| A.J. Green will sit out today and Week 17 -- Sat Dec 24 9:15 am --|
Doctors won't clear Bengals WR
|Bengals docs won't let A.J. Green go today. (Jay Glazer on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Not only will Green miss tonight's game with the Texans but according to Adam Schefter, Green will miss the Week 17 game as well. He stated earlier in the week that he would play but it is a wise move to have Green inactive as the Bengals are out of the playoff race. Tyler Boyd is in play as a high-end WR2 with both Green and TE Tyler Eifert on the shelf in Week 16.
| Tyler Eifert ruled out, A.J. Green questionable -- Fri Dec 23 1:00 pm --|
Bengals will be without star TE
|In the wake of Friday’s star-studded injury report, the Bengals have no choice but to find out if the kids are OK with starting Will linebacker Vontaze Burfict and starting tight end Tyler Eifert ruled out for Saturday night’s game and wide receiver A.J. Green categorized as questionable despite having a full practice. (Bengals.com)|
FF Today's Take: C.J. Uzomah, who has missed the last five games with a calf injury will likely fill in for Eifert. A.J. Green is expected to play but check inactives tomorrow before inserting him into your lineup.
| A.J. Green says he's playing this week -- Thu Dec 22 11:55 am --|
Missed last four games with hamstring injury
|The Bengals don’t have anything to play for, but A.J. Green wants to play anyway.
Their star wide receiver told reporters today he was healthy enough to play this week, via Geoff Hobson of the team’s official website.
Green has missed the last four games because of a hamstring injury. (ProFootballTalk)|
FF Today's Take: Green will be difficult to trust during fantasy championship week given his layoff but he's got WR1 potential in a matchup against the Texans. Tyler Boyd and Brandon LaFell take a ding to their fantasy value.
| A.J. Green expects to practice Wednesday -- Mon Dec 12 6:30 pm --|
WR has missed three games with hamstring strain
|HC Marvin Lewis on A.J. Green's forecast for this week: "Partly sunny." Says Green expects to practice Wednesday. (Jim Owczarski on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: It opens the door to the possibility Green will play in Week 15 versus the Steelers, but a more likely probability is Week 16 since the Bengals have virtually nothing to play for. Assuming Green does sit out this week, Tyler Eifert figures to Andy Dalton's favorite target and an elite TE1 play, while Tyler Boyd and Brandon LaFell will be low-end WR3 at best.
| A.J. Green to miss Week 13 -- Thu Dec 1 11:45 am --|
|Sources close to A.J. Green tell me the Bengals wide receiver will miss his third straight game on Sunday. I'm told his hamstring is healing as expected, but that he won't be ready this week. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Green's absence from the lineup was anticipated. Tyler Boyd, Brandon LaFell and TE Tyler Eifert will be the top receiving options for Andy Dalton against the Eagles. RB Jeremy Hill saw a season-high six targets with Green out last week.
| HC: A.J. Green could return this season -- Mon Nov 21 7:40 pm --|
Hamstring injury won't require surgery
|A.J. Green suffered a hamstring strain Sunday, but will not require surgery. He will probably be out a few weeks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source.
Green was carted off early in Sunday's 16-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Coach Marvin Lewis said Monday that Green is moving better than expected after the injury and hopes to have his star receiver back by the end of the year. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: That's the good news. The bad news for owners is that he probably won't be available to help get his fantasy teams to the postseason. The Bengals are 3-6-1 at the moment as well, so it is fair to wonder if they would bring him back if they are out of the race by the time he is ready. Tyler Boyd should be a hot waiver-wire add this week and could provide some low-end WR3 production, although Tyler Eifert should become the focal point of the passing game now.
| Bengals lose Giovani Bernard, torn ACL -- Sun Nov 20 10:00 pm --|
Bengals hit hard by injury bug
|On one of their final plays of the game in a 16-12 loss to the Bills, they reportedly lost running back Giovani Bernard for the season. The Enquirer confirmed an initial NFL Network report late Sunday night that Bernard suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament after bringing in a 7-yard catch from Andy Dalton with 58 seconds remaining. (Cincinnati Enquirer)|
FF Today's Take: It was a brutal week for injuries and the Bengals got hit the most with A.J. Green (hamstring) and losing on half of their running back tandem, Giovani Bernard. Jeremy Hill should see an uptick in usage over the final seven weeks of the season. Rex Burkhead could also see an increase in snaps.
| A.J. Green could miss remainder of season -- Sun Nov 20 6:00 pm --|
|Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green will miss multiple weeks with a hamstring injury. Sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter there is a chance Green will not play again this season. "I don't know when he can be back, but he has a hamstring injury, I can tell you that," Lewis said. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Green left early in Week 11 and obviously he will be sorely missed by the team and fantasy owners. Green will have an MRI Monday.