QB Andry Dalton
While it's hard to get Monday's debacle out of our minds, that performance should not keep you gun-shy on playing Andy Dalton against the Cardinals this week. After all, Dalton is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 2,423 yards with 18 touchdowns vs five interceptions. His 104.6 passer rating ranks as the fourth best of any quarterback while his total QBR is third best.
The Cardinals defense has been good but not great in terms of fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks. Over the season, Arizona ranks 11th in allowed fantasy points by quarterbacks and 16th over the past three weeks. They play well, but give up enough plays that Dalton should have a good night against them.
WR A.J. Green
It's hard to ever bench A.J. Green, and even against All-Pro corner Patrick Peterson, he is someone you must start. The Bengals do a good enough job of moving Green around in formations that he'll have several matchups with corners other than Peterson in this game, which should allow him to do enough for a decent fantasy game. Don't expect him to put up big numbers though as this is going to be a balanced offensive game plan that sees Dalton spread the ball out to all of his pass-catchers.
TE Tyler Eifert
Coming off his worst game of the season, expect Tyler Eifert to have a bounce-back performance this week. Eifert has just three games this season in which he's failed to top 50 yards or not catch a touchdown. He's been money more often than not, and he's not someone you're benching after a poor effort against the Texans.
RB Giovani Bernard
Even when the Bengals' offense wasn't producing last week, Giovani Bernard still managed to have a solid game. Bernard finished with 79 total yards. He now has just one game this season in which he's failed to hit 73 total yards or score. 73 yards or a touchdown is good enough for your flex spot, which Bernard continues to be a good play in.
WR Marvin Jones
Over Marvin Jones' last three games this season, he's caught a combined 11 passes for 134 yards and no scores. That's an average of just 46.7 yards per game as he's been fairly quiet in this offense in recent weeks. Until Jones shows he can do more, keep him on your bench for the time being.
RB Jeremy Hill
It's been a tough fall for Jeremy Hill this season as he just can't find any rhythm running the ball. After taking the league by storm last year, Hill has rushed for just 359 yards on 111 carries (3.2 yards per carry) with five touchdowns. Over his last five games, Hill has run the ball 61 times for 196 yards (3.2 yards per carry) and no scores.
As high as you probably drafted Hill, he's just not doing enough to warrant playing him, especially against a good Cardinals defense. At least Bernard will catch passes and make an impact in multiple areas, whereas Hill is too one-dimensional to get a lot of touches in this offense.