As hot as Cincinnati's offense has been this year, when they play the Texans on Monday night, it will be another matchup where you're going to play just about any Bengals player you may have on your fantasy football roster. Here's who to sit and start from the Bengals in Week 10.
TE Tyler Eifert
Tyler Eifert is a monster right now, and he's become a must-start every week. After scoring three times against the Browns in Week 9, Eifert is on pace to catch 74 passes for 868 yards and 18 touchdowns this season, an unreal stat-line for a tight end. Eifert also leads the NFL in touchdown grabs by two scores going into Week 10. He is simply one of the game's best tight ends right now, and you need to keep playing him going forward if you have him.
QB Andy Dalton
Andy Dalton's dramatic improvements are a big reason why the Bengals are 8-0 and have one of the league's hottest offenses. Through eight games, he is completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 2,226 yards with 18 touchdowns vs just four interceptions. He also has a total QBR of 77.6, the second best of any quarterback heading into Week 10.
As long as Dalton keeps up his current pace, he's someone you need to keep starting in fantasy football. It also helps he's going against a Texans defense allowing the 10th-most points to opposing quarterbacks, per FFToday. Even if this were a better defense, Dalton has become the kind of quarterback you start every week.
WR A.J. Green
A.J. Green doesn't have a strong history against the Texans, especially when he's been matched up with cornerback Johnathan Joseph. Making it harder for Green is he's now part of an offense that's far more balanced and doesn't need him to be the featured pass-catcher every week. Green currently ranks 11th in receiving yards, 11th in catches, is tied for 18th in touchdown catches, and 32nd in yards per catch.
Still, Green is a guy you're going to be starting assuming he was one of your top draft picks and you simply don't have other receivers with more potential to have big games.
RB Giovani Bernard
The Bengals have been going with a 50-50 split between Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill, which has led to Bernard failing to get 100 all-purpose yards in his last three games. Bernard still looks like the better back and someone who would be putting up Pro Bowl-type numbers if he was getting more touches.
Even though he hasn't put up big numbers in recent weeks, Bernard is going against a Texans defense that's struggling against the run and has allowed the third-most points to opposing running backs over the past three weeks and the sixth-most over the course of the season. There's going to be a Bengals back putting up good numbers in this game, and my money is on it being Bernard.
RB Jeremy Hill
As hot and balanced as the Bengals' offense has been, that's been a big reason why Jeremy Hill is no longer a featured weapon for this team. Through eight games, Hill has only 344 yards on 104 carries (3.3 yards per carry). Though he does have five touchdowns, he's not reached the end zone in four straight games and in six of his last seven games.
Hill also doesn't have a single run over 20 yards after having eight of those as a rookie. The Bengals want to keep their backfield balanced and keep Bernard and Hill healthy for the entire regular and postseason. This balance has led to Hill getting fewer chances to make big plays, and as Bernard is making the most out of his touches, Hill is not.
WR Marvin Jones
The Bengals' offense is going to be more balanced and geared toward a ground attack against Houston, and it's going to be hard for three pass-catchers to put up start-worthy numbers in terms of fantasy. Marvin Jones will catch a few passes, but I don't think this will be one of his better games. Sit him unless you're in a deeper league where he's actually one of your top receivers.