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A.J. Green's missed practice on Thursday was due to an illness.

He'll be back on Friday, and is in no danger of missing Monday's game against the Broncos.
Dec 18 - 3:25 PM

A.J. Green was held out of Thursday's practice.

Per's Geoff Hobson, the "thinking is" that Green is under the weather. Whatever it is, we're not in any way concerned about his Week 16 availability. Green's status will be updated later Thursday afternoon.
Dec 18 - 1:28 PM

Jermaine Gresham (toe) is practicing in full for Week 16.

Gresham sat out Week 15 and then visited a specialist. Apparently, everything checked out fine. Gresham is averaging 3.8 catches for 29.0 yards with three touchdowns in 13 games this season.
Dec 18 - 1:02 PM

Jeremy Hill out-snapped Giovani Bernard 47-28 in the Bengals' Week 15 win over the Browns.

Hill's 62.6-percent snap rate was a four-week-high, while Bernard's 37.3-percent rate was a four-week-low. The Bengals ended up smashing the Browns 30-0 to remain in control of the AFC North. And they did it on the legs of Hill. He punished the Browns for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries, adding one catch for four yards. Meanwhile, Bernard piled up 103 yards on 18 touches but was the definitive No. 2 to Hill. Hill is a legit RB1 for Week 16. Bernard is just a FLEX.
Dec 15 - 11:20 AM

Jermaine Gresham will visit a toe specialist Tuesday after being inactive for Week 15 against the Browns.

Gresham reportedly "looked great running around" in pregame warmups but was ultimately inactive Sunday. It ruffled some feathers, causing Gresham to confront a sideline reporter following the game after that reporter said Gresham "quit" during a pregame segment. Gresham hurt the toe in practice last week. Kevin Brock started at tight end. Gresham is a free agent in March.
Source: FOX Sports
Dec 15 - 9:07 AM

Mohamed Sanu caught 1-of-3 targets for four yards in the Bengals' Week 15 win over the Browns.

With the Bengals going run heavy and Andy Dalton struggling, there simply weren't any targets to be had. Sanu flashed terrific upside in the absence of A.J. Green earlier this season, but has settled in as a low-end WR4 since Green's return.
Dec 14 - 5:27 PM

A.J. Green caught 5-of-11 targets for 49 yards in the Bengals' Week 15 rout of the Browns.

The quiet day came despite the fact that shutdown Browns CB Joe Haden missed over half the game with a shoulder injury. Green did early work on Haden, and could have had a long touchdown if not for a poorly-thrown ball from Andy Dalton. Dalton was terrible all afternoon, limiting Green's upside on a day where the Bengals ran it down Cleveland's throat. Green will be a low-end WR1 against the Broncos in the fantasy finals.
Dec 14 - 5:21 PM

Giovani Bernard rushed 15 times for 79 yards in the Bengals' Week 15 rout of the Browns, adding three catches for 24 additional yards.

Bernard was a definitive No. 2 behind Jeremy Hill — who went off for 25/148/2 — but the Bengals out-possessed the inept Browns 38:52-21:08, and ran 71 total plays. Bernard was primarily playing passing downs before things got out of hand, which was admittedly quite early. The Bengals are going more and more run heavy as they try to hide Andy Dalton, but Bernard can't be trusted as more than a shaky FLEX option for Week 16 against the Broncos' tough run defense. He's a rich man's Shane Vereen.
Dec 14 - 4:49 PM

Andy Dalton completed 14-of-24 passes for 117 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in the Bengals' 30-0, Week 15 win over the Browns.

Dalton was simply dreadful, but the Bengals' rushing attack was more than good enough to make up for it. The Bengals' offense hummed when it funneled itself through Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, but struggled mightily any time Dalton was called on to throw downfield. His pick was a lollipop thrown right to LB Craig Robertson, and he was lucky to escape with only one turnover. Up and down all season, Dalton will be a risky QB2 against the Broncos in the fantasy finals.
Dec 14 - 4:10 PM

Jeremy Hill rushed 25 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' 30-0, Week 15 win over the Browns.

The Bengals committed to Hill as their starter during the week, and showed they were serious by handing him the rock on the game's first four plays. He responded by rolling up 24 yards, and was off to the races for his third-best rushing performance of the season. Hill was patient, waiting for holes to develop. Once they did, he almost uniformly made the cuts. He was everything the Bengals wanted and more, and is now locked into workhorse duties for however long the Bengals' season continues. Even against the Broncos' stout run defense, Hill will be in the RB1 conversation for Week 16.
Dec 14 - 4:06 PM

Jermaine Gresham (toe) is inactive for Week 15 against the Browns.

Kevin Brock will start in his place, and is obviously not a fantasy option. Also inactive for the Bengals are QB A.J. McCarron, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, CB Terence Newman, OT Tanner Hawkinson, WR James Wright and DE Margus Hunt.
Dec 14 - 11:32 AM

Jermaine Gresham (toe) is listed as questionable for Week 15 after missing Friday's practice.

He figures to be a game-time decision and play a minimal passing-game role if active in Cleveland. Gresham is a streamer option to avoid this week.
Dec 12 - 1:35 PM

Jermaine Gresham (toe) did not practice Friday.

It's a downgrade following his limited session on Thursday when he suffered the injury. Gresham is Pro Football Focus' No. 1 pass-blocking tight end this season and a top-15 run blocker at the position. While his game doesn't produce box-score results, his loss would be felt on offense against the Browns.
Dec 12 - 11:07 AM

Jermaine Gresham was added to the Bengals' Week 15 injury report Thursday, getting in a limited practice with a toe issue.

Gresham suffered the injury in Thursday's session. His Week 15 status is now up in the air. What he's able to do Friday will be key. Gresham will be a barely-there TE2 if he suits up against the Browns.
Dec 11 - 2:50 PM

Speaking Thursday, Giovani Bernard confirmed Jeremy Hill will be the Bengals' Week 15 starter at running back.

Bernard's "starter" title has been mostly ceremonial since he returned from his hip injury three games ago, but the official demotion is yet another sign that OC Hue Jackson is ready to funnel his offense through Hill for the season's final three games. Hill has averaged 15.6 touches since Bernard's return, with Gio getting the rock 13 times weekly. We'd expect Hill to be in line for at least 20 touches this week, with Bernard in the 5-7 range. Hill is a rock-solid RB2, with Bernard little more than a desperation FLEX.
Dec 11 - 1:49 PM

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