Bengals Week 4 Fantasy Football Recap

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Sep 29, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent (2) kicks a field goal against the Miami Dolphins in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 22-7. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 29, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent (2) kicks a field goal against the Miami Dolphins in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 22-7. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Bengals Week 4 Fantasy Football Recap
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The Bengals won in primetime last Thursday over the Miami Dolphins, 22-7. Here’s how the victory looked on the fantasy gridiron. 

The biggest winner from Cincinnati’s win are the fantasy owners that started A.J. Green. Through four games, you’re getting a great investment from a likely first-round pick.

With Byron Maxwell benched on Thursday, Green had his way with rookie corner Xavien Howard and second-year defensive back Tony Lippett.

After just two catches for three yards on the Bengals’ first two drives, Green started his big night late in first quarter. Cincinnati trailed by four with 6:06 left in the first quarter when Green went up and snagged a 51-yard heave over Howard. Three plays later, Green beat Howard for 19 yards to move the Bengals in the red zone, then went on to finish the drive with a seven-yard touchdown.

Other Green highlights included a diving 21-yard snag in the third quarter and a 43-yard catch on the Bengals’ first drive of the second half. Cincinnati would cap off each possession with field goals.

Green finished with 10 receptions for 173 yards and a touchdown. He leapfrogged former-Bengal Marvin Jones for the league lead in receiving yards this season with 468. In the AFC, he leads Jarvis Landry by 93 yards for the top spot, Antonio Brown by 163, and T.Y. Hilton by 174.

On the quarterback side, Andy Dalton‘s night was great for the Bengals but average for his fantasy owners. Unless you’re in a two-QB league or you were replacing Aaron Rodgers this week, Dalton was probably not in your lineup. Or maybe you opted for a third option considering Dalton’s primetime history.

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