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WR A.J. Green - Cincinnati Bengals

6-3, 211Born: 7-31-1988College: GeorgiaDrafted: Round 1, pick 4

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Week 5: vs Seattle Seahawks

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Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Here is where the rubber hits the road for the uber-hot Andy Dalton - can he produce against the stellar Seattle pass D during Week Five? We're about to find out just how real the Cincinnati passing juggernaut is, my friends. To date, Dalton has piled up 78/116 for 1,187 yards passing, nine TDs and one interception thrown over four games, ranking second to Aaron Rodgers in fantasy points at his position over the first 1/4 of the season. A.J. Green (35 targets for 25/417/3 receiving), Marvin Jones (18 for 10/165/2) and Tyler Eifert (24 targets for 16/222/3 receiving) have been the recipients of most of the TDs and targets to date. This is a very strong passing attack entering the second 1/4 of the season. The Seahawks average 190.2 net passing yards allowed per game (fifth in the NFL) with a mere three passing scores allowed over four games, while generating zero interceptions and six sacks (last in the NFL and tied for 23rd, respectively). This group simply covers opposing receivers like glue and is routinely disrupting opponents as they try to catch the football - as we saw on Monday Night when Calvin Johnson was forced to fumble at the goal-line, short-circuiting a late-fourth-quarter comeback attempt. Matthew Stafford managed 24/35 for 203 net passing yards with zero TDs or interceptions when the game was said and done. This is a tough matchup for the Bengals.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at OAK 58 0 0 0 8 5 63 0 0 6.3
2 vs SD 61 0 0 0 4 3 45 1 0 10.5
3 at BAL 72 0 0 0 13 10 227 2 0 34.7
4 vs KC 44 0 0 0 10 7 82 0 0 8.2
5 vs SEA PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 6 * * * *
5 vs SEA PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 6 * * * *
5 vs SEA PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 5 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 4 vs KC (10 / 7 / 82 / 0 rec)

A.J. Green had a relatively quiet performance against the Chiefs in comparison to his career day in Week 3. He did secure seven receptions on ten targets and finished the day with 82 yards. His biggest play of the game came off a low snap which quarterback Andy Dalton scooped up and threw deep down field for Green and a 36-yard gain down the left side of the field. Green was a victim of poor game script in this game as the Bengals were content nursing a big league they gained early on.

2015 Week 3 vs BAL (13 / 10 / 227 / 2 rec)

It was a career day for A.J. Green as he caught 10 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3. Quarterback Andy Dalton hit Green in stride for some huge gains in this game and nearly connected for another touchdown earlier in the game where Green was just out of bounds. In the fourth quarter the duo really got things going as the very first play after a Baltimore defensive touchdown, A.J. Green caught an 80-yard pass from Andy Dalton where he broke tackles from both Jimmy Smith and Will Hill to get into the end zone. The Ravens had zone coverage on the play and Green caught the ball in stride down the seam with 6:37 left in the game. After a great one-handed catch by Marvin Jones, Green would then catch the eventual game winning 7-yard touchdown pass on a fade route after a Dalton audible. This was a very similar play they ran earlier in the game when A.J. was just out of bounds but he mad no mistake the second time around. Green was clearly Andy Dalton's favorite target on the night and it was one of the most dominating performances against the Ravens by an opposing wide receiver in history.

2015 Week 2 vs SD (4 / 3 / 45 / 1 rec)

Green was critical of himself after Week 1 where he dropped a touchdown pass from Andy Dalton in the end zone. He finished this game with only 45 yards on three receptions but he did catch a touchdown. His first target of the night was a quick screen pass on the Bengals first drive that he took out of bounds for 6 yards. Quarterback Andy Dalton did find him for a nice 23-yard gain through the middle in the first quarter on that drive as well. On his touchdown reception A.J. Green came off the line from the left and leaped in the air to snag the ball from cornerback Brandon Flowers in the back of the end zone for a 16 yard score.

2015 Week 1 vs OAK (8 / 5 / 63 / 0 rec)

Though gaining a lot of attention from defenders, A.J. Green had an inconsistent day for the Bengals with a few uncharacteristic drops. His first catch of the day came on a comeback route on the second play of the drive with Andy Dalton out of the shotgun for 7 yards. He then had A.J. Green in single coverage where he beat his defender along the sideline but Dalton missed him with a long throw, a sure touchdown. Not long after, A.J. Green drops a pass in the end zone, which causes the Bengals to settle for a field goal. They did get on track the next drive however when Green made a wide open catch for 30 yards, but this one play was almost half his production on the day. The team was making a lot of things happen off of play action including two short crossing routes to green in the 3rd quarter. Dalton goes deep the very next play but then yet another drop from Green tight along the sideline in coverage. The chemistry just did not seem to be there with Dalton and Green in this game.


Latest News

Bengals | Another monster game for A.J. Green? (Thu Oct 1, 12:25 AM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green helped plenty of fantasy owners to wins in Week 3, and he faces another favorable matchup in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs. In fact, the Chiefs have allowed an NFL-high nine receiving touchdowns by opposing wide receivers through just three games, although that number is slightly skewed by the fact they faced Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in Week 3. Still, opposing wideouts have a league-high 57 catches against the Chiefs through three games, and 750 yards which ranks 31st in the NFL.

Our View: You want a piece of the Bengals passing game. If you've got Green, then he's most certainly in your lineup. While he may not match last week's monster game, Green should easily be able to play up to his WR1 level.
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Bengals | A.J. Green has monster performance (Mon Sep 28, 12:03 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green had 10 catches for 227 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens, becoming only the second player in history with 10-plus catches for 225-plus yards receiving and two-plus touchdowns. Green has 27 catches for 563 yards, four touchdowns and three 100-yard games against the Baltimore Ravens in his last four games against them.

Our View: Fantasy owners were waiting for this, and it finally happened in a big way on Sunday. The Bengals are pass-happy this year, and Green is a must-start every week. He's going to have some 7-for-79 type days, and he's going to have monster games like this one.
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