Cincinnati
Bengals
Stadium Paul Brown Stadium
2-14-0 Overall | 1-5 AFC NORTH 4th
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense94.8249.617.4
Defense148.9257.626.3
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
L17-21
Week 4Mon  9/30
@
Steelers
L3-27
Week 5Sun  10/6
vs
Cardinals
L23-26
Week 6Sun  10/13
@
Ravens
L17-23
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Bengals are not contenders to win the Super Bowl at 200/1, 0.5%. They are one of 3 teams with these odds (#28 in the league). They do not have any real chance to win the Super Bowl. In simulations, they win the AFC 0.2% of the time and are not a good value at 100/1, 1%. The Bengals are averaging 6.2 wins per sim which is essentially the same as their futures line of 6 wins. At +750 the Bengals are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 7.5% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 16/1, 5.9%. They win the division in 2.9% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #14 in the AFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Oddsmakers expected them to win 6.5 based on their money line game odds. Their 6-10 record last season failed to meet expectations. They were solid against the spread going 9-7 for (+130 profit). They went over 8 times and came in under 6 times. In their next game vs the Seahawks they are only winning 26% of the simulations. 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

Despite being a bottom 10 team in yards per play they are an average team in points per game. They are the #14 ranked team in offensive TD rate [(PassTD + RushTD) / (Pass Att + Rush Att)]. 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 Joe Mixon who is projected to be the #5 RB. 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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
92 Akinmoladun, Freedom DE6-328602/11/19961Nebraska
33 Anderson, Rodney RB6-022409/12/19962Oklahoma
97 Atkins, Geno DT6-130003/28/198811Georgia
30 Bates, Jessie FS6-120002/26/19973Wake Forest
--- Bell, Vonn SS5-1120512/12/19945Ohio State
25 Bernard, Giovani RB5-920511/22/19918North Carolina
49 Boehringer, Moritz TE6-525010/16/19931No College
83 Boyd, Tyler WR6-220311/15/19945Pittsburgh
93 Brown, Andrew DT6-329012/30/19952Virginia
--- Brown, Tony DB6-019907/13/19953Alabama
4 Bullock, Randy K5-921012/16/19899Texas A&M
--- Bynes, Josh MLB6-123508/24/198910Auburn
14 Dalton, Andy QB6-222010/29/198710TCU
7 Dolegala, Jake QB6-724210/07/19962Central Connecticut State
70 Dugas, O'Shea G6-433509/22/19962Louisiana Tech
96 Dunlap, Carlos DE6-628502/28/198911Florida
12 Erickson, Alex WR6-019511/06/19925Wisconsin
50 Evans, Jordan OLB6-324201/27/19954Oklahoma
5 Finley, Ryan QB6-420712/26/19942NC State
88 Franks, Jordan TE6-424002/01/19962UCF
98 Glasgow, Ryan DT6-330009/30/19934Michigan
--- Godsil, Dan LS6-321808/19/19961Indiana
18 Green, A.J. WR6-421007/31/198810Georgia
46 Harris, Clark LS6-525007/10/198412Rutgers
68 Hart, Bobby T6-531008/21/19946Florida State
41 Henderson, Trayvon DB6-020508/15/19952Hawaii
66 Hopkins, Trey C6-331607/06/19925Texas
94 Hubbard, Sam DE6-526506/29/19953Ohio State
10 Huber, Kevin P6-121007/16/198512Cincinnati
16 Irwin, Trenton WR6-120012/10/19951Stanford
22 Jackson, William CB6-019610/27/19925Houston
74 Johnson, Fred OL6-732606/05/19972Florida
60 Jordan, Mike G6-631501/25/19982Ohio State
27 Kirkpatrick, Dre CB6-219010/26/19899Alabama
58 Lawson, Carl DE6-226506/29/19954Auburn
--- Lodge, DaMarkus WR6-219405/12/19971Ole Miss
20 McTyer, Torry CB5-1118804/10/19954UNLV
28 Mixon, Joe RB6-122007/24/19964Oklahoma
17 Morgan, Stanley WR6-020509/07/19962Nebraska
24 Phillips, Darius CB5-1019006/26/19953Western Michigan
57 Pratt, Germaine LB6-324505/21/19962NC State
53 Price, Billy C6-431010/11/19943Ohio State
71 Prince, Isaiah T6-730507/29/19972Ohio State
--- Rose, Winston DB6-018011/29/19931New Mexico State
11 Ross, John WR5-1119411/27/19954Washington
89 Sample, Drew TE6-525804/16/19962Washington
86 Schreck, Mason TE6-525211/04/19933Buffalo
69 Scott, Niles NT6-232009/30/19953Frostburg State
45 Sheldon, Brady LB6-523102/23/19931Ferris State
--- Su'a-Filo, Xavier G6-431201/01/19917UCLA
19 Tate, Auden WR6-522802/03/19973Florida State
--- Thomas, Mike WR6-118908/16/19945Southern Miss
87 Uzomah, C.J. TE6-626001/14/19936Auburn
--- Waynes, Trae CB6-019007/25/19926Michigan State
73 Williams, Jonah T6-530511/17/19972Alabama
36 Williams, Shawn SS6-021205/13/19918Georgia
32 Williams, Trayveon RB5-820610/18/19972Texas A&M
15 Willis, Damion WR6-320406/20/19972Troy
95 Wren, Renell DT6-531810/23/19952Arizona State