Bengals Fantasy News

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

NFL.com - [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.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) took full practice reps all week. Mixon was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go. The Bengals don’t have much to play for, so his workload is a bit up in the air.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Bengals RB Brian Hill (ankle) took full practice reps again Friday.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:12pm

Bengals RB Brian Hill (ankle) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:12pm

Bengals TE Ryan Hewitt (knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:12pm

Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) took full practice reps again Thursday. Riddick should be fine to play in a great matchup against the Bengals.

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