Bengals HC Marvin Lewis said Wednesday that he's "hopeful" WR A.J. Green returns for this weekend's game against the Ravens. It's a surprise after previous reports had Week 12 as Green's earliest possible return. We still wouldn't count on having Green this week, but it at least sounds like he's making good progress.
Bengals RB Gio Bernard (knee) is active for today’s game against the Saints. He’s not a recommended fantasy starter in his 1st action since Week 4.
After missing the past 4 games with an MCL sprain, Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is expected to play today against the Saints, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We wouldn't look to use him in fantasy lineups in the 1st game back, especially because Bernard's usage was limited to start the season, when Joe Mixon was also healthy. But we'll be interested to see how big a role Bernard plays. WR A.J. Green's absence leaves targets available.
The Bengals have ruled LBs Vontaze Burfict (hip) and Nick Vigil (knee) out for Sunday's game against the Saints. That makes a weak run defense even weaker and adds IDP upside to LBs Jordan Evans and Preston Brown.
Bengals WR John Ross (groin) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He figures to serve as the #2 WR against the Saints this weekend with A.J. Green out — a massive opportunity for last year’s 1st-round pick. Still, Ross can’t be considered more than a flier in Week 10 fantasy lineups.
Bengals RB Gio Bernard (knee) is listed as questionable but is expected to play against the Saints on Sunday. It’s possible he takes on an expanded role with WR A.J. Green out, but Bernard would be a fantasy flier in his 1st action since Week 4.
Bengals WR A.J. Green will avoid surgery on his injured toe, according to multiple reports. He's expected to miss at least 2 games, however, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. WR Tyler Boyd has already drawn 22.3% of Cincinnati targets on the season and will be an even stronger weekly volume bet for as long as Green's out -- especially this week against the favored Saints and their weak secondary. Green's absence also adds target upside to the Cincinnati backfield and TE C.J. Uzomah. WR John Ross returned to practice Monday after missing Week 8 with a groin injury. We'll see if he's ready to play against New Orleans. Alex Erickson and Cody Core sit next on the WR depth chart. Cincinnati also promoted rookie WR Auden Tate from the practice squad Monday.
Bengals RB Gio Bernard (knee) participated in the team's post-bye week practice on Monday. That presumably puts him on track to return for this weekend's game against the Saints. Bernard isn't a standalone fantasy option but is worth stashing as a high-end handcuff to RB Joe Mixon.
Bengals WR A.J. Green is expected to miss “some games" with his toe injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Green's appointment with foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson is this coming week, so we'll hopefully get a more concrete diagnosis then. Green is "trying to avoid surgery," Schefter adds. Stay tuned for updates.
Bengals WR A.J. Green is scheduled to visit foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson about his toe injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Clarity is coming soon, with everything — day-to-day, week-to-week, surgery — on the table for Green," Rapoport adds. We'll update Green's status as soon as we learn more.
Bengals insider Paul Dehner spotted WR A.J. Green with a walking boot on his right foot on Tuesday. Green reportedly injured the foot on the last play of last weekend's win over the Bucs. Walking boots are often used as a precautionary measure, but Green's status will certainly be worth tracking closely when the Bengals return from their Week 9 bye.
The Bengals have ruled LB Vontaze Burfict (hip) out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. It's not clear exactly how the snaps will be aligned at the OLB spots. MLB Preston Brown looks like the best bet for playing time among Bengals LBs this week. He hasn't been a strong tackle producer, though, and the matchup is nothing special for LB scoring. You should look elsewhere for IDP value this week.
Bengals RB Gio Bernard (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Bucs. He's been sidelined for 4 weeks now and doesn't look particularly close to a return. Joe Mixon will again serve as Cincinnati's feature back vs. Tampa, with Mark Walton picking up the scraps.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that Bengals WR John Ross is expected to miss "a few weeks" with his groin injury. It's an aggravation of the issue that cost him 2 games earlier this season. Tampa gets the Bengals this Sunday before a Week 9 bye, so it's possible Ross only misses 1 game. But he can be dropped from most redraft rosters.
Bengals WR John Ross exited Sunday night's game in Kansas City with a groin injury. He had missed the previous 2 games with a groin issue. We'll see how much time this costs him, but Ross isn't worth rostering in redraft leagues.
Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict left Sunday night's game against the Chiefs with a hip injury and did not return. We'll check on his status heading into a Week 8 meeting with the Bucs.
Bengals S Shawn Williams (concussion) is active for tonight's game against the Chiefs. He's not a strong IDP candidate and doesn't move the needle for the team D in 1 of the league's worst matchups for team-D scoring.
Bengals WR John Ross (groin) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He can’t be trusted in Week 7 fantasy lineups, but his return is good news for QB Andy Dalton, who’s already in a good spot against a leaky Chiefs defense.
Bengals RB Gio Bernard (knee) is out for Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs. Joe Mixon will again be in a workhorse role, with Mark Walton as the #2 RB.
Bengals LB Nick Vigil suffered a left MCL sprain in the 1st quarter of Sunday's loss to the Steelers and is expected to miss the next month, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. LB Vontaze Burfict saw a spike in playing time -- from 53.1% to 83.6% -- and Vincent Rey stepped in to play 64% of the snaps after Vigil left. He's the best bet to start in Vigil's spot over the next few games.
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