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Bengals 53-Man Roster Rankings: 15-6 Have Massive Upside

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BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals drops back in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals drops back in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images) /
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We are ranking each Bengals player 54-1 in four separate series. In this edition, several players have the potential to lead this team to the playoffs.

Since most of the studs on the Bengals line up on the defensive side, the team is going to depend on its above average offensive weapons to carry this unit through the season. We touched on the supporting cast of wide receivers in the last installment of the rankings, but these players are going to bear most of the responsibility.

The offense begins and ends with Andy Dalton, really. Although we’ll get to a more thorough breakdown in his ranking blurb, his success usually dictates the offense’s success. “Good Andy” from 2015 led the team to an 8-0 start, while “Bad Andy” tanked the start to the 2017 season. He’ll rely upon many of the other players between 15-6, though, to have a sterling offensive season.

If the Bengals really want to reach their peak, the offense will have to pull their weight. These guys are going to be the difference makers on that side of the ball, so they need to step up this season. Let’s take a look at the next ten players on this roster, from 15-6:

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