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2013 Fantasy Outlook: BenJarvus Green-Ellis

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BenJarvus Green-Ellis | Cincinnati Bengals | RB

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Fantasy Football Outlook: While I believe Giovani Bernard will be a stud fantasy running back in the future, it’s the presence of Green-Ellis that may hold him back from RB1 status for a few years. Green-Ellis isn’t one of the more skilled starters in the game, but he’s a hard worker, durable and comes across as a team player in interviews.

We know Green-Ellis can get the job done at the around the end zone from his time in New England so expect the veteran to hold some type of role in the Bengals offense through the final two years of his contract.

Green-Ellis will begin the season as the Bengals starter, but expect Bernard to play a change of pace role seeing most of the third down snaps. The good news for Green-Ellis is the Bengals are a very talented young team on both sides of the football and have been a playoff team each of the past two seasons.

That means the game scripts should be steady for Green-Ellis to receive enough carries throughout most games to touch the football at least 15 times a game, with touchdown opportunities.

Having Tyler Eifert on the team forces defenses to honor another weapon in the passing game and it could allow for Green-Ellis to face more six-man fronts this season. Add it up and while you won’t want this veteran as one of your starting running backs, he’s worthy of being a top 30 runner on draft day, and a matchup play flex option.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2013 Projected Stats 205 825 8 10 54 0
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Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm G GS Att Yds TD Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds TD Fmb
2008 23 NWE 9 3 74 275 5 3.7 30.6 8.2 3 37 0 0
2009 24 NWE 12 0 26 114 0 4.4 9.5 2.2 2 11 0 0
2010 25 NWE 16 11 229 1008 13 4.4 63.0 14.3 12 85 0 0
2011 26 NWE 16 6 181 667 11 3.7 41.7 11.3 9 159 0 0
2012 27 CIN 16 15 278 1094 6 3.9 68.4 17.4 22 104 0 3
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To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for BenJarvus Green-Ellis here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.

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Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections

BenJarvus Green-Elis finds himself in an interesting situation as the Bengals cut ties with Cedric Benson and drafted only Boom Herron in the late rounds of the draft. Look for Bernard Scott to be involved, but the team trend over the years is to use one feature back whether it be Benson, Corey Dillon or Rudi Johnson.

Green-Ellis isn’t one of the more gifted tailbacks in the league, but he’s a sure-handed runner in the prime of his career, and capable of carrying the football over 200 times a year.

With the addition of mammoth Wisconsin guard Kevin Zeitler in he first round; the Law Firm should have an easier time finding holes to run through, than Benson had a year ago. Furthermore, with A.J. Green as an established playmaker in the league, Green-Ellis will also have a deep threat in the offense, and that was something New England didn’t have.

If you can sneak Green-Ellis through as a RB3 this summer, consider it solid value as he shouldn’t have competition for work inside the red zone.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 255 994 8 10 73 0

Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

The Patriots finally let BenJarvus Green-Ellis take over the starting job in their back field and the third year pro rewarded them with over 1,000 yards rushing and thirteen touchdowns on the ground. That said, Law Firm as he called by many in fantasy football, may have had his only big year in the pro’s in 2010, as the Patriots drafted Shane Vareen and Stevan Ridley and now New England is back to a cluster f%$# once again.

I can see it all now, as Coach Belichick must have had a Mr. Grinch type grin on his face after draft his two youngsters as he knew it would drive fantasy owners crazy. It just goes to show you that the Patriots and Mike Shanahan teams will always drive you nuts if you care at all for anyone of their running backs.

Look to Green-Ellis as the top runner to select on draft day as he should be the starter coming into the season. Danny Woodhead will be used in passing down situations, as Vareen and Ridley take away valuable carries from Green-Ellis during the season. It is advisable to look to no one in this backfield as a player to start at the beginning of the season on your squad. That said, Green-Ellis will probably hold flex play ADP value coming into your draft, so if you want him he will probably need to be your third runner.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2011 Projected Stats 208 914 9 7 61 0

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