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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:34:39 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 07:43:59 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (thumb) admitted he has played with a broken thumb since Week 2.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 10:57:25 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden wants to limit RB Giovani Bernard's workload in the second half of the season in order to keep him fresh and healthy. In the last four games, RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has 60 touches to 52 for Bernard. "To say we're going to give the ball to Gio 25 times each week is kind of unrealistic," Gruden said. "He needs spelling. He needs a bigger back in there like BenJarvus to take 10, 12, 15 carries a game."
Fantasy Tip: Expect the status quo to continue in Cincy as far as touches are split between these two backs. Bernard's currrent workload is enough to make him fantasy-relevant on a weekly basis, but don't expect him to become the bell-cow running back suddenly over the Law Firm.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:49:04 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness) was removed from the injury report Thursday, Oct. 17.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:02:23 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:25:06 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and is probable for Week 4.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Green-Ellis is a full go for Week 4. Green-Ellis is still technically listed as Cincy's lead back, but expect Giovani Bernard to continue to cut into his workload. Consider the Law Firm a No. 3 RB or flex moving forward.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:27:57 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:27:34 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Fantasy Tip: This appears to be a new injury for the Law Firm, but one that probably isn't very serious. Still, this doesn't help his cause, as Giovani Bernard is expected to start cutting into his share of the workload more often as the season progresses.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 08:01:03 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis had 10 rushes for 29 yards and a touchdown in Week 3, while RB Giovani Bernard had 10 carries for 50 yards and a score. Bernard also pitched in four catches for 49 yards.
Fantasy Tip: We feel Bernard elevated himself even more in Week 3, and he has proven to be more effective than Green-Ellis. Bernard has the edge right now in fantasy value. Green-Ellis will still get looks, but his grip on the featured role has vanished.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 06:49:53 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard's role is expected to grow in the offense. Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said Bernard and BenJarvus Green-Ellis should be closer to a 50-50 split in the coming weeks. Gruden feels more comfortable opening the playbook more now that he knows Bernard can handle pass protection.
Fantasy Tip: We alluded to this earlier in the week, and it looks like Green-Ellis' stock is decreasing. Bernard should be owned in most formats, and he could potentially take over as the featured back before the season ends.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 06:17:59 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard had eight rushes for 38 yards and a touchdown and also scored on a 27-yard reception in Week 2.
Fantasy Tip: We could start to see Bernard take more action away from BenJarvus Green-Ellis. BGE ran 22 times for 75 yards in Week 2 after amassing 25 yards in Week 1. Bernard is simply too dynamic for the team to ignore at this point.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:47:45 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden hinted before training camp that there might be an equal distribution of carries between RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Giovani Bernard, but that is unlikely to happen. The team has been impressed by Bernard, but they're not ready to reduce Green-Ellis' role.
Fantasy Tip: Green-Ellis averaged 92.8 rushing yards per game over the final six regular season games in 2012, and they plan to use him as their closer in games. The plan is contingent upon Bernard producing big plays, especially in the passing game, keeping Green-Ellis fresh for later in contests.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:23:53 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden indicated RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Giovani Bernard could evenly split carries this season. The team likes Bernard's ability to catch passes out of the backfield.
Fantasy Tip: Green-Ellis got nearly 75 percent of the carries last season but the team is looking for more of a committee approach at running back. Green-Ellis and Bernard should be seen as No. 3 fantasy running backs, but Bernard could have more upside.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 09:40:22 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals running backs coach Hue Jackson preferred RB Giovani Bernard over RBs Le'Veon Bell, Montee Ball and Eddie Lacy in this year's draft because of Bernard's speed and versatility. Bernard was used as a wide receiver in spring practices, in addition to his rushing duties. "He's so natural catching the ball. He can catch it like a receiver," Jackson said. "I knew he could catch it really well, but I wouldn't be surprised if he could go out there and line up outside and catch balls like some other guys can because he has that skill set."
Fantasy Tip: Bernard is an intriguing fantasy football rookie, and he should steal a decent amount of touches away from BenJarvus Green-Ellis as a change-of-pace back in Cincy's explosive offense. He's worthy of a late-round flier pick as a handcuff to the Law Firm, and Bernard should retain more value in point-per-reception leagues.
Wed, 15 May 2013 16:04:03 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is expected to play a key role in the team's offense this year, and he said he's excited to share the backfield with RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis. "I think it's more so a complementary kind of thing," Bernard said. "I think we are both going to help each other out. I definitely had a chance to talk to him, and he's the leader of that pack, he's the leader of the guys. I'm going to be following his footsteps, so I'm going to do whatever I can to help him. He's going to help me."
Fantasy Tip: Expect both Bernard and Green-Ellis to compete for the primary role in training camp. How much Bernard plays in his rookie season will likely depend on how well he can pass protect. If he earns significant carries, he could be an RB4 in an offense that should be plenty explosive through the air, which will open up running lanes inside.
Mon, 06 May 2013 05:11:06 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis is expected to see the most carries this season. It would also be a surprise if both RBs Bernard Scott and Giovani Bernard made the team.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:07:57 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis said he is in favor of the new rule involving the crown of players' helmets but is not sure how it will be officiated. "I'm all for the safety part of it. I just don't know how they're going to call it," Green-Ellis said. "They're putting a lot on the referees. That's to be played out. That's what the preseason is for and that type of stuff." He said he does not think the rule will impact him much because he does not lead with his helmet while running.
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:49:46 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said he believes RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis would be fine with sharing carries with a change-of-pace back. "BenJarvus would probably welcome it," Gruden said. "It takes some carries off of him. Some guys want the ball every single play, but some guys like to get that rest and come out and have that change of pace guy. It would be nice. RB Cedric Peerman proved he could possibly be that guy. He had some big runs against Oakland and other teams. Maybe he'll step up in that role next year."
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:07:42 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) is still recovering from the hamstring injury he suffered in Week 17.
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:00:26 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis had a good, but not great, season, but offensive coordinator Jay Gruden feels his team lacked a speedy "gamebreaker" at running back. The team would like to find a speed back to complement Green-Ellis, and Gruden points to the draft. "We do probably need some kind of pace-changer, game-changer, speed, some breakaway-type thing," Gruden said.
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 11:16:12 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 4, and is listed as probable for the Wild Card playoff game.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:42:25 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 3.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 11:56:30 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 08:33:33 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 05:35:15 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said the team plans on running the football in their Wild Card playoff game, even if RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) is out of the lineup. "We're going to prepare to run the ball like we do every week and hopefully BenJarvus is healthy," Gruden said. "He's got a little twinge right now, but it looks like he's going to be fine. It will be important to us ... We have other backs also that can run the ball. We're not going to change our plan at all. It never varies. We have a good run plan going in, but Houston's a good run defense as we all know. It's going to be important to try to force the issue."
Tue, 01 Jan 2013 11:29:52 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Jan. 1, but did do some running on the side.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 17:49:13 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB Brian Leonard was the team's leading rusher in Week 17 with 10 carries for 34 yards, getting the bulk of the work with RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) injured during pre-game warm-ups. If Green-Ellis cannot go in the AFC Wild Card game against the Houston Texans, Leonard and RB Cedric Peerman appear in line to carry the load.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 17:48:35 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Cincinnati Bengals are concerned about the status of RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) heading into the playoffs. He injured his hamstring in pre-game warm-ups and did not play in Week 17 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:43:55 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during pregame warmups and is not expected to play in Week 17.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:09:45 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 28, and is probable for Week 17.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:48:45 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:54:05 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has amassed five rushes for at least 20 yards over his last four games, which is tied for most in the NFL during that span. His 197 yards after contact over the last four games ranks second in the league.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 17:40:03 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis carried 12 times for 89 yards in the Week 14 game against the Dallas Cowboys, just missing out on his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing performance. Green-Ellis did go over 100 total yards from scrimmage thanks to his three grabs for 13 yards, but he was also held out of the end zone.
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 16:31:12 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis went over 100 rushing yards for the third consecutive game in Week 13 against the San Diego Chargers. He finished with 25 carries for 118 rushing yards, while adding four receptions for 14 yards. He is the first Bengals RB to record three straight 100-yard performances since former RB Corey Dillon accomplished the feat in 1999.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:40:35 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is listed as probable for Week 13.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:10:15 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has been pleasantly surprised with RB Cedric Peerman this year as he has become a change-of-pace-back to RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Gruden acknowledged that he gave up on the running game too quickly early in the season thanks to injuries to RBs Bernard Scott (knee) and Green-Ellis (foot). "We did have some question marks, no doubt about it. That was a concern where I kind of aborted the run idea a little bit early in some games when I probably shouldn't have," Gruden said. "Now I'm glad it's going well. A lot more things will open up because of it."
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 14:17:42 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 129 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries in Week 12 against the Oakland Raiders.
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:36:10 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 101 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 11.
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 05:19:00 -0800
Since entering the league in 2010, none of San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews' 475 carries have gone for 40 or more yards, his longest being 39. During that span, Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis and New York Jets RB Shonn Greene are the only other running backs in the league with 300 or more carries without a 40-yard gain.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:42:39 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 9, and is probable for Week 10.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:01:55 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 8.
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:36:52 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:43:40 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is having a difficult time living up to his rookie season performance, but his sophomore slump isn't all his fault. It is an organizational second-year swoon. The addition of RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has not upgraded the ground game, and the team failed to pick up a No. 2 receiver in free agency or the first couple of rounds of the draft. "Andy has continued to progress," head coach Marvin Lewis said. "We need to continue to play well around Andy. We have to make sure we get to right spots for him so he can deliver the football."
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:13:58 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis carried 18 times for 69 yards in Week 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fantasy Tip: Green-Ellis has now failed to score a touchdown in four straight games dating back to Week 3, and he has yet to produce a 100-yard game. He remains more of a low-end RB2 or 'flex' play at this point. However, fantasy owners will need to make alternate plans with the Bengals on a bye in Week 8.
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 05:39:44 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis ranks ninth in the AFC in rushing; however, he has also been lacking in consistent big gains. Green-Ellis has 17 carries of five yards or more, which is 12 less than what former starting RB Cedric Benson had at this point last season. Only four have been for 10 yards or more while Benson had double that in 2011.
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 05:35:56 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has fumbled on three of his last 28 touches, an area of concern for the team. "It's very uncharacteristic of him. It's not in his history. It's not in his DNA. But sometimes they happen," offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said. "Obviously coach (Jim) Anderson's on him, we're on him, he's on himself and hopefully it doesn't continue. It can't continue because obviously he's a feature back. It can't continue or he won't be a feature back."
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 20:31:22 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis carried 26 times for 82 yards in the Week 4 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he added two receptions for 12 yards. Green-Ellis fumbled twice, losing one at the 1-yard line of the Jaguars. The fumble was his second in 22 carries over the past two games. He had never lost a fumble in his first five seasons with the New England Patriots.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 20:01:58 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis carried 17 times for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Week 3 game against the Washington Redskins. Green-Ellis also lost a fumble.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 18:30:51 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis carried 21 times for 75 yards in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns, and he added 30 yards on three receptions. While he didn't find the end zone this week, he is averaging exactly 100.0 yards per game from scrimmage through two weeks.
Sat, 15 Sep 2012 06:02:21 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB Bernard Scott (hand) has a good chance of playing in Week 2. If Scott plays, he will share carries with RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis.