It's no secret that the fantasy star in this contest is Bengals' wide receiver AJ Green. Green has been an absolute fantasy beast this season, and has found the end zone in every game since Week 1, making a spectacular catch against the Kansas City Chiefs last week to keep the streak alive. He is the league leader in touchdowns among all wide receivers and it's obvious that he and quarterback Andy Dalton have a special connection going this year. Although quite as dynamic a duo, Carson Palmer and Denarius Moore will have to pick up their game a level after the two connected for just one catch on seven targets in a loss to a normally subpar New Orleans Saints defense last week.
More of an evenly matched dual to keep an eye on in this game can be found at the tight end position, where Brandon Myers has emerged as a real go-to-guy for Palmer particularly in the red zone and Jermaine Gresham also holding his own for Cincy. Myers was targeted 10 times and scored his third touchdown in as many games to go along with a solid 55 yards receiving in Week 11, while Gresham managed six catches for 69 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs and like Myers, also has three scores on the year.
This is one area where the Raiders possess a clear advantage over the Bengals, it would be at the running back position, where Marcel Reece managed 193 total yards on four receptions and 19 carries last week. Although Reece has yet to find the end zone in his only two games of the season, he'll be counted on to lead the Raiders rushing attack as long as Darren MacFadden and Mike Goodson are out with injuries. In sharp contrast, the Bengals' BenJarvus Green-Ellis has 219 total yards in the last three weeks combined, and although he did manage to post his first 100 yard rushing game of the season and a touchdown in Kansas City last week, the Law Firm's average yards per game is just a shade over 63.
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