If that's the downside for him in an average week, he could be in for monster numbers Week 16 against Minnesota. The Vikings rank 30th against the pass this season, allowing 290.6 yards per game, and have given up the third-most Fantasy points to wide receivers. And though breakout cornerback Xavier Rhodes has helped them keep the opposition's top wide receiver in check at times this year, he appears likely to miss a second straight game with a concussion.
Those 10 catches for 195 yards and a touchdown that the Eagles' DeSean Jackson put up against the Vikings last week could be exactly what's in store for Green.
Not that it changes whether or not you'd start him, of course.
Green failed to score after finding the end zone in three of his previous four games. This was his fourth straight game under 100 yards after five consecutive 100-yard efforts. His longest reception went 19 yards.
Green has a chance for a huge game Week 16 vs. the Vikings.
In Week 2 vs. Pittsburgh, Green was targeted 15 times. He managed six catches for 41 yards. Since then, however, Taylor's play has fallen off dramatically. Pro Football Focus rates him the fifth worst cornerback in the league. Quarterbacks own a 118.8 passer rating throwing at Taylor, who's given up an NFL-high 893 passing yards with six touchdowns. Receivers average 15.9 yards per catch against Taylor, tied for 15th highest.
The 33-year-old Taylor dealt with a concussion a few weeks ago but has not missed a game. He's committed six penalties and has zero interceptions.
Green ranks fifth with 78 catches, sixth with 1,175 receiving yards. He's scored in three of his past four games. Look for Green, a weekly top-10 play, to go off against the rapidly fading Taylor.
It was the second straight game with a touchdown for Green, who also has two consecutive outings with 70 or more receiving yards. He now has has 1,175 receiving yards on the season, with eight touchdowns.
The Bengals face the Steelers in Week 15. Green caught six passes for 41 yards when the teams played in Week 2.
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