A.J. Green
WR ARI (8)
Wed 3/17/21 1:31 PM

Green agreed to terms on a contract with the Cardinals on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Green and the Cardinals are finalizing a one-year deal worth up to $8.5 million, including $6 million guaranteed. One of the all-time wideouts of his generation, Green is coming off a down year with the Bengals, having especially struggled after Joe Burrow (knee) went down with a torn ACL. Now entering his age-33 season, Green will head into a more favorable situation in Arizona, joining Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins' presence should force opposing defenses to cover Green with their No. 2 cornerback, while Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald -- if he doesn't retire or switch teams -- are both more than capable of creating additional exploitable matchups.

A.J. Green
WR ARI (8)
Sun 1/3/21 8:11 PM

Green recorded no catches on six targets in the team's Week 17 loss to the Ravens.
EDGE Analysis
Green struggled along with the rest of the Bengals' offense, as the team managed to complete only six passes across the entire game. Despite playing in all 16 contests, Green posted by far the worst campaign of his career by finishing with only 523 yards and two touchdowns. While some of his struggles in 2020 can be attributed to poor quarterback play in the second half of the season, it's difficult to project Green to return to his top form as he will be 33 when the 2021 season begins. Entering the offseason as a free agent, it's very likely that Green has played his last snap in Cincinnati.

A.J. Green
WR ARI (8)
Sun 12/27/20 6:04 PM

Green recorded four receptions on seven targets for 64 yards in Week 16 against the Texans.
EDGE Analysis
Green was one of four Bengals pass-catchers to command at least six targets, as Brandon Allen took to the air 37 times. The veteran wideout struggled to get going initially, gaining only five yards on his first five targets. However, Green was a strong contributor thereafter, logging receptions of 33, 14 and 12 yards. Given the way Allen has spread targets around, Green can't be confidently projected for significant volume in Week 17 against the Ravens.

A.J. Green
WR ARI (8)
Tue 12/22/20 12:39 AM

Green brought in two of three targets for 40 yards in the Bengals' 27-17 win over the Steelers on Monday night.
EDGE Analysis
Green provided the highlight of the night for the air attack with a 30-yard reception, which also helped propel him to the team lead in receiving yardage for the contest. The multi-time Pro Bowler was coming off his best game since late October in the form of a 6-62-1 effort against the Cowboys in Week 14, so Monday night's numbers represented a modest downturn. Green will look to boost his overall production at the expense of a sub-par Texans secondary in a Week 16 matchup.

A.J. Green
WR ARI (8)
Sun 12/13/20 6:09 PM

Green recorded six receptions on seven targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the Cowboys.
EDGE Analysis
Green had drawn only four targets across his last two games combined heading into Week 14. However, he bounced back to exceed five targets for only the second time since Week 8. He made the most of the opportunity by recording four receptions of 10 or more yards. Green also found the end zone for the second time this season on a five-yard reception with eight seconds remaining in the first half. He'll next draw a Week 15 matchup against the Steelers.

A.J. Green
WR ARI (8)
Mon 12/7/20 4:31 PM

Green failed to catch is only target during Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Dolphins.
EDGE Analysis
The 32-year-old played 45 of 52 offensive snaps but received his only target on a short route during the third quarter. Green has only four catches for 41 yards and one touchdown over the past four games -- all of which came in one contest -- and his outlook doesn't figure to improve much the rest of the season with Brandon Allen (chest) or Ryan Finley leading the offense.

A.J. Green
WR ARI (8)
Sun 11/29/20 7:09 PM

Green didn't catch any of his three targets during Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Giants.
EDGE Analysis
Green tied for fourth on the team in targets but failed to connect with Brandon Allen, who struggled to the tune of 4.7 yards per attempt. The veteran wideout has now been held without a catch on three occasions this season, which is quite surprising given his pedigree, playmaking ability and hefty salary. Green's fantasy value could be near its all-time low at the moment and he seems unlikely to produce useful numbers in next Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins.

A.J. Green
WR ARI (8)
Sun 11/22/20 5:56 PM

Green caught four of nine targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-9 loss to Washington.
EDGE Analysis
Green bounced back from last week's goose egg by posting his fourth-highest yardage total of the season and finding the end zone for the first time since Week 8 of the 2018 campaign. He got the Bengals on the board with a five-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter, but that will end up being the last touchdown rookie quarterback Joe Burrow throws this season, as the first overall pick was carted off with a season-ending knee injury early in the second half. Green and the rest of the Bengals' receiving corps will be catching passes from Ryan Finley in Week 12 against the Cardinals, and the latter's play in this one (3-for-10 for 30 yards and an interception) wasn't promising.

A.J. Green
WR ARI (8)
Mon 11/16/20 9:34 PM

Green was shut out on five targets in Sunday's loss to the Steelers, despite playing 54 snaps (83 percent of the offensive snaps).
EDGE Analysis
So much for Green's resurgence seen in Week 6 and Week 7. He's not getting as much separation as he used to earlier in his career, nor is he as successful in coming down with contested catches. He's not putting together a great resume in his walk season.

A.J. Green
WR ARI (8)
Sun 11/1/20 5:16 PM

Green caught two of five targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 31-20 win over the Titans.
EDGE Analysis
After displaying a flash of his old self with a 15-178-0 line over the previous two games, Green was brought back to earth Sunday. He finished behind rookie Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate in receiving yards, as each of the aforementioned receivers surpassed 60 yards. Green has been rumored as possible trade bait since the Bengals sit at 2-5-1, but this was a poor closing pitch.