Bengals Fantasy News

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.)

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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.

Friday, January 2, 2015, 5:04pm

Bengals WR James Wright (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 18.

Friday, January 2, 2015, 5:04pm

Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (back, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 18. The Bengals may have to lean on Gresham with A.J. Green likely out. He’s not a safe start in daily due to the questionable tag, however.

Bengals WR A.J. Green (concussion) not practicing on Friday

Friday, January 2, 2015, 11:52am

Paul Dehner, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bengals WR A.J. Green not practicing today. In street clothes as he walks out.

Fantasy Impact:

It's not a good sign that Green isn't practicing today, though (for what it's worth) beat writer Coley Harvey said that he thinks he'll be cleared by Sunday. If Green can't play, then Mohamed Sanu should be a nice start. He averaged 5.5 catches for 96 yards and 0.5 TD in the four games that Green missed this season. He also posted a 3-84-1 in a game against Atlanta in which Green only played 7 percent of the snaps.

Steelers RB Josh Harris will start if Le'Veon Bell can't play

Thursday, January 1, 2015, 4:26pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Steelers RB Josh Harris is in line to start Saturday with LeVeon Bell probably still a couple of first downs shorts of questionable for the 8:15 p.m. ET game at Heinz Field.

Harris had just nine carries for 16 yards in five regular-season games, but the 5-11, 210-pounder ripped off a 59-yard run last Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.

A holding penalty wiped out much of the gain. But the play goes down as one of the Steelers’ most significant 3-yard runs in recent memory given the role Harris might play against the Ravens.

"Josh is ready," said Bell, who did some light running and rode a stationary bike on Wednesday. "I’ve been watching him all year and I know what he’s capable of. You got a little glimpse of him (in) the Bengals game. He’s explosive. He knows all of his assignments. He’s not out there thinking any more. He’s just playing football. He’s only going to get better."

Fantasy Impact:

The Ravens are tough to run on, so we have Harris projected for about 74 yards on 18.7 touches.

Bengals WR A.J. Green (concussion) returns to limited practice, still in protocol

Thursday, January 1, 2015, 2:19pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Bengals Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green returned to practice Thursday morning in a limited capacity, but he remains under concussion protocol.

According to a Bengals official, Green still has to see a neuropsychologist and an independent neurologist before Sunday afternoon's wild-card-round playoff game at Indianapolis. Once he clears evaluations from both, he'll move beyond the protocol and will be allowed to play.

He will see the neuropsychologist Friday and the neurologist Saturday.

Fantasy Impact:

It sounds as if Green is on track to play, though he still has a few hurdles to clear.

Steelers Beat: LeVeon Bell could play vs. Ravens

Monday, December 29, 2014, 5:58pm

Tribune Review - [Full Article]

LeVeon Bell slowly hobbled to and from the Steelers locker room on Monday, a little more than 12 hours after hyperextending his right knee in the third quarter of the Steelers' 27-17 AFC North-clinching win over Cincinnati.

Coach Mike Tomlin said Bell suffered no structural damage to the knee from the hit from Bengals safety Reggie Nelson, meaning there is a possibility that the Steelers team MVP could be ready to play Saturday night against Baltimore in a wild card playoff game.

“If he suffered no structural damage (ACL, PCL), then yes, he can play,” said Dr. David Geier, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charleston, S.C. “He would just have to work through discomfort, stiffness and weakness.”

Geier said pain killers toradol and cortisone are popular treatments to allow players to get back on the field quickly after suffering injuries similar to Bell's.

The Steelers won't have an update on Bell's status until Tuesday, and Bell's agent, Adisi Bakari, did not return a message.

Fantasy Impact:

It's going to be a short week for Bell, so he has that working against him. But according to the doctor quoted in the story, it's just a matter of playing through any discomfort. The Ravens don't present a great matchup, ranked third in allowing fantasy points to RBs. Bell had a 10-20-0 line in Week 9 when the teams last met and then an 11-59-0 line back in Week 2.

LeVeon Bell hyperextends knee

Monday, December 29, 2014, 9:39am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Steelers received a major scare on the way to winning their first AFC North title since 2010.

Running back LeVeon Bell left the Steelers' 27-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night in the third quarter after taking a direct shot on his right knee and did not return.

Coach Mike Tomlin said after the Steelers finished 11-5 and secured the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs that Bell hyperextended his knee and did not appear to suffer a serious injury. Bell was one of the last people out of the Steelers locker room, and he had his right knee wrapped in ice and walked slowly to a cart that took him to the players' parking lot at Heinz Field.

"We'll gather more significant information as we proceed through the week," Tomlin said. "We're thankful that it's not anything major."

Fantasy Impact:

It's still way too early, but Bell is no sure thing to play in the Wild Card game at home against Baltimore. Bell did not have a brace on his injured knee or walk with the aid of crutches and overall the injury isn't considered serious. Backup Josh Harris carried five times for just seven yards.

A.J. Green suffers concussion

Monday, December 29, 2014, 9:33am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Bengals A.J. Green has entered the league's concussion protocol, per ESPN's Coley Harvey and Paul Dehner of The Cincinnati Enquirer, after sustaining a blow to the head from Steelers safety Mike Mitchell late in the fourth quarter of the Bengals' 27-17 loss.

The hit came less than a second after Green hauled in a 17-yard pass and was wrestled down toward the ground by Antwon Blake, forcing a fumble. The result was a pivotal recovery by the Steelers, ending the Bengals' drive.

Fantasy Impact:

The blow to the head prematurely ended Green's night, in which the receiver caught six passes for 67 yards over his final two drives after a sluggish start. His status for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Indianapolis Colts is in jeopardy, depending upon his progression during the week. Mohamed Sanu would move back to the WR1 role but he had just one catch for 16 yards in Week 17. Giovani Bernard had a 7-56-1 receiving line in Week 17 and will likely continue to be a major factor in the passing game while Jeremy Hill gets the carries.

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 7:39pm

Bengals Inactives
Tanner Hawkinson G
T.J. Johnson G
Greg Little WR
AJ McCarron QB
Terence Newman CB
Devon Still DT
James Wright WR