After four weeks of play, a clear order is starting to emerge on the Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver depth chart. And despite the fact that they have an incredibly difficult game this week against the Ravens, there’s one receiver in particular here that’s earned a place in any lineup, regardless of the matchup.
Fantasy Football analysis: Bengals WRs Tyler Boyd, AJ Green, Tee Higgins
Through the first two games, rookie quarterback Joe Burrow was still trying to push the ball to Green over his other receivers. The veteran didn’t reciprocate those efforts, struggling to bring in catches without much to show on the stat sheet. Since then, Burrow has made it clear he prefers to throw the ball to Boyd, who’s got 21 targets in his last three games compared to just 11 for Green. Boyd has the stats to go with it too, with 320 yards and a touchdown so far this season. Higgins is starting to emerge in this offensive game plan too, getting more looks in the red zone and catching 12 passes on 22 targets in his last three games.
The Ravens are going to make life difficult for the Bengals offense. However, Cincy is likely to be playing from behind, meaning more throwing. That makes Boyd a solid play, despite the tough opponent. Higgins could have some value too, but it’s hard to peg against the Ravens. Green should be avoided.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Tyler Boyd. Sit Higgins and Green.