A.J. Green

#18 WR / Cincinnati Bengals / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 lb Age: 30 College: Georgia Bye 9

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99%
Start
96%
WR Rank
6

Player Outlook

Fantasy owners will draft A.J. Green expecting a top-10 finish, maybe even a top-5 finish, but that was the case last year and it didn't come easily. In 2017 he was double-teamed a ton with Tyler Eifert hurt and John Ross ineffective. Andy Dalton was under siege for the second year in a row because of a bad offensive line. Despite these issues as well as a career-low 52.4 percent catch rate with five drops, Green notched his sixth season with over 1,000 yards and fourth with at least eight touchdowns. If that's a "bad" season for Green, Fantasy owners should feel good about the upside. With Dalton better protected in 2018 and Eifert and Ross expected to assume more prominent roles, Green remains one of Fantasy's most reliable starting options week in and week out, and that's why he'll get nabbed between 10th and 15th overall in just about every league this summer.

Player News
  • Green caught two passes for 48 yards in the first quarter of Thursday night's preseason game before sitting out the remainder. Afterward he expressed how pleased he was with the Bengals' offense under coordinator Bill Lazor, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports. Of particular note was his first reception, where he was lined up in the slot -- that sort of creativity wasn't always present last year. "It felt good. Bill is a very smart guy," Green said. "He puts us in the best situations. Last year, he really didn't have his hand stamped on his offense, but having an offseason under his belt really helped. The communication with all the receivers, all the players, he asks us what we need to work on and what we like and what we want to run. He's a great players' coach and I feel like tonight really showed how complete our offense can be."

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  • Bengals' A.J. Green: Fine with current contract
    By RotoWire Staff

    Green said he is comfortable with his current contract, a four-year, $60 million extension that runs through 2019, Paul Dehner and Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Green's contract set a positional record for average annual value when he signed it in 2015, but he's since been passed by five other wide receivers. Following an injury-plagued 2016 campaign and a 2017 season that was disappointing by his own lofty standards, Green surely realizes he's not in the best place to ask for a new deal. He'll likely sing a different tune next offseason if he bounces back with a huge 2018 in what figures to be an improved Cincinnati offense. The team improved its miserable offensive line with the additions of LT Cordy Glenn and C Billy Price, and there's hope John Ross can distract opposing safeties from Green, who will celebrate his 30th birthday at the beginning of training camp.

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  • Bengals' A.J. Green: Plays in celebrity game
    By RotoWire Staff

    Green (knee) played in the Quavo celebrity flag football game April 1, Justin Felder of FOX5 Sports Atlanta reports. Green's participation suggests he made a full recovery from the minor knee injury that allowed him to skip the Pro Bowl in January. He wasn't even listed on the Bengals' injury report in December, and likely just used a sore knee as an excuse to miss the NFL's all-star game, after being named to the roster for a seventh time in as many professional seasons. Green finished 2017 with career-worst marks for yards per target (7.5), catch rate (52.4 percent) and yards per game (67.4), struggling to make a consistent impact in a Bengals offense that was sabotaged by one of the worst lines in the league. The team began to address the weakness when it traded for left tackle Cordy Glenn in March, and Andy Dalton is optimistic that offensive coordinator Bill Lazor is making positive changes to the playbook. Green is well positioned to get back on the right side of 8.0 yards per target, with his lofty volume essentially a given. He'll turn 30 in July and still hasn't shown any signs of losing his speed or ability to separate.

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  • Bengals' A.J. Green: Set to skip Pro Bowl
    By RotoWire Staff

    Green will skip the Pro Bowl, as he tends to a minor knee injury, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Green's knee issue is something that is expected to be resolved by rest, with the report indicating that the wideout's availability for the Bengals' spring workouts shouldn't be impacted. He logged 75 catches (on 145 targets) for 1,078 yards and eight TDs this past season, decent but not spectacular numbers for the 2011 first-rounder, who turns 30 at the end of July. Looking ahead, Green remains entrenched as his team's top pass-catching weapon, but a 7-9 record this past season presumably foreshadows a fair degree of offseason personnel changes for Cincinnati. Specifically, look for a retooling of the team's offensive line, and a changing of the guard at tight end could be on tap with Tyler Eifert set to become an unrestricted free agent. Moreover, John Ross, the No. 9 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, played just 17 snaps as a rookie, and if the young wideout can stay healthy enough to capitalize on his blinding speed, Green could be flanked by a legitimate big-play threat in 2018.

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  • Bengals' A.J. Green: Just two catches Sunday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Green caught two of four targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 34-7 loss to Minnesota. Green was a non-factor as quarterback Andy Dalton came up short of 150 passing yards for the second consecutive week. This was only the star receiver's fourth game with fewer than 50 yards despite Dalton's struggles, so Green's likely to bounce back next week against the Lions. He'll need 20 receiving yards in that game to top 1,000 for the sixth time in seven NFL seasons.

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Completed Games

WK OPP TAR RECPT REYD REAVG RETD FPTS
1 BAL 10 5 74 14.80 0 7
2 HOU 8 5 67 13.40 0 6
3 @GB 13 10 111 11.10 1 17
4 @CLE 7 5 63 12.60 1 12
5 BUF 13 7 189 27.00 1 22
6 BYE - - - - - -
7 @PIT 6 3 41 13.67 0 4
8 IND 8 3 27 9.00 1 8
9 @JAC 2 1 6 6.00 0 0
10 @TEN 7 5 115 23.00 1 17
11 @DEN 9 4 50 12.50 1 11
12 CLE 8 5 66 13.20 0 6
13 PIT 17 7 77 11.00 2 19
14 CHI 12 5 64 12.80 0 4
15 @MIN 4 2 30 15.00 0 3
16 DET 10 6 81 13.50 0 8
17 @BAL 10 2 17 8.50 0 1
PROJECTION 173.0 93 1214 13.05 6.2 145.6

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/09 @Indianapolis Colts 26 21.75
2 09/14 Baltimore Ravens 1 15.25
3 09/23 @Carolina Panthers 29 22.88
4 09/30 @Atlanta Falcons 15 18.78
5 10/07 Miami Dolphins 4 16.00
6 10/14 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 18.41
7 10/21 @Kansas City Chiefs 30 23.35
8 10/28 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 23.75
9 BYE - - -
10 11/11 New Orleans Saints 20 20.00
11 11/18 @Baltimore Ravens 1 15.25
12 11/25 Cleveland Browns 14 18.63
13 12/02 Denver Broncos 5 16.06
14 12/09 @Los Angeles Chargers 7 17.00
15 12/16 Oakland Raiders 16 19.25
16 12/23 @Cleveland Browns 14 18.63
17 12/30 @Pittsburgh Steelers 10 18.41

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Career Stats

Season Tar Recpt ReYd ReTD ReFD ReAvg FPTS
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 144 75 1078 8 55 14.37 151
2016 100 66 964 4 41 14.61 120
2015 132 86 1297 10 63 15.08 187
2014 116 69 1041 6 46 15.09 136
2013 179 98 1426 11 65 14.60 208
2012 164 97 1350 11 61 13.90 202
2011 116 65 1057 7 43 16.30 152
3 Year Avg 125 76 1113 7 53 14.64 151
Career 953 556 8213 57 374 14.77

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