Category: Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow led the Bengals to the brink of a Lombardi Trophy last season, one year after suffering a terrible injury to his left knee. He’s back now, trying to do it again.
Burrow and the Bengals will travel to Buffalo for a pivotal divisional playoff game against the Bills this weekend. The winners will advance to the AFC Championship, while the losers will have their Super Bowl dreams dashed.
Burrow, now in his third season in the NFL, has been outstanding once again this season, throwing for the fifth most passing yards (4,475) and third most passing touchdowns (35) in the league.
He hasn’t missed a single game due to injury since recovering from the knee injury that kept him out of his rookie season. That’s fantastic news for Cincinnati fans, who have seen what he’s capable of in recent years. But what if Bengals fans’ worst nightmare comes true and he gets hurt?
Here is the QB depth chart behind Burrow:
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback depth chart
If Burrow is killed, Brandon Allen will almost certainly take his place.
Allen, who attended Arkansas, has bounced around the league since being drafted by the Jaguars in 2016. He spent one season in Jacksonville as the third-string quarterback behind Blake Bortles and Chad Henne before being claimed off waivers by the Rams.
After two years of not playing in Los Angeles, he was traded to the Denver Broncos. As a replacement for the injured Joe Flacco, he got his first taste of NFL action there. He won his first NFL start, throwing for 193 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-19 victory over the Browns.
He’s been with the Bengals for three years, and he started five games for them while Burrow was injured in 2020, going 1-4. He had a miserable outing in the final of those five games, going 6 of 21 for 48 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions against the Ravens.
His most recent start was against the Browns in Week 18 of last season, a 21-16 loss.
Allen is the only other active quarterback on the Bengals’ roster. They do, however, have Jake Browning on the practice squad to whom they can turn.
Browning, a Washington product, has been in the league for three years after being signed as an undrafted free agent by the Vikings in 2019. Last season, he was signed to the Bengals’ practice squad, where he still is today. Zac Taylor would only play Browning in a playoff game as a last resort because he has never played in the NFL.
Ravens vs. Bengals: Daily Fantasy Sleepers, FanDuel, DraftKings Lineups
On Sunday night, the Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to play the Baltimore Ravens. With Joe Burrow at quarterback, Cincinnati has a clear advantage, and it will be the primary target of daily fantasy football players from the AFC wild-card matchup. Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase are likely to have a high roster percentage in the contest, but they are not the only potential DFS stars.
The ground game is the key to Baltimore’s victory. In recent weeks, JK Dobbins has been outstanding. The Ravens could pull off an upset with him and other ground-game stars. Burrow will most likely spread the ball around through the air in a Cincinnati victory. If they connect with Burrow in the right situations, one or two players could have breakout games in DFS.
Baltimore’s Gus Edwards is a running back.
It’s not worth it to look for a hidden gem in the Baltimore passing game. Without Lamar Jackson on the field, the Ravens’ passing game will be limited. The key to Baltimore’s success is to thrive on the ground with Dobbins and Gus Edwards. Edwards will not be the primary ball carrier, but he should see plenty of touches as the Ravens attempt to keep the ball away from Burrow. Because of his potential to have a double-digit carry game, Edwards would be a nice low-salary option to add at running back or in a FLEX position.
Cincinnati’s Hayden Hurst, tight end
Chase, Tyler Boyd, and Tee Higgins are the wide receiver triumvirate to watch in DFS. Hayden Hurst has the potential to be the X-factor in the passing game, outperforming his counterpart, Mark Andrews. Hurst had four receptions for 14 yards in Week 18. In Week 5, he had six catches for 53 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens. He can play across the middle as well as in tight red-zone situations. With so much attention focused on the wide receivers, Hurst may have some open patches of the field to run in. He’d be a good option in a Cincinnati lineup stack just to add some variety to a group of players that many DFS lineups could have.
Ravens Lineup Predictions
JK Dobbins is the Ravens’ best DFS option by far. In Weeks 14 and 15, the top Baltimore running back returned from injury with consecutive 100-yard games. Dobbins finished the regular season with 59 and 93 yards in his other two games. He enters Sunday on full rest after missing the game against Cincinnati a week ago. Mark Andrews is also resting, and he will be relied on heavily in the passing game; he surpassed 100 yards in his last regular-season outing against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Andrews is the most dependable target in a passing attack with a lot of unknowns at wide receiver. Because of the quarterback uncertainty, any roster play on a Baltimore wideout is a risk. With Jackson out and no Ravens wideout having more than three touchdowns, the pressure will be on.
Bengals Lineup Predictions
On the Cincinnati roster, there are far too many options. That stands in stark contrast to the Ravens’ DFS situation. To begin a lineup stack, a Burrow-Chase pairing makes far too much sense. Last season, Chase had 368 receiving yards in four postseason games. This was only second to Cooper Kupp, who helped the Rams defeat the Bengals in the Super Bowl. Burrow and Chase will be joined by LVITyler Boyd and Tee Higgins.
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In NFL Week 14, Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals (8-4) host Deshaun Watson and the Cleveland Browns (5-7). Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is 0-4 against the Browns. Cleveland has won the series five straight times and eight of the last nine. This AFC North intrastate clash will be broadcast live on CBS or streamed on Paramount Plus on Sunday, December 11 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.
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CIN -250 | CLE +200 on the moneyline
CIN -5.5 | CLE +5.5 Spread
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Cincinnati 27, Cleveland 27 16
WHERE CAN I WATCH IT?
In NFL Week 14, the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Cleveland Browns. When: December 11th, 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m.
Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio TV: CBS
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