Bengals: A.J. Green practicing, Giovani Benard sidelined

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It is looking as if running back Giovani Benard will not play this weekend for the Bengals. Jeremy Hill is expected to get the start as they play against the Jaguars.

Injuries to Benard’s collarbone and then his hip have really zapped the play of Benard who had 137 rushing yards against the Panthers on Oct. 12 but has managed just 62 over his last two games in contests against the Colts and Bengals.

One player the Bengals should have on the field for Week 9 is wide receiver A.J. Green.

Green is returning from a toe injury which has kept him out of action since Oct. 5. It remains unclear how much Green will factor into the Bengals passing attack.

Will he be fully integrated or merely a decoy in his first game back?

Fantasy Impact: With a match-up against the Jaguars, one has to like the prospects for Andy Dalton and Green to connect on a few targets. Green has massive upside but also has the chance to disappoint if he is used as a decoy. Our advice is to roll with Green.