The Bengals believe rookie RB Rodney Anderson tore his right ACL in Thursday night's preseason finale, ESPN reports. That would make the 2nd straight season in which Anderson tore the ligament in that knee. We've seen a few recent examples of players returning from multiple ACL tears -- even to the same knee -- but the injury doesn't bode well for the 6th-rounder's long-term outlook. If he's on your dynasty roster bubble, feel free to let Anderson go. The situation helps the outlook of fellow Cincinnati 6th-round RB Trayveon Williams, though. Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is in the final year of his contract.
The Bengals grabbed Texas A&M RB Trayveon Williams in Round 6 of the 2019 NFL Draft. Williams turned in an impressive 3-year career for the Aggies, topping 1,000 rushing yards as a freshman and ripping off 1,760 yards and 18 scores on 6.5 yards per carry this past season. He also totaled 66 catches for 561 yards and 1 TD. Williams is a bit undersized at 5’8 and 206 pounds, though, and disappointed with a 15th percentile SPARQ score at the Combine. He’ll likely max out as a change-of-pace back as a pro. He joins a crowded backfield in Cincinnati behind Joe Mixon and Gio Bernard. But it’s worth noting that Bernard is set to hit free agency next offseason.