A.J. Green Fantasy News

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 13. Green isn’t expected to return this week as he returns from a Grade 2 hamstring tear. Dr. David Chao (@ProFootballDoc) expects a 4-6 week recovery for that type of tear, which means the best case scenario is that Green returns for the Bengals’ Week 15 game against the Steelers. Tyler Boyd and Brandon LaFell should continue to see a bump in targets.

Bengals WR A.J. Green expects to return this season, likely out through Week 14 at least

Friday, December 2, 2016, 12:18pm

Jim Owczarski - [Full Article]

Bengals wideout A.J. Green said he suffered a grade 2 hamstring tear, but he's working to get back this season - even if it's week 17.

Fantasy Impact:

Dr. David Chao (@ProFootballDoc) expects a 4-6 week recovery for that type of tear, which means the best case scenario is that Green returns for the Bengals’ Week 15 game against the Steelers. Tyler Boyd and Brandon LaFell should continue to see a bump in targets.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. He’s not going to play this week, but a return in Week 14 is possible. Tyler Boyd and Brandon LaFell should continue to see a bump in targets.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Green isn’t expected to return this week. Tyler Boyd and Brandon LaFell should continue to see a bump in targets.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Bengals QB Andy Dalton (right shoulder) took full practice reps again Friday. Dalton should be able to play through the shoulder injury. The larger concern is that he’ll be without top wideout A.J. Green.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 12. Tyler Boyd, Brandon LaFell and Tyler Eifert should get a bump in targets.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Bengals WR Brandon LaFell (knee) took full practice reps again Friday. LaFell should see an uptick in targets with A.J. Green out.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Green apparently has a minor tear in his hamstring and may be able to return this year. For now, Tyler Boyd and Brandon LaFell (if healthy) get a bump.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert can expect more double coverage

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 10:38am

ESPN - [Full Article]

After WR A.J. Green went out on the second play of the game, TE Tyler Eifert noticed the Bills began to send more double teams his way. It's something Green has dealt with often in his career and had to fight through several times this season when Eifert was out with an injury the first six games.

"Even A.J. said something like, 'It's not fun, is it?'" Eifert said, laughing. "But I've got to find a way to get open and make plays."

The Bills were effective in stopping Eifert on Sunday, limiting him to only three receptions for 37 yards and no touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact:

Eifert's effectiveness isn't in the amount of yards he generates. His usefulness has come in the red zone, as he led the team with 13 touchdowns last season. But even though Eifert is the team's best red-zone threat, the offense has truly belonged to Green since he was drafted in 2011. On the Bengals' best days, they have given defensive coordinators headaches trying to stop them both. However, Eifert said he hasn't been the centerpiece of an offense since his college days at Notre Dame. Now, with the Bengals' go-to weapon out for an unknown amount of time, it's likely Eifert is going to see a lot more double teams come his way. The Bengals best receiving options after him are Brandon LaFell and rookie Tyler Boyd, the story all said.

Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring strain) out for Week 12

Monday, November 21, 2016, 3:35pm

Jim Owczarski on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bengals rule A.J. Green out for Sunday at Baltimore with a hamstring strain.

Fantasy Impact:

The hamstring injury isn't believe to be as serious as first reported and this report called it a strain as opposed to a tear, which is what was reported last night and this morning. Certainly good news for owners on a possible return this season, however we're getting closer to the fantasy playoffs so it doesn't leave much recovery time for those counting on Green. Consider Green in very much in question for Week 13 as well.

Report: Bengals WR A.J. Green tears hamstring

Monday, November 21, 2016, 10:06am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Bengals' already fleeting playoff hopes sustained a significant blow Sunday.

Following a 16-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported wide receiver A.J. Green sustained a tear in his hamstring, with the simple prognosis being "not good."

Fantasy Impact:

The injury appeared serious from the start when Green was carted off. Green will undergo an MRI early this week for more clarity on the injury, but Rapoport adds the fear is the injury will cause Green to miss the remainder of the season. This story said a report from the team's official web site also feared a torn hamstring. Owners should probably prepare to not have Green at least for the foreseeable future.

Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) ruled out for the day

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 2:53pm

Yahoo Sports - [Full Article]

The Cincinnati Bengals lost one of their top playmakers on the second play from scrimmage Sunday.

Wide receiver A.J. Green was the intended target for Andy Dalton on second-and-15. The pass was a little high and Green was hit by Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore. As Green fell to the turf at Paul Brown Stadium, he immediately grabbed the back of his right leg.

After Green was carted off the field, the Bengals reported he had a hamstring injury and that his return was questionable. He was eventually downgraded to out.

Fantasy Impact:

The reality for owners is this looks like a pretty significant injury that could cost Green some time, however we won't know anything for sure until at least after the game, and maybe not until later in the week.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert helping in red zone

Monday, November 7, 2016, 10:31am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Sure, the Bengals ended the first half of the season in a tie that A.J. Green described as a 'blah' feeling, but they do have one reason to be optimistic. After falling to last place in red-zone efficiency, the Bengals now rank 18th in the league.

Could that move be attributed to the return of Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert? It certainly doesn't hurt.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bengals scored a touchdown on all four of their red-zone possessions. Green, who has had two consecutive games of at least 120 receiving yards, noticed teams have been devoting less safety help his way now that they also have to account for Eifert. Perhaps that trend will continue against the Giants, who rank 25th in passing defense, allowing 277 passing yards-per-game.

Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm

Bengals WR A.J. Green (calf) took full practice reps again Friday. Green is good to go to face the Patriots.

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:01pm

Bengals WR A.J. Green (calf) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Green should be able to play through the injury.

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