A.J. Green Solid In Week 1, Still A Reliable Fantasy Option

Aug 30, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) watches from the sidelines during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeated Cincinnati 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green hauled in five passes for 70 yards in the team's season-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens. We break down the fantasy implications.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green hauled in five passes for 70 yards in the team's season-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Green was Andy Dalton's top option for most of the night, but the Ravens defense suffocated the Bengals' attack all night long. Dalton was a bit overmatched, and Cincy's offense line was unable to keep the Ravens out of the backfield. Green should provide steady production due to his high volume of targets.

Fantasy Impact: A.J. Green was drafted to be a No. 1 wide receiver by many fantasy owners this season, but Andy Dalton could limit his upside this year. Green is as talented as they come and should develop into an elite wide receiver, but will Dalton develop along with him? Easier pass defenses are ahead for the Bengals, so it's no time to panic. Green should be consistent throughout 2012.

For more on the Bengals, head over to the SB Nation blog Cincy Jungle. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8pm ET Monday through Friday and 8am to 1pm on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

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