A.J. Green
A.J. Green

A.J. Green

Cincinnati Bengals
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Mon, Jul 18th 8:23am EDT
In eras past, 6,100 receiving yards and 45 touchdowns in five seasons would assure you a spot at the top of the wide receiver pyramid, but today's ball game is a different story. A.J. may well be the most talented wideout on the planet, but with Andy Dalton throwing him passes, we will never quite know how he stacks up against the likes of the elite tier of players. Green is a solid second round pick, as he is as durable as they come.

Green caught both of his targets for 22 yards Thusday night, continuing the short-to-mid catch range from the first preseason game.

Fantasy Impact: Green now has five catches for 48 yards in the first two preseason games. Green's upside has never been the issue with him. His occasional dud of a game has kept him out of the very top tier of WRs. Production like this could provide a very stable floor and possibly bump him slightly above Odell Beckham Jr. in ppr leagues.

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Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 21st
In 2015, A.J. Green finished 8th in receiving yards with 1,297. With the loss of Marvin Jones & Mohamed Sanu in the off season, I think this will actually help Green's overall targets and production.
WalterFootball | Aug 19th
Green only had 132 targets in 2015, but also had A.J. McCarron as his quarterback for three and a half games. But when it comes down to it, Green has not been targeted like a stud receiver, which he is. After Hue Jackson took over as offensive coordinator, the team became more balanced, and the emergence of Tyler Eifert helped spread the ball around even more. With Jackson gone, I don't know if that will change much, since the Bengals were playing well, but any new offensive coordinator is going to have his own way of doing things, so there is a slight chance Green gets back to the 160-plus targets he saw in 2012 and 2013. But even if he doesn't, Green is still a Top-10 receiver. Under Dalton, he averaged close to six receptions, 90 yards and .62 touchdowns per game, while with McCarron, he averaged 3.3 receptions for 42.7 yards and .67 touchdowns. The touchdowns were still there, but the receptions sure weren't. He'll continue to be a solid receiver with upside for more as long as Dalton is healthy
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 11th
QB proof wideout remains the model of consistency
The NY Times | Aug 11th
A career high in targets likely with Sanu and Jones out of Cincy, and Eifert no lock for week one.
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 1st
It’s not easy, coverin’ Green (AP)Wide receivers have crashed the Fantasy Football draft party with a vengeance in recent seasons — they now run the room for the first few rounds. Ten of the Top 18 picks in current Yahoo ADP are wide receivers, and with that in mind, we need to spend extra time considering them — and extra time examining where we do and don’t agree. T...
Breaking Football | Jul 28th
Eifert is hurt and Jones/Sanu are gone. Yeah, Green's gonna get a ton of targets.
Gridiron Experts | Jul 26th
Your fantasy draft is underway, and you are about to make your first pick. You have decided to select a wide receiver. Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr., and Julio Jones have all been taken. You have determined that your best available option is either DeAndre Hopkins, or A.J. Green. But you need to make a choice between the two Pro Bowlers, and precious seconds are being confiscated by an unforgiv...
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 18th
Loss of WRs Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu, in addition to TE Eifert's injury situation means Cincy going to likely lean heavier than ever on Green in passing game
Dynasty Football Warehouse | Jul 8th
With Jones and Sanu out and Eiffert dinged up I look for Green to be a target monster.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jun 15th
Green had 86 receptions for 1,297 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns, he is one of the most consistent fantasy receivers in the NFL.