A.J. Green's Injury Causes ADP Shift in WR Rankings for 2019 Fantasy Football Season

Zach Brunner
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There are always injuries in training camp, but it doesn't make them any less devastating when they happen. The most notable injury so far has been to Cincinnati Bengals' star wide receiver A.J. Green, who tore ligaments in his ankle and is expected to be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks.

In response to this, Green's average draft position (ADP) has taken a hit, while his teammate Tyler Boyd's ADP has increased.

Green has been plagued by a variety of injuries throughout his career. He tore his hamstring during Week 11 in 2016, and missed seven games due to a toe injury last season.

His ADP has dropped to WR17 over the past day, which is in the same area as Julian Edelman, Kenny Golladay and Robert Woods. While Green is probably more talented than those three, his injury history makes him a risky investment.

Additionally, even though Boyd's ADP has risen since the injury news, he was actually far less productive when Green was off the field last season. Boyd averaged 79.67 receiving yards per game with Green on the field, and that fell to 62.2 when he was out of the lineup.

If Green is forced to miss a few weeks, his fantasy stock will likely continue to drop, and his absence could hurt both Boyd's value and Cincinnati's offense as a whole.

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