2015 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Cincinnati Bengals
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Bengals have been a fixture in the playoffs the last few seasons. We don‚??t see a change in that this season. The defense is a top-five unit and the offense does enough to get this team plenty of wins. Expect more of the same this year. But until the Bengals get better play at quarterback during the playoffs, this team won‚??t do much in the postseason. It could be a make or break year for a lot of people on this team as the franchise wants more during the playoffs this year.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Running back Jeremy Hill had a big rookie season, emerging as the starter for the Bengals. But remember, he didn‚??t start from day one last year, so his numbers can improve from last year. Hill will be the starter in this run-first offense, giving him plenty of touches on a weekly basis. He has a chance to be an elite fantasy back this season. The only thing holding him back from even bigger numbers is below average reception totals at running back. Until he improves those reception totals, Hill will be just outside that elite group of fantasy backs.
FANTASY DUD
You pretty much know what to expect from quarterback Andy Dalton at this point of his career. He‚??ll give you some big games but disappear in others. He is a tough player to count on for fantasy teams, so don‚??t expect a sudden change this year. The Bengals still lack a top No. 2 receiver and play more of a run-first offense. This hurts Dalton‚??s overall numbers. Plus, Dalton seems to be on the hot seat to produce better this year, especially in the playoffs. This could result in him pressing a little more and making more mistakes. Please don‚??t count on Dalton to be anything more than a No. 2 for fantasy teams.

Team Notes

Aug 02, 07:32 PM Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson (knee) suffered an apparent medial collateral ligament sprain Sunday, Aug. 2.
Jul 30, 06:42 PM Cincinnati Bengals LB Rey Maualuga (hamstring) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 30.
Jul 30, 05:22 PM Free-agent WR Greg Little (Bengals) signed a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, July 30. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Jul 30, 03:23 PM Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert said he is 100% healthy for the first time since the beginning of last offseason.

Fantasy Impact: Eifert is setup for a breakout season if he can stay on the field.
Jul 30, 02:12 PM Free-agent WRs David Nelson (Jets), Greg Little (Bengals) and Santonio Holmes (Bears) worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, July 30.
Jul 29, 06:43 PM Free-agent WR James Wright (Bengals) was placed on Reserve/Injured Wednesday, July 29.
Jul 29, 12:43 PM Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (knee) is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list, but the team is hoping he can return to the field in time to play in the third preseason game so he can prepare for Week 1.
Jul 28, 06:03 PM Cincinnati Bengals DE Margus Hunt (undisclosed) and LB Sean Porter (undisclosed) were placed on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 28.
Jul 28, 06:03 PM Cincinnati Bengals DE Margus Hunt (undisclosed) and LB Sean Porter (undisclosed) were placed on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 28.
Jul 28, 05:33 PM Cincinnati Bengals WR James Wright (knee) was waived with an injured designation Tuesday, July 28.
Jul 28, 03:33 PM Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (knee) will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to a source.
Jul 26, 10:22 AM Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green is talking with the Bengals about a possible contract extension, according to sources. The team sees signing Green to an extension as their top priority.
Jul 23, 09:52 PM Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth could lose his starting job at some point this season if OT Cedric Ogbuehi (knee) returns to the field by midseason as expected.
Jul 22, 03:22 PM Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert could be primed for a breakout season, in the opinion of Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Fantasy Impact: Things are setup for Eifert to do well this year but he needs to stay healthy, which has been an issue in recent years for him.
Jul 20, 10:12 PM Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones (foot) did not play in 2014 due to a foot injury that required surgery to remove bone chips. However, he said Monday, July 20, that the foot is a non-issue. 'We looked at it, got it fixed, and it's not there anymore,' Jones said. 'It was an unfortunate situation, but it's behind me.'
Jul 14, 04:33 PM Updating a previous post, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green has decided to play the 2015 season without a new contract.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Brandon Ghee, SS; A.J. Hawk, LB; Josh Johnson, QB; Michael Johnson, DE; Denarius Moore, WR; Pat Sims, DT. 

Losses:
Taylor Mays, FS; Terence Newman, CB. 

2015 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  21 Cedric OgbuehiOL
 # 2  21 Jake Fisher OL
 # 3  21 Tyler KroftTE
 # 3  35 Paul DawsonLB
 # 4  21 Josh ShawDB
 # 4  36 Marcus HardisonDL
 # 5  21 C.J. UzomahTE
 # 6  21 Derron SmithDB
 # 7  21 Mario AlfordWR
 Undrafted Terrell WatsonRB

2015 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 13 4:25PM     at Oakland
2     Sep 20 1:00PM     San Diego
3     Sep 27 1:00PM     at Baltimore
4     Oct 4 1:00PM     Kansas City
5     Oct 11 1:00PM     Seattle
6     Oct 18 1:00PM     at Buffalo
-- Week 7 Bye --
8     Nov 1 1:00PM     at Pittsburgh
9     Nov 5 8:25PM     Cleveland
10     Nov 16 8:30PM     Houston
11     Nov 22 4:05PM     at Arizona
12     Nov 29 1:00PM     St Louis
13     Dec 6 1:00PM     at Cleveland
14     Dec 13 1:00PM     Pittsburgh
15     Dec 20 8:30PM     at San Francisco
16     Dec 28 8:30PM     at Denver
17     Jan 3 1:00PM     Baltimore
18     Jan 10 1:05PM     at Indianapolis
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