Bengals beat writer Paul Dehner Jr. believes one of the underrated storylines of the team's RBs will be the use of Giovani Bernard.
His ability won't be new this year and much talk early will revolve around new offensive toy, rookie Jeremy Hill. But this team will feature Bernard early and often. His expansion as a receiver will only help create a scenario where he can crack 70 receptions and 230 carries for 300-plus total touches.
The 300 touches is right on pace with our beliefs as well. We rank Bernard 9th among RBs in standard leagues, and he's got an ADP of the mid-to-late second round. If you can land Gio as your RB2, or your RB1 after getting a stud receiver, you should be off to a great start, especially in PPR leagues where we rank Bernard 7th. The only negative is that Hill will likely steal some short TDs.