Bengals Fantasy News

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert injures ankle in Pro Bowl

Sunday, January 31, 2016, 11:25pm - [Full Article]

The Pro Bowl was full of fun and games, but one unfortunate moment occurred in the fourth quarter when Tyler Eifert attempted to haul in a deep pass from Jameis Winston. As he went to the ground, the ball popped out and he got up gingerly, holding his left leg. Eifert was seen soon after being tended to by trainers on the sideline. The update of his injury on the scene given on the television broadcast was that Eifert came down hard on his ankle and needed to get it wrapped, but the true extent of the injury wasn’t known.

Fantasy Impact:

Hopefully, the injury isn't serious, but we'll keep an eye on Eifert's status over the next few weeks.

Browns hire Hue Jackson as head coach

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 1:13pm

PFT - [Full Article]

The Browns’ coaching search is over, and Hue Jackson is their man.

Jackson will be hired today as the Browns’ next head coach, according to multiple reports.

That’s a coup for Cleveland, as Jackson had become a very attractive candidate after doing good work as the offensive coordinator of the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact:

Jackson has been the OC in five NFL seasons and his offenses have finished in the top half of the league in yards and points in his last four years as a coordinator/head coach. This looks like a good hire for the Browns.

Dolphins hire Vance Joseph to run the defense

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 6:06pm

PFT - [Full Article]

The word out of Miami over the weekend was that the Dolphins wanted to hire Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph as their defensive coordinator and they followed through with that intention on Tuesday.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Dolphins have struck a deal with Joseph to be a key part of head coach Adam Gase’s first staff.

Fantasy Impact:

Joseph has been coaching at the collegiate level or higher since 1999 and has been an assistant coach in the NFL since 2005. This will be his first job as defensive coordinator.

Ben Roethlisberger injures shoulder, was in 'a lot' of pain on game-winning drive

Sunday, January 10, 2016, 11:34am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to the AFC wild-card playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals after exiting earlier with a right shoulder injury and helped Pittsburgh to a last-minute, game-winning drive in an 18-16 victory Saturday night.

Roethlisberger was hurt on a sack by linebacker Vontaze Burfict in the closing seconds of the third quarter but re-entered the game with 1:23 remaining in the fourth, after the Bengals had fumbled.

Roethlisberger did not want to address the extent of the injury in his postgame news conference, saying "we won the game" when asked what news he received from trainers in the locker room. He's scheduled to have additional exams on Sunday.

Roethlisberger said he was in "a lot" of pain on that final drive. He told coaches he couldn't take any deep shots to the end zone because he couldn't throw the ball that far.

"I'm going to give everything I can," said Roethlisberger about playing in the AFC divisional round on Sunday at Denver.

Fantasy Impact:

Roethlisberger's status will be one of the biggest storylines of the week heading into the divisional round of the playoffs. If he can't play, Landry Jones would get the start.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown suffered a concussion

Sunday, January 10, 2016, 11:30am - [Full Article]

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin announced after the Steelers' wild-card victory over Cincinnati that Antonio Brown was concussed on a late hit by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Burfict was called for a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness with 22 seconds left after taking a late shot to Brown's head. The ball had clearly gone by Brown before the hit.

Fantasy Impact:

If Brown can't play next week against the Broncos, Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton and Darrius Heyward-Bey would have to pick up the slack.

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 7:34pm

Bengals Inactives

QB Andy Dalton
WR Mario Alford
G Eric Winston
TE Ryan Hewitt
DT Marcus Hardison
DE Margus Hunt

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Bengals QB Andy Dalton (right thumb, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 18. AJ McCarron will get the start.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (neck, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 18. The probable tag means that Bryant will play against the Bengals.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Bengals TE Ryan Hewitt (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 18.

Rapoport: Steelers 'consider' RB DeAngelo Williams to be out vs. Bengals

Friday, January 8, 2016, 10:10am

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Steelers consider RB DeAngelo Williams (foot) out vs. Bengals, sources say. If they win, there's a chance he plays next week.

Fantasy Impact:

Per beat writer Jeremy Fowler, “Steelers OC Todd Haley said Fitz Toussaint is ‘the guy’ this week unless DeAngelo Williams can go, but Toussaint won't get 70-80 snaps. Jordan Todman will be heavily involved.”

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:15pm

Bengals QB Andy Dalton (right thumb) missed practice again Thursday. Dalton seems very doubtful for Saturday. AJ McCarron will get the start.

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:15pm

Bengals TE Ryan Hewitt (knee) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:16pm

Bengals QB Andy Dalton (right thumb) did not practice Wednesday. Dalton seems very doubtful for Saturday. AJ McCarron will get the start.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:16pm

Bengals TE Ryan Hewitt (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Bengals preparing as if A.J. McCarron will start

Monday, January 4, 2016, 11:13am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Cincinnati Bengals are preparing as if quarterback A.J. McCarron will start Saturday night's AFC wild-card game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

McCarron has started Cincinnati's past three games in place of Andy Dalton, who is sidelined with a broken thumb on his throwing hand.

Fantasy Impact:

Dalton is scheduled to meet with doctors Monday and hopes to have the cast removed from his right hand, but the Bengals still are uncertain whether the two-time Pro Bowler will be available against Pittsburgh.

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