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DT Geno Atkins - Cincinnati Bengals

6-2, 293Born: 3-28-1988College: GeorgiaDrafted: Round 4

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Geno Atkins was activated off the PUP list on Wednesday, July 30th. We'll be watching for setbacks, but this is the clearest sign yet that he'll be ready for Week 1 after suffering a torn ACL on Halloween last year.

Summary

Over the 2011-2012 seasons Geno Atkins emerged as the top interior lineman in the fantasy game. His 21 sacks were easily the most by a defensive tackle over that span. In 2012 Atkins was not only the most box score productive interior lineman in the league, he was a top ten lineman overall for fantasy owners. His tackle numbers were down in 2013 but Atkins was on pace for a second season with double digit sacks when he was lost to a significant knee injury in week nine. All signs point to his being on schedule for a return in 2014 but he may not be the same player on the field early in the season. The long term prospects for Atkins are through the roof but redraft owners will want to proceed with some caution, at least until we get to see him on the field. (May 19)

FBG Staff Rankings

DT Redraft - 21, 16, 21, 21, 22
Overall Redraft - 66, 45, 59
DT Dynasty - 24, 24

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2011 CIN 16 26 21 8 2 2 0 3 1
2012 CIN 16 39 15 13 3 0 0 2 0
2013 CIN 9 9 11 6 0 0 0 0 0
2014 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 34 * * * * * * *
2014 PROJ-Norton 16 36 * * * * * * *

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Cincinnati Bengals Team Links

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Footballguys Articles

Reading the Defense: Defensive Line Tiers
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  Jene Bramel - August 28
Reading the Defense: Defensive Line Tiers (Mid-Camp Update)
  Jene Bramel - August 20
Reading the Defense: Defensive Line Tiers (Early Camp Update)
  Jene Bramel - August 2
Eyes of the Guru Preseason: Part 1
  John Norton - June 9
Preseason Watch List: AFC North
  Jason Wood - July 22
Training Camp Injury Storylines
  Jene Bramel - July 18
Eyes of the Guru Preseason: Part 5
  John Norton - July 14
Reading the Defense: Defensive Line Tiers (Post-OTA Update)
  Jene Bramel - July 5

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Latest News

Bengals | Geno Atkins to play (Fri Aug 22, 03:32 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals DE Geno Atkins (knee) is expected to play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 24, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

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Bengals | Geno Atkins will be ready (Thu Aug 21, 12:42 AM) - Cincinnati Bengals DE Geno Atkins (knee) will be ready for the regular season opener against the Baltimore Ravens Sept. 7, head coach Marvin Lewis said Wednesday, Aug. 20. In fact, he also could potentially play in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 24, against the Arizona Cardinals.

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2014 Schedule

1@ Baltimore Ravens
2vs Atlanta Falcons
3vs Tennessee Titans
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5@ New England Patriots
6vs Carolina Panthers
7@ Indianapolis Colts
8vs Baltimore Ravens
9vs Jacksonville Jaguars
10vs Cleveland Browns
11@ New Orleans Saints
12@ Houston Texans
13@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14vs Pittsburgh Steelers
15@ Cleveland Browns
16vs Denver Broncos
17@ Pittsburgh Steelers