A.J. Green is expected to sign a one-year deal worth up to $8.5 million, including $6 million guaranteed, with the Arizona Cardinals, per source.
Green had a lot of empty air yards last season, though it was still enough to get $6 million-plus from the Cardinals. DeAndre Hopkins will soak up most of the targets and Christian Kirk is still a factor, so Green's value doesn't really spike with this signing. Larry Fitzgerald's status is still up in the air as well.
CIN WR A.J. Green - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 16 at Houston
A.J. Green has been quiet as the third option in the Bengals passing game. However, Tyler Boyd will probably not play because of a concussion. Green has had eight receptions over the last two games but was held without a catch the previous two games.
Green will face the Texans who are ranked 30th in aFPA to wide receivers. The Bengals passing game only had 89 yards passing last game with Ryan Finley at quarterback. With a bad Texans defense, the numbers should be better but the Bengals might rely on the run as they did on Monday.
Keep Green on the bench despite the favorable matchup. The offense is just not going to produce even if the Bengals play a close game.