When healthy, A.J. Green has been a star Fantasy receiver, but he's struggled to stay on the field in recent years, including a toe injury that cost him seven games in 2018. But he's healthy heading into training camp, and Green is worth drafting toward the end of Round 2 or beginning of Round 3 in all formats. Prior to getting hurt, in the eight healthy games Green played last season, he scored at least 15 PPR points in seven of them. He also averaged 17.9 PPR points over that span. The addition of new coach Zac Taylor will hopefully help the offense in Cincinnati, and Green should remain the focal point for Andy Dalton, even with Tyler Boyd now looking like a legitimate threat. Green, even at 31, should be in line for a rebound campaign in 2019, and he should be a great value pick on Draft Day.
Green (toe) will participate in individual drills this week with the quarterbacks and wide receivers. This is all Green will do during the Bengals' mandatory minicamp over the next three days. It's by far the most on-field work Green has done since undergoing foot surgery back in December, and assuming all goes well this week, Green should be on course for training camp next month. Green said last month that he expects to be fully healthy once camp rolls around in late July.
Green (toe) ran routes on a rehab field and caught some passes from Andy Dalton during OTAs, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website reports. Green underwent surgery Dec. 11 to address a toe injury that dates back to 2014 and flared up this past October. Earlier in the offseason he talked to Antonio Gates, who had a similar procedure 11 years ago and said it took him four or five months to regain full range of motion in his foot. Green seems to be working on a similar timeline and has already said he expects to be ready for the start of training camp. Entering the final season of his four-year contract extension, Green will turn 31 in July and currently is in the process of learning a new offense from Bengals coach Zac Taylor.
Green (toe) expects to be healthy for the start of training camp in late July, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. After making an attempt to play Week 13 following a three-game absence, Green addressed his injured right big toe with surgery Dec. 11. He then ditched his walking boot in early February and took part in voluntary workouts in April. Considering his recovery timetable is 3-to-4 months, Green may already be close to 100 percent, but the Bengals likely will take a cautious approach to ensure he's good to go for training camp. Beyond his health, he also is in the process of learning new coach Zac Taylor's playbook, so any on-field reps Green can get before the season will help his cause.
Green (toe) participated in the start of voluntary workouts Tuesday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. While Green said he's ready to play, Hobson notes that the receiver likely will be eased back into action just four months removed from a surgical procedure that came with a recovery timeline of 3-to-4 months. Regardless, Green's active participation in voluntary workouts to any extent bodes well for his ability to garner extensive reps during an offseason in which the entire Bengals offense will be learning a new system under incoming coach Zac Taylor.
Green (toe) is out of his walking boot and could be back on the practice field as soon as May or June, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports. Green recently spoke with Antonio Gates, who said it took four or five months to regain full range of motion after he had the same procedure done by the same surgeon in February 2008. The tight end suffered a noticeable drop-off in catches and yards that season, but he also scored eight touchdowns and didn't miss any games. With far more time to recover after Dec. 11 surgery, Green should be back to full strength before training camp, if not in time for OTAs. He said he's excited about the transition to head coach Zac Taylor, comparing Taylor's offensive principles to those of Jay Gruden. The 30-year-old wideout had his best statistical seasons under Gruden, averaging 97.5 catches for 1,388 yards and 11 touchdowns between the 2012 and 2013 campaigns. Green actually was on pace for similar numbers in 2018 until the toe injury derailed his season after Week 8.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||San Francisco 49ers||30||26.13|
|8||10/27||@Los Angeles Rams||19||22.05|
|13||12/01||New York Jets||32||27.38|
|15||12/15||New England Patriots||14||21.68|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||107||62||912||6||44||14.71||125|