BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB CIN 16 Hrs
The NFL confirmed that BenJarvus Green-Ellis should not have been awarded one of his touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Colts.
There won't be any stat correction of course, but owners that played against Green-Ellis got hosed. On a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, the Law Firm got tripped up by Colts DT Josh Champman and was marked down short of the end zone. But on replay, embattled referee Jeff Triplette somehow overturned the call on the field. "No, it wasn't the correct call," VP of officiating Dean Blandino said. "There was not enough evidence to overturn the ruling on the field."
BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB CIN 3 Days
BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 48 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in Week 14 versus the Colts.
Green-Ellis didn't contribute in the passing game. Both of his scores were of the one-yard variety. One of the touchdown plunges shouldn't have been a score. On fourth down, BJGE got the carry and was tripped by the fingertip of Josh Chapman in the backfield. Green-Ellis fell to the ground at the one-yard line before crawling into the end zone. Officials reviewed the play and somehow deemed it was a touchdown. Fantasy-wise, continue to treat Green-Ellis as a low-upside, touchdown-dependent flex option next week in Pittsburgh.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB CIN 10 Days
BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed 20 times for 92 yards and a touchdown in Cincinnati's Week 13 win over the Chargers.
He added one catch for three yards. BJGE also lost a fumble - his second of the year and fourth in two seasons as a Bengal - but atoned for it by running all over the Bolts as Cincinnati killed the clock. The LawFirm took the rock six times for 27 yards on the Bengals' final drive. The score was Green-Ellis' first in seven games. With four games to go, one-dimensional power back is on pace for 819 yards and five touchdowns.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB CIN 24 Days
BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed 16 times for 62 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Browns.
It was another ineffective game from Green-Ellis, who averaged just 3.9 yards per carry despite the 16 carries. He handled his usual early down and short-yardage work and wasn't involved in the passing game. Green-Ellis did most of his damage in the second half with Cincinnati protecting a lead. He hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 5 and will be nothing more than a low-end FLEX option when the Bengals come out of their bye in Week 12.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB CIN 1 Month
BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed nine times for 36 yards in Week 10 at Baltimore.
Baltimore has one of the top run defenses in the league, so Green-Ellis predictably struggled to find much running room. His longest gain went for seven yards and he wasn't involved in the passing game. BJGE was out-touched 22-9 by Giovani Bernard. Green-Ellis hasn't scored since Week 5 and isn't a flex option.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB CIN 1 Month
BenJarvus Green-Ellis had 21 carries for 72 yards in Thursday night's Week 9 loss to the Dolphins.
It was a highly ineffective game from Green-Ellis, who averaged just 3.4 yards pet attempt despite the heavy workload. He wasn't involved in the passing game and lost a goal-line carry to Giovanni Bernard in the third quarter. With Bernard dealing with a rib injury, he could see an increase in fantasy value next week. Green-Ellis hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 5 and has just 129 yards over the last three weeks.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB CIN 2 Months
BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for just 33 yards on 11 carries in Week 8 against the Jets.
As usual, Green-Ellis wasn't involved in the passing game. His longest run went for just six yards. Green-Ellis also failed on two goal-line plunges in the first half, one on second-and-goal from the one and the other two plays later on fourth-and-goal. It's long past time to cut bait with BJGE in fantasy leagues.