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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.

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


Bengals | Jeremy Hill finding stride

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:05:04 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill is on pace for a total of 152 carries, while RB Giovani Bernard is on pace for 328 carries. The most runs in franchise history by two backs is 405, set in 2000. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson isn't outing any particular numbers out there for carries, and said it goes from series to series who will see the ball. He said that is why he calls plays from the sidelines, so he can sense the ebb and flow of the game.

Fantasy Tip: Hill has emerged as a solid low-end RB2 or flex play in weekly leagues, and he is a solid mid-level option in FantasyScore daily play as well. While he sees a fraction of the carries as Bernard, he also turns in great production when given the chance.

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


Bengals | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:55:12 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion), RB Rex Burkhead (knee), OG Mike Pollak (knee), LB Sean Porter (hamstring), DT Brandon Thompson (knee), OT Andrew Whitworth (knee), OG Kevin Zeitler (calf), WR Marvin Jones (foot) and TE Alex E. Smith (biceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. SS Shawn Williams (groin) was limited during practice.

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Bengals | Vontaze Burfict has a concussion

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:03:44 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) was diagnosed with a concussion Wednesday, Sept. 17, and did not participate in practice.

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Bengals | Chris Lewis-Harris added to active roster

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:26:39 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals CB Chris Lewis-Harris was added to the team's active roster Wednesday, Sept. 17.

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Bengals | A.J. Green to miss practice

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:13:06 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) will sit out practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, but will try to practice Thursday, Sept. 18. He said he hopes to be able to play Week 3. He said his injury is like turf toe but not as bad. He is not worried about the injury lingering.

Fantasy Tip: Green will try to get ready for the game this week, but the team could consider holding him out since they have a Week 4 bye, which would give him two weeks of rest. Owners will need to monitor his practice participation this week. Green costs $7,900 on FantasyScore and is a risk since his status for Week 3 is uncertain at this point.

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


Bengals | Ryan Otten released

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:04:36 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Ryan Otten was released from the practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 16.

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Bengals | Emmett Cleary signs

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:02:00 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals signed free-agent OT Emmett Cleary (Raiders) to their practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 16.

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Bengals | Alex Smith to IR

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:04 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Alex E. Smith (biceps) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Sept. 16.

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Bengals | Re-sign Kevin Brock

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:32:00 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed TE Kevin Brock Tuesday, Sept. 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson


Bengals | Andy Dalton staying upright

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:42:29 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has not been hit once on 63 dropbacks so far this season.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton has had two nice performances this season and will look to continue his play against the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. Dalton is a solid option to start this week and could be a sleeper if his cost is low enough on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Chris Mortensen


Bengals | Chris Lewis-Harris returns

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:22:36 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals CB Chris Lewis-Harris has returned to team activities Monday, Sept. 15, after serving a two-game suspension. The team has until Wednesday, Sept. 17, to add him to the active roster.

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Bengals | No timetable for two injured players

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:33:14 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals OG Kevin Zeitler (calf) and DT Brandon Thompson (knee) are not expected to miss the rest of the season, but there is no timetable for their return.

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


Bengals | A.J. Green's injury minor

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:21:44 -0700

Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (foot) underwent an MRI on his injury, which came back negative. If he is not able to play Week 3, he should be ready after the team's Week 4 bye.

Fantasy Tip: This is good news for Green and his owners. Owners should monitor his practice participation during the week to see if he is able to play Week 3. Green may not be the best option on FantasyScore this upcoming week because of his uncertain status.

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


Bengals | A.J. Green has foot strain

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:56:10 -0700

Updating earlier reports, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (foot) has a strained ligament in his foot, as opposed to the original diagnosis of turf toe. It's unclear whether it's an aggravation of the injury that caused him to miss practice Thursday, Sept. 11, or if it's a new injury.

Fantasy Tip: Green's status for Week 3 is unclear. As previously stated, Mohamed Sanu's value rises to a good WR3 option for the upcoming week, even if Green plays.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio


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