May 26, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernar (25) during OTAs at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
The Cincinnati Bengals have some great players who offer strong value, but not every player will make it onto a team in Fantasy Football. Especially with all the expectations that surround this team and its potential, it is hard to leave these guys off the list, but you are destined to need a free agent on your fantasy team. Here is Stripe Hype’s top three Bengals to put on your fantasy team’s watch list.
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3. Mohamed San
Please don’t interpret this as Mohamed Sanu is not draftable or isn’t valuable to the Bengals or your fantasy team. If injuries occur like last season, he could be a “go to guy,” especially if your league’s free agent pool is short on wide receiver talent. Strong potential, but a little to risky to take unless it is in the last round and few other options remain. Keep a watch on him though if he remains available.
2. Tyler Krof
Although Tyler Kroft looks like a solid guy, his inexperience is a little scary. Tyler Eifert should be ready come Week One barring any set backs. Kroft could be one that comes along as the season progresses, but for the time being he will likely act as a decoy in order to open up the field for other, more familiar options for Andy Dalton.
1. Giovani Bernar
Jeremy Hill will be the number one running back out of camp. Giovani Bernard is good enough to be a starting running back, but when seeing third downs and passing options more, he is not the top guy to keep on your list of draft picks. This doesn’t mean that he is not worth a late look in the draft or, even better, as a top free agent pick up. If Hill gets injured, he would easily be the next man up and the best option in free agency, without hesitation.
All three of these guys could be a late pick up in a larger leagues (14 to 16 teams), but if you play in a smaller league (8 to 10) and can afford depth at certain positions, this could be a great free agent market to keep an eye on, especially with the dreaded injury bug ready to strike any team without notice.