Dec. 30. Hill can be a No. 2 running back if he plays, but owners should have other options in case he is ruled out.
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 12/29/16 8:36pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill (knee) is unlikely to play against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Rex Burkhead would likely lead the backfield if Hill sits, but he would still just be a flex option against a stout Baltimore run defense.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 12/29/16 8:45pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green hasn't been around much and hasn't been attending team meetings this week, according to players.
Huddle Up: Green declared himself ready to return from a hamstring injury prior to the Week 16 contest, so he is likely unhappy about being held out the final two games and missing out on a chance to reach 1,000 yards. The decision is understandable considering the Bengals have nothing to play for, and Green will still be a WR1 when 2017 rolls around.
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 12/28/16 1:16pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: Hill was able to play in Week 16 despite the injury but was limited to eight yards on seven carries. Owners should check on his status later in the week but he should be considered a No. 2 running back if he is active.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 12/27/16 8:05am ET
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) had surgery recommended to correct a disc problem in his back, which has become more uncomfortable in recent weeks, according to multiple sources. The 2017 season isn't in jeopardy.
Huddle Up: Eifert performed well in spurts, but it was mostly a lost season plagued by injuries. He'll be a high-end tight end to target next season with another caution label.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 12/27/16 5:58pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green can become the second wide receiver in NFL history to attain 1,000 yards receiving in his first six seasons. Green needs 36 yards in Week 17 to accomplish the feat.
Huddle Up: It would be even more impressive if Green gets to 1,000 yards this year considering the fact that he has only played in 10 games so far. He's a perennial WR1 and should be drafted as such for the 2017 season.
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