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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.
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.
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

Jermaine Gresham caught 3-of-3 targets for 25 yards in the Bengals' Week 2 win over the Falcons.

Gresham's role as a receiver didn't expand in the absence of Tyler Eifert, though he could be leaned on a little more heavily if A.J. Green (toe) is forced to miss time. You should still be able to do better for your TE2.
Sep 14 - 5:57 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 3-of-4 targets for 84 yards and a touchdown in Cincinnati's Week 2 win over the Falcons, adding a 50-yard pass on a trick play.

Sanu's touchdown was a 76-yard strike where he found himself completely wide open. The 50-yard completion, meanwhile, made him the first player since 2001 to notch both a 50-yard catch and pass in the same game. For his career, Sanu — who has a cannon — is now 3-of-3 for 148 yards and a score. With A.J. Green (toe) looking shaky for Week 3, Sanu is on the WR3 map.
Sep 14 - 5:40 PM

Jeremy Hill rushed 15 times for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Week 2 win over the Falcons, adding two catches for 22 yards.

Hill got out-touched 32-17 by Giovani Bernard, but as promised, was a much bigger part of the game-plan than he was in Week 1. Hill also averaged 4.93 yards per carry to Bernard's 3.33. Bernard is clearly the focal point of Cincinnati's rushing attack, but Hill's role should continue to grow, especially if Bernard can't prop up his 3.36 YPC. Hill is worth holding onto in 12-14 team leagues.
Sep 14 - 5:03 PM

Giovani Bernard rushed 27 times for 90 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Week 2 win over the Falcons, adding five catches for an additional 79 yards.

Owners will gladly take the 169 yards from scrimmage, but it's worth noting that Bernard averaged just 3.3 yards per carry on a day where Jeremy Hill took the rock 15 times for 74 yards (4.93 YPC) and a score of his own. Bernard is averaging only 3.36 yards through his first 41 carries. Either way, it was a monster fantasy day, with Bernard buttering his bread with two shovel passes. Both broken plays, Bernard turned the two scoops into 70 combined yards. Racking up huge workloads as an all-purpose back, Bernard is locked in as an RB1 despite Hill's presence. He has a juicy Week 3 matchup in a Titans team that couldn't stop the run on Sunday.
Sep 14 - 4:43 PM

Andy Dalton completed 15-of-23 passes for 252 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' 24-10, Week 2 win over the Falcons.

The stat line is more impressive than it looks, as A.J. Green departed with turf toe before even being targeted. Seemingly always finding his wideouts for deep bombs, Dalton hooked up with Mohamed Sanu for a 76-yard score in the third quarter. Dalton has an appealing Week 3 matchup in the Titans, but his upside will be majorly curbed if Green can't suit up.
Sep 14 - 4:40 PM

A.J. Green has been diagnosed with turf toe.

Green left Sunday's win over the Falcons in the first quarter and was quickly ruled out for the day. It's an aggravation of the issue he was battling during the week. Green will head for more testing to determine how long he'll be sidelined.
Sep 14 - 4:39 PM

Vontaze Burfict was forced from Cincinnati's Week 2 game against the Falcons with a neck stinger, and will not return.

Burfict, who suffered a concussion in Week 1, took a huge hit in the second half. It didn't have the looks of a major injury, but nothing is ever certain with the head/neck area. Burfict's status will be updated in the coming days.
Sep 14 - 3:46 PM

Bengals RG Kevin Zeitler was forced from Cincinnati's Week 2 game against the Falcons with a calf injury.

Zeitler was officially ruled out in the fourth quarter. It's possible he could have returned were the Bengals not throttling the Falcons, but that's pure speculation. His status will be updated this week.
Sep 14 - 3:31 PM

A.J. Green was forced from Cincinnati's Week 2 game against the Falcons with a toe injury, and will not return.

It's a massive blow, as Mohamed Sanu is now the Bengals' "No. 1 receiver." However, Sanu threw a 50-yard completion soon after Green's departure. The Bengals are calling Green's injury an aggravation of the "foot" injury that limited him in practice this week. It's possible he's dealing with a case of turf toe. He should be considered highly questionable for Week 3 until further notice.
Sep 14 - 1:44 PM

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