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Giovani Bernard

Cincinnati Bengals
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Bengals | Jeremy Hill the better second-half back

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:03:34 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill is averaging 4.8 yards per carry in the second half of games this year, and RB Giovani Bernard is averaging 2.8 yards per carry in the second half of games.

Fantasy Tip: Hill ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) is set to start for the Bengals in Week 15, and his tendency to improve in the second half of games makes him an intriguing play at FantasyScore in what will likely be an expanded role.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Coley Harvey

Bengals | Jeremy Hill to start in Week 15

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:44:33 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill will be the starting running back over RB Giovani Bernard for the team's Week 15 game against the Cleveland Browns. The Bengals have used a tandem approach with Hill and Bernard otherwise, with the two backs often alternating series. Bernard's snap counts have been near equal to Hill's in the last three weeks after returning from injury. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson favors a one-back system. "I'm used to having one guy kind of dominate some carries because, in order for backs to be really good, they've got to get lathered up to play," Jackson said. "You've got to get a feel for the game."

Fantasy Tip: Hill ($5,300) is the team leader in rushing this year with Bernard missing some time to injury earlier this year. Hill now becomes a much safer play at FantasyScore for his price against the Cleveland Browns, while you should look to avoid Bernard ($5,900) at a slightly higher price.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Cole Harvey

Bengals | Cincy RBs likely 50-50 again

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 09:20:23 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RBs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill are likely to have a 50-50 split again in Week 14 Sunday, Dec. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard's ($6,900; 13.8% of your cap) salary is still quite prohibitive on FantasyScore. Hill ($5,300; 10.6%) is at a better price point, but we'd probably look elsewhere.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Giovani Bernard to start

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:30:41 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (clavicle, hip) will be the starting running back for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard missed several weeks because of injury but will be able to play in Week 12. His role for the game is uncertain, but there is a chance that he could be limited during the game. Bernard costs $6,800 on FantasyScore, which may be too expensive for some owners.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard probable

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:34:38 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip, clavicle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is probable for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard is fully healthy but will lose some carries to Jeremy Hill. Bernard will cost $6,800 in FantasyScore this week, which may be a bit much for his first week back. There may be safer options out there for that price.

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Bengals | Jeremy Hill forecasted for more

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:40 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill will be the leader in a 65-35 split of the carries with RB Giovani Bernard in Week 12, in the opinion of beat writer Paul Dehner Jr.

Fantasy Tip: Hill ($5,800; 11.6% of your cap) is a solid play this week on FantasyScore as a flex option. Bernard ($6,800; 13.6%) should be avoided until he becomes a bigger part of the offense.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Giovani Bernard practices in full

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:43:55 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (clavicle, hip) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard looks like he will be able to play in Week 12 but may lose some of his usual carries to Jeremy Hill since Hill played well while Bernard was out. Bernard costs $6,800 on FantasyScore, which may be too expensive for his first game back.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard practicing

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:59:26 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (clavicle, hip) is participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard has a good chance to play in Week 12 but may share work with Jeremy Hill if he is active for the game. Bernard has an expensive price tag of $6,800 on FantasyScore and may not be an option for some owners this week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Cole Harvey

Bengals | Trying to keep Giovani Bernard healthy

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:04:08 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (clavicle, hip) will be eased back into the lineup, offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said Wednesday, Nov. 19. "I think we've got to work him back into our process and how we do things. What will determined that is just how fast and how we think he is ready to go," Jackson said.

Fantasy Tip: Jeremy Hill has done a great job in Bernard's absence, making it easier for the team to keep the training wheels on Bernard as long as necessary. For FantasyScore purposes, avoid Bernard at $6,800 (or 13.6 percent of the cap) until he is 100 percent and playing without restrictions.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard limited

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:12:43 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (clavicle, hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard appears to be on track in Week 12, but owners should continue to monitor his status. Bernard costs $6,800 on FantasyScore, which may be too expensive for some owners since he may be limited during the game.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard practicing

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:49:58 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) is participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard appears to have a chance to play in Week 12, but owners will need to continue to monitor his practice participation. Bernard could share work with Jeremy Hill if he is able to play this week. Bernard costs $6,800 on FantasyScore, which may be too expensive if he has a limited role during the game.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard may practice

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:44:03 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) may be able to participate in practice this week, but head coach Marvin Lewis said the team will wait to see if he is able to return to the field.

Fantasy Tip: Jeremy Hill has been playing well as the starting running back, but Bernard may be able to regain the starting job if he is able to play. Bernard will have to participate in practice if he wants a chance to play in Week 12, so owners may want to hold him out of their lineups until his status becomes clearer.

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Bengals | Week 11 Inactives

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:48:05 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals have declared OT Andre Smith, DL Devon Still, RB Giovani Bernard, WR Greg Little, OT Tanner Hawkinson, CB Terence Newman, LB Vontaze Burfict inactive for Week 11.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard ruled out

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:47:20 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) has been ruled out for the team's Week 11 game.

Fantasy Tip: Jeremy Hill will get the majority of the work for the Bengals, and has a nice FantasyScore price of $5,400 (10.8% of cap). Hill should have a nice return on that investment.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard not practicing

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:23:08 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) is not practicing Friday, Nov. 14.

Fantasy Tip: This doesn't look good for Bernard's chances to play in Week 11. Jeremy Hill ($5,400 salary, 10.8% of cap in FantasyScore) is looking like a more attractive RB2 daily fantasy option, with RB1 upside, against the New Orleans Saints. They've been gashed by running backs for much of the year.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard sitting out

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:14:33 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Jeremy Hill likely will receive another start since it looks like Bernard will not be able to play. Hill costs $5,400 on FantasyScore and could be a good starting option against the New Orleans Saints.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard expected to be out

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:13:58 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) is expected to miss Week 11 with a hip injury.

Fantasy Tip: Jeremy Hill will see the majority work out of the Bengals' backfield again. He could be a steal at just $5,400 on FantasyScore in a nice matchup with the New Orleans Saints.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard to miss practice

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11:50 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard probably will miss the team's Week 11 game if he is not able to practice, so Jeremy Hill could receive another start. Hill costs $5,400 on FantasyScore and could be a No. 2 running back or flex option for owners.

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Bengals | Week 10 Inactives

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:00:23 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals have declared OT Andre Smith, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, RB Giovani Bernard, CB Leon Hall, LB Rey Maualuga, LB Vontaze Burfict, DL Will Clarke inactive for Week 10.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard may be out longer

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:34:50 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip), who won't play in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns Thursday, Nov. 6, could be out longer. RB Jeremy Hill will continue to be involved when Bernard returns, as well.

Fantasy Tip: Plan to be without Bernard ($6,900) for some time. Hill ($5,700), who was a great option at FantasyScore last weekend, should carry that momentum with him against the Browns on a short week. The Browns have been generous to the running back position for much of the year.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard out tonight

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:00:33 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) will not play in the Week 10 game Thursday, Nov. 6, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

Fantasy Tip: Jeremy Hill ($5,700; 11.4% of your cap) is a great RB2 on FantasyScore this week.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard listed as doubtful

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:06:26 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (clavicle, hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 5, and is listed as doubtful for Week 10.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard likely will not play this week, so Jeremy Hill should receive a second straight start. Hill costs $5,700 on FantasyScore and could be a fine No. 2 running back or flex option for owners.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard misses practice again

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:07:32 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip, shoulder) missed practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Nov. 4, and he's unlikely to play in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns Thursday, Nov. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Plan to be without Bernard for the second straight week. Jeremy Hill ($5,700), who had a big game in Bernard's absence last week, will likely be a popular FantasyScore lineup fixture even with his price going up.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | Giovani Bernard misses practice

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:45:38 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip, clavicle) did not practice Monday, Nov. 3.

Fantasy Tip: The short week doesn't do Bernard any favors, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him miss the team's Week 10 game against Cleveland Thursday, Nov. 6. If Bernard sits, Jeremy Hill ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) should make a great bargain play at FantasyScore.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard likely out Week 10

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:39:16 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) is unlikely to play in Week 10 Thursday, Nov. 6, in the opinion of beat writer Paul Dehner Jr.

Fantasy Tip: Jeremy Hill should be a high-end RB2 on FantasyScore against the Cleveland Browns.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard's job safe

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:21:50 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) has zero chance of losing his starting job after RB Jeremy Hill's big game in Week 9, according to beat writer Coley Harvey.

Fantasy Tip: Hill could be more involved, but Bernard will continue to be a high-end RB2 on FantasyScore.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard is out

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 08:48:21 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) is inactive for the Week 9 game Sunday, Nov. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Jeremy Hill ($3,700; 7.4% of your cap) is a premium flex play on FantasyScore today.

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Bengals | Week 9 Inactives

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 08:43:50 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals have declared WR Dane Sanzenbacher, CB Darqueze Dennard, RB Giovani Bernard, OG Kevin Zeitler, LB Rey Maualuga, LB Vontaze Burfict, DL Will Clarke inactive for Week 9.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard uncertain for Week 10

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:11:01 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard's (hip) status for Week 10 is uncertain since the game is on Thursday, Nov. 6, and the team will take a wait-and-see approach with him, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. Bernard has already been ruled out for Week 9.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard would be dealing with a short week next week, so owners will need to see if Bernard is able to practice next week. Jeremy Hill likely would receive most of the work if Bernard misses a second game.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard ruled out

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:35:07 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) has been ruled out for Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a hip pointer injury.

Fantasy Tip: With Bernard out, Jeremy Hill ($3,700; 7.4% of cap) becomes an excellent investment at FantasyScore. Rex Burkhead could also be involved in the backfield, but that's only if you're willing to scrape the bottom of the barrel.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard unlikely to go

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:05:20 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip, shoulder) is unlikely to play in Week 9.

Fantasy Tip: Jeremy Hill ($3,700; 7.4% of cap) thrusts into a premium buy on FantasyScore this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Giovani Bernard does not practice

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:16:28 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip, shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 30.

Fantasy Tip: If Bernard is not able to go, then Jeremy Hill would get most of the work in Week 9, and is a nice play in FantasyScore with a price of $3,700 (7.4% of cap). Check back as the week goes on to see if he is able to get any work in on the practice field.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | Giovani Bernard could sit Sunday

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:54:17 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip, shoulder) has a hip pointer and clavicle which is bothering him and he could miss the Week 9 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to beat writer Richard Skinner. The team has a quick turnaround with a game Thursday, Nov. 6, in Week 10.

Fantasy Tip: Check back on Bernard's status Friday when the official injury report comes out. If Bernard is sidelined, Jeremy Hill would be a slam-dunk play in FantasyScore at $3,700 (or 7.4 percent of the cap).

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Richard Skinner

Bengals | Giovani Bernard not practicing

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:22:04 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to see if he is able to practice later in the week and has a chance to play in Week 9. Bernard has a price of $6,900 on FantasyScore and is a solid option if he plays since he produces in the running and passing game. Jeremy Hill would start if Bernard is not able to play and could be a good sleeper option at $3,700 on FantasyScore.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard injured hip

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:31:33 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) suffered a right hip injury in Week 8 and is considered questionable to return.

Fantasy Tip: The severity of the injury is not known, so owners will need to look for an update in the next day or so. Jeremy Hill could start if Bernard misses any games and could be a good No. 2 running back or flex option if he starts.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard will play

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:16:14 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ribs) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 24, and is probable for Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard ($6,900; 13.8% of cap) will play against the Ravens, and he could be used more in the passing game with A.J. Green (toe) still out.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard still limited

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:43:33 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ribs) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard should be well enough to play against the Baltimore Ravens. Bernard was shut down last week and faces another tough matchup in the Ravens run D.

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Bengals | Limited practice for Giovani Bernard

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:37:55 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ribs) was listed as limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard took a big hit in Week 7. The extent of his injury isn't known, but it's a good sign he was limited early in the week. At a cost of $6,900 (13.8% of cap) at FantasyScore this weekend, it might be tough for him to return you a profit against a Baltimore Ravens run defense that has been stout this year.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard has big stat line

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:26:01 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard carried 18 times for 137 yards in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers, including a career-long 89-yard rushing touchdown. He also chipped in with four receptions for 20 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard, Mohamed Sanu and Jermaine Gresham all saw an increase in targets to make up for the absence of A.J. Green. The star receiver is expected to sit again next week, so Bernard could see more responsibilities.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | Giovani Bernard returns to game

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:23:39 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (shoulder) checked back into the game in overtime of the Week 6 game against the Carolina Panthers after leaving earlier with a shoulder injury.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard may return

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:03:36 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (shoulder) is expected to return to the team's Week 6 game after missing time with a shoulder injury.

Fantasy Tip: It appears like Bernard is only dealing with a minor injury, but owners should look for any updates after the game. Bernard should be in starting lineups if he is healthy enough to play in Week 7.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard suffers injury

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:28:35 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (shoulder) left the team's Week 6 game early because of a right shoulder injury and is considered questionable to return.

Fantasy Tip: The severity of Bernard's injury is not known at this time, so owners will need to look for updates in the next day or two. Jeremy Hill probably would start if Bernard misses any games and could be a sleeper option to start in fantasy leagues.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard makes big play

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:46:53 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed for an 89-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the team's Week 6 game.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard entered the season as one of the top running backs entering drafts and has not disappointed. Bernard should be a weekly start since he helps in the running and passing game.

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Bengals | RB tandem might be asked to do more

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 21:46:14 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RBs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill might be asked to do more in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers if WR A.J. Green (toe) is unable to play. "Never out of weapons," offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said Wednesday, Oct. 8. "We'll put somebody else up in there and let's go."

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard-Jeremy Hill tandem impressing

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:11:48 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RBs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill have formed an impressive backfield tandem under offensive coordinator Hue Jackson so far after two games. Bernard is on pace for 328 carries and Hill is on pace for 152. Bernard and Hill combined for 164 yards on 42 carries in the Week 2 win over the Atlanta Falcons. "Both guys are showing they can not only run it, but they also have the ability to catch it and they not only can catch it, but they can make runs after the catch. Their creativity is a key factor in what's been going on. When you have weapons where anytime a guy can get the ball and they can take it to the house, it makes you feel good," former running backs coach Jim Anderson said.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard and Hill could both have big days again in Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans defense. Bernard is the lead back and will cost more at FantasyScore ($7,900; 15.8% of cap), which will make Hill ($5,500) more of a bargain most weeks.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard leads explosive duo

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:07:16 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is on pace for 328 carries, while rookie RB Jeremy Hill is ticketed for 152 for a total of 480. That would be the most by two Bengals backs in a single season, shattering the previous record of 405, set in 2000. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson isn't estimating how many carries each will get on a given day, and said Wednesday, Sept. 17, that is varies from series to series. He calls plays on the sidelines rather than up in the booth so he can sense the ebb and flow of the game. "It's the way things unfold. But Gio is the starting tailback on this football team. So at the end of the day, he's going to get some chances that maybe everybody else doesn't get until he proves he can't or the other guy proves that he's better," Jackson said.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard is the lead dog in a talented backfield, a problem Cincinnati is likely happy to have. Bernard ($7900 or 15.8 percent of salary) will cost you a pretty penny, but he is also averaging 22.5 fantasy points per game as opposed to Hill ($5500 or 11.0 percent of salary), but just 9.8 fantasy points per game. Bernard is the better value, even at a more expensive price.

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Bengals | Jeremy Hill sees limited work

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:50:21 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill only played 10 offensive snaps in Week 1. RB Giovani Bernard played 57 snaps in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Hill was expected to be used more and could be in the future. However, he's a questionable flex option at this point. Bernard is a mid-to-low RB1 option at the right price on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Giovani Bernard to be fed more

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:18:29 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard will likely see more touches than RB Jeremy Hill in Week 1, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

Fantasy Tip: The fact that this question was even asked bodes well for Hill. Bernard checks in at $6,700 on FantasyScore as a weak RB1 this weekend in Baltimore. Hill is priced at $4,300, and he is an interesting flex option for bargain shoppers this week.

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Bengals | Jeremy Hill could have big role in running game

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:20:34 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill could split carries with RB Giovani Bernard this upcoming season and receive over 200 carries, in the opinion of Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Hill will have a solid role in the offense even though he will not be a starter. Most owners should view Hill as more of No. 4 running back with upside entering drafts, but Hill will have more value than just a handcuff to Bernard.

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Bengals | Giovani Bernard to be used early and often

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:45:10 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is expected to be utilized early and often in 2014. One beat writer expects 230 carries and 70 receptions.

Fantasy Tip: Bernard is a good RB2 in standard formats and could creep into RB1 status in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.