Player News - Bengals

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Tyler Eifert (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in Monday's practice.

This is a theoretical injury report, not based on an actual practice. The Bengals will hold a practice on Tuesday and another one on Wednesday ahead of Thursday night's game against the Dolphins. Eifert will probably be a game-time decision. He's expected to be on a snap limit if he gets the green light.
Sep 26 - 5:40 PM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis believes Tyler Eifert (ankle) is "close" to returning.

Eifert got in some limited practices last week, suggesting he could indeed be ready for Thursday's game against the Dolphins. Lewis has already said Eifert will probably be on a snap count as he first comes back. Eifert will be a touchdown-dependent, low-end TE1 if he suits up for Thursday Night Football.
Sep 26 - 3:20 PM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict's three-game suspension has ended.

Burfict will rejoin the team this week and should be ready to go Thursday night against the Dolphins. Burfict's return will be a big boost to a defense which needs it.
Sep 26 - 8:59 AM

Andy Dalton completed 21-of-31 passes for 206 yards and one interception in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to the Broncos.

He saved his fantasy day from being a true clunker with 40 rushing yards on six scrambles. Dalton took four sacks against a swarming Denver defense and has managed just two touchdown passes through the Bengals' first three games. The lack of weapons behind A.J. Green in Cincinnati are a big concern for Dalton's fantasy outlook. He'll still be worth streamer consideration when the Bengals host a weak Dolphins pass defense on Thursday night in Week 4.
Sep 25 - 4:48 PM

Jeremy Hill rushed 17 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to the Broncos.

Hill's big fantasy game was the unlikeliest one on a day full of highs and lows. Hill busted an early 50-yard run and scored twice from short distance to give the Bengals an early lead, but faded into the background as Cincinnati fell behind in the second half. Hill has been highly inconsistent early in the year and will remain that way in an RBBC with Gio. With that said, Hill will be a stronger RB2 play when the Bengals host the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football in Week 4.
Sep 25 - 4:44 PM

Giovani Bernard rushed five times for eight yards and caught 5-of-5 targets for 36 yards in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to the Broncos.

Jeremy Hill (17-97-2) dominated the backfield work early, and Gio never got going even in a seemingly reasonable spot for OC Ken Zampese to feature him against a stout Broncos defensive front. Bernard is locked into a running back committee, which is going to render his fantasy production volatile week to week. He'll be a shaky flex option next Thursday night against Miami.
Sep 25 - 4:41 PM

C.J. Uzomah caught 2-of-4 targets for 31 yards in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to the Broncos.

Tyler Kroft got the nominal start, but Uzomah was more active in the passing game as Kroft was never so much as targeted by Andy Dalton. Either way, Uzomah and Kroft will be fantasy irrelevant soon with Tyler Eifert on his way back.
Sep 25 - 4:38 PM

Tyler Kroft was held catch-less in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to Denver.

Kroft started, but we saw less of him than C.J. Uzomah, who was targeted four times and caught two for 31 yards. Despite Tyler Eifert's (ankle) absence, Kroft is waiver-wire material in fantasy leagues.
Sep 25 - 4:35 PM

Tyler Boyd caught 3-of-4 targets for 18 yards in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to the Broncos.

The rookie slot man's yardage totals through three games are 9, 78, 18, and we expect Boyd to continue to deal with inconsistency as a role player in a Bengals offense that is dominated by the running backs and A.J. Green. For Week 4 on Thursday night against Miami, Boyd will be a fantasy WR4/5, just like Brandon LaFell.
Sep 25 - 4:34 PM

Brandon LaFell caught 2-of-3 targets for 34 yards in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to the Broncos.

We didn't see much of LaFell until he caught a 27-yard pass deep down the middle in garbage time. LaFell and Tyler Boyd (3-18) continue to render each other irrelevant as complementary pass catchers behind A.J. Green. LaFell will be on the WR4/5 borderline on Thursday Night Football against Miami in Week 4.
Sep 25 - 4:31 PM

A.J. Green caught 8-of-11 targets for 77 yards in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to the Broncos.

Green's lowlight was a third-down drop late in the game that would have given the Bengals a fighting chance, before Demaryius Thomas' game-sealing 55-yard touchdown bomb. Still, PPR owners should be happy Green was able to emerge from this game with 15.7 fantasy points against the Broncos' elite defense. The Bengals' schedule loosens up considerably going forward as they take on the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football in Week 4.
Sep 25 - 4:29 PM

Tyler Kroft is starting ahead of C.J. Uzomah in Week 3 against the Broncos.

Neither is a strong TE1 streamer, but it's a noteworthy development for fantasy owners truly desperate at tight end. Kroft out-snapped Uzomah narrowly last week, and he should do so to a greater extent against Denver.
Sep 25 - 11:38 AM

Bengals declared TE Tyler Eifert, DT DaShawn Williams, OL Christian Westerman, CB KeiVarae Russell, WR Cody Core, CB Chykie Brown, and QB Jeff Driskel inactive for Week 3 against the Broncos.

The Bengals seem to be hoping Eifert (ankle) returns in Week 4 or 5.
Sep 25 - 11:36 AM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Friday that Tyler Eifert (ankle, doubtful) will be eased back into action once he's ready to play.

Eifert will not play Sunday against the Broncos. Thursday Night Football against the Dolphins in Week 4 is a possibility, though Eifert won't handle a full complement of snaps if he gets the green light. Per Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, "Lewis did say when Eifert does come back, he won’t play a full game and is going to play a partial amount of snaps." Perhaps Eifert will be limited against Miami, then promoted back to a full-time player in Week 5 at Dallas following the ten-day layoff.
Source: bengals.com
Sep 23 - 1:53 PM

Tyler Eifert (ankle) is doubtful for Week 3 against the Broncos.

The plan was always for Eifert to return between Weeks 4-6 and it looks like the Bengals will stay on script by keeping him out another week. It's unclear if he'll be ready for next Thursday's game against the Dolphins, though Eifert is obviously trending in the right direction. C.J. Uzomah will draw another start Sunday against Denver.
Sep 23 - 1:38 PM


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