2013 Fantasy Football: Cincinnati Bengals' Early Season Preview

By Cameron Adamczyk
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In the following weeks, I will be walking you through all 32 NFL teams in a fantasy football perspective. I will give you predictions, rankings, sleepers and much more, so you can be fully prepared for draft day. Today, I am going to walk you through the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Bengals may have the most underrated fantasy football squad in the entire league. Beside quarterback, they have a starting-caliber player at each position. They have a superstar receiver that will be drafted in the first two rounds of drafts everywhere. Let’s get into the preview.

Quarterback: We all love the quarterback from TCU, but Andy Dalton isn’t a starter-quality quarterback. He will lead the Bengals to a wild card spot again; however, he won’t lead you to a fantasy football playoff spot.

He could have a perfect position on your team: the backup.

Running Back: This is the trickiest position on the team. It is hard to judge BenJarvus Green-Ellis’ appropriate roster spot. Determining whether he is a flex or a second running back is difficult.

Last year, he had the numbers to sustain a pretty solid second running back. This year, the Bengals drafted Giovani Bernard with their second overall pick.

They passed up some very good options to snag him in the second round. The Bengals obviously like this guy, so he is going to get some touches. Thinking about drafting him as a bench guy is a very good thought.

If you’re going to grab BJGE, draft him as a flex.

Wide Receiver: It is hard not to love A.J. Green and all of his talent. This guy has some of the best pair of hands in the history of the NFL. If you really want this guy on your squad, you’re going to need to take him very early. He will easily sustain numbers to be your best receiver.

Tight End: The biggest sleeper on the Bengals is tight end Tyler Eifert.

The Bengals took Tyler Eifert with their first pick in the draft. Eifert is going to push Jermaine Gresham out of the starting position with his skill set and size. I would draft Eifert with a little bit of caution.


Cameron Adamczyk is a fantasy football writer for Rant Sports. Follow his TwitterFacebook, and Google Plus for constant sports updates!

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