John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE
Last week, I posted my sit/start recommendations for Bengals players for Week 11. Once a week, I’d like to quickly review various performances of Bengals players and reflect on whether or not a player lived up to their expectations.
As usual A.J. Green did great things on Sunday. He finished with 91 yards on six receptionsand a touchdown. He's now leading all wide receivers in fantasy football in both standard and PPR formats.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis was actually the 4th best fantasy running back for Week 11. I cautiously recommended starting Green-Ellis this week because of a tempting matchup against the Chiefs, and he delivered more than I would have expected with 101 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Andy Dalton was the 6th highest scoring quarterback of Week 11. He was only a fraction of a point behind Josh Freeman. Dalton's two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown elevated him to a top ten fantasy quarterback on the season. He's been on fire since playing Pittsburgh, and the fact that he's playing Oakland next is all the more reason to get him on your roster if you can.
Jermaine Gresham was productive without reaching the end zone on Sunday. Although, he did almost have a touchdown that was he was ultimately ruled down short inside the one-yard line. If you are in a PPR league, Gresham awarded you with 6 receptions along with his 69 receiving yards. He didn't ignite much for standard scoring leagues, but with Andy Dalton spreading the ball efficiently as of late, Gresham is a solid start each week.
Cincinnati's Defense wasn't a top ten fantasy defense in Week 11, but there were a lot of teams this week that put up great numbers defensively. With that said, Cincinnati had a very good day in fantasy. It all depends on how your scoring is set, but the Bengals defense put up around 12 points in most leagues.
Mohamed Sanu had a solid day. He was the 25th highest scoring fantasy wide receiver this week with two receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown. When I posted my Sit/Start recommendations last week, I recommended benching Sanu simply because I didn't know how Andrew Hawkins and Sanu would share targets. When Andrew Hawkins was ruled out of the game, Sanu became a decent flex option who ended up playing well enough if you were daring enough to start the rookie receiver.
I didn't address Mike Nugent for fantasy last week simply because predicting kickers is tricky business. Nugent has never been a fantasy stud, but is typically solid. If you started Nugent, you may have been disappointed as he missed his only field goal attempt during the afternoon. The rest of Nugent's fantasy points came from kicking extra points due to all that touchdown business the Bengals had going for them Sunday afternoon.
Cedric Peerman had 75 rushing yards Sunday afternoon. It should be noted that 32 yards came from a fake punt. Odds are you didn't start Peerman, and I certainly wouldn't have recommended it. Peerman remains a "wait-and-see" fantasy prospect that I'd only recommend picking up in the deepest of leagues.