By Adam Filadelfo (@Frostt24)
Let's head over to the hard hitting AFC North and take a look at the
Bengals. The Bengals had a few fantasy players that helped their owners
in 2013 and fantasy owners are looking for a repeat performance from
these players in 2014.
Andy Dalton- There were a few weeks early in the season where Dalton
looked like a world beater and maybe one of the best fantasy
quarterbacks around. Then he regressed to the Andy Dalton fantasy owners
knew. Despite his struggles, Dalton still finished with 314 fantasy
points which averages out to just under 20 fantasy points per game.
Dalton should still be considered a backup fantasy signal caller heading
into fantasy drafts.
Giovani Bernard- Bernard had a stellar fantasy season in just his rookie
year. Bernard finished his first season in the NFL with 695 rushing
yards and added 54 catches for 514 yards through the air while totaling 8
touchdowns. Bernard clearly has the job over Green-Ellis heading into
2014 and fantasy owners should expect a bigger role for the second year
tailback this season.
BenJarvis Green-Ellis- The Law Firm finished 2013 with 120 fantasy
points giving his fantasy owners just 7.5 fantasy points per game. With
Giovani Bernard having a breakout season in 2013, Green-Ellis is
expected to get less touches in 2014.
Tyler Eifert- Eifert was expected by fantasy owners to make more of an
impact in his rookie season. That clearly did not happen as Eifert
scored a total of 56 fantasy points. Perhaps a bigger season is in store
in Eifert's second season helping add to the depth of the fantasy tight
A.J. Green- Green delivered yet again for his fantasy owners proving
fantasy owners can confidently draft him as a top receiver on draft day.
Green finished his 2013 season with 98 catches for 1,426 yards and 11
touchdowns. There is no reason Green shouldn't be a top fantasy player
once again in 2014.
Marvin Jones- Now entering that "magical" third season for a wide receiver, Jones has progressed very nicely in his first two years and could be primed for a breakout. His ten touchdowns in 2013 will be hard to repeat, but with Green drawing coverage on the other side of the field Jones will have ample opportunities. He's a great target in the middle rounds of your draft as a high upside WR3.