Josh Malone got minimal playing time last year because of injuries to the Bengals' more prominent receivers, but in order to get more he'll have to really improve this offseason. Until he lands a consistent role and does well with it, Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him.
Malone didn't have a catch Sunday on his lone target. Malone had one catch and 12 yards on five targets all season, dressing for just nine of the 16 games this season. It's very much in doubt that he'll be in the Bengals' plans next season
Malone (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Malone is a healthy scratch Sunday, which sets the stage for Tyler Boyd, John Ross and Cody Core to head the Bengals' Week 15 wideout corps.
Malone wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Malone hasn't played in a game since Week 8 against the Buccaneers, where he played 11 total snaps. The Tennessee product was listed as questionable going into Week 14, but was ultimately ruled out. Though Malone is listed as a depth receiver, being healthy is a first step to gaining a bigger role in the offense.
Malone (hamstring) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. Malone was listed as questionable after practicing on a limited basis but will miss his fifth straight game. The 22-year-old has been unable to take advantage of A.J. Green's (foot) absence, leaving Alex Erickson and Auden Tate to serve as depth options at wide receiver for the Bengals.
Malone (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. Malone has missed four straight games due to a lingering hamstring injury, but he appears to have a real shot of retaking the field Week 14. The second-year wideout could be a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt against the Chargers. If Malone is able to suit up, he could see an uptick in offensive snaps in the absence of A.J. Green (foot).
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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|
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