Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 3/16/19 10:34am ET
Free-agent TE Tyler Eifert (Bengals) agreed to terms on a new one-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, March 16, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Eifert has been limited to only 14 games over the last three seasons because of injuries but likely will be the starter if he is healthy for 2019. He is a risky option in fantasy leagues because of his injury history but could be a No. 2 tight end in leagues.
Tyler Kroft - TEPosted 3/11/19 2:39pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent TE Tyler Kroft plans to sign a three-year contract with the Buffalo Bills worth $18.75 million, according to a source. The deal could be worth as much as $21 million.
Huddle Up: Kroft was limited to only five games this past season because of injuries but did post 404 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017. He likely will take over as the starting tight end for the Bills and could be a No. 2 fantasy tight end.
Tyler Eifert - TEPosted 2/27/19 2:20pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent TE Tyler Eifert will have talks with the Bengals about a possible return, but director of player personnel Duke Tobin said he is not sure if Eifert will re-sign with the team.
Huddle Up: Eifert has been limited to only 14 games over the last three seasons because of injuries but has been productive when he is healthy. He could receive interest from teams if he hits the free-agent market but will be a risky fantasy option because of his injury history. He probably can be considered a No. 2 tight end next season if he finds a starting job.
John Ross - WRPosted 2/26/19 11:09am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross is being shopped around the NFL, according to sources. Ross was the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. According to NFL media insider Ian Rapoport, a fresh start will be welcomed by both parties.
Huddle Up: After Ross was held to exactly zero catches in three games as a rookie, he managed to score seven times over just 21 grabs in 2018. A change in regime may be the impetus for this move, and it will be interesting to see where he ends up in 2019. There are several teams in need of a burner, and Ross only helped his case by proving to be a capable weapon in the red zone last year. He could be as valuable as a low-tier WR2 in the right setting, but gamers should safely treat him as a WR3 or flex, depending on the size of their league.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 2/25/19 6:45pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon said he wants to be in the best shape of his career because he believes he can handle 400 carries in 2019 if needed. 'I'm trying to be in the best shape to be able to handle that load because it's not easy. I know I could do it,' said Mixon. 'You always have to expect it. Even if it doesn't happen, you have to always expect it. And I always try to do whatever I can to maximize my ability. I feel like with what I can do, I should be able to do that easily.'
Huddle Up: Mixon rushed for 1,168 yards and eight touchdowns this past season even though he missed two games. He should continue to be a focal point on offense next season and can be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 2/15/19 6:20pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) was able to begin throwing a football a couple of weeks ago.
Huddle Up: Dalton should be ready to go for the start of the season, and while he can deliver some big games against the right opponents, his overall ceiling is in the QB2 range.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 2/6/19 10:48am ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton drew praise from new Bengals head coach Zac Taylor Tuesday, Feb. 5, saying the veteran quarterback is a 'great fit' for the coaching staff's offensive system. 'I've seen Andy do all of the things we've asked (Jared Goff) to do (in Los Angeles),' Taylor said. 'He's great under center, great in play action, great on the perimeter and the nakeds (bootlegs), and he's been an accurate passer when asked to drop back.'
Huddle Up: Dalton is capable of posting a few notable stat lines with the right matchups, but gamers would be taking an unnecessary risk to make him anything more than a midrange reserve.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 2/5/19 11:21am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) has shed the walking boot he's worn since undergoing surgery on his big toe in December. Green said it will take four to five months to get range of motion back, but he is expected to be fine entering the 2019 season. Furthermore, Green is excited to learn and play in Cincinnati's new offense under new head coach Zac Taylor.
Huddle Up: The injury bug has paid Green a visit a few times over his career, but the 2018 season was especially frustrating as Green missed seven games. When healthy, Green has WR1 upside, even at 31 years old.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 1/29/19 9:30am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) said Tuesday, Jan. 29, that he hopes to be out of his walking boot in a week as he recovers from his December toe surgery. Green's recovery was estimated to be at least a four-month process when he had surgery , and he said he'll be ready when it counts. 'Whenever the first game is I'll be 100 percent,' he said. 'The first regular season game.'
Huddle Up: Green hit season career lows nearly across the board (nine games-77 targets-46 receptions-694 yards-six TDs) in 2018, but he averaged 5.6 catches, 85.9 yards and totaled six TDs over his first eight games for a top-six fantasy WR pace, and should be drafted as low-end WR1 this summer -- even at age 31 coming off a significant injury.
Andy Dalton - QBPosted 1/24/19 8:14pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has a 'number of years' left, according to director of player personnel Duke Tobin, and Tobin said the team is 'comfortable' with Dalton as the starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: With a new coaching regime coming to Cincinnati, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Bengals begin to search for their quarterback of the future sooner rather than later. That being said, Dalton should be under center in 2019, providing respectable QB2 production.
Tyler Boyd - WRPosted 1/19/19 6:46pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd's 21 receptions of 20-plus yards in 2018 were the seventh most in the NFL.
Huddle Up: Despite missing a couple of games, Boyd topped 1,000 yards for the first time in his career, emerging as a credible No. 2 option across from A.J. Green. Assuming Boyd, Green and Andy Dalton can all stay healthy in 2019, Boyd should at least deliver WR3 production for fantasy owners.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 1/19/19 7:16pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon finished fourth in the NFL with 1,168 rushing yards in 2018, running for at least 50 yards in 13 of his 14 games and topping 80 rushing yards nine times.
Huddle Up: Mixon proved he was capable of headlining the Cincinnati backfield, and the promise of a heavy workload should safely keep him in RB1 territory in 2019.
Tyler Boyd - WRPosted 1/15/19 11:59am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (knee) is about two weeks away from being fully recovered from his sprained medial collateral ligament.
Huddle Up: When they're full go, Boyd and A.J. Green form one of the best wide receiver duos in the NFL. Boyd broke out in his third season to the tune of 1,028 yards and seven touchdowns in 14 games. He's on the WR2 radar heading into the offseason.
Jeff Driskel - QBPosted 12/31/18 1:02am ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Jeff Driskel went 12-of-24 for 95 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Week 17 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was sacked four times but ran for 13 yards on two carries.
Huddle Up: Injuries to A.J. Green and later to Tyler Boyd did not help his cause, but Driskel proved to be pretty much what most people thought he was in his first extended opportunity at NFL playing time following the season-ending injury to Andy Dalton back in Week 12. Assuming he remains on the roster in 2019, he'll go back to clipboard duty.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/30/18 9:09pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon ran 13 times for 105 yards and caught his only target for two yards in Week 17 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: The 100-yard rushing effort put Mixon over 1,000 for the season, making him the first Bengal since Jeremy Hill in 2014 to reach that mark. Perhaps most impressively, the second-year back ran for over 100 yards three times in the final four games when most of the established playmakers on offense were done for the season. Although he did miss a couple of early games due to injury, Mixon showed he can be counted on to carry a heavy workload. He should be considered a low-end RB1 in drafts next season.
Alex Erickson - WRPosted 12/30/18 9:36pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Alex Erickson hauled in all six of his targets for 63 yards in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: With A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd already done for the season, it was the undrafted free agent - and not the ninth overall pick in the 2017 draft John Ross - who accounted for nearly two-thirds of the Bengals' receiving yards in the season finale. Erickson's performance in this contest speaks as much to Cincinnati's lack of depth at the position as it does anything. Erickson can be ignored for fantasy purposes in 2019 when Green and Boyd are back to 100 percent.
Tyler Boyd - WRPosted 12/27/18 11:25am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Boyd probably will miss the season finale, so he should be avoided in all fantasy leagues. John Ross and C.J. Uzomah likely will be the main targets in the passing game but would not be more than flex options.
Tyler Boyd - WRPosted 12/26/18 2:50pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Boyd missed the Week 16 game in Cleveland, so he is a risky fantasy play in the regular-season finale in Pittsburgh. Circle back around and check Friday when the official injury designations are revealed.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/23/18 1:09pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed for 68 yards on 17 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 16. He also caught two passes for 10 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Mixon has been playing well but ran into a tough Browns defense this week. He will continue to be a main part of the Bengals offense and can be a No. 2 fantasy running back next week.
Jeff Driskel - QBPosted 12/23/18 1:07pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals QB Jeff Driskel went 13-for-19 for 133 yards and two touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns in Week 16. He also rushed for 21 yards on five carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Driskel has been held to under 200 yards in each of his last three games but does have four touchdowns and only one interception during that span. He should not be a starting option next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
C.J. Uzomah - TEPosted 12/23/18 1:23pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah caught four passes for 49 yards and one touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in Week 16.
Huddle Up: He has been targeted at least five times in five of the last six games but has recorded at least 50 yards in only one game this season. He should have a favorable matchup next week and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 12/23/18 1:13pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard caught two passes for zero yards against the Cleveland Browns in Week 16. He did not receive any carries during the game.
Huddle Up: He has received under 10 touches in six of the last seven games and has gone seven games without a touchdown. Owners in all leagues can avoid Bernard next week.
John Ross - WRPosted 12/23/18 1:25pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross caught one pass for three yards and one touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Ross has been targeted 10 times over the last two games but has only recorded two catches and nine yards during that span. He does have five touchdowns in the last seven games but should only be considered a flex option for desperate owners in deeper leagues.
Brian Hill - RBPosted 12/23/18 5:56pm ET
Atlanta Falcons RB Brian Hill rushed eight times for 115 yards, including a game-long 60-yard scamper, in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Hill was filling in for Ito Smith, who is done for the season, and Tevin Coleman who injured his groin in this game. Hill could be a sleeper fantasy option in deeper seasonal leagues and DFS play heading into Week 17 in Tampa.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/21/18 9:40am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (thigh, wrist) participated in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is not listed on the team's Week 16 injury report.
Huddle Up: Mixon is coming off the first back-to-back 100-yard games of his career and has scored three TDs during those two games, making him a low-end RB1 starter in all formats this week.
John Ross - WRPosted 12/21/18 11:29am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Ross probably will be in the starting lineup this week with Tyler Boyd out of the lineup. He has some fantasy value because of his touchdown potential, but owners in most leagues should be able to find better options.
Tyler Boyd - WRPosted 12/20/18 9:22am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (knee) was absent from practice Thursday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: It would not be a shock if Boyd didn't play this weekend, or even next weekend. If he were to miss the game then John Ross would become a flex candidate. Looking deeper, Alex Erickson would be a deep league flex option in PPR leagues. He's more valuable in return yardage scoring formats.
John Ross - WRPosted 12/20/18 11:20am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Ross may see more targets in the passing game if Tyler Boyd is not able to play. He has posted at least 50 yards in only one game this season but does have four touchdowns in the last six games. He will be facing a tough Cleveland Browns secondary and probably can be avoided in most leagues.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/20/18 11:18am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (thigh, wrist) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Mixon should be able to play in Week 16 as long as he does not suffer a setback. He has rushed for at least 80 yards in each of the last four games and should be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues despite the tough matchup.
Joe Mixon - RBPosted 12/19/18 1:21pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (wrist) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19 due to a wrist ailment.
Huddle Up: Mixon is coming off a career high in rushing yardage last week, and it's likely he plays in this one despite the fact the Bengals are all but out of the AFC playoff picture. Still, double check on Friday when the official injury designations come out to make sure he is trending in the right direction.
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