A.J. Green, WR Cincinnati Bengals

Notes: Green has finished as the #4 WR in each of the last four seasons, but may have a tough time finishing that high if new OC Hue Jackson installs a run-heavy offense. The Bengals threw the ball 55.0% of the time last season (which was below the league average of 56.6%) under supposed 'pass-happy' Jay Gruden, so the Bengals were already a tad run-heavy on offense. We're expecting a bit more running, so Green deserves a slight downgrade. But Jackson still threw it in Oakland when Carson Palmer was QB. Green is still a very solid WR1.
CIN Depth Chart
2014 Strength of Schedule - CIN
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
13
@BAL
29
ATL
1
TEN
BYE7
@NE
4
CAR
27
@IND
13
BAL
22
JAX
12
CLE
6
@NO
11
@HOU
30
@TB
9
PIT
12
@CLE
16
DEN
9
@PIT

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1BAL61311921.8315005.0062/6694%
2ATL0000-0000-5/717%
Totals61311921.8315005.0067/13749%

Most Recent News

A.J. Green believed to have sprained ligament in foot

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:25pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

An initial league source told PFT that Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green suffered a turf toe injury Sunday.

He left the game early, and did not return.

An update later in the day said Green is now believed to have a sprained ligament in his foot.

Fantasy Impact:

It's also considered turf toe, and the Sunday night reports say Green could be back by Week 5, according to the Bengals Web site. Mohamed Sanu had a big day in Green's absence and Brandon Tate and Dane Sanzenbacher are next up on the depth chart. With Marvin Jones already out, it's a hit to QB Andy Dalton's value as well. The Bengals may end up leaning a little more on RB Giovani Bernard in the passing game with RB Jeremy Hill getting more carries. Both stood out vs. Atlanta in Week 2. Sanu appears to be poised for a busy Week 3 and makes for a sneaky pickup and start. If you pick up Sanu, keep in mind both Jones and Green are now on track to be back Week 5.

Scouting Report

Week 2: Green vs Falcons
There is no doubt A.J. Green is one of the best fantasy receivers in the NFL. He is good against the good defenses and even better against the bad ones. Green had 6 catches for 131 yards and a touchdown last week which is about what we expected from him.

Green did sit out practice on Thursday, but it was precautionary. Health is really the only thing that can stop him at this point.

The matchup this week is against one of those bad defenses. The Falcons will not have many answers for Green so expect big numbers again. Start him in all leagues as one of the top receiver options in Week 2.

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