WR A.J. Green - Cincinnati Bengals
|6-3, 211||Born: 7-31-1988||College: Georgia||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2011|
He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Sat Oct 12): sprinted on Wednesday, Oct. 9, which was the first time he was able to do that since getting injured. Green has already been ruled out for Week 6, but he's hoping to return for Week 7, according to The Athletic's Jay Morrison.
General News (Fri Oct 11): is out for this week's game.
General News (Thu Oct 10): will not be traded before the trade deadline, according to head coach Zac Taylor.
General News (Thu Oct 10): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Thu Oct 10): isn't lobbying for a trade, but he said he is ready in case he's dealt before the Oct. 29 trade deadline. "I'm prepared for anything," Green recently told Bengals.com. "A trade's not going to change who I am. I'm still going to play. I'm still going to be A.J."
General News (Wed Oct 9): did not practice on Wednesday.
General News (Mon Oct 7): will not practice again this week or play in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens, according to head coach Zac Taylor.
Week 6: at Baltimore Ravens
FBG says: Good matchup. New coach Zac Taylor has been dealt a difficult hand, forced to manufacture an attack that works around the Bengals' poor front line and injury-racked receiving corps. As a result, this passing game continues to search for its footing amidst a full-on rebuild. Andy Dalton has been shaky thus far, but it's unfair to lay too much blame at his feet, with A.J. Green and John Ross sidelined and little depth at receiver. Tyler Boyd has continued to develop as an all-around weapon from the slot, and he's caught six balls or more in four of five games thus far. But middling talents Auden Tate, Damion Willis, and Alex Erickson have been pushed into prominent roles alongside him. Last Sunday, in a cherry matchup with the Cardinals' weak secondary, the trio generated just 71 yards (and a touchdown) across their 11 targets. Tyler Eifert remains a shell of himself as a playmaking tight end, with just 95 yards through their 5 games. Of course, it doesn't help that Dalton operates behind one of the league's worst front lines. Even when left tackle Cordy Glenn is cleared of his concussion - it looks unlikely this week - this will remain a talent-starved group that gives Dalton very little time to throw. He's produced admirably under the circumstances, averaging 282 yards a game, but has trended down markedly since Week 2. Beyond Boyd, it's hard to anticipate much upside here that's not fully volume-driven. The Baltimore pass defense continues to underwhelm, despite a bevy of big names and a dominant reputation. They've allowed 340+ yards to 3 of their 5 opponents, and last week, the Steelers' inexperienced duo of Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges posted better-than-expected efficiency. There have been issues throughout this unit, with missed assignments and miscommunications running rampant. The pass rush remains strong, and future Hall of Fame safety Earl Thomas has been generally solid in his Ravens debut. But the play of rising star Marlon Humphrey, in particular, has dipped noticeably of late, with a handful of big downfield plays coming in his coverage. The team is now also short on depth, with strong safety Tony Jefferson shelved by a torn ACL. That will force Anthony Averett, Maurice Canady, and Anthony Levine into significantly more snaps, and they haven't been very effective in their small roles. With such inconsistency in play, and no shutdown cornerbacks at the moment, this is no longer a fantasy matchup to avoid.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
A.J. Green's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Latest NewsBengals | Week 6 Cincinnati Bengals inactives (Sun Oct 13, 11:40 AM) - The Cincinnati Bengals have declared WR A.J. Green, DL Carlos Dunlap, DL Kerry Wynn, OT Andre Smith, QB Jacob Dolegala, OT Cordy Glenn and DT Ryan Glasgow inactive for Week 6. Our View: Carl Lawson will get the start with Dunlap sidelined. The Bengals will be without both starting tackles, so the Ravens D/ST gets an upgrade this week.
link to story Bengals | A.J. Green targeting Week 7 return (Sat Oct 12, 01:50 AM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) sprinted on Wednesday, Oct. 9, which was the first time he was able to do that since getting injured. Green has already been ruled out for Week 6, but he's hoping to return for Week 7, according to The Athletic's Jay Morrison. Our View: Green is getting closer to a return, but he may not be closer to the contract extension he wants. He's set to be a free agent in 2020 and there's no word about the Bengals working on a new deal. When Green returns, it should help QB Andy Dalton and even open things up for Tyler Boyd who would move to the No. 2 wide receiver position.
link to story Bengals | Week 6 injury report for Bengals (Fri Oct 11, 03:54 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals DT Ryan Glasgow (thigh), OT Andre Smith (ankle), DE Kerry Wynn (concussion) and DE Carlos Dunlap (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and have been ruled out for Week 6. WR A.J. Green (ankle) and OT Cordy Glenn (concussion) were limited during practice but have been ruled out. S Shawn Williams (thigh) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. WR Alex Erickson (concussion), OG Mike Jordan (ankle), OG John Miller (groin), LB Nick Vigil (ankle) and PK Randy Bullock (back) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report. link to story Bengals | A.J. Green ruled out Week 6 (Fri Oct 11, 01:52 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) on Friday, Oct. 11, was officially ruled out of Week 6. link to story Bengals | A.J. Green officially limited (Thu Oct 10, 04:55 PM) - Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) was officially listed as limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 10. link to story More News
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