A.J. Green, WR, Bengals
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.
Bengals all-pro wide receiver A.J. Green practiced Friday and appears on track to get back on the field for Cincinnati when they face off with the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium Sunday. Green has missed the last three weeks with a toe injury.
Before the injury, Green has posted 17 catches for 314 yards and two touchdowns.Fantasy Analysis:
In Green's absence, WR Mohamad Sanu has filled in nicely. But, he isn't A.J. Green. In three games without Green, Sanu posted over 120 yards receiving twice and has proven to be a reliable target for QB Andy Dalton.
With Green and Sanu both in the lineup, Dalton becomes a decent start this week against Jacksonville. WIth lead RB Bernard out this week, both Bengals receivers figure to be extremely busy. Feel confident starting Green as a high-end WR1 and Sanu as a low-end WR2.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors10/31 - Bengals WR A.J. Green practices Friday, on pace to play Week 9
10/26 - Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 8?
10/25 - Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) unlikely to play Week 8
10/21 - Bengals WR A.J. Green admits he may not be healthy for rest of the season
10/19 - Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 7?
10/17 - Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) doubtful for Week 7; HC Marvin Lewis uncertain of return
10/14 - Bengals WR Marvin Jones out for the season due to ankle injury
10/13 - Bengals WR A.J. Green has 'a shot' to play in Week 7
10/12 - Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 6?
10/12 - Bengals WR A.J. Green says he doesn't expect to play in Week 7
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|1.11||Dr. Roto - Love beginning my draft with a rock solid WR1|
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