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Bengals RB Rex Burkhead (knee) will resume practicing this week.

Burkhead should be ready to return following the Bengals' Week 4 bye. He'll slot in as the Bengals' No. 4 back behind Giovani Bernard, Jeremy Hill and Cedric Peerman.
Sep 22 - 2:15 PM

Marvin Jones (foot) will resume practicing this week.

Jones remains on track to return following the Bengals' Week 4 bye. With Mohamed Sanu playing well opposite A.J. Green, Jones should begin his 2014 as the Bengals' No. 3 receiver, but one with the ability to overtake Sanu. He's a WR5 stash in 14- and 16-team leagues.
Sep 22 - 2:13 PM

Marvin Jones (foot) is expected to return following the Week 4 bye.

Jones' timetable has been unchanged since breaking his foot early in camp. Given how much time he's missed, expect him to be eased in as a rotation player with Mohamed Sanu. Eventually, expect Jones to be the man on the outside opposite A.J. Green, leaving Sanu in a slot role. Deep leaguers should make a stash.
Sep 21 - 9:41 PM

Jermaine Gresham caught his lone target for five yards in the Bengals' Week 3 win over the Titans.

Even with Tyler Eifert (elbow) sidelined, Gresham remains a non-existent pass-catching option. He's nothing more than a TE3. Gresham has no fantasy value.
Sep 21 - 5:56 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught five passes for 44 yards in the Bengals' Week 3 win over the Titans.

Sanu is a do-it-all, real-life player. After completing a deep ball in Week 2, he tosses an 18-yard touchdown to Andy Dalton of all people in this one. Sanu continues to run as the Bengals' clear No. 2 receiver, but with Marvin Jones closing in on a possible Week 5 return following the bye, Sanu may not see the 6-8 targets per game he's been getting. He's more of a WR4/5 in fantasy.
Sep 21 - 5:44 PM

A.J. Green caught six passes for 102 yards in the Bengals' Week 3 win over the Titans.

Both were game-highs. Green was still noticeably affected by his toe injury, missing a few plays here and there, but he escaped without further injury. Green drew a DPI in the end zone to set up one of Giovani Bernard's one-yard scores. He also had a big gain to set up Jeremy Hill's four-yard touchdown. The Bengals now head into their bye week, giving Green plenty of time to rest his ailing toe. He'll then have a date with Darrelle Revis and the Patriots in Week 5.
Sep 21 - 5:21 PM

Jeremy Hill rushed for 39 yards and one touchdown on seven carries in the Bengals' Week 3 win over the Titans.

Hill didn't get much action before the fourth quarter when the Bengals were up 26-0. Still, he took advantage of his opportunities. Hill picked up chunk yards and finished a drive off with a four-yard touchdown run between the tackles. Gio Bernard is the clear No. 1 in Cincinnati, but Hill should see 8-10 touches on a regular basis. He needs to be owned in all 12- and 14-team leagues.
Sep 21 - 5:06 PM

Andy Dalton completed 15-of-23 passes for 169 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Bengals' Week 3 win over the Titans.

Dalton also caught an 18-yard touchdown from Mohamed Sanu. Sanu flipped it to Sanu, who ran right and threw all the way back to his left to Dalton, who out-leaped a caught-in-between Blidi Wreh-Wilson at the line of scrimmage. Wreh-Wilson fell down, and Dalton out-raced everyone else 18 yards to the end zone. It was the first touchdown catch by a quarterback since Tyler Thigpen in 2008. Dalton didn't really have to do much besides hand the ball off to his running backs. OC Hue Jackson's offense has been perfect. The Bengals enter their bye week 3-0 before going to New England in Week 5.
Sep 21 - 4:36 PM

Giovani Bernard rushed for 47 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in the Bengals' 33-7, Week 3 blowout win over the Titans.

Bernard added one catch for seven yards. His best run of the day was a 12-yard gain off a spin move. Other than that, there weren't a ton of holes to be found. Bernard got much of the court quarter off, with Jeremy Hill coming in to rack up garbage-time carries. Both of Bernard's touchdowns were of the one-yard variety. He now has three scores through three games. Bernard and the Bengals head into their bye week before traveling to New England in Week 5.
Sep 21 - 4:03 PM

A.J. Green (toe) is active and will start against the Titans.

As expected. Green was bothered by his toe last week, but got in a good week of practice and experienced no setbacks into the weekend. We conservatively have Green as a mid-range WR1. Inactive for the Bengals are WLB Vontaze Burfict (concussion), RB Rex Burkhead, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, LB Sean Porter, OG Kevin Zeitler, WR Marvin Jones, and DT Brandon Thompson.
Sep 21 - 11:37 AM

Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

Burfict is still in the concussion protocol for the second time in two weeks and can be safely ruled out. Vincent Rey will replace him in the lineup against Tennessee.
Sep 20 - 3:17 PM

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

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