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By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Wed, Oct 29th 2:16pm EDT

A.J. Green practiced on Wednesday, looking "pretty crisp." (Source: Paul Dehner Jr. on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Green owners, but we will need to see how he recovers from the practice tomorrow. If he practices fully all week, he should be safe to put back into your starting lineups. If he is limited at all this week, this may turn into a game-time decision.

By Christopher Morgan, Bengals Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 12:55pm EDT

Green (turf toe) is inactive for today's game against the Ravens. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Green expects to return for Week 9. Mohammed Sanu will start in his place.

By Brad Beers, Bengals Correspondent, Fri, Oct 24th 1:54pm EDT

The Bengals WR did not practice today and is officially listed as "doubtful" for Sunday's matchup with the Ravens. (Source: Bengals.com)

Fantasy Impact: Go ahead and find another option at WR this week. As previously reported, Green has not practiced in three weeks at this point, so even when he does return, expect a little rust. If you can move him based on name recognition for a high-end WR2/RB2 or better, it might be a wise move.

By Brad Beers, Bengals Correspondent, Fri, Oct 24th 10:51am EDT

WR A.J. Green is not going to practice today. This means that Green has not practiced at all in the last three weeks. (Source: Cincy Jungle)

Fantasy Impact: The fact that Green is not able to practice, even in a limited capacity, makes his Week 8 participation highly doubtful. If he does suit up, it will be to serve as a decoy with very limited productivity, a la Calvin Johnson earlier this season. If owners have better options, they should use them in Week 8.

By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Thu, Oct 23rd 4:21pm EDT

AJ Green has yet to practice all week. It's looking increasingly likely that he will miss another game. (Source: Geoff Hobson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Toe injuries are always frustrating because it is often a matter of pain management and confidence in being able to cut on the foot. As reported previously, this has the makings of a season-long hindrance. Do not plan on starting Green this week if he doesn't see the practice field Friday.

By Brad Beers, Bengals Correspondent, Tue, Oct 21st 2:19pm EDT

Bengals WR A.J. Green said Monday that his foot is "probably not gonna be 100 percent" this season, and that he hopes the pain will be "manageable" so that he "can get through the season and play at a high level". As for his Week 8 status, Green said that it was "still up in the air". (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Green at 80-90% is still better than most wideouts, but this is a huge blow for fantasy owners who were relying on top-5 wide receiver production from their early second round pick. If you can flip Green for a low-end WR1/RB1 or high-end WR2/RB2 based on name power, it might be prudent to do so.

By Brad Beers, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 10:24am EDT

The Cincinnati Bengals were held scoreless in Week 7, partially due to the absence of star wide receiver A.J. Green.

Fantasy Impact: It's tough to fathom that a team could be so inept after only losing one player, but the Bengals looked utterly lost out there without A.J. Green in Week 7, as only six players even registered a single point in fantasy and no player had more than 5. Fantasy owners and Bengals fans alike are crossing their fingers that he can return to the field in the near future to help salvage this season. Green is "day-to-day", according to HC Marvin Lewis.

By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 10:50am EDT

Head coach Marvin Lewis told Lyndsay Czarzniak that AJ Green will be inactive today against the Colts. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is no surprise for those following Green's status this week. According to Geoff Hobson on Twitter, Green did work out on the field before the game and is hopeful for week 8. In the mean time, Mohamed Sanu should be Andy Dalton's top target.

By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Sat, Oct 18th 5:17pm EDT

Updating suspicions from earlier in the week, AJ Green will almost certainly not play in week 7 against the Colts. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: At this point, the Bengals have been fairly open-ended about when Green may return. Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu is still available in many leagues and should continue to receive a generous number of targets as long as Green is out.

By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 9:13am EDT

Green told ESPN's Bob Holtzman that he does not expect to play in the Bengals' week 7 game against the Colts. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As frustrating as this can be for owners that used a second-round pick on Green, this is actually good news for them. Owners don't need to worry that he'll be active but less than 100%. When he does come back, owners can be reasonably confident that he'll be near full strength. If you don't own AJ Green and you're starting to think about playoffs, consider targeting struggling Green owners that need to win now and might trade him.

By Brian Tesch, Bengals Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 12:26pm EDT

Green, who had been listed as questionable with a toe injury on the Week 6 injury report, will not suit up today against the Panthers. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Tate will start opposite Mohammed Sanu against the mediocre Panthers secondary. Both Sanu and Tate could be daily fantasy bargains. Green is week-to-week with his latest toe injury.

By Brad Beers, Bengals Correspondent, Fri, Oct 10th 11:55am EDT

Bob Holtzman of ESPN has cited multiple sources within the Bengals organization that have said WR A.J. Green will not play Sunday versus the Carolina Panthers. (Source: Sport Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: Green re-aggravated his big toe injury in practice this week. Fantasy owners should be concerned that this injury has lingered for over a month at this point. However, Green being sidelined this week might be a blessing in disguise, as you can plan accordingly and adjust your lineups before Sunday afternoon rather than trotting out an ineffective superstar (Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall owners know this pain all too well).

By Brad Beers, Bengals Correspondent, Wed, Oct 8th 2:00pm EDT

It appears that A.J. Green has re-aggravated his turf toe injury. He threw his shoe off in disgust as he left practice on a cart. (Source: Richard Skinner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is not good new for the Bengals or fantasy owners. Turf toe is a pesky injury to heal from, and has the potential to keep Green out in Week 6 and beyond. Owners should be following the news cycle in regards to Green's Week 6 status, and possibly hedging their bets by grabbing Sanu or Jones off waivers if available.

By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 9:36am EDT

A.J. Green caught a 17-yd touchdown when Darrelle Revis briefly left the game in the third quarter, but was otherwise quiet, posting a 5-81-1 line.

Fantasy Impact: This is a good reminder that you should never bench a stud WR, even against a "shutdown corner." Players like Green only need one play to make a fantasy impact. He now has either 100 yds or a td in each of the three games he's played. As his toe continues to heal, he will hopefully begin scoring more like the WR1 you drafted him as and not merely a highly-consistent WR2.

By Brad Beers, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 12:35pm EDT

Despite being a game-time decision due to a toe injury suffered in Week 2, AJ Green had 6 receptions for 102 yards on 9 targets.

Fantasy Impact: Green looked fully healthy in this one, topping 100 yards receiving against the number one pass defense. While he didn’t find the endzone, fantasy owners have to be happy with that type of production against a top-notch pass defense. The Bengals have a Week 4 bye, which should give Green even more time to heal from his toe injury. Owners should start Green with confidence following the bye.

By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 11:37am EDT

Green was spotted running routes on the sideline before the game. He will be active. (Source: Coley Harvey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Green is certainly a risky play this week. Since the Bengals have playoff aspirations and a bye next week, they had every reason to give him two weeks of rest if they were unsure of his ability to go. If you have another top-15 WR to put in his place, that may be a bit safer, but otherwise, I wouldn't recommend benching him for a WR3/WR4.

By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Fri, Sep 19th 12:39pm EDT

AJ Green said on Friday that his toe feels good and if that continues, he'll play on Sunday. (Source: Geoff Hobson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fortunately, the Bengals have an early game this week, so we should have some clarity before needing to make a decision. However, playing a wide receiver with a foot injury is quite risky. He may perform at a high level, but could also leave the game after a quarter. If your opponent had Julio Jones on Thursday night, you might need to take the risk so you don't watch Green catch a matchup-winning td on your bench. Otherwise, you likely have some safer options -- especially in PPR formats.

By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 8:22pm EDT

Although the MRI was negative, AJ Green may miss week 3 vs. Titans due to a foot injury sustained against the Falcons. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Green burned fantasy owners in week 2 with 0 fantasy points. The silver lining is that the injury does not seem to require a long-term absence. While Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu will likely be a popular pickup for week 3, keep in mind that all but 8 of his 84 yds came on a fluky long td catch in which the defender gambled and lost.

By , Bengals Correspondent, Sat, Sep 13th 10:56pm EDT

Marvin Lewis confirmed on Friday that AJ Green will be good to go Sunday after dealing with a foot injury earlier in the week. (Source: @pauldehnerjr )

Fantasy Impact: AJ Green is an every week starter when healthy. This week he matches up with a Falcons defense that allowed good numbers to both Colston and Cooks in Week 1. Start him with confidence in Week 2.

By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 12:20pm EDT

A.J. Green caught six passes for 131 yds and a TD in week one. 77 yds and the TD came with 4:58 remaining in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Before the catch that saved his fantasy day, Green was 5-54-0. New OC Hugh Jackson's ball control offense is designed, in part, to set up big plays like the 77-yd TD. However, that catch is the second longest of Green's career. A reliance on long TDs could mean that Green will be slightly more boom-or-bust than he has been in previous seasons. With a high volume of targets, his floor remains quite high even during a "bust" game.

By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Thu, Aug 28th 12:32pm EDT

Despite the increased emphasis on the run from new OC Hue Jackson, the number of Green's targets in the preseason have remained on par with his targets in the 2013 season.

Fantasy Impact: In a combined three quarters of play across preseason games two and three, A.J. Green has racked up 11 targets. In 2013, Green averaged 11.25 targets per game. This is a very small sample size, but owners should not be particularly worried about a dramatic change in his volume of targets in Jackson’s new system.

By Clinton Ho, Bengals Correspondent, Fri, Jul 18th 3:47pm EDT

A.J. Green, stand-up guy, isn’t talking about Andy Dalton’s 56.2 passer rating in the postseason. He’s looking at his own line of 161 yards and no touchdowns in three playoff games. A line that the other Bengals starting wide receiver, Marvin Jones, bests with 164 yards in two playoff games. "If I play well, the team plays well,” Green said Thursday. “I’ve got to give them that spark in the playoffs and I haven’t done that the whole three years.” (Source: Bengals.com)

Fantasy Impact: Since coming into the league, A.J. Green has become one of the top fantasy wide receivers in the league. With Hue Jackson now as the offensive coordinator, Green will be challenged to become even better which could be a dangerous combination considering he's already one of the best. His fantasy production this year should at the minimum, match his production from last year.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Oct 30th
I think Green will play this week, but I do not see the Bengals playing him a full game and heavily targeting him, as they should win this game without a big game from Green. Green is a boom / bust WR2 even if he does play.
ProFootballTalk | Oct 29th
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said after Sunday’s game that he was playing this week, and he took an actual step in that direction today. According to Coley Harvey of ESPN.com, Green practiced for the first time in a month, after rehabbing his problematic toe. “I feel good,” Green said following his limited work in practice.…
Rotoworld | Oct 29th
A.J. Green (toe) returned to practice Wednesday.
Sports Injury Alert | Oct 29th
A.J. Green had been putting up strong numbers before a recent toe injury sidelined him for the last three Cincinnati Bengals games.  Green, the fourth year wide-receiver out of the University of Georgia, was averaging 18.5 yards per catch and his absence has hurt Cincinnati's passing attack.  NFL writer Connor Orr reports that Green was pressed by reporters regarding his status and...
Breaking Football | Oct 26th
I was listening to the MNF Recap of ESPN’s Fantasy Focus Football podcast yesterday on a flight back home. As I was listening to Stephania Bell and Matthew Berry personify “information” being a creep, hitting on girls in sleazy nightclubs, I thought of you, dear readers. I thought of this column and how I needed to get it out to you so you could now have information. It’s u...
FFLockerRoom | Oct 26th
Heading into Week 8, it appears that there won’t be a ton of mystery and uncertainty with key players around the league, as we have some pretty definitive answers on the possibilities of certain guys playing or not playing. Even though we still have some big names on this list, we’ve had multiple weeks to […]
FFLockerRoom | Oct 22nd
Calvin Johnson, high ankle sprain: Megatron was able to go through a lengthy pre-game workout prior to Sunday’s game against Atlanta, which included skills drills and running. The good news is that Johnson sounded optimistic about his chances of coming back soon, but wouldn’t elaborate on how likely it is that he’ll actually suit up this […]
FFLockerRoom | Oct 18th
A.J. Green, sprained ligament in foot, WR (D): The Cincinnati Bengals WR is seeing a specialist this Friday to determine the extent of the injury suffered to his big toe. Green initially injured the toe back in Week 2, which he was able to come back from relatively quickly before re-injuring it again in practice heading into […]
FFLockerRoom | Oct 16th
A.J. Green, sprained ligament in foot, WR: The Cincinnati Bengals WR is seeing a specialist this Friday to determine the extent of the injury suffered to his big toe. Green initially injured the toe back in Week 2, which he was able to come back from relatively quickly before re-injuring it again in practice heading into Week […]
FantasyPros | Oct 10th
  With each day, news breaks out of the NFL. Yesterday for example we all found out that A.J. Green was carted off the practice field after aggravating his toe injury. If Mohammed Sanu was available in your league, that ... read more »
EDSFootball | Oct 9th
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green met with foot specialists today and he's not expected to play on Sunday, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Green was carted off at yesterday's practice after aggravating the toe injury he sustained earlier in the season. In addition, there has been some speculation about the team "shutting him down for a few weeks, or maybe longer." With Green (likely...
Yahoo! Sports | Oct 9th
It's no fun when the best players in football aren't on the field, and that might be the case with A.J. Green this week. Frustrating time in the Queen City. There's a whimpering noise coming from the WKRP offices. [Make Sunday even more fun. Play in FanDuel's Week 6 fantasy football league, win cash] Green aggravated his toe injury early in Wednesday's practice and left on a golf cart. The toe has...
Breaking Football | Sep 21st
After a brutal week of injuries in week 2, we’ll all be watching a lot of players heading into Sunday and Monday’s games. Here’s the most updated forecast on the this week’s injury report: Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Arizona Cardinals In another issue for the NFL, Dwyer is out, probably for the whole season, which is great news for Andre Ellington owners. Ellington, for that matter...
ESPN | Sep 19th
Christopher Harris analyzes A.J. Green's value for Week 3.
Breaking Football | Sep 19th
Cincinnati Bengals WR AJ Green was one of several big-name players to leave their respective games early with injuries last week, and his status for Week 3 has been in doubt all week. However, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, Green woke up Friday with no pain in his injured toe and should be ready to suit up on Sunday. Obviously, if a guy of Green’s caliber is going to be on the fie...
Razzball | Sep 18th
2014 In-Season Accuracy: 57.9% (12th out of 133 Experts, 61.4% Highest, 49.9% Lowest). Week 2 Results: 54.0% (35th out of 135 Experts, 61.3% Highest, 42.1% Lowest). I actually didn't think there were going to be enough healthy players to rank this week, but alas, we barely made it. With nearly 86% of the NFL injured, one might wonder if we are seeing the end of the world as we know it, tota...
RotoBaller | Sep 15th
Two weeks down, and a handful of wide receivers with it! If you were an unfortunate owner of AJ Green or Desean Jackson, you might need a replacement in the near future. Let’s take a look at some wide receiver sleepers that could be useful either in the near future or for the long haul. Each […]
Yahoo! Sports | Sep 14th
Forty-five minutes into the early games on Sunday, four high-impact skill players had already been lost to injury. This day is unfolding in nightmare fashion. Robert Griffin III was the first star to go down, suffering a non-contact left leg injury on a jump-pass following a scramble. Griffin was in immediate, obvious, and substantial pain. He was eventually carted to the locker room, his leg in a...