A.J. Green, WR, Bengals
|WR - #5||11.64||CIN||Active||4 years||26||6'4||207||@ajgreen_18|
2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Jul-08-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
A.J. Green is a superstar, plain and simple. He can do it all: great hands, route-running and athleticism. Green can go across the middle, beat defenses deep, take a screen to the house or pull down a TD in a crowd. After his breakout rookie year, Green has followed up with back-to-back monster seasons averaging 97.5 receptions, 11 TDs and just under 1,400 yards. He is a Top 5 fantasy receiver and may very well be the second-best receiver in the NFL after Calvin Johnson. In 2013, Marvin Jones emerged as a second option at wideout. This had very little effect on Green's fantasy numbers and will most likely help in the long run as defenses are forced to monitor Jones and the Bengals' talented backfield. It is always good for a star receiver to have a player opposite him to take some pressure off. Green will be drafted and started in all formats and likely in the first round because of his 7.03 ADP. Expect over 90 catches and double-digit touchdowns in 2014.
Editor's note: With top RBs becoming more scarce and top WRs becoming more prevalent, receivers like Green are climbing into the first round because of their unquestioned certainty to produce huge stats. Last year was an especially difficult year for backs and this in turn has made receivers a popular safety net in the early rounds. Green is about as safe as they come in this game.
Marvin Jones is expected to make his 2014 season debut in Week 5 against the Patriots, according to Bengals' beat reporter Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Jones missed training camp with an ankle injury before breaking his foot in early August. He returned to practice for the first time last Tuesday. In 2013, Jones caught 51 passes for 712 yards and ten touchdowns.Fantasy Analysis:
Fantasy owners should set expectations low for Jones' return. It's hard to know how quickly he'll be assimilated back into an offense that has seen WR Mohamed Sanu develop well in Jones' absence. But if he stays healthy, Jones should eventually take back his status as Cincinnati's WR2 behind A.J. Green. Available in many fantasy leagues, Jones is worth a waiver pickup by owners who are thin at WR. He has the potential to become a reliable WR3 again this year.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/30 - Bengals WR Marvin Jones expected to play Sunday
9/18 - Bengals WR A.J. Green expected to play Sunday
9/11 - Bengals WR A.J. Green misses Thursday's practice due to foot injury
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|1.11||Dr. Roto - Love beginning my draft with a rock solid WR1|
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