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Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) says that he hopes to resume throwing in mid-February. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Mid-February is about three months since Burrow underwent surgery. Cincinnati's franchise QB believes he is already finished with the worst part of the rehab process, and he remains on track for Week 1 of the 2021 season if he can avoid any setbacks. Expect Burrow to be valued as a high-end QB2 in early fantasy drafts.

Category: Injury Updates


The Cincinnati Bengals defense struggled in a 38-3 loss to the Ravens in Week 17. The were unable to register a sack and forced one turnover in the blowout loss.

Fantasy Impact: The Bengals were demolished by the Ravens on the ground in the loss. Cincinnati heads into the offseason with a lot of work to do on the defensive side of the ball.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals kicker Austin Seibert made a 38-yard field goal in a 38-3 loss to the Ravens in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Seibert managed the only points on the afternoon for Cincy. The kicker performed well after taking over for the injured Randy Bullock.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals tight end Drew Sample caught 2-of-3 targets for 15 yards in a 38-3 loss to the Ravens in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: It was a brutal day for the Cincy offense, with Brandon Allen completing just six passes. Sample's 15 receiving yards were good enough for second on the team in receiving. Sample is a low-upside fantasy tight end heading into his third season.

Category: Game Recaps


Tyler Boyd makes one catch

Sun, Jan 3rd 11:16pm EST
By Matthew Terelle

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd caught one pass for a one-yard gain in a 38-3 loss to the Ravens in Week 17. He added an 11-yard rush.

Fantasy Impact: Boyd missed the previous week with a concussion. The veteran slot man finishes the year with 79 receptions for 841 yards and four TDs. He should have a big year in 2021 if Joe Burrow is able to return to form after his knee injury.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was held without a catch on six targets in a 38-3 loss to the Ravens in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Green turned in an uneven 2020 season, although he managed to stay healthy, appearing in all 16 games. He wraps up the year with 47 catches for 523 yards and two scores. Now an unrestricted free agent, it is unlikely that he will be back in Cincy in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals running back Trayveon Williams carried the ball four times for 74 yards and added a three-yard reception in a 38-3 loss to the Ravens in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Williams ripped off a 55-yard run in the blowout loss. Now heading into this third year, Williams should be Joe Mixon's primary early-down backup in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals running back Samaje Perine carried the ball nine times for 51 yards in a 38-3 loss to the Ravens in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Perine finished the season on a high note while getting a chance to revitalize his career after Joe Mixon got injured. An unrestricted free agent, Perine will likely settle in as a capable backup somewhere next season.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard carried the ball three times for seven yards in a 38-3 loss to the Ravens in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Bernard didn't get much work in the blowout loss. The pass-catching specialist finishes the 2020 season with 47 receptions. He should be back next year as a change-of-pace option behind starter Joe Mixon.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Brandon Allen completed 6-of-21 passes for 48 yards and two interceptions in a 38-3 loss to the Ravens in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: It was a brutal day for the Cincinnati offense, which managed just 195 yards. Allen had a few moments while filling in for the injured Joe Burrow but he will return to a backup role next season.

Category: Game Recaps


Tee Higgins has been ruled out for the remainder of the Bengals' Week 17 game against the Ravens due to a hamstring injury. (Source: Tyler Dragon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The rookie wideout came up lame following a long catch-and-run. Higgins emerged as Cincinnati's No. 1 wideout over the course of the season, and he could be a second-year breakout candidate if Joe Burrow (knee) comes back healthy in 2021.

Category: Injury Updates


Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) is officially out for the season, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mixon (foot) will not play in Week 17’s matchup against the Ravens and was officially ruled out for the season. He hasn’t played since Week 6’s loss to the Colts. Mixon finished the 2020 campaign with 428 rushing yards along with 21 receptions for 138 receiving yards and four total touchdowns. The Bengals will once again rely on Giovani Bernard and Samaje Perine to handle RB duties in Week 17.

Category: Injury Updates


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Alex Erickson caught all six of his targets for 88 yards in a 37-31 win over the Texans in Week 16.

Fantasy Impact: Erickson took over slot duties with Tyler Boyd missing the game with a concussion. The veteran wideout took advantage of the opportunities, finishing second on the team in receiving. Erickson will be a low-end flex in Week 17 against the Ravens if Boyd doesn't play.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley completed 7-of-13 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in a 27-17 win over the Steelers in Week 15.

Fantasy Impact: Finley added a touchdown and 47 rushing yards on 10 carries in the surprise win. The young signal-caller didn't have a huge game but he kept the Steelers honest with his legs. His 23-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter essentially dashed any hopes for a Pittsburgh comeback. It will be either Finley or Brandon Allen under center in Week 16 against the Texans.

Category: Game Recaps


Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson has been ruled out for Monday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Source: Steelers.com)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson missed practice all week with the ankle injury and is set to miss Monday Night Football against the Steelers. Wilson had consistently seen over 50 percent of the snaps for three games straight prior to his injury in Week 14, so his loss will be felt by an already shaky defense. Germaine Pratt and Josh Bynes should see near every snap role in his absence. Both Bynes and Pratt have high-end LB2 upside with Wilson sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates


Bengals DT Geno Atkins (shoulder) has been placed on the league's Reserve/Injured list due to a right shoulder injury. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Atkins has been with the Bengals since they drafted him in the fourth round in 2010. The eight-time Pro Bowler, who has the third-most sacks (75.5) in team history, will likely miss the remainder of the 2020 season. The Bengals defense will have a hard time containing the Steelers in Week 15 and the absence of Atkins presents an opportunity for RB James Conner to have a bounce-back game on Monday Night Football.

Category: Injury Updates


Bengals K Randy Bullock is inactive for Week 14 against the Cowboys. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a coach's decision. Austin Seibert will kick for Cincinnati in his absence.


The Bengals have placed T Jonah Williams on injured reserve with a knee injury. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: NFL's Ian Rapoport states that Williams is likely done for the remainder of the 2020 season. Williams, an athletic T and former first-round pick out of Alabama, has had trouble staying on the field. The current knee injury follows up a torn labrum that cost him his entire rookie campaign. Hopefully, the extended offseason will help this promising young talent get back on track for 2021.

Category: Injury Updates


The Bengals placed WR Auden Tate (shoulder) on IR. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tate is expected to undergo shoulder surgery and will miss the rest of the season. He'll enter the final year of his rookie contract in 2021.

Category: Injury Updates


Bengals WR John Ross injured his foot playing defense in practice and has been ruled out for Week 10. (Source: Ben Baby on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: You can't make this stuff up. While at practice, Ross played cornerback for the shorthanded Bengals secondary and ended up injuring his foot. Ross can't get on the field, and with a slew of injuries and trade demands this season, his time in Cincinnati is likely up after this year. Ross should be avoided in all redraft formats and is a weak hold in dynasty formats with an uncertain path to playing time.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions, Rumors