2013 cincinnati bengals Fantasy Preview
You're forgiven if you believe this team's fantasy value begins and ends with A.J. Green. After all, the wideout finished fourth at his position in 2012 with 202.80 fantasy points. That's a nice follow up to a rookie season that saw Green finish in the top 15. But it might catch people by surprise to remember that the Bengals defense was the fifth-best fantasy option last season. Yet, when it came to top 10 options for Cincinnati, that was it. Jermaine Gresham (11th - 101.70) and Andy Dalton (12th - 250.76) just missed out while BenJarvus Green-Ellis (19th - 151.80) was something of a disappointment. The Law Firm could have a tough time even keeping that standing in 2013 with rookie Giovani Bernard threatening to see a fair amount of playing time.
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The Bengals didn't suffer a lot of key losses to free agency, as they watched with linebacker Manny Lawson, cornerback Nate Clements and kicker Josh Brown among the big defections. On the other side, the team had plenty of money to spend in free agency and they used it on ... well, not much. Cincinnati added veteran linebacker James Harrison from the rival Steelers as well John Skelton, who is no threat to challenge Dalton for the starting job. The biggest additions came through the draft where the Bengals picked up TE Tyler Eifert and RB Giovani Bernard -- both of whom could make an impact in 2013.
If you're seeking a sleeper on Cincy's roster, then the two rookie prospects are probably a good place to start. Mohamed Sanu could take off as the No. 2 receiver Cincy's been looking for. Andy Dalton has the potential to be a sleeper candidate, but it's just as likely that the Red Rocket has hit his ceiling. However if Eifert is a sleeper, then fantasy owners are wise to beware of Gresham taking a step back. That warning goes double for Green-Ellis.
|QB||Andy Dalton||Josh Johnson||John Skelton||Zac Robinson|
|RB||BenJarvus Green-Ellis||Giovani Bernard||Bernard Scott||Cedric Peerman|
|WR||A.J. Green||Mohamed Sanu||Marvin Jones||Andrew Hawkins|
|TE||Jermaine Gresham||Tyler Eifert||Alex Smith||Charles Orson|
( ) Projected Round