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2011 Fantasy Football Outlook: The Bengals brought Cedric Benson back to be the teams feature running back with Bernard Scott likely to help out on third downs. While the Bengals will be one of the worst teams in football, Benson still has some value as a top thirty option for fantasy leagues. That said, it’s advisable that you look to other options when rounding out your squad, as the Bengals offense is sure to have some pitiful stretches, were the find themselves out of games, before Benson has a chance to produce.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2011 Projected Stats 291 1,031 6 19 114 0
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Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm G GS Att Yds TD Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD R/G Y/G YScm Fmb
2005 23 CHI 9 1 67 272 0 4.1 30.2 7.4 1 3 3.0 0 0.1 0.3 275 1
2006 24 CHI 15 0 157 647 6 4.1 43.1 10.5 8 54 6.8 0 0.5 3.6 701 0
2007 25 CHI 11 11 196 674 4 3.4 61.3 17.8 17 123 7.2 0 1.5 11.2 797 3
2008 26 CIN 12 10 214 747 2 3.5 62.3 17.8 20 185 9.3 0 1.7 15.4 932 2
2009 27 CIN 13 13 301 1251 6 4.2 96.2 23.2 17 111 6.5 0 1.3 8.5 1362 1
2010 28 CIN 16 16 321 1111 7 3.5 69.4 20.1 28 178 6.4 1 1.8 11.1 1289 7
2011 29 CIN 15 15 273 1067 6 3.9 71.1 18.2 15 82 5.5 0 1.0 5.5 1149 5
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

The Bengals brought Cedric Benson back to be the teams feature running back with Bernard Scott likely to help out on third downs. While the Bengals will be one of the worst teams in football, Benson still has some value as a top thirty option for fantasy leagues. That said, it’s advisable that you look to other options when rounding out your squad, as the Bengals offense is sure to have some pitiful stretches, were the find themselves out of games, before Benson has a chance to produce.

Rushing Stats Receiving Stats
Attempts Yards TD Rec Yards TD
2011 Projected Stats 291 1,031 6 19 114 0

2011 June

While Cedric Benson is likely to be a free agent, odds are that he will re-sign with the Bengals to be their starting running back once again. Benson struggled last season (3.5 yard per carry average) as Cincinnati clearly wasn’t good enough to make a Super Bowl run or even play respectable football for most of the season. If Carson Palmer gets his wish and leaves via trade, Benson’s fantasy value would go down because the team will be going with a less talented option to run the offense. Don’t look to Benson as anything more than a forth running back to stash on your bench for matchup starts or to fill in for an injury.

2010 Preview

Cedric Benson rejuvenated his career last season and is geared for solid production in 2010. Look for Benson to be a very reliable No.2 running back for your fantasy team.

2010 Fantasy Football Outlook

2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Cedric Benson was thought to be a bust until he flashed a small sign of hope as the Bengals starting tailback to finish the 2008 season. By OTA’s of last year it was apparent that the Bengals were committed to making Benson the feature running back for the team and would have a chance to start every week.

Benson made the most of his opportunities as he carved up almost every 3 – 4 style defense he saw in his path. Maybe Benson’s final stamp on saving his career was when he carried the football 37 times for 189 yards and a touchdown against his old team the Bears.

For the season, Benson ran hard and always seemed to pick up an extra yard or two before he fell to the ground. It was this spirited effort that made Benson a favorite of mine as I had hoped to see this from him coming out of Texas.

Audio: RB Cedric Benson | 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings

2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Benson will still have to face the Steelers and Ravens twice a season, but he did rush for over 100 yards both times he faced the Ravens. It’s hard enough to run over 100 yards against that team once in a career let alone do it two times in one season. I will have to check the record books but that might be the first time any runner has ever done that since Ray Lewis has been with the team.

Expect all teams in division to be stronger this year, but as I noted earlier the Bengals tend to run well against 3 -4 style defenses. Seeing that all three teams in their division play that style, they are used to playing it regularly.

Benson should go over 1,200 yards rushing this season, and I fully expect his touchdown numbers to reach ten plus. Rudi Johnson was a solid runner against this division and for a good stretch, he pounded double digit touchdowns most years. If Johnson could do it than I believe a focused Benson can as well.

Look for the addition of Antonio Bryant to help Benson as defense will have to respect the passing game more. First round pick tight end Jermaine Gresham also should be eased into the offense and he is another receiving threat.

Assets

- Feature Back

- Will Get Goal Line Opportunities

- Good Offense

- Solid Against Good 3 -4 Run Defenses

Liabilities

- Only One Good Year

- Not Used Much In Passing Game

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