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Cincinnati Bengals

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The Cincinnati Bengals D/ST played well in a 32-13 win over the Raiders in Week 11. Cincinnati notched two sacks and forced two turnovers in the win.

Fantasy Impact: The Bengals forced a fumble and picked off Derek Carr once in the win. They will be a solid option in Week 12 against the Steelers.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson made all four of his field goals and 2-of-3 extra points in a 32-13 win over the Raiders in Week 11.

Fantasy Impact: McPherson was busy in the high-scoring afternoon for the Bengals. He hit field goals of 54, 53, 51, and 47 yards in the win. McPherson will kick against the Steelers in Week 12.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah caught 2-of-3 targets for nine yards in a 32-13 win over the Raiders in Week 11.

Fantasy Impact: Uzomah was quiet on an afternoon where the Bengals focused on the run game. Uzomah has been a boom/bust fantasy option this season and will be a low-end TE2 in Week 12 against the Steelers.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd caught 6-of-8 targets for 49 yards in a 32-13 win over the Raiders in Week 11. He added a 14-yard rush in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Boyd led the Bengals in receiving on the afternoon. The veteran slot receiver has often been the odd man out in Cincy this season, so it was refreshing to see him utilized heavily in the contest. He will be a low-end WR3 in Week 12 against the Steelers.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins caught 2-of-3 targets for 15 yards in a 32-13 win over the Raiders in Week 11.

Fantasy Impact: Higgins was quiet on an afternoon where the Bengals leaned heavily on the run game. The second-year wideout will be a WR3 in Week 12 against the Steelers.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase caught 3-of-6 targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in a 32-13 win over the Raiders in Week 11. He added two rushes for eight yards in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Chase continued his impressive touchdown streak as he caught his eighth touchdown in 10 games on a six-yard pass from Joe Burrow in the fourth quarter. The rookie wideout will be a high-end WR2 in Week 12 against the Steelers.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals running back Samaje Perine carried the ball twice for three yards and added three catches for 18 yards in a 32-13 win over the Raiders in Week 11.

Fantasy Impact: Perine stood by as Joe Mixon saw 30 carries. It is apparent that Perine will only be in the mix as a breather back going forward. He will not be a recommended option in Week 12 against the Steelers.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon carried the ball 30 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns in a 32-13 win over the Raiders in Week 11.

Fantasy Impact: Mixon scored a pair of touchdowns for the second straight game and has six over his past four contests. The veteran back has been trending upwards as the Bengals continue to commit to the run game. Mixon will be a solid RB1 in Week 12 against the Steelers.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow completed 20-of-29 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown in a 32-13 win over the Raiders in Week 11.

Fantasy Impact: Burrow added three rushes for 11 yards. He turned in a pedestrian afternoon in a contest where the run game took over for the Bengals. Burrow now has 21 touchdowns through 10 games in 2021. He will be a low-end QB1 in Week 12 against the Steelers.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals tight end Drew Sample caught 3-of-3 targets for 36 yards in a 41-16 loss to the Browns in Week 9.

Fantasy Impact: Sample came into the game with just two receptions on the year. The former second-round draft pick has been playing behind C.J. Uzomah this year and is not a recommended fantasy option moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Bengals running back Chris Evans, who was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, will suit up against the Browns on Sunday afternoon. (Source: Ben Baby on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Evans has appeared in five games this season, totaling 122 scrimmage yards and one touchdown. He's a change-of-pace option for Cincinnati and therefore doesn't have any value in redraft formats.

Category: Injury Updates


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Auden Tate caught his lone target, which went for a seven-yard touchdown, in a 34-11 win over Detroit in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Tate and backup quarterback Brandon Allen came on in garbage time to score on the seven-yard pass. Tate is barely seeing any work as the No. 4 receiver in Cincinnati and will not be a recommended fantasy option in Week 7 against the Ravens.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals running back Trayveon Williams carried the ball six times for 13 yards in a 34-11 win over the Lions in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Williams saw his first game action since the 2020 season with Samaje Perine on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Williams was elevated from the practice squad ahead of the game and is likely headed back provided Perine can return ahead of his team's Week 7 game against the Ravens.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Trenton Irwin caught his lone target for a 25-yard gain in a 24-21 win over the Jaguars in Week 4.

Fantasy Impact: Irwin caught just one ball in 2020 as a rookie and he matched that output on Thursday night against Jacksonville. Irwin is unlikely to make a fantasy impact in Week 5 against the Packers.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mike Thomas caught one pass for no gain in a 24-21 win over the Jaguars in Week 4.

Fantasy Impact: Even with Tee Higgins sidelined over the past two weeks, Thomas has caught just two passes over that span. He has three receptions for 24 yards through four games.

Category: Game Recaps


Bengals CB Trae Waynes (hamstring) won't play in Week 1 against the Vikings. (Source: Ben Baby on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Not good. Cincinnati's secondary will likely be challenged early and often by Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson. Eli Apple is expected to take Waynes' spot.

Category: Injury Updates


Bengals RB Pooka Williams Jr. suffered a hamstring injury during training camp. (Source: James Rapien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He didn't play in the Bengals' most recent preseason game, and this explains why. His roster spot could be in question depending how the rest of the preseason goes for him.

Category: Injury Updates


Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Bengals and DE Sam Hubbard reached agreement on a four-year, $40 million extension. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is an important signing for the Bengals and their defensive unit. Hubbard will play opposite of Trey Hendrickson, who led all defensive ends in sacks with 13.5 last season. The two will be a force to be reckoned with this coming season.

Category: Transactions


The Buccaneers reportedly signed RB Giovani Bernard because Tampa Bay running backs struggled with drops in 2020. (Source: Greg Auman of the Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Bernard signed a one-year deal with the Buccaneers on Tuesday. “The Bucs were easily the worst team in the NFL in drops by running backs last season,” per Greg Auman of The Athletic. “Bucs running backs had 17 drops last year. No other team had more than 12 from their backs. Fournette had seven drops on 47 targets, Jones had five on 42, and rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn had three drops in 10 passes. Together, those 17 drops are as many as the Jets, Titans, Colts, Cardinals, and Seahawks backs combined for last season.” Bernard gives QB Tom Brady another receiving weapon and is considered one of the best pass-catching backs in the NFL. The 29-year-old rushed for 416 yards on 124 attempts and three rushing touchdowns along with 47 receptions on 59 targets for 355 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns across 16 games for the Bengals in 2020. Bernard has more value in PPR formats and is currently 62nd among all running backs in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.

Category: Rumors


K Randy Bullock has finalized a one-year deal worth up to $1.75 million, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bullock's deal guarantees $750K with a maximum of $1.75 million while in Detroit for the upcoming 2021 season. The Lions suffered from multiple blown kicks down the stretch by former K Matt Prater in 2020 and will look for Bullock to bring stability entering his 12th season in the league. Bullock converted 21-of-26 FGs and 24-of-25 XPs for the Bengals in 2020 and will try to replicate a similar performance for the Lions in 2021.

Category: Transactions