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Friday, November 7, 2014

FANTASY FOOTBALL THURSDAY WRAPUP: BENGALS/BROWNS

Boy that was ugly.  Basically if you owned any Cincinnati Bengals offensive players, you are behind the eight-ball going into Sunday.  Let's take a look at the disgrace that the Bengals were Thursday, along with the upstart Cleveland Browns who still have no use for Johnny Manziel.

Andy Dalton:  10/33 for 86 yards and 3 INT.  Dalton was comically bad in this one and if he didn't already have a decent track record, would surely have been benched.  The winds were whipping but they were for Brian Hoyer as well so that is no excuse.  You could see Dalton arguing with OC Hue Jackson on the sideline and the arrival of the latter has destroyed his fantasy football value like we said it would.  Can't even tough the guy right now in all formats.

Brian Hoyer:  15/23 for 198 yards.  Hoyer has value only in two-QB formats and didn't do anything as far as putting scores on the board.  However Hoyer remains incredibly poised and has the Browns in first place.  Again we have to say it:  Johnny Football Who?

Terrance West:  26 carries for 94 yards and 1 TD.  Yup West is pretty much the clear starter right now.  He did lose two goal-line carries that went for scores for both Ben Tate and Isaiah Crowell but the latter two totaled 22 carries combined.  The fact of the matter is that the Browns are running in all game long as Mike Pettine said they would back in the summer.  West doesn't catch the football much but in standard formats he is carrying some very solid value.

Jeremy Hill:  12 carries for 55 yards to go along with 1 catch for 5 yards.  Hill did as best he could considering how awful the passing game was.  No need to run the football as well since the Bengals fell behind by so much early.  As a Hill owner, not the numbers I was expecting however.

Miles Austin:  5 catches for 48 yards.  No truth to the rumor Austin hurt his hamstring picking up a Gatorade cup on the sideline.  Austin has talent no down but no Browns receiver is worth using in 99 percent of fantasy football leagues given how volatile their statistical haul is every week.

A.J. Green:  3 catches for 23 yards.  We pointed out in the summer that we were just slightly leery of A.J. Green due to the fact he would have to face nemesis CB Joe Haden in the fantasy football playoffs.  Haden has absolutely owned Green in their careers and it was more of the same last night.  If you own Green, keep this in mind going forward.

There you have it.  Just ugly all the way around for the Bengals and their prime players.  Let us hear your thoughts on the game. 

 

2 comments:

  1. I need to pick 1 of these 3 for Flex (standard scoring)…..Thanks!!!

    Ivory vs PIT (always a dud when I start him, scores big when I bench him)
    L. Miller @ DET (sore shoulder)
    Evans vs ATL (just picked up as FA after dropping R.Randle)

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