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WR Josh Malone - Cincinnati Bengals

6-3, 208Born: 3-21-1996College: TennesseeDrafted: Round 4

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2017 Week 10 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

With Tyler Boyd still out, Malone is clearly the #3 receiver and again played over half of the snaps (30 of 51). However, he was targeted just once (on the opening drive), catching a short pass.

2017 Week 9 vs JAX (4 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)

Malone has seen his playing time and usage increase steadily in recent weeks. He is slowly emerging as one of Cincinnati's top passing game weapons. Against Jacksonville, he played 79.5% of the snaps and tied for the team lead with four targets. While some of the increase in playing time in Week 9 was due to A.J. Green getting kicked out of the game just before half time, Malone saw the field on all but a handful of first half snaps as well. He made a nice diving catch on an out route near the sideline for a 13.yard gain. Assuming A.J. Green is suspended in Week 10, Malone should step into his spot in the starting lineup and play nearly every snap. He is ahead of fellow rookie John Ross on the depth chart.

2017 Week 8 vs IND (3 / 2 / 35 / 1 rec)

Injuries to Tyler Boyd and Cody Core have pushed Malone up the depth chart and he is currently the Bengals top option off the bench, behind starters Green and LaFell. After being inactive the first five weeks, Malone has played 26% and 34% of the offensive snaps in the past two games. Malone was clearly part of the game plan, receiving two targets on the opening drive. His first catch came on a short route and Malone was able to turn up field and dive forward for 10 yards. Malone caught a 25-yard touchdown on a deep post route. He was matched up in single coverage and beat his defender badly enough that he had enough separation to slow down and wait for the wobbly pass from Dalton to arrive and still make the catch in the front of the end zone.

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