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Bengals D/ST quiet in loss

Sun, Oct 25th 9:17pm EDT
By Matthew Terelle

The Cincinnati Bengals D/ST was not particularly productive in a 37-34 loss to the Browns in Week 7.

Fantasy Impact: The Bengals failed to record a sack and were only able to force one turnover, an interception. Cincinnati's defense will not be a recommended fantasy option in Week 8 against the Titans.

Category: Game Recaps


Randy Bullock makes two FGs

Sun, Oct 25th 9:16pm EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Randy Bullock made two field goals in a 37-34 loss to the Browns in Week 7. He also tacked on four extra points.

Fantasy Impact: Bullock has made 17-of-19 field goals for the Bengals this season. His sheer volume of attempts will keep him on the radar in fantasy in Week 8 against the Titans.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals tight end Drew Sample caught 5-of-6 passes for 52 yards in a 37-34 loss to the Browns in Week 7.

Fantasy Impact: Sample has enjoyed playing against the Browns this season, having caught 12 balls in their two meetings. Too bad he can't face them every week. Sample will be a low-end TE2 when he faces the Titans in Week 8.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mike Thomas caught 2-of-3 targets for 54 yards in a 37-34 loss to the Browns in Week 7.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas had receptions of 29 and 25 yards in the loss. The veteran wideout will not be on the radar in fantasy leagues in Week 8 against Tennessee.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green caught 7-of-13 targets for 82 yards in a 37-34 loss to the Browns in Week 7.

Fantasy Impact: The resurgence continues. After doing very little through the first five games of the season, Green now has 15 receptions over his past two games. He has re-established himself as a solid WR3 going forward. He will be an excellent play in Week 8 against Tennessee.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins caught all five of his targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in a 37-34 loss to the Browns in Week 7. He also added a seven-yard run.

Fantasy Impact: Higgins continues to impress in his rookie season. He now has 27 catches for 410 yards and three touchdowns through seven games. Higgins will be an upside WR3 in Week 8 against Tennessee.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd had a big game in a 37-34 loss to the Browns in Week 7. Boyd caught 11-of-13 targets for 101 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Boyd led the Bengals in receiving in the loss. The veteran slot receiver has enjoyed playing with Joe Burrow, catching 48 balls for 517 yards and two touchdowns, with both of those scores coming against Cleveland. Boyd will be a solid WR2 in Week 8 against Tennessee.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals running back Samaje Perine gained three yards on his lone carry in a 37-34 loss to Cleveland in Week 7.

Fantasy Impact: Perine also caught a three-yard pass. The veteran runner was an afterthought as Giovani Bernard dominated the backfield touches with Joe Mixon (foot) sidelined. Perine will not be on the fantasy radar in Week 8 against the Titans.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard carried the ball 13 times for 37 yards and added five catches for 59 yards and a touchdown in a 37-34 loss to Cleveland in Week 7.

Fantasy Impact: Bernard got the start and dominated the backfield with Joe Mixon missing the game due to a foot injury. Bernard will be on the RB2 radar again in Week 8 against the Titans if Mixon is unable to suit up.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow completed 35-of-47 passes for 406 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in a 37-34 loss to the Browns in Week 7. He also added 34 rushing yards and another score on the ground in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Burrow took four sacks and lost a fumble along the way. That being said, he wound up being extremely productive despite his team taking the loss. Burrow now has nine touchdowns and five interceptions through his first seven career games. He will be a high-end QB2 when he faces the Tennessee Titans in Week 8.

Category: Game Recaps


Bengals wide receiver John Ross is inactive for the team's Week 7 matchup against the Cleveland Browns due to an illness. (Source: Dov Kleiiman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ross has just two receptions in three games for the Bengals this season and reportedly asked the team to trade him last week. He is an afterthought in the Cincinnati offense and should be treated as such in fantasy unless he is traded or there are signs that his role is going to change going forward.

Category: Transactions


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) is considered week-to-week. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mixon has already been ruled out for Week 7, however, he's apparently in danger of missing Week 8 as well. It'll be important to monitor has practice participation next week. Gio Bernard is a plug-and-play RB2 for however long Mixon is sidelined for.

Category: Injury Updates


Auden Tate is not active for Sunday's game against the Colts. (Source: Tyler Dragon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tate was doubtful with a shoulder injury and will not be suiting up in this Week 6 matchup.

Category: Injury Updates


The Bengals placed DE Sam Hubbard (elbow) on the injured reserve Thursday. (Source: Ben Baby on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hubbard sustained the elbow injury in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Ravens. He was expected to miss a week, but will need more time to recover and was placed on the injured reserve. Look for Carlos Dunlap to return to starting lineup with Hubbard sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates


DT Geno Atkins (shoulder) will play Sunday’s Week 5 game against the Ravens. (Source: Ben Baby on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Atkins was a full participant in Friday’s practice and doesn’t carry an injury designation for Week 5. He will make his season debut this week. Atkins will give the Bengals defense a significant boost and look to help slow down the Ravens offense on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


Bengals RB Trayveon Williams is inactive for Week 4. (Source: Ben Baby on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a sign that the Bengals aren't worried about Joe Mixon (chest), who is active. Mixon popped up on the injury report on Saturday, which led to some concern over his status. However, by not activating their third-string RB the Bengals are showing faith that Mixon is healthy.


Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah is out for the remainder of the 2020 season after tearing his right Achilles during Thursday's loss to the Cleveland Browns, head coach Zac Taylor confirmed Friday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Uzomah was carted off the field on Thursday, and the initial reports were pessimistic about a potentially serious Achilles injury. Unfortunately, those fears were confirmed on Friday. Through two games this season, Uzomah caught eight of his 11 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown. With Uzomah out, Drew Sample is expected to step in as the starting tight end in Cincinnati.

Category: Injury Updates


Cornerback Trae Waynes, who tore his pectoral muscle before he stepped on the field last month, went to injured reserve Monday and was replaced on the roster by four-year veteran cornerback Torry McTyer. (Source: Tyler Dragon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Trae Waynes was considered the top secondary player on Cincinnati’s roster. The Bengals signed the former Vikings corner to a three-year, $42 million contract this offseason as part of their defensive overhaul.

Category: Injury Updates


Mackensie Alexander left camp

Tue, Aug 25th 7:34pm EDT
By Todd Steele

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Mackensie Alexander has left training camp as the Okeechobee County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office searches for his father, Jean Odney Alexandre, who disappeared Monday while on a berry-picking trip, authorities say. A search is underway. (Source: NFL Network)

Fantasy Impact: Alexander was a second-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2016. After four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Alexander, 26, signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Bengals during the offseason. Alexander was expected to step in and start at corner after Trae Waynes (pec) underwent surgery and was out indefinitely.


RB Rodney Anderson (failed physical) has been waived by the Cincinnati Bengals. (Source: Cincinnati Bengals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson was a 2019 sixth-round draft choice out of Oklahoma. He was thought to be in the running for the backup job to starter Joe Mixon, but he won’t get that shot after being cut Monday by the Bengals. Trayveon Williams could be the biggest beneficiary in the Cincinnati backfield behind Mixon and Giovani Bernard.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions