Analysts rave about Cincinnati Bengals’ potential in Fantasy Football

Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)
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The Cincinnati Bengals were described as potential Fantasy Football juggernauts in Yahoo Sports preview of the 2020 season.

There aren’t many national analysts with too bright of a view on the Cincinnati Bengals‘ actual season, but at the very least, experts seem to love their potential in Fantasy Football. Yahoo Sports described the orange and black as “having the makings of a Fantasy Football juggernaut”.

It’s easy to see why, as the Bengals are loaded with talented pass-catchers and extremely capable running backs. A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, Joe Mixon, Giovani Bernard. The list goes on and on.

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of Cincinnati’s Fantasy Football outlook is the potential they possess. There are a number of players who are just now getting used to donning stripes, and they could burst onto the scene.

Tee Higgins has the makings of an instant-impact rookie and he’ll often get tremendous matchups, thanks to Green and Boyd demanding attention from the opposition’s top corners.

Rodney Anderson is slated to return from a knee injury after showing flashes of potential last pre-season. If he can stay off the injury report, he figures to be lethal in the screen game and other areas when Mixon needs rest.

Drew Sample is a sore subject for most Bengals fans but he too has the potential to break out this year. He should get every opportunity to do so under Zac Taylor’s watch.

You can’t forget about the fastest man in the NFL, John Ross, either. He gave fans a small taste of what he’s capable of in the opening two games of the 2019 campaign. If 2020 is the year he finally stays healthy, he’ll be a force to be reckoned with.

Don’t forget about Joe Burrow

Of course, the crown jewel of the Bengals’ offseason, Joe Burrow, is one to watch as well. When discussing his potential, Yahoo Sports was raving over the LSU product,

"“We’ve never seen a collegiate passing season as impressive as the one he (Burrow) just delivered, and he’s stepping into a sneaky-loaded offense. I’m already on record as a believer that he can make a significant fantasy splash in his first season. It’s historically rare for any QB selected first overall to have so much talent surrounding him.”"

Given the supporting cast, it’s certainly possible Burrow could make a statement in his rookie season. It isn’t unprecedented for a first-year quarterback to do so either.

Just last year, Kyler Murray finished as the 7th overall quarterback, according to Fantasy Pro’s metrics. If the Cardinals signal-caller can piece together that kind of performance with his number one receiving option being a 36-year-old Larry Fitzgerald, just imagine what Cincinnati’s man under center can do with the arsenal of pass catchers at his side.

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From the sure options such as Boyd and Mixon to the potential late-round steals like Higgins and Sample, the Bengals will be an interesting club to watch, both from a fantasy perspective and in regard to the actual game itself. One thing can be certain, fans from around the world will be tuning in to Cincinnati’s contests, as they’ll have a significant impact on the outcomes of Fantasy Football matchups.