Even as A.J. Green has entered his 30s, he has continued to put up impressive numbers when he is on the field. He has eclipsed the 1,000 receiving yard mark six out of eight seasons with the exceptions being the two seasons where he suffered injuries. Even last year when he only played nine games, he averaged 15.1 yards per catch and was on pace for another 1,000-yard season. He remains the Bengals No. 1 target and the connection with QB Andy Dalton continues to work for the Cincy offense.
Health is the biggest factor for Green. He missed 7 games in 2018 and 6 games in 2016. And his 2019 training camp started off with an ankle injury. It’s hard to predict what Green will do as his numbers haven’t been as good as they were earlier in his career. Is he finally on the downside of his career as the No. 1 receiver with the emergence of Tyler Boyd?
2019 Bottom Line
Green’s ADP of 33 is about right with risks involved but the potential to be even higher than a WR2 which is what he is considered entering the season. If he stays healthy, we expect him to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark again and score around the 8 touchdown mark. Green might not be a top 10 fantasy receiver but he is close. UPDATE: Green is out 6 to 8 weeks with ligament damage in his ankle. This brings down his stock slightly, depending on if he misses any regular season games.