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The Bengals have ruled out OLB Vontaze Burfict for the 2nd straight week with a concussion. With Nick Vigil already on IR and Kevin Minter landing on IR this week, Cincinnati will be without all 3 starting LBs in Minnesota on Sunday. For IDP purposes, Jordan Evans and Vincent Rey are in play. The whole situation only enhances an already positive fantasy outlook for Vikings RB Latavius Murray. CB Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion) will also miss his 2nd straight game. S Shawn Williams (hamstring) is questionable. He's not an IDP factor even if active.

Bengals OLB Vontaze Burfict continued to miss practice Thursday and Friday with the concussion that kept him out of last week's loss to the Bears. At this point, we wouldn't bet on him clearing the league protocol in time to play the Vikings on Sunday. At the least, IDP owners need to make sure to have an insurance option available. The situation only further helps Minnesota RB Latavius Murray, who already faces a positive matchup and situation.

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict left Monday night's loss to the Steelers in the 2nd half with what the team deemed a head injury. Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster hit Burfict with a block that drew a flag and then stood over the LB to taunt him -- drawing a 2nd flag. The incident just might lead to further discipline for Smith-Schuster. Burfict likely came away with a concussion. He left the field on a board but reportedly got off before getting to the locker room.

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict won't be suspended following his ejection from Sunday's game, a league source told The Associated Press. Burfict got booted for pushing an official's arm on the sideline during the loss to the Titans. But IDP owners can expect to have him available for the Week 11 clash with Denver, 1 of the league's top scoring matchup for fantasy LBs on the season.

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict got ejected in the 1st half of Sunday's game at Tennessee for making contact with an official. IDP owners should expect a suspension to follow, especially given Burfict's disciplinary history.

The league upheld the suspension of Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict on Wednesday but reduced it from 5 games to 3. That's obviously bad news for the player and his team, who believed he had a good case for overturning the punishment. But IDP owners will now get a potential top-shelf fantasy contributor for 2 more games. We've adjusted Burfict back up our 2017 IDP rankings, and he still sits well within consideration range for just about any sized fantasy football league. Backup LB Vincent Rey should still step in for Burfict over the 1st 3 games and carry significant IDP upside for those weeks.

The league has suspended Bengals OLB Vontaze Burfict for the 1st 5 games of the season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The ban stems from an illegal hit on Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman earlier this month, but the severity undoubtedly comes from previous infractions for Burfict in the same category. He missed the 1st 3 games of last season for a shot to the head of Steelers WR Antonio Brown in the playoffs the year before. Burfict will reportedly appeal the suspension, but IDP owners will have to plan for now as though Burfict will miss the 1st third of the fantasy season. That's a big blow for a high-ceiling fantasy option that had been enjoying perhaps the best camp and preseason of his career. LB Vincent Rey would likely start in Burfict's place and provide a high-upside IDP option. Burfict's absence also adds upside to OLB Nick Vigil and MLB Kevin Minter.

As expected, Bengals OLB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is inactive for today's finale against the Ravens. Vincent Rey will start in his place. He and Karlos Dansby are solid IDP bets for Week 17.

ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports that the Bengals will likely hold OLB Vontaze Burfict out of Sunday's season finale against the Ravens. Burfict still had yet to clear the league concussion protocol as of Thursday and missed the 1st 2 days of practice this week. He's also listed on the injury report with a knee issue. We'll confirm Burfict's status whenever official word arrives, but expect Vincent Rey to start in his place and Karlos Dansby to lead Cincinnati 'backers in snaps again.

The Bengals have ruled OLB Vontaze Burfict out for Saturday's game against the Texans because of his concussion. Vincent Rey should start in his place and carries some IDP upside.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that a "team source" said OLB Vontaze Burfict looks unlikely to play against Houston on Saturday night because of his concussion symptoms following last Sunday's game. As we mentioned previously, Burfict passed concussion tests during the loss to the Steelers and returned to action but then self-reported symptoms in the days following the game. He'll need to pass through the protocol before playing again, and the shortened week leaves less time. IDP owners should make sure to have a replacement on hand and plan on not having Burfict in the lineup.

Bengals OLB Vontaze Burfict will need to clear the league concussion protocol in order to play Saturday night against Houston. The team website reports that Burfict got cleared Sunday to return to the game after a 2nd-quarter collision sent him to the locker room for concussion testing. Burfict also reportedly passed several other checks during the game, but then reported symptoms some time over the following 2 days. Wednesday was the only full practice of the week, so we'll keep an eye on reports of Burfict's status. He's a top-level IDP option if available. If Burfict can't go, Vincent Rey would likely start in his place and bring fantasy upside. Rey's dealing with a hamstring injury this week, though, that limited his practice time Wednesday.

The Bengals have officially ruled MLB Rey Maualuga (leg) out for Monday's game against the Giants, as expected. LB Vontaze Burfict (thigh) and DE Michael Johnson (calf) are questionable for the game. Burfict returned to a full practice Saturday after putting in limited workouts the 1st 2 days. Johnson started with a limited workout Thursday, was a full participant Friday and then had no status (whatever that means) on the Saturday report.

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