WR A.J. Green - Cincinnati Bengals
|6-3, 211||Born: 7-31-1988||College: Georgia||Drafted: Round 1, pick 4|
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 27): Green was unable to practice last week due to his injured toe, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as doubtful to play on Friday. After the game on Sunday, Green said he felt 80% healthy in the affected digit.
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Tue Oct 28): The Bengals *needed* Green in Week 8 and he didn't even practice. No matter what the Bengals or Green say about his toe injury, we can't be sure when he will return, and until he has two consecutive days of practice participation, it's safe to assume he is at least a week away.
General News (Tue Oct 28): said Sunday, Oct. 26, that he felt "about 80 percent" after feeling "40 percent last week." Green said he has not had any soreness after working out.
Week 9: vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Andy Dalton found a way to score against the Ravens, with 6/14/2 rushing to help out his fantasy owners (21/28 for 266 yards passing, zero TDs and one interception thrown). Mohamed Sanu continued to do the heavy lifting for the injury-decimated receiving corps, with nine targets for 5/125/0 receiving to his credit. Greg Little was a temporary lift (five targets for 3/42/0 receiving) while Cincinnati waits for A.J. Green to get back in the action. Green said after the game last week that his sore toe is back to 80% healthy, and IF he doesn't suffer another practice-session setback it is looking good for Green to play in Week 9. Stay tuned to Footballguys.com's Players in the News later this week for the latest on Green's practice participation. If he can go, it should provide a lift for Dalton's performance as a passer. The Jaguars started the year being pathetic at pass defense, and currently rank 27th in the NFL averaging 267.4 net passing yards allowed per game, with 13 pass TDs allowed vs. a mere three interceptions (tied for 26th in the NFL). They do have 25 sacks this season (tied for second in the NFL), which has become a building block for the pass D. Ryan Tannehill was held to 16/29 for 178 net yards, one TD and one interception thrown last week (three sacks taken for -18 yards), while Brian Hoyer threw 16/41 for 197 net yards, zero TDs and one interception two games ago (also three sacks taken for -18 yards). During October, the Jaguars' pass D has taken several steps forward - they aren't getting totally dominated in this phase of the game anymore. Dalton has faltered without Green, but against the so-so Jaguars pass D he should be able to get on track in the passing phase of the game.
Recent Stats and Projections
Latest NewsBengals | A.J. Green a limited participant (Wed Oct 29, 07:16 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 29. Green said he feels good, and he'll try to do more Thursday, Oct. 30. It looks more promising that he'll play in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and if he does, he's unlikely to limit his number of snaps. Green did position-specific drills Wednesday and ran some routes, and he didn't favor his right big toe. However, he has been told to expect to play through some level of pain for the rest of the season. Our View: Green said trainers may tape up his foot a bit, but he isn't planning on wearing different shoes or wearing inserts for cushioning. Fantasy owners need to monitor this situation closely as the week of practice continues.
link to story Bengals | A.J. Green practicing (Wed Oct 29, 01:34 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. Our View: Green says he's 80 percent healthy this week after feeling 40 percent healthy last week. That's a good sign, but we're not going to buy his self-prognosis before he practices fully in back-to-back days.
link to story Bengals | A.J. Green will try to practice (Wed Oct 29, 12:14 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) said he will try to participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. Our View: He says he's 80 percent healthy, but we turn to Dr. Jene Bramel for direction in this situation. According to the good doctor, we have no idea how healthy Green truly is. We'll see if he can practice later in the week.
link to story Bengals | A.J. Green says he is 80 percent (Sun Oct 26, 06:02 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) said Sunday, Oct. 26, that he felt 'about 80 percent' after feeling '40 percent last week.' Green said he has not had any soreness after working out. link to story Bengals | Week 8 Inactives (Sun Oct 26, 11:49 AM) - The Cincinnati Bengals have declared WR A.J. Green, DL Brandon Thompson, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, OG Mike Pollak, RB Rex Burkhead, LB Rey Maualuga, OT Tanner Hawkinson, DL Will Clarke inactive for Week 8. More News
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