Cincinnati Bengals news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:40 -0800
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.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:44:36 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (knee), DE Margus Hunt (ankle), OG Mike Pollak (knee) and OT Andrew Whitworth (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 20. RB Cedric Peerman (hip) and CB Terence Newman (knee) and DE Wallace Gilberry (back) were limited during practice, while OT Andre Smith (ankle) and OG Kevin Zeitler (calf) fully participated in practice.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:43:55 -0800
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.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:59:26 -0800
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.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:05:12 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill is likely to get a bulk of the carries in Week 12 against the Houston Texans, according to beat writer Geoff Hobson, despite the return of RB Giovani Bernard (clavicle, hip). Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson indicated Wednesday, Nov. 19, that Bernard will be eased back into the process.
Fantasy Tip: If you're trying to decide between Bernard and Hill for FantasyScore purposes, Hill is the better play at $5,800 (or 11.6 percent of the cap). He is cheap than Bernard ($6,800 or 13.6 percent of the cap), and he is expected to see more touches.
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.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:13:17 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (knee), LB Wallace Gilberry (back), DE Margus Hunt (ankle) and CB Terence Newman (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. RB Cedric Peerman (hip) and OG Kevin Zeitler (calf) were limited during practice, while OT Andre Smith (ankle) fully participated in practice.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:12:43 -0800
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.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:49:58 -0800
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.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:05:53 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals QB A.J. McCarron (shoulder) returned to practice Tuesday, Nov. 18, but he is still on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list. McCarron's 21-day window begins Tuesday where he can practice with the team without counting on the active roster. He can be activated at any point during that window.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:54:46 -0800
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:44:03 -0800
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.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:09:09 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 16 of his 22 pass attempts for 220 yards and three touchdowns in Week 11 against the New Orleans Saints, posting a career-high passer rating of 143.9 in the process. He credited former Bengals QB Boomer Esiason for a conversation earlier in the week. "He said, 'Go play your game'," Dalton said Sunday, Nov. 16. "'Get this thing going. Don't let that Thursday game mean anything. Get everyone going because we're talented'. It meant a lot to me. I'm glad he reached out. He's somebody I can talk to."
Fantasy Tip: It also helped that A.J. Green looked to be 100 percent for the first time since returning from his injury a couple of weeks ago, and facing the leaky pass defense of the New Orleans Saints doesn't hurt either. Dalton and the Bengals face the Houston Texans and their 29th-ranked pass defense in Week 12, so FantasyScore owners will be hot on Dalton's trail next Sunday.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:08:35 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green was challenged by offensive coordinator Hue Jackson this week. He responded by posting six receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown. "Coach Hue wanted me to get back to the old A.J. Be great. Dominate my man every play," Green said Sunday, Nov. 16. "Nobody has said that to me in a long time. I took that to heart. I came out there and worked my butt off last week and it showed today."
Fantasy Tip: Green admitted he hadn't been the same since returning from his toe injury a couple of weeks ago, but today he certainly looked like the fantasy standout we've come to expect. In Week 12, Green faces a Houston Texans pass defense which entered Sunday ranked 29th, so FantasyScore owners will want to remember him next Sunday.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:07:52 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals CB Leon Hall (Achilles') left the Week 11 game against the New Orleans Saints due to an Achilles' injury. He was healthy enough to return, but the coaching staff wanted Hall to rest his injury.
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