Carlos Dunlap Expects To Make 2012 Debut In Week 3: Fantasy Implications

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 16: Carlos Dunlap #96 of the Cincinnati Bengals returns a fumble for a touchdown during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Colts 27-17. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap looks to make his 2012 regular season debut this weekend. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (knee) practiced this week and is expected to make his 2012 regular season debut this weekend, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. The Bengals are set to play the Washington Redskins in Week 3, and Dunlap's return will be a huge boost to their defensive unit. With a mobile Robert Griffin III running around, expect this Bengals front seven to be getting after it.

Fantasy Analysis: The Cincinnati Bengals defense was a top-performing unit in 2011, and it started up front. Dunlap is part of an effective 4-3 unit that can pressure and force quarterbacks to make mistakes. In league's with individual defensive players, Dunlap is worth a spot as he is a threat to get sacks. The defense as a whole should be performing better, so monitor their status and don't hesitate to start them if you like how their stats are trending.

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