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John Ross
John Ross catches short TD in loss to Bolts
Sun, Dec 9, 2018, 7:38 PM
John Ross caught 2-of-4 targets for 11 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 14 loss to the Chargers.
Analysis: Ross was wide open for a five-yard touchdown, the lone passing score of the day for Jeff Driskel. Ross pops up for random short touchdowns here and there but hasn't topped 31 yards the last four weeks. He's a WR5/6.
C.J. Uzomah
Uzomah goes 3-37 in loss to Chargers
Sun, Dec 9, 2018, 7:35 PM
C.J. Uzomah caught all three of his targets for 37 yards in the Bengals' Week 14 loss to the Chargers.
Analysis: The 37 yards were actually second on the team to Tyler Boyd's 52 on a day Jeff Driskel threw for just 170 yards. Uzomah will be a stream-worthy TE1 next week at home against a Raiders defense that is bad in every category.
Tyler Boyd
Boyd leads Bengals with 52 yards receiving
Sun, Dec 9, 2018, 7:18 PM
Tyler Boyd caught 3-of-6 targets for 52 yards in the Bengals' Week 14 loss to the Chargers.
Analysis: The six targets tied Joe Mixon for the team lead, while the yards paced the club. Boyd had struggled badly without A.J. Green in the lineup. He has a nice Week 15 matchup against the Raiders in Cincinnati, but Jeff Driskel being at quarterback makes Boyd a mere low-floor WR3.
Jeff Driskel
Driskel does very little again in another L
Sun, Dec 9, 2018, 6:58 PM
Jeff Driskel completed 18-of-27 passes for 170 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 14 loss to the Chargers.
Analysis: Driskel appeared to also have a rushing touchdown, but it was eventually called back on a questionable reversal. The Bengals then false-started on the next play from the one-yard line and kicked a field goal. Driskel had 12 rushing yards total. Driskel's one score was thrown to a wide-open John Ross from six yards out. Driskel will be a QB2 next week against Oakland.
Joe Mixon
Mixon has 138 yards, TD on 31 touches in loss
Sun, Dec 9, 2018, 6:06 PM
Joe Mixon rushed 26 times for 111 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' 26-21, Week 14 loss to the Chargers, adding five catches for 27 yards on six targets.
Analysis: Plain and simple, Mixon was the offense. The Bengals were able to hang around in this one all day long because Mixon was fighting hard for yards on every touch. He finally found the end zone with 1:50 left to play from one yard out on his 31st touch of the day. Mixon will be an RB1 next week in a cake spot at home against the Raiders in a game the Bengals should have a shot to win.
Josh Malone
Bengals declare Week 14 inactives
Sun, Dec 9, 2018, 1:34 PM
Bengals declared WR Josh Malone, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, CB Tony McRae, WLB Vontaze Burfict, OT Cedric Ogbuehi, LT Cordy Glenn, and DE Kasim Edebali inactive for Week 14 against the Chargers.
Analysis: Malone has a hamstring injury. Glenn remains out with his back issue.
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon taken off injury report
Fri, Dec 7, 2018, 4:11 PM
Joe Mixon (foot) wasn't listed on the Week 14 injury report.
Analysis: Mixon got in a full practice Friday after being limited the last two days. He may not be 100 percent, but Mixon should see his normal workload for Sunday's matchup with the Chargers.
Cordy Glenn
Bengals LT Cordy Glenn (back) out again Wk 14
Fri, Dec 7, 2018, 12:45 PM
Jay Morrison on Twitter
Bengals LT Cordy Glenn (back) is out for Week 14 against the Chargers.
Analysis: The Bengals went with Clint Boling and Trey Hopkins on the left side of their line against the Broncos, which resulted in Jeff Driskel hurrying for his life. It's possible the team opts to start Cedric Ogbuehi in Week 14. Either way, Glenn's a huge absence against the Chargers' daunting pass rush.
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon (foot) officially limited Thursday
Thu, Dec 6, 2018, 1:25 PM
Jay Morrison on Twitter
Updating an earlier report, Joe Mixon (foot) remained limited at Thursday's practice.
Analysis: He's been limited at both sessions this week, though there's been nothing to suggest he's in danger of missing Sunday's game in Los Angeles. Mixon has settled in as a back-end RB1 in all fantasy leagues.
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon (foot) practicing on Thursday
Thu, Dec 6, 2018, 10:40 AM
Jay Morrison on Twitter
Joe Mixon (foot) participated in Thursday's practice.
Analysis: It is good news after Mixon was limited Wednesday. At this point, he appears on track to suit up against the Chargers. Even after Giovani Bernard took on more work last week, Mixon remains a back-end RB1.
Joe Mixon
Mixon (foot) limited in Wednesday's practice
Wed, Dec 5, 2018, 2:30 PM
Joe Mixon (foot) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: It's a new injury for Mixon, so this is something to watch the remainder of the week. It's possible he was injured in Wednesday's practice. If Mixon were to miss the Chargers game, Giovani Bernard would be an RB2 play.
A.J. Green
Bengals officially put A.J. Green (toe) on IR
Wed, Dec 5, 2018, 9:49 AM
Bengals placed WR A.J. Green (toe) on injured reserve, ending his season.
A.J. Green
A.J. Green to undergo season-ending surgery
Mon, Dec 3, 2018, 6:24 PM
Adam Schefter on Twitter
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports A.J. Green will undergo season-ending surgery for torn ligaments in his toe and will be sidelined 3-4 months.
Analysis: Green returned from his foot injury this past week after missing three games and promptly was re-injured, costing him even more time while needing to go under the knife. Green will be 31 next season and has one year remaining on his contract. He'll be a candidate for an extension, as this shouldn't deter the Bengals. Tyler Boyd and John Ross will hold down the fort at wideout.
A.J. Green
A.J. Green spotted in walking boot, Lewis mum
Mon, Dec 3, 2018, 2:28 PM
Fletcher Page on Twitter
A.J. Green (foot) was spotted in a walking boot on Monday, though coach Marvin Lewis declined to update his status.
Analysis: Green's season appears to be in danger after he was carted off against the Broncos, but the Bengals are not ready to make any public pronouncements. The latest his status will be updated is Wednesday, when the Bengals return to practice.
John Ross
John Ross finishes with measly 2/13 Sunday
Sun, Dec 2, 2018, 4:45 PM
John Ross vacuumed 2-of-3 targets for 13 yards in the Bengals' Week 13 loss to the Broncos Sunday.
Analysis: Even with A.J. Green (foot) being carted off mid-game, Ross wasn't able to overcome Jeff Driskel's inability to escape Denver's pass rush. With Green in and out of the lineup over the last four games, Ross has hauled in 9-of-20 targets for 110 yards. He's not a viable option in the fantasy playoffs.
Giovani Bernard
Giovani Bernard gets late-game work vs Denver
Sun, Dec 2, 2018, 4:42 PM
Giovani Bernard rushed five times for 14 yards, tacking on six catches for 32 yards in the Bengals' Week 13 loss to the Broncos.
Analysis: Unlike previous weeks, Bernard was actually involved over teammate Joe Mixon down the stretch. Mixon still led the Bengals with 12 carries to Bernard's five, but Gio quietly tied Tyler Boyd with a team-high eight targets as Cincinnati went into catch-up mode early. It would make sense the Bengals utilize both Mixon and Bernard against the Chargers next week, but the latter is still just a handcuff at this point of the season.
C.J. Uzomah
Uzomah turns 7 targets into 33 yards in loss
Sun, Dec 2, 2018, 4:21 PM
C.J. Uzomah caught 5-of-7 targets for 33 yards in the Bengals' Week 13 loss to the Broncos.
Analysis: Per usual, Uzomah saw a lucrative number of targets but did absolutely nothing with them. He's somehow turned 20 targets into a bumbling 72 yards and no scores in the past two games. He'll stay a suck-it-up usage-based TE1 for those looking to stream next week against the Chargers.
Joe Mixon
Joe Mixon runs for 82 yards in Bengals loss
Sun, Dec 2, 2018, 4:17 PM
Joe Mixon rushed 12 times for 82 yards in the Bengals' Week 13 loss to the Broncos.
Analysis: It was an efficient day for Mixon (6.8 YPC), but he was ultimately game-scripted out of play as the Broncos took possession after possession and milked the clock behind Phillip Lindsay's breakout 19/157/2 performance. Unlike previous weeks, though, the second-year pro actually did lose touches down the stretch to Giovani Bernard, who finished tied with Tyler Boyd for the team-lead in targets (8). The Bengals will have to run the ball if they stand any chance at competing with the Chargers next week, keeping Mixon a low-end usage-based RB1 despite Jeff Driskel's shortcomings.
Jeff Driskel
Jeff Driskel averages 6.2 YPA in Bengals loss
Sun, Dec 2, 2018, 4:06 PM
Jeff Driskel completed 25-of-38 passes for 236 yards, one touchdown, and one interception as the Bengals fell to the Broncos in Week 13.
Analysis: In his defense, the Bengals were surprisingly down to their fourth-string left tackle with Cordy Glenn (back), Jake Fisher (back, IR), and Cedric Ogbuehi (healthy scratched) all ruled out. Known for his sheer athleticism, Driskel was pestered by Bradley Chubb and Von Miller throughout the day, escaping for only three yards rushing. Cincinnati also lost A.J. Green (foot) mid-game. With few viable options left to throw to behind Tyler Boyd (6/97), this offense (Driskel included) will be one to avoid against the Chargers' daunting pass rush next week.
Tyler Boyd
Tyler Boyd leads team Bengals with 8 targets
Sun, Dec 2, 2018, 3:49 PM
Tyler Boyd soaked up 6-of-8 targets for 97 yards in the Bengals' Week 13 loss to the Broncos.