With A.J. Green out over the last two weeks, the
Gresham was supposed to be phased out of the offense this season, with Tyler Eifert's expected ascension to a larger role, and that held true early in the season. He had just eight catches on 13 targets through four games, but has now hauled in 16 passes over the last two games.
Of course, Gresham had just 48 yards on his 10 catches Sunday, which exemplifies his long-term issues. Gresham has been a solid target in the passing game, but has rarely come through with big plays, averaging just 10.3 yards per reception in his career. As long as Green is out, Gresham should see plenty of passes his way, but he might not do much with them.
At this point, Gresham looks like a reasonably useful option in PPR formats, but it is hard to see him being worth using otherwise moving forward.
The good news for
Those snags amounted to a mere 48 yards for Gresham in the lopsided loss. He was targeted 12 times. It comes as no surprise that he managed just 10 yards receiving on five catches in the first half.
Gresham will try to make better use of his opportunities when the Bengals host Baltimore in Week 8.
Gresham was targeted seven times and his longest reception went 23 yards. Despite his best game of the season, Gresham still hasn't scored a touchdown in five games this season.
The Bengals are back in action Week 7 at Indianapolis.
"It's early in the season. Keep playing. He'll get to where he needs to be," Jackson said. "I have a lot of confidence in him, I haven't lost any confidence in him at all. He just has to make those plays when they present themselves."
Even with star wide receiver A.J. Green going down in the first series with a foot injury,
He'll look to get more involved Week 3 against the Titans.
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