Bengals Fantasy News

Bengals make it official, hire Zac Taylor as HC

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 10:00am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Cincinnati Bengals have hired Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor as their head coach, the team announced Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bengals homed in on Taylor several weeks ago, but they could not hire him until the Rams were eliminated from the playoffs. Los Angeles advanced to Super Bowl LIII and lost 13-3 to the New England Patriots on Sunday. Taylor, 35, will be the second-youngest coach in the league behind his former boss, 33-year-old Sean McVay. Taylor, the 10th head coach in Bengals history, is expected to hire Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach Brian Callahan, 34, as his offensive coordinator, the story all said.

Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) should shed walking boot in about a week

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 11:39am

Cincinnati.com - [Full Article]

A.J. Green showed up Tuesday at the Freestore Foodbank wearing a walking boot to protect his right foot.

The Cincinnati Bengals star wideout said the boot, required after surgery following a season-ending toe injury, will be gone in about a week.

"Next step is I put on a shoe and I start bending it back more and moving it more," Green said. "The biggest thing is it's the offseason and we have time. We don't have to rush anything. The biggest thing is getting range of motion back."

Fantasy Impact:

The injury limited Green to the least productive season in his eight-year career — 46 catches, 694 yards and six touchdowns. The story went on to say Green's recovery is estimated to be at least a four-month process after he had surgery in December. Green didn't offer specifics about his availability for OTAs and minicamp, but he said he'll be ready when it counts, according to the story.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown benched in Week 17 because of skipped practices

Monday, December 31, 2018, 5:47pm

Post-Gazette - [Full Article]

Steelers receiver Antonio Brown did not play in the season-ending game against the Cincinnati Bengals because he elected to sit out practice last week after a dispute with Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has learned.

Several sources said the Steelers’ decision to not play Brown against the Bengals had nothing to do with any type of knee injury.

Fantasy Impact:

The Post-Gazette story is an interesting read and goes on to say the disagreement occurred Wednesday morning during a routine walk-through practice that precedes their regular afternoon practice on the South Side. Brown was disgusted and threw a football in Roethlisberger’s direction, several sources said. He did not attend Saturday’s walk-through practice and skipped the Saturday night meeting at the team hotel — the latest in missed meetings by the All-Pro receiver. Brown was never on the field for the start of the game against the Bengals and left Heinz Field at halftime, according to multiple sources. According to several sources, Brown showed up at Heinz Field expecting to play against the Bengals. That surprised several players, including one who called the situation “embarrassing” and “the worst I’ve seen.” That player said the entire situation and the way it was handled affected his desire to play in the game.

Bengals fire HC Marvin Lewis after 16 years

Monday, December 31, 2018, 11:32am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Marvin Lewis' 16-year run as head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals is over.

Following a third straight losing season, the Bengals fired Lewis on Monday. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Lewis informed the coaching staff he would not return and that the decision to fire Lewis was made by team owner Mike Brown.

Fantasy Impact:

Lewis became Cincinnati's head coach in 2003 and made the playoffs seven times. The Bengals, however, failed to move beyond the first round of the postseason under Lewis and amassed six losing seasons, including the past three campaigns. There were especially some struggles over the last three years as OC Ken Zempese and DC Teryl Austin were fired.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown inactive

Sunday, December 30, 2018, 3:42pm

Bengals Inactives
Vontaze Burfict OLB
Quinton Flowers RB
Jordan Franks TE
Tony McRae CB
Cedric Ogbuehi OT
Kent Perkins OT
Hunter Sharp WR

Steelers Inactives
Ola Adeniyi LB
Zach Banner OT
Antonio Brown WR
Sean Davis FS
Mason Rudolph QB
L.T. Walton DE
Vince Williams ILB

Bengals WR Tyler Boyd moved to IR

Friday, December 28, 2018, 8:36pm

Bengals official injury report

Tyler Boyd's season is over due to a knee injury, as the Bengals have placed the breakout wide receiver on injured reserve.

Fantasy Impact:

Aside from Joe Mixon and perhaps C.J. Uzomah, avoid the Bengals at all costs this week.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (knee) missed practice all week.

Steelers RB James Conner questionable for Week 17

Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 12:35pm

Dale Lolley on Twitter - [Full Article]

Tomlin says Sean Davis (quad), Vince Williams (toe) and James Conner (ankle) are all questionable to play this week against the Bengals.

Related players: Jaylen Samuels

Fantasy Impact:

Tomlin went on to say practice participation will determine their availability this week. If Conner can't go again, Samuels would get most of the workload.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (groin, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 16. He was not available to the press on Friday either, so he looks like a true game-time decision. James Washington figures to pick up most of his snaps and targets, becoming a high-risk Sneaky Start if Smith-Schuster sits. If the Ravens beat the Chargers on Saturday, the chances increase that Smith-Schuster guts it out, since the Steelers would need to beat the Saints to stay in the playoff hunt. If the Ravens lose, the Steelers can probably get in with a Week 17 win against the Bengals.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Bengals WR John Ross (knee) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. He was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. Boyd is out, so the Bengals are down to Ross, Cody Core, Alex Erickson and Auden Tate at receiver. Ross has scored 9.1 or more fantasy points (PPR) in four of his last six games.

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10pm

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (wrist, thigh) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Mixon will be fine to face the Browns, who have given up an average of 126 yards and 1.3 rush touchdowns per game.

Bengals WR Tyler Boyd OUT for Week 16

Friday, December 21, 2018, 1:31pm

Bengals official injury report

The Bengals have ruled out Tyler Boyd (knee) for Week 16's game against the Browns.

Fantasy Impact:

John Ross is the only receiver left for the Bengals that you've even heard of. Between Jeff Driskel being under center and Ross' own struggles, we can't imagine that makes him anything more than a desperation flex play.

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:15pm

Bengals WR John Ross (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. With Tyler Boyd out, the Bengals are down to Ross, Cody Core, Alex Erickson and Auden Tate at receiver. Ross has scored 9.1 or more fantasy points (PPR) in four of his last six games. He’ll get a boost if Denzel Ward is out, though it looks like he’s going to play.

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:15pm

Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Boyd is out, so the Bengals are down to Ross, Cody Core, Alex Erickson and Auden Tate at receiver. Ross has scored 9.1 or more fantasy points (PPR) in four of his last six games. He’ll get a boost if Denzel Ward is out, though it looks like Ward will play.