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A.J. Green (toe) is officially listed as probable for Week 3 against the Titans.

Green was upgraded to full participation at Friday's practice after experiencing no setbacks from Thursday's limited session. He's already said that he plans to play Sunday. We conservatively have Green as our No. 10 receiver for Week 3, but he gets a boost with Titans top CB Jason McCourty dinged up.
Sep 19 - 2:06 PM

A.J. Green (toe) said he "feels good" and plans to play Sunday against the Titans.

After returning to practice Thursday, Green said Friday morning that there's no soreness in his toe, and if he feels like this on Sunday, he's going to be out there. We still need to keep a close eye on Green up through Sunday morning. For now, he can be penciled into lineups as a low-end WR1. There's a heightened chance for aggravation. Green's not a recommended FanDuel play.
Sep 19 - 10:12 AM

A.J. Green (foot) returned to Bengals practice Thursday.

He was officially "limited." It puts Green on track to play in Sunday's game against the Titans, but how he bounces back on Friday will be key. His status cannot be taken for granted. Even if Green does suit up, he'll be more of a low-end WR1 than his usual top-three self. There's a chance he'll draw much-fewer targets than usual as a decoy.
Sep 18 - 1:10 PM

Coach Marvin Lewis said he expects A.J. Green (toe) to play in Sunday's game against the Titans.

Green was less optimistic than his head coach on Wednesday, saying he "doesn't know at this point" if he'll be able to suit up. Note that the Bengals have a bye in Week 4. "It's just getting the range of motion back on that big toe," said Green. "That's the biggest thing, because I'm always on that. I feel good. I still have some treatment to do, but it's getting better." The Pro Bowl wideout is expected to test the toe out during Thursday's practice. If he ends up as a game-time Sunday, we'll know his official status by noon ET.
Sep 18 - 9:11 AM

Bengals OC Hue Jackson says he "doesn't have a number" in terms of how many carries he'll distribute to Jeremy Hill and Gio Bernard on a game-by-game basis.

This Bengals' backfield is trending toward a full-blown RBBC. "It’s how the game is flowing and how the guys are flowing in the game," said Jackson, who admitted he was mistaken to give Hill only four carries in Week 1. Hill handled 17 touches in Week 2, totaling 96 yards and a touchdown. "Last week I think I improved in that area, making sure (Hill) was out there and he made some plays," said Jackson. "... That’s why we drafted him ... whatever their name is, whatever it is they want to (call) themselves after, they’re just a tandem." Jackson did make it clear Bernard "is the starting tailback on this football team ... until he proves that he can’t or the other guy proves that he’s better."
Source: bengals.com
Sep 17 - 9:51 PM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict is back in the league's concussion protocol.

Burfict suffered a concussion in the Week 1 opener, was cleared in time for Week 2, but was concussed again. He didn't practice Wednesday, and would seem to be a long shot to play against the Titans. Consider him week-to-week. Vincent Rey will likely fill in for Burfict next to MLB Rey Maualuga against Tennessee.
Sep 17 - 3:54 PM

A.J. Green (toe) is not practicing on Wednesday.

Green says he'll try to practice Thursday. He hopes to play this week against the Titans, but "doesn't know at this point." Green originally hurt the toe in the first quarter of the season opener and aggravated it early in Week 2. Green will likely be a game-time decision. His status will be updated again Thursday.
Sep 17 - 12:04 PM

Bengals placed TE Alex Smith on injured reserve with a biceps injury, ending his season.

A veteran blocker, Smith sustained the injury in Sunday's win. Now 32, Smith won't be guaranteed to find work in 2015.
Sep 16 - 3:01 PM

Bengals signed TE Kevin Brock.

A 2009 undrafted free agent, Brock has made six career appearances. He's depth for a team adjusting to the loss of Tyler Eifert (elbow, I.R./return).
Sep 16 - 2:47 PM

Speaking Monday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said A.J. Green's toe/foot issue is "not a long-term injury."

Lewis didn't elaborate on Green's Week 3 status. The Bengals' official website reported Sunday evening the "indications" are that Green will return following the team's Week 4 bye. We wouldn't rule him out for Week 3 just yet, however. At the latest, Green's status will be updated when the Bengals return to practice on Wednesday.
Sep 15 - 3:19 PM

Mike Nugent missed three field goals in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Falcons.

Fantasy owners that chased Nugent's five Week 1 field goals got burned, but the projection was accurate. He missed from 38, 49 and 55 yards out -- the first time he's missed three times in a game in his career. Nugent, now with an absurd 10 attempts through two games, will be a boom-or-bust kicking option against the Titans in Week 3. He was an 81.8 percent kicker coming into this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 15 - 8:03 AM

The Bengals' official website says "indications" are that A.J. Green (toe/foot) will be able to return after the Week 4 bye.

The initial testing on Green's foot was negative for broken bones and he's been diagnosed with turf toe -- also known as a ligament strain. He wasn't spotted on crutches and said he hopes to play vs. the Titans in Week 3, but that doesn't seem very realistic at this point. If Green sits out that game, he'll get another two weeks of rest before the Bengals play at New England in Week 5. Mohamed Sanu's stock is on the rise.
Source: bengals.com
Sep 14 - 8:49 PM

Dane Sanzenbacher caught 2-of-4 targets for 42 yards in Cincinnati's Week 2 win over the Falcons.

Sanzenbacher got run because A.J. Green (toe/foot) was sidelined. Regardless of Green's status, early-season upside searchers shouldn't be seeking out Sanzenbacher on the wire.
Sep 14 - 6:26 PM

Brandon Tate caught 1-of-3 targets for 50 yards in Cincinnati's Week 2 win over the Falcons.

Tate's catch came on a trick play, with Mohamed Sanu tossing a deep bomb. Tate could be in a for a little more run if A.J. Green (toe/foot) misses time, but he remains miles from fantasy relevance.
Sep 14 - 6:24 PM

According to PFT, the updated diagnosis on A.J. Green is a ligament strain in his foot -- not turf toe.

It sounds like there's some confusion as to what's going on with Green. Either way, it sounds like a visit to foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte could end up being in the cards. Whether Green is dealing with a ligament strain or turf toe, his Week 2 status is very much in doubt.
Sep 14 - 6:06 PM


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