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Bengals Bytes (7/3): Fantasy preview for Cincinnati

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Bengals Hope New Team Means Old Baker
When the Bengals and Redskins played to a 27-27 overtime tie in London two seasons ago, one of the best players on the field that day was Washington defensive lineman Chris Baker.

Fantasy Football 2018: Cincinnati Bengals Preview
Knowledge is power and the greatest asset you can acquire in order to compete for a fantasy football championship. Here's your 2018 preview of the Cincinnati Bengals, the second of 32 team profiles leading to draft season in mid-August

‘Madden NFL 19’ predicts Bengals to blow away Ravens in Week 2
The Cincinnati Bengals host the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2 on a Thursday night, one of the team’s biggest games of the season. Let “Madden NFL 19” tell it, and the Bengals will come away with a 31-14 victory.

Is Andy Dalton a better quarterback than Carson Palmer?
With the Cincinnati Bengals not returning to work until July 26 for the beginning of training camp, there is very little news surrounding the franchise. We use that time to look back on the past. Here we are going to compare Bengals quarterbacks. Many fans perceive former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer to be the superior leader over Andy Dalton, but what do the stats say?

AFC North Bytes

Baltimore Ravens sophomore predictions: Tyus Bowser
The first sophomore prediction piece examined cornerback Marlon Humphrey. Next up is the Ravens’ second pick of the draft, linebacker Tyus Bowser. Bowser was selected by Baltimore in the second round with the 47th pick. Despite only playing in eight games as a senior at Houston, Bowser produced 47 total tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, four pass defenses and a forced fumble, earning him All-Conference Second Team honors in the American Athletic Conference.

Mailbag: What are the team’s strengths and weaknesses?
The Browns have at least four starting-caliber linebackers, as free agent pickup Mychal Kendricks joined Jamie Collins, Christian Kirksey and Joe Schobert, who are backed by James Burgess and rookie Genard Avery. Collins and Schobert have a Pro Bowl on their resumes, and Kirksey and Kendricks have joining the club as their primary personal goals. Gregg Williams should be able to mix and match in a variety of personnel packages to best take advantage of each player’s skills.

Random Bytes

NFL Rumors: Teams Will Be Allowed to Wear Alternative Jerseys 3 Times
The NFL is relaxing its jersey rules—at least a little bit. Albert Breer of The MMQB reported NFL teams will now be allowed to wear their alternates on three occasions during the 2018 season. Teams were previously limited to only two opportunities to wear an alternate or color rush uniform.

Meet Detroit's Kerryon Johnson: The NFL's Most Underrated Rookie
In March, the Detroit Lions signed veteran running back LeGarrette Blount, who scored 18 rushing touchdowns with the New England Patriots in 2016. Blount scored just two rushing touchdowns with the Philadelphia Eagles last season.

Every NFL Team's Riskiest Move This Offseason
NFL teams generate offseason hope through coaching hires, draft picks and free-agent signings. For the most part, we find the ways those moves can improve each roster, but each decision comes with risk. While some choose to remain optimistic about their team's direction—as at times, it's necessary to take a calculated chance—it's a healthy practice to notice potential pitfalls.