Sunday, August 5, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Cincinnati Bengals

In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Cincinnati Bengals.



Andy Dalton511.8314.2363424.112.841.5120.41.93.5232.6
Many of Dalton's 2017 numbers were the lowest of his career or since his rookie season -- completion percentage (59.9), Y/A (6.7), YPG (207.5) and number of 300-yard games (one). If Tyler Eifert and John Ross are healthy, however, Dalton could be a high-end QB2. (In fact, Dalton has finished as the QB18 (or better) every season of his career.)
Matt Barkley5.23.1340.20.400001.36

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Running Backs


Joe Mixon245.71081.19.635.8340.10.92.2200.72
Down to 218 pounds (compared to 238 last rookie minicamp), Mixon is poised for bigger things in his sophomore campaign. The versatile back averaged just 3.5 yards per carry last season behind one of the league's worst offensive lines, but offseason upgrades at left tackle and center should help.
Giovani Bernard85.3366.82.445.6410.41.80.2102.52
Mixon missed a couple of December games, but Bernard was highly productive down the stretch. Gio had 507 YFS, averaged 4.75 YPC with 24 receptions and two scores across five December games. Currently drafted outside the top-50 running backs (via FFC), Gio offers late-round value as a back that could return flex value.
Mark Walton19.888.10.58.975.
Brian Hill1.65.602.219.8002.54
Ryan Hewitt0001.914.30.102.03

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Wide Receivers


A.J. Green81.71196.98.40001.3167.49
After missing three-plus games in two of the previous three seasons, Green played a full 16-game slate and posted a 75/1,078/8 stat line in 2017. Aside from 2016 (career-high 96.4 YPG but six missed games), Green has exceeded the 1,000-yard mark in his other six NFL seasons.
John Ross33.3549.53.30000.174.55
Held without a catch in his three NFL games, Ross had one carry for 12 yards and a lost fumble as a rookie. Injuries played a major part to his disappointing season, but he says that he feels the healthiest he's been since college. Especially considering the team released Brandon LaFell, there is the opportunity for Ross to make a meaningful second-year impact.
Tyler Boyd44.9484.920000.260.09
A sprained MCL cost Boyd more than a month last season, but he had 10 of his 22 catches in the final two weeks of the season. Boyd should start in the slot for three-WR sets.
Josh Malone25.4284.52.5000043.45
Alex Erickson563.
Cody Core1.315.50.100002.15
Auden Tate0.67.30.100001.33

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Tight Ends


Tyler Eifert40.2482.45.60000.181.64
Over the past four seasons, Eifert has nearly as many touchdowns (18) as games played (24). Double-digit touchdowns would be a real possibility if Eifert is healthy, but durability remains the obvious concern.
Tyler Kroft18.1177.42.2000030.94
C.J. Uzomah5.852.80.300007.08

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