A shaky win (offensively) made for an equally shaky week for fantasy owners of Bengals players. Cincinnati's defense continues to deliver, but the team's other performers started their bye week a bit prematurely. It was certainly a frustrating day for fantasy owners that are clawing their way into their league's playoffs. Before we head into the Week 12 bye week, let's take a look at how Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns affected fantasy owners around the country.
Cincinnati's defense: Anyone fortunate enough to own the Bengals defense should have started them. I thought they should be a top-ten start in Week 11, but I didn't expect them to be the clear cut No.1 fantasy defense of the week. They awarded fantasy owners with four sacks, three interceptions, a fumble recovery, a blocked kick, and two touchdowns. They are currently a top-three fantasy defense after Sunday's outstanding performance.
Giovani Bernard: He's barely worth making this list, but he was the team's most productive player in many ways. He led the team in receptions and receiving yards. He finished with 86 yards from the line of scrimmage, which also was a team high.
Well, He Scored a Touchdown
Aside from Cincinnati's defense, there weren't any standout performances in fantasy football. I don't believe there were any fantasy players worth putting in the same discussion as Cincy's D. Therefore, here are some guys that found the end zone but didn't do much else.
Jermaine Gresham: He scored a touchdown! But he only managed two catches for 27 yards.
Mohamed Sanu: He's only owned in five percent of Yahoo! leagues. Even if you were bold enough to start him, he added just 11 receiving yards to his score.
Alex Smith: Really?
A.J. Green: It was a handful of Haden all afternoon for Green. His five targets resulted in two catches for seven yards. Continue to roll with him as the stud wide receiver he is and understand he'll have games like this from time to time.
Andy Dalton: I feel as if I was being a bit generous to Dalton in Week 10. I mentioned his awful performance on the field, but conceded that his fantasy production wasn't as dismal as what he displayed against Baltimore. He was still able to manage double-digit points in Week 11, but he failed to crack the top-20 at his position.
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