Bengals Fantasy News

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict's four-game suspension official

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 4:23pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict has officially been suspended four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy. Upon completion of this suspension, he will have been suspended for a total of 10 games during his career.

Bengals bring back TE Tyler Eifert

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 2:53pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

The Cincinnati Bengals and tight end Tyler Eifert have agreed to a one-year deal to keep him a Bengal.

Fantasy Impact:

When healthy—two keywords—Eifert has been a difference-maker on offense for the Bengals. Sadly, that hasn't been the case, as he has appeared in a combined 10 games the last two seasons.

Fantasy owners will recall Eifert's breakout 2015 campaign, when he caught 52 passes for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns (in only 13 games). He finished as the No. 6 scoring fantasy tight end in PPR leagues that season.

Again, if healthy, Eifert will be a boost to the Bengals' offense and fantasy football teams.

Buffalo Bills sign QB AJ McCarron

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9:00pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills finally dipped their toes in the quarterback free agency market by signing former Bengal/Hue Jackson mancrush AJ McCarron to a two-year deal.

Fantasy Impact:

McCarron is most likely the QB1 for the Bills as of right now, with Nathan Peterman penciled in as their QB2. However, with the No. 12 and No. 21 picks in the 2018 NFL Draft, it would not be a shock if they walked away from the draft with their starting QB of the future.

Bengals trade for OT Cordy Glenn

Monday, March 12, 2018, 5:04pm

Josina Anderson - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills are trading OT Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals will also receive the Bills' No. 21 overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, while the Bills obtain the Bengals' No. 12 overall first-round draft pick. A swap of later round picks is also a part of the deal.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bengals look to improve an offensive line that gave 39 sacks last season—tied for the sixth-most allowed. Acquiring the 12th overall pick means the Bills have a better shot at selecting a quarterback in the first round.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back) says that 'everything is fixed'

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 12:45pm - [Full Article]

Tyler Eifert, the 2013 first-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals, has spent more than half of his career on the sidelines, missing 41 out of a potential 80 regulars season games due to a string of injuries, from a concussion, several stingers, a severe elbow injury (and a torn labrum repaired at the same time), an ankle surgery and, in the last two seasons, multiple disc repairs in his back and a cleanup in his knee.

Despite all the injuries, surgeries and rehabilitation, Eifert never considered retiring.

“No,” he said quickly. “No. If I didn’t think that I could get back to being a dominant player then yeah, I probably would. But there’s no question I can get back to where I’ve been.”

And as of now, “everything is fixed,” he said.

Fantasy Impact:

In 24 games since 2014, Eifert has averaged 3.7 catches for 46 yards and 0.75 touchdowns per game. He's a player to monitor closely this offseason. If he lands with a good quarterback and/or in a TE-friendly offense, he would be a worthwhile dart throw in the later rounds.

Bengals hire Lions DC Teryl Austin as new defensive coordinator

Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:12pm

Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

Whether Teryl Austin ever really was a candidate to replace Jim Caldwell, only the Detroit Lions know for sure. But with the Lions' head coach job still officially open, Austin effectively withdrew his name from consideration Monday to become defensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Impact:

The Lions yielded the eighth-most yards per play (5.5) and the 12th-most points (376) in 2017, but Austin's unit created the third-most turnovers (32).

Bengals re-sign OC Bill Lazor

Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 11:25am

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Bengals are retaining offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, signing him to a new contract.

Fantasy Impact:

Cincinnati was shut out in Week 1 and scored nine points in a Week 2 loss to the Texans. They then fired OC Ken Zampese and promoted Lazor. In the next 14 games, the Bengals averaged 20.1 points (on pace to finish 21st in scoring) and were 24th in yards per play run.

Bengals will keep HC Marvin Lewis

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 5:35pm - [Full Article]

Marvin Lewis's long run in Cincinnati isn't over.

Lewis will remain head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals after signing a two-year contract with the team that runs through the 2019 season, the team announced.

"Marvin Lewis has been an important member of the Cincinnati community and the Bengals family for the past 15 years, and we are happy to have reached this agreement," Bengals president Mike Brown said in a statement. "Marvin has made significant contributions during his time here. While recently we have fallen short of our expectations, we have full confidence in Marvin to re-establish winning football in 2018."

Fantasy Impact:

Despite never winning a playoff game in Cincinnati, Lewis is the winningest coach Bengals franchise history. He's compiled a 125-112-3 record and guided the Bengals to the postseason seven times. Cincinnati finished 7-9 this season.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon will play Week 17

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:44pm

Bengals Inactives
Vontaze Burfict LB
Cody Core WR
Justin Murray OT
Cedric Ogbuehi OT
Kelvarae Russell CB
Josh Tupou DT
Jarveon Williams RB

Related players: Joe Mixon, Giovani Gernard

Fantasy Impact:

We didn't think the Bengals would play Mixon this week in a meaningless game with an ankle injury, but he's indeed active. He isn't 100% and we think he's more of a serviceable starter. Bernard should see a nice workload, too.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Bengals TE Ryan Hewitt (knee) took full practice reps again Friday.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Bengals WR Alex Erickson (ankle) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 17. We’d be surprised if the Bengals pushed him to play on a bad ankle in a meaningless game, but stranger things have happened. He’d be a serviceable start if he’s able to play. If he sits, Giovani Bernard would be a solid RB2 against the Ravens.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ankle) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Joe Mixon is questionable with an ankle injury. If he plays, Bernard isn’t much of a start, but if Mixon is out, he could see a big workload once again. He has averaged 21.3 touches in the last three games.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Bengals TE Ryan Hewitt (knee) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) took full practice reps all week. Riddick will be fine to play in a good matchup against the Bengals. Unfortunately for Riddick, the Bengals will get LB Vontaze Burfict back on Sunday.

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