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Cincinnati Bengals: 4 to buy, sell, or hold heading into Week 5

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SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 08: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals talks with Bengals head coach Zac Taylor at CenturyLink Field on September 8, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 08: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals talks with Bengals head coach Zac Taylor at CenturyLink Field on September 8, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images) /
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ORCHARD PARK, NY – SEPTEMBER 22: A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals on the field before a game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 22, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy Ludwig/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY – SEPTEMBER 22: A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals on the field before a game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 22, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy Ludwig/Getty Images) /

It would be a shocker to see A.J. Green in a Cincinnati Bengals uniform in 2019. Frankly, it would be criminal for the Bengals organization to play him at all even if they don’t trade him during the season.

For purposes of this post, A.J. Green is a sell. A big sell. He’s a player more valuable to the organization on the trade block and playing elsewhere than he is on the Bengals sideline. Heading into Week 5, another week with Green on the sidelines, selling is the best option.

A lot of fans think getting the best player back helps this team. It does, in the context that he’s another pass catcher with extraordinary talent. Having said all of that, he doesn’t change who this team is. With Green, it’s almost impossible to say he’s a record changer from 0-4 to anything better.

Cincinnati isn’t one player away from a playoff contender. Green playing Sunday maybe brings some help to Cincinnati as they try to beat a mutually bad Arizona team, but a quick reminder is that the Cardinals are also 0-3-1. In the 27-3 loss At Pittsburgh, another wide receiver doesn’t change that loss into a win. Especially with Andy Dalton picking himself up off of the turf at Heinz Field.

Green is a sell. He’s a sell in Week 5 and every week thereafter on a team destined for a lot of losses once again.

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