Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

8:10am EDT 10/20/20

The Bengals placed DE Sam Hubbard on IR with his left elbow injury ahead of Sunday's loss to the Colts. That means Hubbard will also miss at least weeks 7 and 8. He'll be eligible to return after the Week 9 bye, though, if that elbow is ready. Cincinnati still played DE Carlos Dunlap for a season-low 44% of the snaps against Indy, even with Hubbard out. Dunlap isn't much of an IDP option at his current usage.

Steelers CB Mike Hilton left Sunday's win over the Browns early with a shoulder injury. He's headed for further evaluation this week, so we'll see about his outlook. Hilton has been a top-shelf fantasy producer among DBs so far this season.

2:10pm EDT 10/18/20

Bengals RB Joe Mixon suffered a right foot injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Colts. He's officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one. Mixon's absence leaves Gio Bernard as Cincinnati's lead back.

Update: Mixon returned at the start of the 2nd half.

Bengals DE Sam Hubbard left Sunday's loss to the Ravens with a left elbow injury. HC Zac Taylor told reporters Monday that Hubbard won't play in Week 6 and could miss multiple games. That likely gives slight playing-time boosts to DEs Carl Lawson and Carlos Dunlap. Rookie Khalid Kareem was the 4th DE in against Baltimore and could see the largest boost. None makes for a strong option this week against a tough Colts O-line.

11:10am EDT 10/11/20

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (shin) is active for today’s game against the Ravens. There was never any concern over his status.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (shin) is expected to play against the Ravens today, ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms. Mixon was limited on Thursday and Friday, but we never sensed any concern about his availability for this one. He's safe to keep in fantasy lineups.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (shin) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Ravens. He was a full-go Wednesday but limited on Thursday and Friday. We’re expecting Mixon to play and will find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday. Fantasy owners can add RB Gio Bernard as insurance.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon was added to Thursday's injury report as limited with a shin issue. No word yet on the severity or if Mixon is in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Ravens. Check back tomorrow for an update.

11:10am EDT 10/4/20

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (chest) is active for today’s game against the Jaguars. We’ve heard nothing about him being limited, so Mixon should be locked into fantasy lineups.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (chest) is expected to play against the Jaguars today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Mixon was surprisingly added to the injury report on Saturday, but we've yet to hear any real concern about his status. Keep him penciled into fantasy lineups.

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Tyler Dragon tweets that the "belief" is that Bengals RB Joe Mixon (chest) will play against the Jaguars tomorrow. The team also didn't promote a RB from the practice squad, which is another hint that Mixon is on track to suit up. We'll find out for sure by noon ET tomorrow.

The Bengals have added RB Joe Mixon to the injury report with a chest issue and list him as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. We'll check his status Sunday morning. In the meantime, Gio Bernard should find a roster in pretty much any fantasy football league of 10+ teams.

Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah left in the 4th quarter of Thursday night's game against the Browns. The team quickly ruled him out with an Achilles' injury, which doesn't seem like a good sign for his long-term outlook. If Uzomah misses an extended period, 2nd-year TE Drew Sample would find extra targets available.

The Browns released K Austin Seibert, who missed a FG and an XP in Sunday's loss to the Ravens. K Cody Parkey has been promoted from the practice squad and will get the 1st crack at replacing Seibert. We'd avoid the situation in Week 2 fantasy lineups.

RB Joe Mixon and the Bengals have agreed to a 4-year extension that will keep him with the team for the next 5 seasons, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That removes any holdout worry as we head toward Week 1, so you should feel fine about drafting Mixon as you've planned. That could be anywhere from the 2nd half of Round 1 on, depending on your format.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow predicts "a big season" from WR Tyler Boyd. "I have a great connection with him right now," Burrow added. Boyd has notably been 1 of the few Cincinnati WRs to stay healthy all August, helping him build chemistry with his rookie QB. It's also worth noting that Burrow just fed slot receiver Justin Jefferson 111 receptions at LSU last year. Boyd remains a big-time value at his 7th-round ADP.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon has been sidelined recently due to migraines, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. There were rumors that Mixon was holding out for a new contract, but that's not the case. The migraine issue is worth monitoring, but we're not moving Mixon in the RB rankings.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow played well in Friday's intrasquad scrimmage, completing 13 of 19 passes with 2 TDs, according to those in attendance. We usually wouldn't report on a scrimmage -- but it's the best we have with no preseason games. Burrow has drawn strong reviews for his camp performance so far and looks ready to make an immediate fantasy impact. He's 1 of our favorite later-round QB targets.

Bengals WR Tee Higgins has yet to take part in full-team work due to a hamstring injury, insider Geoff Hobson reports. The rookie has been participating in individual drills, so he shouldn't be too far from 100%. Cincinnati is also missing WRs A.J. Green (hamstring) and John Ross (personal). When everyone's healthy, Higgins will be battling Ross and Auden Tate for the #3 job behind Green and Tyler Boyd.

The Bengals might have opened Round 3 of the NFL Draft with their new MLB. Cincinnati picked Wyoming LB Logan Wilson, who started 52 games for the Cowboys. Wilson racked up 94+ tackles in each of his 4 seasons, tallying 34.5 tackles for loss and 7 sacks for his career. He added 14 passes defensed and 10 INTs. Wilson lands in a Cincinnati D with no proven starters at LB and finds a clear path to a starting job -- likely in the middle. Wilson looks very good for dynasty rookie drafts.


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