Fantasy Player Projections

 
Bengals
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Redskins
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBAndy Dalton

Andy Dalton

295 pass yards, 2 pass TDs

Just the facts: Washington is without Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker, and so far has allowed more passing touchdowns than any other defense. Again, just the facts…

RBBenJarvus Green-Ellis

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

86 rush yards, rush TD, 4 rec, 28 rec yards

The Redskins have allowed the 10th-fewest rushing yards this season; they've also allowed opposing rushers to gain 4.9 yards per carry. The second number is the more telling stat.

WRA.J. Green

A.J. Green

7 rec, 119 yards, rec TD

The Redskins couldn't slow down any of the Saints' receivers in Week 1, nor could they stop Danny Amendola in Week 2. They have no prayer against Green.

WRAndrew Hawkins

Andrew Hawkins

2 rec, 43 yards, rec TD

Hawkins has become another big-play weapon for Cincinnati's offense. The Bengals are grooming other receivers (Brandon Tate, Armon Binns), but Hawkins will continue to make plays this week against a beaten-up Redskins defense.

TEJermaine Gresham

Jermaine Gresham

3 rec, 31 yards

Fantasy owners are well aware that Gresham is not a field stretcher, but that doesn't help them accept just 67 yards on seven catches through two games. That's ugly for a "fringe No. 1" fantasy tight end.

KMike Nugent

Mike Nugent

3 PATs, FG

Cincinnati has done a good job so far of making life easy on Nugent, as all four of his field goals have come inside of 40 yards.

DEFENSE

Sack

The Bengals have given up 71 points combined to the Ravens and Browns; the Redskins lead the league in scoring. This could get interesting.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBRobert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

248 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, 51 rush yards

The Bengals made Brandon Weeden look like a star last week. Robert Griffin III is a star. RGIII will tear up a defense that has allowed 9.4 yards per attempt and more than 300 passing yards a game.

RBAlfred Morris

Alfred Morris

101 rush yards, rush TD

The Redskins aren't rotating backs, much to the delight of those who plucked Morris off the waiver wire last week. In Week 3 Morris will face a Bengals defense that allows 5.5 yards per carry (31st in the league).

WRPierre Garcon

Pierre Garcon

5 rec, 66 yards, rec TD

Assuming he can play, Garcon should see favorable matchups against Cincinnati's rag-tag secondary. Garcon caught eight balls against the Bengals in Week 6 last year as a member of the Colts.

WRLeonard Hankerson

Leonard Hankerson

3 rec, 61 yards, rec TD

Hankerson came to the rescue in Week 2 with Pierre Garcon out of action. Garcon is a risk again this week, so fantasy owners with Hankerson should keep a close eye on the injury report.

WRAldrick Robinson

Aldrick Robinson

4 rec, 56 yards

Josh Morgan out-performed Robinson last week, but somehow we think Robinson will see more reps in this game. Just call it a hunch…

TEFred Davis

Fred Davis

2 rec, 23 yards

Davis suffered a concussion in Week 2 and his status may be a mystery until late in the week. Even if he plays, fantasy owners should look elsewhere; Davis has just four catches and 52 yards in two games, and it appears Robert Griffin III prefers throwing to his receivers.

KBilly Cundiff

Billy Cundiff

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Week 1's hottest kicker went cold in Week 2, missing his only attempt. The Redskins are the league's top-scoring offense and should give Cundiff a chance to bounce back against Cincinnati's 30th-ranked defense.

DEFENSE

Sack

No Brian Orakpo or Adam Carriker could spell doom for a front seven that was already having trouble slowing down opponents.

 
 
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