Cincinnati Bengals

Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium | Coach: Marvin Lewis
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense13th110.6 (13th)246.4 (15th)
Defense17th113.2 (21st)237.5 (11th)

Schedule

1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 10
BAL
8:25 pm EDT
Thu Sep 14
HOU
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Sep 24
at GB
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 1
at CLE
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 8
BUF
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 22
at PIT
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 29
IND
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 5
at JAC
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 12
at TEN
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 19
at DEN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 26
CLE
8:30 pm EST
Mon Dec 4
PIT
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 10
CHI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 17
at MIN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 24
DET
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 31
at BAL

Standings

AFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Pittsburgh11-5-05-1-0
Baltimore8-8-04-2-0
Cincinnati6-9-13-3-0
Cleveland1-15-00-6-0
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Bengals' Josh Malone: Fourth-round pick for Cincinnati
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals selected Malone in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 128th overall.

Malone (6-foot-3, 208 pounds) may be a bit one-dimensional as a deep-route specialist, but he's still a good prospect and a great value this late. He's a former top recruit who earned rave reviews in Tennessee practices as a freshman, but generally struggled along with the rest of the Tennessee passing game in his first two years. That changed in 2016, when Malone totaled 972 yards and 11 touchdowns on just 78 targets. With 4.4 speed, Malone rounds out a prospect profile that implies considerable upside. Unfortunately, he won't see a big role anytime soon with A.J. Green, John Ross, and Tyler Boyd already in Cincinnati.

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Bengals' Carl Lawson: Cincinnati bound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals selected Lawson in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 116th overall.

Cincinnati is emphasizing generating a pass rush along its front four by adding Lawson and Jordan Willis early in the draft. Lawson racked up 9.5 sacks and 14.0 tackles for loss in his final season on The Plains before heading to the NFL. There are some durability concerns with Lawson, as Jeff Cavanaugh of 105.3 The Fan reports that persistent knee issues raise questions regarding his longevity. Still, if Lawson can stay on the field, he'll be able to get to the quarterback.

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Bengals' Jordan Willis: Falls to Bengals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals selected Willis in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 73rd overall.

This looks like a steal for Cincinnati. Willis (6-foot-4, 255 pounds) was very productive at Kansas State with 21 sacks and 32.5 tackles for loss over the last two years, and he was incredible at the Combine. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds while posting a 39-inch vertical, 125-inch broad jump and 6.85-second three-cone drill. There's no reason to not project Willis into the starting lineup by 2018.

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Bengals' Joe Mixon: Bengals select in second round
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals selected Mixon in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 48th overall.

A clear first-round talent who fell this far due to a 2014 incident when he punched a female Oklahoma student, Mixon's landing spot is not terribly surprising. That the Bengals took him in the second round indicates that they're prepared to give him playing time despite the PR backlash it might bring. So long as he's getting snaps, Mixon (6-foot-1, 226 pounds) should quickly establish himself as Cincinnati's top running back. There's no need to exercise caution on this -- Jeremy HIll and Gio Bernard (ACL) cannot produce at the level Mixon can. That much is true, though it's fair to question how much playing time the Bengals may be willing to give him off the bat. With standout pass-catching skills and breakaway athleticism on a workhorse frame, Mixon has uniquely high fantasy upside despite any risk he might still carry.

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Bengals' Darqueze Dennard: Bengals pick up fifth-year option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals picked up Dennard's fifth-year option Friday, Albert Breer of The MMQB.com reports.

This move comes as a slight surprise given Dennard's injury history and underwhelming on-field performance since entering the league as a first-round pick back in 2014. However, starting cornerback Adam Jones is 33 years old and the Bengals still have no idea what they have in William Jackson III, their 2016 first-rounder who missed his entire rookie season with a torn pectoral muscle, so gambling on Denard's potential improvement could have been more out of necessity than anything else.

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