2013 Fantasy Outlook: A.J. Green
A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | WR
2013 Experience: 3rd Season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: It will be interesting to see if Andy Dalton can develop his arm-strength this off-season, as the Bengals want to utilize Green’s down field abilities more.
In fantasy circles we talk about a receivers third season being a possible breakout year, but for Green he’s already had two terrific seasons and last year he proved he was one of the elite at his position. What can be said about a player as good as this guy other than he’s worthy of taking off the board as early as the first round of your fantasy draft.
If Dalton can get the football to Green via the deep ball it will open a whole new dimension to the Bengals offense and to the fantasy upside of Green’s fantasy stock. The Bengals have a bright future as long as they hold onto most of the talent they’ve accumulated and Green sets the table for the rest of the offense.
A special player and an All Pro producer on the field, you should feel good if Green is at the top of your receiving corps in redraft leagues. If you own him in dynasty leagues and someone should send you an offer to trade for him, ask and demand the world in return because he’s worth that much.
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2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auctions
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for A.J. Green here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
So much for a rookie receiver struggling . A.J. Green was everything we hoped for coming out of Georgia, as he played like a skilled veteran instantly.
With the progression of Andy Dalton and Jay Gruden calling the plays, I have no problem with ranking Green as a legit top ten receiver.
Even last year Greg Cosell noted (start time 22:26) Green has, “Randy Moss potential,” furthermore saying Green is, “the complete package and hes’ only going to get better.”
Maybe Green won’t be as good as Moss in terms of a big-play threat, but he’s close. However, in Green you don’t have to worry about him being a drama queen and he’s a much more polished receiver than Moss ever was.
Look to Green as a worthy addition on your squad as early as the third round of the draft. In dynasty leagues, it’s hard to see Green falling outside the top three or four receivers, if your starting a league from scratch.
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
The Bengals are starting over on offense, but we don’t know for sure if A.J. Green will have Carson Palmer or Andy Dalton starting at quarterback. Obviously Green’s fantasy value will get a boost if Palmer does come back but the veteran has more than expressed his displeasure with the Bengals, and that he wants to be traded.
Veteran receiver Chad Ochocinco is all but gone from the team this year so youngsters like A.J. Green and Jordan Shipley will need to pick up the production left behind. If Palmer does comeback, Green makes for an interesting late round selection and while I believe he will still be drafted if Dalton is his quarterback, I don’t believe he will be a viable option in that situation.
For dynasty leagues, I have Julio Jones as the better receiver to own because he has a young rising star quarterback in Matt Ryan that will get him the football, right away. For Green, if Dalton turns out to be a bust it could take a few years before this talented receiver gets to show what he can do with a respectable quarterback under center.
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