Bengals Fantasy News

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:49pm

Bengals WR James Wright (knee) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice.

Browns WR Terrelle Pryor played through hamstring injury

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 8:08pm - [Full Article]

Terrelle Pryor was determined to do everything in his power to play against the Bengals after a hamstring injury limited him all week in practice.

As it turns out, the Browns wide receiver was able to suit up Sunday for a 31-17 loss in which Pryor playfully outlined how head coach Hue Jackson and the staff almost had to restrain him from taking more snaps than his less-than-healthy body could handle.

“There’s a bunch of times where I ran out there and coach was like, ‘Get back in here!’” Pryor said, laughing. “I get into the competing with the guys so I really wanted to get out there and compete and try and help the guys, but what was best for the future weeks coming ahead was that I didn't play that much and run a lot so I thank coach Jackson for thinking of me individually like that, but I just tried to get out there and help as much as I could."

Fantasy Impact:

Pryor, who described himself as “80 percent,” was limited to 31 snaps, catching two passes for 18 yards in a game that watched Cleveland’s offense struggle to keep pace with a Bengals unit that totaled 559 yards. The story quoted Pryor as saying this week he expects the injury to be better.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) feels great after return

Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:33pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert said he was happy to feel sore following his season debut against the Cleveland Browns.

Sore is normal. Anything other than that is not.

"I felt good. I’m a little sore. I haven’t hit anybody in nine months," he said. "I obviously had a limited number of snaps but overall as far as things that were bothering me —my back and my ankle — those feel great."

Fantasy Impact:

Eifert played 15 snaps in a return that he has been working toward all offseason. After rehabbing all offseason from ankle surgery, his debut was pushed back two more weeks after he injured his back. He was a risky play in his return due to a potential pitch count, but should get more work next game as long as there are no signs of a setback.

Browns QB Cody Kessler (concussion) hopes to play Week 8

Monday, October 24, 2016, 1:12pm - [Full Article]

Cody Kessler is holding out hope he'll be cleared to start Sunday against the 2-5 Jets, a league source told Monday.

Kessler left Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Bengals with a concussion suffered with 7:27 left in the half when he was struck him in the head on a backhanded flip to Gary Barnidge.

The pass set up Isaiah Crowell's 1-yard touchdown run for a 10-7 Browns lead with 6:20 left in the half, but it proved costly.

Fantasy Impact:

Kessler was checked on the sidelines for a concussion and was diagnosed with one after jogging clear across the field to the locker room. Based on his long jog to the locker room, the concussion is not severe, but he's in the concussion protocol and must be cleared by an independent neurologist. As the evening wore on, he felt good and was already looking ahead to the Jets game, the story all said.

Bengals RB Jeremy Hill leaves with chest injury

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 6:44pm

ABC News - [Full Article]

Bengals RB Jeremy Hill left the game early in the fourth quarter with a chest injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Hill had dealt with a chest injury a few weeks ago. The injury originally looked like it was to Hill's hand or wrist but this report called it a chest injury.

Browns QB Cody Kessler suffers concussion

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2:47pm

Yahoo - [Full Article]

Cody Kessler, the Browns’ third starting quarterback this season, was knocked out of Sunday’s game with a concussion. He was stepping up in the pocket and right after delivering a backhanded flip to tight end Gary Barnidge, he was hit from the side by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko.

Kessler had a hard time getting up, then was taken out of the game and back to the locker room. The team said he was being evaluated for a concussion, then ruled him out shortly after.

Fantasy Impact:

With that, rookie Kevin Hogan became the sixth quarterback to take snaps for the Browns this season.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 7. Pryor is “doing everything possible” to play (per Mary Kay Cabot), so he should be considered iffy for Week 7. HC Hue Jackson said that there’s a chance Pryor will play, which doesn’t sound too good. If Pryor can’t play, the Browns would run Rashard Higgins, Ricardo Louis and Andrew Hawkins out there against the Bengals. Yikes.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Bengals WR James Wright (knee) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back, ankle, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 7. It looks like Eifert may be able to return this week, though HC Marvin Lewis only said “we’ll see” when asked about his status. The Bengals play early this week.

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:10pm

Bengals WR James Wright (knee) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice.

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:10pm

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back, ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. It looks like Eifert may be able to return this week. There’s no telling how much he’ll play if he is active, since he’s been out so long.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back, ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It looks like Eifert may be able to return this week. We’ll see how the back responds to practice on Wednesday.

Monday, October 17, 2016, 5:41pm - [Full Article]

Browns coach Hue Jackson said veteran quarterback Josh McCown, who suffered a fractured left collarbone Sept. 18, still hasn't been cleared to play in a game despite practicing last week. Jackson added McCown probably won't be cleared in time to face the Bengals.

Related players: Cody Kessler

Fantasy Impact:

So, Cody Kessler will again start for the Browns. The story was mainly about Kessler playing pretty well, according to Jackson, and growing week to week. Jackson didn't want to get into the longer-term assuming McCown gets cleared and any decision that would have to be made about the position.

Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm

Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6. Blount should be fine to face the Bengals.

Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm

Bengals RB Rex Burkhead (hamstring) took full practice reps again Friday.

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