If there are any fantasy owners out there that aren't already familiar with Bengals WR Tyler Boyd, WR John Ross and tight end C.J. Uzomah yet, you may want to brush up on all three of these guys before Cincinnati's Week 10 matchup against the New Orleans Saints.
Boyd has already been having a career season in fantasy this year, so he's a more obvious beneficiary of Green's absence when it comes to the potential for increased fantasy value and production.
With AJ Green expected to miss at least two games, who steps up for the Bengals? pic.twitter.com/jvPZjRKeXF— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 7, 2018
However, Green's injury really puts second-year receiver John Ross in a great spot for a breakout performance against a porous Saints defense. Ross is currently labeled as questionable for Sunday's game, and he's missed four of the Bengals' last five games prior to the Week 9 bye, but he'll likely be looking to prove himself if he touches the field this week.
A former first-round pick and NFL combine 40-yard-dash record holder, Ross has yet to perform anywhere near most were expecting in his injury-riddled career, but playing behind a target vacuum like A.J. Green for those two seasons hasn't helped.
Cincinnati #Bengals WR AJ Green’s absence due to a foot injury opens up 35% of the team’s inside-the-ten targets, 40% of air yards, and 50% of their end zone targets. Should see a boost in targets for all Bengals pass catchers including Boyd, Ross, Uzomah and Mixon.— NFL Warehouse (@NflWarehouse) November 7, 2018
Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah is also a reasonable option for fantasy targets that will likely see an uptick in volume this Sunday, especially after missing the Bengals' Week 8 matchup due to injury and then resting over the bye week.
Ever since TE Tyler Eifert was sent to the IR with a season-ending ankle injury and with TE Tyler Kroft out for the Bengals as well, Uzomah should be a big red-zone target by default at the very least.
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