Bengals Fantasy News

Monday, April 20, 2015, 5:30pm

Paul Dehner, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bengals WR Marvin Jones (foot, ankle) says no limitations for him working out as part of offseason program.

Fantasy Impact:

Jones was a popular 4for4 sleeper heading into last season, but he was derailed by injury. Now he's in a contract year and is competing for snaps with Mohamed Sanu, who played pretty well as the Bengals' WR2 in 2014.

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TE Rob Housler signed with the Browns due to expected opportunity

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:56pm

Ohio.com - [Full Article]

Browns TE Rob Housler, 27, confirmed the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals were interested in signing him, but he said he ultimately chose the Browns partly because of the opportunities he expects to receive in new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo’s scheme. Housler emphasized the coach affectionately known as “Flip” wants to move him around a lot in the offense and feature him as a vertical threat in the middle of the field.

“It was a big factor,” Housler said of weighing the pass-catching opportunities each of his suitors would likely grant him. “I’ve seen both ends of the spectrum where I’ve been a part of targets and a part of the flow and rhythm of the offense, and I’ve seen where it goes other ways. For me, I want to be a big part of the offense. So that was a big consideration. I’m confident in my ability, and I just want to be able to contribute.”

Housler should get plenty of chances as the Browns try to compensate for losing Cameron, whom they attempted to re-sign before he bolted to Miami.

Fantasy Impact:

Housler signed a one-year deal with aligns with his expectation that he'll be a big part of the offense. He has great athleticism for his position, but so far that athleticism hasn't translated to on-field production. Part of the problem is that he was an afterthought in the Arizona offense, but it sounds as if the Browns intend to utilize his speed down the seam.

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 10:25am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Bengals didn’t seem to be in a hurry to declare their intentions for Cedric Peerman, at least until he found an option.

According to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals are expected to re-sign the veteran running back later today.

Peerman recently visited the Eagles, despite their spending a pile of money on front-line backs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bengals like Peerman’s ability on special teams, as he has just 64 carries in his five seasons there.

WR Denarius Moore signs with Bengals

Monday, April 6, 2015, 2:17pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that WR Denarius Moore has signed a one-year deal with the Bengals. The deal comes after Moore visited with the Bengals late last week.

Moore caught 33 passes for 618 yards and five touchdowns while also running for one score that season and he followed that up with seven more touchdown catches the next year. He continued to play a prominent role in the offense in 2013, but drifted into an insignificant role with Oakland last season.

Fantasy Impact:

Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson was the head coach in Oakland when Moore was a rookie during the 2011 season. The problem for Moore's fantasy potential is he'll be behind A.J. Green, Mohamed Sanu, Marvin Jones and the recently re-signed Brandon Tate, at least heading into OTAs and camp.

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 1:46pm

Bengals.com - [Full Article]

The Bengals re-signed WR Brandon Tate. Tate’s contract had expired this past March 10, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Tate (6-1, 195; North Carolina) is a seventh-year NFL player for 2015. He has not missed a regular season or postseason game in the last five years, including four with the Bengals. Last season he logged 17 receptions for 193 yards (11.4) and one TD. He also rushed three-for-21 (7.0), averaged 9.7 yards on 18 punt returns and averaged 22.1 yards on 18 kickoff returns.

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 1:44pm

Bengals.com - [Full Article]

For the fourth time since free agency opened last month, the Bengals have re-signed a player who had left and gone away. On Thursday it was Josh Johnson, quarterback Andy Dalton’s backup from 2013, after he signed a one-year deal that figures to be for near the minimum.

The Bengals were thought to be interested in re-signing 2014 backup Jason Campbell, but there was talk he has been considering retirement and the Bengals moved back to Johnson, a seven-year veteran turning 29 next month.

Fantasy Impact:

All signs have been pointing to A.J. McCarron still getting dibs on the backup spot that has been manned by three different players under Dalton.

Bengals Beat: Expect 8-11 touches for Giovani Bernard in 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 11:46am

Bengals.com - [Full Article]

Bengals.com writer Geoff Hobson on the team's running back situation: Jeremy Hill may be the bell cow next year, but Giovani Bernard is still going to get a lot of key touches as the change-of-pace guy. If Hill gets 15-to-20 touches a game, Gio gets 8-11. The only question is how. I think Hue Jackson uses him a lot more in the pass game this year. With Jermaine Gresham expected to be gone, I’m going to write in Gio for 60 catches.

Fantasy Impact:

Over the first seven weeks, Bernard averaged 18.7 touches compared to 9.0 for rookie Jeremy Hill. The script flipped once Bernard missed three games in the middle of the season due to injury. Hill averaged 22.0 touches for nearly 130 yards during that span and took over as the team's primary runner. Then, over the final six games, Hill averaged 20.0 touches for 104 total yards, while Bernard saw 13.3 touches for 67 total yards. Bernard averaged 12.2 PPR FP in that span, so he should still be a solid RB2 in PPR formats, even in a reduced role.

'Very good possibility' Bengals move on from TE Jermaine Gresham

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 11:26am

Bengals.com - [Full Article]

Bengals.com writer Geoff Hobson on the team's TE situation: It looks like there is a very good possibility they won’t re-sign Jermaine Gresham, but it’s not a pass catcher they need to replace. They’ve got that in Tyler Eifert. They’re going to need a big guy that can block the tall, lean, big pass rushers like Terrell Suggs. Gresham did a good job with that and I suspect they’ll have an easier time finding that guy in free agency rather than the draft. The guy won’t be the target that Gresham is, but they’ll still be able to play double tight end sets.

Fantasy Impact:

If Gresham is out of the way, Eifert should be a nice late-round pick provided he can stay healthy. He has good size and speed, and showed pretty good hands as a rookie. He only played about 60 percent of the snaps in 2013, and averaged 0.14 FP (PPR) per snap. Extrapolate the same production to 90 percent of the snaps (which is typical for a starting tight end), and Eifert shouldn't have any problem posting top 15 numbers. With solid improvement, he could very well be this year's Jordan Cameron (2013) or Travis Kelce (2014).

Bengals WR Marvin Jones has the 'green light to do anything and everything' in recovery

Friday, February 6, 2015, 1:53pm

Bengals.com - [Full Article]

“I’ve got the green light to do anything and everything I need to do to get back to where I need to be,” Bengals WR Marvin Jones texted Thursday after another workout. “I’ve been surprised at the progress I’ve made in only going on my second week training and at the rate I’m going I’m sure I will be in game shape very soon.”

Fantasy Impact:

Jones was one of our favorite sleepers heading into the season, but ankle and foot injuries made it a "lost year" for the talented wideout. Mohamed Sanu stepped in and shined as the team's WR2 opposite A.J. Green. If Jones and TE Tyler Eifert make a full recovery, Andy Dalton will have a nice group of receivers to target in 2015.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (elbow/shoulder) will be ready for training camp

Monday, January 5, 2015, 6:13pm

Geoff Hobson, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert says he'll be ready for training camp.

Fantasy Impact:

We'd like to hear that he'll be available for minicamp, but this is the next best thing. He was a breakout candidate coming into the 2014 season and could be a prime late-round value pick in 2015 drafts if Jermaine Gresham moves on. (Gresham is a free agent.)

Colts won't reduce Dan Herron's touches due to fumbles

Monday, January 5, 2015, 6:10pm

Stephen Holder, Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts are going to stay the course with Dan Herron in spite of the fumbles per HC Chuck Pagano. Reducing touches might kill a guy’s confidence.

Fantasy Impact:

Herron finished with 22 touches for 141 yards and a touchdown against the Bengals, but fumbled twice, losing one. Zurlon Tipton played more snaps after Herron's first fumble, but Herron was in for all of the passing down work, which led to 10 catches for 85 yards. Herron should be a good play in what might be a high-scoring game against Denver.

Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (back) INACTIVE

Sunday, January 4, 2015, 11:36am

Bengals Inactives

QB AJ McCarron
WR A.J. Green
DB Chris Lewis-Harris
OL Tanner Hawkinson
DL Devon Still
TE Jermaine Gresham
WR James Wright

Fantasy Impact:

A.J. Green was ruled out yesterday, so look for Mohamed Sanu to lead the team in targets, while Brandon Tate is likely to see a big increase in snaps. The Bengals are likely to go run heavy and try to play keep away from the Colts.

Friday, January 2, 2015, 5:04pm

Bengals RB Cedric Peerman (concussion, shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 18.

Friday, January 2, 2015, 5:04pm

Bengals WR A.J. Green (concussion, doubtful) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is doubtful for Week 18. With Green doubtful, look for Mohamed Sanu to have a solid game against Indianapolis. He averaged 5.0-93-.60 in the five games Green missed (or was very limited) this season. He didn’t do much (3-54 on nine targets) against Indianapolis in Week 7, however.

Friday, January 2, 2015, 5:04pm

Bengals WR Dane Sanzenbacher (concussion, out) has been ruled out for Week 18.