Bengals HC Marvin Lewis confirmed Wednesday that WR A.J. Green (hamstring) won't play in this weekend's finale against the Ravens. So he'll fall 36 yards short of his 6th straight 1,000-yard season. Brandon LaFell, Tyler Boyd and Cody Core will serve as Cincinnati's top 3 WRs vs. Baltimore.
As expected, Bengals WR A.J. Green is inactive for tonight's game against the Texans. That leaves more targets on the field for WRs Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd, especially with TE Tyler Eifert also out.
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports that the Bengals' doctors won't let WR A.J. Green play tonight. He's been practicing for a couple of weeks now but evidently hasn't received full clearance. The fact that Cincinnati has nothing to play for probably has something to do with the decision, too. Green needs to head back to fantasy benches. With TE Tyler Eifert also out for tonight's game vs. Houston, WRs Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd should dominate targets.
Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Glazer's reports and adds that Green isn't expected to play Week 17, either.
The Bengals might hold WR A.J. Green (hamstring) out of Saturday night's game against the Texans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Green has said all week that he'll play, so it's unclear what's changed. Of course, he's returning from a significant injury, and Cincinnati has nothing to play for. The situation is complicated by the fact that Bengals-Texans doesn't kick off until 8:25 pm ET tonight. You need to have an alternative lined up if you plan on starting Green. He'll be a risk/reward WR2 if active.
The Bengals listed WR A.J. Green (hamstring) as questionable for Saturday night's game against the Texans. He was limited in practice all week but said Thursday that he'll play this weekend. We haven't heard that he'll be limited, but that's certainly possible coming off a 4-week absence. Consider Green a risk/reward WR2 for Week 16.