The gag is that the Bengals drafted Giovani Bernard to ... - [Full Article]

The gag is that the Bengals drafted Giovani Bernard to be their new short-yardage back after the 5-9, 208-pound rookie slammed it over from the 1 to start Cincinnati's scoring in Thursday night's 27-10 victory over the Colts at Paul Brown Stadium in the preseason finale.

That marked Bernard's third one-yard scoring run this season it and it got him thinking about a guy he knew in college.

"A.J. Blue," Bernard said of his North Carolina teammate. "Every time we got close they put him in there. He was a big back. We'll see how it goes in the regular season."

Fantasy Impact: 

If Bernard isn't pulled around the goal line, then he could have an even bigger impact in his rookie season than we're projecting (#25 in PPR, #29 in standard). We're assuming BenJarvus Green-Ellis will get most of the goal-line work, but that hasn't been the case in the preseason.

Filed Under: 2013, Preseason

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