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How to handle A.J. Green’s injury in Week 11 fantasy football

The Bengals receiver is out ... again.

Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green participates in drills during minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium.  Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

We are now 11 weeks into the season, and there is still no sign of A.J. Green taking the field for the first time this year. Though Green has resumed some workouts, the ankle injury that he has been dealing with since before the season started is still bothering him. The 31-year-old receiver was dealing with swelling on it this week, and he is, obviously, not going to play this week when the Cincinnati Bengals host the Oakland Raiders.

Why the Bengals didn’t just put him on the injured reserve list to start the season is a mystery. But this is the Bengals we’re talking about, so ...

Anyway, keep an eye on Green. At one point, recently, he was considered day-to-day, but at this point it would more surprising to see him play this season than get shut down for the rest of it.

Fantasy football analysis, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green

In nine games so far this season, the Bengals have scored 20 or more points in just two of them. So be careful with anyone on this squad when it comes to fantasy. The most intriguing option at receiver is Alex Erickson, who was back at practice late this week. He got blanked last week, but in the two games before that, he had a total of 234 yards.