Bengals vs. Cardinals: Week 11 Fantasy Football Preview

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Nov 5, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 31-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Wide Receivers

A.J. Green: Surrounded by weapons and forced to take a back seat in the Bengals’ offense, Green’s fantasy value just simply isn’t the same as it has been over the past few years. While Green may still be the number one receiver, opposing teams are double-teaming him on a week in, week out basis. And because Green’s teammates are able to make plays in the passing game, his production has significantly dropped off. And manning up against Patrick Peterson is always scary, so be careful if you’re going to start Green. That being said, Green is a huge wild card; he could make you wish you hadn’t benched him with a huge game or make you wish you hadn’t started him, with just a few nice plays. Green is a great football player, but his fantasy value is hard to predict.

Larry Fitzgerald: Fitzgerald is having one of the best fantasy seasons of his career, and we can’t see the Bengals slowing him down this week. With Adam Jones most likely missing this game, Fitzgerald will have an even easier time against an average Bengals secondary. Larry Fitz has seven touchdowns in nine games played this season, and he could easily put up a two-touchdown performance against Cincinnati on Sunday night if the Bengals’ corners struggle like they’ve done in the past.

Marvin Jones: Jones has been a boom-or-bust fantasy player all year long, but this could be a good week for him. Green will be getting shadowed by Peterson all game long, which means that Marvin Jones should be seeing a lot of single-coverage. In games where Jones has 8+ targets, he has 294 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Look for those numbers to grow this week; Jones could have some serious upside.

John Brown: Brown hasn’t seen any serious action since October 26, after suffering a hamstring injury that has nagged him for almost an entire month. Brown is reportedly questionable to go on Sunday night, and even if he does play, he will get limited action. Brown is a must-sit this week.

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