Bengals vs. Steelers: Fantasy football projections featuring A.J. Green, Mike Wallace, Andy Dalton


We break down the pertinent fantasy projections for the Week 16 matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cincinnati Bengals in a key AFC North showdown. The Steelers are in "must win" mode if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. This is a huge divisional rivalry with lots of interesting fantasy matchups for championship week. In order to help you set the optimal playoff lineup, we've got player projections courtesy of numberFire.

Cincinnati Bengals

Obviously A.J. Green is the big headliner here, but the Steelers have given him problems before. In their last matchup in Week 7, Green was held to one catch for eight yards. Fantasy owners should hope his second bout with Ike Taylor goes better. He also needs more consistent play from Andy Dalton. Dalton has struggled in recent weeks and is a very shaky play in fantasy.

On the flipside, BenJarvus Green-Ellis is red hot right now, with 100+ yards in four of the last five games. He will have tough sledding against the Steelers 5th-ranked run defense, so consider him a RB2 with upside.

Pittsburgh Steelers

The return of Ben Roethlisberger has done wonders for Mike Wallace and his fantasy value. He's racked up 207 yards and two touchdowns since Ben came back from his rib injury. Wallace is back in safe WR2 territory. Ben is healthy and should be a QB1 play this week.

The running game is where things are less certain. Jonathan Dwyer remains the starter, but he's been plodding recently, with just 2.9 YPC over the last four games. I can't recommend starting him.

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