The Bengals hit rock bottom on Sunday. Not only did they lose another game (3-6-1) to fall behind in the AFC North division race (Ravens and Steelers both 5-5), going three games under .500 for the first time in the Andy Dalton–AJ Green era (since 2010) and essentially end playoff hopes; they also lost their two biggest weapons on offense in Green and versatile running back Giovani Bernard.
I think everybody knew it was bad for Green as soon as they saw the video of his injury. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport initially said he has a tear in his hamstring, and later reported the ‘good news’ that Green would miss a few weeks and it was a only strain (small tear) that won’t require surgery. However, with dynasty playoffs looming, he may not be usable in fantasy football for the remainder of this season. Bernard has officially torn his ACL, and will require surgery and miss the rest of the year.
Let’s take a look at the dynasty impact of the injuries.
AJ Green, WR
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