Player News - Bengals

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Tyler Eifert caught 2-of-2 targets for 25 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 13 win over the Eagles.

Eifert didn't see much target action, but he made the one in the end zone count with a 13-yard touchdown on a lofted ball from Andy Dalton. Eifert will be a rock-solid, elite TE1 play next week at the Browns.
Dec 4 - 4:58 PM

Bengals WR Cody Core caught 2-of-2 targets for 58 yards in the Week 13 win over the Eagles.

The sixth-round rookie made his first career catches in this one. His big play was a 50-yard deep ball down to the one-yard line, setting up Jeremy Hill's short touchdown plunge. Core isn't a fantasy option moving forward this season.
Dec 4 - 4:53 PM

Tyler Boyd caught 4-of-6 targets for 66 yards in the Bengals' Week 13 win over the Eagles.

The rookie has now seen 15 targets in the two games A.J. Green (hamstring) has missed, and he's turned them into nine catches for 128 scoreless yards. Boyd remains a poor bet for a touchdown each week, but he's put himself on the WR3 map in PPR leagues. The Bengals get the Browns in Week 14.
Dec 4 - 4:45 PM

Brandon LaFell caught 5-of-7 targets for 95 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 13 win over the Eagles.

He's now seen 16 targets in the two games A.J. Green (hamstring) has been out. LaFell's touchdown came in the back of the end zone from eight yards out. Among the Bengals' receivers, LaFell is clearly Andy Dalton's favorite option in the red zone if the ball isn't going to Tyler Eifert. He'll be on the WR3 map next week in a dream date with the Browns on the road.
Dec 4 - 4:40 PM

Rex Burkhead rushed eight times for 38 yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 28 yards in the Bengals' Week 13 win over the Eagles.

Jeremy Hill out-carried Burkhead 23-8, but Burkhead was able to out-gain his backfield mate 38-33. In two games without Giovani Bernard, Burkhead has handled a total of 19 touches. However, he did lose a fumble on one catch over the middle. Burkhead should be heavily involved Week 14 at the Browns.
Dec 4 - 4:32 PM

Jeremy Hill rushed 23 times for 33 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 13 win over the Eagles.

He added two catches for 12 yards on three targets. The one-yard touchdown run after a 50-yard catch by Cody Core definitely saved Hill's fantasy day, though it can be viewed as a big positive that he received 25 total touches. In the two games without Gio Bernard and A.J. Green, Hill has handled 43 total touches as one of the focal points of the offense. Unfortunately, he's faced two strong run defenses. Hill will get a much better matchup Week 14 at the hapless Browns.
Dec 4 - 4:24 PM

Andy Dalton completed 23-of-31 passes for 332 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' 32-14, Week 13 win over the Eagles.

It was arguably Dalton's best passing performance of the season, as his 130.0 rating was a new season-best. His two touchdowns went to Brandon LaFell in the back of the end zone from eight yards out, and then Dalton threw a perfectly-lofted 13-yard score to Tyler Eifert for his second score. This Eagles pass defense has been picked apart in recent weeks and isn't anywhere as elite as some metrics would make it look. Dalton will be on the streaming radar next week at the Browns.
Dec 4 - 4:07 PM

Bengals declared WR A.J. Green, TE C.J. Uzomah, DE Wallace Gilberry, QB Jeff Driskel, S Derron Smith, LS Clark Harris, and OL Christian Westerman inactive for Week 13 against the Eagles.

No surprises in this group. Green has a Grade 2 hamstring tear.
Dec 4 - 11:35 AM

A.J. Green said he's recovering from a Grade 2 hamstring tear.

According to Green, he's still aiming to play this season, even if it's Week 17. Admitting that "even if it's Week 17" would seem to suggest he's not close to playing yet. ESPN's Bob Holtzman reported Week 14 is "possible" for Green to return, but that's looking unlikely. Green owners shouldn't be holding their breath for anymore production from their WR1 this season.
Dec 2 - 10:34 AM

ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports a Week 14 return is "possible" for A.J. Green (hamstring).

Holtzman has already reported Green is out this week, but he did say the receiver's hamstring is "healing as expected." Even if he is not ready for next week, it appears Green will be healthy before the end of the season. The real question is will the Bengals allow him to play again in a lost season? We will not know the answer to that question for at least a week, but Green is worth stashing just in case he is active against the Browns.
Dec 1 - 12:36 PM

ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports A.J. Green (hamstring) will not play Week 13 against the Eagles.

There was never much hope for Green to play, but it is good to get confirmation. Holtzman did say Green's hamstring is "healing as expected," suggesting he could be back in the next couple games. Tyler Eifert, Brandon LaFell, and Tyler Boyd will continue to carry the load in the passing game.
Source: ESPN
Dec 1 - 12:09 PM

A.J. Green (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

Green is fully expected to miss Week 13 against the Eagles. Brandon LaFell, Tyler Boyd, and Tyler Eifert will be Andy Dalton's main pass catchers Sunday.
Nov 30 - 1:13 PM

Speaking Monday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis conceded A.J. Green (hamstring) is unlikely to play in Week 13 against the Eagles.

Lewis used the term "partly cloudy" to describe Green's outlook, and beat writer Paul Dehner confirmed the translation is, "Not happening." Green has a partially torn and/or severely strained hamstring. He is out at least one more week.
Nov 28 - 3:49 PM

Speaking Monday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said "we'll see" on A.J. Green's (hamstring) Week 13 status.

That was the extent of Lewis' "update," but it's notable that he didn't rule Green out. Green still seems less than 50-50 to return this week, but it's a "never say never" situation. His status will be updated no later than Wednesday.
Nov 28 - 3:18 PM

The Bengals will stick with K Mike Nugent for Week 13.

Nugent missed his fourth extra point on Sunday, and is just 18-of-23 on field goals this season. By any measure, both numbers are unacceptable, but the kicker market isn't exactly robust right now, and Nugent's track record suggests he'll stabilize. It probably doesn't hurt his cause that the Bengals' season is lost.
Nov 28 - 3:13 PM


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