2020 Bengals Stats

 

Total Offense: 5,116 yards (29th)

Offensive Touchdowns: 33 (30th)

Offensive Plays Per Game: 65 (13th)

Total Points: 311 (29th)

Rush Attempts: 411 (T-17th)

Pass Attempts: 581 (14th)

Run/Pass Split: Run 39.52% / Pass 60.48%

Unaccounted for Targets: 143

Unaccounted for Carries: 241

 

Projected Win Total

 

The Bengals over/under for wins is currently at 6.5 going into the season. The Bengals are coming into an important developmental season for Joe Burrow. They made a big mistake in the draft by selecting wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase instead of bolstering their weak offensive line. Burrow was injured last year because of the offensive line and Cleveland hasn’t fixed that issue. While Burrow is ready to go, without a decent line he is at risk again. The Bengals aren’t yet ready to win and in the ultra-competitive AFC North, they will not reach their 6.5 over/under.

 

Bengals Fantasy Strength of Schedule 

 

SOS is measured by calculating the fantasy points allowed by each team’s opponents to determine who has the easiest and most difficult fantasy schedules (rank #1 has the easiest schedule).

 

QB: 20th

RB: 19th

WR: 22nd

TE: 28th

 

Bengals Fantasy Passing Game

 

QB: Joe Burrow, Brandon Allen

WR: Tyler Boyd, Trenton Irwin,  Auden Tate 

WR: Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, Riley Lees, Stanley Morgan

TE: Drew Sample, C.J. Uzomah, Mason Schreck

 

The Bengals have a lot of intriguing players on their offense. Joe Burrow was very impressive as a rookie before he got injured. Ja’Marr Chase will try to be Burrow’s top target and Chase could have a strong rookie season. 

 

Contrary to public opinion Tyler Boyd is not a top receiver. He excelled with A.J. Green, but those days are gone. Back in the day, defenses rolled the coverage to Green which allowed Boyd to consistently get favorable matchups. Without Green, defenses started rolling the coverage to Boyd and Boyd hasn’t been able to produce. Boyd is a capable number two receiver, but because he isn’t paired with a great receiver, he won’t have a great year.

 

The key to any Bengals player will be to wait and see. Boyd, Sample, and Chase could be an intriguing flex but it will likely be a matchup by matchup decision. Worth a late-round pick? Yes.

 

Bengals Fantasy Running Game

 

RB: Joe Mixon , Samaje Perine, Trayveon Williams

2020 Offensive Line Rank: 31st

 

Joe Mixon is one of the most talented running backs in the NFL. The rest of the offense is holding Mixon back. The Bengals are rarely in a situation where they want to run the ball a lot in the second half of games. Mixon is also running behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league. 

 

Mixon will get targets out of the backfield. He’s a good pass catcher and he didn’t get enough attention last year. Zac Taylor will rectify that mistake and use Mixon more. Mixon could be a star, but being on a weak team does turn him into a risk.