Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 2/21/18 10:44pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is 'unlikely' to be re-signed by the team, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer, who believes someone would be willing to pay up for his services, even if it's on a 'prove-it' type deal.
Huddle Up: Eifert's situation has been one of the more unfortunate ones in all of pro football over the last several years. When healthy, he's proven to be a legitimate TE1, even making the Pro Bowl during the 2015 campaign. However, health has been his biggest bugaboo, as he's played more than half a season only twice in five years, and was limited to just two games in 2017. He may be worth the risk, though, given his notable talent.
A.J. McCarron - QBPosted 2/18/18 9:36am ET
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent QB AJ McCarron is expected to receive interest from the Minnesota Vikings if the Vikings are not able to re-sign impending free-agent QB Case Keenum.
Huddle Up: Several teams will be looking for starting quarterbacks this offseason, so McCarron should have several options available. He has seen limited playing time since entering the league and probably would be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback next season if he is a starter.
A.J. McCarron - QBPosted 2/18/18 6:41pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent QB AJ McCarron will likely command a contract for 'at least' as much as the three-year, $45 million contract Chicago Bears QB Mike Glennon signed last year, according to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.
Huddle Up: McCarron is an unknown commodity, but if he can land a starting gig for 2018, he will be worth a look as a low-end QB2.
A.J. McCarron - QBPosted 2/18/18 7:12pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent QB AJ McCarron's 'ceiling is that of a solid game manager,' according to a scout.
Huddle Up: Being a game manager might not translate to fantasy stardom, but McCarron could be a serviceable fantasy backup if he lands a starting gig for 2018.
A.J. McCarron - QBPosted 2/15/18 2:04pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron has won his grievance and will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, according to a source.
Huddle Up: McCarron should receive interest from several teams looking for a starting quarterback in free agency. He has seen limited success in the NFL but would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues.
A.J. McCarron - QBPosted 2/15/18 5:11pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent QB AJ McCarron is expected to receive interest from the Cleveland Browns in free agency, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.
Huddle Up: The Browns tried to trade for McCarron during the season and are still looking for a starting quarterback. McCarron likely would be the starting quarterback if he signs with the Browns but would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
A.J. McCarron - QBPosted 2/11/18 7:05pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron could end up with another team in 2018, even if he loses his grievance and remains a restricted free agent, according to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com. Even with a tender placed on him, Terrell believes a quarterback-needy team will pursue McCarron.
Huddle Up: Other than sporadic glimpses, McCarron is an unknown commodity. He would be a QB2 candidate if he ends up starting somewhere in 2018.
Alex Van Pelt - ACPosted 2/1/18 9:46am ET
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he was not even consulted before former quarterbacks coach, and current Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach, Alex Van Pelt was fired, adding that the decision was 'interesting.' Rodgers said he had a close connection with Van Pelt.
Huddle Up: We know Rodgers can succeed with any coach, but the fact that the Packers didn't even entertain Rodgers' opinions on the matter is certainly puzzling. Nonetheless, the veteran quarterback is a perennial high-end QB1 as long as he is of sound health.
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 1/31/18 2:09pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent RB Jeremy Hill has indicated that he plans to test the free-agent market this offseason.
Huddle Up: Hill likely will not re-sign with the Bengals but may have a hard time finding a starting job this offseason. He likely will have to be part of a committee at running back with a team in 2018 and would only be a late-round option in fantasy drafts if he is not starting.
Jeremy Hill - RBPosted 1/19/18 8:51am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill is likely to leave via free agency, in the opinion of beat writers Jim Owczarski and Paul Dehner Jr.
Huddle Up: Hill will be entering his age-26 season and had 29 touchdowns through his first three seasons before taking a step back last season. He could be an RB2 in most situations.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 1/19/18 6:23pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer gives Eifert a 10 percent chance of re-signing with the Bengals.
Huddle Up: Eifert has been a force in the red zone when healthy, but he hasn't been able to stay on the field. Wherever he plays in 2018, he will be a high-risk, high-reward TE2.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 1/11/18 8:29am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (knee) will not play in the Pro Bowl due to a knee injury. The injury requires rest, and he will not miss any time in spring workouts.
Huddle Up: Green delivered a 75-1,078-8 season, but that production feels pretty hollow after two dominant seasons in 2012-13. He turns 30 in July, and last season feels about as good as it's going to get for him. He's a low-end WR1 possibility come draft day.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/31/17 5:13am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) is still considered a game-time decision for Week 17's game against the Baltimore Ravens, although he is expected to be active. He wants to test the injury during pregame warmups before an official decision is made.
Huddle Up: Mixon was officially listed as questionable on the injury report but was a limited practice participant during the team's two final sessions during the week. If he is active, he should be viewed as nothing more than a flex option.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/31/17 12:25pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Mixon may have to share playing time with Giovani Bernard because of Bernard production over the last few weeks. Mixon could be a flex option in some leagues but is not a must-start option.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 12/29/17 12:48pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Bernard is ready to play and could receive another start if Joe Mixon is not ready to play in Week 17. He will be facing a tough Baltimore Ravens defense this week but could be at least a flex option in leagues if he starts.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/29/17 12:39pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Mixon may be a game-time decision for Week 17, so owners will need to monitor the situation over the next few days. He will be a risky option for owners because he could be limited if he plays. Fantasy owners may want consider to healthier options for their lineups this week.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 12/28/17 1:46pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RBs Joe Mixon (ankle) and Giovani Bernard (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: It remains to be seen how Cincinnati will use their running backs, but it would make sense for Bernard to see a bigger load again so as not to risk aggravation of Mixon's concussion. Bernard deserves more snaps, too, after his breakout performance in Week 16. Both are flex options right now.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 12/27/17 2:00pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Bernard went off last week with Joe Mixon limited. Mixon didn't practice today, so he could be on his way to another limited outing or he may not even play. Either way, Bernard is at worst a great PPR flex option.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/24/17 10:24am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 16 and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Mixon was just returning from a concussion and is now sidelined with an ankle injury. Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see if Mixon will be able to return to the game. Giovani Bernard would take over as the starter if Mixon is out and could be a flex option.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 12/24/17 11:57am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ankle) suffered a right ankle injury in Week 16 but is considered probable to return.
Huddle Up: Bernard is receiving most of the work at running back since Joe Mixon was sidelined and should return to the game. He can be considered a flex option next week if he receives the start.
Brandon LaFell - WRPosted 12/24/17 4:12pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell posted four receptions for just eight yards in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: The four catches were nice, but he has been awful in terms of average yards per grab, especially over his past three games. He just nine receptions for 85 yards during the unimpressive span.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 12/24/17 4:11pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green finished with six receptions for 81 yards on 10 targets in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: It has been a somewhat disappointing season for Green and his fantasy owners, and he is likely to slide on draft day slightly in 2018 as a result. He has managed just three 100-yard games with one game to play, although he has posted eight touchdowns and went over 1,000 yards receiving again on Sunday.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 12/24/17 4:10pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed 23 times for 116 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions and he added seven receptions for 52 yards on seven targets.
Huddle Up: Bernard was thrust into a lead role once Joe Mixon (ankle) went down with an early injury and he really stepped up. He is a talented player who could do this on a regular basis somewhere else in the near future.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 12/24/17 4:10pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 27 of his 41 pass attempts for 238 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 16 game against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Dalton was coming on down the stretch with two touchdown strikes in four straight games from Week 10 through 13, but he has two TDs and four INTs over the past three outings and he hasn't had a 300-yard effort since Oct. 8.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/22/17 1:47pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) practiced in full for a third straight day Friday, Dec. 22, and he has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 16 game against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Mixon appears to be in line for his regular workload in the penultimate game of the regular season so start him as you normally would as a low-end RB2 or flex option.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/21/17 1:19pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 21.
Huddle Up: There's no reason to believe Mixon won't see his normal workload after back-to-back full practices, unless the Bengals just want to preserve him more heading into the offseason. As of now, Mixon is in the RB2 conversation.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/20/17 1:23pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Apparently Mixon has cleared the concussion protocol after all. It may be too late for some fantasy owners, but the rookie can be plugged right back into starting lineups in what is a phenomenal matchup against the Detroit Lions.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 12/17/17 1:21pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed for 30 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15. He also caught three passes for 13 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Bernard received most of the touches at running back and had some success against the Vikings. He will lose the starting job when Joe Mixon returns to the lineup and can be avoided in most leagues at that point.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 12/17/17 1:08pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton went 11-for-22 for 113 yards and two interceptions against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15.
Huddle Up: The Bengals did not have much success on offense against the Vikings, and Dalton was benched in the blowout. He will be facing the Detroit Lions next week and should not be a starting option in fantasy leagues.
Tyler Kroft - TEPosted 12/17/17 1:35pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Kroft caught two passes for one yard against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Kroft was a solid fantasy option earlier in the season but has struggled over the last several games. He probably will see a few targets next week but should be avoided in fantasy leagues.
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