Bengals Injury News: BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Carlos Dunlap Out Vs. Falcons

Aug 10, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) runs with the ball against the New York Jets at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

The Bengals have several key players out tonight vs. Atlanta. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Cincinnati Bengals got bit by the injury bug early this season, with multiple starters banged up in the first game against the New York Jets. Per Cincy Jungle, these are the players ruled out of Thursday's game against Atlanta: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB Bernard Scott, LG Travelle Wharton, DE Carlos Dunlap, DE Robert Geathers, MLB Rey Maualuga, CB Jason Allen, CB Adam Jones, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, CB Shaun Prater and CB Brandon Ghee. S Taylor Mays and LB Thomas Howard are likely to play.

Analysis: Green-Ellis is probably the most fantasy-relevant player on that list. His injury doesn't appear to be serious - foot soreness - but with Scott also sitting out tonight, it gives Cedric Peerman, Dan Herron and Brian Leonard a chance to show something. Cincy's real concern should be on defense, with Dunlap expected to miss a a month and numerous CB injuries hurting an already thin secondary. Avoid this unit in your fantasy draft.

For more on the Bengals, check out Cincy Jungle.

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