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A.J. Green Injury Update Brings More Bad News for His Fantasy Owners

Max Staley
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A.J. Green is undoubtedly one of the most talented wide receivers in football. With an average draft position (ADP) of WR24, per FantasyPros.com, it was likely tough for fantasy owners to resist taking the plunge, even as a foot injury threatened to keep him off the field for multiple weeks.

Unfortunately for Green's fantasy owners, it doesn't look like he's returning to the field any time soon.

Green will miss tonight's Week 4 "Monday Night Football" matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he will likely be sidelined for the Bengals' following two games as well.

Fantasy owners should be particularly bummed that Green is projected to miss next week's clash against Arizona, as the Cardinals' defense has surrendered 28.8 points per game (PPG) thus far, which is the fourth-worst mark in the NFL.

This creates an interesting conundrum for fantasy owners: should they trade Green and attempt to improve their team in the short term, or hang onto him until he returns? The answer, as with all things in fantasy football, should be entirely dependent on the makeup of your team.

If you're sitting at 3-1 or 4-0 after Week 4, it's probably best to stash Green on your bench, if you can afford it. There are few players with his upside, and he has huge potential to really help your team once he returns.

If you've jumped out to a slower start, then you might want to think about trading Green. But beware, once Green is back on the field, he's likely going to be a low-end WR1, or a high-end WR2, so shipping him off could come back to haunt you.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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