A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
Sun 10/18/20 8:11 PM

Green caught eight of 11 targets for 96 yards during Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Green set new season highs in targets, receptions and receiving yards in what turned into a surprisingly competitive contest. His long gain went for just 19 yards, but he consistently got open and showed a much-improved rapport with Joe Burrow after totaling just one catch for three yards over the last two games. Green's output improved dramatically despite the success of teammates Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, suggesting the trio can all succeed for a Bengals team that figures to be behind quite often in upcoming games. He'll look to build off this effort in a favorable matchup against the Browns next Sunday.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
Fri 10/16/20 3:04 PM

Green (hamstring) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game in Indianapolis, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

After opening the week with back-to-back LP listings on the practice report, Green elevated to full participation Friday, per Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site. It appears Green will be able to gut out his tweaked left hamstring from this past Sunday versus the Ravens, which limited him to a season-low 42 percent of the snaps on offense. He'll look to bounce back to his typical 60-75 percent snap share against a Colts defense that has given up the second-fewest receiving yards per game (136.8) to wideouts this season.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
Thu 10/15/20 4:53 PM

Green (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

For the second straight day, Green reps were capped on account of the left hamstring he tweaked in Sunday's loss to the Ravens. According to Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site, the wideout said he plans to push through the injury to play Week 6 in Indianapolis, but he may need to upgrade to full activity Friday to avoid taking a designation into the weekend. After sitting out the entire 2019 campaign with an ankle injury, Green has struggled to recapture top form, hauling in only 14 of 34 targets for 119 yards and no scores through five games. Despite slot man Tyler Boyd and promising rookie Tee Higgins both having demonstrated a better rapport thus far with new quarterback Joe Burrow, Green said Thursday that he still believes in head coach Zac Taylor's offensive scheme and has no plans to ask the front office for a trade, per Jay Morrison of The Athletic.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
Wed 10/14/20 4:25 PM

Green (hamstring) logged a limited practice Wednesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green was forced out of Sunday's loss to the Ravens due to an aggravation of his left hamstring injury, but his ability to take the field Wednesday -- albeit in a limited capacity -- suggests that the veteran pass-catcher could suit up this weekend against the Colts. Five games into the season, Green's fantasy impact has been modest, with the 32-year-old having yet to reach the end zone while recording 14 receptions for 119 yards.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
Mon 10/12/20 3:35 PM

Coach Zac Taylor said Monday that he has no timetable for Green (hamstring) to return, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green was forced out of Sunday's loss to the Ravens due to an aggravation of his left hamstring injury, per Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer. The veteran wideout wasn't able to haul in his only target before leaving the field, and he previously had just one catch Week 4. If Green were forced to miss significant time, it's possible that John Ross (illness) could find his way back into the lineup behind Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
Sun 10/11/20 3:08 PM

Green was forced out of Sunday's game against the Ravens with a hamstring injury.

EDGE Analysis

With Green, who did not catch his only target Sunday, out of the game, Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins will continue to head the Bengals' Week 5 wide receiver corps.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
Sun 10/4/20 6:32 PM

Green caught just one of five targets for three yards in Sunday's 33-25 loss to the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Green was quiet once again, even as quarterback Joe Burrow reached 300 passing yards for a third consecutive week. The veteran wide receiver spent some time on the sidelines in the second half, but there was no injury reported, so the team was simply sticking with a different preferred personnel grouping while implementing a run-heavy approach with the lead. Green has just 14 catches for 119 yards through four weeks, and it won't be easy to get things going in Baltimore in Week 5.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
Sun 9/27/20 6:54 PM

Green hauled in five of six targets for 36 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-23 tie against the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

The seven-time Pro Bowl wideout admitted this week that he's still getting comfortable in game action after missing all of last year because of an ankle injury. That news is comforting for those banking on a resurgence from Green over the course of the season, though it doesn't do much to remedy a series of mediocre fantasy performances through the first three weeks of 2020. The targets have been there for Green in the early going (28), though he's totaled 116 receiving yards and zero touchdowns with those opportunities. The veteran wideout will now face a Jacksonville defense that surrendered a 90 percent completion rate and two passing touchdowns to Miami on Thursday night.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
Thu 9/24/20 4:42 PM

Green said Thursday that he's started to feel more comfortable on the field after missing the entire 2019 season with an ankle injury and being limited by a hamstring injury in training camp, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. "I'd be lying if I didn't say I didn't think about [the ankle] the first game," Green said. "For me, it's just going out there and having full confidence in myself that I'm not going to get hurt again. Each week, I get better and better and more comfortable."

EDGE Analysis

Though Green declared himself 100 percent healthy prior to the season, the seven-time Pro Bowler hasn't looked like his old self through the Bengals' first two games. He's hauled in only eight of 22 targets thus far, with his 36.4 percent catch rate well off his 59.6 percent mark from his first eight years in the NFL. Despite the poor results, Green is optimistic that his chemistry with quarterback Joe Burrow and his comfort in coach Zac Taylor's offensive system will improve as the season rolls along, which should lead to better production. Until that materializes, however, Green shouldn't necessarily be treated as the must-start fantasy option he's been for most of his career.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
Fri 9/18/20 12:40 AM2 Comments

Green secured just three of 13 targets for 29 yards in the Bengals' 35-30 loss to the Browns on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Green found himself at the top of the passing game pecking order in terms of looks, but he was tied with rookie Tee Higgins for second-fewest receptions. The multi-time Pro Bowler had a better connection with rookie quarterback Joe Burrow going in Week 1 and has now seen a whopping 22 targets through two games, so there's certainly reason for optimism among his fantasy managers. Green and Burrow will look to continue developing their chemistry with the extra time afforded them ahead of a Week 3 road interconference battle against the Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 27.