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DT Geno Atkins - Cincinnati Bengals

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

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Atkins tore his right ACL on October 31, 2013 and was placed on IR November 4. He is rehabbing aggressively and the team hopes he'll be ready to participate in at least part of training camp, with an eye towards having Atkins back in the lineup for Week One of the regular season. It remains to be seen if Atkins can come back from the ACL surgery sufficiently to play in September.

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, 21, 23
Overall Redraft - 63, 56
DT Dynasty - 19, 15, 26
Overall Dynasty - 66, 53

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 33 * * * * * * *

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Latest News

Bengals | Geno Atkins could practice by next week (Tue Jul 22, 02:15 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins (knee) could practice by next week, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. Lewis is going to hold Atkins out of practice the first few days to make sure he is ready.

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Bengals | Two to start camp on PUP list (Mon Jul 21, 05:10 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins (knee) and CB Leon Hall (Achilles') will begin training camp on the team's physically unable to perform list.

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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