Game day update: With the Bengals starting Brandon Allen under center on Sunday, its hard to figure out what Cincy will do on offense. Will Zac Taylor limit Allen’s pass attempts and run the ball? Or will he give them a chance to throw the ball around to AJ Green, Tyler Boyd, and Tee Higgins? This week, the Bengals WRs are facing a Giants’ defense that is giving up 23.2 fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts. Outside of their Week 10 performance against the Eagles, where they only allowed nine fantasy points, New York had five games of 20-plus fantasy points given up.
ESPN projects Green to score 5.2 fantasy points, while Boyd and Higgins to score 7.9 and 8.4 points.
This week the Cincinnati Bengals welcome the struggling New York Giants and looking at the stats, it should be a good game for Cincy’s pass catchers.
But stats can be deceiving and you’ll want to keep reading to find out about what to do with Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins and AJ Green.
Fantasy Football analysis: Bengals WRs Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, AJ Green
AJ Green is typically an easy must-start on any fantasy roster. He’s a top-15 fantasy wideout in the league and is always reliable for a solid amount of points. He already has over 90 fantasy points on the season. The other two, Boyd and Higgins, are iffy on most weeks, but Higgins especially has been a solid option, with four scores and over 600 yards.
However, this week is different. Bengals QB1 Joe Burrow went down for the season last week and the team is rocking with Ryan Finley for the remainder of the season. Finley hasn’t been very successful in his young career, but expect the Bengals to try and limit his pass attempts, especially because the Giants have a weak run defense.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start AJ Green, he can catch anything. Sit Higgins and Boyd.