|Date of Birth:||07/31/1988|
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A.J. Green has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Green missed last week's game, but he will be back in the lineup on Sunday to provide a boost whether or not Kyler Murray (ankle) also returns. DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) playing and being occupied by Stephon Gilmore would be a boost to the outlooks for Green and Christian Kirk this weekend.
The Cardinals placed A.J. Green on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
This explains why Green was out of practice today. There seems to be a mini wave of positive COVID tests that have hit the league recently. Hopefully Green is feeling OK and can get cleared and return to the Cardinals soon.
A.J. Green is signing with the Cardinals.
A Green-Cardinals pairing is a bit of a surprise, but it has a shot to pay off in a big way for Arizona this season. Despite getting paid a ton on the franchise tag, Green is coming off the worst year of his career (47/523/2) with the Bengals, and he’ll be joining a new franchise after a decade in Cincinnati (selected fourth overall in 2011). Green is the type of talent to bet on, and don’t be surprised if he re-emerges as a major factor on the outside for a Cardinals offense that should run a lot of plays. Also, the veteran should see a good amount of single coverage working opposite DeAndre Hopkins.
A.J. Green (hamstring) is expected to be fine for Week 6.
Green is getting a rest day today, but Bengals head coach Zac Taylor says the Pro Bowl receiver feels good and should be back at practice tomorrow. Green is off to his most disappointing season (barring injury) in his career, so he's looking to get back on track this Sunday at Indy.
A.J. Green (hamstring) is officially doubtful to return for the Bengals.
Green did not have any receptions before leaving today's game, and this has been a very disappointing early-season stretch for the Pro Bowl receiver. Green has missed a ton of time with injuries in recent years.
A.J. Green (hamstring) is expected to practice tomorrow.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor says Green will return to practice this week, which is a good sign after he's missed some time with a minor hamstring issue. It's difficult not to be concerned about the veteran receiver's durability at this point, but hopefully Green can remain healthy over the next couple of weeks ahead of the regular season and many fantasy drafts around Labor Day. Keep in mind, Cincinnati is paying Green a lot of money on the franchise tag, and they expect great production.
A.J. Green is dealing with a hamstring issue.
Green missed practice and it's said to be "precautionary", but it's still an injury worth noting given the Pro Bowl receiver's recent durability issues. Hopefully Green is just a bit sore while he gets back into the swing of things, as he hasn't been on the field for game action since the 2018 season.
A.J. Green officially signed his franchise tag.
This was basically just a formality, but it means that Green will be indeed reporting for training camp later this month. The Pro Bowl receiver missed all of last season, but he's set to make around $18 million on the franchise tag (so the Bengals will obviously want to use him) and will look to earn a long-term contract this season. Green notably says that he wants to "play another four years and I hope to retire as a Bengal."
A.J. Green will play out 2020 on the franchise tag.
Green and the Bengals did not agree to a long-term contract before today’s 4:00 PM ET deadline, and the Pro Bowl receiver now can only play this year on the franchise tag. Green has yet to sign his franchise tag, but it should just be a formality. Hopefully Green reports for the start of training camp later this month as he looks to get back into the swing of things—while working on chemistry with rookie quarterback Joe Burrow—after not playing since 2018.
The Bengals plan to franchise tag A.J. Green, according to ESPN.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Bengals "want [Green] in Cincinnati in 2020 either through the tag or a longer deal." Basically, the Bengals are not going to let their star receiver hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent. Green has indicated he wants to play his entire career with one team, and the best possibility for both sides is likely working out a nice long-term deal in the coming weeks. Presumptive No. 1 pick Joe Burrow will have an excellent set of weapons to work with as a rookie, assuming he is the selection in April.
A.J. Green (ankle) is unlikely to play in the final two games of the season.
Green visited with Dr. Robert Anderson about his injured ankle yesterday and received good news and bad news. The star receiver isn't likely to risk playing the final two games of this season, but Dr. Anderson told him he should have a full offseason and that the ankle injury should not hinder his effectiveness in the future. Green did not play at all this season after injuring his ankle early on the first day of training camp over the summer, and now the longtime Bengal is set to become a free agent, so he'll obviously be a very interesting name all offseason unless he's franchise-tagged or signs an extension with Cincinnati before free agency. Fantasy owners that spent a mid-round pick on Green this year did not have it work out, but it was worth the risk for a player of his caliber.
A.J. Green (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 13.
Green remains week-to-week with his ankle injury. The hope is that the return of quarterback Andy Dalton to the starting lineup could make it more likely Green plays this season, but the bottom line is the star receiver's ankle needs to get to full strength.
A.J. Green (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Week 12.
Green remains week-to-week with his ankle injury, and he’s probably on the doubtful side of things for next week considering he’s been ruled on a Friday this week. Those that have held Green on their rosters all season might as well keep him with hopes for a 2019 debut.
A.J. Green (ankle) is not practicing today.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor says that it will be tough for Green to play this Sunday because he isn't practicing today. Overall, the star receiver remains considered day-to-day, but should probably be called more week-to-week. We'll update you if he's able to hit the practice field tomorrow or Friday.
A.J. Green (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 11.
Green is rehabbing his ankle again and did not practice this week, so he should be considered week-to-week. The good news is the Bengals have not shut down the star receiver yet, as there is still hope he'll be able to play in Zac Taylor's offense this season.
A.J. Green (ankle) is considered day-to-day.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor calls his star receiver day-to-day, but it's probably more of a week-to-week situation after Green's setback last week. Green is said to be back in rehab mode, so he's again trying to strengthen the ankle so he can get onto the field in 2019. If you've held Green for this long, you might as well keep him on your bench and hope he can play before season's end. We'll update you if he's able to return to practice tomorrow or Friday.
A.J. Green (ankle) will not play in Week 10.
After his ankle did not feel right yesterday, Green says he will not play against the Ravens on Sunday. The wait continues for the Pro Bowl receiver's 2019 debut, which may never happen at this point. Green has maintained he will not play until he is absolutely 100% healthy, and he hasn't been able to get there since the injury sustained on the first day of training camp during the summer. It sounds like Green needs to get through practices without the ankle swelling up, which he says has still been an issue. We would still try to hold Green on fantasy rosters if possible after you've likely kept him on your roster for weeks, but he's not a must-hold at this point.
A.J. Green (ankle) officially did not practice today.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor just told reporters that Green didn't practice today after the receiver's ankle didn't feel right after walkthrough. Taylor says Green should be considered day-to-day now. This is obviously a major concern after it looked like the Pro Bowl receiver was set to make his season debut this Sunday against the Ravens, as he's almost certainly now on the doubtful side of things considering the cautious approach that's been taken to this point. Hopefully this is just a slight precaution, but it wouldn't be surprising if Green doesn't play a snap this season considering how things have gone. This might be speculating a bit too far, but it's also possible that Green wants a new contract before he actually hits the field for a game.
A.J. Green (ankle) is expected to play in Week 10.
Green just participated in team drills for the first time since the first day of training camp, and he said after practice that he is going to try to practice fully next Wednesday after the bye week. If Green avoids discomfort or a setback, he'll then play against the Ravens in Week 10. The bye week comes at a good time, and the Pro Bowl receiver should be ready to go in the second half of the season for an 0-8 Bengals team looking to get a win. If Green is somehow available in your fantasy league, he should be picked up immediately as a potential difference-maker down the stretch.
A.J. Green (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 8.
It was reported last week that Green would be held out until after the trade deadline, so that's turned out to be true, and with Cincinnati having a bye following their London trip, the earliest we will see him is on November 10 against the Ravens. There is also a chance Green gets moved and suits up for someone else in Week 9, but both he and the team have seemed to indicate a trade won't happen. Fantasy owners need to hold onto Green as a hopeful WR1 down the stretch.
A.J. Green (ankle) was officially limited in today’s practice.
Green throttled his return back a bit with his practice activity last week, but a limited practice to start this week is a good sign. He might need to practice fully tomorrow for a chance to play in Week 8, though.
A.J. Green is not expected to return until after the trade deadline, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
According to Schefter, Green won't be ready to play until next month, and after the October 29th trade deadline, Cincinnati "will assess his progress and make a determination" on his status. The Bengals reportedly want to "ensure a complete recovery," and considering their record (0-6), it wouldn't be surprising to see him held out much longer than expected. Fantasy owners should still hold onto Green with the hopes that he can get back on the field as a potential WR1 down the stretch.
A.J. Green (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7.
While Green appears to be trending in the right direction and could be close to a return, it was looking like this was going to be the case after he missed practice yesterday. Be sure to hold Green on your fantasy roster if you kept him for this long, but he's not going to hit the field until he's 100%. He should have a shot to play in Week 8 against the Rams, and we'll track his status next week.
A.J. Green (ankle) officially did not practice today.
Green again said today that he is not going to rush back too quickly, adding that he doesn’t want this to be like when he previously rushed back from a toe injury and re-injured it. Until Green is 100%, he isn’t going to hit the field. Expect the Pro Bowl receiver to be ruled out tomorrow, but he’s inching closer to his 2019 debut.
A.J. Green (ankle) was officially limited in Wednesday's practice.
Green got in limited practice last week but wasn't particularly close to playing, so fantasy owners will probably need to see him get in a full session on Thursday or Friday if he's going to be counted on to possibly make his debut this weekend, as the 31-year-old won't play at less than 100%. We'll provide updates the rest of the week, but if Green does end up playing against Jacksonville, he'd be an immediate WR1.
A.J. Green (ankle) was officially limited in today's practice.
While he won't play this week, Green is officially back at practice for the first time in 44 days as he nears his 2019 debut. It's also worth noting that Bengals head coach Zac Taylor made it clear that they are not going to trade the Pro Bowl receiver, which isn't a surprise. Week 7 against the Jaguars remains a real possibility for Green's return, and expect him to remain limited in practice tomorrow.
A.J. Green (ankle) is running at full speed and cutting.
Green has been ruled out for Week 6, but he's nearing a return from the ankle injury suffered on the first day of training camp back in July. The Pro Bowl receiver said that after running for the first time since the injury, "I felt good. Let’s see how it feels tomorrow." Also, Green said that now he needs to get all of his strength back, adding that he wants to play so bad and could "lock out the pain," but that it would be hurting himself in the long run. This further confirms that Green will not return to the field until he is unquestionably at 100% health, which is a smart move for the 31-year-old. Next week against the Jaguars is said to be the first legitimate chance Green has to play this season, but perhaps he can play in the London game against the Rams in Week 8 if not. If Green isn't back by then, we'd think he's a lock to be back after the team's Week 9 bye, barring a setback. He should be picked up in any leagues he's somehow available in.
A.J. Green (ankle) is not expected to play in the next three weeks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Green is out out tonight against the Steelers, and the Pro Bowl receiver is reportedly expected to miss the next two games against the Cardinals and Ravens, too. While it would have been great for Green to return in early October, this isn't surprising when you consider Green is not going to return until he's 100%. Cincinnati's bye week is not until Week 9 (in the first week of November), so we would hope he's able to return before then. But if not, hopefully a Week 11 matchup with the Ravens after the bye is the latest Green will return from his ankle injury. After the first Baltimore game in Week 6, the Bengals play the Jaguars on October 20 and the Rams on October 27 ahead of the bye week.
A.J. Green (ankle) won't practice this week.
Green was not expected to play this Monday night against the Steelers, but it would have been nice if he was able to practice on a limited basis. Consider the Pro Bowl receiver week-to-week as he looks to get to 100% and on the field for the Bengals. Green might just need a week of practice before playing in a game.
A.J. Green (ankle) will not play in Week 4.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor says Green isn't likely to practice this week either, but notes that his star receiver is headed in the right direction in his rehab. There haven't really been any concrete reports on Green's status lately, and he should be considered week-to-week for now. Late September to early October was a hope for a return when Green was injured, but fantasy owners might be lucky to get him back by the middle of next month. Green should be held on all fantasy rosters if possible.
A.J. Green (ankle) says he's "turned the corner" in his rehab.
Green is now running on a zero gravity treadmill, and he has the boot off his foot, which he says has helped him turn the corner as he comes back from the injury. The Pro Bowl receiver also said that he won't put a timetable on his recovery because he wants to make sure he doesn't come back too soon and hurt it again. Consider Green week-to-week, but the outlook is promising—be sure to pick him up if he's somehow available in your fantasy league. A return late this month could be a possibility for Green.
A.J. Green (ankle) will miss at least a few games.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported earlier today that Green might still have a chance to play in Week 1 after undergoing a minor ankle procedure, but Bengals head coach Zac Taylor says that his star receiver will indeed miss regular season time. The hope is that it's just a few games that Green will miss, indicating that this injury could drag on longer. For now, we should consider a return for Green for the start of October (Week 5 for an October 6 matchup with the Cardinals) as a realistic return date—getting him back at the end of September would be a bonus. There's risk because the injury could linger all season, but consider Green a high-upside value pick in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
A.J. Green had a minor ankle procedure, but a return for the season opener is "still possible," according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
It was a cleanup procedure after Green injured his ankle over the weekend, so perhaps the six-to-eight weeks initially reported is inaccurate. Injury concerns have definitely piled up for Green, but he will do everything he can to be ready for Week 1, which would make him an absolute steal in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
A.J. Green has torn ligaments in his left ankle and will miss six-to-eight weeks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Green is expected to miss the season opener in Seattle, so the injury is obviously more serious than believed yesterday when it was reported to just be a low ankle sprain. The Bengals will now likely be without their star receiver for all of training camp and potentially longer than the regular season opener, which is especially concerning as they install a new offense under head coach Zac Taylor. For now, Tyler Boyd will be the clear No. 1 receiver for Cincinnati, and the team will need John Ross to step up. Green was looking like a solid pick in the second or third round of fantasy drafts, but now could slip all the way outside the top 50.
The hope is that A.J. Green misses four weeks with a sprained ankle.
According to Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website, "Green apparently underwent an MRI Sunday morning" but there hasn't been any word on the test results yet. Hobson adds: "The hope is there is no more damage to a sprained left ankle with the thinking he'd miss four weeks after he came down on the outside of his foot when a contesting a pass." The ankle sprain was showed on an X-Ray Green had after yesterday's injury, and now we just have to hope that the MRI doesn't show any additional damage. Green would almost certainly be ready to go for Week 1 if it's an ankle sprain with a projected four-week recovery.
A.J. Green is believed to have suffered an ankle sprain, according to Ian Rapoport.
There will be an MRI to confirm. It’s unclear whether or not the injury is a high-ankle sprain, but either way, this is promising news after the star receiver was carted off at practice, and he should be ready for the opener. Green may now be discounted in fantasy drafts, but anything past the fourth round would make him an absolute bargain.
A.J. Green was carted off at Bengals practice with apparent leg injury
There’s no word on the exact severity of Green’s injury, but Bengals head coach Zac Taylor says he thinks the star receiver will be OK. Expect Green to undergo tests to determine the severity of the injury soon, and we just have to hope it isn’t anything serious for someone that’s dealt with recent foot issues. Cincinnati has already been hit hard with injuries this year after losing first-round offensive tackle Jonah Williams to shoulder surgery.
A.J. Green (toe) is practicing fully.
Green says he's running routes at "full speed" during minicamp, which is great to hear as he comes back from the toe injury that basically wiped out the entire second half of last season for him. The Pro Bowl receiver said he wanted to get back out on the field earlier, but that he was being held back to ensure he's ready to go, so he's at 100% now. Green will turn just 31 this summer, and he's likely energized and determined to prove he's still one of the best receivers in football. Expect Green to be full-go for training camp, potentially with his only rest days coming from normal veteran maintenance; his toe seems to be fine heading into 2019.
A.J. Green (toe) says he will be ready for the start of training camp.
This was the expectation after December toe surgery, but Green confirmed it on "The Adam Schefter Podcast". The Pro Bowl receiver will be 31 this summer, but hopefully he'll be as healthy as he's been in a while after a career-low 694 receiving yards in just nine games in 2018. It'd be nice to see Green look healthy in preseason action, but there's probably a chance he's rested to ensure he's 100% entering the regular season.
A.J. Green is out of his walking boot.
Green is making good progress from his December toe surgery, and the Pro Bowl receiver is confident he'll be fine moving forward. Green also says he's excited about the new offense with new head coach Zac Taylor, as it utilizes more play-action passes like he had with Jay Gruden early in his career. Expect Green, who will turn 31 in July, to be ready to go for the start of training camp, and there's a chance he gets some work in during minicamp before then.
A.J. Green is undergoing season-ending toe surgery, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter says the expected surgery will sideline Green three-to-four months and that he should be fully recovered and ready for the start of offseason training. This isn't a surprise after Green had a setback with his toe injury in yesterday's loss to the Broncos, and it's the second season in three years that's been cut short by injury for Green. His season ends with 46 receptions for 694 yards and six touchdowns in nine games. The Pro Bowl receiver turns 31 in the summer, and there might be some injury concerns about him in 2019 fantasy drafts—but that could allow him to slip and become an excellent value as a WR1 option. It'll also be interesting to see who Cincinnati's head coach might be if they part ways with Marvin Lewis after the season, and the quarterback might even change if the Bengals decide to go in a different direction at that position.
A.J. Green (foot) has been ruled out for the rest of today's game.
The Bengals quickly ruled Green out with what they're calling a foot injury, so that's obviously not a good sign. Green has his head to his hands and was obviously frustrated about the injury. He deserves credit for showing toughness by getting out there for his team while dealing with a toe injury, but it unfortunately might have led to a more serious injury or a re-aggravation. Green had one reception for seven yards before leaving, and he unfortunately might have played his last down this season.
A.J. Green leaves game with apparent foot injury.
Green went down as he went to run his route, and he pointed to his foot. It's unclear if this is related to Green's toe injury, but he's almost certainly out for the rest of today's game. We'll update you as more information becomes available.
A.J. Green (toe) says he's "back to play" this week.
Geoff Hobson of the team's official site says Green was on the field for walk-through today, and it sounds like the Pro Bowl receiver is going to push through this toe injury even if he's not back at 100%. The previous optimism about Green's status was basically media-asserted, but this time we're hearing it from Green himself. We'll keep you updated if anything changes, but expect Green to be on the field against the Broncos this Sunday. With a new quarterback (Jeff Driskel) under-center, consider Green more of a WR2 option in his first game back in the lineup.
A.J. Green (toe) is officially out for Week 12.
Green was downgraded to doubtful yesterday, so this was fully expected. This is Green’s third straight missed game despite optimism about him returning today again the Browns, and he should be considered week-to-week for now. There’s obviously still concern that Green won’t play again this season, so getting him back as a contributor for the fantasy playoffs would be a major positive.
A.J. Green (toe) has been downgraded to doubtful for Week 12.
Green didn't practice the last three days but was set to test his toe today, and it apparently did not go well. It looks like Green is going to need to make significant process and show he can play during pregame warmups tomorrow if he's going to be active, but expect him to be out against the Browns. The good news is the Bengals play at 1:00 PM ET tomorrow, so Green's official game status will be known by 11:30 AM ET.
A.J. Green (toe) is listed as questionable for Week 12.
Green looked to be set to play this week after he tested the toe in pregame warmups last Sunday, but he looks to be on the wrong side of questionable after declining to speak to reporters and not practicing. Perhaps Green will make a push to play over the next couple days to be active against the Browns—and obviously it's better to be questionable than doubtful—but fantasy owners need to have a backup plan in place for Sunday. Fortunately, the Bengals kickoff at 1 PM ET.
A.J. Green (toe) did not practice today.
Green has been thought to have a good chance to play this Sunday against the Browns, but this puts things in serious doubt. We'll see how the Pro Bowl receiver is listed on the final Week 12 injury report when it's released tomorrow.
A.J. Green (toe) officially did not practice today.
Green is thought to have a good chance of returning this Sunday after he worked out pre-game in Week 11, but it’s no lock yet. This is only Wednesday, and we’d lean towards him playing, but he appears headed for a questionable tag at best when the final Week 12 injury report is released on Friday.
A.J. Green (toe) is officially inactive for the Bengals.
Green made a push to play, but he’ll sit out another week as he deals with his toe issue. However, Green apparently coming close to playing is a good sign for his Week 12 status. He should have a pretty good chance to suit up against the Browns next weekend.
A.J. Green has been updated to doubtful for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Green was recently reported to be out for Week 11, but the doubtful tag at least gives him a chance to suit up in a big AFC North clash. Fantasy owners shouldn't get their hopes up, but hopefully this means Green will be back as a WR1 as soon as Week 12 against the Browns. If he does end up active on Sunday, it's worth noting that Green could be little more than a decoy in a tough matchup.
A.J. Green (toe) has been ruled out for Week 11.
Green had been expected to miss at least two games with his toe injury, and now the attention turns toward a Week 12 matchup against the Browns. The Pro Bowl receiver might have a chance to play, but consider him questionable for now. With Green out again, Tyler Boyd will remain Cincinnati's top receiver this weekend against Baltimore.
A December return for A.J. Green is looking "increasingly likely," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter says Green is certainly going to miss two games, but now says it wouldn't be a surprise if the Pro Bow receiver isn't back until December. This sounds like speculation, but it's basically common sense. Green's situation remains uncertain, and frankly it wouldn't be a surprise if he's out for the rest of the season. Again, getting Green back by Week 13 or the fantasy playoffs (Week 14 for most people) might be the best-case scenario for fantasy owners. The success of the Bengals might end up determining if/when Green returns in 2018.
A.J. Green (toe) is expected to miss at least two games, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The good news is Green doesn't need surgery, which likely would have knocked him out for the season, but he could still miss a long period of time with this toe injury. Assuming he does miss two games, it'll be against the Saints this Sunday and the Ravens in two Sundays, which is obviously a huge blow to the Bengals. Tyler Boyd will step up as Andy Dalton's number one receiver, but Joe Mixon might ultimately see an even bigger workload moving forward with Green out. Hopefully Green misses just two games, but fantasy owners should probably be happy if he's able to return for start of the fantasy playoffs or a game before then so he can get back into the swing of things.
A.J. Green is visiting foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Green was reportedly in a walking boot as a precaution after last week's win against the Buccaneers, but it looks like there's a chance this is more serious than something day-to-day. Rapoport says the toe has swelled up and that "everything — day-to-day, week-to-week, surgery — is on the table" for the Pro Bowl receiver. We just need to hope this isn't something too serious and that Green can be out there against the Saints next week.
A.J. Green finds the end zone as Cincinnati tops Tampa Bay, 37-34.
Green caught five passes for 76 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown reception over the middle. It was an efficient day for Green on seven targets, and the quiet superstar is on pace for 90 receptions, 1,374 yards, and 12 touchdowns at the season's midway point. He did get his foot looked at late in Sunday's game, but the bye comes at the perfect time for Green to hopefully heal up and be ready to roll for Week 10 against New Orleans. If the injury is nothing serious, Green will be an elite WR1 play down the stretch.
A.J. Green gets fed targets, but Bengals fall to the Chiefs, 45-10.
Green caught seven-of-14 targets for 117 yards, doing most of his damage early on before Kansas City sent more coverage his way. It was a home-run spot for the star receiver against a small cornerback group, but Andy Dalton locking onto Green ended up hurting the offense as a whole, and they barely played in the fourth quarter. Creating a more balanced attack should help things open up next Sunday against the Buccaneers, who like the Chiefs, have shorter corners that shouldn’t be able to stick with Green. He’s a top-five play.
A.J. Green caught seven passes for 85 yards in Cincinnati's 28-21 loss to the Steelers.
Green led the team with 12 targets, and while he dropped a couple passes early on, he settled in with some tough grabs over the middle in what turned out to be a down-to-the-wire defeat. In his age-30 campaign, the superstar receiver continues to produce, but he hasn't really exploded outside of a big first half against the Ravens in Week 2; that could change in Week 7, as Green will likely be a major problem for the Chiefs' smaller cornerback group next Sunday night.
A.J. Green has first 100-yard day of the year in win over the Dolphins.
Green caught six passes for 112 yards in the victory. He was able to get the better of Xavien Howard for most of his team-high ten targets, and if the decline some predicting for Green in his age-30 campaign is coming, we haven't seen any signs of it. Cincinnati's No. 1 receiver should continue to benefit from Joe Mixon returning to create a more balanced offense, and he needs to be treated as a weekly, high-floor WR1 option. Green is arguably a top-three play in Week 6 against a Pittsburgh team he has destroyed in the past.
A.J. Green scores game-winner against the Falcons.
With under ten second remaining, Green ran an out-breaking route in the end zone and made a sliding catch for a 13-yard score. Earlier in the game, he also had another score wiped out by an illegal hands to the face called. Overall, Green had four receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown in the Week 4 win. The Pro Bowl receiver is on pace for 80 receptions, 1,188 yards, and 20 touchdowns through four games this season. Next week against the Dolphins, Green will have a very difficult matchup against Xavien Howard; but Green is too good to leave out of fantasy lineups, and the Bengals have done a good job of moving him around so he can get open against different coverages.
Marvin Lewis says he believes A.J. Green is fine.
Lewis said the injury suffered Sunday was a re-aggravation of an injury suffered while Green was in college, which echoes what Green said after the game. Anti-inflammatories apparently fixed the issue, and there isn't much concern about Green's Week 4 status. Expect Cincinnati's star receiver to be out there this weekend at near 100% against the Falcons.
Marvin Lewis has no update on the A.J. Green injury.
Green left yesterday's game with a groin injury and his return was called probable, but he never returned. However, Green did say the injury wasn't serious and that he was good, so hopefully it's not too bad. We'll monitor Green's practice status throughout the week, and hopefully there's some clarity on the situation for the first practice on Wednesday.
A.J. Green is dealing with a groin injury.
The Bengals officially called Green probable to return to the game, but he appears to be in discomfort on the sideline and has his gloves off. It looks like his day is done, and if it is, it ends with five receptions for 58 yards. We'll update you if Green ends up returning to this game.
A.J. Green has first three-touchdown game of career as the Bengals pickup TNF victory.
Green caught five passes for 69 yards and three scores, all of which came in the first half. Baltimore simply had no answer for the superstar receiver early on, and he might have had an even bigger game if Cincinnati didn't jump out to a 28-7 lead. Through two weeks, Green has scored four touchdowns and gets a great slate of matchups over the next few weeks, including next Sunday against the Panthers. He's a surefire WR1.
A.J. Green gets going in the second half of Week 1 victory.
Green caught six passes for 92 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown in the second half. The star receiver took advantage of a great matchup, but he also fumbled twice (one lost), which is something that needs to be corrected. Fortunately, it didn't cost Cincinnati, and you would think that Sunday is the last we will hear of fumbling issues for Green. He gets a difficult matchup on Thursday night against the Ravens, but they won't have Jimmy Smith (suspension), so Green remains a clear WR1.
A.J. Green gets ten targets in Week 17.
The Ravens did a very good job on Green in the game, limiting him to two receptions for 17 yards. On the year, Green had 75 receptions for 1,078 yards and eight touchdowns, making it six out of seven years in his career with over 1,000 yards receiving. For 2018, Green will be among the safest bets to hit the mark again, and he'll have some very good upside to go along with his great floor.
A.J. Green leads Bengals in receiving as they spoil Detroit's playoff hopes.
Green caught six passes for 81 yards in the 26-17 win. Cincinnati aired it out 41 times on Sunday, but Andy Dalton only threw for 238 yards. We could possibly see a whole new Bengals team in 2018 from coach to quarterback, but Green won't be going anywhere. Consider him a WR1/WR2 in the regular-season finale against the Ravens next Sunday.
A.J. Green can't escape Xavier Rhodes in Week 15 loss.
Green caught just two passes for 30 yards, as Cincinnati's offense was basically nonexistent in the 34-7 defeat. With Marvin Lewis set to part ways with the franchise after the season, it seems the Bengals have quit over the past two weeks, so Green is probably more of a low-end WR1 against Detroit on Christmas Eve.
A.J. Green gets 12 targets in loss to Chicago.
Green caught five passes for 64 yards in the Week 14 loss, as this was his fifth-straight game with at least 50 receiving yards. He did have a lost fumble in the game, too. Next week against Xavier Rhodes and the Vikings will be difficult, but Green is probably too good to leave out of fantasy lineups.
A.J. Green scores twice against the Steelers.
Green always seems to have a big game against the Steelers, and he did again tonight, catching seven passes (on 16 targets) for 77 yards and a two touchdowns. The Pro Bowl receiver did have a couple of uncharacteristic drops in the game, but overall he played very well. The first score was on an out route by the end zone in which he got wide open on after the corner slipped. And the second score was on an in-breaking route where he made a nice catch on a perfect throw to his back hip with the safety crashing down on him. Green could've had a third touchdown—and really should have—on a deep ball that was called back on a very questionable holding call against Giovani Bernard. Obviously, Green is a great option next week against Chicago.
A.J. Green leads team in receiving on Sunday.
Green caught five passes for 66 yards, but the Cincinnati offense was centered around Joe Mixon, as the rookie handles 26 touches in the win. In a huge game next Monday night against the Steelers, Green will probably need to have a big game for the Bengals to improve to 6-6. He was held to 41 yards in their first meeting of the season, but Green should be a high-end WR1 in Week 13.
A.J. Green scores in Week 11.
Green was targeted nine times against the Broncos, catching four passes for 50 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown came in the fourth quarter on an 18-yard throw to the end zone where Green got behind the corner. Next week, he'll face the Browns, a team he already scored against this season. Green needs to remain in your fantasy lineup.
A.J. Green catches long touchdown versus the Titans.
Green was relatively quiet for much of the game, but he caught a short post that he took for 70 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Overall, he ended up with five receptions (on seven targets) for 115 yards and a touchdown in the game. Even with a matchup against the highly-touted Denver corners in Week 11, Green will remain a must-start option on almost all fantasy teams.
A.J. Green will not be suspended for Week 10.
Green was ejected in the first half of yesterday's game against the Jaguars after responded to an unnecessary shove from Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey by slamming him down a couple of times and throwing some punches. The normally mild-mannered Green being ejected in the first half probably helped his case in not being suspended an additional game. You can safely insert him into your lineup as a great WR1 against the Titans.
A.J. Green has been ejected against the Jaguars.
Green was fighting with Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey and both players have been ejected. The normally calm receiver pretty much put a beating on Ramsey, including throwing a flurry of punches after putting him a chokehold. Before leaving, Green had one reception for six yards. It's possible Green could be facing a suspension, but this happened in the first half, which could affect the NFL's decision. Expect him to be on the field in Week 10 against Tennessee. To be frank, Ramsey appears to be a very annoying and arrogant player toward a lot of guys, and Green just decided he wasn't going to take it after Ramsey shoved him for no reason.
A.J. Green scores in Week 8.
Green caught a touchdown on an in-breaking route in the end zone where he beat man coverage. Overall, Green caught three of eight targets for 27 yards and a touchdown, so the touchdown saved his fantasy day in what would've been a disappointing game against a beatable Colts secondary. It'll be interesting to see Green against the corners of the Jaguars in Week 9. Though he should be downgraded slightly in a tough matchup, you shouldn't be scared of keeping him in your lineup.
A.J. Green gets six targets against the Steelers.
After a quick start to the game, Green and the offense couldn't get much going in the Week 7 loss. Overall, Green caught three of six targets for 41 yards in the game. Colts cornerback Vontae Davis is not an easy matchup next week, but Davis probably won't be following Green all game. Therefore, the rangy receiver will be among the best fantasy options against the beatable Indianapolis secondary in Week 8.
A.J. Green goes off in Bengals' win over the Bills.
Green caught seven of 13 targets for 189 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown, against the Bills. Though he had to deal with impressive rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White, he was able to get behind him and the defense for the long touchdown—his fifth 75-yard+ touchdown of his career. He did lose a fumble in the game, but fantasy owners will certainly be happy with the huge performance. Green will be a great WR1 when the Bengals return from their bye week to face the Steelers in Week 7.
A.J. Green scores in Week 4.
Green caught five of seven targets for 63 yards and a touchdown against the Browns. The star receiver is on pace for 100 receptions for 1,260 yards and eight touchdowns through four games, as he's racked up at least five receptions and 63 yards in each of the first four weeks of the season. Despite a difficult matchup against the Bills next week, Green will remain one of the top receiver options in Week 5.
A.J. Green targeted 13 times in first game with Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator.
Green hauled in 10 of them for 111 yards and a touchdown, so early indications, as expected, are that the change at OC will be a good thing for the elite receiver. Expect another heavily-targeted game against Cleveland in Week 4, and Green now looks like an every-week top-five fantasy receiver.
A.J. Green caught five passes for 67 yards in Thursday night's loss to the Texans.
Green was targeted a team-high eight times, and his longest reception was a jump ball in the first half for 50 yards. It was a difficult matchup, but it got easier as the game went on as Jonathan Joseph and Kevin Johnson both got injured. Still, the Bengals' offensive struggles held Green back, and they haven't scored a touchdown in either of the first two games to start the season. Hopefully they figure things out with the extra days to prepare for Green Bay in Week 3; Green will be a solid WR1 in that matchup.
A.J. Green gets ten targets in Week 1.
The Ravens dominated in a shutout win against the Bengals, but Green was able to still provide a solid fantasy day. He had five receptions for 74 yards in the game. Green and the Bengals play the Texans on Thursday night, and Green will be one of the top fantasy receivers for Week 2.
A.J. Green grabs four balls in Bengals' third preseason game.
Green was targeted six times in the first half by Andy Dalton, and he had 43 yards on his four receptions. He did leave the game briefly when he got banged up a bit on one of his catches, but he came back quickly. As usual, Green looks really good and he has reportedly had his best training camp this year. His ADP is now in the late first-round, likely because of his great floor along with an elite WR1 upside.
A.J. Green gets targeted six times in exhibition against the Chiefs.
The Bengals star receiver had the most targets of anyone in his limited action in the Week 2 preseason game. Green caught three passes for 39 yards, including a long of 22 yards. He and the Bengals get the Redskins next Sunday in what will likely be the final preseason game for the starters before the regular season.
A.J. Green catches two passes for 21 yards in preseason opener for the Bengals.
Green looked good, as expected. With perhaps more weapons around him on offense than he's ever had, Green might see some easier coverages this season. He has among the highest floors in all of fantasy, while offering very good upside as well.
A.J. Green compares the Bengals' offseason additions on offense to the Falcons' from last season.
Green told Geoff Hobson of bengals.com, "[Julio] still made the same plays he made when he had the 1,800 yards, but when they double-teamed him they had (Sanu) and (Tyler) Gabriel. They’ve got to respect those guys. They went to the Super Bowl and Julio had (1,400) yards." Sanu and Gabriel were both added last year and helped elevate the offense and make it one of the toughest to stop in the NFL. Green is hoping some of the Bengals' own additions this year help the team improve, even if it decreases his numbers. The Bengals' number one receiver has always had one of the highest floors in fantasy football, and this year should be no different. Green is a solid pick in the first two rounds of fantasy drafts later this summer.
A.J. Green wants to play seven more seasons.
Green talked with Geoff Hobson of bengals.com and said he wants to play seven more years. Green has played six seasons so far, so he's aiming for 13 total. It's a very specific number, which is rather odd. But we're seven years away from that point, and a lot can change between now and then. Green would be 35-years-old if he retires after seven more seasons. Green has been among the top receivers in the league since he entered in 2011, and he should continue to be for the rest of his career.
A.J. Green is feeling healthy, wanted to play at the end of last season.
Green said he wanted to come back at the end of last season from his hamstring because he didn't want to feel like a "sellout." Green said before the Christmas Eve game against the Texans "I ran my fastest GPS time during the practice. Ran a big post down. So I was fine." The Bengals did not want to risk a re-injury to Green with the team out of playoff contention, but he's all good now. Green will be one of the safest players in all of fantasy this season.
A.J. Green won't play this Sunday against the Ravens, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Green's season ends with 66 catches for 964 yards and four touchdowns in ten games. It's Green's first time not hitting 1,000 yards in his career, and he surely would have if he didn't get injured. A.J. Green should be a lock for a first or second round pick in fantasy drafts next season as a WR1.
Bengals won't let A.J. Green (hamstring) play tonight, according to multiple reports.
After Green said he wanted to play, it seems the Bengals aren't going to let their star receiver play with the team out of playoff contention. Cincinnati will likely hold Green and tight end Tyler Effect (back) out for Week 17 also, with their focus on the offseason.
A.J. Green (hamstring) says he will play against the Texans.
It's a nice Christmas gift for fantasy owners, as Green can be inserted right into lineups as a WR1 for the night of Christmas Eve against Houston.
A.J. Green (hamstring) out for Week 15.
The Bengals won't push Green, who's recovering from his bad hamstring injury. If Green gets to 100%, he should play in Week 16 or Week 17.
A.J. Green (hamstring) is doubtful for Week 15 against Pittsburgh.
Apparently he'll test it in pregame, but the Bengals aren't going to push their star receiver to play with them almost certainly out of playoff contention. Green is probably out this week, but Week 16 or Week 17 is looking like it should happen as long as Green is 100%.
A.J. Green (hamstring) is expected to practice on Wednesday.
This according to head coach Marvin Lewis. It would be a tremendous sign if Green was able to practice in the first practice of the week. He's looking like he could return this Sunday against the Steelers, and if not then he should be back for Week 16. Check back in on Wednesday for Green's official practice status.
Marvin Lewis says Green (hamstring) will be back this season.
Great news for Green and fantasy owners. As happens all too often, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tried to get ahead of the story and reported that he was done for the season. Apparently not, according to Lewis. Green obviously needs to stay rostered in all leagues, and Tyler Boyd or Brandon LaFell are good replacements for however long Green is out. He will not play in Week 12.
Green (hamstring) leaves Sunday's game in the 1st quarter.
He was carted off and did not make a catch before leaving. It had the looks of a potentially multi-week or even season-ending injury. We are praying for the best, and will keep you updated.
A.J. Green scores touchdown against Giants in Week 10.
Green had seven catches for 68 yards and a TD on MNF. Green is on pace for over 1,700 yards this season and is an obvious WR1. He'll be a top option next week against the Bills.