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Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) ruled out, A.J. Green (toe) is questionable

Friday, October 31, 2014, 1:51pm

Paul Dehner, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard officially out for Week 9. A.J. Green is listed as questionable.

Fantasy Impact:

Jeremy Hill should see 15-20 touches as the Bengals’ primary back in a pretty nice matchup against the Jaguars. Cedric Peerman will likely serve as his backup.

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Bengals Beat: 'Looks like' Giovani Bernard will miss Week 9

Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:40am

Cincinnati.com - [Full Article]

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is one beat up guy. He's fighting a clavicle injury and a hip pointer. This comes after battling through a rib injury the last few weeks. He's taking a beating. It looks like it will catch up to him this week and Jeremy Hill will take over the load of the duties.

Fantasy Impact:

We're waiting to see if Bernard gets any practice in on Friday before removing him from the rankings, but it's not looking good. Jeremy Hill becomes a top 15 play if Bernard is out.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) missed practice again Thursday. The injury reportedly isn’t serious, but Bernard suddenly looks iffy for Sunday. If he can’t play, Jeremy Hill would be a very good start against the Jaguars. The Bengals play early on Sunday.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Ravens RB Justin Forsett (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Forsett says he has a “minor” ankle injury and is expected to play in Week 9. He finished Sunday’s game against the Bengals, so we believe him. Lorenzo Taliaferro appears to be the team’s RB2 at this point.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) took limited practice reps again Thursday. It looks like Green is tentatively on track to play in Week 9. The Bengals play early on Sunday.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (groin) took full practice reps again Thursday. Shorts was not on the injury report last week, so he must have tweaked it again. The full practice indicates that it’s not severe. He should be fine to face the Bengals.

Panthers Beat: Look for a 'heavy dose' of read-option vs. Saints

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:54am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Panthers beat writer David Newton: DeAngelo Williams returns this week and Jonathan Stewart looked good Sunday, so I look for the Panthers to give the Saints a heavy dose of read-option.

Fantasy Impact:

Newton has rushed the ball 36 times in the last three weeks, for a total of 172 yards, though most of those came during his 107-yard effort in Week 6 against the Bengals. Despite the normal Thursday night risk, Newton is a strong start against a shaky Saints defense.

Bengals Beat: WR Mohamed Sanu will continue to be involved

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:43am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Bengals WR A.J. Green has missed parts of four games this season because of a nagging big-toe injury, and in his place the Bengals have just rolled out a strong group of receivers, running backs and tight ends. Mohamed Sanu has been the most direct replacement for Green, catching 21 passes for 383 yards and a touchdown in Green's absence. Since Sanu has served as a runner on reverses, and passed balls in addition to catching them, he has racked up 460 yards of total offense in relief of Green. That's good enough for 31.3 percent of the Bengals' entire offensive production in the games Green has missed. Even if Green returns, expect Sanu to factor in similar ways this week and on down the line.

Fantasy Impact:

We're seeing Sanu fall down WR rankings as Green is expected to return this week, but we still consider him a good WR2, especially since six teams are on bye in Week 9. Sanu averaged 8.8 FP in the three games in which Green has played, and those are #20-type WR numbers. Considering Green won't be 100 percent, Sanu should continue to be heavily involved in the team's offense.

Browns TE Jordan Cameron (head) unlikely to play in Week 9

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 9:48pm

Ohio.com - [Full Article]

Browns Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron is being guided through the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Cameron left the game Sunday with a concussion —his third documented one in less than two years — with 7:31 left in the second quarter. He caught a 21-yard pass over the middle from Brian Hoyer and took a shot from safety Brandian Ross.

“I don’t know where he was today, as far as symptoms, but you don’t even start the clock until they’re ‘symptom-free,’ ” HC Mike Pettine said. “I know he won’t go today, and that’ll be a day-to-day thing based on where he is.”

Fantasy Impact:

Consider Cameron doubtful for Week 9 and perhaps longer. Owners in trouble at tight end should consider stashing Kyle Rudolph and/or Tyler Eifert, who are both due back in a few weeks.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) did not practice Wednesday. The injury isn’t considered to be serious, but we’ll monitor his practice activity this week. If he can’t play, Jeremy Hill would be a very good start against the Jaguars. The Bengals play early on Sunday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Ravens RB Justin Forsett (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Forsett says he has a “minor” ankle injury and is expected to play in Week 9. He finished Sunday’s game against the Bengals, so we believe him. Lorenzo Taliaferro appears to be the team’s RB2 at this point.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It looks like Green is tentatively on track to play in Week 9. We’ll wait and see if he’s able to practice on Thursday before putting him in our rankings.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (groin) practiced fully Wednesday. Shorts was not on the injury report last week, so he must have tweaked it again. The full practice indicates that it’s not severe. He should be fine to face the Bengals.

Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) returns to practice

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:15pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

During the open portion of Wednesday's workouts, Bengals WR A.J. Green not only made it beyond stretching, but he also went through position-specific drills with other receivers. He didn't seem to favor the injury.

Green has been told to expect playing with a measure of pain the rest of the season. At this point, it's about managing that pain and figuring out ways to protect his foot to give him adequate relief while playing through the ailment.

Fantasy Impact:

It looks like Green is tentatively on track to play in Week 9.

Giovani Bernard injures right hip, not considered serious

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 7:53pm

Cincinnati Bengals on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard suffered a right hip injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Bernard never returned to the game. But, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Monday the injury is not considered serious. We'll continue to monitor the injury this week, but owners of Bernard may want to think about grabbing Jeremy Hill if he's on your waiver wire. The Bengals have a great matchup at home against the Jags in Week 9.