A.J. McCarron - QBPosted 12/10/17 7:10am ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron is scheduled to have an arbitration case in February to determine if he will be a restricted free agent or an unrestricted free agent this offseason, according to sources.
Huddle Up: McCarron has a chance to become a starting quarterback next season if he is declared an unrestricted free agent because several teams will be looking for a quarterback. He should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues next year if he wins a starting job.
Tyler Kroft - TEPosted 12/10/17 3:34pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Kroft was held without a catch on one target in Week 14 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Kroft has stepped up as an admirable fill-in for the injured Tyler Eifert, but he did nothing here obviously. He'll struggle to generate much in the way of offense in Week 15 in Minnesota, too. Avoid.
Brandon LaFell - WRPosted 12/10/17 3:34pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell finished with three receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 14 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: LaFell has three or more receptions in five straight outings, and eight of the past nine games. He has emerged as a decent WR4 in PPR fantasy leagues, with much less value in standard formats.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 12/10/17 3:33pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green finished with five receptions for 64 yards on 12 targets in Week 14 against the Chicago Bears and he also lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: Green hasn't had a 100-yard game in four straight outings, although he is working on a five-game streak with four or more receptions. He continues to be a decent low-end WR1 in most fantasy leagues, although he was obviously drafted for much more production.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 12/10/17 3:32pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed 11 times for 62 yards in Week 14 against the Chicago Bears and he added six receptions for 68 yards on eight targets.
Huddle Up: Bernard showed he can still get it done, taking advantage of the absence of rookie Joe Mixon to shine and do his thing even in a loss. If Mixon is forced to miss time, Bernard is an attractive flex fantasy option, particularly in PPR formats.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 12/10/17 3:31pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 14 of his past 29 pass attempts for 141 yards, one touchdowns and an interception in the Week 14 game against the Chicago Bears. He was lifted in the second half for QB A.J. McCarron with a lopsided score.
Huddle Up: Dalton's four game streak with two or more passing touchdowns came to an end, and his struggles are likely to continue with a difficult road game in Week 15 in Minnesota.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/8/17 9:37am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Mixon's absence paves the way for Giovani Bernard to make his first start of the season. With only rookie Brian Hill behind him, Bernard figures to be a high-volume back this week and will be a popular DFS target as a result. Owners should feel confident about using him as a RB2 or flex option.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/7/17 10:45am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) missed practice again Thursday, Dec. 7.
Huddle Up: Mixon has an uphill battle to clear the concussion protocol and be able to play this weekend. If he can't practice tomorrow then Giovani Bernard is all but assured to start in a decent matchup with the Chicago Bears. He would at least be a flex option if Mixon is inactive.
John Ross - WRPosted 12/7/17 11:02pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (shoulder) admitted to concealing a shoulder injury Wednesday, Dec. 6, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. The injury is unrelated to the issue with his right shoulder that required surgery before the draft.
Huddle Up: Ross' rookie season is officially over, and it was an unmitigated disaster. He'll try to right the ship in 2018.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/4/17 7:23pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) had to exit the team's Week 13 game Monday, Dec. 4, versus the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a concussion. He's been declared out for the rest of the contest.
Huddle Up: This would be a tough break for owners if Mixon has to miss any time right before the fantasy postseason is set to begin. The rookie out of Oklahoma was having a fine start to his evening before sustaining the injury in the second quarter. Giovani Bernard will benefit significantly in the event Mixon has to miss any further action.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 12/4/17 9:03pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard recorded 13 carries for 77 yards in the team's Week 13 loss Monday, Dec. 4, versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also caught two of his three targets for 19 yards.
Huddle Up: It was by far a season high in rush attempts for Bernard, who received the extra work after teammate Joe Mixon (concussion) went down in the second quarter, and the result was a season-best performance from the five-year veteran. With the Bengals on a short week, it'll be tough for Mixon to suit up in Week 14, making Bernard someone to target everywhere he is available.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/4/17 9:00pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) finished with 34 yards on seven carries in the team's Week 13 loss Monday, Dec. 4, against the Pittsburgh Steelers before departing in the second quarter with a concussion. He also caught his only target for eight yards.
Huddle Up: Mixon was out to a nice start, looking to build on his career-high 114-yard effort from a week ago, but a concussion unfortunately cut his night short. With Cincinnati being on a short week, it might be tough for the rookie to suit up in Week 14, and if that's the case, Giovani Bernard figures to be looking at another big workload in his place.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 12/4/17 9:57pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green registered seven catches on a whopping 16 targets for 77 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 13 defeat Monday, Dec. 4, opposite the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: It was Green's first multi-touchdown effort of the campaign, and for some owners, it could not have come at a bigger time, being the last game of the fantasy regular season in most leagues. Green continues to perform like an elite WR1, which has been the case pretty much since he first entered the league in 2011. Just keep riding his greatness, as he's comfortably on pace for his sixth 1,000-yard season in seven tries.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 12/4/17 9:50pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 21-of-36 passes for 234 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the team's Week 13 loss Monday, Dec. 4, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also rushed twice for 19 yards.
Huddle Up: Remember those whispers in the beginning of the season how the Bengals should bench Dalton for AJ McCarron? Well, seemingly quietly, the Red Rifle has bounced back nicely from that troubling start, and he's amassed a terrific stretch since the end of October, with 11 touchdowns compared to zero interceptions over his last six games. At the end of the day, though, he's not the ideal QB1 for one-quarterback formats, but is certainly a high-end QB2.
Brandon LaFell - WRPosted 12/4/17 10:57pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell finished with four catches on seven targets for 55 yards in the team's Week 13 loss Monday, Dec. 4, versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: The targets are usually there for LaFell, who has garnered at least six throws in half of his games this season, but the results simply are not, as this was only his second game with more than 45 yards. Thus, LaFell is really just a desperate play and should be reserved only for the deepest of leagues out there.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 12/2/17 11:29am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (illness) fully participated in practice Saturday, Dec. 2, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Green has caught two touchdowns in the last three games and has been targeted at least seven times in four of his last five games. He should be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues this week.
Tyler Kroft - TEPosted 12/2/17 11:54am ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Kroft (wrist) fully participated in practice Saturday, Dec. 2, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Kroft does have two touchdowns in his last two games but has a total of 30 yards in the past three games. He should receive some targets against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but owners probably can find better options for their starting lineups.
Tyler Kroft - TEPosted 12/1/17 12:09pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Kroft (wrist) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 1.
Huddle Up: Kroft has caught a touchdown in each of the last two games but also has only 30 yards combined over the last three games. He likely will have a decent role in the passing game this week but probably can be avoided in most leagues.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 12/1/17 12:08pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (illness) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 1.
Huddle Up: Green should be able to play in Week 13 as long as he can recover from his illness. He has posted two touchdowns in the last three games and should be at least a No. 2 fantasy receiver this week even though he is facing a tough Pittsburgh Steelers pass defense.
Tyler Kroft - TEPosted 11/30/17 1:52pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Kroft (wrist) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 30.
Huddle Up: What has saved Kroft's fantasy value over the past two weeks are touchdowns. He is too touchdown dependent and has a poor matchup versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Kroft is not a recommended start this week.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 11/26/17 1:44pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon posted 23 rushes for a career-high 114 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns. He also added three receptions for 51 yards on his three targets.
Huddle Up: The Bengals have officially kicked off the training wheels and they're leaning on Mixon hard. He has 20 or more carries in each of the past two games and he has 314 total scrimmage yards over the past two games. He has three or more catches in seven of his 11 games, too, giving him a little more appeal as a RB2 in PPR formats. Next up is a visit from the Steelers on Monday Night Football in Week 13.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 11/26/17 1:43pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 18 of his 28 pass attempts for 214 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 12 game against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Dalton also rushed 26 yards on four carries in the victory. He has pieced together a three-game streak with at least two scoring strikes, and he has two or more TD passes in five of his past six overall. He'll look to keep up the good work in Week 13 against the Steelers on Monday night.
Tyler Boyd - WRPosted 11/26/17 1:48pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd posted two receptions for 17 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Oddly enough the 17 yards were a season best, and he visited the end zone for the first time. He still has a long way to go before he is trusted in fantasy circles. The Bengals host the Steelers in Week 13 on Monday.
Tyler Kroft - TEPosted 11/26/17 1:47pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Kroft posted three receptions for 14 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Kroft has scored in back-to-back games for the first time in his NFL career, giving him five touchdowns this season and six overall for his career. It was also his first-ever TD in front of the home fans. He'll look to keep the streak going in Week 13 against the Steelers on Monday night, but he is still more of a TE2 for fantasy purposes.
Brandon LaFell - WRPosted 11/26/17 1:47pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell finished with three receptions for 33 yards on six targets in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: LaFell exploded for 95 yards and a touchdown in Week 10, but is back to mediocrity over the past two outings with six grabs for just 70 yards and no scores. He remains nothing more than a WR5 in most fantasy formats heading into Week 13 against the Steelers on Monday night.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 11/26/17 1:46pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green posted five receptions for 66 yards on eight targets in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Green's modest two-game scoring streak is over. It was just the third time he has been blanked in the touchdown department over the past nine outings. He'll look to get back into the end zone in Week 13 when the Steelers visit on Monday night.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 11/26/17 1:45pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard posted three receptions for 12 yards in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns while adding one catch for 15 yards.
Huddle Up: Bernard is clearly in the back seat with Joe Mixon being relied upon as the bellcow in the Queen City. Bernard's barely hanging on as a RB4 or flex option in deeper PPR at this point unless something happens to Mixon.
Tyler Kroft - TEPosted 11/24/17 6:24pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Kroft (hand) was a full participant in practice Friday, Nov. 24, and he is not listed on the Week 12 injury report.
Huddle Up: Kroft has disappeared the last two games, but he is in play as a streaming option against the Cleveland Browns in Week 12. The Browns are one of the worst teams in the NFL at defending the tight end position, and Kroft went off for six catches, 68 yards and two scores against Cleveland earlier in the year.
Brandon LaFell - WRPosted 11/23/17 11:49am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell (knee) was a full practice participant Thursday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: LaFell has produced one game with over 50 yards this season. He's too hit or miss, mostly miss, to be trusted as a starter. Plus, the Cleveland Browns have actually defended the pass well this year.
Tyler Kroft - TEPosted 11/23/17 11:46am ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Kroft (hand) participated fully in practice Thursday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: Kroft has been close to a non-factor the last couple weeks, although he did find the end zone in Week 11. However, the Cleveland Browns have been horrible defensively against tight ends, so Kroft is worth a flier in deeper leagues.
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