Bengals not resting starters Sunday, leaving key fantasy options open

The Bengals do not plan to rest their starters in Week 17. We break down the fantasy implications.

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis will not be resting his starters against the Baltimore Ravens in the regular season finale. The Bengals clinched a playoff spot and the AFC North is out of reach, but Lewis isn't stepping on the brakes:

"I think it's important for our team to play well. We are going to play to win the football game." Lewis is still looking for his first playoff win with Cincinnati.

Fantasy Impact: The Bengals rested their starters back in 2005 and 2009, and both teams were one-and-done in the playoffs. Lewis isn't making that mistake again

If your fantasy league plays in Week 17, this makes lineup strategies more straightforward. Start A.J. Green, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Andy Dalton and the Cincy D/ST as you normally would.

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