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Who should you be looking to add to your fantasy team from the Bengals this season?" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteCincy Junglea Cincinnati Bengals communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibraryBengalsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections #BITESIZEFilm RoomRoster Transactions and ContractsOrange & Black InsiderSalary Cap And CBAFantasy Football: Early outlook for the Bengals’ offenseNew Jeff Driskel Jersey ,1commentWho should you be looking to add to your fantasy team from the Bengals this season?EDTShareTweetShareShareFantasy Football: Early outlook for the Bengals’ offensePhoto by Sean M. Haffey/Getty ImagesTeams are finally hitting the field for practice, which means one thing. Fantasy football is quickly approaching. We’re going to take a close look at how this offseason has impacted expectations for Bengals’ players in fantasy, as the Bengals roster is essentially complete at this point. We will obviously see plenty of names get cut, but for the most part, we can assume they aren’t going to bring in anymore big name offensive players. At this point, injuries have a bigger chance of having an impact on the fantasy outlooks for these players. We’re going to split these players up into must haves, decent starter, take a chance and don’t bother.Must havesA.J. Green (WR): Green has had issues staying healthy the past few seasons. When healthy, he is still easily a 1,000 yard receiver who can top 10 touchdowns. Some receivers in this new offense may have to worry about not being able to hit the marks you’d like to see out of a fantasy receiver. After all, there is a new offense in town now that Zac Taylor is taking over, but Green shouldn’t have to worry about that as Andy Dalton’s favorite target. Joe Mixon (RB): One of the biggest things we won’t know until the season starts is just how much usage Mixon will get in this offense. We saw Todd Gurley get all the touches he could handle in Los Angeles last year.But Taylor, who had a first-hand look at that success, saw how it impacted the running back’s health in the postseason. We also saw the Bengals draft Trayveon Williams and Rodney Anderson in the draft. That helps support the idea that Taylor may want more of a stable of backs rather than putting it all on one guy. That all really just impacts Mixon’s ceiling. He still has one of the highest floors of any runningback in the draft. It is obvious the Bengals have become very committed to running the ball first Shawn Williams Jersey , which is something they got away from Mixon’s first two seasons in the league. Not to mention the offensive line isn’t as bad.Decent StarterTyler Boyd (WR): Boyd could easily be a must have next season, but the reality is he is still playing second fiddle to Green. He also is coming off his first season of success. For where he is likely to go in leagues based in Cincinnati, he will likely end up being a huge risk. That being said, Boyd is still a great WR2 in any league, especially PPR (points per reception). If Taylor’s offense is anything like the Rams, there is plenty of room for two successful receivers. A contract year also seems to get the best out of players.Take a chanceTyler Eifert (TE): Health is everything here. If Eifert can stay healthy, he will be one of the better tight ends in fantasy football. It still just comes down to him staying healthy. The team drafting Drew Sample in the second round will likely take away some snaps, so even his ceiling has taken a hit. I would draft him as my backup tight end just to be safe, or at least make sure you draft someone to be his backup. You don’t want to have to scavenge the waiver wire in the event his season comes to an end.John Ross (WR): You know when you get to the last few rounds, and you are looking to take a guy who you’re okay with having as a backup, but you’d also just as happily be willing to drop? Take Ross in those rounds. At worst, you drop him in the early weeks of the season. At best, he proves he can be a reliable flex player.It is hard to imagine a Bengal who could see a bigger impact than Ross with Taylor’s new offense coming to town. He is entrenched in the third receiver spot, but last year the Rams were on pace to have three receivers reach 1 Darqueze Dennard Jersey ,000 yards receiving before Cooper Kupp got injured. There is room for Ross in this offense if he is able to finally turn a corner in his professional career.Giovani Bernard (RB): People keep forgetting about Bernard. Despite the Bengals drafting Williams and Anderson, Bernard is easily the team’s second running back. Bernard will be most valuable as Mixon’s handcuff, but if Taylor is true to his word about trying to keep Mixon fresh, we could see a decent enough amount of touches for Bernard that he could be a flex option in PPR leagues (on a matchup basis).Andy Dalton (QB): Odds are you will easily be able to snag Dalton late in your draft. Unless you are in a league with an optimistic Bengals’ fan that is. Dalton is one of those players who quietly is a serviceable option in fantasy year in and year out. He has a very solid floor, but if he can flourish under Taylor’s offense, he could end up being a player who elevates your fantasy team. When you consider you could probably draft Dalton sometime after the eighth round, he seems like a guy who is well worth the risk. I do feel like Dalton is close to being ranked in the decent starter category, but there just seems like there will be better options earlier in the draft considering how much of a passing league the NFL has become.Don’t botherTrayveon Williams and Rodney Anderson (RBs): We should see more of these guys than we saw of Mark Walton last year (depending on Anderson’s health), but they won’t even touch the necessary volume of touches to be considered rosterable unless someone goes down in front of them.Drew Sample (TE): Sample is a guy I could easily see being a quality backup tight end or streaming option, but who is going to draft Sample? Unless you are using your last pick on Sample, I really don’t get the point. Most of his value will come if Eifert goes down with an injury, but if the Bengals do end up using him frequently as the inline tight end instead of Eifert, then that first sentence comes back into play. It is just hard seeing a reality where you would have any trouble being able to pick him up off waiver wires during the season.NFL Week 5 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) vs. Miami Dolphins (3-1) The Bengals have to be feeling good about themselves after grounding the Falcons last week to get to 3-1 on the season. They are rewarded with a chance to come home and face off against another 3-1 team in the Dolphins. However, Miami is coming off a beating by the hands of their division rival Patriots and now have their own “we’re on to Cincinnati” moment in front of them.After an injury-filled two weeks on the road Giovani Bernard Jersey , the Bengals are hoping to get some key players back on the field. Joe Mixon could return after he missed the past two weeks recovering from minor knee surgery. Giovani Bernard has played well in his absence, but this team can use all the weapons it can get after they lost Tyler Eifert to a gruesome injury last week. This is also the first game Vontaze Burfict is eligible to play in after serving his four-game suspension to start the season. Can the Bengals head into their game with Pittsburgh on a high note?Here is everything you need to know for when the Bengals host the DolphinsGame: Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) vs Dolphins (3-1)Date/Time: Oct. 7th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. EST Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OHStreaming: Fubo TVSeries Leader: Dolphins lead the series 15-6Streak: The Dolphins have won three of the past fourCoaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: (3-3) vs. Adam Gase (0-1)TV Broadcast: The game will air on CBS-TV. In the Bengals’ home region, it will be carried by WKRC-TV (Ch. 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (Ch. 7) in Dayton and on WKYT-TV (Ch. 27) in Lexington. Broadcasters are Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Rich Gannon (analyst) and Steve Tasker (sideline reporter).Radio Broadcast: The game will air on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).SB Nation Dolphins site: The PhinsiderWeather: Mid 80’s, mostly cloudy [NFL weather]Odds: Bengals, -6.5 [Odds Shark]Bengals notesBengals recorded a game-winning touchdown pass with under 10 seconds remaining in fourth quarter last week for second time in franchise history (10/10/99)Andy Dalton completed 29 of 41 (70.7 percentage) for 337 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for 109.5 passer rating last week. He aims for his third in row with over 330 passing yards. He has over 100 passer rating in three of his past four. Dalton is tied for second in the NFL with 11 TD passes.Giovani Bernard had 96 scrimmage yards (69 rushing and 27 receiving) and two rushing touchdowns last week. He aims for his third in a row with over 85 scrimmage yards and a rushing touchdown. He had 104 scrimmage yards (79 rushing and 25 receiving) and two rushing touchdowns in the 10/31/13 meeting with Miami. In his past four games at home, Bernard has 436 scrimmage yards (109 per game) and a rushing touchdown. Since entering the league in 2013, he is one of two active players (Le’Veon Bell) with over 3 Michael Johnson jersey ,000 rushing yards (3,055) and 2,000 receiving yards (2,138). A.J. Green caught the game-winning 13-yard touchdown with seven seconds remaining in the fourth quarter last week. In three career meetings, Green has 30 catches (10 per game) for 366 receiving yards (122 per game) and two touchdowns. He aims for his third game in a row vs Miami with over 10 catches and 125 receiving yards. He ranks second in the NFL with five touchdown catches. Tyler Boyd had a career-high 11 catches for 100 yards last week. He aims for his fourth in a row with over 90 receiving yards. Geno Atkins had a sack last week. In past his past three games against the Dolphins, he has 3.5 sacks and four tackles for a loss. He aims for his fourth meeting in a row with a sack. He has 8.5 sacks in his past 10 at home. Carlos Dunlap aims for his third in a row with a sack. He has a sack in five of his past six games.Dolphins notesRyan Tannehill has a passer rating over 120 in two of his past three games. He has a passer rating over 90 in two of the past three meetings. He is 10-2 in his past 12 starts. He ranks second in the AFC in completion percentage (69.1 percent) and third in passer rating (106.1).Frank Gore had a touchdown catch last week. He had 101 scrimmage yards (82 rushing and 19 receiving) in his last game against the Bengals. (10/29/17 with the Colts). He has over 100 scrimmage yards in two of his three career meetings with Cincinnati. Kenyan Drake has a touchdown in four of his past six games on the road.Kenny Stills had a 74-yard touchdown catch in his last meeting with the Bengals. He aims for his third in a row vs Cincinnati with a touchdown catch. Since entering league in 2013, Stills has a 16.3 yards per catch average, that is the second-highest among NFL players (minimum 200 catches). Albert Wilson has receiving touchdowns in two of his past three games. He is one of four active players with over five touchdown catches (nine), a rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown in his career.Kiko Alonso led the team with 12 tackles last week. He aims for his fourth in a row with at least 12 tackles. He ranks second in the NFL with 46 tackles and is the only NFL player with at least 40 tackles and an interception this season. He had a career-high 22 tackles in 10/13/13 meeting with the Bengals (with Buffalo). Cameron Wake has four sacks, two tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in his past three games against Cincinnati. Reshad Jones has 38 tackles (9.5 per game), Two tackles for a loss and a fumble recovery in his past four games on the road. Xavien Howard has three interceptions and four passes defended in his past three games. Bobby McCain had an interception last week. He had a sack and pass defended in his last meeting with the Bengals. Andre Branch had a forced fumble in his last meeting with Cincinnati.

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