After a dismal Week 9, the Bengals did very little to appease fantasy owners. Once again, the Bengals lost in overtime. And, once again, a handful of players fell short of expectations. Let's take a look.
A.J. Green: No surprises here. Even though a sizable portion of Green's fantasy production came from a 51-yard Hail Mary pass in the end zone, it's worth mentioning that he was targeted a team-high 15 times on the afternoon. Green's Week 10 performance is just further proof that he can produce even with dismal quarterback play.
Giovani Bernard: Bernard rushed for only 58 yards, but a lot of his production came from the passing game. He caught all eight of his targets for 37 yards and a touchdown. Bernard has undoubtedly solidified himself as a quality RB2 moving forward. His involvement in the passing game gives him even more upside in PPR leagues.
Cincinnati defense: They played well despite a multitude of injuries. Fantasy owners were rewarded with five sacks, two interceptions, and a fumble recovery. Owners that were patient with seeing Cincinnati's defense through another week now have a must-start defense in Week 11 as the Bengals face the Cleveland Browns.
Andy Dalton: Of course he looked awful out there. Dalton completed 24 or 51 passes for 274 yards, two touchdown, and three interceptions. He certainly failed the eye test, but his fantasy numbers actually made him a borderline top-ten quarterback in Week 10. His fantasy numbers nearly justify putting him in the "Who Performed" category for Week 10, but I just couldn't get myself to do it. Anyone that actually watched Dalton play shouldn't feel very comfortable with him despite his fantasy output. His past few weeks have downgraded him to QB2 status. He'll be a shaky start against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Marvin Jones: He was targeted seven times but caught just one pass for two yards. It's concerning that Jones is beginning to show signs of being a feast-or-famine fantasy option. His value seems to rely on the success of the offense. Considering that he had a touchdown called back on a holding call in Week 9, this is Jones' first legitimate dud performance since Week 5. He'll be a risky WR3 play against Cleveland in Week 11.
Tyler Eifert: Eifert deserves to be mentioned because Jermaine Gresham was inactive in Sunday's game. He was targeted 10 times, but only hauled in three catches for 55 yards. Granted, a lot of Eifert's struggles were a result of poor quarterback play. Still, it would have been nice to see a better day for Eifert with Gresham off the field.
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