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WR Ryan Whalen - Cincinnati Bengals

6-1, 202Born: 7-26-1989College: StanfordDrafted: Round 6

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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.

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Schedule

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