Four Bengals Starters Leave Game With Injuries: Fantasy Implications

GEORGETOWN KY - JULY 31: Rey Maualuga #58 of the Cincinnati Bengals is pictured during the Bengals training camp at Georgetown College on July 31 2010 in Georgetown Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Bengals had four starters all struck down with injuries in their preseason opener. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

The Cincinnati Bengals' preseason opener versus the New York Jets has been riddled with injuries. In the first quarter alone LG Travelle Wharton was carted off with a knee injury, MLB Rey Maualuga was helped off the field with another knee injury and DE Carlos Dunlap left with yet another knee injury. Later in the 2nd quarter, S Taylor Mays left after taking a hit to the head. None of the four are expected to play again tonight.

Analysis: It's too early to gauge the severity of these injuries - Wharton helped himself onto the cart and Dunlap walked off under his own power - but it never bodes well when a team suffers this many injuries in such a short span of time, particularly in the preseason, where avoiding injuries is one of the biggest goals. We will keep you posted as more news comes in.

For more on the Bengals, check out Cincy Jungle.

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