Player News - Bengals

Date: Team: Pos:

Brandon LaFall (knee) practiced in full again Friday.

He'll be in the starting lineup Sunday at Cleveland.
Dec 9 - 1:10 PM

A.J. Green (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Browns.

There was never any question he would sit this week, but he has been working on the side fields with trainers during practice. It is possible Green will return next week. Brandon LaFell will continue to operate as the No. 1 receiver with Tyler Eifert and Tyler Boyd taking on big roles as well.
Dec 9 - 1:00 PM

Brandon LaFell (knee) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

LaFell will be fine for Sunday's game against the Browns. LaFell has re-established WR4 appeal since A.J. Green went down with injury.
Dec 8 - 3:33 PM

The Bengals have moved Cedric Ogbuehi to left tackle.

He's been ousted by Jake Fisher at right tackle. Ogbuehi will finish out the season as Andrew Whitworth's backup on the left side.
Dec 8 - 2:02 PM

A.J. Green (hamstring) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

He's not going to play this week. Green has been working on side fields with the Bengals training staff in practice this week, but he's at least another week away from a return. Brandon LaFell is the default No. 1 receiver.
Dec 8 - 11:34 AM

Brandon LaFell (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

LaFell is coming off his most productive game, posting a 5/95/1 line on the Eagles. His knee injury shouldn't keep him out Sunday. LaFell has 16 targets over the last two weeks with A.J. Green sidelined. He's in the WR3 mix for Week 14.
Dec 7 - 5:14 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals have allowed just 17.5 points per game since their Week 9 bye.

That figure is a drastic improvement from the 23.6 ppg the Bengals allowed in eight games prior to the bye. The Bengals D/ST has forced at least one turnover and recorded at least one sack in each of the last four weeks while turning in four respectable fantasy performances. Fantasy owners should be racing to the waiver wire to acquire the Bengals D/ST (owned in 44 percent of Yahoo leagues) in preparation for a Week 14 matchup with lowly Cleveland.
Dec 7 - 4:26 PM

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

Green isn't expected to play this week against the Browns, but Week 15 might be an option.
Dec 7 - 1:14 PM

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


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