A.J. Green is Out; Should Be On Your Bench Today
The Bengals rookie phenom has two injuries that will sideline him today
By: Athlon Sports | 11/20/11, 9:08 AM EST
Update: A.J. Green has been ruled officially out for today's game against the Ravens. Ray Lewis has also been ruled out.
A.J. Green has been a fantasy stud all season, but he's listed as doubtful for today's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Not only does he have a hyperextended knee, but he also has a deep bone bruise to go along with it.
Oh, and did we mention that the Bengals and Green are going up against the Baltimore Ravens monster defense?
For those reasons alone, A.J. Green should be on your bench today, as much as it probably pains you to do so. And I know your response, "Well if he does suit up, it looks like Ray Lewis won't play. So he could have success right?"
Wrong. The Ravens are a complete defense who would give Green trouble even if Ray Lewis was in a wheelchair and Green was 110%.
And with Green hurting, it looks like Andre Caldwell will get put in at flanker, with Jerome Simpson and Andre Hawkins both getting even more playing time.
But since the Ravens are currently ranked 6th in pas defense, it is going to be a long day for whoever the Bengals put in at wideout (or running back, or quarterback for that matter). If you have any Bengals, I'd keep them all on the bench today. It's not worth the headache.
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