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NEWS: AJ Green injures arm in Week 16; his week 17 availability in doubt?

UPDATE: Updating the report below, AJ Green has indicated that he plans to play Week 17. Early reports are that he has no structural damage, only swelling. Stay tuned for more! Looking for Week 17 Power Rankings?

PREVIOUS UPDATE: He exited the game in the first quarter and missed a decent portion of that first quarter. He returned, but clearly wasn’t 100 percent, and he almost looked like a decoy at times. He couldn’t separate from defenders, or fight for jump balls. It could be a bicep injury, or an elbow injury, it’s tough to say for sure, but he had a wrap on his bicep when he re-entered the game. Green let fantasy owners down in a major way tonight, as most play their fantasy football championship here in Week 16. The massive disappointment makes him a solid buy-low idea in dynasty, though, so jump on our forums and talk dynasty trade ideas if you have Green. If you play your fantasy championship in Week 17, stay tuned for more info on his Week 17 availability. If he sat, Mohamad Sanu would likely return to excellent WR3-type status. Looking for Week 17 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Andy Dalton & AJ Green play awful in Week 10; All three CLE rushers score a touchdown.

SMITTY: Andy Dalton was just plain awful in this one, completing just 10-of-33 passes for 86 yards, 0TDs and 3INTs. Of course, this left AJ Green (3/23/0TDs) and Mohamed Sanu 2/20/0TDs) with zero change to produce, as there was just 86 yards and 0TDs to spread around. Dalton’s bad play, mixed with horrible game planning, eliminated Jeremy Hill’s production (12 carries for 55 yards) despite his solid 4.58 yards-per-carry tonight. He had a fumble, which took him out of the game plan for a bit, but we still like Hill a lot moving forward, at least as a flex (even when Giovani Bernard returns from his hip injury). The team, and Gio himself, may look to speed along his recovery after this horrible offensive performance, but we still only feel comfortable calling Gio ‘questionable’ for Week 11. He is a great buy-low candidate right now, though, if your team can weather through another missed game should he have to sit out Week 11. As for those Browns rushers, they all scored a touchdown in this one, and the stat lines looked like: West: 94/1TD, Crowell: 41/1TD and Tate: 34/1TD… West dominated the carries with 26, something that we speculated prior to the game, but in all honesty, playing any of those Browns rushers was a gamble prior to kickoff. West looks like the clear starter moving forward, though – for now. Looking for Week 10 Power Rankings?

NEWS: AJ Green practicing and expected to give Week 9 a go.

SMITTY: Most all sources around are predicting that he will attempt to play this week, especially after getting in some practice time today, but keep tabs on this via this news wire (and via our Smart Alerts) in case the stud suffers a setback. Green could be on a snap count this week, but if he is a go, fantasy owners need to play him. Mohamed Sanu is still a fine fantasy WR2/3 until Green is back to his old self. Even then, Sanu is still a fine fantasy WR3 moving forward. Stay tuned. Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?

RADIO: Russ Bliss and Smitty talk Week 9 fantasy football.

Take a listen to Russ Bliss’ during his second show of this Week 9 — This is Russ’ Wednesday show.


Wednesday Show The Red Zone With Russ Bliss

Date: 10/28/14

Guest: Smitty

Topics: Start Bench, Trade Advice, Buy-Low

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NEWS: AJ Green (toe) unsure about Week 8; his toe to bother him all season?

SMITTY: In an NFL Network interview, AJ Green had this to say on his toe and chances of playing in Week 8: “It’s still up in the air,” Green said. “But it definitely feels better. We’ll see about this week.” It was his answer on whether the injury would bother him all season that concerned us, as he had this to say on that: “It’s probably not gonna be 100 percent, but I hope it’s just manageable,” Green said. “I can get through the season and be fine and still play at a high level.” Hopefully Green can still play at a top 5-10 wide receiver level upon his return, but there is some risk here. Stay tuned. Mohamed Sanu has strong WR2-type appeal, if not higher, for each game that Green misses (which could be just one more game); he could maintain value even close to that level if Green comes back and can’t play at a very high level. Looking for Week 8 Power Rankings?

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NEWS: AJ Green still very doubtful for Week 7; Sanu to shine again in Week 7?

SMITTY: His toe is expected to keep him out of Week 7, but currently the Bengals are calling him day-to-day. Call it strategy to keep opponents honest, call it hope, but fantasy owners better prepare for at least one more week without Green; however, his status past Week 7 is sounding better and better. Mohamed Sanu is locked into high-end fantasy WR2-type value until Green returns, yet he is still on waivers in some larger leagues? Grab him, folks! Looking for Week 7 Power Rankings?

NEWS: AJ Green expected to miss Week 7, but will not need surgery; Marvin Jones done for season leaving Sanu to thrive?

SMITTY: We have heard mixed reports on AJ Green’s Week 7 availability, but everything is speculation at this point. So, check back all week long, and be sure to sign up for Smart Alerts. With Marvin Jones officially done for the season, Mohamed Sanu is gold until Green returns. It’s surprising that Sanu is still available in so many leagues. He has been on our Weekly Waiver Wire List for weeks — grab him if for any reason he is still out there in your league(s)! Looking for Week 7 Power Rankings?

WR A.J. Green (CIN) will miss a second consecutive game in Week 7, but he is not expected to require surgery. Green is scheduled to see a doctor Friday, Oct. 17.

NEWS: AJ Green has a shot to play Week 7?

SMITTY: Coach Marvin Lewis said that AJ Green has a ‘shot’ to play Week 7, but other sources suggest that even Green himself expects to sit out another week. Until we hear something more concrete, it’s smart to expect to be without Green in Week 7. Mohamed Sanu remains an excellent fantasy WR2 until Green returns! Our Smart Alerts and this news wire have you covered on updates on this, though!

NEWS: AJ Green carted to locker room with toe issue; Could miss a couple weeks?

SMITTY: UPDATE: AJ Green will undergo an MRI, and word is that he could be shut down for a few weeks. Mohamed Sanu is a must-grab if available in your league, as he could see fantasy WR2-type targets with Green out. We will keep you posted, but for now, this clearly affects our Week 6 Power Rankings.

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isn’t much on this situation yet, so stay tuned. According to rotoworld, AJ Green ‘threw off his shoe in dusgust, hopped on a cart’ and headed to the locker room. So far this doesn’t look good, so stay tuned! Looking for Week 6 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Marvin Jones breaks foot and will miss multiple weeks.

Update: NFL Network is reporting that the Bengals are hoping that WR Marvin Jones (foot) will make it back by Week 5.

According to reports, Bengals WR Marvin Jones will miss multiple weeks due to a broken foot.

SMITTY: This is awful news for the Bengals, Andy Dalton, and of course, Marvin Jones owners. We have adjusted our Week 1 Power Rankings accordingly. Mohamed Sanu is next up for the No. 2 wide receiver job in Cincy.