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2020 Fantasy Football Projections: Cincinnati Bengals

Updated: August 2, 2020


In addition to viewing our 2020 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2020 fantasy football projections for the Cincinnati Bengals.

MORE: Fantasy football projections for all 32 NFL teams

QUARTERBACKS

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDPoints
Joe Burrow567.4350.44085.324.6815.641.9178.11.05255.04
Without a traditional offseason program, it will be more difficult than ever for rookies to transition into the NFL, but Burrow made it look easy at times last season by throwing an FBS-record 60 touchdowns in his Heisman-winning season. The Bengals have some talent at the skill positions (A.J. Green, Joe Mixon, Tyler Boyd and rookie Tee Higgins) and last year's first-rounder Jonah Williams returns from injury to improve the offensive line. Burrow enters 2020 as a streamer, but game script could lead to plenty of pass attempts for the rookie, who should improve as the season progresses.
Ryan Finley23.612.3134.50.660.573.990.048.02


RUNNING BACKS

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
Joe Mixon264.91139.17.2846.4380.51.62205.36
One of just three backs with 275-plus touches in each of the past two seasons, Mixon started slowly last year but finished strong -- RB4 over final eight weeks with 177/817/5 (4.62 YPC) rushing and 16/177 (11.06 Y/R) receiving. Both the offense overall and the offensive line should be better in 2020, which should help to carry over his second-half momentum into 2020.
Giovani Bernard46.7182.11.1227.6220.80.8351.99
Trayveon Williams12.752.70.256.446.10.111.98
Rodney Anderson10.744.90.272.115.50.047.9

WIDE RECEIVERS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
A.J. Green61.7891.66.02000125.28
Green has missed at least six games in three of the last four seasons including the entire 2019 season. The obvious risks are Green's durability history as well as the difficulty of establishing chemistry with a rookie quarterback in such an unorthodox offseason, but there is upside from his low-end WR2/high-end WR3 ADP as well. In 2018, Green averaged 5.1/77.1/0.7 per game, equivalent to a full-season pace of 82/1,234/11.
Tyler Boyd74.1885.54.632.916.50.03118.16
Posting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, Boyd set career highs in targets (148), receptions (90) and yards (1,046) as A.J. Green sat the entire year out. If Green stays healthy in 2020, Boyd's target share will certainly drop from his 24.03% share last season, but he should bounce back from last year's 7.1 yards per target and a career-low 60.8% catch rate with Joe Burrow under center.
Tee Higgins43.8591.34.3800085.41
John Ross21.7301.62.171.98.60.0244.16
Auden Tate16.3216.80.9800027.56
Alex Erickson12.2139.10.553.921.50.0419.6


TIGHT ENDS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
C.J. Uzomah36.2356.62.5300050.84
Drew Sample13.8106.30.6900014.77
Cethan Carter4.938.20.290005.56
Mitchell Wilcox4.436.10.220004.93

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