Cincinnati Bengals 2014 Season Preview and Predictions
Aug 24, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) in the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The Cincinnati Bengals have a few big play makers and of course that means strong fantasy points for those who put an emphasis on offense. Even those who have defenses involved and even more defensive players.
AJ Green will see his fair share of passes thrown his way. Last Year, in a .5 PPR and 1 point per 20 yard league. He averaged 11.58 points per game, which as decent for a starting receiver. It kept me in plenty of games last year. He had over 1,400 yards on 98 receptions last season along with 11 touchdowns. I would say a solid starter week one.
How about Andy Dalton? He has shown signs of brilliant performances, like against the New York Jets last season, but also has shown that he could be second guessed in the starting lineup for strong passing fantasy leagues. I played in a system that yards were key 50 yards/point and -2 points/interception plus -1 points/sack. He only averaged 14.89 points per game. In my league, you need a solid performance from your QB to win.
This year, I am predicting that both should be worth the risk, especially if they can connect early and often in games. Green was successful in the preseason and picking up yards getting to balls. Dalton was spectacular early on this preseason and if he can create any type of solid consistency could be a dangerous weapon in most fantasy leagues.
My fantasy steal is Mohamed Sanu, especially if Marvin Jones does not return to his pre-injury form. If he can stay healthy, he is a strong weapon across the middle for Dalton. His size and speed are not to be under estimated. He has matured since last season and looks like he could be dangerous. If you find him available in late rounds. he might just be worth the risk.