Cincinnati
Bengals
Stadium Paul Brown Stadium
0-2-0 Overall | 0-0 AFC NORTH 3rd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense29.5364.518.5
Defense165.525431
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Sat  8/10
@
Chiefs
L17-38
Week 3Thu  8/15
@
Redskins
W23-13
Week 4Thu  8/22
vs
Giants
L23-25
Week 5Thu  8/29
vs
Colts
L6-13
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/8
@
Seahawks
L20-21
Week 2Sun  9/15
vs
49ers
L17-41
Week 3Sun  9/22
@
Bills
CBS1:00pm
Week 4Mon  9/30
@
Steelers
ESPN8:15pm
Week 5Sun  10/6
vs
Cardinals
FOX1:00pm
Week 6Sun  10/13
@
Ravens
CBS1:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Bengals are not contenders to win the Super Bowl at 1000/1, 0.1%. They are one of 3 teams with these odds (#29 in the league). They do not have any real chance to win the Super Bowl. They are not a good value to win the AFC either at 500/1, 0.2%. They are projected to win 6 games and live up to their pre-season futures line of 6. Their playoff chances stand at 4.6% (1.3% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #15 in the AFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

At 0-2 they are obviously short of expectations. Based on the money lines, the Bengals had an expected win percentage of 36%. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down 200 units. They are 1-1 against the spread for a -10 loss. Their over-under record is 1-1. Their 6-10 record last season failed to meet expectations. Their expected win percentage was 41%. They were solid against the spread going 9-7 for (+130 profit). They went over 8 times and came in under 6 times. Based on computer simulations they only have a 41% chance to beat the Bills in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are a below average scoring team based on points per game and below average in yards per play. They are a very poor scoring defense based on points per game and below average in yards per play allowed.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Andy Dalton who is projected to be the #20 QB the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
97 Atkins, Geno DT6-130003/28/198810Georgia
30 Bates, Jessie FS6-120002/26/19972Wake Forest
25 Bernard, Giovani RB5-920511/22/19917North Carolina
99 Billings, Andrew DT6-132803/06/19954Baylor
83 Boyd, Tyler WR6-220311/15/19944Pittsburgh
93 Brown, Andrew DT6-329012/30/19951Virginia
52 Brown, Preston MLB6-125510/27/19926Louisville
4 Bullock, Randy K5-921012/16/19898Texas A&M
82 Carter, Cethan TE6-324809/05/19953Nebraska
14 Dalton, Andy QB6-222010/29/19879TCU
7 Dolegala, Jake QB6-724210/07/19960Central Connecticut State
96 Dunlap, Carlos DE6-628502/28/198910Florida
85 Eifert, Tyler TE6-625509/08/19907Notre Dame
12 Erickson, Alex WR6-019511/06/19924Wisconsin
50 Evans, Jordan OLB6-324201/27/19953Oklahoma
42 Fejedelem, Clayton DB6-020506/02/19934Illinois
5 Finley, Ryan QB6-420712/26/19940NC State
98 Glasgow, Ryan DT6-330009/30/19933Michigan
77 Glenn, Cordy T6-634509/18/19898Georgia
18 Green, A.J. WR6-421007/31/19889Georgia
46 Harris, Clark LS6-525007/10/198411Rutgers
68 Hart, Bobby T6-531008/21/19945Florida State
66 Hopkins, Trey C6-331607/06/19924Texas
94 Hubbard, Sam DE6-526506/29/19952Ohio State
10 Huber, Kevin P6-121007/16/198511Cincinnati
22 Jackson, William CB6-019610/27/19924Houston
64 Jerry, John G6-534006/14/19869Ole Miss
60 Jordan, Mike G6-631501/25/19980Ohio State
27 Kirkpatrick, Dre CB6-219010/26/19898Alabama
58 Lawson, Carl DE6-226506/29/19953Auburn
29 McRae, Tony CB5-1018505/03/19933North Carolina A&T
67 Miller, John G6-331508/12/19935Louisville
28 Mixon, Joe RB6-122007/24/19963Oklahoma
34 Perine, Samaje RB5-1124009/16/19953Oklahoma
24 Phillips, Darius CB5-1019006/26/19952Western Michigan
57 Pratt, Germaine LB6-324505/21/19960NC State
53 Price, Billy C6-431010/11/19942Ohio State
55 Reynolds, LaRoy LB6-122811/03/19907Virginia
11 Ross, John WR5-1119411/27/19953Washington
89 Sample, Drew TE6-525804/16/19960Washington
71 Smith, Andre T6-432501/25/198711Alabama
--- Sutherland, Keaton 6-531502/12/19970Texas A&M
19 Tate, Auden WR6-522802/03/19972Florida State
91 Tupou, Josh DT6-334505/02/19943Colorado
87 Uzomah, C.J. TE6-626001/14/19935Auburn
59 Vigil, Nick OLB6-223508/20/19934Utah State
23 Webb, B.W. CB5-1119005/03/19906William & Mary
36 Williams, Shawn SS6-021205/13/19917Georgia
32 Williams, Trayveon RB5-820610/18/19970Texas A&M
15 Willis, Damion WR6-320406/20/19970Troy
40 Wilson, Brandon DB5-1020007/27/19943Houston
95 Wren, Renell DT6-531810/23/19950Arizona State
72 Wynn, Kerry DE6-526102/12/19916Richmond