A.J. Green
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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 Bobby Lancaster, 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.

ProFootballTalk | Oct 22nd
The Bengals are 0-2-1 in their last three games and getting wide receiver A.J. Green back in the lineup would be a good way to increase the chances that their winless streak ends at three games. Green said Tuesday that his injured toe feels better, but it wasn’t feeling well enough for him to practice…
Rotoworld | Oct 22nd
A.J. Green (toe) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.
Sports Injury Alert | Oct 21st
The Cincinnati Bengals had a dismal offensive showing against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7, as they failed to score and put up just 135 yards of offense in a 27-point loss. The absence of wide receiver A.J. Green due to a right toe injury played a big role in that ineptitude, as quarterback Andy Dalton was left without his top target for a second straight game.Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis s...
NFL.com | Oct 21st
Fortunes have changed quickly for the Cincinnati Bengals, who haven't won a game in nearly a month. A.J. Green used some colorful language to describe how his team is now viewed.
NFL.com | Oct 21st
Fortunes have changed quickly for the Cincinnati Bengals, who haven't won a game in nearly a month. Star wide receiver A.J. Green used some colorful language to describe how his team is now viewed.
ESPN | Oct 21st
Bengals Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green said in an interview on NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Tuesday morning that his return from a right big toe injury is "still up in the air," but that the injury is progressing nicely.
ESPN | Oct 21st
Bengals Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green said in an interview on NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Tuesday morning that his return from a right big toe injury is "still up in the air," but that the injury is progressing nicely.
Rotoworld | Oct 21st
Speaking Tuesday morning, A.J. Green (toe) said his Week 8 status is "still up in the air."
ProFootballTalk | Oct 21st
Last week, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis described the status of A.J. Green as “up in the air.”  While Lewis expressed more optimism on Monday, Green has repeated the same assessment provided previously by Lewis. “It’s still up in the air,” Green told NFL Network on Tuesday morning, “but it definitely feels better.  We’ll see about…
ProFootballTalk | Oct 21st
The Bengals could have certainly used A.J. Green last week, as they were shut out by the Colts. But they may be closer to getting him back. According to Coley Harvey of ESPN.com, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Green has “made a lot of progress.” It was a more optimistic note than last week, when Lewis…
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...