A.J. Green Fantasy Football News 2019

Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) returned to a "very limited" practice on Thursday, per insider Geoff Hobson. It's Green's 1st official workout since going down on July 27. He won't play against the Ravens this weekend but has "a chance" to return for Week 7, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Bengals HC Zac Taylor confirmed that WR A.J. Green (ankle) is out for Sunday's game against the Ravens and added that Green won't practice this week. That makes a Week 7 return seem unlikely. Cincinnati has a Week 9 bye, which might factor into the decision about when to bring Green back.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) is expected to be out until at least Week 7. Green is now 2 months removed from his injury. The last real update we got came when he shed his walking boot and resumed running about 3 weeks ago. Green still hasn't officially practiced with the team. It's worth noting that the Bengals have a Week 9 bye, so it's possible they hold Green out through then.

Bengals HC Zac Taylor said Monday that there's still no timetable for WR A.J. Green's return from his ankle injury. Taylor added that Green won't practice this week. That'd seemingly make Week 6 the best-case scenario for Green's 2019 debut. If you've stashed him on your bench for this long, though, you should continue to stash him.

Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) is out of his walking boot and said Wednesday that the ran this week without any discomfort. Green added that he's "ahead of schedule" but wouldn't give a timetable for his return. We'd consider him at least 2 weeks away from his 2019 debut. We'll continue to monitor his progress.

Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) is still in a walking boot, according to Geoff Hobson of the team's official website. That doesn't sound like a guy who will be ready to play football any time soon. At this point, it wouldn't be surprising to see Green miss all of September. We'll continue to monitor his progress.

Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson reports that HC Zac Taylor says WR A.J. Green is not a candidate for short-term IR. "Feels like he'll be back before 8 weeks," Hobson tweeted. That's not necessarily a positive development. Even at a 6th-round ADP, fantasy drafters clearly aren't assuming anything near an 8-week absence for Green. We'll watch for more specific updates here. Green remains a high-risk selection anywhere near ADP.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport updated his earlier reports on Bengals WR A.J. Green on Tuesday afternoon. Rapoport tweeted, "Based on what they found cleaning out the ankle, he's now expected to miss a few games." That's 3 varying reports from Rapoport on Green today. We already shaved a couple of games off Green's projection after the initial diagnosis, though. His position at the bottom of WR2 territory seems appropriate for now ... at least until the next thing "sources" say.

Bengals WR A.J. Green underwent a "minor ankle procedure" on Tuesday morning, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The surgery was aimed at cleaning out the ankle after Saturday's injury, per Rapoport, and doesn't change Green's timeline for return. Rapoport even says "Week 1 is still possible" for Green. We'll continue to keep a close eye on his rehab, but fantasy owners should still be expecting Green to miss at least a game or 2 after he was slapped with a 6-8 week timetable for return.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that there has been no final diagnosis of Bengals WR A.J. Green's injury yet. The wideout did get a 2nd opinion and is not currently in line for surgery. Rapoport said the team will re-evaluate the injured area in "a couple of weeks." Rapoport added no one he's talked to has ruled Green out for the opener. Although there's optimism in the Green report, we fantasy drafters would prefer a little more certainty to this situation.

Update: After reporting Green had no surgery plans, Rapoport reported that Green had a “minor procedure” Tuesday morning to “clear it out.” Week 1 reportedly remains a possibility

An MRI on Sunday revealed that Bengals WR A.J. Green tore ligaments in his left ankle in Saturday's practice, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The injury is expected to sideline him 6-8 weeks, which will spill over into the regular season. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero erports that there's no surgery in the plans now and that Green will be getting a 2nd opinion. Bengals WR John Ross has also been dealing with hamstring tightness.

Bengals WR A.J. Green suffered a low-ankle sprain in Saturday's practice, Elise Jesse of WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reports. The news could have been a lot worse after the veteran wideout left the field on a cart. We'll see about a timetable for his return but aren't moving Green down our rankings over this.

Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) has been cleared to participate in individual drills during minicamp. He injured a toe on his right foot twice last season and had surgery to repair torn ligaments in early December. His 7 missed games in 2018 bring him to 13 over the past 3 years and 16 over the past 5. But Green ranked 16th among WRs in PPR points per game last season after finishing 13th and 4th the previous 2 years. There's injury risk here, but Green boasts plenty of upside at his late-3rd-round ADP.

The Bengals have officially named Zac Taylor their HC. The marriage has been set for about a month, but the announcement had to wait until the Rams' season was over. Taylor spent the past 2 years working under Sean McVay, but it's unclear exactly how big a hand he had in the scheme or game-planning. Taylor has just 5 games of experience as an NFL OC, all with Miami back in 2015. The Fins averaged 17 points in those 5 contests. Taylor was the University of Cincinnati's OC in 2016, "leading" the Bearcats to a 106th-place finish in total offense.

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The Bengals have fired HC Marvin Lewis. He's been the boss in Cincinnati for 16 seasons, compiling a 131-122-3 record. Lewis' squad made the playoffs 7 times but never got a postseason victory. Cincinnati went 19-28-1 over the past 3 seasons. We're already hearing Hue Jackson mentioned as a potential replacement for Lewis. Poor Bengals fans.

Bengals WR A.J. Green is set to undergo season-ending surgery to repair torn ligaments in his toe, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Green is expected to be sidelined for 3-4 months, so he should be back by springtime. He'll end up missing 7 games this season, bringing him to 13 total over the past 3 seasons. Durability is a concern moving forward for the 30-year-old. Tyler Boyd and John Ross will close out the 2018 campaign as Cincinnati's top 2 WRs.

Bengals WR A.J. Green suffered a non-contact right foot injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Broncos. He had to be carted to the locker room, so don't expect him to return. This is likely an aggravation of the injury that cost him the past 3 games.

Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) practiced all week and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll play against the Broncos on Sunday after missing the past 3 games. The injury and QB Jeff Driskel add risk to Green’s Week 13 outlook. But he’s worth using in most fantasy lineups as a WR2 with upside.


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